UPSC CDS 2022: CDS 2 Notification and CDS 1 Result OUT

Combined Defence Services Exam 2022 ( CDS )

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Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on May 18, 2022 18:37 IST

CDS 2 Exam 2022: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year conducts CDS exam twice a year for candidates who wish to make their career in defence forces-Army, Navy and Air Force. Combined Defence Services Examination is conducted for admission to the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA).

CDS selection process comprises two stages-written exam and SSB interview. Final selection of candidates is done based on the performance in both the stages. After completing training at IMA, INA, AFA and OTA, candidates are selected for the post of Lieutanant. The stipend paid to the candidates during training is INR 56,100. In this article, we have covered every details for CDS 2022 including important dates, eligibility, vacancies, exam pattern, syllabus, selection process and more. 

UPSC has announced the important dates for UPSC CDS 2 2022 through UPSC Calendar 2022. CDS 2 2022 notification has been released on May 18. The application form is available from May 18 to June 7. CDS 2 2022 is scheduled to be conducted on September 4, 2022 (Sunday). 

CDS 1 result 2022 for written exam has been announced on May 18. Qualified candidates of the written exam will appear for SSB interview for admission to Indian Miltary Academy, Dehradun, Air Force Academy, Hyderabad, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala courses commencing in January 2023 and Officers' Training Academy (OTA) commenceing in April 2023. 

CDS 2023 dates have been announced through UPSC Calendar 2023. CDS 1 notification 2023 will be released on December 21, 2022 and the written exam will be conducted on April 16. CDS 2 notification 2023 will be released on May 17, 2023 and the exam will be conducted on September 3, 2023.

What is CDS Exam?

Combined Defence Services Examination, commonly known as CDS, is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment of Commissioned Officers in the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force. The exam is held twice a year, usually in February and September. Every year, a large number of candidates appear for the national-level defence entrance examination. In 2020, a total of 2,343,43 candidates had applied for the exam, out of which 1,182,50 candidates had appeared. The selection of candidates is based on the written exam followed by SSB Interview for intelligence and personality test. Shortlisted candidates are placed at the following academies based on their preferences and merit.

Academy State/City
Indian Military Academy  Dehradun
Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala
Air Force Academy Hyderabad
Officers' Training Academy (SSC Men) Chennai
Officers' Training Academy (SSC Women) Chennai

What is CDS 1 & 2 Exams?

CDS 1 exam is conducted for the courses commencing at Indian Miltary Academy, Dehradun, Air Force Academy, Hyderabad, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala in January as well as Officers Training Academy, Chennai courses starting in April. CDS 2 exam is conducted for the courses commencing at Indian Miltary Academy, Dehradun, Air Force Academy, Hyderabad, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala in July and Officers Training Academy, Chennai courses starting in October 2023.

Latest News:

May 18: CDS 1 Result 2022 for Written Exam Declared; 6622 Qualify for SSB Interview

May 18: CDS 1 2021 Marks of Non-Recommended Candidates Released

May 18: CDS 2 Notification 2022 Released @upsc.gov.in; Apply Online Till June 7

May 16: CDS 1 Result 2022 to be Announced Anytime Soon

May 16: CDS 2 Notification 2022 Releases on May 18; Check Eligibility Criteria

CDS 2022 Highlights

Go through the highlights of UPSC CDS exam from the table below to know every bit of the examination. Male and female candidates seeking admission in Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers' Training Academy can check below the recruitment process of CDS.

Parameters Details

Name of exam

Combined Defence Services Examination

Conducted  by

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC

Exam level

National

Exam frequency

Twice a year (April and September)

Exam mode

Offline

Exam stages

Written exam and SSB Interview

Number of applicants

2,343,43 (In CDS II 2020)

Number of appeared candidates

1,182,50 (In CDS II 2020)

Exam fees

INR 200 for General and OBC male candidates

Female, SC, ST candidates are exempted from fee payment

Exam timing

The time allotted to each paper such as English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics is two hours

Language of question paper

English and Hindi

No of questions

Elementary Maths: 100

General English: 120

General Knowledge: 120

No.of papers

Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA) and Air Force Academy (AFA): Three (English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics)

Officers’ Training Academy (OTA): Two (English and General Knowledge)

Total marks

Written Exam

IMA, INA and AFA: 300

OTA: 200

SSB Interview

IMA, INA and AFA: 300

OTA: 200

Marking scheme

One mark for the correct answer

0.33 marks deducted for wrong answers

Exam purpose

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

Vacancies 

Total 341 vacancies announced for CDS I exam

No of test cities

More than 70

Official website

upsc.gov.in

Contact number

011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 

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CDS 2 Notification 2022

UPSC CDS notification 2022 PDF with all the important exam related imformation has been released on May 18. The notification has been released for male and female candidates in the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Air Force and Officers' Training Academy. The application form has been released along with the notification for many non-technical vacancies including SSC women for candidates who dream to join the defence forces.

