Other than NDA exam, the other entrance exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment into the Indian Navy, Military, Air Force and Officers Training Academy (OTA) are known as CDS Exam. Candidates who want to serve these fields have to fulfill following criteria:
They should be an Indian Citizen or a subject of Bhutan or Nepal. They can also be a Tibetan Refugee.
Candidates who are giving this Combined Defence Services Exam for IMA, Naval and Air Force, Candidate should be an unmarried male and should not be less than 18 years of age and more than 24 years, 21 years and 22 years respectively.
For OTA (Male wing): Same as IMA
For OTA (Women Non-Technical wing): Women should be Unmarried, Issue less Widows or Divorcees with an age not more than 24 and less than 18 years.
Educational Qualifications for this CDS Exam: candidates who want to apply for IMA and Officers Academy have to posses degree from a recognized University or equivalent; For Naval Academy, Candidates who are giving this Combined Defence Services Exam should posses an Engineering degree for CDSE or B.Sc. (with Maths or Physics) for NCC entry; For Air Force, Bachelor of Engineering or degree of renowned University with PCM at 12th level. Candidates in the final year can also apply.
Syllabus for this Combined Defence Services Exam includes Elementary Maths Paper of Matriculation level. Other subject papers like English would be of graduate level and GK is included in this CDS Exam to check the current affair knowledge of candidates. After that an Intelligence and Personality Test has been conducted for the candidates who have been selected in the written Combined Defence Services Exam at the Service Selection Centers. Maximum marks for this interview is 200. For each subject paper time given and the questions asked is equal i.e. 2 hours to solve 100 questions. For OTA, CDS Exam includes only two papers i.e. English and GK.





  • CDS Syllabus

    CDS exam have been conducted twice a year. Notifications have been published 4 months before the date of exam. So, candidates will get enough time to prepare for the CDS exam syllabus. The subjects included in the CDS exam are English upto graduate level, Maths of Matriculation level and GK. English is included in the Syllabus for CDS so as to test the candidate's understanding of this l...Read More

  • CDS Text Books

    CDS exam is organized twice a year in February and October by UPSE to take admissions in Army, Navy, IMA and OTA of India. You need CDS exam books to prepare for this entrance exam. These books cover all the topics that are included in all the three subject papers of this exam. The three subject papers are Maths, English and GK. Maths topics that are covered in these books are upto 10th stan...Read More

  • CDS Previous Year Question Papers

    Book study is must to understand the fundamentals of any subject. But it is not that sufficient to make candidates unfold their sleeves feeling relaxed. CDS previous year question papers available on our portal gives you an opportunity to implement this yet another important part of the preparation known as practice. Practice using CDS previous years question papers i...Read More

  • CDS Sample Papers

    CDS stands for Combined Defence Services; this exam is taken by the UPSE to take admissions in the different Defence Academies of the India. Using CDS sample papers along with the CDS books and previous year question papers, students should practice it sincerely. The die hard practice they will do now will reap them in future in form of the passionate life of Defence personn...Read More

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