CDS 2019 (Combined Defence Service) is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) . It is conducted twice a year. Candidate clearing this exam is recruited to Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun, Indian Naval Academy (INA) Ezhimala, Air Force Academy Hyderabad, Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Chennai (Madras) .
Women candidates are eligible only for OTA. Candidates joining the first three institute get permanent commission while the one joining OTA get short service commission. For further details go through the article to check more details about CDS 2019 application form, CDS exam pattern, CDS eligibility & syllabus.
CDS 2019 Latest Updates
Notification of CDS 2019
CDS (I) notification has been released by UPSC and the filling of application form was available from 31st October, 2018 and the last date to fill the application form was 26th November, 2018. Candidates can fill through online mode only. The following is the complete detail:
|Exam||Notification Date||Last date||Last date to pay the fees(Online/offline)|
|CDS I||31st October, 2018||26th November, 2018||26th November, 2018|
|CDS II||12th June, 2019||8th July, 2019||8th July, 2019|
Also Check: CDS 2020
CDS 2019 Exam Schedule
CDS 2019 exam schedule has been released, below we have provided some important dates related to CDS 2019 entrance exam.
|CDS I||CDS II|
|Releasing of official notification||31st October, 2018||12th June, 2019|
|Availability of application form||31st October, 2018||12th June, 2019|
|Last date to fill application form||26th November, 2018||8th July, 2019|
|Releasing of admit card||11th January, 2019||last week of August, 2019|
|Date of examination||3rd February, 2019||8th September, 2019|
|Publishing of result||April, 2019||October, 2019|
CDS 2019 Result
CDS 2019 result will be declared in the month of April 2019 for CDS I while that for CDS II will be declared in the month of October. Candidates can check the result through the online mode by entering their roll number and date of birth.
CDS Selection Procedure
Candidate qualifying written exam is called for interview by SSB (Service Selection Board). And finally the selected candidates are appointed for their respective training academies. The SSB selection round starts after 3 or 4 months of the written result.
CDS 2019 Application Form
CDS 2019 online application form was available through online mode. Candidates can fill the application form through the UPSC official website. The UPSC CDS I application form has been released on 31st October, 2018. Whereas the UPSC CDS II application form will be released on 12th June, 2019.
CDS 2019 Eligibility criteria
CDS 2019 Eligibility Criteria is given below before applying kindly read it.
- The following criteria must be fulfilled.
- Indian Nationals are eligible
- Candidate must have completed Graduation from any stream and pursuing in the last year of graduation can also apply.
- Only Unmarried male/female can apply
- The applicant age should be below 25 yrs
The eligibility criteria for different academy is given below:
|Academy Name||Qualification Criteria||Age Limit|
|Indian Military Academy (IMA)||Graduation or Equivalent Degree||20-25 years|
|Indian Naval Academy (INA)||Degree in Engineering||20-24 years|
|Indian Airforce Academy (IAF)||Degree in B.E or B.tech/B.sc with 10+2 Certificate||20-25 years|
|Officer’s Training Academy(Women) (OTA)||Graduation in any discipline from recognized University||Only Unmarried Candidates (20-25 years)|
|Officer’s Training Academy (Men) (OTA)||Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university||Unmarried Candidates (20-25 years)|
CDS Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of CDS exam is given below. The Exam is conducted in offline mode and bilingual except English section. The pattern of the written examination is as follows:
CDS Written Exam Pattern
|Subject||Duration||No. of questions||Maximum Marks|
|General knowledge||2 hours||120||100|
|Mathematics (only for male candidates)||2 hours||120||100|
Note: Candidate must note that there is a 0.33 negative marking for the wrong attempt.
The candidates appearing in the CDS exam, must be aware of the CDS syllabus. For admission in Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air force Academy candidate have three subjects :English , General knowledge and Mathematics.
But for admission to officer’s training academy There are only two subjects English and General knowledge .
English: Mostly grammatical and vocabulary part to test the English skills of the candidate.
General knowledge: It includes basic topics of around the world like politics, sports, banking, awards, etc. And current affairs of last 6 months.
Mathematics: Major topics include arithmetic, geometry, algebra, trigonometry, mensuration etc.
CDS 2019 Admit Card
CDS 2019 Admit card is available through online mode on 11th January for CDS(I) and in the month of August for CDS (II). Candidates can download the admit card from the official site and get information about the exam center and timing of the exam. Candidates are also advised to take the two printout of the admit card.