'CDS' is an acronym for 'Combined Defence Services' Examination which is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy.
How many times CDS is held in a year?
The written exam of Combined Defense Service Examination (CDSE) is conducted twice every year, generally in the month of February and August.
Can females apply for OTA through CDS exam?
No. But they can join Airforce through AFCAT exam conducted by the Indian Airforce twice in year.
Can we apply for CDS after 12th?
No. only graduate students are applicable for CDS Entry. You have to pass NDA exam if you are interested to join army after 10+2.
What is the age limit for CDS?
20 to 24 Years. However, for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) the age lmit is relaxable up to 26 Yrs.
Is there any percentage criteria (Graduation) for CDS?
No specific percentage is required for CDS. Simply Graduation (3 years) is required to apply for CDS exam. Graduate candidates from Science stream are eligible to join all the three wings of defense.