UPSC CDS Exam Pattern Latest Paper Scheme (CDS I 2016)

CDS Exam Pattern Details | Combined Defence Service Exam Paper Scheme

UPSC CDS Exam 2016 is scheduled on 14 February at various centers in all over India. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Combined defence service exam two times in a year. UPSC Combined defence service exam conducts for admission to various courses under Indian Military Academy (IMA), Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), Officers Training Academy (OTA). The first part of CDS 1 2016 exam is successfully filled CDS online application form then you should start your preparations and must check UPSC CDS Exam pattern and syllabus. here you find CDS latest exam pattern and CDS Exam Paper format.

CDS Exam Pattern Analysis

Most of the students start their CDS preparation without having CDS paper pattern that what is the pattern of CDS Exam? how many marks it contains and from which subject. here you find proper knowledge about CDS Online Exam 2016. CDS paper divides into two parts. 1. CDS Written exam 2. Interview. The first part must be qualified by candidates to be called for interview. Later we will also talk about written exam and interview below firstly you should check this table for a better idea that what is CDS Exam 2016?

CDS Exam Pattern for IMA, AFA courses Written Exam Pattern for Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

PaperCDS PaperMarksDuration
IEnglish Paper1002 hours
IIGeneral Knowledge100

CDS OTA Exam Pattern Courses Written Exam Pattern for Officers’ Training Academy

PaperCDS PaperMarksDuration
IEnglish1002 hours
IIGeneral Knowledge100

CDS Written Exam pattern details

  1. UPSC online CDS exam pattern of written exam includes objective type questions (Multichoice answer) with a time duration of 02 hours and 100 marks for each subject.
  2. Those candidates applying for the IMA, INA & AFA courses they should have to face three papers English, GK and Maths perhaps who applying for OTA course they only face two papers English and General knowledge written test.
  3. CDS test pattern is divided into two parts first Written exam and the second is (Intelligence and personality test). who are qualified for the first level is written test they are called for an interview at the Service Selection Board (SSB) based on their preference, by the respective service HQ.
  4. CDS Exam marks pattern – The maximum marks allotted to CDS written test and Interview will be same for all courses such as Indian Military Academy (IMA) course – 300 marks , Indian Naval Academy (INA) course – 300 marks, Airforce Academy (AFA) course – 300 marks , Officers Training Academy (OTA) course- 200 marks

General instructions for CDS written examination

Below are some important instructions for CDS Exam you should aware about all of these.

  1. Participants must double check their eligibility for CDS exam because your admission will be absolutely temporary subject to fulfilling the prescribed eligibility conditions like (Age criteria, educational qualification criteria, reservation etc.)
  2. You must enter all of your details properly verified along with the original documents. only issuing of Admit Card will not take your admission as the final level.
  3. You should apply online only via visiting official website of UPSC online No other source will be accepted.
  4. UPSC department issued E-Admit cards before CDS Exam you should have to download it from UPSC website No Admit cards will be sent through the ordinary post.
  5. You must use black pen only for marking answers.
  6. You should not carry any of electronic device ( Mobile, Bluetooth, Pager) and any type of test booklets with you in the examination hall.

Interview (Intelligence and personality test)

Exam pattern for CDS interview is combined test of various levels such as Personal interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. it may take over 2 days time. The identity of the applicants is surveyed by three unique assessors, i.e. the Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO) and the Psychologist.

Note: – These all tests will be intended to draw out the presence or nonappearance of officer-like qualities and their trainability in a competitor. In like manner competitors will be suggested or not prescribed at the SSB. And the marks are given on based of overall performance in all tests. The total maximum marks for the interview will be 200 for OTA and 300 for IMA, Naval and Air Force. Candidates for the Air Force wing and Naval Aviation will also undergo a Pilot Aptitude Test.

Selection Process for CDS Exam:-

The Services Selection Board (SSB) conducts two stage selection process level I & level II. UPSC department published a list of shortlisted candidates for written exam and then next level is for Intelligence and Personality Test.

  • The Union Public Service Commission will declare a qualified list of candidates (based on the written exam).
  • The selected candidates will appear before a Services Selection Board for Intelligence and Personality Test.
  • The total maximum marks for the interview will be 200 for OTA and 300 for IMA, Naval and Air Force.
    Candidates for the Air Force wing and Naval Aviation will also undergo a Pilot Aptitude Test.
  • All participants who qualify level II will be required to present the original Certificates along with one photocopy of each document.
  • For final result, participants must secure minimum qualifying marks in both stages (i) Written examination and (ii) SSB test
  • Final selection for CDS admission will depend on the number of vacancies in each wing and selection will be subject to medical fitness and suitability.
Combined Defence Service (CDS) Exam 2016 Latest Updates
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How to prepare for CDS Exam?

Aspirants start their preparation for CDS Exam from today. Firstly read CDS UPSC exam pattern above and now check CDS Syllabus exam pattern. you should check previous year CDS question papers for a better idea of CDS 2016 exam pattern. you must schedule proper time management for all subjects of CDS exam. here you find the complete guide about CDS exam preparation tips and tricks.

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Final Words – Hope this CDS Exam Pattern details gives you some profit points and help you to understand UPSC CDS 1 exam pattern and you can also share your experience of CDS 2016 question paper pattern with us. use our comment section below for any suggestion and query and also download CDS exam pattern and syllabus Pdf via given link. check more articles and information on UPSC Examination 2016.

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