UPSC CDS Combined Defence Exam Pattern Details

UPSC CDS Combined Defence Exam Pattern Details-In this article we published details about the Exam Pattern for the UPSC CDS (UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION) (COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAM). Check every details very carefully given below to understand about the exam pattern for UPSC CDS.

Age Limit

  1. Indian Military Academy (19-24 Years)
  2. Air Force Academy (19-24 Years)
  3. Naval Academy (19-24 Years)
  4. Officers Training Academy (19-25 Years)

Exam Fees

  1. GEN/OBC : 200/-
  2. SC/ST/Female Candidates : Exempted

Name of the Course

  1. Indian Military Academy
  2. Indian Naval Academy
  3. Air Force Academy
  4. Officers’ Training Academy

Educational Qualifications

  1. I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, — Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.
  2. Indian Naval Academy—Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution.
  3. Air Force Academy—Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Graduates with first choice as Army/Navy/Air Force are to submit proof of Graduation/provisional certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB Interview at the SSB.

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

The Competitive examination comprises:

  • Written examination as shown below
  • Interview for intelligence and personality test of such candidates as may be called for interview at one of the Services Selection Centres.

The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows.

  • For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:—
SubjectDurationMax. Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100
Elementary Mathematics2 Hours100
  • For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy :—
SubjectDurationMax. Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100

Important Points

  • The maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy respectively.
  • The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.

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