UPSC CDS 2016 Exam to be held on October 23

Nidhi Mishra updated on : 21 Oct 2016
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Check UPSC CDS 2016 important dates, UPSC CDS 2016 eligibility criteria and UPSC CDS 2016 exam pattern here

 

UPSC CDS 2016 exam dates have been announced by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) is slated to be held on October 23, 2016.

The CDS is a national level examination conducted by UPSC for Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officer’s Training Academy. The exam is conducted twice a year in the month of February and October/November.

The process of selection consists of written examination, interview/intelligence test/personality test, document verification and medical examination. The candidates who qualify the written test will have to appear for the personal interview and group discussion rounds. The duration of the interview will be of five days.

UPSC CDS 2016 Eligibility Criteria:

Indian Military Academy and Officer’s Training Academy:

The candidate must have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or its equivalent.

Naval Academy:

The candidate must have obtained Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree from a recognised university or institution or its equivalent.

Air Force Academy:

The applicant should be a graduate from a recognised university with Physics and Mathematics at class 12 level or must be an engineering graduate.

The candidates who are studying in final year/semester degree are also eligible to apply.

UPSC CDS 2016 Exam Pattern:

For Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:

Subject

Duration

Maximum  Marks

General Knowledge

2 hours

100 marks

English

2 hours

100 marks

Elementary Mathematics

2 hours

100 marks

 

For Officer’s Training Academy:

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Elementary Mathematics

2 hours

100 marks

General Knowledge

2 hours

100 marks

 

UPSC CDS 2016 Important Dates:

Event

Date

Last date of receipt of application

August 12, 2016

Date of examination

October 23, 2016

 

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