CDS Exam

CDS or Combined Defence Services is one of the most prestigious exam conducted twice every year by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) to select eligible daredevils for the post of Officers in any one of the elite Government Organization: Defence Services. Join Indian Army through CDS 2019. If it is your dream to get that bedazzling honor on your shoulder by becoming an Officer in either Indian Army, Navy or Air Force, CDS Exam is for you. It helps you to get a step closer to the dream of being the honorable Officer in Indian Defence Services. Let's have a look at CDS 2019 Exam in detail.

CDS Notification 2019

CDS Notification was released on 31st October 2018. A total of 417 vacancies was declared in the official CDS Notification 2019. CDS 1 Exam will be conducted on 3rd February 2019 and the Admit Card is expected to be available from 13th January 2019 Onwards. With the release of Official Notification, exam dates, eligibility, pattern and syllabus for CDS 1 Exam was announced. Candidates can read the Official CDS Notification 2019 from the link mentioned below.

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CDS Result 2019

The Result for CDS 1 will be declared separately for candidates selected for SSB and for the final selection. After the Written Exam has been conducted by UPSC for CDS 1 exam 2019, result will be declared in which the list will be generated for the students selected for the SSB Round. The cumulative score of the Written Exam and the SSB round will be further considered to deduce the final Merit List. Keep visiting the page, to remain updated about the upcoming CDS Result 2019.

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CDS Admit Card 2019

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) has released CDS Admit Card 2019 on 13th January 2019. Canddiates will be able to download the Admit card from the link provided below that has been made available by UPSC.

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CDS Exam Dates 2019

CDS 1 will commence on 3rd of February 2019. Let's have a look at the complete schedule for CDS 2019 exam.

Event Dates
Notification Date 31st October 2018
Commencement of Application Form 31st October 2018
Last Date to Apply Online 26th November 2018
Commencement of the window to withdraw application form 3rd December 2018
Last date to withdraw the application form 10th December 2018
Release of Admit Card 13th January 2019 Onwards
Commencement of CDS 1 Exam 3rd February 2019
Declaration of CDS 1 Result To be announced

CDS Apply Online 2019

CDS 2019 Online Application was released on 31st October 2019. The Apply Online Link was deactivated on 26th November 2018. Candidates were given the option to withdraw their Application form for CDS Exam if he/she had applied for the exam before 26th November 2019. The last day to withdraw CDS Application Form was 10th December 2019.

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CDS Application Fee


To successfully submit the Online Application form for CDS Exam 2019, a candidate must pay the required Application Fee. CDS Application Fee for candidates belonging to GENERAL/OBC category is Rs. 200/-. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/Female Category are exempted from paying any application fee for the CDS 1 exam.

CDS Vacancy 2019

A total of 417 vacancy has been declared for CDS 1 Exam 2019 for different academies. Let's have a look at the detailed Vacancy for CDS 1 Exam.

Academy Name Vacancy Name of Course Date for Commencement of Course
Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun 100 (including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders) 148th (DE) Course commencing in January, 2020
Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala 45 (including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders (Naval Wing)) Executive (General Service)/Hydro Course commencing in January, 2020
Air Force Academy (AFA), Hyderabad 32 (03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry) Pre-Flying Training Course commencing in January, 2020 i.e. No. 207 F(P) Course.
Officer’s Training Academy (OTA), Chennai (Madras) 225 ((i) 171 vacs for SSC (Men) (NT) UPSC, (ii) 04 vacs for JAG (Men) (NT) April, 2020 Non UPSC and (iii) 50 vacs for NCC Special entry Non UPSC) 111th SSC (Men) Course (NT) Commencing in April 2020
Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai 15 25th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April 2020
Total 417

The number of vacancies given above is tentative and may be changed at any stage by Services H. Q.

CDS Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for CDS Exam 2019, a candidate must be unmarried and must either be:

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CDS Exam Pattern

To appear for CDS 1 Exam 2019, a candidate must be acquainted with CDS 2019 exam pattern. Let's have a look at the same.

CDS 2019 will be conducted in two stages:

A candidate who successfully clears both these tests and maake it to the merit list generated by UPSC with the cumulative score of Written Exam and the SSB will be considered for final selection.

CDS Exam Pattern 2019 (Detailed)

CDS Syllabus 2019

The Written Exam will comprise of English, General Knowledge & Elementary Mathematics for candidates applying for IMA, INA & AFA. For Candidates applying to OTA, the Written exam will comprise of English & General Knowledge. Let's have a look at the syllabus for the same.

Subject Topics
English
  • Spotting Errors Questions
  • Sentence Arrangement Questions
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Selecting Words
  • Ordering of Sentence
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Ordering of words in a sentence
  • Fill in the blanks questions
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • CDS Syllabus 2019 (Detailed)

    CDS Cut Off 2019

    To get an idea of the expected cut off for CDS 1 Exam 2019, let's have a look at the previous year cut off for CDS Exam.

    UPSC CDS (I) 2017 Cut-Offs

    Academy Written Exam Final Exam
    Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate* Marks of last recommended candidate
    IMA 125 249
    INA 118 241
    AFA 144 268
    OTA (Men) 82 163
    OTA (Women) 82 164

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