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The Union Public Service Commission UPSC conducts one of the most renowned exams by youngsterCDS Question Paper in PDF Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam. Aspirants who are preparing for the CDS exam are looking and have questions like what is CDS exam pattern? Well you are on the right place here we will provide you all the details about the UPSC CDS exam which is organized every year. Candidates who are preparing for CDS have to focus on all the subjects and topics as in exam based on every subject score individually you are selected.

UPSC CDS Exam Pattern

Indian Military Academy IMA/ Naval Academy/Air Force Academy English Objective 100 Marks
General Knowledge
Elementary Mathematics
Officer Training English Objective 100 Marks
General Knowledge
IMA NA and AFA SSB InterviewsOTA 300 Marks
200 Marks

CDS Age Limit

19 to 22 years – Naval Academy

19 to 23 years – Air Force Academy

19 to 24 years – Indian Military Academy

19 to 25 years- Officers Training Academy

Above we have given CDS exam pattern according to that prepare yourself and try to practice every day, so that you can get in a habit of solving questions every day. Focus on sections like General Knowledge and Mathematics as they cannot be prepared in one day or in one week. After you are done with you preparation tries to solve CDS Model question paper.

CDS Preparation Material PDF HERE

CDS Previous Year Question Papers PDF

CDS question paper is very useful to candidates as those who never appeared in the examination get an idea how theUPSC CDS Exam pattern Age Limit CDS exam is. We suggest that from proper time limit try to solve CDS previous year question papers in PDF of English, Mathematics, General Knowledge. Some times what happen that one or two questions come repeatedly that will save your time. CDS question papers is given in series like A, B, C, D.


Check all the previous year question paper of CDS of year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Every year Combined Defence Exam is conducted two times in a year so check accordingly all the questions. This is the best career option for any individual these days. Below we have provided you the link through which you can download all sets of questions. If you like our above information hit like on our Facebook page and get latest updates on CDS. Also subscribe us to get notification in your email box. Wish you great career ahead and if you need any help any time just give us a comment with your question we will help in any way we can. Always remember “Hard Work is Key to Success” stay positive and motivated.


Link given above will redirect you to UPSC official website with every year papers. Select your year of which you want to download find CDS I and CDS II Question Papers in that page and download subject wise.

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  1. Sir
    i completed bbm course, my next plan is to prepare for ias examimation. So i am requsting ur
    guidlines and ideas for preparation of ias.
    and one more pls send me old question papers .
    Thank you sir.

  2. it’s best for preparation

  3. i want to prepsre for c.d.s wrriten can u guide me the latest and usefull books for it

      1. Did I’m 3rd year student can I give cds exam

        1. you can give the exam in ur last semester.

      2. Sir I’m (cse) 3rd year student
        Can I give cds exam

        1. No Nidhi,
          You can give it in your 4th year.

        2. yes u can give this exam

        3. plz send your email adderess


          yes, you can give the exam but you need to carry your degree when they will call you for ssb interview

      3. O
        Best book for cds.

      4. Could you please mail me all the previous years papers of CDS? Would be of a great help. Thanks.


        1. Password will be:

      6. sir could you pls send previous years question papers with solved answers for this mail

        1. sir could you pls send previous years question papers with solved answers for this mail

    1. i know you are my teacher thanks

    2. Shashank Shukla first you should improve your English spellings. And the best book is Arihant as per my knowledge .

  4. Sir, i am zoology student can i give IAS exam before or after graduation.

    1. Hello mam, you can give the exam after your graduation is completed in zoology & till then you can prepare for IAS exam & minimum criteria for exam is graduation. Thus, be focused & work hard.!!

      1. i want to know previous year questions of ota

    2. Sir,I am a student of Bsc zoology can I give cds exam

  5. Hello sir, i’am student and i have passed six semester and now iam 7th sem.Can i gave the C.D.S exam…

    1. Hi Ravi yes you can give the exam please fill the application form & start preparing all the best.

  6. sir.i want to job in nda
    ……so please i want your guidlines…….

    1. Hi Akash,

      First i need you to prepare yourself for the examination (Maths, English, General Knowledge & General Awareness) and make up your mind that you will clear this exam. All the very Best.

