CDS Exam Application form 2018: Application form, how to fill form, CDS Exam Application Form Last Date, CDS Exam Admit Card Date

Published on:13th June 2018

The CDS exam is one of the most prestigious exams, which is conducted twice a year for recruitment of officers in Army, Navy and Airforce. Both young men and women, who meet its eligibility criteria, can apply for this exam. Candidates are selected on the basis of written test followed by the interview. The interview comprises two tests—Psychological Test and Intelligence Test. These two tests are taken to check candidates’ physical and mental strength.

The CDS Exam Application form 2018

It is expected to be made available online from 8th August 2018. The last date for filling this form is 3rd September 2018, so candidates are required to fill it before this date. If they submit the form after this date, then their candidature will be cancelled forthwith.

How to fill the CDS Exam Application form 2018?

There are certain tips that candidates need to follow:

  • Go to the official website of UPSC— www.upsc.gov.in.
  • Choose ‘Career Section’ on the homepage
  • Click on the option ‘CDS-II 2018 Exam Notification’
  • After clicking, the form will appear that contains instructions
  • Go through these instructions with undivided attention
  • Provide all information as required in the columns
  • Upload scanned photographs and signature in the required column
  • Click on the option ‘Submit’
  • Pay the fee as required according to your category
  • Now, you will be directed to the page, where your application will be shown
  • Take a print out of your application form for your further reference
  • Now, stay confident. Your form is submitted successfully. If any updates are made, you will be informed through your mail account

How to get the UPSC CDS Admit Card 2018?

Candidates, whose application forms have been successfully admitted, will be able to download the admit card from the official website of UPSC. It is expected that Union Public Service Commission will release the CDS 2 Call Letter during the first week of October 2018. Candidates are advised to keep abreast of the latest updates regarding the UPSC CDS Admit Card 2018.

CDS 2018 Application fee structure

All candidates except females need to pay ₹ 200, whereas SC and ST are exempted from paying the application fee. The fee is payable either through cash or net banking facility or using Debit or Credit card.

CDS exam pattern 2018

Prior to taking the exam, it is important for candidates to familiarize themselves with the exam pattern. The exam patterns for INA, IMA, IAA and OTA are tabulated below:

CDS 2018 Exam Pattern for INA, IMA, IAA

Topics

Marks

Duration

General Knowledge (GK)

100

Two hours

Elementary Maths

100

Two hours

English

100

Two hours

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CDS 2018 Exam Pattern For OTA

Topics

Marks

Duration

English

100

2 hours

General Knowledge (GK)

100

2 hours

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Tips for preparation of the CDS exam 2018

There is no substitute for hard work for any exam. And the CDS exam 2018 is no exception. The exam pattern has been mentioned above. Keeping this into consideration, candidates should prepare for their exam. After a thorough study, solving papers of the last 4-5 years prove very useful. Apart from this, they should indulge themselves in online preparation that includes online practice tests, video lectures, live classes and online test series.

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