UPSC CDS-I Recruitment 2020

Post Name:-Combined Defence Services (CDS) (Including SSC Women(Non-technical Course)

Conduct Authority:- UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)


Starting Date30-Oct-2019
Last Date 19 Nov-2019
Application WithdrawalNov-2019
Admit Card Jan -2020
Exam Date02-Feb-2020


  • General / OBC – Rs. 200/-
  • SC/ST/Female – Rs. 0/-
  • Payment can be made through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking


(As on 01/July/2019)

  • IMA/INA-Candidates sharing their DOB between 02/July/199 7to 01/Jan /2002 will be eligible.
  • OTA- Candidates sharing their DOB between 02/July/1997 to 01/July/2002 will be eligible.
  • AFA– Candidates sharing their DOB between 02 /July/1996 to 01/July/2000 will be eligible.

JOB LOCATION:- All  Over India

Total Vacancies:- 417

Exam Name Combined Defence Services(Including SSC Women(Non-technical Course)

Pay Scale As per rules

Educational Qualification:

Indian Military Academy/Officers Training Academy:Candidates having a graduation Degree in any stream from any recognized university/Institution will be considered for this post.

Air force Academy:- Candidates having a Graduation Degree in Physics & Maths at 10+ 2 Level/Bachelor of Engineering from a recognized university/Institution will be considered for this post.

Indian Naval Academy – Candidates having Engineering Degree in relevant trade will be considered for this post.

Note Candidates are suggested to read the Official notification keenly.

How to Apply:Candidates can apply through link provided below or they can also apply through official site of the UPSC CDS before 19/Oct/2019( up to 06:00 PM)

Written Examination Pattern:-

For OTA Applicants  200 Marks Paper based on MCQ Pattern comprising of English, G K topics.

Rest all Applicants   300 Marks Paper based on MCQ Pattern comprising of English, GK, Mathematics(Elementary)

Mode of Selection   Selection will be based on the Written Exam/Interview/Skill test.

Physical Details:-

Height-162.5 cms

Leg length-99cmc(Minimum), 120 cms(Maximum)

Thigh Length-64 Cms. (Maximum)

Sitting height-81.5 Cms(Minimum),96 cms(Maximum)

Eligibility – Unmarried candidates can apply only for this recruitment

Course & vacancy Details(Tentative):-

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun-100 Posts

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala-45 Posts

Air force Academy, Hyderabad-32 Posts

Officer’s Training Academy-225 Posts

Officers Training Academy, Chennai-15 Posts

Important Links:- 

Apply Online

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Pay Exam Fee

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View / Re-Print Form

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Download Notification

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Official website

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