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CDSE Combined Defence Service Examination

For many ambitious individuals, a career in the armed forces through the Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) is a cherished goal. Vision Defence Institute stands as a guiding beacon for those determined individuals, offering specialized training to navigate the intricacies of the CDS exam. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll navigate through the essential components of the CDS exam, elucidating eligibility criteria, exam patterns, and the robust training regimen provided by Vision Defence Institute.

CDS Exam Overview

The CDS exam serves as the gateway to prestigious branches of the Indian Armed Forces, including the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Candidates aspiring to undertake this noble journey must fulfill certain criteria outlined by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality: Aspirants must be Indian citizens, subjects of Nepal/Bhutan, or Tibetan refugees who migrated to India before January 1, 1962.
  • Age Limit: The age criterion varies based on the chosen branch and course.
    1. 19-24 years of age for Joining Indian Military academy-Dehradun
    2. 19-24 years of age for Joining Indian Naval Academy-Ezhimala
    3. 20-24 years of age for Joining Indian Airforce Academy-Dundigal
    4. 19-25 years of age for Joining Officers Training Academy-Chennai
    Note:For Airforce Academy: Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current commercial pilot issued by DGCA is relax able up to 26 years
  • Educational Qualification:
    • For IMA and Officers Training Academy: Degree of a recognised university or equivalent
    • For IMA and Officers Training Academy: Degree in Engineering from a recognised university or equivalent
    • For Air force Academy Degree of a recognised university (With Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 lever) or Bachelor of Engineering

Note: Refer to the official website

Exam Pattern

Marking Scheme is as follows:-

(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

Subject Duartion Maximum Marks
English 2 hours 100
General knowledge 2 hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 hours 100

Note: Refer to the official website

(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy

Subject Duartion Maximum Marks
English 2 hours 100
General knowledge 2 hours 100

Exam Syllabus

The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian University.

ENGLISH (Code No. 01) The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Code No. 02) General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of a nature which candidate should be able to answer without special study.
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS (Code No. 03) Arithmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensuration, Statistics

Note: Refer to the official website

Expert Guidance

Vision Defence Institute boasts a team of experienced faculty members. These mentors bring in-depth knowledge and practical insights into the CDS exam. Their guidance is invaluable in helping aspirants understand the nuances of the exam, develop effective study strategies, and build confidence.

Comprehensive Study Material

Preparation is the key to success, and at Vision Defence Institute, we’ve got you covered. Dive into our treasure trove of study materials, meticulously crafted to cover every aspect of the AFCAT syllabus. From numerical wizardry to verbal prowess, our materials are your trusty companions on the journey to mastery. Get ready to sharpen your skills and unleash your full potential!

Rigorous Practice Sessions

Practice is essential for success in the CDS exam, and Vision Defence Institute leaves no stone unturned in providing aspirants with ample opportunities to practice and refine their skills. Through regular mock tests, quizzes, and problem-solving sessions, students not only assess their knowledge and understanding but also improve their speed, accuracy, and exam-taking strategies. These practice sessions are tailored to simulate the actual exam environment, helping aspirants feel confident and well-prepared on exam day.

Personalized Attention

At Vision Defence Institute, we understand that every aspirant is unique, with their own strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles. That’s why we believe in providing personalized attention and support to each student. Our faculty members are readily available to address individual queries, provide one-on-one guidance, and offer tailored study plans based on the specific needs and goals of the aspirants. This personalized approach ensures that no aspirant is left behind and that everyone receives the support they need to succeed.

Holistic Development

Beyond academic preparation, Vision Defence Institute focuses on the holistic development of aspirants, grooming them into well-rounded individuals capable of meeting the challenges of a career in the armed forces. Our training programs include sessions on leadership development, communication skills, physical fitness, and character building, instilling in aspirants the values of discipline, integrity, and resilience. These holistic development initiatives not only enhance aspirants’ chances of success in the CDS exam but also prepare them for the demands of military life.

why The training provided by Vision Defence Institute for the CDS exam goes beyond just academic preparation. It equips aspirants with the knowledge, skills, and mindset needed to excel not only in the exam but also in their future careers in the armed forces. With expert guidance, comprehensive study material, rigorous practice sessions, personalized attention, and holistic development initiatives, Vision Defence Institute ensures that aspirants are well-prepared to achieve their goals and serve their nation with pride and honor.

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