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CDS Coaching Centre | Success Forum

Success Forum CDS Coaching Centre (Combined Defence Services) is an academy that has received critical acclaim for providing prodigious CDS Coaching Centre in Mumbai. We are experts in coaching and mentoring the patriotic individuals who wish to strive for our country’s safety and security. Proudly, we say that we have remoulded many aspiring students into loyal and committed officers of Combined Defence Services through our CDS Coaching Centre.

The motto of our CDS Coaching Centre is to transform a common individual into an important facet of the nation’s largest military services that have been employed to remove threats from our nation and safeguarding the country simultaneously.


What is CDS?

Combined Defence Services (CDS) is a national level offline entrance examination which offers the individuals, a chance for serving the nation by being a part of Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) or Officer’s Training Academy (OTA). CDS is generally conducted biannually (CDS-I & CDS-II), in the month of February and November usually notified in the month of June and October respectively. Selected candidates are finally interviewed by the Services Selection Board (SSB) and get admitted into the appropriate academies.

We offer best CDS Coaching in India to help the aspirants to clear the entrance exam in the very first attempt; satisfying their minds and soul.

CDS Exam Preparation:

Preparation of CDS exam requires perseverance, patience, hard work, dedication and time management. At Success Forum, we provide the best CDS Coaching as well as preparation tips which decline the fear of CDS exam and comfort the students.

Register your name today with Success Forum CDS Coaching Centre to know more exam preparation strategy.

 CDS Coaching Centre Success Forum:

Enrolling in a UPSC CDS Coaching Centre is the best option for cracking CDS exam in the first attempt. We provide the best CDS Coaching in Mumbai with the proven results of changing the lives of the talented youth into dedicated army officers. In addition to providing the best CDS Coaching to the aspirants, we also boost their confidence to grab their crown of success.

Register at Success Forum CDS Coaching Centre for the following reasons:

1. Classes: Subject wise classes, separate sessions for doubts, Short cuts and methodology for hard topics.

2. Faculties: Well qualified and well-experienced faculties, retired /working government employees belonging to the same field.

3. Assessment:  Weekly test series and mock test (online & offline).

4. Study material: Free study material (including daily current affairs and general knowledge)

5. Time-slot: Special batch time (as per student’s requirement)

6. Course validity: Until you pass.

7. Fees: Affordable and reasonable fees.

8. And many more facilities beyond your imagination.

We focus on quality rather than quantity which make us stand out in the field of CDS Coaching in Mumbai. Join us to get expert guidance for your CDS exam preparation from scratch.

We provide the best UPSC CDS Coaching in India, which is incomparable with any other coaching UPSC CDS Classes in India.

CDS Coaching fees:

Success Forum CDS Coaching Centre in Mumbai is committed to providing the best CDS Coaching with the most affordable fee structure and discounts as we consider CDS Coaching as an indirect service to the nation. Yet, we do not compromise with the standard of our CDS Coaching.

Get a solution for all your concerns regarding CDS Coaching in Mumbai by reaching out to the team of professionals at Success Forum CDS Coaching Centre in Mumbai.

Our Branches:

Success Forum CDS Coaching Centre is one of the topmost CDS Coaching Centre in India, which has been proved by our recent results. We have seven branches in total, and we also provide coaching to the students in their preferred centre.

Students ask the following questions about our branches:

1. Do you have CDS Coaching Centre in THANE?

2. Do you have CDS Coaching Centre in DADAR?

3. Do you have CDS Coaching Centre in NERUL?

4. Do you have CDS Coaching Centre in ANDHERI?

5. Do you have CDS Coaching Centre in BORIVALI?

6. Do you have CDS Coaching Centre in KALYAN?

7. Do you have CDS Coaching Centre in PUNE?

The answer is YES, we have branches across Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Pune!

CDS Eligibility

1. Nationality- The candidate must be citizen of India, or subject of Bhutan or Nepal or a Tibetan refugee who came to India before July 1, 1962.

2. A Person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam to India with the intention of acquiring a permanent residence in India is also eligible.

3. Candidates, except Indian citizens, are required to submit the certificate of eligibility issued by the Indian government; however, this is not mandatory in case of Gorkha subjects.

Age limitation, educational requirement, gender, and marital status:


Age limitation

Educational requirement


Marital status

Indian Military Academy (IMA)

19 to 24 years

Degree or equivalent from a recognized university



Indian Naval Academy (INA)

19 to 24 years

Graduation in Engineering from a recognized university



Air Force Academy (AFA)

20 to 24 years

Graduation (with physics and mathematics at 10+2 level) or engineering degree from a recognized university


Unmarried less than 25 years and unmarried or married more than>25 years.

