CDS Selection Process 2019 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has prescribed the selection process of CDS II 2019 examination in its notification. CDS Selection Process 2019 has two stages - written exam and SSB interview. In the first stage - CDS II written exam, candidates have to take three papers for admission in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force and two papers for admission in Officers’ Training Academy. In the second stage of the selection process of CDS II, candidates will have to appear in SSB interview which will test their intelligence, personality and psychological aptitude. Candidates have to qualify both stages of CDS 2019 selection process in order to pass CDS II 2019. Read the article below to know more about CDS selection process 2019. CDS exam is conducted by UPSC for admission, training and recruitment as commissioned officers in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. On qualifying exam, candidates will have to go through training in Indian Military Academy (IMA Dehradun), Indian Naval Academy (INA Ezhimala), Air Force Academy (Hyderabad), and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA Chennai). CDS II 2019 is scheduled to be conducted on September 8.
Name of exam
Combined Defence Services
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Mode of exam
Stages of exam
CDS II application dates
June 12 to July 8, 2019
Admit card of CDS II, 2019
August 19, 2019
CDS II exam date
September 8, 2019
CDS result 2019
Two stages of the selection process of CDS II 2019 are explained below in detail.
The first stage of CDS selection process is written exam which comprises three papers - English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics for admission in Military, Naval and Air Force Academy. For admission in Officers’ Training Academy, candidates have to appear for just two papers English and General Knowledge. All the questions asked in CDS II written exam are objective in nature. Candidates will be given 2 hours time to take each paper. As per CDS selection process 2019, candidates will be called for SSB Interview on qualifying the written examination. The result of CDS II or merit list will have the names of candidates who have secured the minimum qualifying marks as per the commission.
The second stage of CDS II selection process is SSB interview. SSB Interview for CDS selection process 2019 will be conducted for 5 days to test the candidates intelligence, personality and more. These tests will be conducted in two stages. Candidates can only appear for Stage II tests if they qualify in Stage I tests. The qualifying candidates of SSB interview will be eligible for admission to the forces and OTA. Day-wise test schedule is given in the table below.
Psychological Aptitude Test - Includes Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests such as Picture Perception and Description Test (PP & DT).
Intelligence Test - Includes Psych Test, Group Testing Officer tasks & Conference.
Reporting, Filling of forms, Picture Perception and Description Test (PPDT)
Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), Self Description Test (SD), Situation Reaction Test (SRT), Word Association Test (WAT)
Group Testing Officers’ Tasks (GTO) that include Group Discussion (GD), Group Planning Exercise (GPE), Half Group Task (HGT), Progressive Group Task (PGT) & Individual Obstacle Task (IOT).
Individual Obstacle Task (IOT), Command Task, Final Group Task (FGT), Personal Interview and Individual Lecturette
Conference and Document Verification
After clearing SSB interview, candidates will have to go through a medical examination conducted by a Special Medical Board (SMB). Medical examination may last up to 4 to 6 days.
A final merit list will be prepared for candidates who have cleared both written examination and SSB Interview.
Fixed Stipend for Cadet Training
Stipend during the entire duration of training in Service academies
56,100 – 1,77,500
Level 10 B
6,94,00 – 2,07,200
1,21,200 – 2,12400
Lieutenant General HAG Scale
1, 82, 200-2,24,100
2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)
Candidates will have to secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in Written Examination and SSB Interview as fixed by the Commission and Service Selection Board respectively.
Final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the written examination and SSB interview.
Candidates who qualify the SSB Interview have to submit photocopies of Matriculation certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth and Bachelor's Degree/ Provisional Degree along with mark sheets of all the years/ semesters in support of educational qualification.
CDS Result 2020 - UPSC to release CDS 2020 results for prelims exam on upsc.gov.in. Know how to d...
CDS Admit Card 2020 is released on January 9 in online mode at upsconline.nic.in. Candidates can ...
