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About CDS (Combined Defence Services)

For those young and courageous individuals who nurture a patriotic sentiment , who are willing to take on any kind of challenges and dedicate their lives to defending the country and its people , the combined Defence services test is the path to join the nation’s defence forces, Turning Point Defence academy is one of the topmost and best defence academy which prepares aspirants for CDS Exam. Turning Point Defence Academy is the top defence academy working in this field for more than 10 years with the best defence coaching team and staff in Jaipur Rajasthan.

The Combined Defence Services (CDS) examination is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy , Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air force Academy only unmarried graduates candidates are eligible to sit for the exam. Successful  candidates in the written exam are then called for an interview by Services Selection Board (SSB) interview lasts for approximately a week.

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What is UPSC CDS?

First things first, let’s start with the simplest possible question: what exactly is the CDS exam?
“CDS” is an acronym for “Combined Defence Services” Examination. The “Combined Defence Services”Examination (CDS) 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.
After completing our undergrad course most of us go through this dilemma of what next?? A post graduate degree in your subject of graduation, a UPSC or an MBA is the option that comes to mind. But have you ever explored the option of working for your nation? Then the Combined Defence Services exam is your chance to join the army, navy or air force. Think about it?? What can be more fulfilling than making working for your country and making a real difference to the lives of people, protecting civilians and feeling a sense of accomplishment that stays with you throughout your life? We get this opportunity twice in a year as the CDS Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission twice in a year for recruitment to the Army, Navy and Air force. The next approaching date for the Combined Defence Services Examination (UPSC CDS) is 19th November 2017.

Stages of the Recruitment process involve:

  1. Qualifying the written test.
  2. Appearing for an interview with the Service Selection Board.
  3. If selected, you get admitted to one of the following-
  4. Indian Military Academy, Dehradun – Permanent Commision
  5. Naval Academy, Goa – Permanent Commission
  6. Air Force Academy, Begumpet – Permanent Commission
  7. Officers Training Academy, Chennai – Short Service Commission
  8. Officers Training Academy, 18th SSC Women(Non-technical) – Short Service Commission

On the basis of your preferences and ranking in the merit list.
One small thing though, Women candidates are eligible for the Officers Training academy only!

CDS Exam: Recruitment Process

Elaborating the recruitment process:

1Qualifying the written test

Before writing the exam you need to check if you fulfill the eligibility criteria for CDS. These are mentioned in detail on the website

The CDS is an objective paper that tests your general knowledge, elementary Math and English aptitude. There are two different exams:

A. One for the Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy aspirants.

The pattern for this exam is

Section No. of questions Maximum marks
English 120 100
General Knowledge 120 100
Elementary Mathematics 100 100

The questions are in the MCQ format with 4 options for each question. There is a negative marking of 0.33 marks for every wrong answer. The 340 questions need to be attempted in 360 minutes (3 hours).

B. The second is for the Officer Training Academy aspirants

This exam does not have a Mathematics section and is of 200 marks with each section of 100 marks each.

Section No. of questions Maximum marks
English 120 100
General Knowledge 120 100

The English section is aimed at testing a candidate’s basic English skills. Questions in the English section include Synonyms, Antonyms, Reading comprehension, Jumbled sentences, Sentence correction and Fill in the blanks.
The General Knowledge section requires you to have up-to-date knowledge of Current Affairs, scientific inventions, History, Geography and any other topics of importance.
The Elementary Mathematics section tests your knowledge on all topics that have been taught up to the class 10 level.

What happens after the CDS Exam?

2. The Interview

  • The Union Public Service Commission will declare the list of candidates short-listed for the interview based on the written test.
  • The Selected candidates will be appearing before a Service Selection Board for the Intelligence and Personality test. The candidate will also be put through a series of group activities and asked to give lectures and brief topics. These tests are aimed at getting an overall assessment of your intellectual and social traits.
  • Candidates for the INA and IAF will also have to undergo a Pilot Aptitude Test.
  • Based on their performance in these tests the candidates will be evaluated out of 200 marks for the OTA and 300 marks for the IMA, INA and IAF.
  • Candidates who qualify the minimum cutoff requirements for the SSB and written examinations will be placed in order on the basis of the marks received.

The final selections will be made on the basis of the vacancies available.

Turning Point Defence Academy Provides all the required facilty to clear the CDS Examination and fulfill your dream. We have been working in this field for than 10 years.

We are the best coaching available in Jaipur Rajasthan for CDS preparation. We have faculty panel which is expert in preparing for UPSC Exams.
We have separate dedicated batches for CDS IMA & OTA. We have the top facilities(SSB Interview Training, Spoken & Personality Development, Psychological Training, best study Material, Online Courses etc.) in Rajasthan when it comes to CDS preparation.

Wish you all the best for the exam!

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