Best CDS Coaching Classes in Dombivli, Thane​


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What is the CDS (Combined Defence Services) Exam?

The Union Public Service Commission conducts the Combined Defence Services Examination, also known as the CDS Exam, to select Commissioned Officers for the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Indian Air Force Academy. The exam notification is typically published in December and May, while the exam itself takes place in April and September, accordingly. The exam is held twice a year. Following an interview with the Services Selection Board, qualified candidates are accepted into the relevant Academies. Join the Best CDS Coaching Classes in Dombivli, Thane to crack CDS entrance exams.


Only graduates who are unmarried are permitted to take the exam.

For Indian Military Academy, Air Force Academy and Naval Academy the candidate should be between 19–24 years. For Officers Training Academy the candidate should be 19-25 years.

  • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy: students should have a degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
  • For Indian Naval Academy: students should have a degree in Engineering from a recognized University or equivalent.
  • For Air Force Academy: students should have a degree from a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Stages of Exam :

  • The exam will be conducted Offline / Pen and paper based.
  • The written exam consists of three papers, English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics and students will get two hours for each paper.
  • All the questions would be objective type (MCQ’s). There would be negative marking also.
  • Students can write the paper in English & Hindi.
  •  Stage I and stage II make up the two stages of the SSB interview process. Only candidates who pass the stage I SSB interview are allowed to participate in stage II.
  • (a) Stage I comprises Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception* Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be narrowed down based on their combined OIR Test and PP&DT results.
  • (b) Stage II Comprises Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests, and the Conference. Over the course of four days, these tests are performed. The Indian Army employment portal provides information about these tests.
  • A candidate’s personality is evaluated by three separate people: the Interviewing Officer (IO), the Group Testing Officer (GTO), and the Psychologist. Each test does not have a separate weighting. Assessors only assign marks after considering the candidate’s overall performance across all of the tests.

Why choose GICE Academy?

GICE Academy is a well-known Institute and one of  the top Combined Defence Services Exam coaching institutes in Thane that prepares people for the Combined Defence Services. It is a well-known CDS tutoring in Thane that is renowned for providing Combined Defence Services aspirants with top-notch advice.

GICE -Guidance Institute for Competitive Exams is a devoted and passionate organisation that was primarily founded to assist you in achieving your ambitions. We at GICE Academy are here to guide students on the appropriate path so they can fulfil their aspirations of joining the civil service. Our commitment to the success of our students is unwavering, and we do this by:

  • creating a schedule for study compilation, revision, analysis, and development of writing abilities in preparation for exams. 
  • objective evaluation of the information.
  • Providing all of our students personalised guidance and coaching. 
  • being an academy with a vibrant, student-centred learning atmosphere.
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