CDS 1 Notification 2023

CDS 1 Notification 2023 pdf Out for 341 Posts, Online Application Form

CDS 1 Notification 2023

CDS 1 Notification 2023 pdf Out for 341 Posts, Online Application Form

Every year UPSC conducts CDS Exam twice a year for candidates who wish to begin their career in the Indian Air Force, Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Officer’s CDS 1 Notification 2023

Training Academy. The candidates qualifying for the written test will be called for an interview round and a medical examination for final selection. In this article,

we have covered every detail of the CDS Exam 2023, including important dates, eligibility, vacancies, exam pattern, syllabus, selection process, and more. CDS 1 Notification 2023

Union Public Service Commission has announced the important dates for UPSC CDS 2023 for Combined Defence Service Examination (I) at on through UPSC Calendar 2023.

CDS 1 Notification 2023

The detailed advertisement and Official notification for the CDS (I) 2023 Examination for 341 vacancies has been released today i.e. 21st December 202 containing all the necessary details for the exam including vacancies, important dates, CDS 1 Notification 2023

steps to apply, and other details. As the CDS 1 notification has been released for the Course commencing in January 2024 on, we have provided the direct link to download CDS Notification 2023 here.

CDS Exam 2023- Summary

Go through the glimpse of the UPSC CDS 2 Exam from the below table and know everything about the examination. CDS 1 Notification 2023

The male & female candidates who are seeking this opportunity to be a part of the prestigious Defence Academy must bookmark this page to get notified with every latest update.

CDS 2023 Exam Overview
Organization Union Public Service Commission
Exam Name Combined Defence Service Examination (I) 2023
CDS 1 Vacancies 341
Mode of Application Online
Online Registration 21st December 2022 to 10th January 2023
Selection Process Written Test- Interview- Medical Examination
Language of Written Exam Bilingual
Mode of Examination Offline
Type of Questions Multiple-choice questions
Eligibility Unmarried Males & Females
CDS Exam Duration 2 hours (each paper)
Marking Scheme 1/3 for each incorrect answer
Job Location All Over India
Official Website

CDS Exam Date 2023

UPSC has released the CDS exam dates 2023 for CDS I & II exams along with the UPSC Calendar 2023. As per the calendar, the CDS I 2023 Online Registration is to be commenced from 21st December 2022 to 10th January 2023 CDS 1 Notification 2023

. Check all the important dates for the CDS 2023 exam and set your reminder so you don’t miss any dates.

CDS 2023- Important Dates
Events CDS 1 Dates CDS 2 Dates
CDS 2023 Notification Release Date 21st December 2022 17th May 2023
Online Registration Start Date 21st December 2022 17th May 2023
Online Registration End Date 10th January 2023 06th June 2023
Online Application Withdrawn 18th to 24th January 2023 To be notified
CDS Admit Card Release Date March 2023 August 2023
CDS Exam Date 2023 16th April 2023 03rd September 2023
CDS Answer Key 2023 (Unofficial) 16th April 2023 03rd September 2023
CDS Result 2023 May 2023 September 2023
Interview Dates To be notified To be notified
Final Result To be notified To be notified

CDS Vacancy 2023

The fresh vacancies to be recruited through CDS-I 2023 examination for the course commencing in January 2024 has been announced along with the official CDS 1 Notification 2023

CDS 1 Notification 2023. This year, 341 vacancies are announced for Indian Air Force, Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Officer’s Training Academy. Have a look at the Vacancy distribution.

CDS 1 Vacancy 2023
Name of the academy Number of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala 22
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) SSC Men 170
Officers Training Academy, Chennai SSC Women 17
Total Vacancies 339

CDS Exam 2023 Online Application

The online registration procedure for the CDS I Exam 2023 has been started from 21st December 2022 onwards. The Online Applications can be filled up to 10th January 2023 till 6:00 pm. The aspirants interested in the vacancies  CDS 1 Notification 2023

must apply much before the last date to avoid any last-minute hassle. The direct link for CDS 1 2023 registration has been made available here, all eligible candidates can apply online for the CDS I exam 2023 by clicking on the link given below.

CDS Exam 2023 Application Fee

The examination fee for the CDS 2023 Exam is Rs. 200/- for all categories except SC/ST/Females (exempted from fee payment).  CDS 1 Notification 2023

The payment can be done through online/offline mode (Net Banking, Mastercard/Debit Card or cash deposit in any branch of SBI Bank.)

Steps to Fill CDS 2023 Exam Registration Form

CDS 1 Notification 2023

Follow the steps mentioned below to complete your CDS exam Registration process.

Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC i.e. or directly apply from the above link.

Step 2: On the homepage, click on Examination >> Active Examinations >> Online Application For UPSC CDS 1 Exam.

Step 3: Click on “Part-1” against Combined Defence Examination (I) 2023

Step 4: Read all the instructions carefully and proceed by clicking on “Yes”

Step 5: You will be redirected to a new page, start filling in your details correctly.

Step 6: Select your preferences carefully and continue to Part II.

Step 7: Pay the required application fee through online/offline mode as discussed above.

Step 8: Select the desired examination center from the list.

Step 9: Upload scanned documents as required in the application form.

Step 10: Check all the details and click on “Submit”. Download a copy of the application form for future reference. CDS 1 Notification 2023

CDS Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must meet the eligibility standards as set by the Union Public Service Commission for defence recruitment. Check detailed eligibility (nationality, education, age, marital status, sex) from below. CDS 1 Notification 2023

CDS Nationality

A candidate should hold The Citizenship of India, subject of Nepal/Bhutan, or Tibetan refugee who had been migrated to India before January 01, 1962, with the intention of Permanent Settle

, or An individual of Indian Origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire & Vietnam for permanent settle purpose in India. CDS 1 Notification 2023

CDS Education Qualification

For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy – The candidate should have a graduation degree (any subject) from a recognized University or equivalent. CDS 1 Notification 2023

For Indian Naval Academy– The candidate should have completed their Graduation in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.

