CDS 2017 Overview

Exam Type:
National Level
Format:
Offline/PBT
Language:
English,Hindi

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination to recruit officers for the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

CDS is conducted twice a year, once in February (CDS I) and once in September (CDS II).

Once the candidate clears the written test, s/he will be interviewed by the Service Selection Board (SSB). If selected, the applicant would be sent to the Indian Military Academy(IMA), the Indian Naval Academy (INA), the Air Force Academy (AFA) or the Officers Training Academy (OTA) for further orientation training.

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CDS 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification:

Indian Military Academy:

The candidate must have a degree from a recognised university, preferably Engineering and/or Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level.

Indian Naval Academy:

Candidate should have completed B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics as subjects or Bachelor of Engineering from a recognised university.

Air Force Academy:

Applicants should have B.Sc. Degree with Physics and/or Mathematics as subjects or Bachelor of Engineering Degree from a recognised university.

Age Limitations:

The applicant should be minimum 19 years of age to apply for the UPSC Exams, and the maximum age limit is as per the academy. The candidate must be unmarried.

Age Bar

Forces

19-24 Years

Indian Military Academy

19-22 Years

Naval Academy

19-23 Years

Air Force Academy

19-25 Years

Officers’ Training Academy

 

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Application fees detail

Candidates will need to pay Rs. 200/- either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India/ Bikaner & Jaipur/ Hyderabad/ Mysore/ Patiala/ Travancore or by using any Visa/Master Credit/ Debit Card.

(Note: Female candidates and applicants belonging to SC/ ST/ Physically Handicapped categories are NOT required to pay exam fee.)

Exam Pattern

CDS Exam Pattern

Written Examination

For Indian Military Academy

Naval Academy and

Air Force Academy

English (Objective type)

100 Marks

General Knowledge (Objective type)

100 Marks

Elementary Mathematics (Objective type)

100 Marks

 

Total

300 Marks

 

For Officers' Training Academy

English (Objective type)

100 Marks

General Knowledge (Objective type)

100 Marks

 

Total

200 Marks

 

Marks for SSB Interviews

For Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

300 marks

For Officers' Training Academy

200 Marks

 

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CDS 2017 Exam Centres

CDS 2017 Test Centres

Ahmedabad

Dispur

Lucknow

Srinagar

Aizawl

Gangtok

Mumbai

Tirupati

Allahabad

Hyderabad

Nagpur

Udaipur

Bengaluru

Imphal

Panaji (Goa)

Agartala

Bhopal

Itanagar

Patna

Bareilly

Chandigarh

Jammu

Port Blair

Delhi

Chennai

Jorhat

Raipur

Jaipur

Cuttack

Kochi

Sambalpur

Madurai

Dehradun

Kohima

Shillong

Ranchi

Dharwad

Kolkata

Shimla

Visakhapatnam

Thiruvananthapuram

 

CDS 2017 Exam Syllabus

The questions in section Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level. Sections based on other subjects will contain questions of graduate level from Indian universities. The English section will comprise questions of basic understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

English

General Knowledge

Elementary Mathematics

Arithmetic

Algebra

Trigonometry

Geometry

Mensuration

Statistics

 

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