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Best CDS Coaching in Lucknow for CDS Exam Preparation

Warriors Defence Academy stands as the epitome of excellence, recognized as the best CDS coaching in Lucknow. Our institution is the forefront leader in coaching for NDA/CDS/AFCAT/Army/Air Force/Navy examinations in Lucknow. Equipped with modern infrastructure, advanced learning resources, and state-of-the-art facilities, Warriors’ Defence Academy ensures an unparalleled learning experience.

At Warriors’ Defence Academy, we are committed to providing the best CDS coaching in Lucknow, offering the necessary tools, support, and guidance to excel in the CDS examination and secure a coveted position in the Indian Armed Forces. Recognizing the significance of the CDS examination and the inherent challenges it presents, we have assembled a team of highly experienced and qualified faculty members. They possess in-depth knowledge of the CDS syllabus, examination pattern, and selection process. Utilizing effective teaching methodologies and smart classrooms tailored to the specific needs of CDS aspirants, we ensure comprehensive preparation.

Moreover, Warriors Defence Academy boasts the Largest GTO Ground in India, providing aspirants with practical training opportunities. With guidance from Ex. Defence Officers, our students receive invaluable insights and mentorship to succeed in their endeavors. 

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    Why Warriors Defence Academy is the best CDS Coaching for CDS Foundation Training in India:

    Warriors Defence Academy holds the record for the highest selection in India in the category of defence exam. Recognized for its unwavering commitment to excellence, Warriors Defence Academy has been honored by the Education Council of India for its consistent achievements and remarkable success in the UPSC CDS exam.

    Joining Warriors Defence Academy will be beneficial as it provides structured guidance, personalized attention, and a competitive environment for better CDS preparation. Candidates receive expert tips, tricks, and strategies to improve their performance and increase their chances of success in the CDS examination.

    At Warriors Defence Academy, we have modern smart classrooms with interactive panels and high-tech equipment. These tools make learning more engaging and effective for our students.

    Warriors Defence Academy the best CDS coaching in Lucknow provides the opportunity to enroll in the School + Academic Classes + CDS Coaching program for better preparation right from the beginning. Our classes are designed to help students develop the qualities needed to become successful officers.

    At Warriors Defence Academy, aspiring candidates have the opportunity to develop their dynamic personality. In addition to regular sports sessions, they can take part in the ANNUAL SPORTS EVENT held at the NATIONAL LEVEL, which helps to boost their confidence.

    Cultural and extracurricular activities play a vital role in uncovering hidden talents in aspiring individuals. Warriors Defence Academy provides the opportunities for students to become well-rounded individuals, excelling in every field of life.

    Ensuring good mental health is prioritized at Warriors Defence Academy, recognizing the importance of mental and emotional well-being alongside physical health. Director Mr. Gulab Singh Sir personally counsels and guides aspirants, providing them with the best teachings and being available 24/7 for support.

    Regular personality development sessions are conducted by a team of ex-defence mentors at Warriors Defence Academy. This elite team of officers aims to transform youth into potential officers, molding them into true warriors of the nation.

    Warriors Defence Academy has the highest selection rate in various Armed Forces entry schemes, resulting in a substantial number of newly commissioned officers. Warriors Defence Academy frequently hosts visits by recommended officers from the Army, Air Force, and Navy, who share insights into the current requirements and expectations of the Armed Forces, keeping aspirants updated with the latest modifications.

    In addition to the CDS syllabus, extra efforts are dedicated to achieving excellence in the school curriculum at Warriors Defence Academy. Director Sir personally focuses on the mathematics section, contributing to improved grades across subjects.

    Over the past several years, Warriors Defence Academy has seen several of its alumni excel in different training institutes of the Indian Armed Forces. One notable achiever is Lt. Gaurav Yadav, who, having received the President’s Gold Medal at NDA and the President’s Gold Medal and Sword of Honour at IMA, proudly represents the academy’s legacy of excellence.

