CDS 2023 Notification, Registration, Application Form, Admit Card, Exam Date

CDS Notification 2023 Out:  Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the official CDS Notification 2023 for the CDS 1 2023 examination on the official website on December 21, 2022. CDS Exam is a national-level competitive examination that is conducted by the UPSC twice a year. All the candidates who are eligible and want to serve in the Defence services such as the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Naval Academy, and Officer Training Academy can apply for it.

UPSC has released category-wise vacancies in the official notification. Here we will give you all the important details about the CDS 1 2023 Exam such as Notification, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Vacancies, Selection Process, and Important Dates in this article.

CDS Notification 2023 Overview

The CDS exam is the country’s prestigious exam that gives the opportunity to all the candidates who wish to serve and allows all the candidates who wish to serve the country’s prestigious exam which allows all the candidates who wish to serve the three armed forces of India. 

Exam Name Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS)
CDS 1 2023 Notification Date 21st December 2022
CDS 1 2023 Online Registration Date 21st December 2022
CDS 2 2023 Notification Date 17th May 2023
Exam Level National Level
Exam Mode Offline (Pen & Paper Mode)
Exam Frequency Twice a year
Language of Written Exam Both English and Hindi (Bilingual)
Written Exam Question Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

CDS Notification 2023

The CDS Exam Application form will be available for candidates from December 21, 2022, to January 10, 2022, and conducted twice a year. The UPSC CDS 1 2023 Notification PDF will be released on the official website of the UPSC on December 21, 2022, and the UPSC CDS 2 2023 Notification PDF will be released on May 17, 2023.

CDS Notification 2023 Exam Dates

Here are the important dates for the CDS 1 2023 exam and CDS 2 2023 exam:

CDS 1 2023 Notification & CDS 2 2023 Notification Important Dates
Events CDS 1 2023 CDS 2 2023
Online Application Registration Date 21st December 2022 17th May 2023
Online Application Registration Last Date 10th January 2023 6th June 2023
Admit Card Release Date March 2023 August 2023
Written Exam Date 16th April 2023 3rd September 2023

CDS 1 2023 Selection Process

The four phases of the UPSC CDS 2023 selection process are as follows: 

  • Written Exam
  • Personality Test/SSB Interview
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination

CDS 2023 Exam Pattern

CDS 2023 Exam Pattern

Subject Time Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge (G.K.) 2 Hours 100
Mathematics 2 Hours 100
SSB Test/Interview 5 Days 300

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CDS 2023 Exam Pattern for Officers’ Training Academy (OTA)

CDS 2023 Exam Pattern for Officers’ Training Academy (OTA)

Subject Time Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge (G.K.) 2 Hours 100
SSB Test/Interview 5 Days 300

How to Apply for CDS 1 2023 Exam?

Follow the Steps given below to apply for CDS 2023 Exam:

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC at upsc.gov.in or upsconline.nic.in.
  2. 2. Click on the Examination >> Active Examinations >> Online Application For UPSC CDS 1 Exam link to proceed further.
  3. Fill in your contact information for the registration process.
  4. 4. Read the instructions carefully and proceed further by clicking on “Yes”.
  5. 5. You will be redirected to a new page and add your details in section II.
  6. Entering your exam center: 
  7. Attach a photo
  8. Sign the required fields 
  9. Pay  fee
  10. Save the application form.
  11. Submit it after checking all the details properly 
  12. Download CDS Application Form

Candidates need to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- either online or offline mode. Females, SC/ST candidates, and OBC candidates are exempted from paying examination fees. 

CDS 1 2023 Nationality

A candidate must be unmarried and must either be:

  • A Citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • An individual of Indian origin who has migrated to India with the intention of living there permanently, especially those from Vietnam, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and East African nations such as Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zaire, and Ethiopia.

CDS 1 2023 Age Limit

For each post, the commission has fixed a certain age to avoid their application rejection at any point throughout the selection process.

Category Age Limit
Indian Military Academy (IMA) 19 to 24 Years
Indian Naval Academy (INA) 19 to 24 Years
Air Force Academy (AFA) 20 to 24 Years
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for men) 19 to 25 Years
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Non-Technical Course for Women) 19 to 25 Years
CDS Notification 2023 
CDS Notification 2023

CDS 1 2023 Educational Qualification

Academy Educational Qualification
Indian Naval Academy Degree in Engineering from a Recognized University/Institution
Air Force Academy Degree from a Recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.
Indian Military Academy (IMA) Degree of a Recognized University or Equivalent.
Officers’ Training Academy Degree of a Recognized University or Equivalent.

CDS 1 and 2 2023 Online Application Last Date

The last date to apply for CDS 1 2023 is 10th January 2023 till 6:00 PM and whereas the last date to apply for CDS 2 2023 is 6th June 2023 till 6:00 PM.

CDS 1 2023 Exam Centers

The UPSC will conduct the UPSC CDS 1 2023 exam at various Centers/Venues on 16th April 2023 (Sunday). The Union Public Service Commission has mentioned 75 cities as the host for CDS 1 2023 exam in offline mode. 

CDS Notification 2023 FAQs

What is the age limit for CDS 2023?
Candidate age must be between 19 to 24 years for IMA, INA, and AFA and between 19 to 25 years for OTA.

When can I apply for the CDS Exam 2023?
Applicants can apply from December 21, 2022, to January 10, 2023, the application form is available on UPSC official website.

How many times CDS is conducted in a year?
UPSC CDS exam is conducted twice a year

In which month is CDS 1 conducted?
CDS 1 2023 will be conducted in the month of April 16, 2023..

How to apply for CDS 2023?
Candidates can apply online through the website www.upsconline.nic.in.

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