UPSC CDS 2018

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About UPSC CDS Exam

The "Combined Defence Services" (CDS) Examination is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June, and the examinations are conducted in February and November respectively. Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

Application Process

1.Candidates are required to apply Online through upsc website upsconline.nic.in. No other means/ mode of application will be accepted.

2.Candidates are required to have a valid personal email ID and Contact No. 

3. Candidates are advised to carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained. 

4.There is a provision to modify the online application prior to submission only. Candidates are requested to make use of this facility to correct the details in online application, if any.

5.Make Payment and Print Application

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Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The Competitive examination comprises:

  • Written examination 
  • Interview for intelligence and personality test  of such candidates as may be called for interview at one of the Services Selection Centres.

The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

 (a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:—

Subjects

Duration

Maximum Marks

English

2 Hours

100

General Knowledge

2 Hours

100

Elementary Mathematics

2 Hours

100


(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy :—

 

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

English

2 Hours

100

General Knowledge

2 Hours

100

Note:The maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy respectively.

Exam Date

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

Events Date
The official notice will be announced on 8th August 2018
Online application process will commence from 8th August 2018 
Closing date for the receipt of application form 3rd September 2018
Date of written entrance exam 18th November 2018

Vacancies

The approximate number of vacancies to be filled will be updated as soon as official notification is out .You Can Find Other Details for UPSC CDS Exam here >> Official UPSC CDS Notification 2018

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