The Combined Defence Services Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment of Commissioned Officers in 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 December and May, and the examinations are conducted in April and September respectively. Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. Examination is conducted twice a year. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Service selection Board. (SSB).
|Stages of exam||Written exam and SSB Interview|
|Mode of exam||Offline / Pen and paper based|
|Subjects||1- English 120 questions2- General Knowledge 120 questions
3- Elementary Mathematics 100 questions
|Exam duration||2 hours for each paper|
|Number of questions||340 MCQs for – IMA, INA and AFA240 MCQs for – OTA|
|Language of paper||English & Hindi|