Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS)

CDS full name is "Combined Defence Services " .It is the national level competitive exam for placement in the Indian military, Officers Training Academy, Indian Air Force Academy, and Indian Naval Academy. CDS is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSE). CDS follows the rules and regulations for conducting the entire process. It is mainly taken two times in a year. Generally CDS I exam is organized in Feb & CDS II is carried in September to November. Eligible applicants are chosen based on performances in the CDS paper-based Exam followed by SSB Interview. " Cadets Academy " provide best CDS coaching in delhi.

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Eligibility Criteria For CDS Entrance Exam

Allegiance :

The competitor is only validated if he is the resident of India or Bhutan or Nepal or Tibetan who came over to India before 1962 to permanently settle in India and owns an eligibility certificate declared by the government of India.

Age and marital state :

The age limit for unmarried male candidates for Indian Military Academy (IMA) is between 19 to 24 years and unmarried.

Degree based qualification :

  • A graduation from a recognized university is required for Indian Military Academy and Officers’ Training Academy.
  • Degrees from a distinguished university with expertise in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 pattern either Bachelor of Engineering for Air Force Academy.
  • Candidate pursuing the final year of their course can also apply, or pursuing other degree examination are also eligible to compete. Such candidates will be required to present the documentation of passing the essential qualifying examination by a date to be specified in the Commission’s Notice.

Selection Procedure :

The CDS conducts a written examination. This exam can get candidates into the Indian Military, Indian Naval or Indian Airforce Academy. The candidates are decided on their English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. 

Further, the candidates who will qualify the CDS written examination as per the CDS Selection Procedure will be invited for the SSB interview tests.

SSB Interview :

This is developed for the Intelligence and Personality test at the Service Selection Board based on their decision by the respective service after the written exam. 

It is a two-level selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced at Service Selection Boards.

Medical Examination:

After clearing the written entrance exam, all successful candidates need to go for a comprehensive medical test after the SSB process.

Merit List:

A final merit list is declared by UPSC depending on the number of seats available for the particular session after passing every level of examination.

The main aim of the Cadet Academy is to provide quality education with a competitive and friendly atmosphere to the examines. It is not easy to crack the CDS exam without proper guidance and quality education. Cadets Academy provides both written and SSB coaching for the CDS coaching exam, and trains the competitors thoroughly through the process. Cadets Academy provides separate SSB coaching for OTA and AFA entrance exams. It is the right place for candidates who have a desire to pursue defense as their career.