CDS Selection Procedure 2019

15 Jan, 2019

CDS Selection Procedure 2019 – Combined Defense Services is a national level entrance exam conducted by UPSC. CDS 2019 welcomes the applications for the Indian Naval Academy, Indian Military Academy, Air force Academy, and Officers training academy. The examination will be conducted in two phases i.e. paper 1 and paper 2. The application process for CDS 1 was closed on 10th December 2018; hence, for CDS 2, the application process will kick-off from 12th June 2019. The candidates, who obtain the minimum required marks, will qualify for the CDS Selection Procedure 2019.  The candidates will be tested on various parameters like Group Discussion, Psychology Test, Personal Interview and Conference. The CDS Selection Procedure will take time of 4 days to get completed. After completing CDS Selection Procedure 2019, the shortlisted candidates will be called for document verification. Here, we provide you all the relevant details regarding CDS selection Procedure, the final shortlisting of the candidates, etc.

CDS Selection Procedure 2019- Stage Wise

The final shortlisting of the candidates will be on the basis of two stages. The SSB will test the candidates on physical, mental, and psychological aspects. But first candidates have to appear for the first stage of CDS Selection Procedure 2019.

    Stage 1

    Officer Intelligence Rating

    Officer Intelligence Rating will be the first step of CDS Selection Procedure 2019. The candidates have to appear for a short test. The test will be consisting around 60 questions from two sections verbal and non-verbal reasoning. The candidates have to answer overall 55 questions from both the sections.  The candidates would be given 30 minutes time to complete the test.

    Description and Picture Perception Test

     The candidates will be given a hazy image and have to answer some questions related to it. The basic Parameters of this test are given below.

    • Sex
    • Age
    • Mood
    • Character
    • Past (What happened before the picture got clicked)
    • Present (What events took place)
    • Future (What will happen next)

    This test would be quite difficult for the candidates as they need to observe a hazy picture that too in a timeframe of just 30 minutes.

     Stage 2

    After clearing the stage 1, the candidates have to appear for the CDS Selection Procedure 2019- Stage 2. The main elements of stage 2 are discussed below.

    1. Psychological Test

    This test includes three major tests. The test is conducted to test emotional and behavioral reactions of the candidates. The three tests are TAT (Thematic Appreciation Test), SRT (Situation Reaction Test), WAT (Word Association Test).

    1. Group Discussion

    This is one of the major deciding factors of CDS Selection Procedure 2019. The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of GD, military discussion, command task and final task. This will test mental as well as physical strength of the candidates.

    1. Personal Interview

    This round will be taken by senior officers. The officers will judge the candidates on the basis of their performance in previous tests.

    1. Conference

    In this round, the candidates have to appear on the board in the presence of president, committee members, psychologists, etc.  There would be question and answering round as well.  The questions asked are general, related to day to day life. However, the candidates applying for Indian Air Force have to appear for the Pilot Aptitude Test.

    Requests for Postponing Issues- Only candidates with genuine reasons will be given another date for the interview round by army headquarters, air force headquarters, or Naval HQ.   

    Note: In case the candidates do not get call letter for SSB then they need to write the application to the address mentioned below.

    Official Address

    Army HQ/Rtg. (CDSE Entry/ SSC Women Entry for Officers Training Academy)
    175, West Block-III,
    Ramakrishnapuram, New Delhi- 110066

    OR contact on Telephone No. 26176028

    CDS Selection Procedure 2019- Document Verification

    After all the stages of selection procedure, the selected candidates have to appear for the document verification round. The candidates must bring the original set of documents as Photostat and attested copies will not be acceptable. Along with the original documents, they should carry 2 copy attested of the same. The documents which should be kept while appearing for the document verification are:

    • Proof of identity (Aadhar card, pan card, Voter Id etc.)
    • Birth Certificate
    • Two passport size photographs
    • Qualification certificates
    • Caste certificate (For Reserve category)

    The last hurdle in the path for the candidates is the medical test. This is done to test whether particular candidate is fit or not for officer cadre.

    This is all about CDS Selection Procedure 2019. If you still have any doubt or query then let us know in the comments section below.

    Happy Exams!  


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