CDS 2018 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Results

For graduate candidates who wish to pursue their career as commissioned officers in Army, Navy and Air Force twice a year by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Combined Defence Services commonly known as CDS. For recruiting around 800 officers’ vacancies in Indian Army, Navy, Air Force CDS 2018 will be conducted. Twice a year this CDS exam is being conducted and each time around 00 vacant positions are there. The CDS is a written i.e. pen paper test which an aspirants primary step to become an officer. All the aspirants who clear the CDS are called up for SSB interview process. All the interested, eligible and nation lovers are being advised to go through this following article as this is having all the important information regarding the CDS 2018.

CDS {Combined Defence Services} 2018
CDS 2018

CDS 2018

Level of ExaminationPG Level
Examination CategoryNational Level Examination For Admission
Exam ConductsOnce a year
Examination Score ValidityOne year
Official websitewww.upsc.gov.in
Conducting AuthorityUnion Public Service Commission
Name of examinationCombined Defence Services 2018
Contact Number011 2338 5271

Combined Defence Services 2018 Eligibility Criteria

  • Age criteria for all i.e. IMA/NA/AFA/OTA-Men/OTA-Women or Non-Technical is between 20 to 24yrs.
  • For all the streams the degree of graduation is required, but for AFA the degree with physics and mathematics in 10+2 is required.
  • For all the streams the aspirant should be unmarried but for OTA-Men the aspirant can be married also and for OTA-Women or Non Technical the aspirant can be widow.

Combined Defence Services 2018 Dates

EventsCDS I DatesCDS II Dates
Application form filling CommencementNovember 9, 2017August 9, 2018
CDS 2018 application form EndingDecember 2, 2017September 8, 2018
CDS 2018 ExamFebruary 5, 2018November 19, 2018
CDS 2018 admit card DeclarationJanuary 6, 2018October, 2018
Declaration of CDS 2018 ResultsApril, 2018December, 2018

Combined Defence Services 2018 Application Form

  • First of all go to the official website.
  • Directly go to the notification section and search there for the registration form.
  • Open the link and fill up the application form correctly.
  • After proper filling of application kindly attach all the required documents along with your recent photograph and signature.
  • At last the online payment of the fee has to be done.
  • Take out at least two copies of your filled application form.

Combined Defence Services 2018 Examination Pattern

SectionTimeQuestionsMarks
General Knowledge2hrs120100
English2hrs120100
Elementary Mathematics2hrs100100

CDS 2018 Officers Training Academy

SectionTimeQuestionsMarks
General Knowledge2hrs120200
English2hrs120200

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How To Prepare NDA 2018 Exam: 

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NDA 2018 FAQ {Frequently Asked Question}

Q1. What is CDS Exam basically?

Ans. CDS or Combined Defense Services is a national level examination which is conducted twice a year by the UPSC. This exam is conducted to recruit candidates in the Indian forces of Army, Airforce and Navy .

Q2. When will the Application Process will begin?

Ans. On 9th of Nov 2017 and 9th of August 2018 for CDS I and CDS II respectively the Registration Process will commence.

Q3. What is the age criteria for CDS 2018?

Ans. The age of the Candidate should be between 20 to 24yrs.

Q4. Is there any age relaxation for reserved category Candidates?

Ans. Yes, there is relaxation in age for reserved category candidates as per the rules and regulations of UPSC.

Q5. What is the minimum required percentage for applying for the same?

Ans. There is no such criteria but make sure to go through the eligibility criteria mentioned above in this page.

Q6. Can Candidates who are in last year of Graduation apply for the same?

Ans. Yes, but the passing certificate should be in your hands on or before SSB.

Q7. Is the application form also available in offline mode?

Ans. No, the candidate will have to fill up the application form in online mode.

Q8. What will be the pattern of the CDS Exam?

Ans. Questions will come from 2 sections namely, Elementary Mathematics, English and General Knowledge. The total number of questions will be 100 in mathematics and 120 in General Awareness and 120 in English.

Q9. Is there any negative marking in CDS Exam?

Ans. Yes, there is negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer here.

Q10. What is the fees for non reserved category aspirants?

Ans. 100 rupees will be charged from the aspirants of non reserved category.

Q11. Any section will be a descriptive test?

Ans. No both the sections will be of Objective type.

Q12. What is the official Website for CDS?

Ans. www.upsc.gov.in is the official website for CDS.

Q13. Can I deposit the Fees Offline?

Ans. No, the fee has to be deposited in online mode only.

Q14. From how many months earlier the preparation should start?

Ans. The aspirant should start his preparation at least 1 to 2 years before the Examination.

Q15. I have deposited the fees now i don’t want to appear in the exam can i get the fee back?

Ans. No, the fee once paid will not be refundable.

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