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    Thinking about availing of the best Coaching in Chandigarh? Look no further than Chandigarh Academy – India’s top-rated institute for the preparation of all defense exams. The Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment of Commissioned Officers in the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Officers Training Academy, and Indian Air Force Academy.

    Chandigarh Academy can help you achieve your dreams with the best coaching from top faculty. All you have to do is put in the required hard work!

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    Here are a few of our alumni members sharing the experiences of their respective courses at Chandigarh Academy. You too can be among these happy faces; all you need to do is fill out the contact form or get in touch with us through our support.

    “I came to Chandigarh Academy because it is regarded as the best institute for defence exam preparation in Chandigarh. Before enrolling, I tried a free trial class, which was very good. My teachers were very helpful, the learning environment was great and we had a mock test every Saturday. I would recommend CA to all defence aspirants.”

    – Sidhant

    I came to Chandigarh Academy for CSIO exam preparation. The teachers here are highly qualified and very cooperative. We have weekly tests here which not only test our knowledge, but are also fun to solve. The marks of these tests are sent to our parents so that they know where we stand. Highly recommended

    – Tarandeep

    I wanted to prepare for FCI exam, so I ran a Google Search to locate the best institute for it, which took me to Chandigarh. I took a free trial class and was very satisfied. I have been here for more than 2 months now and can say that the environment is great and the faculty is very helpful.”

    – Palak

    I wish to walk in the footsteps of my grandfather who served the Indian Army. I came to Chandigarh Academy for my Sainik School exam preparation, on the insistence of my father who had heard about it from a friend. I am one step closer to my dream, thanks to my teachers.

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    I came to Chandigarh Academy for Sainik School Coaching after going through positive reviews on YouTube. I want to be an army man and serve the nation in the future. My teachers are great as they address all my doubts with a smile on their face. Thank you Chandigarh Academy

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    After completing my Class X, I decided to prepare for competition exams. My friend suggested me Chandigarh Academy. The demo class I took was amazing and the teachers are highly qualified. I have been here for many months now and the experience has indeed been amazing.”

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    Booked a demo class with them after looking at the positive reviews on Google. The class went well. Now I have spent a few months here and I can indeed say that the teachers are really well-mannered and proactive. I would recommend Chandigarh Academy to all students.

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    Clearing CSIO test was my dream. So I didn’t want to settle for any institute that was anything less than the best. I attended a trial class at Chandigarh Academy and straightaway knew that this was what I was looking for. The faculty is very nice and calm – always ready to help.

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    My dad’s friend recommended Chandigarh Academy to me for the best Sainik School exam preparation. I have felt great ever since I have been here – thanks to the entire faculty and the amazing learning environment.

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    CDS Exam, Eligibility Criteria, Course Syllabus,
    Exam Pattern & Selection Process
    Here’s everything you need to know about the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam. You can also speak to our counsellors if you wish to know more or address any doubt about the CDS exam.

    The combined defence services examination is basically conducted for the selection in defence (Army, Navy & Air force). This exam is generally conducted two times in a year. The main qualification for the exam is +2 passed with PCM with 60% marks in each subject and a bachelor’s degree from recognized university.

    The notification date of the exam is released on the internet by Union Service Public Commission. Candidates who qualified the written exam move ahead to the next round for interviews which are taken by the Services Selection Board (SSB). After the final selection, the candidate is sent to one of the following institutes for orientation training:

    • Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun
    • NavalAcademy, Goa
    • Air Force Academy, Begumpet, Hyderabad
    • Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai

    Girls, too, can appear for the CDS exam; however, they can only be appointed for the post of OTA (Officer’s Training Programme).

    • Nationality should be Indian, if you have a Nepal nationality, proper documentation is required
    • A Candidate should have a degree from a recognized University
    • Candidate must have B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engineering
    • Unmarried male candidates should be between the age bracket of 19-24 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year of application
    • 10+2 in PCM with 60% marks in each subject
    • The physical standard is to be met as per the requirements

    The syllabus and exam pattern for all the exams is similar, except for the OTA paper.

