From a modest beginning in 2009 Garud Zep Academy has now grown into a fully integrated Defence Coaching Institute for. Mr. S S SONAWANE as the founder of Garud Zep Academy laid the foundation of this first Defence Academy in the city of Aurangabad, Nashik, Ahmednagar, Pune. Banner

COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES (CDS) EXAMINATION

CDSE stands for Combined Defence Services Examination. Every year UPSC i.e. Union Public Service Commission conducts CDS examination twice a year for the recruitment of Commissioned Officers in the Indian Armed Forces. As the name suggests it is a Combined Defence Examination for joining Indian Army, Indian Navy & Indian Airforce as an Officer by the courses carried out by Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Air Force Academy (AFA), Indian Naval Academy (INA) and Officers training Academy (OTA). Unlike NDA both Male and Female graduates are eligible to sit for the examination.

Combined Defence Services or CDS examination is conducted to recruit candidates in the Indian Armed Forces. Aspirants willing to become a part of Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Officers Training Academy, and Indian Air Force Academy can apply for the CDS exam and chase their dream career. Like NDA exam, Combined Defence Services examination is conducted twice a year UPSC. Candidates will be called for Service Selection Board (SSB) after qualifying CDS exam and after that, successful candidates will be appointed with their respective training academies.

In general, the notification for CDS examination is released in the month of October and June. And, the exam is conducted in the month of February and November. To qualify this exam, joining CDS written exam coaching is the best option. We at Garud Zep Academy are providing excellent coaching for defence examinations, including CDS. Along with coaching, we provide high-quality study material and books that help students in their preparation.

GZCA is the best CDS coaching institute in Pune & Aurangabad. With experienced experts and qualified professionals, we guarantee for the highest success rate and maximum meritorious candidates. In addition to this, we provide basic mock test, online/offline test, and classroom assignment to help candidates in building their career. By joining CDS written exam coaching, students can not only enhance their skills and knowledge but also gain confidence.

We at Garud Zep Academy conduct a separate class for all subjects. We are a professionally managed institute that prepares candidates for the post of CDS. Our faculty teaches short tricks and methodology to students that help them in solving even tough questions within a specific time frame. When it comes to fee, we have designed an affordable fee structure for students so that they can easily enroll in our coaching institute and prepare themselves in the best possible way. Join our CDS written exam coaching to score good marks in your written exam and qualify the SSB interview as well.


Examination Details

EXAM-CDS (I & II)

·         Forms- October & June

·         Exam-February & November

·         Age Limit 19 to 25 yrs

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

i) For Indian Military Academy/Officers’ Training Academy: Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
ii) For Indian Naval Academy: Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution
iii) For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering

MODE OF SELECTION

·         Written Examination by UPSC

·         SSB Interview


Age Limits, Sex And Marital Status

(i) For IMA - Unmarried male candidates with age between 19 to 24 years only are eligible
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy - Unmarried male candidates with age between 19 to 22 years only are eligible
(iii) For Air Force Academy - 19 to 23 years (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years.) only are eligible
(iv) For Officers' Training Academy - (SSC Course for men) Male candidates (married or unmarried) having age between 19 to 25 years only are eligible
(v) For Officers' Training Academy - (SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible; they should have age between 19 to 25 years


UPSC NDA Examination Centers

  • ALLAHABAD
  • AHMEDABAD
  • AIZWAL
  • AGARTALA
  • BANGALORE
  • BARIEILLY
  • BHOPAL
  • CHANDIGARH
  • TIRUPATI
  • UDAIPUR
  • CHENNAI
  • CUTTACK
  • DEHRADUN
  • DELHI
  • DHARWAR
  • DISPUR
  • GANGTOK
  • HYDRABAD
  • SRINAGAR
  • THIRUVANPURAM
  • IMPHAL
  • ITA NAGAR
  • JAIUR
  • JAMMU
  • JORHAT
  • KOCHI
  • KOHIMA
  • KOLKATA
  • SHILLONG
  • SHIMLA
  • LUCKNOW
  • MADURAI
  • MUMBAI
  • NAGPUR
  • PANAJI (GOA)
  • CHANDIGARH
  • PORT BLAIR
  • RAIPUR
  • RANCHI
  • SAMBALPUR
  • VISHAKHAPATNAM

Paper Pattern

The CDS examination will be conducted in two phases

A). For Admission In Indian Military Academy, Indian Navy Academy And Air Force Academy

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Questions

English

2 Hrs 30 Mins

100

120

General Knowledge

120 Minutes (2 hours)

100

120

Mathematics

120 Minutes (2 hours)

100

100

Total

300


For Admission In Officers Training Academy

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

Questions

English

2 Hrs 30 Mins

100

120

General Knowledge

120 Minutes (2 hours)

100

120

Mathematics

120 Minutes (2 hours)

100

100

Total

300


Cut Off

Courses

Minimum qualifying marks in each Subject

Minimum aggregate marks of last qualified candidate

Marks of last recommended candidate

IMA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

105 marks (i.e. 35%)

227

INA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

90 marks (i.e. 30%)

225

AFA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

135 marks (i.e. 45%)

258

OTA (Men)

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

72 marks (i.e. 36%)

157

OTA (Women)

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

72 marks (i.e. 36%)

159


Topic Covered

PAPER-I (ENGLISH) TOPICS COVERED

PAPER-II (G.K) TOPICS COVERED

PAPER-III (MATHEMATICS) TOPICS  COVERED

Fill in the blanks questions

Current Affairs of last 6 months

Arithmetic

Sentence Correction questions

Indian Economy

Geometry

Reading Comprehension

Indian Politics

Algebra

Finding errors and omissions etc

History

Trigonometry

Geography

Mensuration

Sports

Statistics

Banking sector

 

·         Awards & Honors Sports,

·         Finance Agriculture

·         Books & Their Authors

 


Physical Fitness Training

Being physically fit is one of the most important factor to a defence aspiring candidate should have. Not just a factor it one of the important phase every candidate has to qualify so as to get in Indian Armed Forces. Therefore, Sundays in Garud Zep Academy is dedicated for Physical Fitness Training of candidates. The Physical training is done as per the required standards of Indian Armed Forces.


Class Test & Mock Test

Self analysis and evaluation is very important for a student preparing for any type of examination. Therefore, to check the candidate’s performance and to evaluate their potential Garud Zep Academy conducts various type of tests i.e. unit test, Monthly test and Mock test, from time to time. The unit tests too are conducted through different methods i.e. pen-paper test & projector based test.


Personality Development

Personality Development Programme lays high emphasis on improving communication skills of students. Language leadership programme works on students to improve their spoken English skills & soft skills so that they can communicate effectively in various situations and will also help them to face the interviews confidently. It prepares students in reading, speaking, listening and writing skills in English language.
Personality Development
These sessions are extensive, highly result oriented and are conducted by highly experienced trainers. It also includes a mentoring program that has been institutionalised to counsel them on key attitudes that they need to focus so as to become an effective leader in future, also inculcate moral values that help them lead a disciplined life.

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