CDS (I) 2015
Apratim Chatterjee, 05 Dec 2015, #CDS

CDS (I) 2015- Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) shall be conducting Combined Defence Services Examination (I) 2015. Combined Defence Services Examination (I) is a competitive exam conducted for admissions to various courses including IMA Dehradun, INA Ezhimala, Air Force Academy Hyderabad and OTA Chennai.

CDS (I) 2015 is scheduled to be held on February 15, 2015.

Exam – Combined Defence Services (I)


Commonly known as – CDS (I) 2015


Exam Type – National


Exam Category – UG


Conducting Authority – UPSC


Exam Fees – Rs. 200


For any queries, doubts and suggestions, call CDS (I) 2015 Premium Helpline @ 011-40360360


CDS (I) 2015 Eligibility Criteria – Applicants should be considered eligible to appear in Combined Defence Services (CDS (I)) 2014, if they have passed Graduation (10+2+3 examination) or equivalent from a recognized institute.

Candidates need to note that the eligibility criteria for each course of CDS (I) shall differ from one other.


CDS (I) 2015 Application Form – The application form for CDS (I) 2015 are available from November 8 till December 12, 2014. Candidates applying for CDS (I) 2015 need to fill in the online application in two registration parts. While in Part I of registration, they need to fill in their essential details including name, father’s name, educational qualification, date of birth, etc, in the second part of registration, they have to upload their photograph and signature after depositing the application fee.


CDS (I) 2015 Online Application Form Link –


CDS (I) 2015 Admit Card – Candidates will be able to download CDS (I) 2015 Admit Card tentatively three weeks before the scheduled date of exam. Candidates will have take a print out of the admit card and carry it in the exam centre along with a proof of identity. No candidate shall be allowed to appear in the exam without a valid CDS (I) 2015 admit card.


CDS (I) 2015 Exam Pattern – Candidates appearing in CDS (I) 2015 Exam for IMA, INA and Air Force Academy will have three question papers comprising objective type questions of 100 marks each and those for OTA will have to appear for two papers of 10 marks each. The objective type questions shall cover three different papers including English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. OTA candidates will not have to appear for Elementary Mathematics paper. The questions will be in English medium.


Duration of the examination – 6 hours for IMA, INA and Air Force Academy and 4 hours for OTA (2 hours each for every paper)


Total marks for CDS (I) 2015 – 300 marks for IMA, INA and Air Force Academy and 200 marks for OTA


Marking Scheme – Negative Marking is applicable for every incorrect response. One-third (1/3) shall be deducted.


For IMA, INA and Air Force Academy –

Subject Areas


Marks Allotted


2 Hours


General Knowledge

2 Hours


Elementary Mathematics

2 Hours



6 Hours


For OTA –

Subject Areas


Marks Allotted


2 Hours


General Knowledge

2 Hours



4 Hours


CDS (I) 2015 Result – UPSC has declared CDS (I) 2015 Final Result for the successful candidates. The candidates who qualify CDS (I) 2015 are invited for Services Selection Board (SSB) Interview. The candidates who qualify CDS (I) 2015 SSB Interview are declared finally selected for CDS (I) 2015 various courses.

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Can I appear and write CDS OTA EXAM at my 25 years of age. Now iam 23 year old, iam concentrating only on Cds OTA, so please let me know, still how attempts I will having to write CDS OTA exam. my date of birth is 17-09-1996 please guide me in this

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019

Yes, the age limit for OTA for male candidates is between 19-25, in addition to this a graduate degree is mandatory from a recognized university as you must be aware of.

You can go through the following link to know more details regarding this-

Can a hotel management graduate can apply for the CDS Exam.

Yash Dev Student Expert 13th Oct, 2019
Hello student yes any graduate student or final year student can apply for cds exam as eligibility criteria says graduate from any field can apply for it.
But for navy engineering is mandatory and for airforce academy its mandatory to pass class 12 with Physics Chemistry and mathematics.

The candidates will be provided admission to INA, IMA, Air Force Academy, and Officers Training Academy through Written Examination, Personality Test and Interview.

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt
Good luck

can you give me full details of OTA(CDS),age, merits,exam etc...

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 9th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

officer training academy CDSOTA is conducted in pen and paper mood. syllabus is consist of only english and general awareness. questions are in multiple choice type. totsl 240 questions need to answer, also there is negative marking.  age shold be between 19-25. you can follow below mention books for your preparation.

Combined CDS (OTA) Book   , DDE – Defence Direct Education

Pathfinder CDS   by Arihant Experts

Lets Crack CDS Exam   by SSBCrack


which course is best for CDS exam for girls after 12 class (PCM)????

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 9th Oct, 2019


When it comes to CDS, girls are only eligible for OTA  and the only eligibility is graduation in any stream from a recognized university, there's no specific aggregate required here, so whatever you wish to pursue you can, wherever your interest lies. There's no hard and fast rule if you're asking regarding choice of course specifically for CDS.

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