CDS Syllabus 2021
- Combined Defence Services Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). UPSC is also responsible for prescribing the official CDS syllabus for the CDS written exam. The official UPSC CDS syllabus 2021 is released by the Commission along with the official
notification. The CDS notification contains the detailed syllabus for all the subjects asked in the
. The prescribed syllabus for CDS 2021 helps candidates in better understanding the type of questions asked in the examination and the
CDS 2021 exam pattern
. To know more about the CDS syllabus 2021 read the article below.
CDS 2 result 2019
has been released on November 2 at the official website.
CDS 2021 application form
CDS notification 2021
has been released on October 28.
CDS 02/2020 admit card
has been released on October 15, by UPSC on its official website.
The Combined Defence Services exam has two written papers for OTA course and three written papers for other courses. The subjects from which the questions are framed in the CDS exam are mathematics, english and general knowledge. English and general knowledge questions asked in both the CDS OTA and CDS IMA/ INA/ AFA courses. CDS IMA/ INA/ AFA course has one extra subject that is mathematics. The questions asked in the CDS exam are of 10th and 12th standard. For more details on the CDS written exam syllabus candidates can check the table below:
CDS syllabus for written exam
Mean, Median & Mode
Time, speed & Distance
Profit & Loss
Time & Work
Ordering of Sentence
Ordering of words in a sentence
Fill in the blanks
Idioms & Phrases, etc.
Indian & world economics
Current Affairs - national & international
Defence related Award
The CDS exam pattern 2021 is also prescribed by the Union Public Service Commission. As per the official CDS notification the CDS written exam is objective type in nature i.e MCQ. CDS OTA exam has two papers whereas CDS IMA/ INA/ AFA has three papers. There is negative marking for every wrong answer. For more details on the
CDS exam pattern 2021
check the tables below.
CDS OTA exam pattern
CDS IMA/ INA/ AFA exam pattern
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CDS written for both the courses i.e. OTA and IMA, INA & AFA are conducted in offline mode.
CDS 1 application form 2021 is going to be released on October 28, 2020 on the UPSC official website - www.upsc.gov.in.
CDS OTA exam has two papers whereas CDS IMA, INA & AFA has three papers.
Minimum education qualification required to be eligible for the CDS exam is graduation.
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The Age Eligibility Criteria for CDS Exam such as Indian Military Academy, Air Force Academy and Naval Academy is from 19 to 24 years. For Officer's Training Academy, it is 19 to 25 years. So, on the whole, you can apply for CDS Exam because you satisfy their Age Eligibility Criteria.
All the best!
Hope you are doing good.
The National Defence Academy (NDA) and the Combined Defence Services (CDS), both are exams conducted by the UPSC to join The Triservice in India.
Below I have mentioned some differences between both the exams:
Male and Female
Duration of Training
18 months for IMA Cadets
37-40 months for Navy Officers
74 months for Air Force Officers
Hope this helps
Combined Defence Services is conducted twice a year by UPSC.Age limit is as follows
Indian Military Academy 19-24yrs
Indian Naval Academy 19-22yrs
Air Force Academy 19-23 yrs
Officers Training Academy -19-25 yrs
You are eligible for officers training academy. For officers training academy the candidate born not earlier than 2nd july 1995 and born not later than 1st july 2001 is preferred.
Go through the details regrading the eligibility criteria before application.
The minimum age for joining to any of the forces coming under CDS is 19 years and the maximum age is 25 years for OTA and 24 Years for IMA, AFA, INA. So, in 2023, you will complete your 22 years So, you are very much eligible to write the CDS examination in 2023. Read more here:
Each and every exam for job prospectus or graduation is difficult. Depending on your interest and the career you wish to pursue. If you wish to go in Civil Services then UPSC, if you wish to be in research and sciences then ISRO Exam is the way to go, AFCAT is for Commissioned Officers in Flying, Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branches.
These all are somewhat mutually exclusive, that means if you prepare for one you might not have enough time or interest for the other. Incase you have a specific query about one of these exams. Please feel free to comment.
Best of Luck
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