Combined Defense Service (CDS) Examination
The Combined Defense Service (CDS) examinations is held for recruitment of Candidates in the basic four departments of the India’s defense i.e. the Indian Military Academy, Indian Air Force Academy, Indian Naval Academy and the Officers Training Academy (OTA). The examinations for the Combined Defense Services are conducted twice every year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which handles the entire recruitment process. The selection of eligible candidates is based on the written test followed by the interview of the shortlisted candidates. The interview is held for about a week during which overall character and behavior of the candidate is evaluated and assessed for leadership qualities, social and physical traits etc. before making the final selection.
The basic requirements for appearing in the Combined Defense Services (CDS) examinations is that the candidates need to have graduation degree from recognized university or equivalent or must be in the final year of their degree. For the Air Force and Naval Wings the candidates must have Physics & Mathematics subjects in B.Sc. degree or have Bachelors degree in Engineering. For the Military Academy the age limit is between 19-24 years, 19-22 years for Naval Wing, 19-23 for the Air Force Academy and 19-25 for Officers Training Academy. Only unmarried candidates are eligible for the exams.
The candidates interested in getting into the Combined Defense Service Examination can get the detained information regarding the eligibility from the official website of the Union Public Service Commission, www.upsc.gov.in or if the candidates want to know more about the Combined Defense Service itself then they can check its official website.