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UPSC CDS 1 2024 Notification is Out | 457 Vacancies – Apply Now at

UPSC CDS 1 2024 Notification: The Union Public Service Commission released CDS 01 2024 exam notifications on 20 December 2023. Eligible candidates can Apply for the UPSC CDS 01/2024 Exam on the official website of UPSC at The last date to Apply is 9 January 2024.

Online Applications are invited from the eligible candidates for Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam 1 2024 through the Union Public Service Commission. The Combined Defence Services (CDS) is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the UPSC twice a year. CDS exam is conducted to recruit officers for the Indian Armed Forces, which includes the Indian Navy, Indian Army, and Indian Air Force.

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If you want to join Indian Armed Forces as an officer, this is the golden opportunity for you. To know the complete details regarding the Combined Defence Services Exam 2024, read this article till the end.

CDS 1 2024 Notification 2023 Overview

Exam NameCombined Defence Services Exam, (CDS Exam) 01/2024
Exam Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
CourseVarious Course
Total Vacancy457
Job TypeGovernment
Job LocationIndia
CategoryAll India Jobs
Application Process (Mode)Online
Apply Last Date9 January 2024
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CDS 1 2024 Notification

The Union Public Service Commission i.e. UPSC has released CDS 1 2024 exam notification on 20 December 2023. As per the CDS Notification 2024, UPSC is recruiting a total of 457 vacancies for the Indian Armed Forces through the CDS 01/2024 Exam which is conducted by UPSC.

This is a great opportunity for those candidates who didn’t fulfill their dream of joining the armed forces after 12, these candidates can join as officers in the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, Naval Academy, or Officers Training Academy to serve the country.

The online application process for the CDS 1 2024 exam starts on 20 December 2023 and the CDS 1 2024 apply last date is 9 January 2024 All the eligible candidates can their online applications at the UPSC Official Website at

Download UPSC CDS 1 2024 Notification

What is CDS Exam?

CDS stands for Combined Combined Defence Services is an exam conducted by UPSC to recruit candidates for the Indian Armed Forces and Defence Academy as follows:

  1. Indian Army
  2. Indian Navy
  3. Indian Airforce
  4. Naval Academy
  5. Officers Training Academy

UPSC CDS 01/2024 – Course Name & Vacancy

Sl. No.Course NameNo of Vacancy
1Indian Military Academy, Dehradun -158th (DE) Course100
2Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala – (General Service)/Hydro Course32
3Air Force Academy, Hyderabad – (Pre-Flying) Training Course32
4Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai 121st SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course275
5Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai 35th SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course18

UPSC CDS Eligibility Criteria

Interested candidates must meet the eligibility criteria such as CDS Education Qualification and CDS Age Limit to apply for CDS 01 Recruitment 2024.

UPSC CDS Educational Qualification: Check the education qualification for the CDS exam in 2024 from the below table:

Course NameEducation Qualification
Indian Military Academy (IMA)Graduate from a Recognized University
Indian Naval Academy (INA)Engineering Degree from Recognized University
Air Force Academy (AFA)Engineering Degree (Physics & Maths:10+2) or B. Tech from a Recognized University
Officers’ Training Academy (OTA)Graduate from a Recognized University

Marital Status: Only unmarried candidates are eligible to apply for DS 01 2024 Notification.

CDS Age Limit: Check the Age Limit of the CDS Exam from the below table:

Course NameAge Limit
Indian Military Academy (IMA)Between 2 Jan 2001 – 1 Jan 2006
Indian Naval Academy (INA)Between 2 Jan 2001 – 1 Jan 2006
Air Force Academy (AFA)20 to 24 years as of 1st Jan 2025
Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) Between 2 Jan 2000 – 1 Jan 2006

CDS Salary | Stipend

CDS Salary During Training: During the entire duration of training in Service academies at IMA, INA, AFA, and OTA. Gentlemen or Women Cadets will be paid Rs. 56,100 as a monthly stipend.

Application Fee

Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200 to complete the CDS 2024 online application process.

Note: SC/ST and Female candidates are exempted from the application fee.

How to Apply for CDS Exam 01 2024?

The online application process for CDS 1 2024 is already open, interested and eligible candidates can apply online through the UPSC official website at Aspiring candidates can access the CDS 1 2024 Apply Online Link on the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Follow the below steps to apply CDS 01 2024 Exam:

  1. Go to the UPSC Official Website at
  2. Click on the “One-time registration (OTR) for examinations of UPSC and online application”
  3. Now click on “New Registration”
  4. Fill out the registration form carefully
  5. After completing the registration process log in by using Email ID/Mobile No/OTR ID and OTP/Password to complete the application process.
  6. Once the final application is submitted print the downloaded acknowledgement form.

Important Dates

Application Start Date20 December 2023
Last Date to Apply9 January 2024
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CDS Selection Process

The eligible candidates are required to participate in the following processes:

  1. Written Examination
  2. Interview

CDS Exam Pattern

Check the UPSC CDS Exam Pattern for the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Indian Air Force Academy, and Officers’ Training Academy from the below:

UPSC CDS Exam Pattern

UPSC CDS Syllabus | Standards

Check out the CDS Exam Syllabus from the below:

  1. English
  2. General Knowledge
  3. Elementary Mathematics

Standards: The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will be of a graduate of an Indian University.

NOTE: Candidates can check the detailed CDS Exam 2024 notification to know the other details regarding CDS Syllabus.

UPSC CDS Admit Card 2024

The admit card for the CDS 2024 exam will be issued seven days before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available on the UPSC website for downloading by candidates. No e-Admit Card will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide a valid & active e-mail id while filling up online application form.


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