Combined Defense Service Exam ( CDSE )

The "Combined Defence Services" Examination (CDS) is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian 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 November 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).

CDSE 2019 Exam Pattern

Indian Military Academy / Air Force Academy / Indian Naval Academy Syllabus:

Subject Marks Duration of Exam
English 100 2 hrs
General Knowledge 100 2 hrs
Elementary Mathematics  100 2 hrs


Officers' Training Academy Syllabus :

Subject Marks Duration of Exam
English 100 2 hrs
General Knowledge 100 2 hrs


The CDS Examination is of Objective type i.e it contains Multiple Choice Questions.

Combined Defence Services Exam Duration of each paper is 2 Hours.

And Each paper is conducted for 100 marks.

There is a negative mark for each wrong answer.

This UPSC CDS Examination for Elementary Maths paper is of Matriculation standard. Combined Defence Service Examination or CDSE 2019 is a pen and paper based exam.

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