Officer’s Training Academy (OTA - Men)

19 to 25 years

Degree or equivalent from a recognized university



Officer’s Training Academy (OTA – Women, Non- Technical)

19 to 25 years

Degree or equivalent from a recognized university


Unmarried, issueless divorcees and issueless widows


Physical and vision standards:

The candidates must meet the physical and vision standards devised by the UPSC.

Success Forum CDS Coaching Centre also prepares the students who are pursuing their education.

First Year | Second Year | Third Year | Fourth Year | Fifth Year

They can study until they clear the CDS exam.

CDS Exam Syllabus:




Comprehension, Error spotting and sentence correction, Synonyms and antonyms, Jumbled Sentence and paragraphs, Cloze test, etc

General Knowledge

National and International affairs and sports, Indian polity, governance, and economy, Indian history and geography, General science and ecology, Miscellaneous and Armed Forces.

Elementary mathematics

Menstruation, Algebra, Trigonometry, Percentage, simple interest and compound interest, Profit and loss, Time and work, speed and distance, Clock and geometry, Number system, etc.

Although CDS examination has a vast syllabus, we ensure a detailed explanation of every topic along with subject wise in our CDS Coaching Classes.

Success Forum CDS Coaching Centre completes all CDS exam syllabus within time.

CDS Exam Pattern

1. All the 120 questions are of MCQs.

2. Negative marking of 0.33 marks.

3. Calculators and mobile phones are strictly prohibited during the examination.

4. The qualifying marks are decided finally by the UPSC Commission.

This is a 3-step examination consisting of written examination, personal interview and medical examination wherein we provide CDS Coaching for both examination and interview.

CDS Exam pattern for IMA/ INA/ AFA


Total Marks




2 hours

General knowledge


2 hours

Elementary mathematics


2 hours


CDS Exam pattern for OTA (Men and Women)


Total Marks




2 hours

General knowledge


2 hours


Personal interview:

Candidates who have successfully cleared the written examination will have to appear for SSB interview that has two stages.

STAGE-1 Testing comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating Test and Picture Perception and Description Test (PPDT) which is a 1-day program. Following that, candidates have to attend a 4-day program of STAGE-2 Interview process. This includes Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and conference that take place in a proper schedule.

Success Forum CDS Coaching Centre will help you to crack cds exam.

How to apply for UPSC CDS exam:

Only online mode of application is applicable via the UPSC official website. Candidates are instructed to click on the option, ONLINE APPLICATION FOR VARIOUS EXAMINATIONS OF UPSC and go through the instructions very carefully before fill-up the application

Candidates must have the either Aadhaar card, voter card, PAN card, Passport, Driving license or other photo ID card issued by the State or Central Government of India whose scanned copy would be used for further references.

Success Forum CDS Coaching Centre can assist you in case of any difficulty applying for UPSC CDS exam.

Important dates for CDS Examination:




 Official notification of CDS 2019

 October 31, 2018

 October 31, 2018

 Registration of CDS 2019

 October 31 – November 26, 2018

 June 12, 2019

 CDS Admit card issue

 January 11, 2019

 August 8, 2019

 Date of CDS exam

 February 3, 2019

 September 8, 2019

 CDS Result

 To be released

 To be released


For more information, you can connect with Success Forum CDS Coaching Centre professionals.


How to download UPSC CDS exam Admit Card:

Go to the UPSC official website Click e-Admit card for CDS examination” option on the “What’s new?” section A new page will be appear and select the “Download” option Click on the “YES” option after carefully reading the instructionsYou will be redirected to a new page where you have to enter either your roll number or registration number and click the “submit” option Your admit card will appear which you have to save and submit.

Success Forum CDS Coaching Centre can assist you in case of any difficulty while downloading the admit card for UPSC CDS exam.

CDS Books (Success Forum):

We are providing the following Books for CDS preparation at our CDS Coaching Centre Free of cost.

1. English

2. Reasoning

3. Mathematics

4. Indian Heritage & Culture

5. History

6. Polity

7. Social Justice and International relations

8. Technology

9. Economic Development

10. Bio-Diversity

11. Environment

12Geography of the world and Society

13. Governance

14. Constitution

15. Security & Disaster Management

16. Ethics

17. Integrity

18. Aptitude


UPSC CDS Study Material at Success Forum:

We provide the best study materials listed as below to help students of our CDS Coaching Centre to clear UPSC CDS Exam in the very first try.

Books | Press Releases | Updated General knowledge and Current Affairs | Mock test / Test series in online as well as offline mode |Topic wise course monitor