CDSE stands for Combined Defence Services Examination. Every year UPSC i.e. Union Public Service Commission conducts CDS examination twice a year for the recruitment of Commissioned Officers in the Indian Armed Forces. As the name suggests it is a Combined Defence Examination for joining Indian Army, Indian Navy & Indian Airforce as an Officer by the courses carried out by Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Air Force Academy (AFA), Indian Naval Academy (INA) and Officers training Academy (OTA). Unlike NDA both Male and Female graduates are eligible to sit for the examination.
|Availability of Forms||July & November|
|Exam Schedule||February & November|
|Age Limit, Gender & Marital Status||20 to 24, Unmarried Male and Female|
CDS 2021 Examination Schedule
|Details||CDS 1||CDS 2|
|Notification Release Date||28 October 2020||04 August 2021|
|Application Start||28 October 2020||04 August 2021|
|Application Last Date||17 November 2020||24 August 2021|
|Release of Admit Card||2 Weeks before Exam||2 Weeks before Exam|
|Exam Date||7 February 2021||14 November 2021|
|Declaration of Result||March - April 2021||January - February 2022|
|Subject||Questions / Duration||Marking Pattern||Maximum Marks|
|Mathematics||100 / 2 Hours||+(1.0) / -(0.33) Marks||100|
|English||120 / 2 Hours||+(0.83) / -(0.27) Marks||120|
|General Ability||120 / 2 Hours||+(0.83) / -(0.27) Marks||120|
CDS Courses @ Trishul
In Trishul Defence Academy CDS classes are conducted under the guidance of TDA Director Wing Commander Anoop Mehrotra and the duration, of course, is 6 months/1 year.
Depending upon the level of students enrolled in 6 months/1 year courses respectively, classes are given in Bilingual mode (English & Hindi Language).
Regular workshops of General Knowledge are conducted so as to keep the focus on improving the GK level of students.
Trishul Defence Academy has reached the next-gen level of digital education with its e-learning platforms range covering from official TDA Blog to TDA Android App enabling online learning experience accessible to the defence aspirants across India.
To ensure the defence way of life starts from day one TDA has set up it's own hostel facility system with proper food and lodging service. A student feels like hostel life only at TDA's dedicated hostel premises.
Motivational Seminars are conducted by retired Army Personnel so as to keep the students motivated and goal-oriented.
Combined Defence Services (CDS) is an examination which is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the recruitment of candidates into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian
Selection Procedure For CDS contains the following tests : - Written Exam, SSB Interview, Medical Test
The syllabus of CDS is divided into three sections- English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics
Form Release Date- Paper I - December | Paper II - June Exam Date- Paper I June | Paper- II - November
Indian Military Academy/Officers’ Training Academy:The candidates must possess a degree from a recognized university or equivalent. Indian Naval Academy:The candidates must possess a Bachelor of Engineering degree. Air Force Academy:The candidates must
A person having foreign citizenship cannot apply for CDS but If He/She has an Indian passport and documents supporting his/her claim of Indian citizenship then they can apply for CDS.
The toughness level varies from easy to difficult depending upon a candidate’s approach and preparation.
For CDS paper, each question carries 4 options and out of which only 1 option is correct. For each incorrect answer, 1/3 of the marks will be deducted. More than one option marked is treated as incorrect.
The written exam of CDS is of total 300 marks and each section is 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks of each section are 20% of the total marks. It becomes compulsory for candidates to score a minimum of 60 marks to qualify the exam.
The selected candidates undergo rigorous training in respective academies. Indian Military Academy Army, Dehradun - 18 months (1.5 yrs) training Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala - 18 months (1.5 yrs) training