Best CDS Coaching In Lucknow

Best CDS Coaching In Lucknow

Best CDS Coaching In Lucknow

BEST CDS COACHING IN LUCKNOW

What Is CDS Exam?

Combined Defence Services Examination commonly known as CDS is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment of Commissioned Officers in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. The exam is held twice a year usually in February and September. Lakhs of candidates appear for the national level defence entrance examination.

CDS Eligibility Criteria 2020

To be eligible for CDS 2020 exam, candidates need to fulfill the following eligibility criteria.

Age Limits, Sex And Marital Status

For Indian Military Academy (IMA), unmarried candidates born not earlier than January 2, 1997 and not later than January 1, 2002 can only apply.

For Indian Naval Academy (IMA), unmarried male candidates born not earlier than January 2, 1997 and not later than January 1, 2002 are eligible.

Candidates applying for Air Force Academy should be between 20 to 24 years as on January 1, 2021 (born not earlier than January 2, 1997 and not later than January 1, 2001).

For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for men), unmarried male candidates born not earlier than January 2, 1996 and not later than January 1, 2002 are eligible for the exam.

For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course), candidates should be unmarried and born not earlier than January 2, 1996 and not later than January 1, 2002.

Educational Qualification

For IMA and Officers’ Training Academy, candidates must be a graduate.

For Indian Naval Academy, candidates must have a degree in Engineering from a recognised university.

For Air Force Academy, a degree with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering is necessary.

Physical Fitness

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to CDS exam.

CDS 2020 Dates

UPSC has announced CDS 2020 exam dates. As per UPSC 2020 calendar, CDS 1 exam will be conducted on February 2, 2020, while CDS 2 will be held on November 8, 2020. The table below provides CDS exam dates.

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CDS 2020 Highlights

Name of examCombined Defence Services Examination
Conducted byUnion Public Service Commission
Exam levelNational
Exam frequencyTwice a year
Exam modeOnline
Exam mode2 hours
Language of question paperEnglish and Hindi
Exam FeesRs 200
Exam purposeTo select candidates as Commissioned Officers in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force
CDS vacancies418
No of test cities41
Official websiteupsc.gov.in
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CDS 2020 Dates

CDS 1 2020 events EventsCDS 1 2020 DatesSalient Features
NotificationOctober 30, 2019The notification was released by UPSC
Application formOctober 30, 2019CDS application form is available online now
Last date to applyNovember 19, 2019Candidates can fill their application form till this date
Application withdrawalNovember 26 to December 3, 2019The application withdrawal facility was available for candidates who do not want to appear in the exam
Admit cardJanuary 9, 2020CDS 1 admit card 2020 was released by UPSC
Exam dateFebruary 2, 2020CDS 1 exam will be conducted offline across 41 test cities
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CDS 2 2020 Dates

CDS 2020 EventsCDS 2020 DatesSalient Features
NotificationAugust 5The notification for CDS 2 will be released
Release of CDS application formAugust 5Online registrations for the exam will begin
Last date to applyAugust 25Candidates can apply online for the exam till this date
Exam dateNovember 8CDS 2 exam will be conducted across various cities
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CDS 2020 Selection Process

The selection process of CDS recruitment includes two stages –

Written Exam – This is the first stage of CDS selection process. Candidates who register successfully for the exam are required to appear in the written exam. According to the CDS exam pattern, the written exam for IMA, INA and Air Force comprises three sections – English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. The total mark of the test is 300. The written exam for Officers’ Training Academy consists of two sections – English and General Knowledge. Total mark of the test is 200. Candidates qualifying the written exam will be called for SSB Interview for intelligence and personality test.

SSB Interview – There are two stages in SSB Interview – Psychological Aptitude Test and intelligence Test. Candidates qualifying the stage one will be called for the second stage.

Final selection of candidates is done based on their performance in written exam and SSB Interview. Selected candidates will have to undergo training at Warriors Defence Academy in Lucknow.

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CDS 2020 FAQs

Q.1 What is the salary offered to candidates?

Ans 1. The cadets are paid Rs 56,100 monthly. During training, the stipend to the cadets is Rs 6000 per month in OTA while Rs 12,000 per month in IMA, INA and Air Force academies.

Q.2 Can girls apply for CDS exam?

Ans 2. Yes, girls can apply for CDS exam. They are considered for OTA and are allotted SSC (Short Service Commission) in the non-Technical cadre.

Q.3 Can I give CDS exam after class 12?

Ans 3. No, to be eligible for the exam candidates must have passed graduation.

Q.4 How to prepare for CDS exam?

Ans 4. Candidates should first understand the CDS syllabus and pattern. Then they should prepare proper study routine. Clear basics and understand the concepts.

Q.5 How many attempts are permitted for CDS exam?

Ans 5. There is no limit in the number of attempts.

Q.6 How can I apply for CDS exam?

Ans 6. Candidates need toapply online for CDS exam.

Q.7 Is calculator allowed in CDS exam?

Ans 7. No, calculator is not allowed in CDS exam.

Q.8 What is the pass marks for CDS?

Ans 8. The written exam of CDS is conducted for 300 marks and the qualifying score in the exam is 20% of the total marks i.e. 60. Candidates need to qualify in all three papers of CDS exam.
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