Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination

Vacancies 1. Indian Military Academy- 100
2. Indian Naval Academy- 45
3. Air Force Academy- 32
4. Officers Training Academy (Men)- 175
5. Officers Training Academy (Women)- 12
Availability of Forms July & November
Exam Schedule February & November
Age Limit, Gender & Marital Status 16 ½ to 19 ½ , Male & Unmarried
Educational Qualification IMA & OTA (MEN & WOMEN)- Graduation passed or appearing in any stream.
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY- B.E or B. Tech passed or appearing.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY- Graduation passed or appearing in any stream with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering/B.Tech.
Selection Procedure Written Exam conducted by UPSC.
SSB Interview conducted by Army/Air Force/Navy.
Training IMA/INA/AFA-18 Months.
OTA-11 Months.

Examination Schedule

Exam Forms Availability Exam Date
CDS-I 2018 8the November 2018 to 4th December 2017 4th February 2018
CDS-II 2018 8th August 2018 to 3rd September 2018 18th November 2018

Exam Pattern

  • For IMA / AFA / NA

    Paper Subject Questions Marks Time MKC/Q Neg.Mrks
    Paper-I Maths 100 100 2 Hrs 1 marks 0.33 marks
    Paper-II English 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks
    Paper-III GK 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks
  • For OTA

    Paper Subject Questions Marks Time MKC/Q Neg.Mrks
    Paper-I English 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks
    Paper-II GK 120 100 2 Hrs 0.83 marks 0.27 marks

OUR CDS Regular Programme

 Duration Course Name/Code Application Form Charge Course Fee* GST Applicable on
Course Fee
Total Payable Amount
1 Year NIRBHAY /
Rs. 545
(Include GST)
Rs. 48000/- Rs. 4320/- Rs. 52320/-
6 Months TEJAS /
Rs. 545
(Include GST)
Rs. 33000/- Rs. 2970/- Rs. 35970/-
6 Months only Written ARJUNA /
Rs. 545
(Include GST)
Rs. 30000/- Rs. 2700/- Rs. 32700/-

OUR CDS Target Course

 Duration Course Name/Code Application Form Charge Course Fee* GST Applicable on
Course Fee
Total Payable Amount
90 Days GOAL /
Rs. 545
(Include GST)
Rs. 14000/- Rs. 1260/- Rs. 15260/-

OUR CDS Weekend Course

 Duration Course Name/Code Application Form Charge Course Fee* GST Applicable on
Course Fee
Total Payable Amount
Rs. 545
(Include GST)
Rs. 15000/- Rs. 1350/- Rs. 16350/-

Online Test Series

Simple yet highly effective Test Platform is designed for learners who are appearing for the National Defence Academy Examination. Online test Series provides you an opportunity to evaluate your preparation and strengthen the weak areas to get desired result in the actual examination. Practice these tests and walk the path to success.

Benefits of Online Test Series :
  1. Provides freedom to take exam anywhere anytime
  2. You can attempt a paper as many times as you wish.
  3. Gives an opportunity to compare your preparedness with peers.
  4. Simulates the same scenario as that of a real exam and teaches you how to work on your weaknesses and improve Performance.
  5. You can check your current level of preparation for competitive exams and compete with other students.
  6. Provide a realistic ranking.
  7. It enhances efficiency and competitive spirit among students.
  8. Comes With Lifetime Validity.

Offline Test Series

Victory Defence Academy’s Offline test series is designed to offer the student a methodical approach for testing their preparation towards the prestigious NDA Examination. The test papers are prepared by esteemed faculties based on the research and experience keeping in mind latest pattern or revised syllabus of exam, it not only provides students with subject knowledge but also makes them ‘think’ and practically learn how to crack the real entrance examinations and increase their competitive level. Offline Test Includes complete test analysis along with the solutions of all the necessary questions for doubt clearance.

VDA Publication

VDA Publications has designed vast number of books for the NDA aspirants. The books published under VDA publications are easy to understand and help the students to score well in the NDA exam. With cut throat competition and limited number of seats, It is confusing and difficult for the students to look for the best & most suitable books, VDA publication gives tricks and techniques to the students to solve the question within the time and they can also practice those tricks and method on the multiple choice questions given in the books. These Books are designed by experienced subject specialists keeping in view the previous exam trend analysis and latest exam pattern. Hence, it could be said that VDA publication books are one of the highly demanding and most read book for NDA examination.

VDA publications books covers the entire NDA entrance syllabus like Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Indian Polity, History, Economy, Geography, Current affairs & Defence. Detailed solutions for all the questions are given in the book and allows the students to practice their problems in highly demanding competitive exam.

Personality Development

Personality Development Programme lays high emphasis on improving communication skills of students. This programme works on students to improve their spoken English skills & soft skills so that they can communicate effectively in various situations and will also help them to face the SSB Interview confidently.

These sessions are extensive, result oriented and are conducted by highly experienced trainers. It also includes a mentoring program that has been institutionalised to counsel them on key attitudes that they need to focus so as to become an effective leader in future, also inculcate moral values that help them lead a disciplined life.