CDS exam is a great opportunity for graduates who wish to serve the country. CDS 2 notification 2022 has been released on the official website-upsc.gov.in. Candidates must be well versed with all the details of CDS 2 2022 to clear the exam with flying colours. CDS 2 notification PDF contain details such as vacancies, important dates, steps to apply, and many more. CDS 2 notification 2022 has been released for candidates who wish to join the courses of Indian Military Academy (IMA), Air Force Academy (AFA), Indian Naval Academy (INA) commencing in July and Officers Training Academy Courses (Men and Women) in October. 

Download here CDS 2 Notification 2022 PDF

Download Here CDS 1 2022 Notification PDF

CDS 1 Result 2022

UPSC CDS 1 result 2022 has ben announced soon by UPSC. A total of 6,622 candidates have qualified for SSB Interview. The result has been made available in PDF form on the official website. However, the direct link to check the result is provided on this page. CDS 1 result PDF displays the roll numbers of qualified candidates. Candidates who have secured the qualifying marks in the written exam are selected for SSB Interview.

CDS Cutoff 2022

CDS cut off is released after the completion of the entire selection process. The cutoff for the written exam is calculated based on the minimum qualifying marks in each subject and minimum aggregate marks of the last qualified candidate. The final CDS cutoff is decided based on the marks of the last recommended candidate. The minimum qualifying for each subject is 20 per cent. Candidates can check below the previous year's CDS I cutoff.

Academy Written Exam Final Exam

 

Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate*

Marks of last recommended candidate

IMA

130

250

INA

118

242

AFA

143

274

OTA (Men)

93

173

OTA(Women)

93

177

CDS 1 & 2 2022 Dates

CDS (1) and (2) 2022 exam dates have been announced by UPSC. 

CDS (I) 2022 Events  CDS (I) 2022 Dates Salient Features
Notification 22-Dec-2021  The notification was released in PDF format and comprises all information related to the exam
Application process 22-Dec-2021 to 11-Jan-2022 Interested candidates could fill the application form online. The application process comprised two stages. The application fees could be paid online and offline
Exam date 10-Apr-2022 The written exam was conducted across various cities in the country in three shifts
Application form withdrawal link 18-Jan-2022 to 24-Jan-2022 The online application form withdrawal link was available for candidates who do not wish to appear for the exam even after filling the application form
Admit card 14-Mar-2022 The admit card has been made available for all the registered candidates
Result 18-May-2022 CDS 1 2022 result has been announced. The result has been released in PDF form and it comprise the roll numbers of qualified candidates.
CDS (II) 2022 Events  CDS (II) 2022 Dates Salient Features

Notification

18-May-2022

The notification has been made available on the official website in PDF form

Application form

18-May-2022 to 14-Jun-2022

The application form can be filled online within the prescribed deadline

Exam date

04-Sept-2022

The exam will be conducted offline across multiple exam centres in various cities

Admit card

First week of August 2022 (Tentative)

Admit card for the written exam will be released for all the registered candidates.

CDS 2023 Dates Announced

CDS 1 & 2 2023 exam dates have been announced by UPSC. CDS 1 notification 2023 will be released on December 21, 2022. The application form will be available from December 21, 2022 to January 10, 2023. CDS 1 2023 exam will be conducted on April 16. CDS 2 2023 notification will be released on May 17, 2023. The application form will be available from May 17 to June 6, 2023. CDS 2 2023 exam will be conducted on September 3, 2023. CDS 2023 dates are given in the table below.

Events  Dates

CDS 1 2023 notification

21-Dec-2022

CDS 1 2023 application form

21-Dec-2022 to 10-Jan-2023

CDS 1 2023

16-Apr-2023

CDS 2 2023 notification

17-May-2023

CDS 2 2023 application form

06-Jun-2023

CDS 2 2023

03-Sep-2023

CDS 1 & 2 dates 2022 highlights the events pertaining to the release of notification, application form, exam, admit card, and result.

Also Read: UPSC Calendar 2023

CDS 2022 Application Form 

UPSC CDS 2 2022 online application link has been activated on May 18. The last date to submit the CDS 2 2022 application form is June 7. The facility to withdraw the the application form will be made available after the closure of the application process. The application form can be filled in two parts: Part-I is registration, while Part-II is filling the detailed form.

