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UPSC CDS 1 2019

Get the direct link to Apply for UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination! Union service public commission is going to conduct the UPSC CDS 1 2019 for recruiting officer in Indian armed forces. Candidates must check the below required eligibility criteria and apply for UPSC CDS 1 Application form.

UPSC CDS 1 2019 Registration is divided into two stages i.e. PART-I & PART-II. By visiting, you may register for UPSC CDS 1Exam. Applicants may fill UPSC CDS Application Form latest by 26-11-2018. Online Application has been started from 31.10.2018.

According to the latest job Notification, Combined Defence Services Examination is scheduled to be held on 03-02-2019 at various exam centres. Those who pass all the stages of the examination will be recruited to Army, Naval and Air Headquarters.

All details for UPSC CDS 1 2019 Notification such as UPSC CDS 1 Last Date, eligibility, test cities & others is listed on this page prepared by team of


UPSC CDS 1 2019 Short Overview:

Name of Condcuting Body Union service public commission
Exam Name UPSC CDS 1 Exam
No. of posts 417
Starting Date for Apply Online 31.10.2018
Last Date for Apply Online 26.11.2018
Official Site
Mode of Application Online


UPSC CDS Vacancy Details:

Course name Number of vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun(148th (DE) Course commencing in January, 2020 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders] 100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course commencing in January, 2020 Executive (General Service)/Hydro [including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders (Naval Wing)] 45
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in January, 2020 i.e. No. 207 F(P) Course. [03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry] 32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)— 111th SSC (Men) Course (NT) commencing in April, 2020 [(i) 171 vacs for SSC (Men) 225
Officers Training Academy, Chennai—25th  SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course  commencing in April, 2020. 15
Total 417


Required Eligibility for UPSC CDS 1 2019:

Nationality criteria: The candidate must be:

(i)citizen of India, or

(ii)subject of Bhutan, or

(iii)subject of Nepal

(iv)Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(v)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.


Educaational Qualification:

UPSC CDS Eligibility Norms are well prescribed here. The qualification required for all the three service is different.

Category CDS 1 Qualification
I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
Indian Naval Academy Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
Air Force Academy Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering


Important Note for Eligibility:

Those who are studying in the final year/semester Degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination are also eligible.


UPSC CDS 1 Age Limit:

Category Age Limit as per UPSC CDS 1 2019 Notice
Indian Military Academy  20-25 years
Indian Naval Academy  20-24 years
Indian Airforce Academy  20-25 years
Officer’s Training Academy (Unmarried Women)  20-25 years
Officer’s Training Academy (Unmarried Men)  20-25 years


Age Norms:

Category Age Norms
I.M.A. Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1996 and not later than 1st January, 2001
Indian Naval Academy Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2 nd January, 1996 and not later than 1st January, 2001
Air Force Academy 20 to 24 years as on 1st January, 2020 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1996 and not later than 1st January, 2000
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2001
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



Application Fee:

General: Rs.200/-

Female/SC/ST candidates: Exempted

Payment Mode fee:

Fee must be paid by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.


UPSC CDS Pay Scale:

After appointment, selected aspirants receive impressive amount of UPSC CDS Officer Salary as listed here.

Rank Pay Band (INR)
Lt. to Major 15,600-39,100 (PB-3)
Lt. Col. to Major Gen. 37,400-67,000 (PB-4)
Lt. Gen. HAG Scale 67,000/- (annual increment @ 3%) – 79.000
HAG Scale (Admissible to 1/3rd of total strength of Lt. Gens) 75,500/- (annual increment @ 3%) – 80,000
VCO / AS / Army Cdr / Lt Gen (NFSG) 80,000/- (Fixed)
COAS 90,000/- (Fixed)


CDS Officers’ Allowances:

Brigadier and above INR 10,500/-

Major to Colonel INR 14,000/-

Captain and Equivalent INR 11,000/-

and Equivalent INR 9,000/-


Selection Process:

The selection process comprises of the following phases:

  • Written Examination
  • Interview and Personality Test
  • Medical Fitness Test
  • After successfully completion of CDS I 2019, Services Selection Board will organize SSB interview & personality test.


UPSC CDS 1 Exam Pattern 2019:

UPSC CDS Exam Pattern will guide you in knowing structure of paper.

  • CDS 2019 exam will be organized offline mode.
  • Language of question paper will be English and Hindi.
  • The paper will consist of objective type questions from English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics.
  • For admission in IMA, INA and IFA, question paper will be of 300 marks.
  • Paper of Officers’ Training Academy will be of 200 marks.
  • There will be negative marking for wrong answers. So, avoid making wild guesses.

For Admission in IMA/ INA and AFA:

Paper Name of the Subject Duration of exam Total Marks
Paper I English 120 minutes (2 hours) 100 marks
Paper II General Knowledge 100 marks
Paper III Elementary Mathematics 100 marks
Total 300 marks

For Admission in Officers Training Academy:

Paper Name of the Subject Duration of exam Total Marks
Paper I English 120 minutes (20 hours) 100 marks
Paper II General Knowledge 100 marks



UPSC CDS 1 Exam Centres 2019:

CDS examination will be conducted in various cities:

Sr. No. Cities Sr. No. Cities
1 Agartala 22 Kochi
2 Ahmedabad 23 Kohima
3 Aizwal 24 Kolkata
4 Allahabad 25 Lucknow
5 Bengaluru 26 Madurai
6 Bareilly 27 Mumbai
7 Bhopal 28 Nagpur
8 Chandigarh 29 Panaji
9 Chennai 30 Patna
10 Cuttack 31 Port Blair
11 Dehradun 32 Raipur
12 Delhi 33 Ranchi
13 Dharwad 34 Sambalpur
14 Dispur 35 Shillong
15 Gangtok 36 Shimla
16 Hyderabad 37 Srinagar
17 Imphal 38 Thiruvananthapuram
18 Itanagar 39 Tirupati
19 Jaipur 40 Udaipur
20 Jammu 41 Visakapatnam
21 Jorhat


How to Fill UPSC CDS 1 Online Application Form?

  • First of all interested applicants are required to visit
  • This will take you to the new page where you will see information about CDS 1 Examination 2019 and you are required to press “Click Here for PART I/Click Here for PART II” link.
  • Read all the notification carefully and click on application form link.
  • Now you have to fill the required details carefully without any mistakes.
  • Then recheck the enter details, make the payment of application fee and then press “Continue” button for the submission of CDS 1 online Application Form.
  • At last take a printout of your CDS 1 2019 Application Form for future use.



UPSC CDS 1 2019 Dates:

Events UPSC CDS 1 Dates
Date of Notification 31-10-2018
Online Applications can be filled upto 26-11-2018
Online Applications can be withdrawn 03-12-2018  to 10-12-2018
UPSC CDS 1Exam Date 03-02-2019
Duration of Examination One Day


Important Link:

UPSC CDS 1 Notification Click Here
UPSC CDS 1 Online Application Form Click here
Official Site Click here
Pay Exam Fee Click here
View/ Re-print form Click Here


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