CDS II 2015
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CDS II 2015 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced to conduct the common entrance exam – CDS II 2015 on November 1 – for Graduation level pass and appearing candidates who are looking to join the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force wings of Combined Defence Services. The CDS exam is conducted twice a year. CDS II 2015 will be conducted on November 1to fill as many as 464 CDS vacancies including 200 for Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, 45 for Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, 32 for Air Force Academy, Hyderabad, 175 for Officers Training Academy, Chennai (for men), and 11 for Officers Training Academy, Chennai (for women).


Exam Name: Combined Defence Services Examination

Commonly Known As: CDS

Exam Type: National


Exam Category: Graduation


Conducting Body: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)


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CDS II 2015 Selection Process – Aspirants have to qualify the written exam to be able to be called for SSB round, which includes intelligence and personality test (including psychological aptitude). Based on the performance at the SSB, final selection is made in order of merit, subject to medical fitness and suitability.


CDS II 2015 Application Form – CDS II 2015 Application Form was available online from July 25 to August 14, 2015. CDS II 2015 application fee was of Rs 200, which could be paid either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

Note: Female/SC/ST candidates are exempted from payment of fee.


CDS II 2015 Eligibility Criteria – To be eligible for applying for admission in the Defence job courses, candidates must be the citizen of India, and are appearing or have qualified a Graduation level exam.


Age limit and gender for the candidates under CDS II 2015 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aspirant must be an unmarried male

  • Born between July 2, 1992 and July 1, 1997

Educational qualification for the candidates under CDS 2014 Eligibility Criteria:

  • For IMA and OTA - Degree from a recognized university or equivalent

  • For INA - Degree in Engineering from a recognized University or Institution

  • For IFA - Degree of a recognized university (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering

CDS II 2015 Important DatesUPSC has announced the important dates of CDS II. Candidates must note them carefully, so that they do not miss out any important event regarding the recruitment process. CDS II 2015 Important Dates are given below:

  • Last date of CDS II 2015 Application Form - August 14, 2015

  • Written exam for CDS II 2015 - November 1, 2015

  • Admit Card of CDS II - October 9, 2015

  • Result of CDS II - December

CDS II 2015 Exam Pattern – For admission to Military, Naval and Air Force Academy, the candidates are evaluated in English, General Knowledge (GK) and Elementary Mathematics, each paper of 2 hours duration and 100 marks each. For admission to Officers Training Academy the candidates are tested in a similar manner as explained above except that they are exempted from taking Elementary Mathematics test. Check more about Exam Pattern of CDS II 2015 below:


As described in CDS II 2014 Exam Pattern, Elementary Mathematics paper will be of Matriculation level and questions in other papers will be based on Graduation standard.


CDS II 2015 Admit Card – The UPSC will make available Admit Card of CDS II written exam for downloading tentatively in October. Candidates without their admit card will not be allowed in the examination hall. They must retain their admit card safe with them throughout the recruitment process. The admit card will be available online for downloading and will not be sent to any candidate by any other way.


CDS II 2015 Result – UPSC will announce the Result of CDS II written exam tentatively in third week of December. Once the result is declared, the shortlisted candidates will be called for SSB Interview round. To be able to get admission to defence job courses, candidates have to qualify the SSB interview round.


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Explain CDS ,how can I pass the examination and what kind of job or scopes in the CDS ?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) conducts Combined Defense Services (CDS) Examination twice a year for the recruitment of candidates to transform into officers in different branches of Indian armed forces.

You can read more about it here:

Hope this helps. thank you.

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Sir, I am a final year degree student and i have back papers to complete. Can i still write the CDS exam?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th Nov, 2019

Shilpa, Final year Graduation Candidates who are between 20-24 years can appear for CDS entrance examination. You should just complete all your back logs and your course at the time of counselling and admission. For more information on Physical, Visual standards for the exam, please visit our page at:


Does IIT Delhi is better option for aerospace engineering than other IITs ,if wanted to join IAF through CDS ?

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019
Hello Rohit,
IIT D is one of the best Institute of India and among IITs. So there study and faculties are very good. You may have a great career there. You should take admission and start your journey to go into Airforce.
Good luck

which books are best for cds and afcat?

Apoorva Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

Hello dear student,

I would suggest you to buy a general knowledge book which is that will help you with the GK questions. And then you should buy a book of reasoning and aptitude pictures that will help you to improve your aptitude questions. Why you asking for a book then I would like to recommend you pathfinder CDS it is one of the best books you can and have for the preparation. While for afcat you can buy Aarihant's afcat book for preparation. I hope this was helpful to you.

Best wishes

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