CDS

CDS (Combined Defence Services)

Eligibility

IMA

19 and 24 yrs as of first day of month in which course is due to commence

Navy

19 and 24 yrs as of first day of month in which course is due to commence

Air Force

19 and 24 yrs as of first day of month in which course is due to commence

OTA(Male/Female)

19 and 25 yrs as of first day of month in which course is due to commence.(Both married & unmarried male can apply but married female candidates are not eligible)

Educational Qualification

IMA And OTA

Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.

Navy

Degree in Bachelor of Engineering from a recognised University or equivalent.

Air Force

Degree of Recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics

at 10+2 level) or B. E. / B.Tech.

 

Schedule of Exam

 

CDS I

CDS II

Exam

February

October

UPSC Notifications

November

July

Paper Pattern

Subject

Time

Marks

Paper I

English

 2 hrs

 100

Paper II

General Knowledge

 2 hrs

 100

Paper III

Elementary Math

(Not for OTA)

 2 hrs

 100

Batches Details

Course Eligibilty Course Focus Duration

IMA/NA/AFA (Chindits)

Final year appearing or passed any graduation degree Preparation of CDS and other competitive written Exam along with SSB interview preparation
1 Academic year     (Apr – Mar)
OTA               (Chindits) Final year appearing or passed any graduation degree Preparation of CDS and other competitive written Exam along with SSB interview preparation 1 Academic year    (Apr – Mar)