  7. sir i am studying in bsc final year can i appply for cds or its need to complete degree

    1. Yes you can go and apply.

  8. plz help for bright future

  9. I want to join in CDS OTA so how I’ll be prepare for it

    1. Hi Sujit please refer this article will help you out for the preparation

  10. Sir my name is amit I mlt second yaer student can I give the cds exam air force or naval after graduation.. I have passed 12th physics with maths..

  11. good help from this

  12. Send me your fb id plz

    1. Hi Sudha,
      You can check the FB page from right sidebar please.

  13. Sir mujhe cds model paper bhej do

  14. I am unable to download these papers , request you to help with the same.

  15. I, s best prepration

  16. I, s best prepration u

  17. sir I just want to know that can I (being a girl)fill the form of CDS exam .And if yes then suggest me d bst books for its preparation.

    1. HI Kajal,
      Yes you can apply for it and the best books for it are Sent to your ID, please check

      1. I need previous years CDS question paper….

  18. its nice to use

  19. Sir I m preparing for CDs pls tell me about usefull books

  20. sir i am bsc chemistyr student.i join ima what procedure for it.pls tellme

    1. Hi Priyanka,
      Please apply for CDS exam and do lots of hardwork to crack it.

      1. Iam bsc student what should I do I want to join better job

        1. Hi Sharan,
          You can try for CDS exam and with good preparations you can clear the exam.


    1. HI Pankaj,
      Give CDS paper and this will provide you bright chances to enter army.

  22. Where can i get last five year solved paper of cds gk???

  23. I’m an arts student can I give the NDA exam after 12

    1. Hi Stany,
      You can give so, just be clear that you need good Mathematics skills.

  24. sir, Is some questions repeat every year in CDS exam kindly help.

  25. Hi mam,I would like to send the request for upsc engineering services of various year question paper for electronics and communication engineering with answer keys. because I am applying the same.

  26. sir, I m b.a can I give CDs exam….??…

    1. Hi Dipika,

      You can give the CDS paper if you are in last year of your course or you have completed it.
      Full details of CDS eligibility:

  27. I want to join Special Forces [Indian Army Commandos]. Currently, I am pursuing graduation and looking forward to join IA. Could you acknowledge me about the eligibility criteria so that I can prepare accordingly? Thanks!

    1. Yes Pradeep,
      You can surely join Indian Army through several exams. CDS is one of it and the eligibility details of the same can be checked at-

  28. I have done my graduation from Guru Jambeshwar University and it provides a bachelors’ in mass comm. but its an open university. Am I eligible for CDS?

    1. Hi Komal,
      The eligibility criteria says the degree should be from recognized university; and so you can apply for CDS.

  29. sir, I am bsc with biotechnology. am I eligible for upsc CDs.

    1. Hi Shyam,

      Yes you are eligible for CDS but in that if you are willing to join Airforce wing then you do not meet the minimum requirement as you dont have physics & Mathematics in your degree which mandatory required.

  30. Please give me all the cds paper on my website given below

  31. Hi sir
    I am bsc mathematics . Am I Neligible for upsc cds ..and i need your guidance for this exam can you plz guide me , what should i need to do to clear this exam ,which books are good for the preparation and tips for the preparation.
    Thank u

    1. Yes Komal, you can give this exam and you can refer all the material for CDS from this website by visiting UPSC Papers tab visible in upper part of website.

  32. Hi sir
    I am bsc mathematics . Am I eligible for upsc cds ..and i need your guidance for this exam ,can you plz guide me , what should i need to do to clear this exam ,which books are good for the preparation and tips for the preparation.
    Thank u

  33. Sir,
    I am bcs,mpc’s graduate student and i do have NCC “B” and “C” certificates with grades A. How these can be helpful for me to join IMA/OTA.

    1. Hi Sai,
      You can mention them while filling application form.

  34. Hello sir
    I want to give also this exam..but not clearly syllabus about this .what exactly occur in prilims it is optional type questions or its paragraph writing and what is csat..

  35. Sir,I am in final year of my polytechnic diploma. Am I elieligible for upsc cds?

  36. Sir I am in final Year of my polytechnic diploma course. Am I eligible for upsc cds?

    1. Yes, Dev Karan you can apply for the CDS paper.

  37. Hello sir,
    I am doing bsc biotechnology.. Nd m in 2nd year..can I apply for CDS from ota after my graduation??

    1. Yes Priyanka, You can apply for it.

      1. Best study material is provided on this site.

  38. vikrant singh chauhan

    hello sir i done my bba and i prepare for ips so plzz sir tell me the diet of it.

