CDS 1 Notification – UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam Eligibility, Application, Syllabus, Question Papers

CDS Exam Details: Hello Readers!! Have you seen latest central govt jobs!! Hey, you hear good news i.e. CDS 1 Exam Notification Released right now @ The Union Public Service Commission has updated the UPSC CDS 2019 Apply Online form for the released vacancies of Army (IMA and OTA) Navy (INA) and Air Force (AFA).

CDS 1 Notification

Let us see CDS Exam Details about Eligibility Criteria, Application Fee, Selection Process, How to Register, Syllabus, Question Papers, and Admit Card Release Date etc from here.

CDS 1 Notification

Every year Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the CDS Exams twice. Combined Defence Services Exam (CDSE) is a written exam conducted for select officers for Army, Navy and Air Force. Candidates who want to make their career as govt sector can refer the CDS 1 Notification 2019.

Applicants who want to get admissions into AFA, OTA, IMA, INA may apply for CDS 1 Exam 2019 on or before the last date. For more Combined Defence Services Recruitment 2019 Details please scroll down the page.

Eligibility for CDS (I):

Educational Qualification:

For Indian Military Academy (IMA) and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA):

Candidates should completed Degree or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university

For Indian Naval Academy:

Candidates should completed Degree in Engineering (Unmarried male candidates are only eligible to Apply) from a recognized University/Institution.

For Air Force Academy:

Candidates should possess Degree (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering from a recognized University/Institute.

Age limit for CDS Exam:

As per official CDS 1 Notification 2019, Candidate’s age limit should be between 18 to 24 years. Age Relaxation will be applicable according to UPSC norms.

Selection Process for Combined Defence Services Recruitment:

Combined Defence Services Recruitment 2019 Selection Process may be Written Examination followed by Interview.

UPSC CDS I Application Form Fee:

  • For General & OBC candidates need to pay application fee of Rs. 200/-.
  • For SC/ST/Female candidates no need to pay any application fee
  • Applicants need to pay the application fee through online using Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card or through offline by depositing fee at any SBI Branch.

UPSC CDS Apply Online Procedure

  • Eligible candidate may apply online via official website of UPSC @
  • Click on the link of UPSC CDS 2019 Apply Online
  • After select Part 1 Registration for fill personal details.
  • After complete Part I registration, Click on Part II link and pay the fee
  • At last click on submit form.
  • Take a print out copy of it for future use

Important Dates:

Starting date of submission of application form: November 2018

Last Date for submission of application: December 2018

Date of CDS 1 Exam: February 2019

UPSC Combined Defence Services (1) Notification

CDS 1 Online Application Form

CDS Syllabus Download pdf

In this page we share link of CDS Syllabus Download pdf at bottom of this page. All Applicants can download UPSC CDS I Exam Pattern and Syllabus from online at official site i.e. Here is the entire information of UPSC CDS (I) Syllabus. After getting the topic wise syllabus start your preparation and complete the 1 week before the exam date. This is the right platform to collect the details of UPSC Combined Defence Services Syllabus Pdf.

CDS Exam Pattern

  • The CDS I Exam is of Objective type & it contains Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Duration of exam is 2 Hours.
  • Each paper is conducted for 100 marks.
  • There is a negative marking for each wrong answer.

For Indian Military Academy (IMA), Naval Academy (NA) and Indian Air Force Academy (AFA)

Subject/TopicsDurationMaximum Marks
General Knowledge2hours100
Elementary Mathematics2hours100

For Officer’s Training Academy (OTA):

Subject/TopicsDurationMaximum marks
General Knowledge2hours100

CDS Exam Question Papers

The CDS Exam Question Papers will helps to score more marks. Applicants who are desirous to get Previous Year Question Papers are supposed to download it from online website at These Solved Question Papers will help you to prepare for CDS 1 Examination. So, download model papers with solution from here.

UPSC CDS 1 Exam Centers

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizwal, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bareilly, Gangtok, Panaji (Goa), Hyderabad, Patna, Imphal, Port Blair, Itanagar, Raipur, Jaipur, Ranchi, Jammu, Sambalpur, Bhopal, Jorhat, Shillong, Chandigarh, Kochi, Shimla, Chennai, Kohima, Srinagar, Cuttack, Kolkata, Thiruvanathapuram, Dehradun, Lucknow, Tirupati, Delhi, Madurai, Udaipur, Dharwad, Mumbai, Vishakhapatnam, Dispur, Nagpur.

CDS 1 Admit Card

According to latest update released by UPSC i.e. CDS 1 Admit Card 2019 is published in the month of January. Every year thousands of aspirants appeared in Combined Defence Services 1 Examination to make career in this field. All candidates must download their UPSC CDS 1 Hall Ticket from the official website of UPSC i.e. or We have also updated the UPSC CDS Admit Card details on our site so, keep watch our site regularly. And we informed to all our users please check the printed details on admit card after download it. The details like Exam date, time, roll number, Date of birth, Examination venue address, Candidate Photo and signature etc.

UPSC CDS 1 Admit Card Pdf Download – Click Here


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