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UPSC CDS 1 2018 Notification, (414) Application Form, CDS (I) Eligibility, Date

UPSC CDS 1 2018

Now applicants can fill application forms for UPSC CDS 1 2018. As you know that Union service public commission conducts UPSC CDS 1 2018 twice in a year and now this year CDS Exam is going to be conducted on 04/02/2018 for filling up 414 vacant positions. Combined Defence Services Examination (I) is a national level entrance exam for selecting deserving aspirants in order to fill Officers’ Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Indian Military Academy and Air Force Academy. Candidates, having satisfying eligibility criteria, can apply for UPSC CDS 1 2018 till the last date that is 04-12-2017. To gather more details regarding the same you should go through the below section of this page.

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  • Categories
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Application Fee
  • Admission Procedure
  • Exam Centres
  • Procedure to Apply
  • Exam Date

Candidates who want to get entry in Indian Force and serve the Indian Nation have to forward their filled application forms along with the required enclosures on the official web portal by following the below given procedure step-by-step on or before the closing date. Check complete information related to UPSC CDS 1 2018 from this page which is well given by the unit of

UPSC CDS 1 2018

UPSC CDS Vacancy Details:

Categories of CDSNo. of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy100
Indian Naval Academy45
Indian Airforce Academy32
Officer’s Training Academy (Unmarried Women)225
Officer’s Training Academy (Unmarried Men)12

CDS Exam Eligibility Criteria:


  • Candidate must be a citizen of India or a subject of Bhutan or Nepal or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came here in India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention to settle down here permanently.

Check here: CDS Eligibility Criteria

CDS I Qualification:

  • Candidates who are applying for I.M.A. and Officers Training Academy should have completed Graduate from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • Candidates who will apply against Indian Naval Academy must have Graduate in Engineering from well recognized university.
  • For Air Force Academy, candidates should have possessed Graduate with mandatory subjects as Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering from a recognized university.

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CDS I Age Limitation:

Category Age Limits
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

CDS I Marital Status:

For Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (NA) and Air Force Academy (AFA)Unmarried
For Officers Training Academy (OTA – Men)Unmarried and Married
For Officers Training Academy (OTA – Women, Non-Technical)Unmarried / Widow/ not remarried / issueless divorces

CDS I Application Fees:

  • Candidates who are applying against CDS 1 2018 notification must pay the application fee of Rs. 200/-.
  • However, all female candidates and candidate belonging to SC/ST category are exempted from paying fee.
  • Payment of fee can be done using Net Banking, Debit Card/Credit Card or by cash at SBI Bank.

Do You Know: How To Pay Fees Online Through Credit/Debit Card

Selection Criteria:

Selection for the candidates for CDS 2018 Notification will be done on the basis of their performance level in Written Exam and interview. After successfully completion of CDS I 2018, the organization will going to conduct CDS II 2018 and then qualified candidates will be called for SSB interview which will be conducted by Services Selection Board.

UPSC CDS I Exam Pattern:

  • CDS 2018 exam will be held in offline mode.
  • Language of question paper will be English and Hindi.
  • The paper will consist of objective type questions.
  • Syllabus of paper will be 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.

For Admission in IMA/ INA and AFA

PaperName of the SubjectDuration of examTotal Marks
Paper IEnglish120 minutes (20 hours)100 marks
Paper IIGeneral Knowledge100 marks
Paper IIIElementary Mathematics100 marks
Total300 marks

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For Admission in Officers Training Academy

PaperName of the SubjectDuration of examTotal Marks
Paper IEnglish120 minutes (20 hours)100 marks
Paper IIGeneral Knowledge100 marks

UPSC CDS Exam Centres:

Examination is going to be conducted in following cities:

AhmedabaDehradunJammuPanaji (Goa)
AllahabadDharwadKochiPort Blair

Check Here: CDS Exam Centers

Procedure to Fill UPSC CDS Application Form 2018:

  • First of all, eligible candidates are required to visit to the official site of organization that is
  • Now press on the “Online application for various examinations of UPSC” link available on the home page.
  • Then you have to hit on the “Union Public Service Commission CDS 1 Notification” link.
  • After that, read all instruction carefully present in UPSC CDS 1Notification.

PART-1 Registration

  • Move the cursor towards the “Press here for PART I Part-I” available in front of Combined Defense Services Examination (I) Combined Defense Services Examination (I).
  • Read all the instructions very carefully and hit on “Yes” button.
  • Thereafter fill required details in UPSC CDS I Registration form and hit “submit” button.
  • Now your OPT number such as registered ID and password will be sent to you on E- mail or mobile.

PART -2 Registration

  • Go back to the previous page and press “Hit here for Part II Part-II”
  • A new page along with the dialogue box will displayed as:


  • After that, fill the “Registration-Id and Date of Birth” in the space provided in dialog box.
  • Now online application form correctly in prescribed manner including all the required details.
  • Upload all the scanned copies of passport size photograph, documents and certificates along with the application form.
  • Make Payment.
  • Then submit the application form and take a print out of it.

Hit Here >> Apply Now for UPSC CDS 1 2018

UPSC CDS 1 Important Dates:

EventsCDS-I Exam Dates
Official notification of CDS Paper 201808-11-2017
Last date for receipt of application form04-12-2017
Admit card issued for CDS Exam PaperLast week of January, 2018
CDS Exam Date 201804-02-2018

UPSC CDS 1 2018 Admit Card:

Candidates who are going to apply for CDS 1 Exam are informed that the Commission will issue the admit card of CDS 2018 examination to the eligible candidates. The admit card will be available at official website of the UPSC. Candidates have to download the admit card and bring it along with them at the examination hall otherwise they will be disqualified. No hard copy of admit card will be sent to the individual by post.

UPSC CDS I 2018 Result:

The result of CDS 2018 exam will be announced by the authority panel soon. Candidates can check UPSC CDS 1 Result by going through the Official web portal via online mode by using their registration number and password. Those who will qualify the written exam will be called for appearing in the SSB/Interview. Final result will be prepared on the basis of score secured in written exam and performance in SSB/Interview.

Final Words:

Now get all the detailed facts about UPSC CDS 1 2018 are required to go through the Official Link.

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