CDS Exam 2019 Application Form | UPSC CDS Exam Date, Eligibility, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

All about CDS exam !

Combined defense service exam (CDS) is one of the most prestigious exam .its been conducted by UPSC twice a year . This exam helps candidate to get into defense services . Women’s do participate for OTA category .this exams gives a sense of pride in individual for serving our nation . Nothing would be suffice to match the potential and  enthusiasm of candidate serving in this firm for our nation . Life is not easy at defense .every day you are living for our nation . An amazing experience is served on daily basis and a huge respect to all defense enthusiast dreaming to be among one indulge in life saving cadre .

Getting into defense services is not that easy task though , you have to go through lots pain and hard ships . As its said “ The sweet the fruit , bitter is its process ” . Today we will check details regarding this service .solets start .

The Tentative schedule for CDS Exam based on previous year exam conducted in September – 

Online Application for cds exam 12thJune 2019 – july 2019
CDS 2 2019 exam Admit Cards 1st  week of August 2019
CDS 2 2019 exam date September 2019
Declaration of result of CDS 2 2019 exam To be notified later
CDS 2 2019  interview date To be notified later
Final selection of candidate in CDS 2 2019 To be notified later

How to apply for CDS 2 exam : 

Candidates who want to pursue defense career can go for this prestigious CDS exam , conducted by UPSC twice every year . According to tentative dates candidate needs to go on official  website of upsc and register their accordingly . When you go on official website of upsc you will get registration link .you can follow steps given below : –

Step 1 : –  Go on official website of  upscwww.upsconline.nic.into register for CDS 2 exam .

Step 2 : –  Click on Part 1 registration .

Step 3 : – Enter your personal details and educational qualification .

Step 4 : – Upload your scanned photo and signature as instructed while filling up the form .

Now you will get your registration number and password

Step 5 : – Again go on official website of  upsc to complete the procedure of registration for CDS 2 exam .

Step 6 : – Enter your exam city name .

Step 7 :-  Complete the process .

Step 8 : –  download pdf for further reference .

Hence , by following up the above process candidate gets registered for cds exam .

Now lets see for the educational qualification of CDS officer:

  1. Educational qualification for Air Force Academy : – Graduate degree is needed from a recognized university where physics and maths needs to be the subject with 10 + 2 . or else candidate need to be B .E i.e should have degree of bachelors of engineering .
  2. Educational qualification for Indian NavalAcademy : – Candidate should poses degree of engineering ( B E) from a recognized institute or university .
  3. Educational qualification for IMA and officer training academy :Any Graduate degree will do for officer training academy but it needs to be from recognized university .

Candidate in their final examination can also apply for this exam provided that they have their final mark sheet before the whole process gets over of cds recruitment procedure .

Online Application fee for cds 2 exam

Candidate needs to apply online in order to get into this exam procedure . While applying there is certain fees that needs to be paid in order to complete your application . Candidate has to pay Rs 200 / – in order to get in process . However females and SC / ST candidates are exempted from payment of fees .

General male candidate can pay the amount either by depositing cash at SBI bank or doing net banking .

Exam form has to be filled online only .no offline procedure is available for the same . Also payment needs to be made only by the modes stated above and no other payment method apart from cash at SBI , net banking and credit / debit card is accepted . Also once the fees is paid it is non refundable .

Now lets move toward the pattern of exam : –

CDS 2 exam in basically conducted in two steps : 

  1. Online test for CDS exam common for all branches except Officer Training academy .
  2. Interview for candidate who qualify round 1 .

Candidates need to score min marks in test for online exam in order to get selected for interview process . SSB interviews are conducted at different locations . Final merit list is thus prepared based on candidate performance .

Exam Pattern of cds 2 exam : 

For air force and Indian navy , same syllabus assured whereas for Officer Training Academy different syllabus is mentioned . lets get into details one by one .

  1. Subjects for cds 2 exam for admission to Indian Military Academy , Indian Naval Academy , Indian Air force Academy : –
Sr no Subjects Max Marks Duration
1. English 100 2 hr
2. General awareness 100 2 hr
3. Elementary maths 100 2 hr
  Total 300 6 hr

For admission to Officer training academy , we have different syllabus .

  1. Subjects for cds 2 exam for admission to Officer training academy: –
Sr no Subjects Max Marks Duration
1. English 100 2 hr
2. General awareness 100 2 hr
  Total 200 4hr

The marks allotted in interview is equivalent to each course .however candidate needs to secure best out of 300 , 300 , 300 , 200 to get admission in  Indian Military Academy , Indian Naval Academy , Indian Air force Academy and officer training academy .

Candidate should note that they will be penalty for every wrong answer  . i e marks will be deducted for every wrong answer marked so better be careful while marking answers in online mode for written online exam .

CDS 2 exam  Admit card:

Now once the form of CDS 2 exam is filled online , candidate waits for their admit card . Admit card are available on the official website of upsc . Following steps are given on how to download your admit card .

Step 1 : – Go on official website of UPSC

Step 2 : – Click on admit card link

Step 3 : – Enter your registration number

Step 4 : – enter your birth date or your password as instructed on website .

Step 5 : – Click on log in option .

Step 6 : – you will see your admit card .

Step 7 : – download  your admit card .

Admit card contains the information regarding your exam center and date .candidate needs to take hard copy of admit card while entering to exam  hall along with original photo identity proof .

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