What is CDS?

The Combined Defence Services Examination commonly known as CDS is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Indian Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective academies after they are selected by t..Read More

CDS Application Details

  • The application form of CDS can be submitted online from UPSC website
  • Candidate should read the instructions carefully before making any entry or selecting options
  • Candidate should supply all the required details while filling up the online form. Mandatory fields are marked with * (asterisk) sign
  • The filling of online application contains two parts
  • In Part I registration, candidate will have to fill basic information. On submission of details, candidate will have to cross check the details and make correction, if any, in the application form
  • Part-II Registration consists of filling up Payment details (except for fee exempted candidates), selection of examination centre, uploading of Photograph and Signature and agreeing to declaration
  • When ‘I agree’ button is pressed, a page with Registration No. will be generated
  • Please note down registration number or take a print out of the page
  • The application is incomplete without payment, selection of centre, uploading of scanned photograph & signature and agreed for declaration
  • Candidates can pay application fee online through SBI net banking or by cash through SBI bank challan or through credit card/debit card
  • On successful completion of your complete application, an auto-generated email will be sent on your registered email-id

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CDS Eligibility Criteria

Age-Limits:

  • 19-24 Years for Indian Military Academy
  • 19-22 Years for Naval Academy
  • 19-23 Years for Air Force Academy
  • 19-25 Years for Officers’ Training Academy

Educational Qualifications:

  • IMA & OTA Degree of a recognized University Bachelor Degree or equivalent

  • Naval Academy B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engineering

  • Air Force Academy B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engineering

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CDS Exam Fee

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CDS Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam: Offline
Exam Format: Objective
Number of Sections: Three
CDS Exam Section Number of TopicsNumber of QuestionsSection Score
English
8121100
General Knowledge
7122100
Mathematics
6101100
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CDS Exam Centers

CDS exam will be held at 34 centers across the country

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Vivek Kumar 13 days ago

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Vivek KumarLast Seen: 1 week 13 hours agoJoined on: 30-Apr-2018Education Interest: EngineeringEducation Level: In Graduation

What is the effect of RE in graduation when we apply for govt. Jobs like UPSC Civil service CDS AFCAT IBPS or any other exam.

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Chinmay Joshi 12 days ago

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Hello Vivek,Let us first consider CDS. FOr CDS irrespective of the percentage you get, you should not have any live backlogs at the time you appear for the Services Selection Board (SSB) interview. In...Read More

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Molu Kushwaha 22 days ago

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Can bio students apply for CDs exam

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 Yes. The candidates who have completed B.Sc in Biology are eligible to apply for CDS Exam. But the thing is they are not eligible to apply for all the defence services through this Exam. Here ...Read More
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Preeti 23 days ago

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PreetiLast Seen: 1 week 2 days agoJoined on: 14-Apr-2018Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: Class 12

For cds exm which subjects are compulsory??

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Anangsha Patra 23 days ago

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Anangsha PatraLast Seen: 17 hours 35 min agoJoined on: 07-Feb-2018Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: Class 12
Hello,CDS examination comprises Written examination and Interview for intelligence and personality test. For admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy the exam p...Read More

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Preeti 27 days ago

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PreetiLast Seen: 1 week 2 days agoJoined on: 14-Apr-2018Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: Class 12

What's next date for cds exm ??

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Anangsha Patra 25 days ago

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Anangsha PatraLast Seen: 17 hours 35 min agoJoined on: 07-Feb-2018Education Interest: Degree ProgrammesEducation Level: Class 12

Hello,

The notification for CDS II will be released on August 8, 2018. The last date to apply is September 3, 2018. The exam will be held on November 18, 2018. 

Thank you!!

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Hirdesh 1 month ago

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What should we do after 12 for getting an indian army job beside nda and cds

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Sonika 1 month ago

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HELLOAfter 12th you can go for various recruitment rallies conducted by the army like TGS etc.you can also go for your graduation(b.tech) and go for either university entry scheme (they will sele...Read More

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