CDS Full Form

CDS Full Form

Full Form of CDS : Full Form of CDS is Combined Defence Service.

Brief description about CDS:

No:1. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the CDS exam.

No:2. Few people also refer to the CDS full form as Chief of Defense Staff, which is also a rank given to the head of the Indian Armed Forces(IAF).

No:3. CDS is a recently inducted rank.

No:4.  UPSC conducts the CDS exam twice a year(CDS 1 and CDS 2) and generally conducted by UPSC in the month of February and November.

No:5. CDS is a national-level exam and UPSC conducts it to recruit candidates to fill in various posts in the IMA (Indian Military Academy), INA (Indian Naval Academy), AFA (Air Force Academy) and OTA (Officers Training Academy).

No:6. According to the CDS selection process, the stages are written exam, SSB Interview and then Medical Examination.

No:7. Candidates who are interested and meets the eligibility criteria of CDS can apply for it by visiting the official website and fill it from there.

CDS Eligibility Criteria :

Applicants must note the following points in relation to CDS eligibility criteria :

No:1. The conducting body has the right to reject the application of the candidate at any stage of recruitment in case he or she is found to be not fulfilling the required criteria.

No:2. Mere issue of Admission Certificate to the candidate will not imply that his candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission.

No:3. If the candidate is appointed and found guilty later, in such a case he or she is liable to be removed from service.

No:4. UPSC conducts verification of eligibility criteria with reference to original documents. Verification is done when the candidate qualifies for the interview and Personality Test.

No:5. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

Candidates willing to fill the CDS application form, first need to fulfil these four eligibility conditions of CDS :

No:1. CDS Age Limit :


a). 20-24 Years: Indian Military Academy (IMA)

                        b). 20-22 Years: Indian Naval Academy (INA)
                       c). 20-23 Years: Air Force Academy (AFA)
                       d). 20-25 Years: Officers’ Training Academy (OTA)


No:2. CDS Nationality or Citizenship: Applicant must be a citizen of India

No:3. CDS Educational Qualification:

                        a). IMA & OTA: Graduation Degree from a recognised University
                        b). INA: Graduation in B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or                                           Bachelor of Engineering
                        c). AFA: B.Sc. Graduate with Physics/Mathematics or Bachelor of                                    Engineering


No:4. CDS Physical and Medical Qualification:

Running 1.6 KM in 7 minutes and candidate must be medically fit.

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