CDS II 2015 Exam Pattern & Syllabus – Union Public Service Commission has specified Exam Pattern & Syllabus of CDS II 2015 for the candidates looking to appear in the written exam for Defence jobs. The candidates looking to get admission in IMA, INA and IAF will have to solve the test paper carrying a total of 300 in 6 hours and the candidates looking for admission in OTA will have to solve the test paper carrying a total of 200 marks in 4 hours.

As per 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.

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Check below Exam Pattern of CDS II 2015:


For admission to IMA, INA and IAF:

Subject

Duration (hours)

Maximum Marks

English

2

100

General Knowledge

2

100

Elementary Mathematics

2

100

For admission to OTA:

Subject

Duration (hours)

Maximum Marks

English

2

100

General Knowledge

2

100

Click here to download below Syllabus of CDS II 2015:

 

Questions in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level and other papers will be based on Graduation standard, according to CDS II 2015 Exam Pattern. For every wrong answer marked in the answer-sheet, one third of the mark will be deducted. The question papers will be available in both English and Hindi languages.

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Questions related to CDS

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do girls get officers rank through OTA in CDS.

Saisrinandan Ch 7th Apr, 2020

Hello,

Through CDS exam, both men and women cadets are recruited for the rank of Officer only.

But women candidates get Short Service Commission after clearing the exam, SSB and Medicals.

For applications and more details, you can login to official website of Indian Army.

Link: https://joinindianarmy.nic.in/entry-schemes-women.htm

Hope this helps

Thanks.

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mam/sir I am girl also an arts student. mam am I able to give cds after ba bed integrated course.

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 7th Apr, 2020
Hello
,
You can only apply for OTA as females are allowed to appear for this exam only,its eligibility is graduation in any discipline from a recognized University and age limit is 19 to 25 years.

You can also visit our page at https://www.google.com/amp/s/competition.careers360.com/articles/cds-eligibility-criteria/amp to know more details regarding this.
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can i do cds after graduation in B.sc biotech?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 6th Apr, 2020
In CDS, for IMA and INA a degree of a recognized university or equivalent is required. Also your age should be within 24 years. Thus makes you eligible.
For Air Force Academy, degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering is required.
For Officer's Training Academy-Men, a degree of a recognized University or equivalent is required. Also age must be within 25 years.
You can check the detailed criteria here-
http://competition.careers360.com/articles/cds-eligibility-criteria
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sir im in final year .. i scored 52% with maths stream.. im sc caregioury female candidiate can i apply for CDS exam for air force in flying branch . plz reply.. n im 22 yr old..

Sharon Rose Student Expert 5th Apr, 2020

Hello,

Through CDS female are eligible to eligible for Officer's Training Academy (OTA) only.Women candidates are not eligible for AFA, INA and IMA through CDS.However, if you wish you join in Indian Air Force in Flying Branch the you must appear in AFCAT.The eligibility criteria is that a candidate must have passed three years graduation in any discipline with atleast 60% aggregate or 4 year B.E/B.tech with atleast 60% aggregate from a recognized board or university.Must have passed 10+2 with Mathematics and Physics with atleast 60% aggregate.Age limit is 20-24 years.Candidates in final year are also eligible to apply but they must fulfill the eligibility criteria.

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I am currently in 2nd semester of btech in 2020 and my date of birth is 10th July 1999.How many attempts do I have for cds? When can I apply?

Hrisheekesh Singh 4th Apr, 2020

Hi Aayush,

As per the latest eligibility criteria of CDS 2020, the candidates between 20 to 24 years are eligible to give this exam.

You are 21 now and you are going to be of 24 years on 11 July 2023 so you are eligible for the respective exam in each and every course ranging from IMA to OTA.

You have total 4 attempts remaining.

Feel free to ask doubts in the Comment Section.

You may refer to this article for more information about CDS 2020 Eligibility criteria.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!

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