CDS(Combined Defence Services)

Combined Defense Services (CDS) examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment to the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. Only candidates who are unmarried and have completed their graduation are eligible to sit for this exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective academies after an interview is conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).


Subject Duration Maximum Marks No of Questions Marks for each correct answers Negative Marking
English 2 hours 100 120 0.8 for English 0.33 (One third)
General Knowledge 2 hours 100 120 0.8 for General Knowledge 0.33 (One third)
Elementary Mathematics 2 hours 100 100 1 for Elementary Mathematics 0.33 (One third)
Total 300

Online Sectional Tests

They are tests pertaining to each section of the exam. These are recommended as they are a group of topics or particular test areas and test your knowledge of related concepts individually. Therefore, they help you identify your strengths and weaknesses in a topic / test area, thus help you improve in that area.

Online Mock Tests

These mock tests are designed keeping in mind the latest pattern of the exams. They give you sufficient practice and help you assess your time management skills. Candidates have the convenience to view the detailed answer descriptions later and analyse their performance on that basis. They also give you a feel of the testing environment

CDS Online Test Series – Basic

15 Mock CDSs50 Sectional tests 




CDS Online Test Series – Enhanced

20 Mock CDSs100 Sectional tests 

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