UPSC CDS October 2016

UPSC CDS October 2016: Check out exam date

UPSC CDS October 2016. The exam date for the Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS October) has been released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). As per the official notification, the exam is scheduled to be conducted on October 23. CDS is a national level examination conducted by UPSC for Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy. The exam is conducted twice a year (February and October/November).

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UPSC CDS October 2016

UPSC CDS October 2016

The selection procedure comprises written examination, interview/intelligence test/personality test, document verification and medical examination. Candidates qualifying the written test will have to appear for the interview and the group discussion. The interview will be held for a duration of five days.

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Eligibility criteria

Educational qualification:

Indian Military Academy and Officer’s Training Academy: Those interested in applying should be holding a degree from a recognised university or its equivalent.

Naval Academy: Those interested in applying should be a BE graduate from a recognised university/institution .

Air Force Academy: Those interested in applying should be a graduate from a recognised university with Physics and Mathematics at Class 12 level or should be an Engineering graduate.

The candidates who are studying in final year/semester degree are also eligible to apply.

Paper pattern

The examination will follow an objective-type (multiple choice question) format. The written exam for the Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy will consist of questions based on the subjects like General Knowledge, English and elementary Mathematics.

The duration of each section will be of two hours and the marks will be 00 marks, i.e. the paper will carry 300 marks in total.

Important dates

  • The last date for submission of application is August 12
  • CDS exam will be conducted on October 23
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