UPSC CDS-I 2020 Notification Released

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) has released the notification for the COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (I), 2020 [Including SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course] UPSC Online . 

For the purpose of recruitment for various posts, Combined Defence Services-I(CDS-I) Examination is conducted twice in a year by the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC). Particularly, there are a total of about 418 vacancies for all the posts mentioned in  UPSC CDS-I Recruitment 2020 Notification.

Especially, the eligible candidates can apply for the CDS-I 2020 to reach your career goal, UPSC providing new opportunities.

For applying for the CDS-I Examination 2020 candidates can apply from 30th October 2019 till 19th November 2019 in the official website UPSC Online http://upsconline.nic.in.

CDS-I Recruitment 2020 Notification Important Dates

Events

Date

Online application start date

30th October 2019 

Last date of online application

19th November 2019 till 6 PM

Online applications can be withdrawn

26th November 2019 till 03rd December 2019 until 6.00 PM
Date of Online Examination

2nd February 2020(Sunday) 

CDS-I 2020 Education Qualification

SL. NO.

Name of the Course Education
1. Indian Military Academy (IMA)

Degree from a recognized University or equivalent

2.

Indian Naval Academy (INA)  Engineering Degree from a recognized University or equivalent
3. Indian Air Force Academy (IAFA) 

Degree from a recognized University or Bachelor of Engineering.

CDS-I Examination 2020 Age Limit

SL. NO.

Name of the Course Age Limit Gender

Marital Status

1.

Indian Military Academy (IMA)  18-23 Years

Only Male

Unmarried 

2.

Indian Naval Academy (INA) 

18-23 Years Only Male
3. Indian Air Force Academy (IAFA)  20-24 Years

Only Male

UPSC CDS-I Written Examination Pattern

For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

Subject

Duration  Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 

100 

General Knowledge

2 Hours  100 
Elementary Mathematics  2 Hours 

100 

(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy 

Subject 

Duration 

Maximum Marks

English

2 Hours 

100 

General Knowledge 2 Hours 

100 

CDS-I 2020 Vacancy details

In particular, there are a total of 418 vacancies mentioned in the official CDS-I Recruitment 2020 Notification for various posts.

Posts

Vacancy

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

100 

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

45

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad

32

Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai 

225 

Officers Training Academy, Chennai

16 
Total

418

CDS-I Recruitment Selection Criteria

Specifically, shortlisting of the candidates for the final merit list will be based on two stages for the CDS-I Examination. In particular, Written examination and Interview for intelligence and personality test.

CDS-I Examination Fee

Generally, the candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only). Further, Female/SC/ST candidates are exempted from the payment of the fee for the CDS-I Recruitment.

How to apply for UPSC CDS-I 2020 Notification?

  • Firstly, visit the UPSC online site https://www.upsc.gov.in/ for applying for the CDS-I Examination 2020.
  • After that, click the link mentioning CDS-I Recruitment 2020 in the home page “What’s New” tab.
  • Then, candidates should read all the instructions mentioned in the UPSC CDS-I Official notification to avoid mistakes in the online application form.
  • Specifically, the candidate can apply UPSC CDS-I online application from 30th October 2019 till 19th November 2019 through the official website UPSC website.
  • Finally, candidates are advised to cross-check the online application form UPSC CDS-I 2020 before final submission.Further, take a printout of the online application form after applying.

  Official UPSC CDS-I 2020 Notification

Note: Specifically, the candidates are advised to read the official CDS-I Notification 2020 carefully, before applying for the CDS-I Examination 2020. Also, keep ready all the scanned documents necessary to apply for the examination.