The "Combined Defence Services" (CDS) Examination is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy.
The UPSC has released the notification for the Combined Defence Services Examination (II) 2018. The notification for these two examinations is usually released in the month of August and November and the examinations are conducted in the month of February and November.
Those Candidates qualified in the written exam. Then they are shortlisted for an interview by a Services Selection Board which evaluates a candidate's suitability for a career in the Indian Armed Forces. Applications are invited from eligible candidates; the last date of application is September 3, 2018, (6:00 PM).
All the interested and eligible candidates must go through the important details regarding CDS 2018 and start applying for the same.
The UPSC has released the official notification of CDS (I) 2019 examination. The online applications can be filled up to November 26, 2018, till 6:00 pm.
An applicant can be withdrawn the application form December 3, 2018, to December 10, 2018, till 6:00 pm. Aspirants are required to apply online using the official link www.upsconline.nic.in
The candidates applying for the examination must fulfil all the eligibility criteria for admission to the examination. The CDS (I) 2019 examination will be held on February 3, 2019, for admissions to the below-mentioned courses in the notification.
INR 200 (excepting Female/SC/ST candidates)
The examination will be held at the following centres:
The CDS (II) is going to be conducted on November 18, 2018, and the last date for applications on September 3, 2018, up to 6:00 PM.
UPSC CDS 2018 Vacancies Details:
A Combined Defence Services Exam will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 18th November 2018 for admission to the undermentioned courses:
Total No. of Posts: 414 (Approx.)
Name of the Post: Combined Defence Service Examination (II), 2018 (Including SSC Women (Non-Technical Course)
i) Indian Military Academy, Dehradun - 147th (DE) Course commencing in July 2019 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC 'C' Certificate (Army Wing) holders] - 100 Vacancies (approx.)
ii) Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala - Course commencing in July 2019 Executive (General Service) (including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC 'C' Certificate holders (Naval Wing) - 45 Vacancies (approx.)
iii) Air Force Academy, Hyderabad - (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July 2019 i.e. No. 206 F (P) Course - 32 Vacancies (approx.)
iv) Officers Training Academy, Chennai - 110th SSC (Men) (NT) Course communing in October 2019 - 255 Vacancies (including 50 vacancies for NCC ‘C’) (approx.)
v) Officers Training Academy, Chennai - 24th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in October 2019 - 12 Vacancies
A candidate must be either:
(i) a Citizen of India, or
(ii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan, or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or from Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Note: Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live with family out of the premises.
The online registration for the Combined Defence Services 2019 (CDS I) is all set to end on November 26, 2018. Interested candidates who have not yet applied for the examination are advised to apply early to avoid the last-minute rush.
This year, the notification was released for a total of 417 vacancies. The selected candidates will be granted admission to Indian Military Academy Dehradun, Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala, Air Force Academy Hyderabad, Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) and Officers Training Academy, Chennai.
In order to apply for the IMA and OTA, candidates should possess a bachelor degree. An engineering degree is required for Indian Naval Academy. However, science graduates and engineers are eligible to apply for Air Force Academy. To know more about the eligibility criteria, click here.
The UPSC CDS I 2019 will be conducted on February 3. The exam consists of subjects such as English, general knowledge, elementary mathematics.23 November 2018
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the final result for Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination (I) 2018. Candidates who have appeared for the examination can check their results on the official website of UPSC.
The CDS (I) 2018 written examination was held on February 4, 2018, followed by the Services Selection Board (SSB) test. The total number of candidates who qualified in the written test are 2778 to the Indian Military Academy, 1720 to the Indian Naval Academy and 623 to the Air Force Academy. The number of candidates who finally qualified are those after the SSB test conducted by Army Head Quarters.
A total of 100 candidates have qualified in the selection process conducted by the UPSC and SSB interviews. Out of 100, 60 candidates will be appointed under the Indian Military Academy, 33 under the Indian Naval Academy and 07 under the Air Force Academy.
