CDS stands for Combined Defence Services exam. It is a national-level examination held annually to recruit eligible young individuals for various armed forces throughout India. This exam provides individuals with a great opportunity who dream of serving the nation by part of being in the armed forces.

UPSC CDS exam is conducted to select candidates in the following armed forces:

  • Indian Army
  • Indian Navy
  • Indian Airforce
  • Naval Academy
  • Officers Training Academy 

Both men and women can find many opportunities through this exam. Women/girls can also apply for the CDS exam under Officer Training Academy (OTA) posts only. It is a great career path field with glory and respect. 

CDS Exam 2020 (I) Notification, Registration, Eligibility, Exam Date