How to Apply for CDS 2022 Exam?

  • Visit the official website
  • Click the 'Online Application For Various Exams of UPSC' link
  • On the page, click the link 'Part I of CDS online Form'
  • Fill the personal and contact details
  • Select the preference for the academies as per age & qualification
  • The Registration ID is generated
  • Proceed towards filling 'Part II of CDS online form'
  • Pay the required fees
  • Once the fee payment is done, select the desired examination centre.
  • Upload a scanned copy of the photograph, signature and photo-identity proof
  • Click to Submit
  • Print/ Download the application form 

CDS Application Fees

  • The application fees can be paid both online and offline
  • The application fees were INR 200 for General and OBC male candidates
  • SC, ST candidates were exempted from fee payment

CDS Eligibility 2022

To be eligible for the exam, candidates need to fulfil the following CDS Eligibility Criteria:

CDS Nationality

Candidates who have settled in India permanently can apply for CDS exam.

What is the Age Limit for CDS 1 2022 exam?

Candidates can check below the prescribed age limit for CDS 1 exam:

  • For Indian Military Academy (IMA), unmarried male candidates born not earlier than January 2, 1999, and not later than January 1, 2004, are eligible to apply
  • For Indian Naval Academy (IMA), unmarried male candidates born not earlier than January 2, 1999, and not later than January 1, 2004, are eligible to apply
  • Candidates applying for Air Force Academy should be between 20 to 24 years as on January 1, 2023. They must have been born not earlier than January 2, 1999, and not later than January 1, 2003
  • For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for men), unmarried male candidates born not earlier than January 2, 1998, and not later than January 1, 2004, are eligible to apply
  • For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course), candidates should be unmarried and born not earlier than January 2, 1998, and not later than January 1, 2004

CDS 2: Age Limit, Sex, and Marital Status

CDS 2 age limit prescribed by UPSC for applying to the different academies is given below:

IMA: Candidates for IMA should be unmarried and must have been born not earlier than July 2, 1999, and not later than July 1, 2004.

INA: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than July 2, 1999, and not later than July 1, 2004, can apply for INA.

AFA: To apply for AFA, the age of candidates should be between 20 and 24 years as on July 1, 2022. They must have been born not earlier than July 2, 1999, and not later than July 1, 2003. The upper age limit of candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxed upto 26 yrs (i,e born not earlier than July 2, 1997, and not later than July 1, 2003).

OTA (SSC Course for men): To apply for the OTA course (SSC Men), candidates must be unmarried and must have born not earlier than July 2, 1998, and not later than July 1, 2004.

OTA (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees who have not remarried are eligible to apply. They must have been born not earlier than July 2, 1998, and not later than July 1, 2004.

What is CDS Exam Qualification?

Candidates need to meet the following educational qualification for applying to CDS exam:

  • For IMA and Officers’ Training Academy, the required educational qualification is Graduation in any discipline from a recognised university
  • For Indian Naval Academy, candidates must have a degree in Engineering from a recognised university
  • For Air Force Academy, candidates must have a degree in Engineering from a recognised university. They must have studied Physics and Mathematics in Class 12

Note: Candidates who are studying in the final year/semester of Graduation can also apply provided they do not have any backlog upto the last year/semester for which results have been declared at the time of submitting the application form. They are required to submit proof of passing graduation at the time of the commencement of the course.

Can 12th pass apply for CDS?

No, candidates after Class 12 cannot apply for CDS exam. If candidates have passed Class 12 then they can apply for NDA exam.

Can females apply for CDS Exam?

Yes, female candidates can apply for CDS exam for Officers' Training Academy courses.

Physical Fitness

Candidates must be physically and mentally fit as per the guidelines prescribed by UPCS. 

Gender Requirement for Various Posts

Check below the gender requirement for various posts.

Department Gender Status

Indian Military Academy

Male

Unmarried

Indian Naval Academy

Male

Unmarried

Indian Air Force Academy

Male

Unmarried/Married

Officers' Training Academy

Male & Female

Unmarried

CDS Selection Process

CDS selection process comprises-release of notification & application form, issue of admit card for written exam, appearing in the written exam, declaration of result for written exam, appearing in the SSB interview and declaration of final result. The infographic below shows the entire recruitment process of CDS exam:

CDS_Recruitment_Process_Infograph

Also Read: CDS Selection Process

CDS Exam Centres 2022

CDS 2 exam centres 2022 will be conducted at more than 70 cities in three shifts. Candidates are required to enter their preferences of CDS 2022 exam centres while filling the application form. Candidates can choose only one exam city at the time of application. CDS 2 exam centres 2022 will be allotted to candidates on the first-apply-first-allot basis. The list of CDS exam centres 2022 is given below.

