Union Public Service Commission has now concluded application submission process for CDS II on 14th August 2015 for which the notification was released on 24th July, 2015. The examination is supposed to be conducted on 1st November, 2015 and the candidates who had applied for the following exam would be able to download their admit cards prior to three weeks before the exam from the official website of UPSC.
Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam is conducted every year by Union Public Service Commission of India. This examination is conducted twice a year in order to recruit personnel in the service of nation. Considering the value, this examination is considered most prestigious examination for the graduate candidates across the nation who wants to join the defense sector of the country. CDS examination is conducted for the post of Assistant Commandant in defense force. Apart from being serving nation, which in itself is a better way of living life, defense service offers a lucrative package for the candidates.
The selection of the candidates is based on a very strict as well as highly well evolved techniques. The aim of setting this high measures is to assess the candidates in context of what is expected from an officer of a defense force.
The selection of a candidate in defense forces of India is based on the overall performance of a particular candidate in written test as well as in the Services Selection board (SSB). In SSB process, candidates have to undergo three quality test in order to get selected for the post of Assistant Command. These three tests include interview process, group tasks and psychological techniques.
Those selected candidates who successfully qualify both these stages of Combined Defense Service examination are then put through rigorous training at IMA, INA, AFA and OTA.
In order to qualify the written examination of CDS, a candidate need to have basic knowledge of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, History and polity. Written examination will be based on multiple choice questions. The time duration of 2 hours will be provided to the aspirants. In order to equal opportunity to the candidates from vernacular medium backgrounds, the question paper will be set in Hindi as well as English. There will be negative marking for each wrong answer. So a candidate need to keep in mind the time as well as to attain maximum questions in order to secure a position in SSB round.
First of all, CDS II aspirants must get a grip of how to start preparing themselves. A candidate need to ascertain by jotting down the important topics of the subjects which are included in the syllabus. A daily schedule should be made up which would help the candidates to complete the syllabus at least three of four weeks before the exam, so as to revise up with the syllabus. A major factor to keep in mind while preparing for the CDS exam is that since the question paper is completely based on objective type questions hence one need to practice against the constraint of time. Time management as well as accuracy is a key factor, which could take you to the next stage of the examination.
Another important aspect of this examination, which the candidates need to keep in mind is that, the major subjects of CDS examination are English and mathematics. Hence focusing on the basic concept of these subjects will surely help a candidate to get a better grip for the examination.