    1. Hi Vikrant,
      Keep your 2 things really strong- Mathematics & GK.

  39. Sir,
    I am a botany and biotec student, this is my last year. I Had not taken maths in 12 class but, I am interested in joining CDS, it is my dream to join army. So sir can you please guide me how to prepare for it from now.

    1. You can refer the books given at These will help you a lot to prepare for exam. has best tips to prepare for CDS paper.

  40. Hello .. I am final year physiotherapy student . Can I give CDS in my final year or in internship?

  41. Kritika.S.Torgal

    I am doing engg. 1st yer completed. Can I write exam this time. I have lot of interest in cds so can I write exam this time? Kya mai attend kar sakti hu. Plz reply me….

    1. No Kritika, you need to be in last year of degree course atleast to give this exam.

  42. Sir do we have same exam pattern as IAS for ,do we have preliminary & main ,if in which of this two we gonna have pattern that u mentioned above ,I’m confused plz explain ,sir

  43. I want to join indian defense after graduation, so I thought this is the best way to join .so only plz tell me how to join, what gonna be the exam pattern ,eligibility,&other criteria to join defence,I searched many web site I all they gave preliminary ,& mains ,in mains u gonna have 9 papers 4-gk,1-eng,1-regional,1-essay ,2 -option ,I’m confused of pattern u given above whether it’s in preliminary or mains ,which one is right to join defence by CDS.

    1. Hey Navya
      I’m no expert but after giving my Nda paper i can surely tell you that the most important thing for any defense aspirant is to know basic maths+2 level.
      English is the most scoring subject so one needs to work on that and i personally recommend buying Arihant Books.
      Also one cannot master in General Knowledge but read the newspapers daily and the best way for that is to subscribe various news forums online.

  44. Hi sr,I’ve completed my B.COm with taxation ..I’m i eligible to crack CDS exam..

    1. Yes Himanshu, you are

      1. purna chandra Palai

        I want to know sir,will come question same for all stream’s students like arts,science & commerce?please reply me

        1. Hi Purna,
          Yes they will be same, Question Paper is same for all stream students.

    2. The material provided here is very good.

  45. Dear Sir,
    I request you to kindly send me the cds2 solved papers on my email.
    I will be really thankful to you.

  46. sir please tell me which books are best for IAS prepration. can we crack the exam by self study

    1. Yes, be confident on all the basics of each topic and you will crack the exam well.

  47. hello sir,
    I’m a student of 2nd semester.I want to join IAF fighter Pilot.But my age is 22.
    sir can I joni as a fighter pilot? JAI HIND!!!!

    1. Hi,
      You can give the CDS exam and surely check your skills.

  48. Sir how to prepare the G.S. portion of CDS exam I feel it difficult.

    1. Hi Shivam,
      I have sent you study material, prepare the same from it.

  49. hi sir i am studying in 11 and i have very interest in army this is my passion because my dad is also in army and he wants that i will become in army in my future but problem is that i was completed my high school from hindi medium but now i am in english medium school what can i do for prepare all the subjects in english and also strong my english subject so that i wiil give my best in cds written exam and also in ssb sir plz plz plz reply me

    1. Hi Ananya,
      Please prepare English & GK for the exam and you will surely clear the CDS exam 🙂

  50. hello sir,please suggest some tips and books for preparation of english and general knowledge for cds examination.

  51. sir i have just completed my gradution in maths(hons.) and got 58% am i eligible for cds exam or not

    1. Yes Nishu, please apply for it.

  52. I completed my bca degree in 2016 batch. But I eager to join for Indian military academic. I am eligible to this?
    How to prepare for cds exam and I want previous questions.

    1. Yes, apply for the CDS exam

  53. I not able to download papers. help to do so..plz

    1. Papers are sent to ones who have requested, please check your ID.

  54. Sir I need last 10 years solved question paper of cds exam….can u provide it for the same

  55. hi… sir,I compleated my I dont have ncc certificate.can I apply cds sir

    1. Yes rajeshwari, you can appply for the CDS exam.

  56. Dear Sir,

    I’m looking for the syllabus,previous exam papers of NDA entrance exam.please guide me.

    1. Hi Satish,
      You can check the NDA preparation material from this website, Just type in NDA in the search box and you will attain all the study material.

