FAQ CDS Exam

CDS 2020 exam FAQs

Q. What is the salary offered to candidates?

A. The cadets are paid Rs 56,100 monthly. During training, the stipend to the cadets is Rs 6000 per month in OTA while Rs 12,000 per month in IMA, INA and Air Force academies.

Q. Can girls apply for CDS exam?

A. Yes, girls can apply for CDS exam. They are considered for OTA and are allotted SSC (Short Service Commission) in non-Technical cadre.

Q. Can I give CDS exam after class 12?

A. No, to be eligible for the exam candidates must have passed graduation.

Q. How to prepare for CDS exam?

A. Candidates should first understand the CDS syllabus and pattern. Then they should prepare a proper study routine. Clear basics and understand the concepts.

Q. How many attempts are permitted for CDS exam?

A. There is no limit on the number of attempts.

Q. How can I apply for CDS exam?

A. Candidates need to apply online for CDS exam.

Q. Is the calculator allowed in CDS exam?

A. No, the calculator is not allowed in CDS exam. 

Q. What is the pass marks for CDS?

A. The written exam of CDS is conducted for 300 marks and the qualifying score in the exam is 20% of the total marks i.e. 60. Candidates need to qualify in all three papers of CDS exam.

Q. How can I check CDS marks?

A. The marks of CDS are released after the declaration of the final result. It displays candidate's roll number, date of birth, name, total marks obtained in written exam and SSB Interview. 

Q. Is NDA tough or CDS?

A. CDS is a bit easier to crack than NDA. 

Q. Are CDS conducted twice a year?

A. Yes, the CDS exam is conducted twice a year. 

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