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UPSC CDS Recruitment

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2018 – Apply Online Now for CDS I Exam, View here complete detail about UPSC Combined Defence Services (CDS) 2018.

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2018: 414 Vacancies Available Apply Now

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2018: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has advertised a notification for the recruitment of 414 vacancies for Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2018 [Including SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course] various courses in Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Air Force academy.

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2018: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct Combined Defence Services (CDS) 2018. CDS will be held two times: CDS (I) 2018 on February 4, 2018, and CDS (II) 2018 on November 18, 2018. UPSC has released the notification for UPSC CDS I, and for CDS II notification will be released  in August 2018. Get here complete details of UPSC CDS 2018 including important dates and events, number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, application fee, application procedure, admit card, examination centres, result. Exams conducted by UPSC are quite tough to crack but with enough hard work and proper time management, the task is pretty achievable.

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2018: The Application forms for UPSC CDS 2018 Part-I is available now. Exam will take place on February 04, 2018. UPSC CDS 2018 Part-II exam will take place in the month of November, 2018. It will be a “Pen and Paper mode” test which consists of multiple choice questions.


UPSC CDS Recruitment: Description

Name of OrganizationUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Name of ExamCombined Defence Services (CDS)
No. of Vacancies 414 vacancies
Application Mode Online 
Last date to Apply4th December 2017
UPSC CDS Recruitment Official site

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2018: Important Dates

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2018: The “Combined Defence Services” Examination (CDS) is recruiting for job opportunities in Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The aspirants can apply online through official website Important UPSC CDS 2018 Dates are given below.
UPSC CDS (1) 2018
UPSC issues notification for CDS 108 Nov 2017
Last date to apply for Combined Defence Services 104 Dec 2017
Date of Examination04 Feb 2018
UPSC CDS (2) 2018 (Expected)
UPSC issues notification for CDS 2August 8, 2018
Last date to apply for Combined Defence Services 2September 3, 2018
Date of ExaminationNovember 18, 2018

UPSC CDS Recruitment: UPSC Vacancy Details

Total No of Posts: 414
Name of the Exam: Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2018 [Including SSC Women (Non- Technical) Course].

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2018: Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Air Force Academy, Hyderabad, Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai submit vacancies in courses to UPSC. Number of vacancies are issued with notification. The number of vacancies mentioned below are of previous year. The Name of the course and a corresponding number of vacancies that were last time are given below in the table:

S.No.Name of the CourseNumber of Vacancies
1Indian Military Academy, Dehradun150
2Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala45
3Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
4Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai225
5Officers Training Academy, Chennai11

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Age Limit

S.NoName of the Academy Age Limit
1.IMABorn not earlier than  02-01-1995 and not later than 01-01-2000.(Unmarried male candidates)
2.Indian Naval AcademyBorn not earlier than 02-01-1995 and not later than 01-01-2000.(Unmarried male candidates)
3.Air Force Academyage between 20-24 years as on 01-01-2019 (born not earlier than 02-01-1995 and not later than 01-01-1999). (Unmarried male candidates)
4.Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for Men)Born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2000 (Male Candidates (Married or Unmarried))
5.Officers Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course)Born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2000

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Age Relaxation

SC/ST/ExSM – 5 years
OBC – 3 years
PwD – 10 years

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Educational Qualification

  • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy- Aspirants must have a degree of a recognised University.
  • For Indian Naval Academy- You must have a degree in Engineering with a recognised University.
  • For Air Force Academy- A degree of a recognised University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level must be achieved.

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Educational Qualification

Let’s look at the pay scale of Army officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy.

  • Lieutant: 56,100-1,77,500 Rs
  • Captain: 6,13,00-1,93,900 Rs
  • Cadet Training Stipend: 56,100 Rs p.m.

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UPSC CDS Recruitment: Selection Process

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2018: Candidates will be selected based on SSB (Stage I & II). Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception, Description Test (PP&DT) (Stage I) & Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference (Stage II).

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Exam Pattern

UPSC CDS Recruitment: You will be selected for the UPSC recruitment for Medical Officers through Combined Medical Services examination. Once you qualify the written exam you will be called for SSB Interview round. Now let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for each course:

Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy & Air Force Academy:

English2 Hours100
2 Hours100
2 Hours100

Officers’ Training Academy:

English2 Hours100
2 Hours100

You should keep in mind that there will be negative marking for every wrong answer in the objective type question paper. One third (0.33) of marks will be deducted against 1 mark.

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Application Fee

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Appplicants required to pay Rs.200/- through the following modes and Female/ SC/ ST/ PH candidates are exempted from payment of fee.

1. Pay by cash Mode: Applicants required to pay the fee by cash Mode should print the system generated Pay in slip during Part II registration and deposit the money in any Branch of SBI on or before 03-12-2017 by 11:59 PM.
2. Net Banking Mode: Applicants required to pay the fee by using net banking facility of SBI.
3. Online Mode: Applicants required to pay the fee by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit card on or before 04-12-2017 till 06.00 PM.

UPSC CDS Recruitment: How to Apply

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Eligible Candidates can apply Online form the website on or before 04-12-2017 till 1800 hrs / 1800 hrs.

Instructions to Apply Online:
1. Before applying candidates have to scan photo and signature in .jpg format with file not exceeding 40 KB each and not less than 3 KB for Photo and 1 KB for Signature.
2. Candidates should have valid and active Email id.
3. Log on to the website
5. Select the appropriate Post and click on “Click Here (Part -I)”.
6. Fill all the mandatory fields like name, gender, etc and click on “Continue”.
7. System will generate Registration-Id, retain it for further use.
8. Make payment as mentioned in application fee and retain the details for entering in Part -II registration.
9. Again Relogin and click on “Click Here (Part-II)”.
10. Login by using Registration-Id & Date of Birth.
11. Fill all the required details and upload scanned photo and signature and click on “Submit” Button.
12. After submission of Online Application take print out of finally submitted application and retain it for future use.

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Important Links

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2018More Information
UPSC CDS Recruitment Official NotificationGet Details
UPSC CDS Recruitment Online ApplicationCLICK HERE
UPSC CDS Recruitment Official WebsiteCLICK HERE
UPSC CDS Recruitment CDS I Exam PatternGet Details
UPSC CDS Recruitment CDS I Exam SyllabusGet Details

UPSC CDS Recruitment: CDS Examination Centers

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2018: The Allotment of centers will be done on the basis of “first-apply-first-allot” and once the seat-allotment is completed in a particular center then the seat allotment will be frozen. The examination is looked forward to take place at following centers:

AgartalaGangtokPanaji (Goa)
AizawlImphalPort Blair