The "Combined Defense Services" Examination or the CDS Exam (CDS-I and CDS-II) is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the various divisions of armed forces viz. Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June and the examination is conducted in February and August respectively. Only unmarried graduates are eligible to write the exam. Successful Candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by SSB (service selection board).