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COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (CDS) Exam Pattern 

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Date Of Notification CDS-I 2020 : 30th October 2019
Last date of receipt of completed Application Form : 19th November, 2019
Date of CDS I 2020 Exam is : 2nd
February, 2020 (Sunday)




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For Indian Military Academy , Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

Serial No. Subject Marks Time
1 English 100 2 Hours
2 General Knowledge 100 2 Hours
3 Elementary Mathematics 100 2 Hours

 

For Officers Training Academy   

Serial No Subject Marks Time
1 English 100 2 Hours
2 General Knowledge 100 2 Hours

  




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The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only.

The question papers of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.

There will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate. One third  (0.33) of the  marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
If a candidate given more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong 
answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there 
will be same penalty as above for that question.

If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.   

For both writing and marking answers in the OMR sheet (Answer Sheet) candidates   must use black ball pen with any other colour are prohibited.

A Brief on Exam Pattern For Indian Military Academy , Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy is as under

 

Exam Type Objective Type
Question Type

Multiple Choice

Subjects  No. of Questions  Marks
English 120 100
General Knowledge 120 100
Elementary Mathematics 100 100
Total Questions 340
Maximum Marks 300
Marks for each Correct Answer English, General Knowledge : 0.84 & Elementary Mathematics : 1.00
Negative Marks for Incorrect Answer English, General Knowledge : - 0.28 & Elementary Mathematics : - 0.33
Marks for questions not attempted nil
Total Time for Exam (in minutes) 360 (120 minutes for each Paper)

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