Combined Defence Services (CDS)
The Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for their recruitment into the Officers Training Academy, Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June, and the examinations are conducted in February and November respectively. Only the unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the examination. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview which is conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).