  57. hello, sir i am saurabh suman date of birth is 5/08/1996.. i have passed B.Sc with maths this year what i am fill up the application form of cds

    1. HI Saurabh, yes you can apply for the exam.

  58. sir I’m in bcom final exam will be on April 2017..can I apply for this exam…??

  59. sir i had completed my bsc eith chem honors am i eligible for CDS

    1. Yes Deepak, you can apply for it.

  60. sir
    in cds any pst or phisical measurment required

    1. For CDS exam, it is not required. But for interview it is.

  61. is there any seperate exam for OTA…..

    1. For girls, only OTA is applicable and this paper is common for men too. There is no separate exam.

  62. Sir tell how many of every subject from gs test of CDS

    1. Mohit, they change every year and subject wise cut off is not calculated by UPSC.

  63. i have done my im computer science. How can i go for indian army.?

    1. Hi Ajay,
      Prepare for CDS exam and apply for it.

  64. i want to know more details about this job, will you please help me?
    Is it safe for girls

    1. Hi Alen,
      It is best for the girls actually everyone. Prepare well for CDS and you will have the best of opportunity to clear the exam.

  65. Hello sir,….sir i hv jst passed my graduation….n i want to join ota…can you sgest some best books for this

  66. in my childhood a normal surgery on my corler bone but now i am absolutly fine … now i want to apply for cds exam. i am able to apply for IMA or not

    1. Hi Anmol,
      Yes you can apply for CDS exam and you can easily score good in the exam.

  67. Sir how many passing marks are reqired in CDS exam

    1. Hi Vivek,
      They change every year depending on the number of candidates applying for it.

  68. M doing b tech in Mechanical engineering in 3rd year I want some solved previous questions paper nd pdf of books of CDS. I want your guidance.thanku

    1. Hi Gurpreet,
      They are sent please check

  69. Can a appearing student fill up the form?

    1. Hi Manish,
      If you are a graduate you can fill up the form.

  70. Sir,I am b.a. graduate student and i do have NCC “B” and “C” certificates with grades A. How these can be helpful for me to join IMA/OTA.

    1. Hi Bharat,
      These can help you once you have cleared your exam and you are called for interview.

  71. sir any % cut off is required for the cds exam in ???

    1. Hi Anil,
      Clearing graduation degree is enough for CDS exam.

  72. Sir,i m a hotel management student holding degree of bsc in hotel nd hotel administration from IHM Goa m i eligible for appearing CDS

    1. Yes, you can apply for it and you can crack it.

  73. hello sir,i m a student of final year B.E. Mechanical… can i give cds 2017 exam which is to be held in february…? as i will complete my degree in may,2017… plz,guide me sir.

    1. Yes you can give start preparing now.

  74. Sir i didn’t get previous year question paper general awareness sub….will u help me?

    1. Yes, they are sent to your ID, please check

  75. Cds army exam me maths…..arithmetical aati h kya sir

  76. Sir which book is better for English papar preparation for cds

    1. Hi Ashutosh,
      You can refer to the preparation books of CDS english section from

  77. Sir which book is better for CDs exam

    1. Hi Ashutosh,
      You can choose any book, the motive is to practice as many questions as you can for the exam.

  78. Sir , I am mechanical engineer. Apllied for cds 2016 on23rd oct. I want to know about the books to refer for best presentation

  79. Hello sir ,this is Shubham , I would like to ask that I filled up cds application form and I gave my preference as 1.ima and 4 ota than which type of question paper will going to come either there is maths in that question paper or not ….pls tell me

    1. Hi Shubham,
      You have to attempt the paper subjects- English, GK & Mathematics

  80. hello sir
    plz send me previous year question paper

  81. Sir, i have passed 12th with medical side, nd i m doing with zoology , i have a great interst in indian army , so can you plz suggest me some exams that dosent’t contain mathematics through which i can join indian defence.

    1. Hi Sachin,
      For CDS mathematics is very very important for males. If you can prepare for CDS mathematics section, then go for the exam and prepare well for the exam.

