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FAQs on Combined Defence Services CDS Exam 2017

Frequently asked questions on CDS Exam 2017

Combined Defence Service Examination [CDSE] is a written test consisting of three papers which is conducted in order to enable recruitment of officers in the three wings of the defence services, i.e. the Army, Navy and the Airforce. The next Combined Defence Services CDS Exam 2017 paper (I) will be conducted on February 5, 2017. The exam is conducted twice in a year the first one in February and the second one in September.

Where can I see the Latest CDS Notification?

  1. You can look for the UPSC CDS notification by simply clicking on the link here

What is the syllabus of CDS (I) Exam 2017?

The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian University. To be updated in General Knowledge and General Awareness it is suggested that you read news papers daily. This will not only help to improve your English, but also keep you updated on General Knowledge.

Please let me know the eligibility for CDS?

  1. Educational:

Male candidates can apply for IMA, AFA, NA and OTA and female candidates can apply only for OTA. The education qualification for applying in CDS is as follows:

Air Force Academy (AFA): Candidates willing to apply for Air force academy should have studied Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level along with a degree from recognized university or bachelor degree in engineering /technology. Women candidates can not apply for Air force academy.

Indian Military Academy (IMA): Aspirants willing to apply of Indian military academy through CDS (I) 2017 examination should have a degree from recognized university.

Naval Academy (NA): Aspirants applying for Indian naval academy should have engineering degree from any recognized university or institute.

Officers Training Academy (OTA): All other men candidates as well as women candidates applying for Officers training academy should have a degree to qualify for minimum educational qualification required by UPSC to fill application form of CDS (I) 2017.

What is the Procedure for applying CDS (I) 2017 online?

Candidates are required to apply online only using the link click here to apply

The applicants are advised to submit only single application, however if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID (Registration ID) is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc

The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.

Candidates are not required to submit alongwith their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding age, educational qualifications, SC/ST/OBC and fee remission etc.

The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination

The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website for downloading by candidates. No admission certificate will be sent by post

Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter located in the Commission’s Office either in person or over telephone 011-2338527/011-23381125/011-23098543

Admit Card

The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available on the UPSC website for downloading by candidates. No e-Admit Card will be sent by post

All the applicants are required to provide valid & active e-mail ID while filling up online application form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them

Please suggest best books for CDS preparation

Listed below are the some books:

Arihant CDS Entrance Examination (Self Study Guide) written by Dr. Satyajeet Rawat, Brijesh Tripathi & Neetika Goyal

Asian Combined Defence Services Exam Guide written by R. P. Verma

Combined Defence Services Exam Guide written by Datason Rp

What is the date of CDS (I) 2017 examination?

  1. The CDS (I) exam for 2017 will be held on February 05, 2017

What is the difference between CDS and NDA Exam?

  1.  Where the NDA examinations recruit for the Army, Naval and Air Force whereas the CDS examinations are conducted for recruitment for IMA, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and OTA.

What is the selection procedure after CDS?

  1. The selection procedure of CDS 2017 mentioned in the following steps:

Written Examination

Personality Test/ Personal Interview

Verification of the candidates

Medical Examination of the selected candidates

For detailed information on the above-mentioned steps, Click Here

What is the age limitation for appearing for CDS (I) 2017?


Indian Military Academy: 18-23 Years

Naval Academy: 18-23 Years

Air Force Academy: 20-24 Years

Officers’ Training Academy (for Men): 18-24 Years

Officers’ Training Academy (for Women): 18-24 Years


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3 Responses to “FAQs on Combined Defence Services CDS Exam 2017”

  1. Shubham says:

    Sir/Mam, my both eye power is 0.25 and i wear spects.So do i fit in the eligibility criteria.Pls inform me.

  2. DishantMajithia says:

    Where exactly do we go after training completion at IMA through CDS?

  3. Rakesh Nehra says:

    I have put IMA in first preference and OTA in second preference while filling the exam form…do I have to give elementary mathematics exam compulsorily? Or can I skip this exam…and give the other two only?