C.D.S. Examination (I) - 2nd Feb., 2020 & C.D.S. Examination (II) – 8th Nov., 2020 (Download PDF)

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UPSC will be conducting CDS 2020 examination to select the eligible candidates for Indian army, navy, air force and officer’s training academies. The exam will be held twice a year on 2nd February 2020 and 8th November 2020. Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission biannually and Officers Training Academy

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Exam Dates:

CDS I

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Events

February 2020

November 2020

Commencement of Online Application

October 30,2019

August 5,2020

Closing date for receipt of application form

November 19,2019

August 25,2020

Issue of CDS 2020 Admit card

January 11,2020

October 11,2020

CDS Written Exam

February 02,2020

November 8,2020

Declaration of result

March 2020 (tentative)

December 2020 (tentative)

CDS II

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Online application form submission date start

5th August 2020

Last date of application form date

25th August 2020

Admit card download date

November 2020

Date of exam

8th November 2020

Result date Announced

December 2020

Eligibility Criteria:

Minimum eligibility requirements must be fulfilled by the candidate at the time of application. Given below are educational qualifications, age criteria and marital status required for appearing in CDS Exam.

Educational Qualification:

  • The eligibility criteria differ post to post. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility before applying for the post they are interested in. Candidates who are pursuing final year/semester of their Degree course at present are also eligible to apply for CDS Exam 2020 on a provisional basis.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university is necessary for Indian Military Academy (IMA).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology from a recognized university or equivalent is necessary for Indian Naval Academy (INA).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology from a recognized university or degree from a recognized university with Physics & Mathematics as subjects for Air Force Academy (AFA).
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/equivalent for Officers Training Academy (OTA).
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university for Officers Training Academy.

Age Limit:

  • Candidate should be older than 19 years to apply for any academy. The age limit will be calculated as on January 01,2020. For IMA – 19 years to 24 years For AFA – 19 years to 23 years For INA – 19 years to 22 years For OTA – 19 years to 25 years
  • Nationality:
  • Candidates must be citizens of India.
  • Subjects of Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, Burma, Sri Lanka & various East African Countries are also eligible.
  • Candidates will have to produce a certificate issued by authorities of Government of India certifying the claim.

Registration:

  • Log on to the official site of UPSC@https://upsc.gov.in/
  • Click on Examination tab.
  • Select the option of ‘Combined Defense Services Examination (I) ‘.
  • Part I of Registration page will open.
  • Fill details such as Name, Date of birth, E-mail ID, Category, etc.
  • Choose preference from IMA, INA, AFA and OTA. Preference for the various fields should be indicated using numbers 0/1/2/3/4 with 1 being the highest preference and 4 being the lowest.
  • Mention if you have obtained or are likely to obtain a NCC ‘C’ certificate (Sr. Division).
  • Also specify whether you are already serving the armed forces.
  • Verify the information mentioned in the Application form and modify it in case of any error.
  • No changes or modifications will be entertained after this stage.
  • After Part 1of Registration obtain the unique Registration ID and other details for future reference.

Exam Pattern:

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Subjects

No. of questions

Max. Marks

Duration

General Knowledge

120

100

120 minutes

English Language

120

100

120 minutes

Elementary Mathematics

100

100

120 minutes

CDS exam pattern for admission to OTA:

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Questions

Marks

Duration

120

100

120 minutes

120

100

120 minutes

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- Published/Last Modified on: July 6, 2019

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