  82. Hlw sir
    Plz Mjhe btaiye Ki minimum kitne no. Pr cds ota pass krtey h? for gnrl ctgry. Please

    1. Hi Anamika,
      It changes every year, you just prepare well for the exam.

  83. I am PALAK GUPTA and I am in second year (pmc) . I want to be a flying officer please suggest me.

    1. Hi Palak,
      You can study all the subjects which are part of CDS exam syllabus and also prepare the questions based on them so that you know the tips & tricks to crack the paper.

  84. Hii Sir…There was hole in my ear & My ears operation was did by dr. in 15th year,now I am 19 years old & not have any Problem for hearing capacity…So is there any objection for that in medical test??

    1. Hi Shubham,
      No, there will be no such problem. You can apply for CDS paper and stay dedicated to clear the exam. You can crack CDS paper just be focussed to prepare for it.

  85. Please tell me which book should have reffer for CDS exam.

    1. HI Sarfaraz,
      You can find best of CDS books from this website,. In above article, best books for CDS are mentioned, you can refer them for the exam.

  86. Hi sir I am Shyam studying in with mechanical branch
    Am I eligible for cds exam

    1. Hi Shyam,
      Yes you can apply for CDS exam.

  87. hello sir . i want to join Indian Air Force though CDS . is it beneficial for me to get pilot license (DGCA). what month of course they offered for license and what is the criteria ?
    please guide

    1. Hi Sourav,
      While applying for CDS exam, pilot license is not required. Your educational qualification & age will only decide your eligibility for the exam.

  88. Hello sir,

    I am in my final year engineering and writing this exam for the first time. Can u please leave the link to download the previous year question paper ?
    And Also plz give the complete procedure of this exam, right from CDs exam to recruitment.

  89. Hey sir,
    can you please share the link for downloading the solutions of pervious year question papers from 2009 onwards.
    I do not found any link for downloading it !

    1. Hi All,
      Who so ever has asked fro the question papers, please check your ID; Check it.

  90. Sir,
    Please if you can send me the previous CDS,OTA exam question pdf..thnk u

  91. Sir I want to ask u that I filled my form for OTA now which paper is given to me .only English aur gernal knowledge or anything else plz tell me sir

    1. HI Sushma,
      These both subjects will be asked to you.

  92. I am graduate in geography.How can I prepare for non technical for woman?

    1. Hi Monalisa,
      You can prepare for CDS exam being a girl you need to be skilled in General Knowledge & English.

  93. hi sir i am rahul sir i want to know about cds can i speak in hindi in ssb

    1. Hi Rahul it is recommended to give answers in English but its entirely depends on the interviewer.

  94. Send me a link for cds ota previous years papers

  95. Sir,I am in 3rd year electrical engineering degree . Am I eligible for upsc cds?

    1. Yes you are eligible but it is preferred to give exam in 7 sem.

  96. Is Selection only depend on this first tire exam and then interview?

  97. hello sir.. sir i have 64% marks in 10th n 61% in 12th n 59% in my graduation….am i eligible for CDS OTA…if yes then please tell me that because of my low markes is there any chance to get rejection at the SSB INTERVIEW level?

    1. There is no specific percentage that is required that means you are eligible for the examination don’t fear from the interview level just go ahead achieve your dream & stay confident.

      1. Hii ,sir I completed my 12th commerce without maths, do I’m eligible to apply for this,,presently, m Perusing my degree in sybba

        1. Hi Pooja,
          For CDS, you need to be a graduate regardless of subjects you have chosen. If you are in last year of your degree course or have completed it, you can carry on with filling the application form.

  98. is their individual cutt off for each section like English, GK , mahts in cds ?

    1. Hi Karik,
      No, there is no individual cut off, but cut off is set as per the category.

  99. sir
    my name is raina tiwari i want to know that from which site we can get the cds practice papers of last few years please reply.

    1. Hi Raina,
      We have provided the CDS previous Papers & Sample Question Papers on our website. You can easily download the papers and store them in your system so that you can practice them.

      1. Sir plz snd me questions papers for ota

        1. Hi All,
          Papers are sent to all, please check

      2. pls tell me sir what the way to download previous year solved paper pls send me link…

  100. sir i am in 10 i want to qualify NDA exam so what can i do

    1. Hi Tushar,

      Under UPSC Papers category you will find all the NDA related material which will be helpful for you to prepare well for the exam. Refer this and stay motivated for the exam.

