Thursday, 10 August 2017

Men In Uniform

Men in Uniform, Pride of India!! Do you want to join this League??
“If death strikes before I prove my Blood, I swear I will kill death.”
Anyone can guess by now these words can only be expected from a person defending his country. Most common people cannot even imagine what is it like to pursue a career in Defense. It requires a person to have some exceptional qualities like dedication, commitment, zeal, fighting spirit, love for country, spirit of being selfless. So, are these qualities part of your persona? Ask yourself do I compromise with everything that happens around me or do I have the guts to raise my voice and fight for a cause I believe in?
Not everyone is capable enough to sacrifice his life to save others. But if you think you want to make your life worth living consider making a career in Defense. In 2015, more than 2 Lac young graduates appeared for CDS (Combined Defense Services) exam hoping to get selected in any of the following Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA).
UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is the regulatory authority which conducts CDS exam twice every year. CDS Exam Pattern consists of a written exam followed by an interview and personality test. Written exam for admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy includes English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. While for entry in Officers Training Academy English and General Knowledge is checked.
CDS Application Form is available online since 9 August,2017. The last date to fill and submit CDS application form is 8 September, 2017. This process involves two steps first registration and then uploading of scanned photograph and mentioning personal details.
CDS Application Form fee is INR 200 for General and OBC candidates while female/SC/ST candidates are not required to pay any application fee. CDS eligibility criteria comprises of Age Limit, Basic Educational Requirement and Nationality
Interested in joining Defense?
Find out how many vacancies are filled from CDS 2017-18 Exam
Each year Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA) publishes their individual requirements or vacancies.
Course name, number of vacancies and commencement date of course are mentioned below:
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
144th (DE) Course- 150, Course Commencing in January 2018.
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
 Executive (General Service) Course- 45, Course Commencing in January 2018.

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad
(Pre-Flying) Training Course-  32, Course Commencing in February 2018.
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai
107th SSC(Men)(NT) Course- 225, Course Commencing in April 2018.

Officers Training Academy, Chennai
21st SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course- 11, Course Commencing in April 2018.

All those students are still confused regarding their eligibility. Read the CDS Eligibility Criteria thoroughly for applying in CDS Exam 2017
1- Age Limit

The minimum and maximum age required for applying is given below:

Indian Military Academy         19-24 years
Air Force Academy          
19-24 years
Naval Academy                         19-22 years
Officers’ Training Academy   19-27 years

2- Educational Qualification Required
For joining Indian Military Academy: Graduation in any field from a recognized University is required
For joining Officers Training Academy: Graduation in any field from a recognized University is required
For Joining Indian Naval Academy: Engineering or B.Tech is mandatory
For joining Air Force Academy:  Candidates should have passed 12th standard with Physics and Mathematics and should be graduate from a recognized university or bachelor’s degree in engineering / technology.
3- Nationality

Indian Nationals, Subject of Nepal, Bhutan or a Tibetan Refugee who came to India with an intention of permanently staying can apply. Similarly, an aspirant of Indian origin who had migrated from Pakistan, Srilanka, Burma or East African countries of Kenya, The United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam with an intention of permanently staying in India may also apply.

Let’s Now Move Ahead and Discuss Some Interesting Tips to Ace CDS Exam
CDS English Exam Pattern: In the written exam for Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA), there are total 120 questions asked of 100 marks also negative marking is applicable. One-third mark is deducted for every wrong answer.
Tips to Score: As the English paper will be in two diversifications (Vocabulary and Grammar). Candidates should focus on both of these aspects with equal focus. That is to have a rich vocabulary reading is a must and to build a strong foundation in Grammar candidates have to write and create new sentences with new words learnt. This way both aspects will be covered simultaneously.
Some important Topics for Preparing CDS English
Spotting Errors Questions
Sentence Arrangement Questions
Synonyms & Antonyms
Selecting Words
Ordering of Sentence
Comprehension Questions
Ordering of words in a sentence
Fill in the blanks questions etc.

CDS General Knowledge Exam Pattern: In the written exam for Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA), general knowledge section covers total 100 marks. History, Polity, Geography, Science, General Awareness, and current affairs are certain areas from which more questions are asked.

Tips to Score: As the General Knowledge will cover all current updates, Candidates should focus on reading and observing everything that happens around them. A trick can be used wherein students should maintain a notebook in which they should mention every important news article they come across. This will ensure a higher rate of read information and the probability of reproducing acquired knowledge will increase. Keep in touch with class X and XII science NCERT textbooks.
Some important Topics for Preparing CDS General Knowledge

Latest Current Affairs
Indian Constitution
Indian History
Indian Economy
Indian Geography
Indian Politics
Indian Navy & Military
Religions
Banking Sector
Universities
Books & Authors
Taxation
Sports – Awards etc.


CDS Mathematics Exam Pattern: In the written exam for Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy total 100 marks are allocated to Maths.

Tips to Score: Maths is formula based and requires quick calculation. So, preparation should be chapter wise and foe every chapter important points should be jot down. Clear the most basic questions and gain a strong hold over easier topics before moving to the relatively tough ones. Practice, Practice, practice as it will help to create certain connections and patterns which eases out the calculation part and helps in understanding what the question is asking.

Some important Topics for Preparing CDS Mathematics


Arithmetic
Algebra
Trigonometry
Geometry
Mensuration
Statistics

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