The UPSC organizes CDS twice yearly to enroll eligible candidates into the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Officer Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Indian Air Force Academy. CDS has an OTA branch for candidates with non-science and mathematics background. Aspirants should keep checking the previous year’s paper to prepare better for the examination.
The candidates who will qualify for the written exam will be called for the SSB interview. This examination is divided into two stages- written and interview. The CDS exam is conducted in three tiers – written, interview, and medical, and the students are selected based on the same.
The written exam comprises two papers- English and General Awareness for (For Females)
English, Mathematics, and General Awareness (For Males).
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The Indian Army organizes this examination for the post of Technical Entry Scheme 46 or TES46. TES stands for Technical Entry Scheme. This exam is conducted to recruit eligible candidates for the various training academies. The candidates who complete the selection process and the training program of 5 years are awarded the Permanent Commission in the Army on the rank of Lieutenant.
TES is exclusively for unmarried male candidates who have just completed their 10+2 with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry (PCM) and have scored at least 60% of marks. TES and NDA are parallel courses where the candidates have to undergo medical screening before the permanent selection. The TES 46 Selection Process 2021 includes three stages: shortlisting, SSB Interview, and Medical Examination.