UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2024 Notification – Apply Online


UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2024

UPSC conducts CDS exam twice in a year for those candidates who want to start their career in Indian Air Force, Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Officer Training Academy. CDS 1 Exam 2024 Notification Will be released by UPSC on 20 December  2023.  Candidates who qualify the UPSC CDS 1 2024 written examination will be called for interview round and medical examination for final selection.  In this article, we have covered all the points of UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2024, including important dates, eligibility, vacancies, exam pattern, syllabus, selection process and more.  Union Public Service Commission has announced the important dates of UPSC CDS 2024 for Combined Defense Services Examination (II) through UPSC Calendar 2024 at

UPSC CDS 1 2024 Exam Notification

The detailed advertisement and official UPSC CDS 1 notification for UPSC CDS 1 2024 exam will be released on 20th December 2023 on the official website of UPSC which will contain all the necessary details for the exam including vacancies, important dates, steps to apply and other details.  We will also provide the direct link to download CDS 1 Notification 2024 here.

CDS 1 2024 Exam Eligibility Criteria

CDS 1 Eligibility requires candidates minimum age 19 years  when applying for CDS 1 Application form. A bachelor’s degree from a UGC-recognized university is also required for this CDS 1 2024 Exam. Apart from that candidates need to fulfill Physical Qualifications and Medical Standards set by UPSC.

CDS 1 2024 Exam Application fee

The application fee for CDS 1 2024 exam is Rs 200/- for General/OBC candidates and the application fee for SC/ST candidates is free. CDS 1 application fee can be paid through net banking / debit card / credit card and bank challan.

Application fee of UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2024

General / OBC200/-
SC/STZero  0/-
Payment ModeThrough Bank Challan / Net-Banking/ Credit Card / Debit Card

CDS 1 Exam 2024 Important Dates

Important Dates of CDS 1 Exam 2024

Application from will start20/12/2023
Last Date of Apply Online09/01/2024 till 6 PM
Application Fee Payment Last Date09/01/2024
Form Edit / Modify10/01/2024 to 11/01/2024
Exam Date21/04/2024
Admit Card Download  StartBefore 10 Days of Exam

CDS First Exam 2024 Vacancies Details

Total vacancies are 457 for CDS  1 2024 exam out of which main 4 posts are Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force and Officers Training Academy.

Post NameTotal Posts
Indian Military Academy100
Indian Naval Academy32
Air Force32
Officers Training Academy275
Officers Training Academy (Woman)18

CDS Exam 2024 Age Limit

UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2024 Age Limit 

Post NameAge Limit
Officer Training Academy19-25 years
Officer Training Academy (OTA – Women, Non-Technical)19-25 years
Indian Military Academy19 to 24 years
Indian Naval Academy19 to 24 years
Air Force Academy20 to 24 years

CDS 1 Exam 2024 Education Qualification

Post NameEducation Qualification
Indian Military AcademyDegree of a recognized University or equivalent.
Indian Naval AcademyDegree in Engineering from a recognized
Air Force AcademyDegree of a recognised University (with Physics and
Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

CDS Exam 2o24 Exam Pattern

In the official notification, the Union Public Service Commission made reference to the UPSC CDS 2024 exam pattern. The CDS exam is administered by UPSC in two stages: a written exam and an SSB interview. The UPSC CDS exam pattern 2024 helps candidates learn about subjects, exam length, number of questions asked, and marking scheme. Below is the UPSC CDS 2024 exam schedule for all three defense services.

CDS  Written Exam Pattern

SubjectMaximum MarksDuration
English12o2 Hours

General Knowledge

 12o2 Hours

Elementary Mathematics

1oo 2 Hours

UPSC CDS 1 2024 Exam Apply Online Important link

Important Link CDS 1 Exam 2024

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