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

Vijayavada

Gaya

Nagpur

Vishakhapatnam

Gautam Buddh Nagar

Navi Mumbai

Warangal

CDS Syllabus 2022

CDS Syllabus comprises topics from English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics. The standard of Mathematics syllabus is of Class 10 standard, while for other subjects, it is of graduation level. Candidates can check the syllabus below.

Subjects Topics

English

Antonyms, Sentence improvement, Comprehension, Synonyms, Spotting Errors, etc.

General Knowledge

Economics, Current Awareness, Defence, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, etc.

Elementary Maths

Arithmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensuration, and Statistics, etc.

CDS Exam Pattern 2022

CDS exam pattern 2022 is divided into a written exam and SSB Interview. The written exam for IMA, INA, and AFA comprises three sections: English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics. The test paper for admission to OTA comprises two sections: English and General Knowledge. Each section is held for two hours. Total marks of the test for IMA, INA, and AFA are 300, while it is 200 for OTA. The SSB Interview for IMA, INA, AFA carries 300 marks each while it is 200 marks for OTA. The SSB Interview procedure consists of two stages: I and II. Stage I of SSB Interview comprises Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests and Picture Perception Description Test (PP&DT) and Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests, and Conference.

CDS Preparation Tips 2022

Lakhs of candidates appear for CDS exam every year, therefore, the competition is high. Candidates need to prepare well to ace the exam. Here are a few tips and tricks on how candidates can prepare for the exam:

  • Understand the exam pattern and syllabus 
  • Solve previous years' question papers to know the types of questions asked in the exam and difficulty level
  • Lay emphasis on the important topics
  • Make a proper timetable and follow that diligently 
  • Clear the basic concepts of Maths from the high school books 

Also Read:

CDS preparation tips

CDS books

CDS Admit Card 2022

CDS 2 admit card 2022 is expected to be released online in August. The admit card will be released on the official website of UPSC for all the registered candidates. Candidates can access their admit cards by logging with either registration number or roll number.

CDS Exam Day Guidelines 

While appearing for the CDS exam, candidates need to follow the exam day guidelines given below:

  • Candidates should carry their admit cards along with one photo identity proof (original and photocopy) to the exam centre
  • Candidates are allowed to carry a clipboard or hardboard, black ball pen to the exam centre
  • Sheet for doing rough work is provided by the invigilator
  • Candidates should not bring books, notes, loose sheets, electronic or any other type of calculators, mathematical and drawing instruments, log tables, stencils, slide rules, test booklets and rough sheets
  • Mobiles, bluetooth, pagers, or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises of the exam centre

Also Read: CDS exam day guidelines

CDS Exam Analysis 2022

CDS 2 exam analysis 2022 will be provided to candidates after the exam gets over. The analysis will help candidates to know the section-wise difficulty, overall difficulty, number of good attempts, expected cutoff, weightage of topics and many more. 

The paper of CDS 1 2022 was moderate. The overall difficulty level of the General Knowledge and English sections was moderate. Students found the English paper to be tough while GK was easy. The Mathematics paper was easy, however, it was lengthy and calculative.

Watch CDS 1 2022 Student Reaction Video for GK and English

Watch CDS 1 2022 Student Reaction Video for Maths

Also Read:

CDS 1 2022 Exam Analysis & Review by Students for GK and English

CDS 1 2022 Exam Analysis & Review by Students for Mathematics

CDS 2022 Question Papers

CDS 2 question papers 2022 question papers will be released by September 8. The question papers will be released in PDF form for all test booklets of Maths, English and GK. Candidates can also raise objections against the question papers through Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep).

Download here CDS Previous Year Papers

CDS Answer Key 2022

CDS 2 answer key 2022 will be released online separately for Maths, GK and English. The answer keys will be released for all sets of test booklets-A, B, C, and D. Using the answer keys, candidates can calculate their probable scores.

CDS Vacancies 2022

CDS vacancies are announced along with the official notification for IMA, INA, OTA and AFA. CDS vacancy-break uis given below.

CDS 1 2022 Vacancies

A total of 341 vacancies were announced for CDS 1 2022. The vacancy break-up is given below.

Academy No. of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun154th (DE) Course commencing in January 2023 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders]  100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala Course commencing in January 2023 Executive Branch (General Service)/Hydro [including 03 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC Special Entry ) holders ].  22
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in January 2023 i.e. No. 213 F(P) Course  [including 03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry]  32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 117th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April 2023  170
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 117th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April 2023  17
Total 341

CDS 2 Vacancies

A total of 339 vacancies have been announced for CDS 2 2022. Candidates can check below the vacancy break-up of CDS 2.

