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The "Combined Defence Services" (CDS) Examination 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 Air Force 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).

Useful Information

Examination Details

  • Forms- October & June
  • Exam-February & November
  • Age Limit 19 to 25 yrs
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION i) For Indian Military Academy/Officers’ Training Academy: Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
ii) For Indian Naval Academy: Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution
iii) For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering
  • Written Examination by UPSC
  • SSB Interview

Examination Schedule

Paper Availability of Forms Date of Examination
CDS-I 31-10-2018 to 26-11-2018 03-02-2019
CDS-II 12-06-2019 to 08-07-2019 08-09-2019

Age Limits, Sex And Marital Status

(i) For IMA -Unmarried male candidates with age between 19 to 24 years only are eligible

(ii) For Indian Naval Academy - Unmarried male candidates with age between 19 to 22 years only are eligible

(iii) For Air Force Academy - 19 to 23 years (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years.) only are eligible

(iv) For Officers' Training Academy-(SSC Course for men) Male candidates (married or unmarried) having age between 19 to 25 years only are eligible

(v) For Officers' Training Academy -(SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible; they should have age between 19 to 25 years

UPSC CDS Examination Centers

The CDS exam will be held across 41 cities/towns in the country



The CDS examination will be conducted in two phases:

A). For admission in Indian Military Academy, Indian Navy Academy and Air Force Academy:
Subject Duration Maximum Marks Questions
English 2 Hrs 30 Mins 100 120
General Knowledge 120 Minutes (2 hours) 100 120
Mathematics 120 Minutes (2 hours) 100 100
Total 300
B). For Admission in Officers Training Academy:
Subject Duration Maximum Marks Questions
English 2 Hrs 30 Mins 100 120
General Knowledge 120 Minutes (2 hours) 100 120
Mathematics 120 Minutes (2 hours) 100 100
Total 300

Cut Off

Courses Minimum qualifying marks in each Subject Minimum aggregate marks of last qualified candidate Marks of last recommended candidate
IMA 20 marks (i.e. 20%) 105 marks (i.e. 35%) 227
INA 20 marks (i.e. 20%) 90 marks (i.e. 30%) 225
AFA 20 marks (i.e. 20%) 135 marks (i.e. 45%) 258
OTA (Men) 20 marks (i.e. 20%) 72 marks (i.e. 36%) 157
OTA (Women) 20 marks (i.e. 20%) 72 marks (i.e. 36%) 159

Topic Covered

Fill in the blanks questions Current Affairs of last 6 months Arithmetic
Sentence Correction questions Indian Economy Geometry
Reading Comprehension Indian Politics Algebra
Finding errors and omissions etc History Trigonometry
Geography Mensuration
Sports Statistics
Banking sector  
  • Awards & Honors Sports,
  • Finance Agriculture
  • Books & Their Authors


  • Every Sunday Physical Training Class is organized by Physical Trainers
  • SSB Interview & Spoken English Classes also run in this course.
Duration Course Name/Code Application Form Charge Course Fee* Total Payable Amount
1 Year Lakshya/1201 Rs.525/- Rs.50,000/- Rs.50,525/-
6 Months Lakshya/1202 Rs.525 /- Rs.40,000/- Rs.40,525/-
3 Months Lakshya/1203 Rs.525 /- Rs.25,000/- Rs.25,525/-
45 Days Lakshya/1204 Rs.525/- Rs.20,000/- Rs.20,525/-
Note:Included cost of Third Party Books


  • SSB Interview Classes not run in this course.
Duration Course Name/Code Application Form Charge Course Fee* Total Payable Amount
1 Year Victory/1205 Rs.525 /- Rs.45,000/- Rs.45,525/-
6 Months Victory/1206 Rs.525 /- Rs.35,000/- Rs.35,525/-
3 Months Victory/1207 Rs.525 /- Rs.20,000/- Rs.20,525/-
45 Days Victory/1208 Rs.525 /- Rs.15,000/- Rs.15,525/-
Note:Included cost of Third Party Books


Why choose Major Kalshi Classes Pvt. Ltd. For CDS (Combined Defence Services) written exam coaching

