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CDS Exam Pattern 2019 | Exam Pattern for NAVY/ ARMY/ AIR FORCE and OTA

Posted on :April 16th 2019, 6:49 am

 The recruitment of Air Force, IMA, INA & Officers Training Academy posts is done on the basis of:-

    • Written Exam
    • Interview for Intelligence & Personality Test
    • Document Verification
    • Medical Examination

A Merit list is prepared for those students who obtain good marks in the written examination and SSB test.Again note the final round of selection is based on the medical fitness for all available posts.

The exam pattern of CDS 2 examination is different for Officer Training Academy and Indian Naval Academy/Indian Military Academy/Indian Air Force.

1.1 CDS Exam Pattern for NAVY/ ARMY/ AIR FORCE

The exam of Indian Naval Academy/Indian Military Academy/Indian Air Force comprises of 3 papers, which carry a total of 300 marks. The total duration of each exam is 2 hours.

Subjects

Marks

Duration

English

100

2 hours

General Knowledge

100

2 hours

Elementary Mathematics

100

2 hours

1.2 CDS Exam Pattern for Officer Training Academy (OTA)

The exam of Officer Training Academy (OTA) consists of 2 subjects with total of 200 Marks. The duration of the two exams is 4 hours (2 hours for each exam).

Subjects

Marks

Duration

English

100

2 hours

General Knowledge

100

2 hours

Note: The written exam of OTA consists of only 2 test, GK and English.

Interview and Personality Test Pattern

Services Selection Board (SSB) conducts the Intelligence and Personality Test/Interview for candidates who have qualified the CDS written examination. The SSB Interview is conducted in two stages.

Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) and Picture Perception and Description Tests.

Stage II comprises of Interview, Psychology Tests, Group Testing Officer tasks, and Conference.

Document Verification

  • Document Verification will be conducted only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test.

Medical Examination :

  • A Candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Women candidates will undergo Medical Examination by a Medical Board comprising male/ female doctors/ specialists/ Gynaecologist. There will be a Lady Medical Officer as member of Board. Only those candidates will be admitted to the Academy who are declared fit by the Medical Board.