UPSC conducts the CDS exam twice a year annually. The exam pattern remains the same for CDS (I) exam as well as CDS (II) exam.
The Combined Defence Services (CDS) examination comprises of the following stages:
|Stages||Typeof questions||Language of Question Paper||Duration||Marks|
|Stage I: Written Examination||Objective Type Only||English / Hindi||2 hours each paper||100 for each paper|
|Stage II: Intelligence test & Interview by SSB||–||–||–||300/ 200|