CDS (I) Notification 2023 Out: Apply Before 10th Jan 2023

Updated On : 22 Dec, 2022

UPSC CDS (I) RECRUITMENT 2022

The Union Public Service Commission has issued an official notification regarding the Combined Defence Services Examination (I) 2023 on 21st of December 2022. The exam is a national-level examination for the recruitment of candidates into the Indian Military Academy, the Officers’ Training Academy, the Indian Naval Academy and the Indian Air Force Academy.

Candidates willing to apply for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions Eligible candidates can apply till the 10th of January 2023 for the same. 

Those who want to appear for the examination are advised to read this article, as we are providing the whole exam-related information and application procedure which is necessary to know before applying for the examination.

IMPORTANT DATES OF UPSC CDS (I) 2023

Event

Date

Notification issued on 

21.12.2022

Application starts on

21.12.2022

Last date to apply

10.01.2023 till 6:00 PM

Online applications withdrew date 

18.01.2023 to 24.01.2023 till 6.00 PM

Modification in application form (Other than OTR Profile)

18.01.2023 to 24.01.2023 till 6.00 PM

Date of Examination 

16-04-2023

Official website 

Click here

Official notice 

Click here

Application Link 

Click here

EXAM UPDATES OF UPSC CDS 2023

Exam conducting body 

Union Public Service Commission 

Examination name 

Combined Defence Services Examination (I) 2023

Application dates

21.12.2022 to 10.01.2023 till 6:00 PM

Application mode 

Online 

Vacancy

341

KNOW THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR UPSC CDS 2023

Nationality

(a) Nationality: A candidate must be unmarried and must either be: 

(i) a Citizen of India, or 

(ii) a subject of Nepal, or 

(iii) 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.

Age Limits and Marital Status

Military Wing

Marital Status and Age Limit

IMA

Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 2000 and not later than 1 st January 2005 only are eligible.

Indian Naval Academy

Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 2000 and not later than 1st January, 2005 only are eligible.

Air Force Academy

20 to 24 years as on 1st January 2024 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 2000 and not later than 1st January 2004 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2004 only are eligible.

Officers' Training Academy

(SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2005 only are eligible.

Officers' Training Academy

(SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1999 and not later than 1st January 2005. 

Educational Qualification 

Military Wing

Educational Qualification 

I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai 

Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.

Indian Naval Academy

Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution

Air Force Academy

Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Note:- 

1) Graduates with the first choice as Army/Navy/Air Force are to submit proof of Graduation/provisional certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB Interview at the SSB.

2) Candidates who are in their final year of college are also eligible to take the CDS Exam. An authentic graduation certificate must be presented to the board during the SSB interview.

Physical Standards

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2023 as per guidelines given by the different wings. 

CHECK THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR UPSC CDS (I) 2023.

  • To apply for the CDS (1) 2023 Exam, go to the UPSC official website.

  • You must enter your credentials in the "Part I" section of your application form.

  • You should first review the eligibility requirements before applying to the academy of your choice. (For example, the Indian Naval Academy, the Indian Air Force Academy, and so on.)

  • Following "Part A," a registration ID will be generated, and you can proceed to "Part B" of the CDS 1 application form.

  • Upload all scanned documents and signatures in the format specified. (PDF, JPEG, and so on).

  • Finally, you must pay the application fee and choose your examination location.

  • Double-check all details before clicking "Submit."

  • Keep the generated application number safe and make a copy of the final application form for future reference.

Application fee

Category 

Application Fee

General and Others 

INR 200/- 

Female/SC/ST

Exempted 

Note:- Fees can be paid by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card/UPI Payment or by using internet banking facility of any Bank.

SELECTION PROCESS OF UPSC CDS (I) 2023

The selection process comprises three phases which include:

STEP 1- The candidate will have to first appear in the written examination. After clearing this stage, he will be called for the next stage.

STEP 2-  The next stage to be cleared after the written examination is the SSB interview. SSB interview is divided into two phases. It is a four-five days-long process in which candidates will be tested for different Officer like qualities(OLQ).

STEP 3- Medical Test: Candidates who pass both the interview and the document verification rounds are eligible for the final round, which is the medical test.

UPSC CDS (I) 2023 EXAM PATTERN

  • The maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy respectively. 

  • The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective-type questions only. 

  • The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.

  • Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.

  • The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.

  • The candidates are not permitted to use calculator for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall. 

Subject 

Code

Maximum Marks 

 Duration

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

English 

11

100

2 Hours

General Knowledge 

12

100

2 Hours

Elementary Mathematics 

13

100

2 Hours

For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy

English 

11

100

2 Hours

General Knowledge 

12

100

2 Hours

CHECK SYLLABUS FOR UPSC CDS (I) 2023

ENGLISH (Code No. 01):- The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words. 

