UPSC CDS

10-04-2022 15:34:42 PendulumEdu

UPSC conducts the Combined Defence Services exam twice every year to admit candidates to the following academies:

1. Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

2. Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

3. Air Force Academy, Hyderabad

4. Officers' Training Academy, Chennai

UPSC CDS (I) 2022 is going to take place on 10th April 2022.

UPSC CDS 1 2021 OTA Final Result has been declared. You can download the result pdf below.

Download UPSC CDS 1 2021 OTA Final Result

CDS 2022 Exam Dates

CDS 1 2022 Important Dates

Event

Date

CDS 1 2022 notification release

22 December 2021

CDS 1 2022 application start

22 December 2021

CDS 1 2022 last date to apply

11 January 2022 up to 6 pm

CDS 1 2022 admit card release

14 March 2022

CDS (I) 2022 exam date

10 April 2022

CDS 1 2022 official answer key

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CDS 2 2022 Important Dates

Event

Date

CDS 1 2022 notification release

18 May 2022

CDS 1 2022 application start

18 May 2022

CDS 1 2022 last date to apply

14 June 2022 up to 6 pm

CDS 1 2022 admit card release

8 August 2022

CDS (I) 2022 exam date

4 September 2022

CDS 1 2022 official answer key

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CDS 2022 Admit Card

CDS 2022 Admit Card is now available from 14 March 2022 and will be available till 10 April 2022. We advise you to download the CDS admit card 2022 as soon as possible and do not wait for the last minute. Also, take out the print of Admit Card as a hard copy is required to be carried in the CDS exam. Know how to download CDS 1 2022 admit card.

UPSC CDS 1 2022 Exam Pattern

The UPSC CDS Exam comprises of two steps:

1. Written Examination

2. Interview for Intelligence and Personality test

The written examination for IMA, INA and Air Force Academy will include the exams for Elementary Mathematics, English and General Knowledge. For OTA, only English and General Knowledge exams are required. There is a penalty for the wrong answer of one-third of the marks assigned to that question

Written Examinations for INA, IMA and Air Force Academy

Subject

Maximum Marks

Duration

English

100

2 Hours

General Knowledge

100

2 Hours

Elementary Mathematics

100

2 Hours

The total marks for the Interview will be the same as that assigned for the Written examination for that course.

Course

Maximum Marks in Interview

Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy

300

OTA (Male), OTA (Female)

200

UPSC CDS 1 2022 Vacancy

Name of the Course

Vacancy

Course Commencement Date

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun— 154th (DE)

100

[including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders]

January, 2023

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala— Executive Branch (General Service)/Hydro

22

[including 03 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC Special Entry ) holders ].

January, 2023

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) Training No. 213 F(P) Course.

32

[including 03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry]

January, 2023

Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)— 117th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC)

170

April, 2023

Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 31st SSC Women (NT) (UPSC)

17

April, 2023

UPSC CDS 1 2022 Eligibility

Candidates should ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for the CDS exam before applying to UPSC CDS. The eligibility conditions are divided into four parts:

1. Nationality criteria for UPSC CDS

A candidate applying to the UPSC CDS exam must be unmarried and must be:

(a). a Citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) 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.

2. Age Limit, Sex and Marital Status Required for UPSC CDS

Name of the Course

Gender Eligible

Age Limit

Marital Status

Indian Military Academy (IMA)

Male

born not earlier than 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2004

Unmarried

Indian Naval Academy

Male

born not earlier than 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2004

Unmarried

Air Force Academy

Male/ Female

20 to 24 years as on 1st January, 2023 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2003 (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, 1997 and not later than 1st January, 2003

Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live with family out of the premises.

Officers' Training Academy (OTA) Male

Male

born not earlier than 2nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2004

Unmarried

Officers' Training Academy (OTA) Female

Female

born not earlier than 2nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2004

Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried

Note: Male divorcee/widower candidates cannot be treated as unmarried males for the purpose of their admission in IMA/INA/AFA/OTA, Chennai courses and accordingly they are not eligible for these courses.

3. Educational Qualifications for CDS

Name of the Academy

Educational Qualification required

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

Degree (any subject) from a recognised university or equivalent.

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

Engineering degree from a recognised university.

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad

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

Officers' Training Academy, Chennai

Degree (any subject) from a recognised university or equivalent.

 

4. Physical Standards

The candidate must meet all physical requirements according to the prescribed criteria of physical standards for CDS 1 2022.

UPSC CDS Exam Centres

The UPSC CDS 1 2022 will be conducted at the below-mentioned Exam centres:

UPSC CDS Exam Centres in UP:

GHAZIABAD, AGRA, BAREILLY, GORAKHPUR, ALIGARH, GAUTAM BUDDH NAGAR, VARANASI, LUCKNOW, PRAYAGRAJ (ALLAHABAD)

UPSC CDS Exam Centres in MP:

GWALIOR, INDORE, JABALPUR, BHOPAL

UPSC CDS Exam Centres in Bihar:

PATNA, GAYA

UPSC CDS Exam Centres in Maharashtra:

PUNE, THANE, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, NAVI MUMBAI, AURANGABAD

UPSC CDS Exam Centres in Rajashthan:

AJMER, JAIPUR, JODHPUR, UDAIPUR

UPSC CDS Exam Centres in Haryana:

GURGAON, CHANDIGARH, FARIDABAD

UPSC CDS Exam Centres in Gujarat:

AHMEDABAD, RAJKOT

Other UPSC CDS Centres:

PANAJI (GOA)

AGARTALA, AIZAWL, IMPHAL, ITANAGAR, SHILLONG, SILIGUDI, KOHIMA, GANGTOK, DISPUR

DELHI, PORT BLAIR, PUDUCHERRY, JAMMU, SRINAGAR

HYDERABAD, ALMORA (UTTARAKHAND), RAIPUR, ANANTPUR (ANDHRA PRADESH), RANCHI, BENGALURU, SAMBALPUR, SHIMLA, BILASPUR, JORHAT, KOCHI, CHENNAI, SRINAGAR (UTTARAKHAND), COIMBATORE, KOLKATA

CUTTACK, KOZHIKODE (CALICUT), THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DEHRADUN, LEH, TIRUCHIRAPALLI, TIRUPATI, DHARWAD, LUDHIANA, MADURAI, VELLORE, MYSORE, VIJAYAVADA, VISHAKHAPATNAM, WARANGAL


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