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CDS 2020 Exam Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission biannually and Officers Training Academy. The application for CDS I 2020 examination will open from October 30, 2019 and end on September 2019 while for CDS II 2020 examination application will open from August 5, 2020 and end on August 25 , 2020.The examination will be conducted on February 2, 2020 and November 8, 2020. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

  • Application fee is INR 200 for everyone while female candidates are exempted from application fee.
  • The exam is conducted biannually in February and November.
  • The exam will be held in approximately 41 CDS Exam Centers across India.
  • Candidates scoring equal to or more than cut off marks are considered for further SSB rounds.
  • CDS SSB Interview 2020 will involve 2 stages and candidates will be selected on the basis of their overall performance.
  • Stage 1 will consist of Picture Perception, Officer Intelligence Rating, and Description Test.
  • Stage 2 will include Interview, Psychology Test, Group Testing Officer Task and Conference.

The pay bands of top CDS officers’ profile after sixth and seventh commission are:-

Rank Pay band(INR)
COAS 90,000(fixed)
VCO/AS/Army Cdr/Lt Gen (NFSG) 80,000(fixed)
HAG Scale ( Admissible to a third of total strength of Lt. General) 75,500(annual increment @3%)- 80,000
Lt. Gen. HAG Scale 67,000(annual increment @3%)-79,000
Lt. Col. To Maj Gen. 37,400-67,000
Lt. to Major 15,600-39,100

Highlights of CDS 2020 Exam

Exam Name Combined Defence Services Exam
Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission
Official Website upsc.gov.in
Exam Type National Level Recruitment Test
Exam Date February 2, 2020 and November 8 , 2020
Eligibility Criteria Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required for IMA, INA and AFA
Mode of Application Online
Exam Mode Offline
CDS Helpdesk 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591

CDS 2020 Exam Dates

UPSC has announced the exam dates for CDS exam. Candidates can check them below:

Events February 2020 November 2020
Commencement of Online Application October 30, 2019 August 5, 2020
Closing date for receipt of application form November 19, 2019 August 25, 2020
Issue of CDS 2020 Admit card January 11, 2020 October 11, 2020
CDS Written Exam February 02, 2020 November 8, 2020
Declaration of result March 2020(tentative) December 2020(tentative)

CDS Eligibility Criteria. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

Minimum eligibility requirements must be fulfilled by the candidate at the time of application. Given below are educational qualifications, age criteria and marital status required for appearing in CDS Exam.

Educational Qualification. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

The eligibility criteria differ post to post. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility before applying for the post they are interested in. Candidates who are pursuing final year/ semester of their Degree course at present are also eligible to apply for CDS Exam 2020 on a provisional basis.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university is necessary for Indian Military Academy(IMA).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology from a recognized university or equivalent is necessary for Indian Naval Academy(INA).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology from a recognized university or degree from a recognized university with Physics & Mathematics as subjects for Air Force Academy(AFA).
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university/equivalent for Officers Training Academy(OTA).
  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university for Officers Training Academy.

Age Limit

Candidate should be older than 19 years to apply for any academy. The age limit will be calculated as on January 01, 2020. For IMA – 19 years to 24 years For AFA – 19 years to 23 years For INA – 19 years to 22 years For OTA – 19 years to 25 years. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

Nationality. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

  • Candidates must be citizens of India.
  • Subjects of Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, Burma, Sri Lanka & various East African Countries are also eligible.
  • Candidates will have to produce a certificate issued by authorities of Government of India certifying the claim.

Marital Status

  • Candidate must be unmarried to apply for IMA, INA & AFA.
  • Exemption is given to male applicants at OTA.
  • Issueless widows, unmarried women, and divorcees can apply for OTA.

Physical Standards

  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2020 as per guidelines of UPSC.

CDS 2020 Application Form. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

The registration for CDS 2020 (I) will start from October 31, 2020 and will end on September 19, 2020 while registration for CDS 2020(II) will start from August 5, 2020 and end on August 25, 2020. Interested Candidates may visit UPSC’s website in order to access the application form. The form will be available in two parts. i.e. registration part I and registration part II. CDS 2020 Application Form will be accepted only in online mode. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

CDS Application Fee:

  • General & OBC category: INR 200
  • SC/ ST and Females: Exempted

Part 1 Registration

  • Log on to the official site of UPSC @ https://upsc.gov.in/
  • Click on Examination tab.
  • Select the option of ‘Combined Defense Services Examination (I)’.
  • Part I of Registration page will open.
  • Fill details such as Name, Date of birth, E-mail ID, Category, etc.
  • Choose preference from IMA, INA, AFA and OTA. Preference for the various fields should be indicated using numbers 0/1/2/3/4 with 1 being the highest preference and 4 being the lowest.
  • Mention if you have obtained or are likely to obtain a NCC ‘C’ certificate (Sr. Division).
  • Also specify whether you are already serving the armed forces. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar
  • Verify the information mentioned in the Application form and modify it in case of any error.
  • No changes or modifications will be entertained after this stage. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar
  • After Part 1of Registration obtain the unique Registration ID and other details for future reference. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

