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Combined Defense Services (CDS) examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. Only candidates who are unmarried and have completed their graduation are eligible to sit for this exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective academies after an interview is conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).
 

Eligibility for CDS 2023:-

Nationality:-  A candidate must either be

a) A citizen of India
b) A subject of Bhutan
c) A subject of  Nepal
d) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 01, 1962 with the of permanently settling in India'
e) A Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
 
Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status -
 
(i) For IMA  - Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2003 only are eligible.
 
(ii) For Indian Naval Academ y - Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2003 only are eligible. 
 
(iii) For Air Force Academy - 20 to 24 years as on 1st January, 2023 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2003 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1997 and not later than 1st January, 2003 only are eligible.
 
Educational Qualifications -
 
i) For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai - Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.
 
ii) For Indian Naval Academy - Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution.
 
(iii) For Air Force Academy - Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering. 

 

CDS Registration / Application Form

CDS 2023 Registration/Application Form:-
 
 
Apply online at website -  http://upsconline.nic.in
 
Exam Fee - Rs. 200/-  (excepting Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee)
 
Mode of Payment - By depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.
 
Upload - photograph and signature duly scanned in the .jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 300 KB each and must not be less than 20 KB. 
 


 

 

CDS Exam Dates

CDS 2023 Exam Dates:-

 
C.D.S. Examination (I) 2023 -

Apply online at website - https://www.upsc.gov.in from 21.12.2022 to 10.01.2023

Date of commencement of Exam - 16.04.2023, Sunday

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C.D.S. Examination (II) 2023 -

Date of Notification - 17.05.2023

Last Date for receipt of Applications - 06.06.2023

Date of commencement of Exam - 03.09.2023, Sunday

Duration of Exam - 1 Day
 
 

UPSC Exam 2023 Dates


CDS Syllabus

CDS 2023 Syllabus:- 

 

STANDARD -
 
The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian University.
 
SYLLABUS -
 
ENGLISH -
 
The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.
 
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE -
 
General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of a nature which candidate should be able to answer without special study.
 
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS -
 
ARITHMETIC -
 
Number System - Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations, addition, substraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal fractions. Unitary method, time and distance, time and work, percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.
 
Elementary Number Theory - Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11. Multiples and factors. Factorisation Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm. Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables. 
 
ALGEBRA -
 
Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M., Theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns—analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear inequations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable & their solutions. Set language and set notation, Rational expressions and conditional identities, Laws of indices.
 
TRIGONOMETRY -
 
Sine ×, cosine ×, Tangent × when 0° < × < 90° Values of sin ×, cos × and tan ×, for × = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90° Simple trigonometric identities. Use of trigonometric tables. Simple cases of heights and distances.
 
GEOMETRY -
 
Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on (i) Properties of angles at a point, (ii) Parallel lines, (iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, (iv) Congruency of triangles, (v) Similar triangles, (vi) Concurrence of medians and altitudes, (vii) Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square, (viii) Circles and its properties including tangents and normals, (ix) Loci.
 
MENSURATION -
 
Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle and circle. Areas of figures which can be split up into these figures (Field Book), Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface area and volume of spheres.
 
STATISTICS -
 
Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation frequency polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts etc. Measures of central tendency.
 
INTELLIGENCE AND PERSONALITY TEST -
 
The SSB procedure consists of two stage Selection process - stage I and stage II. Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for stage II. The details are:-
 
a) Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception* Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on combination of performance in OIR Test and PP&DT.
 
b) Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these tests are given on the website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. 

 

Paper Pattern

CDS 2023 Pattern :- 

 

(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy -
 
Subject - Duration - Maximum Marks -
 
1. English - 2 Hours - 100 marks
 
2. General Knowledge - 2 Hours - 100 marks
 
3. Elementary Mathematics - 2 Hours - 100 marks
 
(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy -
 
Subject - Duration - Maximum Marks -
 
1. English - 2 Hours - 100 marks
 
2. General Knowledge - 2 Hours - 100 marks
 
PENALITY FOR WRONG ANSWERS -
 
Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers. 
 
There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate. One third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty. 
 

 

CDS Preparation

CDS 2023 Preparation - 

CDS Notification

CDS 2023 Notification:-

 
C.D.S. Examination (I) 2023 -

Apply online at website - https://www.upsc.gov.in from 21.12.2022 to 10.01.2023

Date of commencement of Exam - 16.04.2023, Sunday

Click here for more details.

C.D.S. Examination (II) 2023 -

Date of Notification - 17.05.2023

Last Date for receipt of Applications - 06.06.2023

Date of commencement of Exam - 03.09.2023, Sunday

Duration of Exam - 1 Day