CDS 2013 –Last day for receipt of applications is 10th December 2012

CDS is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice a year (February and August). CDS Exam (1), 2013 will be held on 17th Feb 2013 and the last day for receipt of applications is 10th December 2012. CDS Exam (2) 2013 will be held on 8th September 2013 and the last date for receipt of applications is 24th June 2013. CDS or the combined Defence services examination is the gateway to the most rewarding careers in the defence forces. CDS (Combined Defence Service) is the most promising career where young graduates can join the service wings to serve the nation.

1) Indian Military Academy -250 seats
2) Indian Naval Academy- 40 seats
3) Air force Academy- 32 seats
4) Officers training Academy- 175 seats
5) Officer’s training Academy- 30 seats

CDS 2013 Application forms
Candidates are required to apply CDS Exam (1) 2013 using the link Detailed instructions for filling up the online applications are available in the official website. It is advisable to fill one single application to avoid duplication.
Applicants are required to pay e examination fee of Rs 200(Rupees Two Hundred) either by remitting the money at any branches of SBI or by using net banking facility. Candidates are requested to apply well in advance without waiting for the last date of submission to avoid the last minute hassles.
CDS Examination centers
CDS examination is conducted at various centers throughout the country. Candidates have to select their examination center while filling in the application form. The exam centers for CDS exam and the date of the examination are liable to changed at the discretion of the Union Public Service Commission. Detailed information is available in the official website

CDS-2013 Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria vary for the various departments and candidates have to go through this before filling the application form.
For IMA and OTA: Degree from a recognized university- Age limit 19-24 years
For Naval Academy: Degree in engineering – Age limit 19-22 years
For Air force Academy: Degree from a recognized university with physics and mathematics in 10+2 or a bachelors’ in engineering – Age limit 19-23 years

CDS 2013 Scheme of examination
For admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval academy and Air Force Academy
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 hours 100
General Knowledge 2 hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 hours 100

For admission to officer’s Training Academy
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 hours 100
General Knowledge 2 hours 100

CDS Syllabus
The standard of elementary mathematics will be as per class 10th level. General Knowledge and English test follow the regular norms and all the questions are objective type with multiple choices. There is a test of intelligence and personality traits during SSB interview with group activities and group discussion.

CDS Results
CDS Results are announced by the Union Public Service Commission and candidates who are declared successful in the written examination will be detailed for intelligence and personality test at the Service Selection Board based on their preference.



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