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CDS Exam Recruitment Notification | Combined Defence Services 2017-18

CDS Exam Recruitment – Hi dear Combined Defence Services (CDS) aspirants, Welcome to our website which gives all the latest updates on defence jobs across sectors. CDS Exam is conducted twice in a year every year by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). Main purpose to conduct cds exam recruitment is to recruit into the Indian Military Academy(IMA), officers Training Academy(OTA), Indian Naval Academy(INA) and Indian Air Force Academy (IAFA).

CDS Exam Recruitment 2017

Combined Defence Services exam: Unlike other govt job exam, cds is quite tough to dare and compete. Many resilient candidates across India comes to fight with similar creed. It is no where easy dream to chase. But you know nothing is impossible if you start chasing it. We are also discussing everything upon AFCAT exam along with other Indian Air Force jobs.

CDS Exam Recruitment

CDS Exam generally release its Notification for the examination in the months of October and June. And exam dates are usually lies in February and November respectively. In this article we are discussing all the basic details of cds examination and also creating separate article for detailed discussion.

Apply for CDS Exam Recruitment if you are wishing to join Indian Military Academy for Indian Army (Only Men), Indian Air Force Academy for Indian Air Force (Only Men), Naval Academy for Indian Navy (Only Men), Officers Training Academy (Men and Women) through CDS Exam.

CDS Exam 2017 Dates:

CDS 1 schedule

CDS 1 Events Date
CDS 1 notification date October, 2016
Application Form (online) October, 2016
Last date of application filling October, 2016
Admit Card Available to download (from official website)
Exam Date February, 2017
Result Declaration date March 2017

CDS 2 2017 schedule -Tentative

CDS 2 Events Date
CDS 2 notification date June 2017
Application Form (online) June 2017
Last date of application filling July 2017
Admit Card Will announce
Exam Date November 2017
Result Declaration date Will be announced

Check here: AFCAT Exam Dates and Schedule 2017

Combined Defence Services Exam:

CDS Exam Recruitment – As we mentioned above CDS stands for Combined Defence Services, which means the officers passing about through cds will join different department in defense sector. We will enlist here cds selection process, cds eligibility criteria (age limit, education qualification, physical standard etc), cds application form, cds admit card and result with links to individual article.

Organization Name Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam Name CDS (Combined Defense Services) Exam
Academy Involved Indian Military Academy(IMA), officers Training Academy(OTA), Indian Naval Academy(INA) and Indian Air Force Academy.
Notification Date November & June
Exam Dates February & Novemeber
Category Notification discussed as per official pdf

CDS application Form online apply:

All the candidates who are successfully downloaded the cds exam notification are now need to fill the application form online. Combined Defence Services application form is open to all the candidates who are wishing to join Indian Military Academy for Indian Army (Only Men), Indian Air Force Academy for Indian Air Force (Only Men), Naval Academy for Indian Navy (Only Men), Officers Training Academy (Men and Women) through CDS Exam.

CDS Online application form apply here

CDS Exam Center: List of exam center in cds exam state wise

CDS Eligibility Criteria:

Lets discuss combined defense eligibility criteria in brief and please click on below link for detailed information in separate article.

Four main parameters we will discuss in criteria,

  1. Age Limit
  2. Gender allowed
  3. Physical Standard
  4. Education Qualification

Age Limit:

Indian Military Academy (IMA)- 19-24 years.

Air Force Academy (IAFA)- 19-23 years.

Indian Naval Academy (INA)- 19-22 years.

Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) – 19-25 years

Gender Allowed:

Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. males and females are eligible for CDS exams. Please note that divorced female candidates age, less than 25 considered as unmarried.

Female candidates are only eligible for OTA officers training academy Chennai.

Physical Standard: 

Candidates should fulfill all required all the standard requirement of combined defense services to be physically fit and eligible. You can read more in detail at separate article of eligibility link given below.

Education Qualification: 

Candidates should have completed graduation or similar course from a recognized university/institution.

Know here -> CDS Eligibility Criteria (age/physical/qualification)

CDS Exam Pattern:

For Indian Military Academy / Air Force Academy / Indian Naval Academy 3 papers will be there and all the paper will comprise of 100 marks,  whereas for Officers’ Training Academy only 2 papers will be there which will have 100 marks each.

Indian Military Academy / Air Force Academy / Indian Naval Academy

  1. English (100 marks)
  2. General Knowledge (100 marks)
  3. Elementary Mathematics (100 marks)

Officers’ Training Academy (OTA)

  1. English (100 marks)
  2. General Knowledge (100 marks)

Combined Defence Services Exam Syllabus:

We have discuss syllabus in detail on different article. We understand the syllabus knowledge with full explanation is necessary to crack an exam.

  • SYLLABUS ENGLISH (Code No. 01)
  • GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Code No. 02)
  • ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS (Code No. 03)

So instead of covering short short we have discussed everything in detail at below link.

Download here: Download CDS Full syllabus and paper pattern in PDF

CDS Selection Process: 

Candidates successful in the written exam are then called for an interview by a Services Selection Board which evaluates a candidate’s suitability for a career in the Indian Armed Forces. The SSB interview lasts for approximately a week. So again here we are giving the brief. Read the full selection process step by step on below links.

Read here: Step by step selection process of CDS Exam

That’s all guys, we suggest you to go to individual article for better preparation of each section. Please comment if any doubts.

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