CDS (Combined Defence Service) exam is conducted twice the year by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). It is conducted for the recruitment of Indian Air Force Academy (AFA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Officers Training Academy (OTA), and Indian Military Academy (IMA).
The exam for UPSC CDS II was conducted on November 18, 2018, for about 414 vacancies. The CDS II exam comprises of written test only. Over about 7650 candidates have been qualified for the next round i.e. interview by the service selection board.
The candidates who have appeared for the CDS II exam can check the results by following the steps given below:
- Visit the official website www.upsc.gov.in
- Press the examination tab.
- Click the active examinations from a drop-down menu.
- Press the Combined Defence Service Examination (II) 2018.
- The PDF file for CDS II 2018 will open in a new tab.
- Press CTRL + F and enter the roll number.
- If the roll number is displayed, then it means the candidate has cleared the exam.
- Download the PDF file and save for future use.
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The details mentioned on the CDS II results will be the name of the academy and roll number of the selected candidates. The candidates who qualify the written exam can register themselves online in the website of Indian Army www.joinindianarmy.nic.in within two weeks.
The successful candidates will be allotted the selection centers and dates of SSB interview which will be communicated through the registered E-mail ID. The shortlisted candidates who qualify the written test will be called for next round interview and personality test conducted by SSB (Service Selection Board).
The SSB interview for INA, IMA, and AFA will be conducted for 300 marks and for OTA the interview will be conducted for 200 marks. The SSB interview is likely to be conducted in 3 centers- Bangalore, Bhopal, and Allahabad over a period of 5 days. The candidates have to appear in any one of the centers. The SSB interview has 2 stages.
Stage 1 in SSB interview:
It is called as Officers Intelligence Rating (OIR). In this, it involves picture perception and descriptive test. The candidates will be shown a picture for about 30 seconds and will be asked to write about the picture within 4 minutes. The group will be formed with 15 candidates in each group. The candidates have to discuss the picture and arrive at the conclusion. The candidates who clear the stage 1 will be eligible for stage 2
Stage 2 in SSB Interview:
Variety of tests and activities are conducted in this stage which the personality of the candidates is tested. Three different people will involve in this stage to test the candidates they are interviewing officer, group testing officer, and psychologist.
The Psychological test will include:
- Word association test
- Situation reaction test
- Thematic appreciation test
- Self-description test.
The various group activities include:
- Group discussion
- Group planning exercise
- Half group tasks
- Progressive group task
- Group obstacle race
- Command task
- Individual obstacles
- Final group task
Final selection of candidates will be made only after stage 2 is over.