Combined Defense Services Exam (CDSE)

Civil Services
  • Duration
    Up to 6 months
  • Level
    entrance exam
  • Programme
  • Study Mode

Course Description

Combined Defence Services Examination commonly known as CDS is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment of Commissioned Officers in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. Selected candidates undergo training at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officers' Training Academy (OTA). The exam is held twice a year usually in February and September. Lakhs of candidates appear for the national level defence entrance examination.


The minimum qualification required to appear for CDS exam is Graduation/Bachelors from a recognised university.


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