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CDS IMPORTANT DATES

S.No.

Name of Exam

Date of Notification

Last Date

Date of Commencement of Exam

Duration of Exam

1.

CDS Examination (I), 2022

22nd Dec 2021

11th Jan 2022

10th April 2022 (Sunday)

1 Day

2.

CDS Examination (II), 2022

18th May 2022

14th June 2022

04th Sept 2022 (Sunday)

1 Day

CDS Eligibility Criteria 2021

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Combined Defence Services Exams (CDS) twice every year for the recruitment of aspirants into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. 

Age Limits, GENDER and Marital Status

The age limit of candidates should be as given below:

Educational Qualifications

The educational qualification prescribed for admission to the different academies is given below.

On the date of commencement of the SSB Interview, the candidates with their first preference as Army/Navy/Air Force are required to submit the proof of Graduation/provisional certificates.

Physical Standards

CDS Exam Pattern

Written Exams

Section No. of questions Maximum marks
English 120 100
General Knowledge 120 100
Elementary Mathematics 100 100

CDS EXAM SYLLABUS

CDS Cut off for written exam

Previous Year CDS Cutoff for Written Exam

2020 (1) 2019 (2) 2019(1) 2018 (2) 2018 (1) 2017(2)
Academy Written Final Written Final Written Final Written Final Written Final Written Final
IMA 130 250 134 258 116 242 116 242 118 240 120 244
INA 118 242 122 245 105 233 102 228 98 225 111 237
AFA 143 274 148 272 129 264 131 253 138 279 135 260
OTA(Men) 93 173 95 176 78 160 80 162 69 154 86 167
OTA(Women) 93 177 95 179 78 162 80 163 69 150 86 171

SELECTION PROCESS

Stages of the Recruitment process involve:

If selected, you get admitted to one of the following-

AFTER THE CDS EXAM

The final selections will be made based on the vacancies available.

Download CDS Past Year Papers Here...