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UPSC CDS Exam Pattern 2018 (latest) – Written Exam, Personality Test

 

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UPSC CDS Exam 2018 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme

 
UPSC CDS Exam Pattern 2018 has been announced.  According to the official notification released by the UPSC-Union Public Service Commission the UPSC CDS Exam (I) 2018 will be held on February 2. The registration for the same has started on upsc.gov.in.
 
The last date to apply for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2018 is December 4, till 6 pm
 
UPSC CDS Exam (I) 2018 will be conducted as:

  1. Written examination
  2. Interview for intelligence and personality test (vide Part ‘B’ of this Appendix) of such candidates as may be called for interview at one of the Services Selection Centres.

 
The Written Exam Pattern UPSC CDS Exam (I) 2018

 

  • For examination to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy –

 

Subjects
 
English –     2 hour exam for 100 marks
 
General Knowledge – 2 hour exam for 100 marks
 
Elementary Mathematics – 2 hour exam for 100 marks

 

  • For Admission to Officers Training Academy

 

Subjects
 
English – 2 hours exam for 100 marks  
 
General Knowledge 2 hours exam for 100 marks
 
The maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy respectively
 
All subject papers will have objective type questions
 
Also See : UPSC CDS Exam Syllabus 2018
 
The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English
 
Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them
 
Only questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures will be set in the question papers, wherever necessary
 
Also See: Indian Army Entrance Exams – Latest Notifications
 
The UPSC has the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination
 
The candidates are not permitted to use calculator for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). Calculators will not be allowed in the examination hall.
 
Intelligence and Personality Test: UPSC CDS Exam (I) 2018
 
There are two stages for the SSB procedure
 
Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for stage II.
 
Stage I
 

  • This consists of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception* Description Test (PP&DT).
  • The candidates will be shortlisted based on combination of performance in OIR Test and PP and DT.

 
Stage II

  • Interview
  • Group Testing Officer Tasks
  • Psychology Tests
  • Conference

 
These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these tests are given on the website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in
 
Exam centres:

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur And Visakhapatnam.
 
Also  see: UPSC Exam Eligibility Conditions 2018 
 

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