UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2018

The much awaited examination notification i.e. UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2018 is out now and interested candidates may go through it to know the important details. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has recently released an advertisement notification for UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2018 that will be conducted as per schedule mentioned on official website. The no. of vacancies that are going to be filled under UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination I are 414. UPSC will fill the vacant vacancies in Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. The Degree pass out candidates who are looking forward to join Indian Military / Naval, Air Force should not miss this opportunity to apply. Interested candidates may go through the UPSC CDS 1 2018 Notification so that accordingly they may start to apply on or before the last date.

UPSC CDS 1 Exam Application Form 2018

Candidates who have completed their B.Tech / B.E., Graduation Degree are eligible to apply through UPSC CDS 1 Exam Application Form 2018 via official website i.e. The starting and closing date to apply for UPSC CDS Examination 2018 is 08-11-2017 to 04-12-2017. While applying, you may follow the step by step procedure to apply which is described below so that you submit the online application successfully without any problem. For the convenience of candidates we have mentioned here all the important information like Eligibility criteria- Age Limit, Educational Qualification, How to Apply, Mode of Selection, Pay Scale, Exam Pattern, Result, Admit Card etc.

UPSC CDS 1 Examination Notification 2018

  • Advt. No. : 2/2018.CDS-I
  • Name of Govt Organization:- Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
  • Name of Examination:- Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS)(I) 2018
  • Total No. of Vacancies:- 414
Sr. No  Name of Post Vacancy
1 Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 100
2 Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala 45
3 Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 32
4 Officers Training Academy , Chennai 225
5 Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Women) 12

CDS Exam 1 Eligibility Criteria 2018

Age Limit:-

  • For IMA, Dehradun:-  The Unmarried male candidates should be born between 02-01-1995 to 01-01-2000.
  • For Indian Naval Academy:-  Same as above
  • For Air Force Academy:-  Candidate’s age should be born between 20 to 24 Years as on 01-01-2019.
  • For Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for Men):- The male candidates (Married or Unmarried both) who are born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2000 are eligible to apply.
  • For Officers Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course):- The unmarried Women candidates who are born between 02-01-1994 to 01-01-2000 are eligible to apply for this post.

Educational Qualification:-

  • For IMA and Officers Training Academy Posts:- The minimum educational qualification required is graduation degree or its equivalent qualification in nay discipline are eligible to apply for this post.
  • For Indian Naval Academy Posts:- Those who possess B.Tech/ B.E. Engineering degree are eligible to apply for this post under UPSC CDS exam.
  • For Air Force Academy Posts:- Those who possess Graduation degree in any stream and Physics and Mathematics at 12th class level are eligible to apply for above mentioned posts.

Application Fee:-

All the candidates who are applying are required to deposit the application fee amount at any branches of State Bank of India through Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card or by Cash.

  • For SC/ST Female category candidates:- No Fee
  • For All Others (General/ OBC) candidates:- Rs.200/-

Mode of Selection:-

The selection will be based on the performances in the following tests-

  • Written Examination
  • Interview

How to Apply for UPSC CDS Examination 2018

Steps to apply are given below-

  • Eligible Male/ Female candidates are required to go to the official website of UPSC i.e.
  • After that, go to the particular link mentioning- “UPSC CDS Exam-I 2018”.
  • Click on Apply Online link and start to fill the form correctly and completely.
  • Make the application fee payment.
  • Upload the scanned copy of passport size Photograph and Signature.
  • Lastly, take the print out of it as hard copy for future use.

Dates to Remember:-

  • Starting date to apply online:- 08-November-2017
  • Last Date to apply online:- 04-December-2017

Important Links:-

UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2018 Official Notification

UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2018 Apply Online