CDS Exam 2024: Dates, Syllabus, Registration, and Preparation Tips

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OVERVIEW OF CDS EXAM DETAILS

 

UPSC COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES (I) EXAM 2024-

 

UPSC-CDS (I) 2024 Exam applications can only be submitted online.

For office student recruitment in the Army, Navy, and Air Force, the UPSC-CDS exam is conducted twice a year.

The Service Selection Board conducts interviews with candidates who pass the CDS written test, and if they are ultimately chosen, according on their merit score and list ranking, they then get assigned to one of the following institutes for orientation training:

 

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai SSC Women (Non-Technical)

 

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COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES (I) EXAMINATION–IMPORTANT DATES

 

Particulars 

Details

Organization

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) 

Exam Name

Combined Defence Services Examination(II)2023

Exam Level

National

Exam frequency

Twice a year

CDS 1 Vacancy

457

Mode of Application

Online

Mode of Examination

Offline

Time duration of Exam

Two hours

Language of question paper

English and Hindi

Application Fee

INR 200/-

Exam Purpose

To select candidates as Commissioned Officers in the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force

Types of Question

Multiple choice questions

Marking Scheme

1/3 for each incorrect answer

No of the test cities

41

Official Website

upsc.gov.in

 

Women candidates are eligible for CDS OTA (Officers Training Academy, Chennai)

 

The first three institutes will offer permanent commission to those who register. Officers Training Academy graduates will receive a short service commission. When completing the online application forms, all applicants have to confirm their choices.

 

CDS 1 Vacancies 2024

 

Along with the official CDS 1 Notification 2024, fresh vacancies that will be filled through the CDS-I 2024 test for the course starting in May 2024 will be released. 457 openings for the Indian Air Force, Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Officer's Training Academy have been made public this year through CDS 1 Notification. Look at the distribution of vacancies.

 

CDS 1 2024 Vacancy

Name of the academy

Number of Vacancies

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

100

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

32

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad

32

Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) SSC Men

275

Officers Training Academy, Chennai SSC Women

18

Total Vacancies

457

 

Note- Commission may decide to change the examination's date, which is stated above.

The number of vacancies shown above is descriptive and subject to change by Services H. Q. at any time.

 

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CDS 1 EXAMINATION SCHEME 2024

 

The CDS 1 Competitive examination comprises:

(a) CDS Written examination

(b) CDS Interview for intelligence and personality test of such candidates as may be called for interview at one of the Services Selection Centres.  

The subjects of the CDS written examination as follows:


For Admission to CDS Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:—


1. English
2. General Knowledge
3. Elementary Mathematics


For Admission to CDS Officers Training Academy:-


1. English
2. General Knowledge 

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR CDS 1 2024 APPLICATION FORMS:

 

Candidates must use the website to submit their online CDS application forms.

Detailed instructions are available on the above-mentioned UPSC website

A CDS application cannot be submitted in any other way.

 

CDS Application Fee 2024:

 

You can pay the application fees both offline and online.

The exam fee may be paid in cash at any SBI branch, online through the bank's net banking service, or with any VISA, Mastercard, credit card, or debit card.

 

Category

Fees (In INR)

General/OBC

200

SC/ST/Sons of JCOs, NCOs, ORs

Nil

 

CDS EXAMINATION CENTERS 2024:

 

More than 70 places offer the CDS exam. Choosing a desired exam city is a requirement for candidates when filling out the application. Candidates are assigned exam locations according to the first-to-apply rule. Below is a list of the cities hosting CDS exam.

 

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

Anantpur (Andhra Pradesh)

Itanagar

Rajkot

Aurangabad

Jabalpur

Ranchi

Bengaluru

Jaipur

Sambalpur

Bareilly

Jammu

Shillong

Bhopal

Jodhpur

Shimla

Bilaspur

Jorhat

Siligudi

Chandigarh

Kochi

Srinagar

Chennai

Kohima

Srinagar (Uttarakhand)

Coimbatore

Kolkata

Thane

Cuttack

Kozhikode (Calicut)

Thiruvananthapuram

Dehradun

Leh

Tiruchirapalli

Delhi

Lucknow

Tirupati

Dharwad

Ludhiana

Udaipur

Dispur

Madurai

Varanasi

Faridabad

Mumbai

Vellore

Gangtok

Mysore

Vijayawada

Gaya

Nagpur

Vishakhapatnam

Gautam Buddh Nagar

Navi Mumbai

Warangal

 

FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION OF CDS 1 2024 -

 

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https://upsc.gov.in/ 

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