Combined Defence Services Examination [UPSC CDS]


Exam Date : 5th February 2018 To 5th February 2018
Result Date : 13th June 2018

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Application forms, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern for UPSC CDS 2018

The application form for UPSC CDS Exam 2018 will commence on 9th November 2017 to 2nd December 2017.
The exam date for UPSC CDS Exam 2018 is announced on 5th February 2018.
The Syllabus for UPSC CDS Exam includes English, General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics and Personality and Intelligence test.

Important details regarding UPSC CDS Exam:

Exam Name

Joint Entrance Examination

Commonly known as


Exam Standards

National Level

Conducting Body


About UPSC CDS Exam:

  • 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 exams are conducted in February and November respectively.
  • The candidate must be an unmarried graduate to be eligible to sit for the exam.
  • Successful candidates of an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB) are admitted into the respective Academies.
  • Candidates qualifying the written test are interviewed by the Service Selection Board.
  • Women candidates are eligible for OTA (Officers  Training  Academy, Chennai) only.
  • Applicants are required to mention their preferences while filling up the application forms.

Those candidates who are selected, depending upon the choice given by the candidates and their merit list ranking, are sent to one of the following institutes for orientation training:

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
  • Air Force Academy,  Hyderabad
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai
  • Officers  Training  Academy, Chennai 21st SSC Women (Non- Technical)

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