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The Combined Defense Services exam is held twice in a year in the months of February and November. It is conducted by the union public services commissions (UPSC) and enables the aspirants to apply for Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Naval Academy. The age limit to apply for this exam is 19-25 years. If you are looking for a trustworthy coaching institute, then you have come to the right place. Sai Defence Academy provides a Comprehensive 45 days and 3 months written coaching and has achieved the best success rate.

A candidate can appear for CDS Exam, while he/she is appearing for 3rd year of Graduation. Both Male and Female candidates can apply for CDS Exam. Female candidates can only apply for Short Service Commission i.e. OTA. CDS Exam has three papers i.e. GK, Maths and English for Permanent Commission i.e. IMA, AF & NA and two i.e. English & GK for candidates applying for Short Service Commission i.e. OTA. Candidates with Arts/Commerce background are eligible for ARMY only.

Examination Details

EXAM-CDS (I & II)

· Forms- October & June

· Exam-February & November

· Age Limit 19 to 25 yrs

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION i) For Indian Military Academy/Officers’ Training Academy:Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
ii) For Indian Naval Academy:Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution
iii) For Air Force Academy:Degree of a recognized University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering
MODE OF SELECTION

· Written Examination by UPSC

· SSB Interview

Age Limits, Sex And Marital Status

  1. For IMA -Unmarried male candidates with age between 19 to 24 years only are eligible
  2. For Indian Naval Academy - Unmarried male candidates with age between 19 to 22 years only are eligible
  3.  For Air Force Academy - 19 to 23 years (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence   issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years.) only are eligible
  4. For Officers' Training Academy-(SSC Course for men) Male candidates (married or unmarried) having age between 19 to 25   years only are eligible
  5. For Officers' Training Academy -(SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of        divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible; they should have age between 19 to 25 years

 

Paper Pattern

The CDS examination will be conducted in two phases:

A). For Admission In Indian Military Academy, Indian Navy Academy And Air Force Academy:

Subject Duration Maximum Marks Questions
English 2 Hrs 30 Mins 100 120
General Knowledge 120 Minutes (2 hours) 100 120
Mathematics 120 Minutes (2 hours) 100 100
Total   300  

B). For Admission In Officers Training Academy:

Subject Duration Maximum Marks Questions
English 2 Hrs 30 Mins 100 120
General Knowledge 120 Minutes (2 hours) 100 120
Mathematics 120 Minutes (2 hours) 100 100
Total   300  

Cut Off

Courses Minimum qualifying marks in each Subject Minimum aggregate marks of last qualified candidate Marks of last recommended candidate
IMA 20 marks (i.e. 20%) 105 marks (i.e. 35%) 227
INA 20 marks (i.e. 20%) 90 marks (i.e. 30%) 225
AFA 20 marks (i.e. 20%) 135 marks (i.e. 45%) 258
OTA (Men) 20 marks (i.e. 20%) 72 marks (i.e. 36%) 157
OTA (Women) 20 marks (i.e. 20%) 72 marks (i.e. 36%) 159

Topic Covered

PAPER-I(ENGLISH)TOPICS COVERED PAPER-II(G.K)TOPICS COVERED PAPER-III(MATHEMATICS)TOPICS COVERED
Fill in the blanks questions Current Affairs of last 6 months Arithmetic
Sentence Correction questions Indian Economy Geometry
Reading Comprehension Indian Politics Algebra
Finding errors and omissions etc History Trigonometry
  Geography Mensuration
  Sports Statistics
  Banking sector  
 

· Awards & Honors Sports,

· Finance Agriculture

· Books & Their Authors

 

UPSC CDS Examination Centers

The CDS exam will be held across 41 cities/towns in the country

ALLAHABAD DELHI KOHIMA SAMBALPUR
AHMEDABAD DHARWAR KOLKATA SHILLONG
AIZWAL DISPUR LUCKNOW SHIMLA
AGARTALA GANGTOK MADURAI SRINAGAR
BANGALORE HYDRABAD MUMBAI THIRUVANPURAM
BARIEILLY IMPHAL NAGPUR TIRUPATI
BHOPAL ITA NAGAR PANAJI (GOA) UDAIPUR
CHANDIGARH JAIUR CHANDIGARH VISHAKHAPATNAM
CHENNAI JAMMU PORT BLAIR  
CUTTACK JORHAT RAIPUR  
DEHRADUN KOCHI RANCHI  

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