SELECTION PROCEDURE FOR CDS
The CDSE is conducted by UPSC twise a year. It has four phases . Hence we advice candidates to understand tha whole selection procedure. Hre the detailed selection procedure is given:-
FOUR PHASE OF UPSC SELECTION PROCEDURE :
1. Written Exam
2. Interview/ Intelligence Test/ Personality Test
3. Document Verification
4. Medical Examination
1. WRITTEN EXAM :
i. Written Exam consists of Objective Type questions and time duration 2hrs and maximum marks is 100 for each subject.
ii. For the candidates who are appearing for Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air force Academy written test comprising of English, General Knowledge and Elementary mathematics subjects and for candidates who are appearing for officers training academy the written test comprising of English and General Knowledge.
iii. Candidates who are declared successful in the written exam will be called for SSB by the respec- tive service HQ.
2. SSB : The candidates who are selected in written test are called for SSB their the candidates will be put to Intelligence Test both verbal and non-verbal, designed to assess their basic intelligence. There will be group tests such as group discussion, outdoor group tasks, interview e.t.c .
3. DOCUMENT VERIFICATION : Document Verification will be conducted only for that candidate who have qualified SSB .
4. MEDICAL EXAMINATION : Candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board will undergo for a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Women candidates will undergo Medical Examination by a Medical Board comprising male/ female doctors/ specialists/ Gynaecologist. There will be a Lady Medical Officer as member of Board. Only those candidates will be admitted to the Academy who are declared fit by the Medical Board.