The Combined Defence Service (CDS)

The Combined Defence Services Examination (abbreviated as CDS Exam) is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Airforce Academy.  The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June, and the examinations are conducted in February and November respectively. Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

UPSC has issued admit card for written examination of CDS I Recruitment 2020. Online applications were accepted from 28 October, 2020 to 17 November, 2020.