COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICE (CDS)
TYPE OF COMMISSION - Permanent commission except for Women and candidates apply for OTA
TOTAL NO. OF SEATS - 464(approx.)
DATE OF NOTIFICATION - 08/11/2014
DATE OF WRITTEN EXAM - 15 Feb'2015
SSB DATE - Jul to Aug and Mar / Apr
DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF TRAINING - Jul 2-15
DURATION OF TRAINING - 18 months
TRAINING ACADEMY - (a) IMA Dehradun for Army cadets
(b) IAF Academy for Air Force cadets
(c) NAVAL ACADEMY Goa for cadet who chosen NAVAL ACADEMY as 1st reference.
(d) INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY Ezhimala for Nevy cadets
DATE OF SUBMISSION OF ONLINE APPLICATION - 08/11/2014
LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION OF ONLINE APPLICATION - 05 Dec 2014 till 11:59
DATE OF WRITTEN EXAMINATION - 15 Feb 2015
ABOUT : Armed forces offer very exciting career to young men and women in several fields. Career in the forces, in addition as a career, is also an adventure in itself. To ensure that appropriate candidates are chosen, a comprehensive selection process is adopted by the armed forces through Service Selection Board (SSB) interview. This system of selection is based on the “trait theory” of leadership which assumes that every leader must have some specific and pre-determined leadership traits. It also presumes that such traits can be acquired by a candidate with the passage of time meaning thereby that a person once rejected in an SSB interview is likely to succeed if he acquires some of the traits with the passage of time. The present system of selection, although is long and takes four to five days, is thus based on an objective assessment of each candidate in which the qualities like initiative, alertness, judgement, courage, physical fitness endurance, cooperation, group planning, decisiveness, knowledge, etc. a re judged. In addition, psychological and mental robustness of the candidate vis-a-vis requirements of the Armed Forces is judged and finally an overall assessment of the personality of a candidate is made by way of an exhaustive personal interviews.