CDS Exam Pattern and Most Appropriate Books to Refer

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is going to conduct Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination on November 23, 2016.This test is conducted for recruitment in various vacancies under different departments: Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. The exam pattern of UPSC CDS exam is given below:

The exam is conducted in following manner:

 

 

1. Written
i. InWritten Exam, Objective Type questions are asked. The time duration allotted for exam is 2hrs and maximum marks for each subject is 100.
ii. For the candidates who are appearing for Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air force Academy written test comprises of three subjects: English, General Knowledge and Elementary mathematics.

iii. For candidates who are appearing for officers training academy, the written test comprising of subjects English and General Knowledge are conducted.
iv. Candidates who clear written exam are detailed for intelligence and personality test at the (SSB) Service Selection Board by the respective service HQ.

Disha publication specializes in CDS books for wriiten exam. With the help of these books , candidates can excel in CDS exam.

 

(A) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:

Name of Subject Time Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 Hours 100

(B) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

Name of Subject Time Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100

 

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.

The papers in all the subjects will consists of objective type questions only. The question papers of General Knowldege and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English. In order to make your preparation fruitful, it is advisable to refer to CDS Practice Book. Disha publication’s CDS exam book called  CDS- 10 year topic wise solved papers 2007 – 2016, provides you detailed solution of each and every . Once, the candidate clears CDS written exam, he grows to the next phase of selection.

2. Interview/ Personality Test: The candidates who are selected in written test , enter the next round called interview. The SSB procedure consists of two stage selection process-Stage I and Stage II. The candidates who clear stage I are permitted to appear for Stage II.
a. In Stage I, the candidates have to go through Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests .OIR tests are Picture Perception Description Test (P&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on combination of performance in QIR Test and PP and DT.
b. Stage II comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officers Tasks, Psychology Tests and the conference.

These tests are conducted over 4 days.
The marks are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate in all the tests.

Disha publication aims at delivering clear and detailed information to the candidates. Understand the CDS exam pattern well. If you Practice well and read CDS Exam Preparation Book well, your dream to clear the exam would not be very far.

Wish you luck.

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