      1. Sir please send me all papers of cds for preparation.

  101. I m doing bba final year…..i score 52-53% mark cn i appy for ima….or graduation is compulsory

    1. Hi Gujrant,
      You can apply for GATE exam in last year of your graduation, Go for it.

  102. Sir
    Pls give me cds question with answersheet

    1. Hi EVERYONE,
      Who all requested papers are sent to their ID, please check your ID.

      1. sir plz send me Previous 5 years CDS (OTA) exam sloved Papers..

        1. HI All,
          Please check papers are sent to you.

          1. sir i need old 5 years paper… plz help me and snd me the paper

          2. Hi Everyone,
            Please download the CDS Previous papers and practice them for exam to score good marks.

      2. Hello,

        Kindly send cdse preparation material and previous years question papers.

  103. Sir I m bsc 1st year student and get failed in math ( hons) .sir I want to give CDs exam sir is there any problem .

    1. Hi Ankit,
      There will be no problem, you can give the CDS exam in your last year of your degree course.

  104. Hello sir,

    I’m in the last year of B.Com. I have a backlog though which I’ll clear in October this month. Just wanted to know if I’m eligible and when can I give the CDS exam, since I did not register for the years exam.(last date was 12 August 2016 ) Please help me. I dont know anything in this regard.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Abdul,
      You can apply for the CDS 2017 (1) for which application form is already opened.

  105. Sir i am preparinb for cds tell me about usefull book in hindi.

  106. sir, can u plz provide me previous year CDS questions and answers.

  107. Sir I am in final year of bsc. nautical science degree course … Am I egligible for applying at Naval Academy ?????

    1. HI Mohit,
      Yes you are eligible.

  108. Sir I am now 19 year old, can I give my cds exam, if no then will I be able to write on my last year of engineering now I am in 1st year. And will you please send me cds exam papers?

    1. Hi Siddu,
      You can give the CDS exam in the last year of B.Tech and after that. For full details you can check at-

  109. kon kon de sakta h sir cds ka exam

  110. very nice..

  111. Hello Sir I am Rohan Sisodia. I am B.COM graduate,sir can I give CDS exam for OTA. Sir can you please send me the previous year question papers of CDs OTA. Thank you

  112. can a girl join with NA or OTA

    1. Hi Tisa,
      A girl can only join via OTA.

  113. Hlo sir,
    In this paper i.e. CDS xam.. so… maths portion is of how many marks?

    1. Hi Nidhi,
      Maths section is of 100 marks and is only for IMA, INA and Air Force candidates.

  114. Hi Sir,
    Can we get previous model papers with solutions..??

  115. Please send the study material and previous year question papers with answers.

  116. Hello sir please give answer key for CFS OTA question paper of 2009,2010,2011,2012

  117. Sir, please give me CDS question paper

  118. give me ota peper sir

  119. Could u please sent me the previous papers of cds exam at least link

  120. sir,
    Pls give me a cds paper with answersheet and sir, this is my first time to given this exam. So, pls give me a guideline.

  121. sir please help me to solve g.s portion please provide study material and some tips for preparing GS and improving English.plz sir

    1. Hi Anurag,
      Study material is sent to your ID, please check

  122. I am B.Com can I Attend CDS Exam

    1. Hi Kalyan,
      Being a graduate you can apply for CDS exam.

  123. I have persued bsc in botany so in which field of cds i can apply for?

    1. Hi Vasudha,
      Girls can only apply for OTA post in CDS exam.

  124. Pls give me cds question papers with solved answersheet

  125. Sir plz send me a link so that I can download the last 10 years papers of cds

  126. Radhika p. gajendragadkar

    Hello sir
    myself Radhika, I completed my graduation in law . I want to prepare for cds exam (IMA)category. and now i am 24 years old, so could you tell me that whether I am eligible or not?
    for preparation plz suggest me best book for cds.

    1. HI Radhika,
      You can apply for CDS only if you are born between 2nd January, 1993 and 1st January, 1999

  127. hello all i m doing my final year of engineering on electronics and communications.i m here applying for an cds exam.My biggest dream is to join in the indian air force!so if anybody helps what r the syllabus that r required for an cds examination,so it will be very helpful me to improve my career!!

    1. Hi Naveen,
      The CDS syllabus in full detail can be checked from-

  128. sir/madam i want previous year question papers.what i do?

