CDS 1 2023 Notification Out, Check Exam Date, Vacancies, Exam Pattern.


CDS 1 2023 Notification Out, Check Exam Date, Vacancies, Exam Pattern.


CDS 1 2023 Notification: UPSC has released the Official Notification for CDS 1 2023 Examination on 21st December 2022. UPSC conducts the CDS Exam twice a year. CDS exam is very important for candidates who want to be admitted to the Indian Armed Forces. Recruitment of officials in Indian forces by the United Defence Service or CDS. A Combined Defense Service Examination is organized by UPSC for recruitment in the Indian Army, Air Force and Water Force.


UPSC organizes written examinations and interviews for CDS recruitment after which the successful candidates are sent to the Indian Military Academy (Dehradun), Indian NavalAcademy (Goa), AirForce Academy (Hyderabad) and Officer Training Academy (Chennai). The work of UPSC is to organize the examination and recruit candidates for the academies.


The examination of the CDS is the examination for recruitment in one of the three Indian Armed Forces. Although there is a different eligibility criterion for recruitment in the three Indian Academies and the candidate which completes all CDS eligibility criteria, the same candidate is considered to be eligible for CDS exam.


UPSC CDS 2023 Notification

You can check the article below to know complete details about CDS Exam, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Salary Structure, Selection Process.



Union Public Service Commission

Exam Name

CDS 1 2023



CDS 1 2023 Notification

21st December 2022

CDS Online Registration

21st December 2022

Mode Of Application


Selection Process

Written Test – Interview-Medical Examination

Language Of Written Exam


Mode Of Examination


Type Of Questions


CDS 2 Exam Duration

2 hours (Each Paper)

Marking Scheme

1/3 for Each Incorrect Answer

Job Location

All Over India

Official Website


CDS 1 2023Official Notification PDF

Click Here toApply Online for CDS 2023.


CDS is a very prestigious exam and lakhs of students appear for this exam every year. This is a great opportunity for those candidates who want to serve the country by joining the army. The applications for CDS 2023 first exam has been started on the official website of UPSC.


UPSC CDS Exam Date 2023

This year candidates must left no stone unturned in the preparation of CDS because every year the challenge is increasing among the candidates.  It is expected that the candidates will apply for the exam according to the CDS eligibility criteria.



CDS 1 2023

CDS 2 2023

Application Start Date

21st December 2022

17th May 2023

Application Last Date

10th January 2023

6th July 2023

Exam Date

16th April 2023

3rd September 2023

Admit Card Download date

To be notified

To be notified

Result Date

To be notified

To be Notfied


CDS 1 2023 Notification: Vacancy

Total 341vacancies has been announced for all the categories combined in CDS 1 2023 Examination. You can check the bifurcation of CDS 2 2022 vacancies below.

Name of the Army

No of Posts

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun


Indian naval Academy, Ezhimala


Air Force Academy, Hyderabad


Officer Training Academy, Chennai, (SSC Men)


Officer Traninng Academy, Chennai, (SSC Women)


Total Vacancies



CDS 1 2023 Notification: Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for cds 2023 notification, a candidate must be unmarried and must either be:

A Citizen of India, or

A Subject of Bhutan, or

A Subject of Nepal, or

A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.


CDS Exam 2023 Educational Qualifications:

Candidates should be well known with the education qualifications before applying for the examination. Here we have provided the complete details of the educational qualifications required for the CDS 2023 Examination.



Education Qualification

Indian Military Academy

Graduation Degree

Indian Naval Academy

B.E/B,Tech (10+2 with Physics & Maths)

Airforce Academy

Gradutaion, (B.E/B.Tech)

Officers’ Training Academy (Men)

Graduation Degree

Officers’ Training Academy (Women)

Graduation Degree


CDS Exam 2023 Age limit:

Here we have provided you with the age limit for the CDS 1 2023 Exam. So before applying to try to go through the full notification provided by UPSC.



Age Limit

Indian Military Academy

19-24 Years

Indian Naval Academy

19-24 Years

Officers’ Training Academy (Men)

19-25 Years

Officers’ Training Academy (Women)

19-25 Years


CDS Exam 2023 Application Procedure

Visit the official website — or

Click on the UPSC CDS 1 2023 link.

In part – I of the registration, submit your basic information.

In part II, fill the payment details and choice of exam center, upload your photo and sign as per guidelines.

Save and submit it and take a print out for further reference.


CDS Exam 2023 Admit Card

UPSC will release the Admit Card for CDS Examination two weeks before the exam date. You can download the Written Examination Call Letter from the link given below.


Release of CDS 1 2023 Admit Card  March


CDS Exam 2023 Selection Procedure

The Combined Defense Services Examination is conducted in two phases- the first stage is the written examination and the second is the interview. This examination comes under UPSC and the examination of all the three forces is under this. If the candidate is successful in the written test then he/she is called for SSB interview. After that the candidate is sent to different places for training. Now we will tell you about the CDS Exam Pattern.


CDS follows a three-stage recruitment process it consists of:


Written Test

SSB Interview

Medical Examination

Merit List.


CDS 1 2023 Exam Pattern

The written examination consists of the below subjects:


A)   For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:



Maximum Marks


2 Hours



2 Hours



2 Hours


SSB Test/ Interview

5 Days



B)    For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:



Maximum Marks


2 Hours



2 Hours


SSB Test/Interview

5 Days



CDS 1 2023 SSB Interview involves 2 stages:


Stage 1 consists of officer intelligence rating, picture perception, and description test.

Stage 2 involves psychology test, interview, group testing officer task, and conference.


CDS Exam Syllabus 2023.

CDS English Syllabus

The level of English papers will be such as to test the knowledge of English language and comprehension of words in English language of the candidates. The syllabus covers various aspects like: Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English. Under this Parts of Speech, Tense, Articles, Identifying Wrong or Famous Idioms and proverbs of English can be asked from the candidates.

CDS General Knowledge Syllabus.




Current events




Defence Knowledge


Under General Knowledge, candidates can be asked questions from current affairs like sportspersons, awards, important people, economy, conferences etc. Apart from this, questions will also be asked from history, geography etc. of India.

CDS Mathematics Syllabus (Applicable only for IMA, AFA, INA)








CDS Exam Result 2023

CDS 1 2023 written examination result is declared within one month of written examination.

Declaration of CDS 2 2022 Result

September 2022

Declaration of final Result

To be announced


CDS 1 Expected Cutoff 2023.


Written Exam

Final Exam

Indian Military Academy



Indian Naval Academy



Air Force Academy






OTA Women




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