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Best CDS Coaching in Agra

Major Kalshi Classes is one of the BEST CDS COACHING IN AGRA

Your search for the Best CDS – (Combined Defence Services) coaching Institute in AGRA, India ends here. Yes, Major Kalshi Classes provide the best CDS Coaching in Agra, India.  We deliver the best Guidance for all the Defence Exams. We provide the best coaching for the preparation of various national & state level defence competitive exams. We, at Major Kalshi classes, hold a prestigious position in the number of selections in competitive exams like NDA, Air force, Navy, Army, Coast Guard etc.

The CDS notification for the next upcoming vacancies is anticipated to be published in January 2023. As it’s a national-level competitive Entrance exam, you need to prepare for it comprehensively before its notification gets published. It is used to hold twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

We, at Major Kalshi classes, have an excellent record of selections over the years. We conduct various Mock Tests before the exams to strengthen the skills & fill the gaps in the preparation, if any, of candidates and provide them to attend individual doubt sessions if required regarding the preparation of the Interview Phase.

Whether Indian Army, Navy or Air Force, we offer the best-in-class infrastructure and an experienced faculty that comprises Ex- Interviewers and Subject Matter Experts. Being a premier defence services coaching institute, we know that it is essential to notify candidates about the general information in the Examination being conducted by the Indian Armed Forces. This is a competitive exam through which, candidates are recruited as cadets in CDS by UPSC. Learn about the CDS Exam Pattern, and selection criteria through this article by the experts present at Major Kalshi Classes for Coaching, preparation and selection.

CDS Exam Overview:-

Exam Name

Combined Defence services

Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission

Official Website

Exam Type

National Level

Eligibility Criteria

Unmarried Male candidates can apply & married with some eligibility certificate

Mode of Application


Exam Mode



CDS Eligibility Criteria

CDS Educational Qualification

(I) Indian Military Academy (IMA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA): Graduate Degree from a recognized central/State or National level University or an equivalent qualification.

(II) Indian Naval Academy (INA): Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering stream from any recognized University or an equivalent qualification.

(III) Air Force Academy (AFA): Graduation Degree (with Physics & Maths at 12th level) from a recognized University or a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering stream.

Marital Status, Age and Gender Criteria for applying in CDS:-

(I) Indian Military Academy (IMA): Only unmarried male candidates between the age group of 18 and 23 years, as on the cut-off date as mentioned in the UPSC recruitment notification can apply.

(II) Indian Naval Academy (INA): Only unmarried male candidates aged between 18 and 23 years, as of the cut-off date can apply.

(III) Air Force Academy (AFA): Unmarried male candidates between the age group of 20 and 24 years, as of the cut-off date, can apply. The maximum age limit permitted for candidates having a valid and current DGCA India-issued commercial pilot licence is extended up to 26 years. Candidates aged less than 25 years should be unmarried male candidates. However, married candidates aged more than 25 years are also eligible to apply, subject to their fulfilment of the other eligibility criteria.

(IV) Officers Training Academy (OTA): (For Males) Unmarried candidates between the age group of 18 and 24 years, as of the cut-off date, are only eligible to apply.

(v) Officers Training Academy: (For Females) Unmarried women, issueless divorcees (having divorce papers) and issueless widows who haven’t married again, aged between 18 and 24 years as on the cut-off date, are eligible to apply.

CDS Selection Process Criteria

The selection process comprises 2 stages:-

 (a) a Written Exam

(B) an Interview (Personality & Intelligence Test).

The candidates who get shortlisted on the basis of their own performance in the written exam are further called upon for an interview by the SSB (Services Selection Board) at one of many designated centres as per a set of regulations.

CDS Exam Pattern

(I) IMA / INA / AFA Admission:-



Max. Marks

English Language

2 Hours


General Knowledge

2 Hours


Maths (Quantitative Aptitude)

2 Hours



(II) Officers Training Academy (OTA) Admissions



Max. Marks

English Language

2 Hours


General Knowledge

2 Hours



Salary & other perks:-


Pay Scale (Per Month)

Stipend During Training



Rs.56,100/- to Rs.1,77, 500/-


Rs.61,300/- to Rs.1,93,900/-


Rs.69,400/- to Rs.2,07,200/-

Lieutenant Colonel

Rs.1,21,200/- to Rs.2,12,400/-


Rs.1,30,600/- to Rs.2,15,900/-


Rs.1,39,600/- to Rs.2,17,600/-

Major General

Rs.1,44,200/- to Rs.2,18,200/-

Lt. General HAG Scale

Rs.1,82,200/- to Rs.2,24,100/-

HAG+ Scale

Rs.2,05,400/- to  Rs.2,24,400/-

VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ Lt Gen (NFSG)





Note- There will be a fixed remuneration for Military Service Pay (MSP) amount of INR 15,500/- per month to be provided to the officers for the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier Post.

  • CDS Salary During Training Period: 

The candidate under the training period will receive a fixed remuneration of Rs.56100/- under the CDS training period salary. Note, that the period of the training shall not be treated as a part of commissioned service, and the allowances during the training period will only be paid as arrears on successful commissioning by cadets.

  • CDS Salary After Training: 

Once, the candidate has been commissioned as an officer for post of Lieutenant, the pay scale will be provided as per level 10 with Rs.56,100/- to 1,77,500/- as basic pay, including all the allowances and other perks included.

Selected candidates may be later appointed as cadets on reporting at the Indian Naval Academy (INA). The cadets shall be commissioned later in the rank of Sub-Lieutenant post after the successful completion of approximately 18 months of the training period.

    We, here, extensively train candidates for Combined Defence Services – NDA at our Agra centre by providing detailed insight through the Interview Process. Students from our coaching centre have secured selections into BSF, CISF, ITBP, CRPF, SSB, NSG and AR.

           We have the most experienced team of officers including EX-interviewing Officers who ensure that candidates must get more than enough mental as well as psychological training for the defence exams through various ground-level training facilities which are present in our coaching.

We, here at MKC, provide infrastructure and atmosphere much & better aligned with your CDS exam preparation till the interview stage. We provide a much-stimulated environment which supports & strengthens your whole personality as required by UPSC for CDS recruitment.

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