CDS Exam

CDS Exam: The combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam conducts twice a year for recruitment into the Indian military academy, officer training academy, Indian naval academy and Indian air force academy.

Armed forces offer the very exciting career to young men and women in several fields.

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CDS Exam Eligibility

Only unmarried graduates candidates are eligible  For CDS Exam.

Age limit

Indian Military Academy19-24 years
Air Force Academy19-24 years
Naval Academy19-22 years
Officers Training Academy19-25 years

CDS Exam Apply Online

candidates who are eligible for CDS Exam can apply online from the official site of UPSC

The form is beginning from 09Aug2017 and the last date apply online is 08sep2017 till 18:00 hrs.

Selection Process

The CDS Exam conducts UPSC For the recruitment of Indian military academy officer training academy Indian naval academy and Indian air force academy.

The Exam conducts two times in a year the notification usually released in the month of June and October and the Examination takes in November and February respectively.

first of all, candidates have to pass the written exam of CDS.After that successful candidate calls into the respective academies for SSB Interview.

The SSB Interview is 7 days long process is covering general aptitude, testing, team skill as well as physical and social skill, along with medical examinations.

CDS Exam Pattern

For qualifying candidates must know about the pattern of CDS Exam.
In the question paper all questions are objective type And for the right answer, you will get 1 mark and for each wrong, you will be loose  1/3 of the question mark.So be careful while giving the Exam.

So be careful while giving the Exam.Choose only that answers which you are sure that it is right other wise leave the question and go for another question.

The subjects of CDS examination Are given below. There is two type of exam for the different post.

For the post of Indian Military academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air force Academy


SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 hours100
General Knowledge2 hours100
Mathematics2 hours100


For the post of officers training academy

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 hours100
General Knowledge2 hours100

Important Dates

Date of Notification09-08-2017
Last Date for Apply Online08-09-2017 till 18:00 hrs
Last Date for Fee payment(by cash)07-09-2017 by 11:59
Last Date for Fee Payment(online)08-09-2017 by 6:00pm
Admit cardSeptember to October 2017
Examination Date 19-11-2017(Sunday)

Fee Details :

Candidates (expecting female and SC/ST ) need to pay 200 rupees either by cash or by online methods(net banking, debit cards, credit cards) in any branch of SBI.

Female and SC/ST candidates no need to pay fee its free of cost for them.
Payment method of the fee by cash and online have different dates so candidates must know about the dates.

Candidates who pay by cash have to pay before 11:59 pm of 07 September 2017.
But candidates who pay by the online method have to pay before 6 pm on 8 September 2017.

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