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 Academy||Dehradun|
|Indian Naval Academy||Ezhimala|
|Air Force Academy||Hyderabad|
|Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Men)||Chennai|
|Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women)||Chennai|
CDS 2023 Highlights
|Name of exam||Combined Defence Services Examination|
|Conducted by||Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)|
|Exam frequency||Twice a year|
|Exam timing||Two hours|
|Nature of questions||Objective-type Multiple-Choice questions|
|Total marks||IMA, INA and AFA: 300|
|Exam Fees||INR 200|
|No of test cities||More than 70|
|CDS Notification 2023||Last week of October 2023|
|CDS 1 2023 Application Form||Last week of October 2023|
|CDS 1 2023 Exam||First week of February 2023|
Eligibility Criteria of CDS 2023
|Age Limit Criteria||Academic 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 2023
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 2023
CDS Answer Key 2023
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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