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Code No. 02):- General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on the History of India and Geography of a nature which candidate should be able to answer without special study

ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS (Code No. 03):- The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian University.

Topic

Sub Topic

ARITHMETIC

  • Number System—Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations, addition, substraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal fractions. Unitary method, time and distance, time and work, percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation. 

  • Elementary Number Theory—Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11. Multiples and factors. Factorisation Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm. Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables

ALGEBRA

Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M., Theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns—analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear inequations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable & their solutions. Set language and set notation, Rational expressions and conditional identities, Laws of indices.

TRIGONOMETRY 

Sine ×, cosine ×, Tangent × when 0° < × < 90° Values of sin ×, cos × and tan ×, for × = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90° Simple trigonometric identities. Use of trigonometric tables. Simple cases of heights and distances

GEOMETRY

Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on (i) Properties of angles at a point, 

(ii) Parallel lines, 

(iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, 

(iv) Congruency of triangles, 

(v) Similar triangles, 

(vi) Concurrence of medians and altitudes, 

(vii) Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square, 

(viii) Circles and its properties including tangents and normals, 

(ix) Loc

MENSURATION

Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle and circle. Areas of figures which can be split up into these figures (Field Book), Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface area and volume of spheres

STATISTICS

Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation frequency polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts etc. Measures of central tendency

INTELLIGENCE AND PERSONALITY TEST

The SSB procedure consists of two stage Selection processes - stage I and stage II. Only those candidates who clear stage I are permitted to appear for stage II. The details are:- (a) Stage I comprises Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception* Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on a combination of performance in the OIR Test and PP&DT. 

(b) Stage II Comprises Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these tests are given on the website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in


VACANCY DETAILS OF UPSC CDS (I) 2023

Branch

Course

Vacancy 

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 

156th (DE) Course commencing in January 2024 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders]

100 

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

Course commencing in January 2024 Executive Branch (General Service)/Hydro [including 06 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC Special Entry ) holders].

22

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad

(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in January 2024 i.e. No. 215 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) 

119th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April 2024 

170 

Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 

33rd SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April 2024.

17 

Total 


341

EXAMINATION CENTRE OF UPSC CDS (I) 2023

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

ANANTAPUR

ITANAGAR

RAJKOT

AURANGABAD (ANDHRA PRADESH)

JABALPUR

RANCHI

BENGALURU 

JAIPUR

SAMBALPUR

BAREILLY

JAMMU

SHILLONG

BHOPAL

JODHPUR

SHIMLA

BILASPUR (CHHATISGARH)

JORHAT

SILIGURI

CHANDIGARH

KOCHI

SRINAGAR

CHENNAI

KOHIMA

SRINAGAR (UTTARAKHAND)

COIMBATORE

KOLKATA

THANE 

CUTTACK 

KOZHIKODE (CALCUTTA)

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

DEHRADUN

LEH

TIRUCHIRAPALLI

DELHI

LUCKNOW

TIRUPATI

DHARAMSHALA 

LUDHIANA

UDAIPUR

DHARWAD

MADURAI

VARANASI

DISPUR

MANDI

VELLORE

FARIDABAD

MUMBAI

VIJAYAWADA

GANGTOK

MYSORE

VISHAKHAPATNAM

GAYA

NAGPUR

WARANGAL

GAUTAM BUDDH NAGAR

NAVI MUMBAI


UPSC CDS (I) 2023 SALARY STRUCTURE

Fixed Stipend for Cadet Training:-

Stipend to Gentlemen or Lady Cadets during the entire duration of training in Service academies i.e. during training period at IMA and OTA. 

Rs 56,100/-p.m.* (Starting pay in Level 10) 

*On successful commissioning, the pay in the Pay Matrix of the Officer commissioned shall be fixed in the first Cell of Level 10 and the period of training shall not be treated as commissioned service. Arrears on account of admissible allowances, as applicable, for the training period shall be paid to cadet

Rank

Level

Pay scale/ salary

Lieutenant

10

INR 56,100-1,77,500

Captain

10B

INR 61,300-1,93,900

Major

11

INR 69,400-2,07,200

Lieutenant colonel

12A

INR 1,21,200-2,12,400

colonel

13

INR 1,30,600-2,15,900

brigadier

13A

INR 1,39,600- 2,17,600

Major general

14

 INR 1,44,200-2,18,200

Lieutenant general HAG scale

15

 INR 1,82,200-2,24,100

HAG + scale

16

 INR 2,05,400-2,24,400

VCOAS/ Lieutenant General ( NFSG)/ Army Cdr

17

 INR 2,25,000(FIXED)

COAS

18

 INR 2,25,000 ( FIXED)

MSP to the officer is as follows:- 

Military Service Pay(MSP) to the officers from the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier 

Rs 15,500 p.m. fixed  

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