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CDS Exam Pattern 2018-19 UPSC CDS 2 (OTA, IMA, AFA) Structure – Check

CDS Exam Pattern

To start preparation for Combined Defense Services Exam held on 18-11-2018, candidates must need UPSC CDS Exam Pattern, available on this page. So, candidates can check UPSC CDS 2 Exam Structure for Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA) and Air Force Academy (AFA) from here.

As per New CDS Exam Pattern, all the questions are based on objective type. Candidates are advised to check UPSC Combined Defence Services Marking Scheme to know the CDS Exam Pattern 2018.

UPSC CDS 2 Exam:

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has decided that CDS 2 Exam Notification will be released on 08-08-2018. Candidates who are going to apply for CDS Exam need to submit their CDS 2 Application Form till the last date that is 03-09-2018. You can prepare well to qualify CDS 2 Exam as latest UPSC CDS Exam Pattern 2018 has been updated.

UPSC CDS Exam Pattern:

Questions will be asked from the subjects like Mathematics, GK and English. For Officers’ Training Academy, Elementary there will be no Mathematics section. They have to complete their question paper within 02 hour. Negative marking is also applicable for every incorrect answer.

If you skip any question then there will be no negative marking. Get the UPSC CDS Exam Pattern 2018 from the below section of this page which is created by team of www.recruitmentinboxx.com.

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CDS Exam Pattern

UPSC CDS Exam Pattern of Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:

Exam Pattern of Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:

Aspirants can check the UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam Pattern for the Military academy, IAF and Indian naval academy as well. Please have a look at below table..!!

SubjectDurationMarks
English2 Hours100 Marks
General Knowledge2 Hours100 Marks
Elementary Mathematics2 Hours100 Marks

Check Complete & Detailed: CDS Syllabus

CDS Exam Pattern For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

Here we have provided UPSC CDS Paper Pattern Scheme for the Officers Training Academy, just have a look..!!

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100 Marks
General Knowledge2 Hours100 Marks

Download From Here: CDS Previous Year Paper

CDS 2018 Marking Scheme:

Candidates will have to go through the negative marking for every wrong answer. In the question paper, aspirants will get 4 options and they have to choose the right one. For each wrong answer, there will be 1/3 of the marks will be deducted.

CDS 2018 PaperEnglishGKMathematics
Maximum Marks100100100
Marks for Correct answer+1 marks for each correct option+1 marks for each correct option+1 marks for each correct option
Negative marking-0.33 marks for each wrong answer-0.33 marks for each wrong answer-0.33 marks for each wrong answer

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Marking scheme for 2018 OTA (Officers Training Academy):

After checking the combined defense services exam pattern you can check the marking scheme of the OTA from below stated table..!!

CDS 2018 PaperEnglishGK
Maximum Marks100100
Marks for Correct answer+1 marks for each correct option+1 marks for each correct option
Negative marking-0.33 marks for each wrong answer-0.33 marks for each wrong answer

Recommended Books to Prepare for CDS Exam:

Name of the BookAuthor
Objective EnglishS.P. Bakshi
Quick Learning objective EnglishR.S. Aggarwal

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Combined Defence Service Exam:

Union Public Service Commission conducts Combined Defence Service exam twice every year for the recruitment of candidates to office cadre of the Army, Navy and Air force.

Candidates who will able to qualify the Written Test will be called by Service Selection Board for interview. If aspirants will be finally selected, depending upon the choice given by them and their merit list ranking, are sent to one of the following institutes for orientation training as follows:

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai
  • Officers Training  Academy, Chennai 23rd SSC Women (Non-Technical)

Important Dates:

UPSC CDS 2 EventsUPSC CDS 2 Exam Dates
Date of Notification for CDS II 201808-08-2018
Last Date for receipt of Applications03-09-2018
UPSC CDS II will be held on18-11-2018

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UPSC CDS Exam Centres:

AgartalaGangtokPanaji (Goa)
AhmedabadHyderabadPatna
AizwalImphalPort Blair
AllahabadItanagarRaipur
BengaluruJaipurRanchi
BareillyJammuSambalpur
BhopalJorhatShillong
ChandigarhKochiShimla
ChennaiKohimaSrinagar
CuttackKolkataThiruvanathapuram
DehradunLucknowTirupati
DelhiMaduraiUdaipur
DharwadMumbaiVishakhapatnam
DispurNagpur

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Final Words:

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