Part 2 Registration

  • Select the option ‘Part II Registration’ after completing the first part.
  • Put in the Registration ID and Date of Birth.
  • Pay the application fee through online or offline mode by Cash, Card or by Net banking to pay the fees.
  • Upload scanned images of Photograph and Signature.
  • From the drop down menu, select the exam centers for CDS II 2020 Examination. All the exam centers will be allotted on first come first serve basis.
  • After completing all the steps, a confirmation page will be generated.
  • Candidates must take a print out of the particular page for future correspondence.

CDS 2020 Admit Card. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

Candidates must check all the entries in the admit card. In case of any discrepancy, inform the authority must be immediately informed. The commission will issue separate admit card for personality test. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

Steps to download CDS 2020 Admit Card are:

  • Visit the official website of UPSC- www.upsc.gov.in
  • Click on ‘Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2020.
  • Enter the particulars required in the empty fields.
  • Click on submit after filling all the details,.
  • The e- admit card for CDS 2020 will appear on the screen, verify all details and the download it.

CDS 2020 exam will be nationwide. Exam centers will be chosen on the basis of total number of appearing candidates. Candidates must apply early so that they could get an examination center of their choice.

CDS Exam Pattern

CDS 2020 will be conducted in pen and paper based mode. The exam will be conducted in two sessions ( morning and forenoon).

  • CDS 2020 question booklet will consist of multiple choice questions as per the prescribed syllabus.
  • Written test will be of 300 marks. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar
  • The written test for admission to OTA will be out of 200 marks.
  • CDS 2020 will be for duration of 2 hours.
  • Marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar
  • The exam will comprise questions from English, Elementary Mathematics, and General Knowledge.
  • The difficulty level of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level while the difficulty of papers in other subjects will be of a graduate of an Indian University.
Subjects No. of questions Max. Marks Duration
General Knowledge 120 100 120 minutes
English Language 120 100 120 minutes
Elementary Mathematics 100 100 120 minutes

CDS exam pattern for admission to OTA

Subjects No. of questions Max. Marks Duration
English Language 120 100 120 minutes
General Knowledge 120 100 120 minutes

CDS 2020 Syllabus. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

The syllabus of CDS 2020 will be prepared by UPSC. The syllabus helps the candidates while their preparation for exam by concentrating on the particular topics Candidates must try to cover the whole syllabus. Here, we are discussing the important topics from which questions have been asked in the previous examinations. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

English Syllabus – Antonyms, Synonyms, Para Jumbles, Reading Comprehension, Error Spotting, Sentence Correction, Jumbled Sentences, & Fill in the Blanks.

General Knowledge Syllabus – General Knowledge including knowledge of current events in various fields like science and technology, politics etc. The paper also includes questions from static GK based on History of India and Geography of a nature.

Mathematics Syllabus – Algebra, Arithmetic, Geometry, Trigonometry, Mensuration & Statistics.

CDS 2020 Result

The result of CDS 2020 will be declared only for those candidates who will score more than the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as fixed by the Commission in their discretion. The written exam result of CDS 2020 will be declared in the month in a pdf file format. To check their results, candidates must perform the following steps:

  • Go to the official website of UPSC- upsc.gov.in.
  • Click on CDS 2020 Result OR
  • Go to the examination tab. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar
  • Click “Active Examination” and navigate to CDS 2020 Result link.
  • Click on it and a pdf will appear which will have the names of qualifying candidates.

Service Selection Board will call the Candidates who will qualify the CDS 2020 written for psychological intelligence test, aptitude test, and interview.

  • The minimum qualifying marks must be separately secured by the candidates in CDS 2020 written examination and CDS 2020 SSB test.
  • Merit list of all the qualified candidates will be made by the examination authority based on the total marks secured by them and accordingly, they will be selected for the CDS 2020 courses.

