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UPSC CDS Recruitment 1 Mar 2019

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Vacancy NameUPSC CDS Recruitment
No Of Vacancy 417
QualificationDifferent on Various Post
Apply LinkClick Here
Last Date26 Nov 2018

UPSC CDS I and CDS II Recruitment 

Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam is a popular national level recruitment exam through which eligible candidates can join Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the exam conducting authority which conducts the CDS exam twice in a year. CDS-I and CDS-II exam 2019 will be held in the month of February and September 2019. Here Students get complete detail of the recruitment. Students must do their preparation regularly as this exam occur twice in a year. So this is a very good option for the students who are preparing for the UPSC.

CDS-I and CDS-II exam are two exams in the year 2019-

  • CDS-I exam held on 3rd February 2019 
  • CDS-II exam held on 8th September 2019


Online application form will begin from 31st October 2018  12th June 2019
Last date for applying online 26th November 2018  8th July 2019
admit card  11th January 2019  2nd week of August 2019
Exam date 3rd February 2019  8th September 2019
Declaration of Result March 2019  October 2019


Educational qualification-

  • Indian Military Academy and Officers’ Training Academy– Candidates must possess a bachelor degree from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • Indian Naval Academy– Candidates having a bachelor degree in Engineering from a recognized university/Institution will be eligible for CDS exam.
  • Air Force Academy– Bachelor of Engineering or a graduation degree with Physics and Mathematics subjects at 10+2 level from a recognized institute/University.

Note- Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam in the final semester/year of degree course will also be eligible provided that candidate should submit a provisional pass certificate during the interview or in the later stage of selection process.  

Exam Pattern-

1.   For admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:  


  • English (100 Question)
  • General Knowledge (100 Question)
  • Elementary Mathematics (100 Question)

Time Duration- 2 Hours (Each Section)

2.   For admission to officers’ Training Academy:   


  • English (100 Question)
  • General Knowledge (100 Question)  

Time Duration- 2 Hours (Each Section)

Points to Remember-

  • The CDS exam will be conducted in offline mode i.e. Pen & Paper based mode.
  • Questions will be multiple choices in nature.
  • Questions paper will be available in both Hindi and English except the English section.
  • The penalty of 1/3rd marks will be imposed on the wrong attempt

Application fee

  • General / OBC – Rs. 200/-
  • SC/ST/Female – Rs. 0/-


vacancy Details-

  • Indian Military Academy (Dehradun) -100 Posts
  • Indian Naval Academy (Ezhimala) -45 Posts
  • Air force Academy (Hyderabad) -32 Posts
  • Officer’s Training Academy-225 Posts
  • Officers Training Academy (Chennai) -15 Posts

Age Limit-

  • Indian Military Academy (IMA): Unmarried male candidates, born between 2nd January 1996 to 1st January 2001 are eligible.
  • Indian Naval Academy (INA): Unmarried male candidates, born between 2nd January 1996 to 1st January 2001 are eligible.
  • Air Force Academy (AFA): The age of the candidate must be within 20 to 24 years as on crucial date i.e. 1st January 2020. Therefore, candidates born between 2nd January 1996 and 1st January 2000 are eligible to apply. Upper age limit for the candidates having current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA is relaxed up to 26 years, hence, such candidates must be born between 2nd January 1994 to 1st January 2000.

Note: Candidates below the age of 25 years must be unmarried and marriage is not allowed during the training period.

  • For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for Men): Unmarried male candidates, who are born between 2nd January 1995 to 1st January 2001 will be eligible to apply.
  • For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-technical Course): Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (having possession of divorce document) who have not remarried are eligible to apply. Such candidates must be born between 2nd January 1995 and 1st January 2001.


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