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CDS EXAM PATTERN 2015 - UPSC COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES TEST PATTERN

Check CDS Exam Pattern 2015 - UPSC CDS Test Pattern
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination for recruitment of various jobs under Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Indian Military Academy. Combined Defence Services Exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission twice in a year for admissions to IMA, INA, AFA and OTA. CDS Exam Pattern 2015 is given below.

CDS 2015 Exam Pattern

English paper will consist of 3 papers namely English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics, each of which will be of 2 hours duration and of 100 marks. English and General Knowledge will comprise of 120 questions each but Elementary Mathematics will comprise of 100 questions.
CDS EXAM PATTERN 2015 COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES 2015
S.No.     Paper / Subject-Questions-Duration-Marks
1.            English-120 questions-2 Hours-100 marks
2.            General Knowledge- 120 questions-2 Hours-100 marks
3.            Elementary Mathematics- 100 questions-2 Hours-100 marks
Note: Elementary Mathematics is not required for admission to OTA. So there total marks will be 200.
There is also penalty for wrong answers. For each wrong answer, 1/3 marks assigned to the question will be deducted as penalty.
Combined Defence Services (CDS) 2014 Exam details
CDS Syllabus is also available here

Age: For IMA and INA, your date of birth should be between 02/01/1991 and 01/01/1996. For AFA and OTA, your date of birth should be between 02/01/1990 and 01/01/1996.

Education: For AFA, you should have a recognized degree and Physics & Mathematics at 10+2 level. For IMA and OTA, you need a degree of a recognized university. For INA, degree in engineering is required.