CDS 2020 Cutoff

Candidates have to secure more than the cut off score for their category to qualify the entrance exam. The exam conducting body UPSC will releaseCDS 2020 Cut offscore after the completion of CDS 2020 recruitment process. The result will be declared for only those candidates who will score more than cutoff subject wise as well as overall cutoff score. Here is the previous year cutoff for applicants to have an idea of the expected cutoff for this year. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar. Candidates can check last year CDS cut off score from the given table:

Academy Written Exam Final Marks
IMA 102 225
INA 109 225
AFA 129 264
OTA (Male) 86 168
OTA (Female) 86 172

CDS SSB Interview 2020

Candidates will have to qualify all the earlier stages of the selection, get their documents verified and then the final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the aggregate marks secured in the written examination and in the SSB Interview

  • Candidate who are qualified the written test will be called for Service Selection Board which includes intelligence test, psychological aptitude test, and interview.
  • Note that those who qualified in the written test will have to register themselves for SSB Interview at www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.
  • SSB board evaluates personality, intelligence, compatibility and potential of prospective candidates for recruitment in the Army, Navy and Air Force.
  • SSB interview is a five days process. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar
  • It includes two stages of testing- Stage 1 being Psychological Aptitude Test and Stage 2 is Intelligence test.
  • Stage 1 of SSB Interview is conducted on the first day of the SSB interview process. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar
  • Candidates clearing aptitude test will proceed to the second stage, else, they will be sent back home.
  • Candidates who aspire to join Air Force and Naval Aviation will have to appear for Pilot Aptitude Test too.

Stage 1: SSB Interview

  • The stage 1 of SSB Interview is Description Test, Officer’s Intelligence Rating and Picture Perception.
  • Candidates will be tested on the basis of 2 sections Non-Verbal Reasoning and – Verbal Reasoning.
  • The test is conducted in the time period of 1 hour.
  • Verbal section is to be completed within 30 minutes with 50 compulsory questions.
  • 50 questions must be answered in non-verbal reasoning section in 25 to 30 minutes.
  • The description test and picture perception test is to examine candidate’s memory retention abilities.
  • In this test, a hazy picture is shown to candidates for 30 seconds and based on it the further exercise is carried out. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

Stage 2: SSB Interview

Stage 2 of SSB Interview is again a 5-day process involving Personal Interview, Psychological test, Group Task, and Conference.

  • Psychological Test- This tests aspirant’s emotional and behavioral reactions through thematic Appreciation ,Word Association ,Situation Reaction and Self- Description.
  • Group Task- candidates are judged for their officer like qualities in group tasks along with their mental and physical prowess.
  • Personal Interview- On the third day of the SSB Interview process, personal Interview session is conducted in front of the senior officials. Candidate’s behavior, personal abilities, and thought exercises are put to test.
  • Conference- This is the conclusive stage of the CDS SSB Interview, where the candidates appear in front of the Board Committee which consists of members from President of the board, Group Testing Officers, Deputy President, Psychologists. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar


The CDS exam which is also know as Combined Defence Services examination is of the most popular exam among the Indian defence aspirants, CDS Coaching in Jalandhar CDS exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission two time every year. CDS Exam Coaching in Jalandhar. Candidate who wish to join the Indian Armed Force like Army, Navy, Air Force as an officer appear in this exam..Candidate qualifying  the written test are interviewed by Service Selection Board.There are for different training academies which one can join through CDS exam. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

  1. Indian Military Academy for Indian Army(Only Men)
  2. Indian Air Force Academy for Indian Air Force(Only Men)
  3. Naval Academy for Indian Navy(Only Men)
  4. Officer Training Academy (Men and Women)


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CDS Coaching in Jalandhar. CDS Notification 2018. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

The notification of CDS II of 2018 will be on 08.08.2018 and the examination date will be 18.11.2018. CDS Exam Coaching in Jalandhar

This year, Union Public Service Commission will carry out CDS  Exam on 18 November 2018.

CDS Coaching in Jalandhar. CDS Vacancy 2018

CDS exam is conducted by Union Public Service commission on 18 November 2018. The exam is organized for Tentative admission to below mentioned programs:


Course Name Vacancy
Indian Military Academy 100
Indian Air Force 45
Naval Academy 32
Officer Training Academy (MEN) 225
Officer Training Academy       (WOMEN) 12



CDS Coaching in Jalandhar. CDS II 2018 Exam Dates

The  schedule for the CDS II 2018 exam is as follows.

Activity           Dates
Notification Release    08  August 2018
Last Date for registration    03 September 2018
CDS II  Exam Date    18 November 2018


CDS Exam Coaching in Jalandhar. CDS II Exam Centre


The Written examination of CDS conducted across 41 cities on NOV 2018.The Exam will held on Paper and Pen Mode.The CDS Exam centers 2018 has been Released by Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) along with Notification. CDS Exam Coaching in Jalandhar

The Examination will be held at the following Centres :



CDS Coaching in Jalandhar. CDS Recruitment 2018


The Union Public Service Commission(UPSC)  conducts the Combined Defence Services (CDS).CDS  gets twice a year by the UPSC- The Union Public Service Commission(UPSC). CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

First examination gets conducted in February(CDS I) and another one in November(CDS II).