    1. Hi,
      You can view the papers and start the practice for the exam please.

      1. Sir I need previous year questions plz send me

      2. is self study a good method for cds or Coaching

  129. sir how many papres to qualify the cds exam

  130. sir I want CDs question with answer where I get it .I cannot download any paper ur site plzz help me

  131. Sir
    Last yr o had qualified milatory exam, but I got rejected in medical (teeth prblm)
    Dis yr my treatment is goin on so k just askin u to apply or not ..
    But sir it’s my dream sir ..

    1. Hi Varsha,
      You can give the CDS exam.

  132. pls send me a link find previous paper with out mathamatics

    1. Hi Suma,
      In Search box, type in CDS and you will find all Mathematics material too.

  133. Sir,
    I am studying in third year of Diploma in engineering(E&etc).After that I am going for BE.How should I have to prepare for CDS to walk through IMA ?
    Can I get some preparational material for study ?

    1. Hi Rishi,
      You can get all CDS material for your preparations from this website. Download papers from above and for all sections by typing in CDS in the search box.

  134. Is there any condition of minimum percentage to take cds examination…??

    1. Hi Anurag,
      There is no condition for written exam.

  135. Sir I am comleted greduation by zbc Iam eligiable in cds exam(ima) reply me sir

    1. Yes Rahul, you are eligible

  136. Sir please tell me i can which post prefere i have graduation (BA) WITH PCM

    1. Hi Vishal,
      It totally depends on your choice and interest.

  137. Sir,
    I’m studying b. SC honours in economics and after completing my graduation I want to join air force… So for clearing the ssb interview what steps I should follow…?

    1. Hi Sutirtha,
      You need to clear written exam first and then you are eligible for SSB. There your presence of mind is the only MANTRA that can take you to the heights and at your dream.

  138. Sir I M a graduate of bms…. as per the given details I M allowed to apply for cds ans in that too for ota..
    Can I give ima too???

    1. No, you can give only OTA

  139. Hello sir
    i have done my over all % is 58%,now i m 22 years old ,, can i fill the cds form??
    please send me pattern and some question papers.

    1. Hi Kamal,
      Yes you can give CDS exam and get all the material of CDS from this website only. In Search bar, type CDS and you will get all the material of CDS.

  140. sir i have completed my duration of btec(4 years)but i have back locks in few subjects can i give the cds exam,if yes than what i will have to do regarding the backlocks in the future

    1. Hi Ashish,
      Yes you can give CDS exam.

  141. Can I give the cds exam.. I have done

  142. Sir
    Am in the 1st year of bsc with PCM. My confusion is how can I start preparing to clear Cds? what is the best way to start preparing?

    1. Hi Komal,
      You can start studying the syllabus for CDS in detail. Study each section of syllabus well and make sure your concepts are clear.

  143. Sir I want give this exam after12board exam

    1. Hi Rajkumar,
      You need to have graduation degree for this exam.

  144. is self study a good method for cds or Coaching

    1. Hi Ronit,
      It completely depends on you and your abilities. If you are confident enough with your preparations you can study at home. Collect best of material from web, download papers from above and practice them for exam.

      1. sir i just passed my 12th class with both subject. I want to join an Indian army. I really want ur help so that u can guide me how i joined Indian army

  145. Pls send me previous year papers of mathematics need to clear ota

  146. I am apply now cds 1 exam and admit card also takke but i have ncc c certificate with B grade please tell me can i apply direct SSB INTERVIEW. ..

  147. Plz send me link of previous year questionpaper cds

  148. where is the download link???

  149. please send me the pdf books required for cds exam.

  150. Sir which is the best book for afcat prepration plz suggest me.its a humble rqst

  151. On the bases of BHMS/DHMS can i appear for CDSE exam.?

  152. i need key answers for the previous papers of 2010 n remaining years as well

  153. can u plz mail me previous years question papers for cds (ota) exam of english with their answer key??

  154. hloo
    sir I just passed my 12th class nd I got 74 % in both subject ie med+non med. I really want to join Indian army. so i want ur help to guide me how i can join.

  155. Sir for officer training academy mathematics subject not require

  156. Sir please preview all cds question paper sent mail sir

  157. hii. sir I am B.pharma student can I have this exam …

  158. sir,
    i m a student of 2 year and i want to do CDS so, i want to know that my graduation marks are valuable for this exam ?

