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Although, UPSC CDS stands for Union Public Service Commission Combined Defence Services exam. The CDS exam is conducted twice a year for selecting candidates that can be trained to join the Indian Armed Forces. However, the CDS training is conducted in different academies that include:
|Name of the Academy||City|
|OTA (SSC Men)||Chennai|
|OTA (SSC Women)||Chennai|
CDS Exam Overview
|Exam name||Combined Defence Services Examination|
|Conducting institute||Union Public Service Commission|
|Exam Level||National Level exam|
|No. of test cities||More than 70|
|Exam frequency||Twice a year|
|Eligibility||Passed graduation or are appearing in the same|
|Exam purpose||Admission of candidates for the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Officers Training Academy|
CDS Eligibility Criteria
Before submitting an online application for the CDS exam, candidates must meet the minimum qualifying requirements. Also, they must meet the age requirements and educational requirements for all academies. If ineligible candidates will apply they might not receive the CDS Admit Card which is the essential document for appearing in the CDS exam.
|Name of the Academies||Age Limit||Educational Qualification|
|Indian Military Academy||20-24||Graduation from a government-recognized university|
|Indian Naval Academy||20-22||An engineering degree from a government-recognized university|
|Air Force Academy||20-23||Bachelor of Engineering or Graduation in any stream but must have passed 12th with PSM|
|Officer’s Training Academy||20-25||Graduation from a government-recognized university|
CDS Exam Pattern
CDS Exam Pattern for For IMA, INA, AFA
|English Language||2 hrs||100|
|General Knowledge||2 hrs||100|
|Elementary Mathematics||2 hrs||100|
CDS Exam Pattern for OTA
|General Knowledge||2 hrs||100|
CDS Marking Scheme
Moreover, it is necessary to know the marking scheme for the Combined Defence Services Exam. Here are the subject-wise CDS marking scheme.
CDS Marking Scheme for IMA, INA, AFA
The marking scheme for the CDS exam for the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Indian Air Force Academy is provided below:
|Marks for Correct answer||+1 mark for each correct option||+1 mark for each correct option||+1 mark for each correct option|
|Negative marking||-0.33 marks for each wrong answer||-0.33 marks for each wrong answer||-0.33 marks for each wrong answer|
CDS Marking Scheme for OTA
OTA stands for Officers Training Academy. Hence, the marking scheme for CDS OTA has slight changes and most of the things are similar.
|Marks for Correct answer||+1 mark for each correct option||+1 mark for each correct option|
|Negative marking||-0.33 marks for each wrong answer||-0.33 marks for each wrong answer|
UPSC CDS Syllabus 2022
|General Awareness (GK)||
Best CDS Coaching in Allahabad
Many times candidates are confused about whether they should attend coaching for Combined Defence Services Exam preparation or not. So, let me tell you that self-study is important but coaching institutes provide you with the right guidance and the right path, by going on that path you can achieve your dream of becoming an officer in the armed forces through CDS entry.
So, the Best CDS coaching in Allahabad is Major Kashi Classes that provide the best guidance for the preparation of various defense exams whether it is NDA, CDS, AFCAT, or other Agnipath recruitment entries. Major Kalshi is the Best CDS Coaching in Prayagraj that offers experienced faculties and study material by MKC publication.
MKC Offline Classroom Course Unique Features:
- “Trend Analysis” based unique “Teaching Plan”
- Most experienced faculty of MKC,
- Doubt Counter facility
- Spoken English Classes,
- Physical Training Sessions at Malviya Stadium,
- MEDICAL CHECK-UP AT MKH
- Best Study Material by MKC Publication
- Weekly and Monthly Testing System
- Special Current Affairs Sessions
- Sunday Extra Classes
- Best SSB Interview guidance by Retired Officers
- Fully Equipped GTO Ground
- Huge Computer Lab
- Comfortable Hostel & Mess for Nutritious food
How to Join CDS? – FAQs
Q. Who is eligible for the CDS exam?
Ans. CDS eligibility criteria have been provided in the article above.
Q. How can I join CDS after the 12th?
Ans. Sorry, you cannot join the CDS after the 12th. It is a graduate-level exam.