Major Kalshi Classes is the BEST CDS COACHING IN Meerut
CDS commonly known as Combined Defence Academy is conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) for the recruitment of Commissioned Officers in the Indian Army, Navy and Air force. The CDS exam is framed by the UPSC twice a year and a large number of candidates appear for the national-level defence entrance examination.
The selection process includes a written examination and an SSB interview for the Intelligence and Personality test.
Shortlisted candidates are placed in the academics based on their merit and their preferences.
All candidates who apply for the Air Force through more than one source will be tested/interviewed at the Air Force Selection Boards only once for Air Force. Typical candidates who fail in Computer Pilot Selection System (CPSS) and Pilot Aptitude Battery tests as an NCC or Airmen candidate will be called again for OLQ testing for Army/Navy/OTA only if it is found that they have applied through CDS Exam.
The SSB interview process consists of a two-stage Selection process – stage I and stage II. Only those candidates who successfully clear the stage I SSB interview are permitted to appear for stage II.
(a) Stage I comprises Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception Description Test (PPDT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on the combination of performance in the OIR Test and PPDT.
(b) Stage II Comprises Interviews, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests, and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these tests are given on the Indian Army career portal.
The personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessors viz. The Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO), and the Psychologist. There is no separate weightage for each test. The marks are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in all the tests.
The academies to which the candidates are given admission are as follows:
CDS ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
The CDS exam is conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). It is a national level of exam
General knowledge- 120
English - 120
and for the rest one like IMA, INA, AFA 300 for written examination and SSB interview both
and for (INA) Bachelors in Engineering from a recognised university
and for (AFA) Graduation with Maths and Physics or Bachelor of Engineering
For INA- Unmarried Male born between 2 Jan 1999 to are not later than 1 Jan 2004
For AFA- 20 to 24 years born not earlier than 2 Jan 1999 and not later than 1 Jan 2003
For OTA - Unmarried man and women are eligible
Permanent body Tattoos on any other part of the body are not applicable and candidates will be barred from the selection procedure.
CDS Important Instructions-
How to Apply for CDS Exam?
CDS Application Fees-
The application fees can be paid both online and offline
The application fees were INR 200 for General and OBC male candidates SC, and ST candidates were exempted from fee payment.
As mentioned earlier, the stipend given to the gentlemen or lady cadets during the training in the respective academies is Rs 56,100 per month. The training period is not treated as the commissioned service. Once the candidates are commissioned successfully, the CDS salary of officers will be in the pay matrix of level 10 and will be liable to get all the arrears remaining on the basis of their pay matrix with effect from their training period.
CDS Allowances & Perks To INA/IMA/OTA/AFA Officers-
Officers in the Army, Navy, and Air Force are given attractive CDS Salaries. Apart from the salary, they are entitled to various allowances and perks as well. Dearness Allowance, Flying Allowance, Uniform Allowance, and High Altitude allowance are a few allowances that officers get besides the CDS salary. All these allowances are mentioned in detail below –
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees are to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive (HQI). Order for HQI is yet to be issued by MoD.
Flying allowance: The Army Aviators (Pilots) serving in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to a flying allowance. The lieutenant and above rank in level 10 get Rs 25,000 per month (R1H1 of Risk and Hardship Matrix) fixed as a flying allowance.
Siachen Allowance & High Altitude allowances –
Candidates posted to Siachen are entitled to Siachen Allowance of Rs 42,500/- per month. Similarly, officers recruited through CDS and posted to the high-altitude regions are benefited from the allowances.
Important points related to Travel allowance –
CDS Perks & Other Benefits
Officers in the Army, Navy, and Air Force are entitled to 60 days of paid annual leave and 20 days of paid casual leave per year. Officers of CDS are permitted to use up to 10 days of annual leave and 60 days of leave travel concession over the course of their careers to pay for unforeseen travel costs.
Other Benefits: The officers and their families are eligible for benefits such free medical care, housing at a reduced rate, a family assistance programme, group housing, group insurance, and canteen services.
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