UPSC to conduct CDS 2 exam on November 18

UPSC to conduct CDS 2 exam on November 18
Supriya Kumari | Nov 16, 2018 - 6:28 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, November 16: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct Combined Defence Services (CDS 2) 2018 written exam on November 18. The exam will be held across 41 cities. UPSC has released the admit card of CDS written exam on October 25 and the admit card can be downloaded till the day of examination.

Recommended: Download CDS previous year question papers along with answers. Click Here. 

As per the prescribed exam pattern, candidates who have applied for admission to Indian  Military Academy, Air Force Academy and Naval Academy courses will have to appear for three subjects - English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. Candidates appearing for admission to Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) courses will have to appear in two papers - English and General Knowledge. 

Each paper of CDS written exam will carry 100 marks where candidates will be given 2 hours to answer. 0.33 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. The result of CDS written exam will be released in January 2019.

Candidates who qualify the written exam will be called for SSB interview. SSB Interview will be conducted for 5 days comprising two selection stages. Stage I of SSB Interview consist of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) test which is Picture Perception Description Test (PP&DT). The shortlisted candidates on the basis of their performance in OIR Test and PP&DT will be eligible to appear for stage II.

Stage II of SSB Interview will be conducted for 4 days which comprises Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. Candidates who qualify the SSB Interview will be eligible for the admission to Indian Military Academy, Air Force Academy and Naval Academy on the basis final merit list released by the UPSC.


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