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Everything about CDSE

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Hello aspirants, we are going to discuss about the Combined Defense Service Examination in this article. We are trying tocover everything related to that exam, and we hope that this article will be of use for all those who want to know what is CDSE.

What is CDSE?

CDSE or Combined Service Examination is a written exam which is conducted twice every year, generally in the month of February and August.  The notification for the exam comes in the month of December and June. This is one the modes for the graduates to choose defense as their career option.

Who conducts CDSE?

It is conducted by Union Public Service Commission, which is called UPSC in abbreviated form.
How to apply for it?
The mode of application for this exam is online only. Male candidates have to pay a minimal fee of 200 to apply for this exam, while female candidates and some special candidates have a fee concession.

Who can give CDSE?

Both male and female candidates can apply for this exam, provided they are eligible by their age an educational qualifications.
What are the services to be applied for?
Male candidates can apply for Army (Both Short Service and Permanent Commission in Non-Tech Field, trained in Officers Training Academy and Indian Military Academy), Navy (Permanent Commission, Trained in Naval Academy) and AirForce (Permanent Commission in Flying Branch only Trained in Air Force Academy). Women can only apply for Indian Army, Short Service Commission in Non-tech Field, trained in

What is the CDSE age limit?

  • 19-24 Years: Indian Military Academy
  • 19-22 Years: Naval Academy
  • 19-23 Years: Air Force Academy
  • 19-25 Years: Officers’ Training Academy

What is the CDSE educational qualification?

  • IMA & OTA: Degree of a recognized University or equivalent
  • Naval Academy: B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg
  • Air Force Academy: B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg

What is the CDSE cut off?

The Cutoff varies for different academies. For AirForce it is the highest. It depends on the aspirants and how much they score that year. You can refer to the cutoff’s for different years and analyze the cutoff for yourself

what is CDSE


What is the scope for the CDSE?

  • Indian Military Academy
  • Naval Academy and
  • Air Force Academy
    • English (Objective type)
    • General Knowledge (Objective type)
    • Elementary Mathematics (Objective type)
100 Marks Each (Total 300)
  • Officers’ Training Academy
    • English (Objective type)
    • General Knowledge (Objective type)
100 Marks Each (Total 200 marks)
For each right answer you get 3 marks, and a deduction of one mark for every wrong answer.

What is the whole CDSE process?

Written interview is followed by a personality test called SSB. You can get more details on SSB by following up articles on the same.

How to prepare for CDSE?

You can follow our written exam preparation blog for preparing for the exam. You can get a good book meant for it and start your preparation much in advance. The key to success is that you need to do a systematic and organized preparation. You need to focus on the major areas and your basics.

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Tashi Mishrahttps://www.ssbcrack.com/
An ardent follower of Military, football. Loves to read. Writer by choice, computer professional by chance! And Dil toh fauji hai jee!!
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  1. Helo tashi. Its nice to hear that you too are interested in joining the forces. Please recommend the best books which i can use for the preparation of CDS dis year 2015.

  2. Hi Tashi. I’m 19, an engg student and will be completing the course when I reach 23. I aspire to be a fighter pilot. Is there any age relaxation that I can claim and can I write the exam in my third or second year of engg?


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