What is the CDS Exam Pattern

What is the CDS Exam Pattern

CDS stands for (Combined Defence Service ), UPSC is the one of the most popular organizations that conducted many examination  CDS examination conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service commission). CDS have four courses i.e. the Indian Military Academy, the Indian Naval Academy, the Indian Air Force Academy and The Officer Training Academy.

After that SSB (selection board service ) takes the interview. There are two types of SSB selection procedure i.e. part I and part II. Only those candidates who clear the part I and SSB give you a permisssion to appear for part II. Candidates must be physically fit and mentally fine according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination.

  1. Part I consist of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception* Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on combination of performance in OIR Test and PP&DT.
  2. part II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these tests are given on the website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.

Exam Pattern for CDS

  1. The maximum marks given to the written examination and to the interviews will be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be 300, 300,300 and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy respectively.
  2. The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English
  3. In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set.
  4. Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.
  5. The Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
  6. The candidates are not permitted to use calculator for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.

There are three subjects for CDS.

  • English
  • General knowledge
  • Mathematics

Only for this course the Indian Military Academy, the Indian Naval Academy, the Indian Air Force Academy

English:- the English paper is for 100 marks, and there will be total 120 question, its multiple choice question and it is based on 11th and 12th class. The mathematics examination duration is 120 minutes i.e. 2 hrs. paper.

General knowledge :- the general knowledge paper is for 100 marks, and there will be total 120 question, its multiple choices question and it is based on 11th and 12th class. The general knowledge examination duration is 120 minutes i.e. 2 hrs. Paper.

Mathematics: – the mathematics paper is for 100 marks, and there will be total 120 questions, its multiple choices question and it is based on 11th and 12th class. The mathematics examination duration is 120minutines like 2 hrs. Paper.

CDS syllabus paper  for  The Officer Training Academy. All total paper for 200 marks.

English:- the English paper is for 100 marks, and there will be total 120 question, its multiple choice question and it is based on 11th and 12th class. The mathematics examination duration is 120 minutes i.e. 2 hrs. paper.

General knowledge :- the general knowledge paper is for 100 marks, and there will be total 120 question, its multiple choices question and it is based on 11th and 12th class. The general knowledge examination duration is 120 minutes i.e. 2 hrs. Paper.

Instruction about Examination hall

Articles permitted inside Examination Hall

Clip board or hard board (on which nothing is written)a good quality Black Ball Pen for marking responses on the Answer Sheet. Answer Sheet and sheet for rough work will be supplied by the invigilator.

Articles not permitted inside Examination Hall

Do not bring any article into the Examination Hall or other than that thing like books, notes, loose sheets, electronic or any other type of calculators, mathematical and drawing instruments, Log Tables, stencils of maps, slide rules, Test Booklets and rough sheets pertaining to earlier session(s) etc.

Mobiles, phones, Bluetooth, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations. Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/Bluetooth/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for safekeeping cannot be assured. Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the Examination Halls, as safe keeping of the same cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.

Negative marketing

HERE WILL BE PENALTY (NEGATIVE MARKING) FOR WRONG ANSWERS MARKED BY A CANDIDATE IN THE OBJECTIVE TYPE QUESTION PAPERS.

  1. There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate. One third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
  2. If a candidate given more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
  3. If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Unfair means strictly prohibited

No candidate shall copy from the papers of any other candidate nor permit his papers to be copied nor give nor attempt to give nor obtain nor attempt to obtain irregular assistance of any description.

In Examination Hall

No candidate should misbehave in any manner or create disorderly scene in the Examination Hall or harass the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of the examination. Any such misconduct will be severely penalised.

 

 

 

 

 

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