    The syllabus for IMA, INA, and AFA is divided into 3 subjects and for OTA into 2 subjects.

    The standard of the questions in Mathematics will be of grade 10 and for other subjects, it will be of graduation level.

    To better understand the weightage of each topic, we recommend that candidates must study previous question papers of the CDS Exam.

    The maximum marks allotted to the written exam and to the interviews are equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written exam and to the interviews are 300, 300, 300, and 200 each for admission to the IMA, INA, AFA, and OTA respectively.

    CDS Exam Pattern for IMA, INA, AFA:

    Subject Duration Maximum marks
    English 2 hours 100
    General Knowledge 2 hours 100
    Elementary Mathematics 2 hours 100


    CDS Exam Pattern for OTA:

    Subject Duration Maximum marks
    English 2 hours 100
    General Knowledge 2 hours 100


    The written test consists of objective-type questions and every incorrect answer results in 1/3rd negative marking.

    The CDS selection process consists of 2 stages. The first one comprises a written test. Once a candidate clears the written test, they have to appear for a 5-day SSB interview process. The interview will test the candidate’s psychological aptitude, personality, and intelligence. The final merit list is released soon after the completion of the two processes.

    The exam is conducted twice a year. This year’s second exam (CDS II) is scheduled to be conducted on November 14, 2021.

    There are as many as 339 vacancies this time.

    The registration for the CDS 2 exam 2021 is now over. Candidates who missed out on applying can keep a track of the official notifications of the CDS exam for the upcoming year at the official address: https://www.upsc.gov.in/examinations/forthcoming-exams

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    Here’s our faculty with years of experience in providing coaching for all government and defence exams. The pedagogies that they follow are one of the most innovative and engaging. As students, you can ask them as many doubts as you want and they will be more than happy to help each time. Chandigarh Academy has been able to maintain an impressive track record only because of the hard work and dedication of its faculty.

    Surjeet Singh
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    How does it work?

    Our process is very simple and straightforward. First, our counselors guide you in the right direction. Then, once you are well-prepared after your coaching, we help you prepare for the interview. We also provide form-filling assistance, in case you are not aware of the online application process.

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    Most of the exams have one interview round. We will groom you for a good face-to-face performance.

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    In case, you need any assistance with the applications forms, we are always there to help.

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    Q) How many times can I appear for the CDS exam?

    A) You can attempt a CDS exam as many times as you want, provided that you meet the age criterion.

    Q) What is the age limit to appear in CDS exam?

    A) The minimum age needed is 19 years. The maximum age allowed is 24 for IMA and INA, 23 for AFA, & 25 for OTA.

    Q) I just got married. Can I apply for Indian Naval Academy?

    1. A) No, only unmarried individuals can apply for the Naval Academy.

    Q) Can women appear for the CDS exam?

    A) Yes, women are now allowed to appear for the exam. However, as stated earlier, they are eligible to join only the Officers Training Academy (OTA).

    Q) I just completed my 12th standard. Can I appear for the CDS exam?

    A) No, you need to have a bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible to appear in CDS.

    Q) What physical requirements have to be met to appear for the CDS exam?

    A) There are a number of physical and medical requirements that must be met. Some metrics that are taken into consideration include- height, weight, BMI, eyesight, hearing, and waist-hip proportion.

    Q) Is CDS 2 exam the second round of CDS1?

    A) No, CDS 1 and CDS 2 are two separate exams. CDS exams are conducted twice a year. They are not interconnected.

    Q) Does Chandigarh Academy offer online classes for CDS Exam?

    A) Yes, we offer both online and offline classes. You can choose any method according to your preference.

    Q) I want to be fully sure of your teachers before enrolling, is there a way?

    A) Yes, you can avail a FREE trial class before enrolling.

    Q) Can I pay my CDS Coaching Fee in installments?

    A) Yes, Chandigarh Academy understands that not everybody can pay the entire coaching fee at once. Feel free to pay the fee in easy installments.

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