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CDS 2019
COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES

Exam Days Left: 21 Days
Examination Date: 2019-09-08
Application Form Date: 2019-06-12
Result Announcement Date: 2019-12-18
Mode of the exam: Offline
Number of Papers: 5
Duration of exam: 2 hours
Type of questions: objective
Language of the exam: english
Officlial Website: upsc.nic.in/ 
About CDS

CDS 2019 I Result is expected to be declared in March 2019. Candidates can check their result on the official website of UPSC i.e. upsc.gov.in. Applicants who will successfully qualify the written test and called for SSB Round. Final selection is based on the overall performance of the candidate. The was conducted on Feb 3.

  • CDS I Answer Key 2019 by various coaching institutes are available now. 
  • CDS 2019 Cut Off is expected to be in the range of 90-130 which is declared by UPSC. 
  • Students score equal or more than cut off marks are considered for SSB round. 
  • CDS SSB Interview 2019 involves 2 stages. UPSC will shortlist candidates based on their overall performance. 
  • Stage 1 consists of Officer Intelligence Rating, Picture Perception and Description Test.
  • Stage 2 involves Interview, Group Testing Officer Task, Psychology Test and Conference. 

Combined Defence Services Examination or CDS is conducted biannually in February and November. The February session is going on. CDS is a 3 stage exam consisting written examination, personal interview round followed by medical examination.

For the second session, the written exam will be held in approximately 41 CDS Exam Centers across India. Candidates qualifying the national level examination, conducted for recruitment of officer cadre in Army, Air Force and Military are given a fixed stipend of INR 21000 every month.

How To Prepare

he CDS 2019 will be conducted in pen and paper based mode. The exam will be conducted in both in morning and forenoon session.

  • CDS 2019 question booklet will have multiple choice questions as per the prescribed syllabus.
  • The total mark allotted to written test is 300 marks.
  • The written test for admission to OTA will be of 200 marks.
  • CDS 2019 will be conducted for 2 hours/paper with the provision of negative marking for wrong answers.
  • The exam will comprise questions from Elementary Mathematics, English and General knowledge.
  • The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level while the standard 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
Exam Syllabus

The syllabus of CDS 2019 will be prepared by UPSC. The syllabus helps the candidates while their preparation for exam. Candidates who wish to appear for in CDS 2019 should go throughthe Complete Syllabus Carefully. Here, we are discussing the topics from which questions are asked in the examination.

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

General Knowledge Syllabus – General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper also includes questions on History of India and Geography of a nature.

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

Exam Eligibility

Candidates must fulfill the minimum eligibility requirements at the time of applying for CDS 2019. Check below educational qualifications, age criteria and marital status required for appearing in CDS Exam.

 Educational Qualification

The eligibility criteria are different for all the posts. Candidates must check the required eligibility before applying for the exam.  If a candidate is pursuing final year/ semester of their Degree course at present are also eligible to apply for CDS Exam 2019 on provisional basis.

  • For Indian Military Academy (INA): Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • For Indian Naval Academy (INA): Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • For Air Force Academy (AFA): Bachelor’s degree of Engineering/Technology from a recognized university OR degree from a recognized university with Physics & Mathematics as subjects.
  • For Officers Training Academy (OTA): Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • For Officers Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical course): Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
Admit Card

The hall ticket for February session has been released on January 11, 2019. Candidates who have successfully registered for the exam can visit the official website to download the document. CDS 2019 Admit Card will not be sent to the applicants via post. Enter the issued registration number and password to access the document. The admit card of CDS 2019 will have candidate’s details like:

  • Name and address of the allotted exam centre
  • Roll number
  • Category
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Name, etc.

Candidates are advised check all the entries in the admit card. In case of any discrepancy, candidate should immediately inform the authority. For personality test, the commission will issue separate admit card.

Steps to download CDS 2019 Admit Card are:

  • Visit the official website of UPSC- www.upsc.gov.in
  • Click on the link given to download ‘Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2019.
  • Enter the particulars required in the empty fields such as Registration Number and Date of Birth.
  • After filling all the details click on submit.
  • The e- admit card for CDS 2019 will appear on the screen, download it after verifying all the details.
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