Combined Defence Services (CDS) Entry 2019
Combined Defence Services (CDS) is conducted to recruit the commissioned officers for Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Indian Air Force Academy. The CDS Entry is released twice every year that offers Permanent commission to the selected candidates. CDS Entry encompasses 4 Selection stages including CDS Written Exam, CDS SSB Interview, Medical exam and CDS Final Merit List.
Candidates who are selected for Indian Army join Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun, selected for Indian Navy undergo training in Indian Naval Academy (INA) Ezhimala, selected for Air Force Pilots undergo training at Indian Air Force Academy (IFA) Dundigal. However, the candidates who are selected for the Indian Army under Short Service Commission are trained at Officers Training Academy (OTA) Chennai.