UPSC CDS (II) Exam 2016: Complete Detail

UPSC has announced CDS II 2016 exam includes SSC women (non-technical course. The official notification has been issued in this regard on 15th July 2016. The registration will start from 16th July 2016 and close on 12th Aug 2016.

UPSC CDS (II) Exam 2016 Important Dates

  • Closing Date to Apply: 12th Aug 2016
  • Examination Date: 23rd Oct 2016
  • Admit Card Released Date: September 2016
  • Written Exam Result: January 2017
  • Final Exam: June 2017

combined defence service exam

Eligibility Criteria

The CDS is meant only to be registered by the graduates, for these the eligibility criteria is as under:-

For naval academy

  • Qualification: The candidates should have a degree of B.Sc. with physics or mathematics or Bachelor of engineering.
  • Age limit: The age should be between 19 to 24 years.

For air Force academy

  • Qualification: The candidates should hold the certificate of 10+2 with Mathematics & Physics or having Engineering degree.
  • Age: The candidates should have the age between 19 to 24 years.

For Indian military Academy/ Officers training academy

  • Qualification: To apply for this course, the candidates required a graduation degree/bachelor degree in any subject.
  • Age: The age should be between 19 to 25 years.

Physical Standard: The candidates should also fit according to the norms fixed by the commission. The admission is only possible if the candidates physically fit.

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Combined Defence Service Exam Exam Pattern

The selection procedure for the admission consist of written test and interview. Naval academy/ Air force academy/ Indian military academy follows an objective test of 300 marks and Officers training academy follows an objective test of 200 marks.

Papers to get admission in Naval Academy, Air Force and Indian Military Academy:

Subject Maximum Marks Duration
English 100 2 Hours
General Knowledge 100 2 Hours
Elementary Mathematics 100 2 Hours

Papers go get admission in Training Academy as admission to officers

Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
English 100 2 Hours
General Knowledge 100 2 Hours

Candidates selected in written exam are sent for a very exhausting personal interview that lasts about a week under the selection procedure of SSB(Service Selection Board) During this week candidates experience an amazing one week with their Physical test the most and a very tough psychological test. This toughness to make sure that the selected one is a pure officers material. After this qualifier is sent to armed officers training again an life making super adventures that could be lived here only with a professional training becoming a matured person to an unmatured common man. This all is follows on the principle of psychologically famous theory i.e. trait theory. That bring out all inner potential possible by this extensive training. Being a pure officer material a potential is ready to serve for their services.

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How to Apply for CDS Exam 2016

Now, all the competitive exam’s application procedure is online. So, the candidates are required to apply through online procedure. Offline application will not be accepted by the commission.  The candidates can apply through the main official website

Check Complete UPSC CDS Application Form Procedure 2016

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