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
Notification issued on
Application starts on
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
UPSC CDS 2023 IMPORTANT LINK
EXAM UPDATES OF UPSC CDS 2023
Exam conducting body
Union Public Service Commission
Combined Defence Services Examination (I) 2023
21.12.2022 to 10.01.2023 till 6:00 PM
KNOW THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR UPSC CDS 2023
(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
Marital Status and Age Limit
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.
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.
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.
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.
General and Others
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.
For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy
For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy
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.
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.
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
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,
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
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
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
156th (DE) Course commencing in January 2024 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders]
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].
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]
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)
119th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April 2024
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)
33rd SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April 2024.
EXAMINATION CENTRE OF UPSC CDS (I) 2023
AURANGABAD (ANDHRA PRADESH)
GAUTAM BUDDH NAGAR
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
Pay scale/ salary
INR 1,39,600- 2,17,600
Lieutenant general HAG scale
HAG + scale
VCOAS/ Lieutenant General ( NFSG)/ Army Cdr
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