Combined Defence Services Examination II – CDS Exam II 2016 Scheme of Examination
UPSC CDS II 2016 Scheme of Examination
The Competitive examination comprises :
- CDS Written examination 2016.
- Combined Defence Service Interview for intelligence and personality test of such candidates as may be called for CDS interview at one of the Services Selection Centres.
The subjects of the CDS Exam II 2016 written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows :
- For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy.
Sl.No Subject Duration Maximum Marks 1 English 2 Hours 100 2 General Knowledge 2 Hours 100 3 Elementary Mathematics 2 Hours 100
- For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy :
Sl.No Subject Duration Maximum Marks 1 English 2 Hours 100 2 General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
The maximum marks allotted to the written examination for CDS II 2016 and to the Combined Defence Service interviews will be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the Combined Defence Service 2016 written examination and to the interviews will be 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy respectively.
The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers ( Test Booklets ) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set in bilingually in Hindi as well as English.
In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set.
Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.
The Union Public Service Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the CDS examination.
The candidates are not permitted to use calculator for answering objective type papers ( Test Booklets ). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the UPSC Combined Defence Service Examination Hall.