CDS Coaching in Jalandhar. CDS Exam Pattern. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

The Union Public Service Commission(UPSC)  conducts the Combined Defence Services (CDS) in every year two time.The Exam pattern of CDS exam is:

Question Paper pattern for IMA,INA and AFA:

Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
English 120 100 2 Hours
General Knowledge 120 100 2 Hours
Elementary Math 100 100 2 Hours
Total Marks 340 300

Question Paper pattern for OTA:

Subject No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
English 120 100 2 Hours
General Knowledge 120 100 2 Hours
Total Marks 240 200

• Negative Marking: For every incorrect response, 0.33 marks will be deducted as negative marking in the examination. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

• SSB Interview : After clearing the written test, candidates have to go through the SSB Interview. The SSB procedure consists of two stage selection process-Stage I and Stage II. Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for Stage II. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar


CDS Coaching in Jalandhar. CDS Syllabus 2018

This comprises of English Language, General Knowledge and Mathematics.

English Language General Knowledge Elementary Math
Basic Grammar Current Events Arithmetic
Comprehension Chemistry Elementary Number
Synonyms General Science Algebra
Antonyms History Trigonometry
Para Jumbles Geography Geometry
Error Spotting Current Events Mensuration


CDS Coaching in Jalandhar. CDS Exam Preparation. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

CDS exam preparation must be done in a systematic manner, with latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well. Apart from self study you can join any Coaching and Offline Test Series for better exam preparation.

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PBI classroom programs are most exhaustive coaching Programme in CDS verticals across India. Out of every 5 classroom students of PBI, 3 got selected for CDS in 2015-16.

CDS Exam Coaching in Jalandhar. CDS Mock Tests and Ofline Test Series

PBI provides Ofline Test Series for CDS which are well-researched and closely emulate the exact exam pattern. Practice papers are prepared keeping in the mind the last years exam pattern and expected changed in the pattern and level of questions.


CDS Coaching in Jalandhar. CDS Eligibility Criteria. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

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These are the important criteria which a candidate must fulfill in order to be eligible for the CDS. The parameters are given below:

1. Citizenship:

  • Candidate must either be indian citizen
  • a subject of Bhutan
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India,
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

2. Age Limit:

19-24 Years: Indian Military Academy Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2000 only are eligible.

20-24 Years:Indian Air Force Academy born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 1999 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1993 and not later than 1st January, 1999) only are eligible. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

19-24 Years:Naval Academy Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2000 only are eligible. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

19-25 Years:Officer Training Academy 2nd January, 1994 and not later than 1st January, 2000 only are eligible.

3. Educational Qualification: The educational qualifications varies according to the post is listed below:

For Indian Military Academy and Officer Training Academy : Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.

For Indian Air Force Academy : Degree of a recognized University(with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Naval Academy : Degree in Engineering from a recognized University.


4. Physical Standards:

  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar
  • A candidate who has resigned or withdrawn on disciplinary grounds from any of the training academies of Armed Forces is not eligible to apply. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar
  • There should be no evidence of weak constitution, bodily defects or over weight
  • The minimum acceptable height for male candidates is 157.5 cm. for Army, 157 cm for Navy and 162.5 cms for Air Force
  • For Women candidates’ minimum acceptable height is 152 cm
  • For Gorkhas and candidates belonging to hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwali and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cm less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2cms.

CDS Online Application

The online application for CDS II 2018 exam will begin on 08 August 2018. The last date to apply online is 03 September 2018.

Activity           Dates
Notification Release    08  August 2018
Last Date for registration    03  September 2018
CDS I  Exam Date    18 November 2018


CDS Application Fee. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

  • The fee charges for the general aspirants are Rs.200/- and for those applicants who come under the reserved category and female candidates are exempted from application fee. You can also make the payment by depositing the application fee amount in the nearest SBI bank branch.
    Sr. No. Category Application Fee
    1 SC/ST/WOMEN Nill
    2 General Rs. 200/-


  • Candidates can pay examination fee online using any visa/master debit or credit card issued by any bank/institution
  • The payment of examination fee can also be done online using the internet banking facility of the State Bank of India and SBI Associate banks. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar

CDS Admit Card 2018

Every candidate who registers for CDS II Exam 2018 within stipulated time will be assigned an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of CDS. The admit card for the CDS I exam will be released before 10 days of the exam.

More information and the download link for the admit card will be displayed post the release of the official notification for CDS. Candidates are advised to keep checking this page for updates.

CDS Results 2018

CDS II Exams will be announced in the months of NOVEMBER 2018. The UPSC will announce the CDS II Result 2018. This includes roll numbers of shortlisted candidates. Result of Combined Defence Services Examination (I) 2018 of exam can be checked online at upsc.gov.in, the official website of Union Public Service Commission. Selected candidates have cleared the UPSC CDS (1) 2017 Cut Off and are called for later rounds of psychological aptitude test and intelligence test by Service Selection Board. CDS Coaching in Jalandhar


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