Combined Defense Services Exam (I) English Papers


Combined Defense Services Exam is the only path to join the Indian Defense Forces. UPSC conducts this exam twice every year, in the months of May and October, for recruiting candidates to office cadre of the Air Force, Navy and Army. The candidates who get selected in the written exam are then interviewed and the finally selected candidates are then sent for training to Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun or Force Academy, Begumpet, Hyderabad or Naval Academy, Goa or Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai.

Exam Pattern

The CDS exam has three papers i.e. English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. The English paper tests the grasp of the student on English language and workman-like use of words. The paper is of 2 hours duration and full marks are 100. The paper consists of multiple choice type questions in which 4 choices are provided for each and every question and only one option is correct. There is also negative marking for each incorrect answer. For every wrong answer one third of the marks allotted for that question would be deducted from the total score of the candidate. If candidates points more than one answer for the same question, the answer would be treated as wrong and there will be same penalty.




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23 Responses to “Combined Defense Services Exam (I) English Papers”

  1. 23
    devesh soni:

    i am student of graduation can u guide me about the traing of special entry in ncc

  2. 22
    Atul Bhaskar:

    I am a student of hotel management.can I appear cds examination

  3. 21
    sunil kumar:

    what is the syllabus for ota post

  4. 20

    How to prepare ssb

  5. 19

    sir I want to previous question paper of OTA how?
    Please tell me.

  6. 18

    Dear sir, please send me report C.D.S. Solved paper of 2009 to 2012 i want soled paper

  7. 17
    krishna kumar:

    sir plz send ima solved question papers …. next i want some information about ex- service man quota for joining in ima

  8. 16
    S.Riyazur Rahaman:

    english model papers

  9. 15

    its related with CDS-OTA :-

    what is weight criteria for CDS OTA??
    My height is around 175cm
    And weight is around 49kgs

    will that be a problem??

    Pls reply

    Thanks in advance

  10. 14
    Karishma mishra:

    Can i get the english and general awareness questions of cds(1&2) 2010??

  11. 13
    vivek kothiyal:

    sir mujhe previous year ke cds ke question paper solved bhej dijiye.

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    Dr.Oindrila Banerjee:

    Sir,i have completed bachelor in dentistry.Am i eligible for CDS exam.from where we need to collect application forms and what is the cut off marks for the exam.

  13. 11
    pratik bhat:

    sir, i am now in last year B.SC in industrial chemistry, now i dnt have maths subject but in 12 th i was having both Maths and Physics subject.. can i answer CDS exam?

  14. 10

    sir please send me cds previous 3years quetion papers in mail plz send me.

  15. 9
    mayuri chakravarti:

    sir im a b.tch(biotech) prefinal year student.i want to knw dat whether i would be eligible for the cds exam for next year?as i was a non maths student on my 12th ,so can i go for non technical branches?and for non technical branches what will be the syllabus for cds exams?

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    lachhman kumar gurung:

    sir/mam i belong to a poor family.
    i dont have enough money to take admission in coaching center for the prepartion of cds-OTA
    so plz suggest some advice

  17. 7

    sir i m in the final year of my graduation and my age is about 23. but i have a great interest to join indian army. may i able to appear in the test of cds in my final year.

  18. 6

    sir i m in the final year of my graduation and my age is about 23. but i have a great interest to join indian army. may i able to appear in the test of cds in my final year.

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    rahul kumar:

    i have ncc “c” certificate with a grading but i dont have inuf mark in my ba .can u tell me how can i join ima/ota

  20. 4
    Banu Sangeetha:

    im doing my final year B.Sc(biotech), i don’t have maths as a subject in my course. can you let me know what kind of maths questions will be there in the enterance exam? i would also like to know the other details about the syllabus of the entrance exam.

  21. 3

    i am doing my engg(computers) 3year. could i join the IDA after my engg. For what post iam eligible?

  22. 2
    Preksha Singh:

    Is this exams beneficial for girls also?
    When the online forms will be provided?

  23. 1
    richa koundal:

    after btech. how girls join the defence ? pls send me full information abt enternce test ,medical test ,interview and age limit