The "Combined Defence Services" Examination is conducted twice a year by the Union Public
Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training
Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy.
The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June,
and the examinations are conducted in February and September respectively. Only unmarried
graduates are eligible to sit for the exam.
Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview
conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).
The Combined Defense Services (CDS) provides excellent career opportunities for young and
courageous individuals who nurture a strong feeling of patriotism.
UPSC conducts CDS examination, twice every year for the selection in Indian Armed Forces,
Army, Navy and Air Force.
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The selection process consists of a written exam and personality test by the Service Selection
Board. After the final selection, the candidates are sent to, depending upon their choice
indicated in the application forms and merit list ranking, one of the following institutes for
1. Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun
2. Naval Academy, Goa
3. Air Force Academy, Begumpet, Hyderabad
4. Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai
5. Those joining the first three institutes get permanent commission, however cadets passing
out of OTA get short service commission.
For Indian Military Academy and Officers’ Training Academy : Degree of a recognised
university or equivalent.
For Naval Academy : B.Sc. (with Physics & Mathematics ) or Bachelor of Engineering.
For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognised university (with Physics and Mathematics at
10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering
(C) Candidates who are studying in final year Degree Course and yet to pass final year
degree examination or equivalent examination can also apply for the Examination, but they
will be required to submit proof of passing the Degree Examination or equivalent examination
by the specified dates.
(B) Physical Standards: candidates must be physically fit according to the physical standards
for admission to combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) (II), 2012 as prescribed in
the detailed advertisement.
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