CDS – Combined Defense Services is one of the most popular examinations which gets conducted by Union Public Service Commission which is known as UPSC. The main purpose of conducting this examination is to select various candidates for the various posts in Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. Unmarried and eligible candidates are invited to apply for this. You can check out the eligibility criteria in order to fill the application form. We are going to provide you all the mandatory information regarding UPSC CDS Exam 2016 so just go through this article completely.
CDS Exam I 2017
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|Notification will be released||16th July 2016|
|Last date to apply||12th August 2016|
|Date of the examination||23rd October 2016|
CDS Exam 2nd 2016 Application Form
UPSC CDS Exam 2nd 2016 Application form has released from 16th July 2016 on official website. all the interested candidates may apply for UPSC CDSE 2016 before the last date i.e 12th August 2016.
Educational Qualification: IMA and Officer’s Training Academy – Candidate needs to have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
Indian Naval Academy – Candidate must have done Engineering from a recognized university or institution.
Air Force Academy – Candidate needs to have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university (Physics and Chemistry in 10+2) or BTech.
Candidates who are appearing the final year, they can also apply for CDS Exam 2016.
Age Limit: For Indian Maritime Academy (IMA) candidate’s (Unmarried Male) age should be between 18 and 22 years.
For Indian Naval Academy (INA) candidate’s (Unmarried Male) age should be between 18 and 22 years.
For Indian Air force Academy (IAA) candidate’s (Unmarried Male) age should be between 18 and 22 years.
For Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for Men) candidate’s (Unmarried/ Married Male) age should be between 18 and 22 years.
For Officers Training Academy candidate’s (Unmarried/ Widows/ Divorcees) age should be between 18 and 22 years.
Nationality: Candidate must either
a) India Citizen
b) Bhutan Citizen
c) Nepal Citizen
d) Tibetan refugee who had come in India before 1st January 1962 and must have permanent living prove.
Check here complete details of CDS Eligibility Criteria
Interested and eligible can get the application form from the official site which is www.upsconline.nic.in. Candidates belong to General/ OBC category they need to pay Rs 200 and women/ SC and ST candidates do not need to pay any fee.
Payment can be done via net banking mode.
CDS Exam Pattern
All the appearing applicants are advised to go through complete examination pattern to know the important points such as No. of questions, type of questions, subjects, duration of the examination. Marking scheme, sectional weightage and question paper format. Knowing examination pattern is very helpful to strategies your preparation for the examination.
CDS Exam Syllabus
It is very important that the applicants should know the examination syllabus before they start their preparation. The examination syllabus will tell you the topics to be covered under each section of the question paper. If you know the syllabus in detail, you will be able to make strategies for your study. If you are also appearing for CDS II 2016 then you can check the complete syllabus for the examination.
CDS Selection Procedure
CDS selection procedure is a process to select eligible & deserving applicants to offer admission at various defence services. There are few stages that applicants will have to go through in order to get selected finally for various posts in defence services such as INA, OTA, AFA & IMA.
CDS Cutoff Marks
UPSC will reveal the cut offs for the examination within few upcoming days. The cut offs are the minimum marks that applicants will have to score to qualify CDS Exam II 2016 examination. The successful applicants will be eligible to take part in the next stages of CDS Exam II 2016 selection procedure. The expected cut offs will be prepared based on trend of previous year’s question papers & cut offs released by the UPSC. To know expected cutoff marks for CDS Exam II 2016– Click here
CDS Admit Card
The admit cards for CDS II 2016 will be available online from the month of September. The examination will be conducted on 23rd October 2016. The applicants who have applied for CDS II 2016 will be able to download their admit cards only through online mode from the official website of UPSC. Admit cards will not be sent by post. To download admit card- Click here
CDS Answer Key
CDS examination answer key will be released by UPSC after successful completion of examination 23rd October 2016. The applicants can download the answer key for the examination from the official website of the commission. To download answer key- Click here
NOTE: CDS Examinations get conducted twice a year. First exam gets conducted in the month of February and November and second exam in October and June respectively.
Note: For more details about UPSC CDS Exam 2016, you are requested to visit official website.
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