UPSC CDS Exam Pattern 2018

Juhee Prasad Updated On: 08 Oct, 2018 15:32 IST

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UPSC CDS 2018 Exam Pattern

The UPSC CDS examination comprises of:

  • Written examination
  • Interview for intelligence and personality test

The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject are as follows:

Subject

Maximum Marks

Duration

(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:

1. English

2. General Knowledge

3. Elementary Mathematics

100

100

100

2 Hours

2 Hours

2 Hours

(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

1. English

2. General Knowledge

100

100

2 Hours

2 Hours

UPSC CDS 2018 Marking Scheme:

  • Every correct answer will be awarded as 1 Mark.
  • For Every incorrect answer, 1/3 of the marks will be deducted. 

Important Points:

  • The maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the 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.
  • All the subjects in the question paper will consist of only objective type questions. The question papers (Test Booklets) of Elementary Mathematics and General Knowledge will be set bilingually in English as well as Hindi.
  • Candidates must write the papers in their own handwriting. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.
  • The candidates are not allowed to use the calculator for answering objective type papers.
  • The papers of Elementary Mathematics will be of the 10th standard level. The level of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian University.

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