Combined Defence Services Exam is conducted by the UPSC two times in a year for admissions to Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA).UPSC CDS (II) Exam Pattern:
|Paper / Subject||Questions||Duration||Marks|
|General Knowledge||120||2 Hours||100|
|Elementary Mathematics||100||2 Hours||100|
Elementary Mathematics is not required for admission to Officers Training Academy (OTA). There is penalty for wrong answers.CDS Eligibility
Women candidates are eligible for OTA only.
Education: For IMA and OTA, you need a degree of a recognized university. For INA, degree in engineering is required. For AFA, you should have a recognized degree and Physics & Mathematics at 10+2 level.