Department Number of Vacancies

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

100

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

22

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad

32

Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)

169

Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)

16

Total

339

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CDS Exam Trend: Registered vs Appeared 

The table below highlights the number of candidates who registered and appeared for the CDS II exam over the past three years.

Year No. of registered candidates No. of appeared candidates

2020

2,343,43

1,182,50

2018

2,362,48

1,205,79

2017

2,661,02

1,273,26

What is CDS Salary?

CDS Salary of Officers during the training period is INR 56,100 per month for Army, Navy, and Air Force. The rank-wise salary is given below:

Rank Level Salary (In INR)

Lieutenant

Level 10

56,100 -1,77,500

Captain

Level 10 B

61,300- 1,93,900

Major

Level 11

69,400 – 2,07,200

Lieutenant Colonel

Level 12A

1,21,200 – 2,12,400

Colonel

Level 13

1,30,600-2, 15,900

Brigadier

Level 13A

1,39,600-2,17,600

Major General

Level 14

1,44,200-2,18,200

Lieutenant General HAG Scale

Level 15

1, 82, 200-2,24,100

HAG+Scale

Level 16

2,05,400 – 2,24,400

VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)

Level 17

2,25,000 (fixed)

COAS

Level 18

2,50,000 (fixed)

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FAQs Related to CDS 2022 Exam

Q. When CDS (II) 2022 notification will be released?

A. CDS (II) 2022 notification has been released on May 18. The exam will be conducted on September 4, 2022.

Q. When CDS 1 result 2022 will be conducted?

A. CDS I result 2022 for the written exam has been declared on May 18 by UPSC.

Q. When CDS (I) 2022 notification will be released?

A. CDS (I) 2022 notification was released on December 22. The exam was conducted on April 10, 2022.

Q. How to prepare for CDS exam?

A. To prepare for CDS exam, candidates should first understand the syllabus and pattern. Then they should prepare a proper study routine and follow that diligently. It is very important to clear the basics and understand the concepts to solve any given question.

Q. How many attempts are permitted in CDS exam?

A. There is no limit to the number of attempts in CDS exam. Candidates can apply for the exam if they satisfy the prescribed age limit.

Q. Can girls apply for CDS exam?

A. Yes, girls can apply for CDS exam. They are considered for OTA and are allotted to SSC (Short Service Commission) in the non-technical cadre.

Q. What is the salary of CDS exam Officers?

A. The cadets selected through CDS exam are paid INR 56,100 monthly. During training, the stipend given to the cadets is INR 6000 per month in OTA while INR 12,000 per month in IMA, INA and Air Force academies. 

Q. What is the passing mark for the CDS exam?

A. To qualify for each paper of the CDS exam, candidates need to secure atleast 20 per cent. This means candidates need to secure 60 marks in each paper. 

Q. How can I check CDS marks?

A. The marks of CDS exam are released after the declaration of the final result. It displays the candidate's roll number, date of birth, name, total marks obtained in the written exam and SSB Interview. 

Q. Is NDA exam tough or CDS?

A. CDS is a bit easier to crack than the NDA exam. However, candidates can crack both the exams if they prepare well for it.

Q. Can I give CDS exam after Class 12?

A. No, candidates cannot apply for the CDS exam after Class 12. Those who have passed or are appearing in the final year/semester of graduation can only apply for the exam.

Q: What are the subjects for CDS exam?

A: CDS exam includes subjects/papers such as English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics. 

Q: Who is eligible for CDS exam?

A: The minimum age limit for applying CDS exam is 19 years. Candidates must be Graduate or appearing in the final year/semester. BE/BTech candidates can apply for IMA, INA and AFA. 

Q: Is there any physical test for CDS exam?

A: Candidates recommended by the Service Selection Board or SSB need to undergo medical examination by a board of Service Medical Officers. Candidates, both male and female, are required to meet the physical standards prescribed by UPSC.

Q: Is Maths compulsory for applying to CDS exam?

A: Yes, for applying to IMA, candidates must have Physics and Maths in Class 12.  

Q: When CDS 1 2023 will be conducted?

A: CDS 1 2023 exam will be conducted on April 16. CDS 1 notification 2023 will be released on December 21, 2022.

Q: When CDS 2 2023 will be conducted?

A: CDS 2 2023 exam will be conducted on September 3, 2023. CDS 2 2023 notification will be released on May 17, 2023.

CDS 2022 Contact Information

Union Public Service Commission

Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069

Facilitation Counter: 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591

 

 
 
 
 

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