Read the questions and their answers related to CDS Exam 2020 here.


CDS Exam 2020: UPSC conducts the CDS (I) and (II) Combined Defense Services (Combined Defense Services) exam twice every year. Candidates must be at least graduates to apply. Both men and women can apply for vacancies.

Candidates who are preparing to apply for CDS should check CDS eligibility 2020, which includes nationality, educational qualification, age, marital status and physical condition.

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Frequently asked questions related to UPSC CDS exam

Question 1: What is the full form of CDS?

answer : The full form of CDS is Joint Defense Services (Combined Defense Services).

Question 2: What is CDS?

answer : The Joint Defense Services Examination, commonly known as CDS, is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission to recruit commissioned officers in the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.

Selected candidates undergo training at the Indian Military Academy (IMA), the Indian Naval Academy (INA), the Air Force Academy (AFA) and the Officers’ Training Academy (OTA). This examination is conducted twice a year in February and September. Millions of candidates appear for the National Level Defense Entrance Examination.

Question 3: I am in the final year of graduation. Can I appear for the CDS exam?

answer : Yes, candidates who have completed graduation or final year are eligible to appear in the CDS exam.

Question 4: What is the qualification for the CDS exam?

answer : Qualification for CDS exam: IMA & OTA for: Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university or institute., For INA: Candidates should have a degree in engineering. & For the Air Force Academy: Candidates should have passed 12th standard with Physics and Mathematics and Degree from recognized university or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering / Technology.

Question 5: What is the age limit for CDS exam?

answer : Indian Military Academy: 19-24 years, Air Force Academy: 19-24 years, Naval Academy: 19-22 years & Officers Training Academy: 19-27 years

Question 6: What is the selection process for CDS exam admission

answer : The CDS exam selection process consists of four stages:
लिखित परीक्षा, व्यक्तित्व परीक्षण / व्यक्तिगत साक्षात्कार, उम्मीदवारों का सत्यापन & चयनित उम्मीदवारों की मेडिकल परीक्षा

Question 7: What is the training process for CDS exam admission

answer : If you are going to apply for the Indian Army, there are two conditions with which you will come many times. These two terms are OTA and IMA. The OTA is aimed at the Officers’ Training Academy and the IMA aims at the Indian Military Academy.

Question 8: What is the salary given to CDS candidates?

answer : Cadets are given Rs 56,100 monthly. During training, Rs 6000 per month is given in OTA while Rs 12,000 per month is given in IMA, INA and Air Force Academies.

Question 9: Can girls apply for CDS exam?

answer : Yes, girls can apply for the CDS exam. They are considered for OTAs.

Question 10: Can I take the CDS exam after class 12?

answer : No, to be eligible for the examination, candidates must have passed graduation.

Question 11: How many attempts are allowed for CDS exam?

answer : There is no limit to the number of attempts.

Question 12: NDA is tough or CDS?

answer : NDA is a bit easier to crack than CDS NDA.

Question 13: Are CDS held twice a year?

answer : Yes, CDS exam is conducted twice a year.

Question 14: I am 22 years old and I am married. Can I apply for Indian Naval Academy?

answer : No, you cannot apply to the Indian Naval Academy. Though you are qualified in age but you have to be unmarried to appear for INA.

Question 15: Is it necessary to qualify for CDS 1 before CDS 2?

answer: No – CDS 1 and CDS 2 are the same examinations that are conducted every year. The CDS exam is conducted twice every year and the candidate has to qualify once to be considered for recruitment.

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