About CDS Entrance

Exam Pattern

The entrance for Combined Defence Services comprises a Written Exam followed by Intelligence and Personality Test. The exam pattern is specified below:

Written Examination for Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

Paper Subject Duration Number of qs Maximum Marks
I English 2 hours 120 100
II General Knowledge 2 hours 120 100
III Elementary Mathematics 2 hours 100 100
Total
300

Interview(called as Intelligence & Personality Test) comprises 300 marks

Written Examination for Officers' Training Academy

Paper Subject Duration Number of qs Maximum Marks
I English 2 hours 120 100
II General Knowledge 2 hours 120 100
Total
200

Note: There will be negative marking for every wrong answer marked by a candidate.