CDS (Combined Defence Service) examination is conducted by UPSC twice in a year. It is a written entrance exam. The qualified candidates of CDS examination will be shortlisted to take part in further stages of selection such as- Personality Test/Interview, Verification of candidates and Medical examination of the selected candidates. The candidates interested to apply for CDS exam can go through this article to get more updates on CDS exam and also can get information about the preparation for the exam.

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The “Combined Defence Services”Examination (CDS) is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June, and the examinations are conducted in February and November respectively. Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

CDSE Coaching Class in DehradunEligibility Criteria:

  • For Indian Military Academy/Officers’ Training Academy: Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
  • For Naval Academy: Bachelor of Engineering
  • For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Technology

Age Limit:

  • Indian Military Academy: 19-24 years
  • Air Force Academy: 19-23 years
  • Naval Academy: 19-23 years
  • Officers’ Training Academy: 19-25 years

Scheme of Examination

Indian Military Academy / Air Force Academy / Naval Academy

All the papers are of objective type. UPSC CDS syllabus

Subject                                              Marks

English                                             100

General Knowledge                         100

Elementary Mathematics                100

Total                                                  300

Officers’ Training Academy

All the papers are of objective type. [UPSC CDS Entrance Exam Syllabus]

Subject                                              Marks

English                                             100

General Knowledge                         100

Total                                                  200

Candidates successful in the written exam are then called for an interview by a Services Selection Board which evaluates a candidate’s suitability for a career in the Indian Armed Forces. The SSB interview lasts for approximately a week, during which a candidate undergoes various physical and psychological tests to ascertain whether or not he is officer material. Apart from SSB interview, Air Force academy candidates are tested for Pilot Aptitude Battery test [PABT]. After these tests, candidates have undergone a medical examination before finally admitted into the above-mentioned academies, and after successful completion of training, they are inducted into the armed forces.

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Options is a coaching centre in Dehradun, Uttarakhand which provides coaching classes for various competitive examinations of different fields like SSC, Bank exams, CLAT, CDS etc. In our country many students wish to join Defence after completing their Bachelor Degree. For these students CDS is a great opportunity. The candidates who have applied or planning to apply for CDS this year can join Options Dehradun to get best coaching classes. The teaching staff at Options Dehradun helps their students in-

  • Knowing the syllabus of the exam at first
  • Learning time-management to solve the question paper.
  • Working more on weaker areas.
  • Following the study material provided.
  • Easy methods of solving problems.
  • More focus on practice again and again.
  • Regular class tests, mock tests, weekly tests etc. to keep a watch on the preparation of the students.
  • Equal focus on each student in the class etc.

Armed forces offer a very exciting career to young men and women in several fields. A career in the forces, in addition as a career, is also an adventure in itself. To ensure that appropriate candidates are chosen, a comprehensive selection process is adopted by the armed forces through Service Selection Board (SSB) interview. This system of selection is based on the “trait theory” of leadership which assumes that every leader must have some specific and pre-determined leadership traits. It also presumes that such traits can be acquired by a candidate with the passage of time meaning thereby that a person once rejected in an SSB interview is likely to succeed if he acquires some of the traits with the passage of time.

Question paper for IMA, Naval Academy and Airforce Academy

Section Duration for Exam Maximum marks
English 2 Hours 100
GK 2 Hours 100
Mathematics 2 Hours 100

Question paper for OTA

Section Duration for Exam Maximum marks
English 2 Hours 100
GK 2 Hours 100

The present system of selection, although is long and takes four to five days, is thus based on an objective assessment of each candidate in which the qualities like initiative, alertness, judgment, courage, physical fitness endurance, cooperation, group planning, decisiveness, knowledge, etc. are judged. In addition, the psychological and mental robustness of the candidate vis-a-vis requirements of the Armed Forces is judged and finally, an overall assessment of the personality of a candidate is made by way of an exhaustive personal interview. Options Coaching Center in the Dehradun.

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