How To Fill Preferences In Upsc Cds?

What is the role of preference in CDS?

CDS offers entry into these 4 prestigious defense academies. Applicants should be certain about the preferences they fill in their application form. They must consider all the different factors as mentioned above and then choose their most preferred option.

How many marks is one correct answer in CDS?

UPSC CDS 1 Marking Scheme 2023 As per the CDS 2023 exam pattern, candidates will be awarded one mark for each correct answer whereas 0,33 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.


IMA: Indian Medical Association. 2. NA: Naval Academy. 3. OTA: Officer Training Academy.

How many questions should I attempt to clear CDS?

Please do solve as many problems as possible, in form of mock tests, previous year papers etc because this holds the key to success. Time Management is of extreme importance. You will have to solve 100-120 questions in 120 minutes.

Can I change my preference in CDS?

This is one of the common doubts among candidates who have given multiple preferences at the time of CDS registration. The answer is NO.

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What are the preferences in UPSC?

After qualifying for the mains exam the candidate has to specify his/her choice of service preferences which are IAS, IPS, IFS, IRS (IT) along with other options as announced by the UPSC. There are separate groups for the list of services and the candidate has to choose order of preference.

Is CDS OTA tough?

The CDS exam is conducted by UPSC every year, However, it’s neither tough nor easy. We often tell all your aspiration filled students that the moment they start thinking that the CDS exam is hard or tough. The moment their subconscious starts showing a positive response to clear the CDS exam.

Is CDS OTA negative marking?

UPSC CDS Marking Scheme Negative marking is applicable for every wrong marked answer. In CDS paper, each question carries 4 options and out of which only 1 option is correct. For each incorrect answer, 1/3 of the marks will be deducted.

Which is harder OTA or IMA?

The cut-off marks for IMA are generally higher than those for OTA in the CDS examination since there are three papers that a candidate has to appear in IMA. Whereas, in OTA there are only two papers that a candidate has to appear for, thereby lowering the overall cut-off marks.

Is OTA lower than IMA?

IMA provide you the opportunity to join army and serve for 30 years maximum. Whereas OTA is for only 14 years and not for life term service (in some cases the service is extensible to Permanent Commission). Also the cutoff marks for IMA is generally higher than that for OTA in CDSE.