CDS Full Form | Overview, Eligibility, Exam Date, How to become a CDS

CDS Full Form: The full form of the CDS is Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the CDS exam for those eligible students who wish to make their future bright. UPSC conducts the Combined Defence Services Exam two times a year. CDS exam is a national-level exam conducted to recruit candidates for officer posts in IMA, INA ,AFA ,and OTA .

UPSC organize CDS exam generally conducted in the month of February and November. Every year, huge number of candidates appears for the national-level defence entrance exam. Selection of applicants will be based on the written exam followed by SSB Interview for aptitude and behavior test.

 What is CDS Exam?

Combined Defence Services Exam gets organized by Union Public Service Commission for recruitment of Commissioned Officers in the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force. Shortlisted applicants will be placed at the following academies based on their preferences and merit.

Indian Military AcademyDehradun
Indian Naval AcademyEzhimala
Air Force AcademyHyderabad
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Men)Chennai
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women)Chennai

 

CDS 2022 Highlights

Name of examCombined Defence Services Examination
Conducted  byUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam levelNational
Exam frequencyTwice a year
Exam modeOffline
Exam timingTwo hours
Nature of questionsObjective-type Multiple-Choice questions
Total marksIMA, INA and AFA: 300

OTA: 200

Exam FeesINR 200
No of test citiesMore than 70
Official websiteupsc.gov.in

 

Important Dates:

CDS Notification 2022Last week of October  2022
CDS 1 2022 Application FormLast week of October  2022
CDS 1 2022 ExamFirst week of February  2022

 

Eligibility Criteria of CDS 2022

Age Limit CriteriaAcademic Qualification
20-24 Years: (IMA)IMA & OTA: Graduation Degree
20-22 Years: (INA)INA: Graduation in B.Sc. with Physics & Maths or Bachelor of Engineering
20-23 Years: (AFA)AFA: B.Sc. Graduate with Physics/Maths or Bachelor of Engineering
20-25 Years: (OTA)

 

CDS Admit Card 2022

Admit card of CDS is a significant document that is compulsory for every candidate who will appear for the exam. Hall Ticket is issued by UPSC .If aspirants have made an error in filling up form, their candidature will be rejected and they will not be issued they admit card.

Hall ticket can be downloaded from the official site by using the registration details and date of birth. Admit card consists of all the important details such as candidate’s name, roll number, registration number, exam centre address, reporting time, exam day guidelines etc.

CDS Exam Centre 2022

AgartalaKochi
AhmedabadKohima
AizawlKolkata
BengaluruLucknow
BareillyMadurai
BhopalMumbai
ChandigarhNagpur
ChennaiPanaji(GOA)
CuttackPatna
DehradunPort Blair
DelhiPrayagraj
DharwadRaipur
DispurRanchi
GangtokSambalpur
HyderabadShillong
ImphalShimla
ItanagarSrinagar
JaipurThiruvananthapuram
JammuTirupati
JorhatUdaipur
Visakhapatnam

 

CDS Answer Key 2022

CDS answer key consists of all the answers for the questions  which are asked in the exam. Unofficial answer key will be available by different coaching institutes on the day of the exam while the official answer key of CDS will be released on the official website of UPSC.

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