  159. Hlo dear sir i am bA final year can i aply cds????

  160. Hlo sir, am doing b. A. I have completed my 2nd year n now I’m in last year I.e. 5 th Sem is in progress………so can I apply for this examination .

    1. Hi Yuvraj,
      Yes you can apply for CDS exam.

  161. Sir i dont have 4 finger in my left leg although i can run, walk and jump and can do anything a normal person can even though i am a badminton player as well.
    Does that make any difference with my selection


  163. Sir can you tell me about special entry scheme and its notifications

  164. I have flat foot
    Can I give CDs examination
    And pass in medical test

    1. Hi Sonu,
      You can give written exam but for medical test the conditions are different.

  165. Hello sir what is the level of mathes for cds and which books will be suitable for it

  166. sir
    i am student of bsc 1st year ,sir my confusion is how can i start preparing for cds exam.

    1. Hi Rishabh,
      You should start with the aptitude & reasoning for exam. Make your concepts very clear and start your studies for exam in best way.

  167. sir can you suggest me some study material for OTA cds exam?

  168. hi sir. this s vijayakumari. now am upsc cse aspirant . i would lky to study cds exam sir. how ro prepare cds 2 exam?

    1. Hi,
      You can get all CDS related material from this website and start your preparations for exam. Download the syllabus, previous papers, books and start studying.

  169. Shyamsundar Thakur

    Sir,I am Shyamsundar student of bsc chemistry hons.with math and I have passed 12 with PCM .Can I eligible for CDS exam?

  170. Sir I’m in degree final year book computers can I write Cds exam .i had appendix operation. Syllabus for the OTA

    1. Hi,
      After your graduation degree or in final year you can give CDS exam and OTA syllabus include General Awareness & English subject.

  171. please share link for answer key of previous year papers of cds 2014 to 2017

  172. sir can uh plz tell me that is there is a compulsion of phy,chm,and biology subject in g.k for the OTA……..

    1. Hi,
      There is no such compulsion but the general questions can be asked in exam from all sections.

  173. Sir ,what are the subjects for OTA(Women) ? I’m lil bit confuse about it.

    1. Hi Sushma,
      For OTA, there will be 2 papers- English & General Knowledge.

  174. Hello Sir… I am a Civil engg. graduate(2017) and want to join the Navy in the Naval architecture stream… DO I have to clear the CDS ? But the age limit of CDS is only 22 years. I am confuse…could you pls help..thank you!

    1. Hi,
      You can give various competitive exams like CDS, MES (Military Engineer Services), Technical Entry Scheme, Sailor Entry etc. You can apply for these exams as soon as they are being notified.

  175. Where should I find solved CDS papers

  176. sir if any student want to participate in the cds exam but he/she has not in the age limit then is he/she is eligible or not?

    1. Hi,
      No if he/she doesnt meet the eligibility criteria then not applicable.

  177. sir cds exam bahoot hard hoti hai kya plz tell me my english is very weak

    1. Hi Mahesh,
      The paper is not tough, but if your subjects are weak then study and practice a lot before CDS paper so that your basics are clear and you have tendency to score high in exam.

      1. pratiksha r. dandwate

        Hello sir,
        i am pratiksha i completed my graduation in BSC(computer science).now i applied for CDS exam i need privious year solved question paper urgently plz send it to me.

  178. aur mera maths bhi weak hai

  179. Sir books for cds ota ,18age girls can apply and final student

  180. Ritesh kumar pradhan

    sir,I am B.a with Economics.Am I eligible for UPSC cds.

    1. Hi Ritesh,
      CDS exam can be given by any graduate degree holder.

  181. I’m bsc final year student
    Can i apply for CDS and is it for girls ??
    I’m 21

    1. Hi Riya,
      Yes you can apply for CDS exam

  182. Hi Abhi
    I have scored 50%in my 12th sci
    And colmpleted B.Sc
    Am i eligible for CDS For airforce?

    1. Hi Ajit,
      Yes you can apply for CDS

  183. Sir plzz suggest how i prepare for cds 2 2018 for ota whats the issue of eyesight??
    Plzz send last year question papers

  184. Sir plzz suggest how i prepare for cds 2 2018 and whats the criteria for eyesight and how can i get previous year question plz send a link

    1. Hi Nidhi,
      You can prepare for CDS from given syllabus, study material and previous papers given on this website. Also, you need to clear written exam first and then medical standards will be counted.

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