Do You Know the Difference Between NDA and CDS?

It’s a common thought arise in every mind that what is difference between NDA & CDS?
Well before going to any conclusion and guiding you for NDA Coaching classes in Chandigarh or CDS Coaching Institute in Chandigarh you should get some more information about both the exams. Let’s discuss in detail for NDA and CDS.


The full form for NDA is National Defence Academy. The exam named NDA entrance exam is conducted by UPSC twice a year in the month April and September. Some parameters required for NDA exam are as follow:

Age:  16 ½ to 19 ½ years
Eligibility: Only male
Educational Qualification : +2
Scheme of Examination: Written + SSB
The frequency of the Exam: Twice/Year
Duration of Training: 4-4.5 Years
3 Yrs. at NDA and 1 yr. at IMA (For Army cadets)
3 Yrs. at NDA and 1 Yr. at Naval Academy(For Naval cadets)/
3 Yrs. at NDA and 1 & 1/2 Yrs. at AFA Hyderabad (For AF cadets)

Training Centers    National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
Indian Air Force Academy, Hyderabad

Degrees awarded   Army Cadets – B.Sc./B.Sc. (Computer)/BA /B.Tech degree
Naval Cadets –  B.Tech degree
Air Force Cadets – B.Tech degree
Rank assigned after training  Lieutenant
Stipend during training   Rs.21, 000/- p.m. (fixed)



The full form for CDS exam is Combined Defence Exam. This exam is also conducted by UPSC twice in a year. Some other parameters you need to know about this exam are as follow:

Age    19-25 years
Eligibility  Male & female both
Educational Qualification  degree
Scheme of Examination Written + SSB
Frequency of the Exam Twice/Year
Duration of Training 18 months for IMA Cadets
37-40 months for Navy Officers
74 months for Air Force Officers
Training Centers Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun for Army Cadets
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala for Navy Cadets
Indian Air ForceAcademy, Hyderabad for Air Force Officers
Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai
Degrees awarded Army Cadets in IMA – PG Diploma in ‘Military and Defense Management
OTA Chennai – Post Graduate Diploma in Defence Management and Strategic Studies

Rank assigned after training Lieutenant
Stipend during training Rs.21, 000/- p.m. (fixed)

Hope the above details helped you to know more about these gateways and their difference also. NDA is better if you get selected in early age. But if you want to live with your parents and stay in home, spend 3 years graduation in civil dress code then CDS is another option for you. To clear both the exams it’s a tough job. So students are advised to take help from best CDS coaching institute in Chandigarh to not to waste so much time in repeatedly attempting. Best NDA coaching classes in Chandigarh help you in achieving your goal as soon as possible.


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