Selection Procedure Of Combined Defence Services Exams
The selection procedure of the candidates for the training programme of different Indian Defence Academies through of Combined Define Services Examinations includes Interview and Special Tests, apart from the written tests.
Candidates, who qualify the written test, undergo interview and a series of intelligence and personality tests. The tests, both verbal and non-verbal, are designed not only to judge the mental caliber of the candidate but also to assess his social traits and awareness in current affairs.
Personality tests for CDS Exam
Situation Reaction Test (SRT) - Sixty situations are given and the candidate is required to answer the reactions within 30 minutes.
Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
A set of 12 pictures are shown and the candidate is required to write a story in 3 minute for each picture.
Word Association Test (WAT)
Sixty words are projected and the candidate is required to make a sentence, in 15 seconds for each word.
Group test Group Test is conducted in batches of 8-10 candidates. The test consists of group planning, group discussion, outdoor group tasks. The candidates are asked to take lectures on certain topics.
Physical Tests for CDS Exam
Candidates those who are recommended by the Services Selection Board must undergo a medical examination by the Board of Service Medical Officers, and are allowed to go for the training programs only after being declared fit by the medical board.
Syllabus Of CDS Exam