    Warriors Defence Academy has the most extensive and esteemed panel of ex-assessors dedicated to training aspirants for the SSB interview alongside their written exams. Among the leading members of this panel are Lt. Gen Dusyant Singh (PVSM, AVSM), Col R K Tewari (Ex-GTO and Psychologist), Commander Sudarshan Chakrapani (Ex-IO), Commandant Yogesh Datta (Ex-Psychologist), Commander TLP Babu (Ex-GTO), and Col Vijay Chauhan (Ex-Medical Officer).

    Eligibility Criteria for NDA


    To be eligible for the CDS exam, candidates have to meet the criteria for nationality and citizenship.

    Aspirants willing to apply for the CDS exam must be:

    1. A citizen of India, or
    2. A subject of Nepal, or
    3. A subject of Bhutan, or
    4. A Tibetan refugee permanently settled in India on or before January 1, 1962.
    5. A person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, the East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Zaire, Zambia, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

    Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) presents a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India to the recruiting body.

    CDS Age Limit, Gender & Marital Status

    CDS I Age Limit

    For IMA

    Unmarried male candidates aged between 19 and 24 years only are eligible.

    For Indian Naval Academy (INA)

    Unmarried male candidates aged between 19 and 24 years) only are eligible.

    For Air Force Academy

    20 to 24 years as on the commencement of the course (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 yrs.

    For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for Men)

    Unmarried male candidates aged between 19 and 25 years only are eligible.

    For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course)

    Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried aged between 19 and 25 years only are eligible.

    NoteCandidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply, but during the training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live with family out of the premises.

    Male divorcee/widower candidates cannot be treated as unmarried males for the purpose of their admission in IMA/INA/AFA/OTA, Chennai courses, and accordingly they are not eligible for these courses.

    Educational Qualifications

    Indian Military Academy (IMA) and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA)

    Bachelor’s Degree From a recognized university

    Indian Naval Academy (INA)

    Bachelors in Engineering from a recognized University

    Air Force Academy (AFA)

    Graduation (with Physics and Mathematics at Class 12) or Bachelor of Engineering

    Physical & Medical Standards

    • The minimum acceptable height for male candidates is 157.5 cms. (157 cms for Navy and 162.5 cms for Air Force).
    • For Women candidates minimum acceptable height is 152 cms.
    • For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwali and Kumaon, the Minimum acceptable height will be 5 cm less.
    • In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cm. However, the minimum height for all entries is 148 cm after all types of waivers/dispensations. Otherwise, the candidate shall be considered a dwarf.

    CDS Selection Process

    Stage 1: Written Examination

    Exam Pattern for INA, IMA & IAF


    No. of Questions

    Total Marks of each subject 

    Duration of each paper




    2 hours

    General Knowledge



    2 hours

    Elementary Mathematics



    2 hours

    Exam Pattern for Officer Training Academy (OTA)


    No. of Questions

    Total Marks of each subject 

    Duration of each paper 




    2 hours

    General Knowledge



    2 hours

    Stage 2 - SSB Interview Schedule


    UPSC CDS SSB  Interview Day by Day Events

    Day 1

    Day 1 includes the Reporting, Filling of forms, Picture Perception and Description Test (PPDT)

    Day 2

    Day 2 includes a Psychological Test which includes the TAT (Thematic Apperception Test), WAT (Word Association Test), SRT (Situation Reaction Test). SD (Self-Description)

    Day 3

    The most important leg of the CDS Interview is Group Tasks wherein candidates have to prove their physical as well as mental prowess. Also, Officer Qualities are judged based on these tasks. The tasks allotted to candidates include Group Discussion, Military Planning Exercise, Progressive Group Task, Group Obstacle Race, and Half Group Task

    Day 4

    includes Individual Obstacle Task (IOT), Command Task, Final Group Task (FGT), Personal Interview and Individual Lecturette

    Day 5

    includes Conference Round and the Document Verification

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