CDS Recruitment Notification 2022, Exam Date, Eligibility and Selection Process etc

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The CDS Exam is conducted for the selection of the Officers into the Armed Forces. Here in this article, I am sharing with you the complete details about the CDS recruitment Notification 2022, Exam Date, Eligibility and Selection Process etc. Here are the complete details about the Combined defence service examination recent notifications.

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CDS Recruitment Notification 2022:

The CDS Entry is for the selection of the candidates into the Indian Armed forces as an Officer. Through the CDS Entry, One can join the Indian Air force, Indian Army and Indian Navy etc. The CDS Stands for Combined Defense Service Examination.  All the candidates who are graduates in any discipline are eligible to apply for the CDS Entry. Recently, CDS Notification has been out. Here are the exam details:

CDS Full FormCombined Defence Services Exam
Name of the OrganizationUnion Public Services Exam (UPSC)
Exam LevelNational Level
FrequencyTwice in a year
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application Fees
  • UR/ OBC – Rs 200
  • Female- Exempted
  • SC/ST – Exempted
Exam ModeOffline
Exam Duration2 Hours
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Official Website

Important dates related to CDS Recruitment Notification 2022:

Here are CDS Combined Defence Services Exam dates along with the other important dates on the exam:

Name of the EventsCDS 1 2022CDS 2 2022
Date for the Online RegistrationDecember 22, 2021May 18, 2022
Last date for application form submissionJanuary 11, 2022June 14, 2022
Date of Admit Card ReleaseMarch 2022August 2022
Exam Commencement DateApril 10, 2022September 04, 2022
Result of the testFebruary 2022September 2022

Total Number of Vacancy (CDS Recruitment Notification 2022):

PostsNumber of CDS Vacancy
Indian Military Academy (IMA)200 Posts
Air Force Academy (AFA)32 Posts
Officers Training Academy (Men) (OTA)175 Posts
Indian Naval Academy (INA)45 Posts
Officers Training Academy (Non-Technical, Women) (OTA)12 Posts

CDS Selection Process 2022:

One will need to clear:

  • Written Examination conducted by UPSC
  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Examination etc

Eligibility Criteria:

A candidate must have passed graduation in any discipline with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level.

  • To apply for the OTA, it is not mandatory to have Physics and Mathematics at 10+2. Candidates who passed with any stream are eligible to apply.
  • A candidate who is in the final year or semester is also eligible to apply for this.
AcademiesMarital StatusAge Limit
IMAUnmarried19 – 24 Years
 INAUnmarried19 – 22 Years
Air Force AcademyUnmarried19 – 23 Years
OTA (Women)Unmarried or Divorced19 – 25 Years
OTA ( Men)Unmarried19 – 25 Years

The age limit will be the same for all, No relaxation has been given to any candidate regarding their religion, caste or community.

CDS Written Exam Pattern:

Exam Pattern for Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy & Indian Air Force Academy etc

SubjectsTotal marks
General Knowledge100
Elementary Mathematics100

 Exam Pattern of OTA (Officer’s Training Academy):

SubjectsTotal marks
General Knowledge100
  • The question paper would be asked in an objective format.
  • Total time duration: 2 hours
  • Total marks for OTA: 200
  • Total marks for IMA, AFA, INA: 300
  • One mark for each answer.
  • Negative marking is also there, 0.33 marks out of One will deduct for each wrong answer.

 CDS Written Exam Syllabus:

English·       Spotting Errors Questions

·       Sentence Arrangement Questions

·       Synonyms & Antonyms

·       Selecting Words

·       Ordering of Sentence

·       Comprehension Questions

·       Ordering of words in a sentence

·       Fill in the blanks questions

·       Idioms and Phrases

General Awareness ·       Economics

·       Physics

·       Current Affairs

·       Politics

·       Chemistry

·       Sociology

·       History

·       Defence-related Award

·       Geography

·       Environment

·       Sport

·       Biology

·       Cultural

·       Book

·       Statement

·       True/false

Mathematics·       Algebra

·       Arithmetic

·       Trigonometry

·       Geometry

·       Mensuration

·       Statistics

All the candidates who would clear the written exam will proceed for the SSB Interview and then Medical Tests etc. All these rounds are tough to clear, One will need to prepare really better. The competition is too much. Must join the best academy where officers are for the education and training, as they can guide you better for this.  For the best preparation, join the Cadet’s Point Defense Academy.

How to Prepare for CDS Written Exam

Join the CPDA and get proper training and education about the CDS Written Exam and SSB Interview. The CPDA is one of the finest academies for defence exam preparation. We have well-trained instructors and teachers. Classroom education is just not enough, one will have to be mentally as well as physically well prepared. We use the different tricks to train our students and make them clear in the selection phase.

There is nothing that we left and that could stop you from clearing your exams. We give our best to you. We prepare you physically and mentally. We have the only aim that is to train you in a better manner and make your dream come true. You can join the Cadet’s Point Defense Academy and get trained well for the examination. This was all about the CDS recruitment notification 2022. Hope you got the complete details about it.


Can A female appear for CDS Exam?

Yes, Male and females are eligible to apply for the CDS Examination.

What is the age limit required for the CDS OTA?

A candidate is eligible to apply for the CDS OTA till has an age between 19 years old to 26 years old.

Is there any direct way to appear for CDS SSB Interview?

No, The Shortlisting of the candidates for the SSB Interview is done through the Written Examination. Clearing Written Exam is mandatory.

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