UPSC Combine Defense Service examination 2018

CDS Exam

UPSC has released an official notification for the recruitment for various post of combined defense services (CDS). This exam is conducted twice a year for recruitment of candidates for Military Academies like Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The CDS recruitment is done through a competitive examination conducted by UPSC.

CDS Examination Important dates

Activity        Dates

 

Starting Date for online application & Fee payment 08.08.2018
Last date for online application & Fee Payment 03.09.2018
Admission card (Hall ticket) Download 2 weeks prior to examination
Online Exam  18.11.2018

UPSC CDS Vacancies

There are

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun – 100
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala – 45
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad – 32
  • Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai – 225
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai – 12

UPSC CDS Eligibility

Gender, Age and Marital Status

Academy Gender Age Marital Status
Indian Military Academy Male 18-23 Unmarried
Indian Naval Academy Male 18-23 Unmarried
Air Force Academy Male 20-24 Unmarried
Officers’ Training Academy Male 18-24 Unmarried
Officers Training Academy Female 18-24 Unmarried

For Air Force Academy- 2 Years Age relaxation for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India). Married candidates above 25 years are eligible but no extra facilities will be provided for accommodation.

CDS Education Qualification

Academy Education Qualification Required
Indian Military Academy Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
Indian Naval Academy Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
Air Force Academy Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and

Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Officers’ Training Academy Professional and technical qualifications which are

recognised by government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees

 

Candidates perusing Final semesters can also apply provided they should not have any back logs from previous Years

CDS Physical Standards: Candidates must be Physically Fit. For all standards in Physical Fitness refer the official notification Appendix IV

Salary Scale

Pay scale for Airforce academy and Navy

Rank Level Pay in Rs
Lieutenant Level 10  56,100 – 1,77,500
Captain Level 10B  6,13,00-1,93,900
Major Level 11  6,94,00 – 2,07,200
Lieutenant Colonel Level 12A  1,21,200 – 2,12400
Colonel Level 13 1,30,600-2, 15,900
Brigadier Level 13 A 1,39,600-2,17,600
Major General Level 14 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)

Fixed Stipend for cadet Training: -Stipend to Gentlemen or Lady Cadets during the

entire duration of training in Service academies is Level 10 Pay Rs 56,100/-p.m.

CDS Exam Pattern:

There are two stages in the exam, written and interview.

  1. The CDS stage 1 written examination details is given below
  2. For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy-
Subject Marks Duration
English 100 2Hrs
General Knowledge 100 2Hrs
Elementary Mathematics 100 2Hrs

 

  1. For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy –
Subject Marks Duration
English 100 2Hrs
General Knowledge 100 2Hrs
  • All the papers will be objective type
  • There will negative marking
  • Calculators are not allowed
  1. Interview is called for the candidates who clear the stage 1 of written examination. It is conducted to check the personality and other caliber of the candidates.

 

CDS Exam Fees

Candidates have to pay an application Fee of Rs 200/- at the nearest SBI branch or through net banking.

All Female and ST/SC candidates are exempted of application Fee.

UPSC CDS Online Application

The eligible candidates have to fill an online application form at the UPSC official website.

A detail information required to fill the form is available at the website.

Official Link

Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2018

Exam Centers

  1. AGARTALA
  2. AHMEDABAD
  3. AIZAWL
  4. ALLAHABAD
  5. BENGALURU
  6. BAREILLY
  7. BHOPAL
  8. CHANDIGARH
  9. CHENNAI
  10. CUTTACK
  11. DEHRADUN
  12. DELHI
  13. DHARWAD
  14. DISPUR
  15. GANGTOK
  16. HYDERABAD
  17. IMPHAL
  18. ITANAGAR
  19. JAIPUR
  20. JAMMU
  21. JORHAT
  22. KOCHI
  23. KOHIMA
  24. KOLKATA
  25. LUCKNOW
  26. MADURAI
  27. MUMBAI
  28. NAGPUR
  29. PANAJI (GOA)
  30. PATNA
  31. PORT BLAIR
  32. RAIPUR
  33. RANCHI
  34. SAMBALPUR
  35. SHILLONG
  36. SHIMLA
  37. SRINAGAR
  38. THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
  39. TIRUPATI
  40. UDAIPUR
  41. VISHAKAPATANAM

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