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About CDS Exam

The UPSC organizes CDS twice yearly to enroll eligible candidates into the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Officer Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Indian Air Force Academy. CDS has an OTA branch for candidates with non-science and mathematics background. Aspirants should keep checking the previous year’s paper to prepare better for the examination.

The candidates who will qualify for the written exam will be called for the SSB interview. This examination is divided into two stages- written and interview. The CDS exam is conducted in three tiers – written, interview, and medical, and the students are selected based on the same.

The written exam comprises two papers- English and General Awareness for (For Females)

English, Mathematics, and General Awareness (For Males). 

If you want to make your career in defense, join Defence Dreamers as we provide the best coaching classes for CDS  in Lucknow.

TES 46

The Indian Army organizes this examination for the post of Technical Entry Scheme 46 or TES46. TES stands for Technical Entry Scheme. This exam is conducted to recruit eligible candidates for the various training academies. The candidates who complete the selection process and the training program of 5 years are awarded the Permanent Commission in the Army on the rank of Lieutenant.

TES is exclusively for unmarried male candidates who have just completed their 10+2 with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (PCM) and have scored at least 60% of marks. TES and NDA are parallel courses where the candidates have to undergo medical screening before the permanent selection. The TES 46 Selection Process 2021 includes three stages: shortlisting, SSB Interview, and Medical Examination.

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CDS Eligibility Criteria

Before applying, you must ensure your eligibility, as only those who have satisfied the eligibility condition are eligible to write the exam. The NDA eligibility criteria are given below:
  • Must be a citizen of India
  • A subject of Bhutan or Nepal
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1962 intending to settle in India permanently
  • A candidate of Indian nationality who migrated from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan & East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam is eligible to sit in the examination
  • Indian Military Academy: 19-24 years
  • Air Force Academy: 19-24 years
  • Naval Academy: 19-22 years
  • Officers’ Training Academy: 19-27 years
  • Females are eligible for OTA. Males are eligible for OTA, IMA, AFA, INF
  • Candidates appearing for the examination should be 19-24 years of age.
  • Divorced women are eligible to apply for the examination
  • Male divorcees/ widowers are not considered unmarried and are not treated as eligible candidates
  • Degree of a recognized University or equivalent for IMA and OTA
  • B.Sc. in Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg for Naval Academy
  • B.Sc. with Physics or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg for Air Force Academy
  • For the CDS exam, applicants can be from any stream, but for entry into Air Force and Navy, candidates should have studied physics and maths up to Class 12.
  • Candidates studying in the final year degree course and who have yet to pass the final year can also apply for the CDS Exam.
  • A candidate must be of sound health both physically and mentally.
  • A candidate who has been retired or withdrawn on any disciplinary ground from any of the training academies of the Armed Forces is not eligible to apply for the CDS examination.

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We provide the best CDS classes and help you prepare for written exam, physical exam and interview

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CDS Fees Structure

4 Months


8 Months


Till Selection


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