The marks of the candidates will be available on the website after completion of its complete process, i.e., after the declaration of final result of Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) for Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2018.9 November 2018
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the recruitment notification for Combined Defence Services (CDS) – I, 2019. The exam is conducted twice a year for the recruitment of candidates to defence forces that include the various disciplines like the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. Interested candidates can register for the exam until November 26, 2018.
The notification was released for a total of 417 vacancies. Here are the vacancy details for each course.
|Name of the Course||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]
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
Course commencing in January, 2020
Executive (General Service)/ Hydro
[including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders (Naval Wing)]
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad
(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in January, 2020
[03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry]
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)
111th SSC (Men) Course (NT) commencing in April, 2020
[(i) 171 vacancies for SSC (Men) (NT) UPSC, (ii) 04 vacancies for JAG (Men) (NT) April, 2020 Non UPSC and (iii) 50 vacancies for NCC Special entry Non UPSC].
Officers Training Academy, Chennai
25th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April, 2020
Candidates need to meet all the eligibility requirements set by the UPSC to apply online for the CDS I 2019. The educational requirements vary from one course to another. Click here to read the complete details of the eligibility criteria.31 October 2018
The notification for this entrance examination is usually released twice a year and the first notification was released on October 31, 2018, whereas the second notification is going to be released on June 12, 2019.
The examination for CDS (I) will be held on February 03, 2019, and for CDS (II) the exam will be conducted on September 08, 2019. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.
Verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents is taken up only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test.
|Last Date For CDS (I) 2019 to fill the online application form||November 26, 2018, up to 6:00 PM|
|Last Date For CDS (II) 2019 to fill the online application form||July 08, 2019, up to 6:00 PM|
The CDS (II) is going to be conducted on November 18, 2018. The examination comprises written test and intelligence & personality test. Click here to know more about the scheme and pattern of the examination.
If the candidates have the doubt regarding any guidance/information/clarification in their applications, candidature etc. candidates can directly contact UPSC’s facilitation counter near Gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over telephone No. 011 - 23385271 / 011 - 23381125 / 011 - 23098543 on working days between 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The examination will be held at the following centres:
|City Names||City Names||City Names|
The centres and dates of holding the examination as mentioned are liable to be changed at the discretion of the commission. The candidates should note that no request for change of the centres will be entertained.31 October 2018
The Union Public Service Commission has released the admit cards for CDS-II (Combined Defence Services) examination which will take place on November 18, 2018. Candidates who registered for this examination can download the admit card from the official website. The UPSC will conduct the CDS-II Exam at 41 test centres spread across the country.
Steps To Download The UPSC CDS-II Admit Card
Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC
Step 2: Click on the link ''e-Admit Card – CDS Examination (II) 2018'' located on the homepage
Step 3: Click on the link available in the download section.
Step 4: Submit your details to download the admit card
Step 5: Take a printout of the admit card along with the instructions
Candidates should download their e‐admit card only from the official website. The registered candidates who had an issue with regards to accessing the CDS-II admit cards should contact the commission immediately. Aspirants can call on 011‐23385271, 011‐23381125 and 011‐23098543 for any queries or send a fax to 011‐23387310. To know more about the CDS admit card, click here.
Combined Defence Services (CDS) is held twice a year for admissions to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. The selection of the candidates will be based on sections such as English, general knowledge and elementary mathematics. To know more about the CDS exam pattern, click here.25 October 2018
The Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) II exams are knocking on the door and candidates need to prepare themselves with utmost diligence. Here are a few examination preparation tips which will help you ace the exams. CareerIndia also has all the previous year question papers which can be downloaded here for practicing for your exams and also know if your time management is perfect
Click here to read all the fool-proof preparation tips alongside few points to remember for the last minute preparation.16 October 2018
The official notification of CDS (II) exam has been released on August 8, 2018. Therefore, the last date to submit the application form through online on September 03, 2018, up to 6:00 PM. Click here to know the registration procedure & application fees.27 August 2018
The Union Public Service Commission has opened the application process for the Combined Defence Services Exam II. The selection of candidates for this service will be through a written test held on Nov 18, 2018. Click here to read the details.9 August 2018