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Examination Details

Vacancies 1. Indian Military Academy- 100
2. Indian Naval Academy- 45
3. Air Force Academy- 32
4. Officers Training Academy (Men)- 175
5. Officers Training Academy (Women)- 12
Availability of Forms July & November
Exam Schedule February & November
Age Limit, Gender & Marital Status 19 to 25, Male, Female & Unmarried
Educational Qualification IMA & OTA (MEN & WOMEN)- Graduation passed or appearing in any stream.
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY- B.E or B. Tech passed or appearing.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY- Graduation passed or appearing in any stream with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering/B.Tech.
Selection Procedure Written Exam conducted by UPSC.
SSB Interview conducted by Army/Air Force/Navy.
Training IMA/INA/AFA-18 Months.
OTA-11 Months.

Examination Schedule

Exam Forms Availability Exam Date
CDS-I 2019 31 Oct, 2019 – 26 Nov, 2018 Feb 3, 2019 in offline mode
CDS-II 2019 12 June 2019 - 08 July 2019 08 September 2019

Exam Pattern

For IMA / AFA / NA

Paper Subject Questions Marks Time MKC/Q Neg.Mrks
Paper-I Maths 100 100 2 Hrs 1 marks 0.33 marks
Paper-II English 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks
Paper-III GK 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks

For OTA

Paper Subject Questions Marks Time MKC/Q Neg.Mrks
Paper-I English 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks
Paper-II GK 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks

CDS Regular Programme

Duration Course Name / Code Form Charge Course Fee* GST Total Amount
6 Months TEJAS /
TDACDS010
Rs. 545
(Include GST)
Rs. 35649.87/- Rs. 3917.133/- Rs. 39567/-
Fees Of Bareilly and Ranchi is Different.

CDS Target Course

Duration Course Name / Code Form Charge Course Fee* GST Total Amount
90 Days GOAL /
TDATGC29
Rs. 545
(Include GST)
Rs. 13749.26/- Rs. 1510.74/- Rs. 15260/-
Fees Of Bareilly and Ranchi is Different.
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