Union Public Service Commission
Combined Defence Service
UPSC CDS Vacancies:
Indian Military Academy, Hyderabad – 250; Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala – 40; Air Force Academy, Hyderabad – 32; Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai (for men) – 175; Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai (for woman) – 25
Now, let us furnish the pattern of the examination so that a candidate can prepare accordingly keeping in mind the number of vacancies.
CDS Examination Pattern:
This examination consists of written examination and Personal interview.
A. Written Examination
For Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy
There are three papers for these three courses, English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. Time duration for each test is 2 hours respectively. Each paper carries 100 marks respectively.
Officer’s Training Academy
Two papers are there for Officer’s Training Academy. Marks allotted are 100 marks for each paper. Total time for each paper is 2 hours.
B. Personal Interview
Applicants who qualify in the written examination will be interviewed by the panel of members. The candidates personality and intelligence are tested in this section of selection.
– The question paper will consists of multiple choice questions. The question papers of General English and Elementary Mathematics will be set in English and Hindi.
– The candidates must write the papers in their own handwriting
– The candidates are not allowed to use calculators inside the examination hall.
– There is penalty for every wrong answer marked by the candidate. Each wrong answer will deduct one third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question as penalty.