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  • UPSC coaching for CDS Exam. Is it a good suggestion?

    Have a query about PSC coaching for CDS exam preparation? Looking out for advice regarding is it the right decision to take up this coaching? On this page our ISC experts shall give you correct advice to proceed with exam preparation.

    My brother is interested in defence line after BTech. So he wants to take CDS coaching from Hyderabad. As CDS exam is going under UPSE so I think it will be better to take UPSE coaching instead of CDS coaching.
    As we know UPSC is a very vast course, should he take that?
    Can you suggest me some idea?
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  • Your brother has acquired the B.Tech degree and now interested for the defence - line. In order to have the right exposure for the CDS examination, he would like to have a coaching for the CDS course.
    Your logic in this regard appears to be correct keeping in view of inclusion of CDS under the umbrella of UPSE and hence the coaching of UPSE should be initiated for the coverage of CDS course.
    Now talking in terms of CDS examination, you may have further query with the counceller of this programme and ask how far the coaching of UPSE would help in the line of preparation of CDS course. I think you would get a better response in this regard.

  • Defence department jobs are two types. One is directly in the armed forces. The second one is in DRDO and Defence production units. These days all the defence undertakings and DRDO recruitment are mainly going by the GATE rank. Many Scientist posts and production posts are being filled based on GATE marks. So I think first your brother should concentrate on GATE examination and he can get coaching for GATE exam.

    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination for recruitment of various vacancies under Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy.

    CDS is for directly into the military forces whereas GATE is for DRDO and Production unit of defence.

    If your brother is very much particular about the defence sector, CDS is required. As suggested by you general UPSC examination will be very much general and will not concentrate on one particular aspect. It will be very brad in its coverage.

    Coming to the entrance coaching for UPSC is a very general but for CDS the course will be very specific and may require additional attention to some subjects. I suggest let him get coaching for GATE and let him a good mark. GATE examination coaching will help him in faring the other examinations also well. So let him get qualified first for GATE. If he is not interested let him decide on CDS.

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  • UPSC conducts Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam for the candidates who want to make their career in defence line in Army or Navy or Air Force. These exams are held two times every year in the month of February/October.

    Nowadays there are many good CDS coaching centres available in our country where students can enrol for coaching and prepare for this coveted exam. These coaching centres provide good quality study material and hold mock tests for the benefit and practice of the students. They also undertake group discussions also to enhance the confidence level of the students. These are managed by the experienced professionals and I will recommend for attending a good CDS coaching centre.

    Some of the reputed CDS coaching centres are as below -

    1. Ground Zero Defense Institute, 9, E.C.Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
    2. National Defense Career Institute (NDCI), Paras Plaza, Opp. Nisha Nursing Home, Vasant Vihar, Kanwali Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
    3. Baalnoi Academy, D1/17, Janak Puri, Delhi.
    4. Top Notch CDS Combined Defence Service Coaching, 3, Rifle Range Road, Jatindas Nagar, Belghoria, Kolkata, West Bengal.
    5. Step to Defence, RK Plaza, Nawal Kishore Road, Opp. to leela theater, Hazratganj, Lucknow, UP.
    6. Major Kalshi Classes Private Limited, 15/33- Stainely Road, Haridwar House, Patrika Chauraha, Opp. Virendra Hospital, Civil Lines, Allahabad, UP.
    7. Lt. Col. Deol's Minerva Academy, Tehsil – Mohali, National Highway 21, Punjab.
    8. Cavalier India, No. 702, 7th Main, 1st Block, HRBR Layout, Kalyannagar, Bangalore.
    9. Lohia International School, Near Bsnl Exchange, Manimajra, Chandigarh.
    10. Shankar's SSB Academy, 4/1473-4, Ayyappa Temple Backside, Sastha Nagar, Salem, Tamilnadu.

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  • Unfortunately, your question doesn't have any meaning, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is a Constitutional body which conducts examinations for top-level Central Government Officers' positions. Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination is one such examination conducted by UPSC every year. UPSC does not provide any coaching for CDS examination.

    In all major cities of India, there are reliable coaching institutions for coaching of CDS or other examinations conducted by the UPSC. Your brother must check it in your city, i.e, Hyderabad and take admission in a specialized course for CDS. He must remember that the examination pattern of CDS is different than the pattern of Indian Civil Services on other examinations conducted by the UPSC.

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