Latest Update: A new update has been released regarding the CDS 2023 Notification. The last date to apply online for CDS 2023 Exam is now been extended up to 12th January 2023 till 6:00 PM.

Further, it has to be noted by the candidates that UPSC will be conducting the CDS Exam twice a year to undertake the candidates who intend to make a career in Indian Air Force, Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Officer’s Training Academy. Now to know more details about the CDS 2023 Notification or UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2023 then scroll down to the next sections presented in this article.

CDS 1 2023 Notification – Information

Latest CDS 1 Exam 2023 Notification
Organization Name Union Public Service Commission
Exam Name Combined Defense Services Examination (I)
Total Vacancies 341
Application Starting date 21st December 2022
Application Closing Date 10th January 2023 12th January 2023
Application Mode Online
Category Central Government Jobs
Selection Process Written Test, Interview, Medical Examination
Job Location Across India
Official Site upsc.gov.in

CDS 1 2023 Notification – Last Date Extended Notice

UPSC CDS & NDA Application Last Date Extended Notice

CDS 1 2023 – Important Dates

Activity Dates
CDS 1 Notification 2023 Release Date 21st December 2022
CDS 1 2023 Online Registration Start Date 21st December 2022
CDS 2023 Online Application Form Submission Last Date 10th January 2023 12th January 2023
Online Applications can be withdrawn from 18th to 24th January 2023
UPSC CDS 1 Exam Date 2023 16th April 2023
UPSC CDS 1 Admit Card Release Date Three weeks before  the commencement of the examination
CDS 1 Result 2023 Release Date May 2023

UPSC CDS 1 2023 Vacancies

S.No Name of the Post Number of Posts
1. Indian Military Academy, Dehradun – 156th (DE) Course commencing in January, 2024 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders] 100
2. Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course commencing in January, 2024 Executive Branch (General Service)/ Hydro [including 06 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC Special Entry ) holders]. 22
3. Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in January, 2024 i.e. No. 215 F(P) Course. [including 03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry] 32
4. Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)— 119th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April, 2024 170
5. Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 33rd SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April, 2024 17
Total 341 Posts

UPSC CDS 1 Exam Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality: A candidate must be unmarried and must either be:
    • a Citizen of India, or
    • a subject of Nepal, or
    • 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 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Educational Qualifications

Candidates can check the educational qualifications that they possess in order to apply for UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2023 through this section.

  • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai — Degree from a recognized institute or university
  • For Indian Naval Academy— Degree in Engineering from a recognized institute or university
  • For Air Force Academy— Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and
    Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

UPSC CDS Exam Age Limit

  • For IMA – Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 2000
    and not later than 1st January 2005 only are eligible.
  • For Indian Naval Academy – Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than
    2nd January 2000 and not later than 1st January 2005 only are eligible.
  • For Air Force Academy – 20 to 24 years as on 1st January 2024 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 2000 and not later than 1st January 2004
  • For Officers’ Training Academy – (SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1999 and not later than 1st January 2005 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 are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1999 and not later than 1st January 2005.

UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2023 – Selection Process

  • Written Test
  • SSB Interview/ Personality Test
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination

UPSC CDS 1 Fee

Candidates (Except Female/ SC/ ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/ Master/ Rupay Credit/ Debit Card.

UPSC Pay Scale of Army Officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy

UPSC CDS Pay

How to Apply for UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2023?

  • Visit the official site @ upsc.gov.in.
  • The home page of the UPSC will be displayed.
  • Scroll down the home page till the Examination/ Recruitment appears.
  • Search for the UPSC Combined Defence Services I Exam Notification
  • Download the notification once you find it.
  • Check eligibility criteria and read instructions carefully.
  • If eligible, apply for the above-mentioned posts.
  • Candidates need to complete the submission process before the last date.

CDS 1 2023 Notification – Application Form

UPSC CDS 1 Application Form 2023 – Important Links
To Download The UPSC CDS 1 Exam Notification 2023 PDF Click Here
For UPSC CDS 1 Exam Registration Link  Click Here

CDS 1 Exam Pattern 2023

For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy

Name of the Subject Time Duration Number of Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 Hours 100
Total 300 Marks
Type of Examination: Objective Type Questions

For Admission to Officers Training Academy

Name of the Subject Time Duration Number of Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
Total 200 Marks
Type of Examination: Objective Type Questions

Note:

  • The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective-type questions only
  • The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.
  • Negative Marking – For every wrong answer 1/3 is the penalty

CDS 1 2023 Syllabus

Aspirants preparing for the UPSC CDS 1 Exam should make sure to check the syllabus to know what topics they should cover while preparing for the Combined Defense Services Examination (I). Basically, candidates can expect questions from subjects like English, General Knowledge, and Mathematics. Mathematics questions can be of Matriculation level. For more details do check the detailed syllabus from the below link.

★★ UPSC CDS 1 Exam Syllabus ★★

UPSC CDS 1 Admit Card 2023

Aspirants who will be appearing for the UPSC CDS 1 2023 Exam should compulsorily carry the CDS 2023 Admit Card without fail. Further, candidates can expect to download the CDS Exam Admit Card 2023 in the month of three weeks before the commencement of the examination March 2023 (Tentatively). Whereas, the CDS 2023 Exam is scheduled to be conducted on 16th April 2023.

CDS 1 Exam 2023 Result

Candidates who have given their CDS 1 2023 Exam should check their results on the official website. The candidates who will be shortlisted for the next round in selection process can be known through this CDS Exam 2023 Result. Few days after your exam completion your results will be made available on the official website @ upsc.gov.in or you can get your results through our portal.

In the above sections, we have provided information about the official UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2023 Notification. Keep on visiting this site @ kashmirstudentalerts regularly for the latest job notifications.