For Air Force Academy– The candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

CDS Age Limit (as on 01/01/2024)

The candidate should fall in the age group of 20 to 24 years. The detailed age limit details will be mentioned on the official notification pdf. CDS 1 Notification 2023

CDS Marital Status

• For Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, only Unmarried males are eligible to apply for CDS Exam

• For Indian Air Force Academy, both married and unmarried males can apply, however marriage during the training is not permitted

• For Officer Training Academy, unmarried males & females can apply for CDS Exam. CDS 1 Notification 2023

CDS Exam 2023 Selection Procedure

The recruitment of AFA, IMA, INA & Officers Training Academy posts will be conducted on the basis of:

1. Written Exam

2. SSB Interview/Personality Test

3. Document Verification

4. Medical Examination CDS 1 Notification 2023

CDS Exam 2023 Exam Pattern

The candidates have to clear CDS Written Examination to get selected for the interview round. Check the exam pattern for each position below.

• There will be Multiple-Choice Questions in each paper

• The question paper for General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set in Hindi as well as English

• There will be a penalty of 1/3 marks for a wrong answer

• Duration of each exam is separate i.e. 2 hours. CDS 1 Notification 2023

CDS 1 Notification 2023

For Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy
SNo Subject Maximum Marks Duration
1 English 120 2 hours
2 General Knowledge 120 2 hours
3 Elementary Mathematics 100 2 hours
For Officers’ Training Academy
SNo Subject Maximum Marks Duration
1 English 100 2 hours
2 General Knowledge 100 2 hours

Note The maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted CDS 1 Notification 2023

to the written examination and to the interviews will be 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy respectively.

CDS Exam 2023 Syllabus

The aspirants preparing for CDS Exam must be familiar with the detailed syllabus and must prepare according to that only. CDS 1 Notification 2023

The standard of Elementary Mathematics in the CDS Exam will be of Matriculation level. However, for other subjects, the difficulty level will of graduation level.

A syllabus is important so that candidates do not miss out on any important topic for the upcoming UPSC CDS Exam. To ace the exam, click on the below link and get the detailed syllabus for Combined Defence Services Examination.

CDS Exam 2023 Admit Card

The admit card for the CDS I exam 2023 will be released in March 2023 for the written exam to be held on 16th April 2023. CDS 1 Notification 2023

The candidates must download their call letter much before the exam date to avoid the last-minute rush. It is mandatory to carry the hard copy of admit card to the exam hall.

CDS Exam 2023 Result

After the successful conduction of the written exam, UPSC will be announcing the result for the shortlisted candidates for the interview round. The result for each stage will be released separately. CDS 1 Notification 2023

Steps to check CDS Result 2023

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC
  2. On the homepage, click on the “Written Result” tab
  3. A new page will open on your window with the result pdf
  4. Click “CTRL+F” and check your roll number in the pdf
  5. If the name exists in the pdf, the details for the interview round will be sent to you shortly.

CDS 2023 Cut-Off

UPSC releases cut-off marks for CDS Exam on its official website. The candidates must score the minimum qualifying marks (i.e. 20 marks minimum in each subject) CDS 1 Notification 2023

and for selection must score more than the cut-off marks. UPSC releases CDS written exam cut-off and final cut-off separately. Check the previous year’s cut-off marks for your reference.

CDS 1 Cut Off 2021
Category Written Cut Off Final Cut Off
IMA ( Indian Military Academy) 145 268
INA (Indian Naval Academy) 136 260
AFA (Air Force Academy) 158 281
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) Men 107 189
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) Women 107 191

CDS 2023 Exam Centre

The Combined Defence Services Examination- I will be held at various centres. The candidate has to choose their preferred centre while filling their CDS 1 Notification 2023

CDS 1 application form. Below are the centres that were notified in the previous notification, any addition or subtraction to the centres will be notified here.

CDS 2023 Exam Centre
Agartala Ghaziabad Panaji (Goa)
Agra Gorakhpur Patna
Ajmer Gurgaon Port Blair
Ahmedabad Gwalior Prayagraj (Allahabad)
Aizawl Hyderabad Puducherry
Aligarh Imphal Pune
Almora (Uttarakhand) Indore Raipur
Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh) Itanagar Rajkot
Aurangabad Jabalpur Ranchi
Bengaluru Jaipur Sambalpur
Bareilly Jammu Shillong
Bhopal Jodhpur Shimla
Bilaspur Jorhat Siliguri
Chandigarh Kochi Srinagar
Chennai Kohima Srinagar (Uttarakhand)
Coimbatore Kolkata Thane
Cuttack Kozhikode Thiruvananthapuram
Dehradun Leh Tiruchirapalli
Delhi Lucknow Tirupati
Dharwad Ludhiana Udaipur
Dispur Madurai Varanasi
Faridabad Mumbai Vellore
Gangtok Mysore Vijayawada
Gaya Nagpur Visakhapatnam
Gautam Buddh Nagar Navi Mumbai Warangal

CDS Exam 2023: FAQs

Q1: When will CDS 2023 Exam to be conducted? CDS 1 Notification 2023

Q2. How many vacancies will be announced for the CDS I 2023 exam?

Ans. This year 341 vacancies for the CDS I 2023 Exam has been announced along with the CDS 1 notification.

Q3: Is there any physical test for CDS Examination?

Ans: No, particular physical test will be conducted, but the candidates have to undergo a medical examination.

Q4: What is the selection procedure for UPSC CDS 2023?

Ans. CDS has two stages of the selection process – written exam and the SSB Interview.

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