  • MAJOR KALSHI CLASSES PVT. LTD. is India Oldest and Largest Armed forces Preparatory Institute. Established in 2008 by Mr. Saurabh Singh & Smt. Rekha Singh Major Kalshi Classes Pvt.Ltd. has over 10 years of experience in successfully coaching candidates to be commissioned into the armed forces.
  • Every Tenth officer in the Indian Armed forces has been a student of Major kalshi classes pvt. Ltd.
  • Infrastructure: The Major Kalshi classes pvt. Ltd. campus provides unmatched infrastructure, spread over 10 acres in lush green, pollution free, SSB like environment with on campus hostel and mess. Our classrooms for written coaching are air conditioned and well supported by modern Audio Visual technological aids and 24 hrs power back.
  • Faculty: The highly qualified, experienced and updated faculty for CDS (Combined Defence Academy) written coaching provides students with the right guidance to get best results in the exam. Students are coached by permanent faculty member’s not part-time teachers (working on per class basis) as in many other institutes.
  • Fully equipped library: Only Major Kalshi Classes Pvt. Ltd. offers the facility of a fully equipped library offering 1000+ relevant and important books pertaining to the syllabus of the examination and competitive exam preparation. Students can issue these books for self study, revision, practice etc.
  • Study Room/ Reading Room: On campus study/ reading rooms are available to provide students with quiet and peaceful environment, perfect for self study and preparations. These rooms are open daily till late hours.
  • Motivational lectures and movies: Major Kalshi classes pvt. Ltd. specializes in motivating the youth towards serving our great nation. Students interact with candidates from all over the country working towards a common goal. Motivational lectures and movies shown, leave the students inspired to do something for the country and become better human beings.
  • Discipline & Time Management: Major Kalshi classes pvt. Ltd. is a Defence preparatory institute with strict rules that all students must abide by. All students are expected to follow the Honour Code and Discipline Code of Conduct of Major Kalshi Classes Pvt. Ltd, failing which they may be expelled without refunds. These guidelines enforced by the academy inculcate good values and discipline in the students. Students also learn the importance and benefits of proper time management. Sundays and other holidays are not observed to maintain continuity and to ensure students can focus on upcoming exam without distractions.
  • Physical Fitness: Only Major Kalshi classes pvt. Ltd. offers a fully equipped Football ground, Basketball court, Volley ball court, Cricket field and badminton court along with dedicated Obstacle course and vast open grounds to encourage physical fitness among candidates as endurance and stamina are a pre-requisite for SSB which is the next step after the exam.
  • Exam specific coaching: Since exam patters vary for each examination, Major Kalshi classes pvt. Ltd. offers exam specific coaching for SSB INTERVIEW, NDA, CDS, SSR , AA , AIR FORCE , AFCAT, CPF, ACC, TA , GD etc.

Written course

  • The Major Kalshi Classes Pvt. Ltd. offers coaching for the UPSC CDS written examination. The faculty at MKC is tremendouslyaccomplished and highly qualified in successfully coaching students for CDS examination.
  • The guidelines of distinction followed by Major KalshiClasses Pvt. Ltd. assures that each student who opts for training of written examination with us,endures assurance and he would be thoroughlygroomed for the exam.
  • Not only do we cover the entire syllabus subject after subject as per UPSC guidelines, we also prepare our students with mock tests, previous year question papers practice and doubt clearing sessions which are conducted each week to counsel each student’s development.
  • Mock test/Monthly test results are also examined to summitthe weak points of the aspirants. This gives students a sense of indulgence about the possible paper pattern and the level of difficulty of questionsthat will give them the right approach towards their examination, manage time efficiently and to eventually get the best possible results.
  • Students can learn here many tricks, shortcuts and quick and accurate answers through their time in the course. Apart from this, we provide extensively researched study material which helps students to easily access, organise and systematically approach the vast syllabus.

Correspondence course

  • Our original study material made by our own publication solely focuses on UPSC and other defence examinations.
  • Latest trend analysis and overall updated questions that have the maximum chance of coming in examinations are given more focus to build confidence and support among students.
  • We compile ourstudy material by analysing the question papers of last few years and by keeping in mind the present trend involving Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS).

MKC Publication

  • We have devised several books which will help in preparation for CDS written exam.These books are made with a focus of giving the student a thorough revision and practice for their respective subjects.
  • For each subject, a single bookis givenon which the students can prepare on each topic and sub-topic also keeping in mind the latest trend analysis which is present in each topic.Each of these chapters provides them with an in-depth knowledge of everything that pertains to the topic. There are several solved questions present in each book including multiple sample papers. At the conclusion of every chapter, solution and hints are given for important answers via important formulae and vital facts as well.


  • MKC online mock tests are set by the same team ofMKC publication which knows the latest trends. We plan to include in this test series, the best questions that can may be asked from any defence textbooks and all major online and offline study materials in the market from which questions are asked in the UPSC exams.
  • MKC has been putting all hard work and taking great pains in creating the best possible questions in our online tests to make our product a complete self-study package. This means that aspirants can save a lot of time and effort while doing their preparation.

Note: We also provide SSB Interview Classes along with this course. Get ₹ 100 discount. Click Here

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