The "Combined Defence Services" (CDS) Examination is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the recruitment of candidates into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The UPSC will conduct the CDS exam twice a year in the month of February and September.
Candidates who aim to serve the nation by joining the defence forces can start applying for the CDS examination. In order to apply online for the CDS examination, candidates should meet all the eligibility requirements set by the Commission. The selection of the candidates will be based on the written examination followed by an interview for intelligence and personality test. The shortlisted candidates will be placed at the respective academies based on the preference and merit. Explore more details regarding the CDS (I) & (II) examination below.
|S No||Name of the Academy||City|
|1||Indian Military Academy||Dehradun|
|2||Indian Naval Academy||Ezhimala|
|3||Air Force Academy||Hyderabad|
|4||Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Men)||Chennai|
|5||Officers Training Academy (SSC Women)||Chennai|
|Exam||Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination|
|Organising body||Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)|
|Number of vacancies||400 (approximately)|
|Application fee||INR 200|
|Frequency||Twice a year|
|Selection process||Written test and SSB interview|
|Admit card mode||Online|
|Phone number (facilitation counter)||011-23098543/ 23385271/ 23381125/ 23098591|
The UPSC will release the CDS notification twice a year in the months of October and July. The recruitment notification will be released for around 400 vacancies. Aspirants should note that the number of vacancies in the notification is tentative and may be changed at any stage by Services.
Click here for CDS (I) 2019 notification (released on October 10, 2018)
Click here for CDS (II) 2019 notification (released on June 12, 2019)
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An applicant can be withdrawn the application form December 3, 2018, to December 10, 2018, till 6:00 pm.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.
The UPSC has released the CDS (II) 2019 exam recruitment notification on June 12. The notification was released for a total of 417 vacancies. The name of the notification is ''Combined Defence Service Examination (II), 2019 (Including SSC Women (Non-Technical Course).'' The online applications will be accepted until July 8, 2019. A Combined Defence Services Exam will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on September 8, 2019.
UPSC CDS 2020 Vacancies Details:
A Combined Defence Services Exam will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on September 8, 2019, for admission to the undermentioned courses:
Total No. of Posts: 417
Name of the Post: Combined Defence Service Examination (II), 2019 (Including SSC Women (Non-Technical Course)
i) Indian Military Academy, Dehradun - 149th (DE) Course commencing in July 2020 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC 'C' Certificate (Army Wing) holders] - 100 Vacancies (approx.)
ii) Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala - Course commencing in July 2020 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 2020 i.e. No. 206 F (P) Course - 32 Vacancies (approx.)
iv) Officers Training Academy, Chennai - 110th SSC (Men) (NT) Course communing in October 2020 - 255 Vacancies (including 50 vacancies for NCC ‘C’) (approx.)
v) Officers Training Academy, Chennai - 24th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in October 2020 - 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.
Annually, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam twice a year for recruitment into the defence forces. The CDS (I) 2019 exam was conducted on February 3. A total of 3,48,871 candidates registered for the examination.
The CDS examination consists of three sections, namely English Language, General Knowledge and Mathematics. The duration of each subject is two hours. The overall CDS (I) 2019 exam was rated between moderate and tough. Let's look at each section.
A total of 120 questions were asked for a total of 100 marks. Around 20 synonym and antonym questions were asked which are believed to be a bit tough. 10 questions each from the phrase rearrangement, fill in the blanks and sentence rearrangement. Around 20 questions from the reading comprehension, which were rated as moderate. Aspirants also found 20 questions on error detection which were difficult. After analysing the paper, more than 60 attempts in English will make chances bright.
This is a scoring section and many test takers find it easy to answer. The questions were from history, geography, economy and polity. Aspirants also found that questions from current affairs are easy. However, 27 questions from general science are moderate. One who has attempted more than 84 questions can be considered as a good attempt.
It consists of 100 questions with one mark each. Around 20 questions came from the number system. The geometry and area & perimeter questions were easy. Test takers also got questions from trigonometry, statistics, time and work, simple and compound interest, average, ratio and proportion, profit and loss, percentage and data interpretation. Candidates who have attempted more than 55 questions can be said to have made a good attempt.
The examination will be held at the following centres
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Combined Defence Services (CDS) (II) 2019 recruitment notification. Interested candidates who are aiming for a career in defence can start applying for the vacancies until July 8, 2019.
The recruitment notification was released for a total of 417 vacancies. The selected candidates will commence their course in the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy for both SSC Men and SSC Women.
The applications process will be available until July 8, 2019. The selection of the candidates will be based on the written examination followed by an SSB interview. The written examination will be held on September 8, 2019.12 June 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be releasing the Combined Defence Services (CDS) (II) notification 2019 on June 12. Candidates who are aspiring to join the defence forces can start applying online from the notification release date. Aspirants can apply online for CDS (II) until August 8, 2019.
The selection of the candidates will be based on the written examination followed by a personality test and interview. The written test will be held on September 8, 2019. Candidates who qualify in the written test and obtain the cut-off score will be called for SSB interview.
The selected candidates will be eligible for pursuing the courses in Indian Military Academy (Dehradun), Indian Naval Academy (Ezhimala), Air Force Academy (Hyderabad) and Officers’ Training Academy (Chennai) for both men and women.23 May 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared Combined Defence Services (CDS) I 2019 written exam results. Candidates who have appeared for the written examination on February 3, 2019, can visit the official site of UPSC to check their result.
A total of 7953 candidates are qualified for the next stage of the selection process, i.e., interview conducted by the Service Selection Board (SSB) of the Ministry of Defence. Candidates who have qualified in the written examination are required to register themselves on the Indian Army Recruiting website joinindianarmy.nic.in within two weeks of the announcement of written result. The selection centres and dates for SSB interview will be allotted accordingly.
The UPSC CDS (I) 2019 examination was announced to fill up 417 posts. The selected candidates will be placed in the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officer Training Academy.10 April 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the scores and other details of the willing non-qualified candidates of the Combined Defence Services (I) examination. The Commission released the scores and other details of the non-qualified willing candidates, who appeared in the final stage of an examination (SSB Interview). The CDS (I) 2018 final result was announced in February 2019.
Candidates can access the marks on the official website of the Commission. One should note that the marks will remain valid for one year from the date of disclosure. The Commission made it clear that no further responsibility or liability for the method and manner in which the above information related to candidates, is utilized by other private or public organizations.
The Commission conducts the CDS examination for admission to the Short Service Commission Course for men and women (non-technical).2 April 2019
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Combined Defence Services (CDS) (I) 2018 examination result. Candidates who have appeared for the examination can access the final result on the official website. A total of 172 candidates have been finalised for the CDS (I) 2018.
The shortlisted candidates will get admission to the Officers Training Academy, Chennai, for the 109th Short Service Commission Course (for Men) and Officers Training Academy, Chennai, the 23rd Short Service Commission Women (Non-Technical) Course, commencing in April 2019.
Candidates have to note that marks of the examination will be available within 15 days from the date of declaration of final results on the Commission’s website for 30 days. Aspirants may obtain any information/clarification regarding their examination on working days between 10.00 AM and 5.00 PM, in person or over telephone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125 and 011-23098543.4 February 2019