CDS 2020 - UPSC has released CDS admit card 2020 on January 9. Check CDS admit card, exam dates, ...
CDS Eligibility Criteria 2020 - The eligibility criteria of UPSC CDS I is released along with the...
CDS Exam Dates 2020 - UPSC has released the CDS Exam Dates 2020. Candidates can go through the ap...
Hope you are doing great.
In CDS exam ,girls can only go for OTA(officers training academy) and the exam pattern is slightly different as per other academies.
It has only two papers that of general knowledge and general English.
For general knowledge you should be well prepared about current affairs and read 6-12 class ncert books thoroughly for history , geography , science etc. You can also go for internet for general knowledge along with also focus on basic GK like first in the world , famous books and authors etc.
For English, practice is the key to success. Have a good book of objective English like Arihant and read newspaper daily and improve you vocabulary.
Solve previous years questions as well.
It includes the same GK and English followed by numerical ability and reasoning questions as well.
You should again go for basics in mathematics upto class 12 and try to learn more tricks and shortcuts and for reasoning , follow a good book of reasoning ability and be more focused and concentrated while solving these questions.
Hope it helps.
Girl candidates who want to join IAF have 2 possible ways. AFCAT and non AFCAT entry. AFCAT is an entrance exam conducted twice a year. If you clear this exam, then you will be called for SSB Interview and then you can choose your own branches.
There are various kinds branch in IAF(Indian air force) like technical, flying and ground. each branch has its own Eligibility and qualification criteria... As you haven't mentioned any kind of branch, let me tell you about these core branches
Flying branch: age should be in between 19 to 23.You should be a graduate in any stream with aggregate of 60% marks and you should have studied Maths and Physics in your 12th and have passed with 60% marks. Or BE or B.Tech with 60% marks is also accepted.
Technical branch: There are 2 types of technical services under technical branch. Both of them need the same criteria of 18-28yeats.First one is Aeronautical Engineer which is mechanical service. Second one is Aeronautical Engineer which is electrical service.
Ground duty branch: There are 3 types of services in Ground duty branches.
Administration and Logistics: Age should be between 20-23 years for Graduates. You should be a Graduate or a Post Graduate in any discipline with atleast 60% marks.
Education: Age should be 20-25 years for Post Graduates and you should be a Post Graduate in any stream with 50% marks.
Accounts: 20-27 for M.Ed, Ph. D, CA, ICWA. Bachelors degree or Masters degree in Commerce. If you have Bachelor's degree then you should have 60% marks and if you have PG degree, then you should have 60% marks.
Through Non AFCAT entry, there are CDSE and FTS. For meteorology branch, age should be between 20-25 years and for Phd students, age should be 27 years. Students should have post graduate degree in any science stream.
There is also NCC Special Entry Indian Air Force. Age should be 20-24 years. You should be a graduate in any stream with aggregate of 60% marks and you should have studied Maths and Physics in your 12th and have passed with 60% marks. Or BE or B.Tech with 60% marks is also accepted
see open university student who have completed their graduation in any discipline may appear in cds exam.
you have not mention your graduation course or stream. if you dont belongs to bachelor in electrical engineering or bachelor courses in physics or mathematics you may apply for below mention post,
Indian Military Academy
Officers’ Training Academy (OTA)
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course)
Here are the eligibility criteria for CDS exam
Hope this will help you.
All the best, Thank you
The educational qualification for eligibility to Central defense service exam that is CDS exam is
The candidate should be graduate or appearing in the final year of the same is eligible to apply for CDS exam.
So if you are in final year of your graduation you can apply to this exam.
Your CDS brochure has been successfully mailed to your registered email id .
The Question containing Inaapropriate or Abusive Words
Question lacks the basic details making it difficult to answer
Topic Tagged to the Question are not relevant to Question
Question drives traffic to external sites for promotional or commercial purposes
The Question is not relevant to User
Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile