Posts offered through Combined Defence Services Examination, shortly known as CDS Examination, is basically for the Indian Nationals who are young and courageous individuals who cares for the nation with patriotic emotions and who have devoted their lives to defend their country and its people.
Successful candidates in the Combined Defence Services Examination will be sent for the training to any one of the following Defence training institutes mentioned below.
Candidates selected in the Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and the Air Force Academy get permanent commission, however cadets passing out of Officers Training Academy get short service commission.
Combined Defence Services Examination is conducted by UPSC twice every year in the months of February and September for recruitment to officer cadre of the Army, Navy and Air force.
|Important Dates of C.D.S. EXAM.(I), 2018|
|Date of Notification||18th July, 2018|
|Last date for submission applications in online||03rd September 2018|
|Date of Commencing Exam||18th November, 2018|
|Name of Post||No. of Position|
|Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun||150|
|Naval Academy, Ezhimala||45|
|Air Force Academy, Hyderabad||32|
|Officers Training Academy (OTA) - For Men, Chennai||175|
|Officers Training Academy (OTA) - For Women, Chennai||11|
|Tentative Schedule (Examination held twice a year)|
|Notification of Examination||August and March|
|Conduct of Examination||February and August|