Combined Defence Services Examination


Combined Defence Services Examination

The "Combined Defense Services" Examination or the CDS Exam is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June and the examination is conducted in February and September respectively. Only unmarried graduates are eligible to write the exam. Successful Candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by SSB (service selection board).

Contents

Eligibility Criteria

  • For Indian Military Academy/Officers' Training Academy: Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
  • For Naval Academy: B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engineering
  • For Air Force Academy: Degree of a Recognized University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering

Age Limit

Age Limits
Indian Military Academy 19-22 Years
Air Force Academy 19-21 Years
Naval Academy 19-21 Years
Officers’ Training Academy 19-23 Years

Scheme of Examination

Indian Military Academy / Naval Academy / Air Force Academy

All the papers are of objective type.

Subject Marks
English 100 marks
General Knowledge 100 Marks
Elementary Mathematics 100 Marks
Total 300 marks

Officers' Training Academy

All the papers are of objective type.

Subject Marks
English 100 Marks
General Knowledge 100 Marks
Total 200 marks

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. Candidates cleared by the SSB are finally admitted into the above mentioned academies, and after successful completion of training, they are inducted into the armed forces.

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • New Zealand Defence College — Established 1950 Type Military college Undergraduates Diploma of Arts, Postgraduates Master of Arts (Defence and Strategic Studies) Location …   Wikipedia

  • National Defence Academy — For other uses, see National Defence Academy (disambiguation). National Defence Academy Motto सेवा परमो धर्म: Motto in English Service Before Self …   Wikipedia

  • Indian Engineering Services — are the Technical Services that meet the technical managemerial functions of the Indian Government. Government spending comprises more than 15 percent of India s GDP. Given the extent of tasks and functions managed by the public sector this… …   Wikipedia

  • Union Public Service Commission — The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is a constitutional body in India authorized to conduct examinations for appointment to the various civil services of the Union. The Indian Constitution (Part XIV Services Under the Union and the states… …   Wikipedia

  • CDS — CDS, CDs, Cds, etc. may refer to:Computing and electronics* Content delivery system is a computer based system, often web based, for collecting and coordinating electronic documents and communications. * Cockpit display system, in Avionics, is… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Statutory Instruments of the United Kingdom, 1995 — This is a complete list of all 1,872 Statutory Instruments published in the United Kingdom in the year 1995. NOTOC 1 100* National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 1995 S.I. 1995/1 * Plymouth… …   Wikipedia

  • Muzaffarpur Institute of Technology — मुजफ्फरपुर प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान Motto Sarvopari Karma Motto in English Work is above everything else Established 1954 Type Public …   Wikipedia

  • Indian Police Service — Indian police redirects here. For other uses, see Indian police (disambiguation). The Indian Police Service, simply known as Indian Police or IPS, is one of the three All India Services of the Government of India; other two being Indian… …   Wikipedia

  • Priesthood — • Brief yet thorough examination of this sacrament Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Priesthood     Priesthood     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Russian Airborne Troops — Vozdushno Desantnye Voyska Air Landing Forces VDV medium emblem. Active 1930s – present Country …   Wikipedia