Combined Defence Forces (CDS) Exam: UPSC has released the CDS exam 2022 Notification on its official website on 22nd December 2021 for recruitment of 341 vacancies. CDS exam is very important for candidates who want to be admitted to the Indian Armed Forces. Recruitment of officials in Indian forces by the United Defence Service or CDS. A Combined Defense Service Examination is organized by UPSC for recruitment in the Indian Army, Air Force and Water Force.
CDS Exam 2022
UPSC organizes written examinations and interviews for CDS recruitment after which the successful candidates are sent to the Indian Military Academy (Dehradun), Indian Naval Academy (Goa), Air Force Academy (Hyderabad) and Officer Training Academy (Chennai). The work of UPSC is to organize the examination and recruit candidates for the academies.
CDS 1 2022 Notification: Highlights
The examination of the CDS is the examination for recruitment in one of the three Indian Armed Forces. Although there is a different eligibility criteria for recruitment in the three Indian Academies and the candidate which completes all CDS eligibility criteria, the same candidate is considered to be eligible for CDS exam. You can check the article below to know complete details about CDS Exam, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Salary Structure, Selection Process.
|Organization||Union Public Service Commission|
|Exam Name||CDS 1 2022|
|CDS 1 Vacancies||341|
|CDS 1 Online Registration||22nd December 2021 to 11th January 2022|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Selection Process||Written Test- Interview- Medical Examination|
|Language of Written Exam||Bilingual|
|Mode of Examination||Offline|
|Type of Questions||MCQ|
|CDS 2 Exam Duration||2 hours (Each Paper)|
|Marking Scheme||1/3 for Each Incorrect Answer|
|Job Location||All Over India|
CDS 1 2022 Notification
UPSC CDS 1 2022 Notification PDF is available below. The UPSC has issued the CDS 1 2022 notification, which includes many vacancies, including OTA , for women candidates who want to join the Indian Armed Forces. The link to the CDS 2022 application form is activate now.
CDS Exam 2022: Important Dates
CDS is a very prestigious exam and lakhs of students appear for this exam every year. This is a good opportunity for those candidates who want to serve the country by joining the army. The applications for CDS 2022 first exam has started from 22nd December 2021. This year candidates must left no stone unturned in the preparation of CDS because every year the challenge is increasing among the candidates. It is expected that the candidates should apply for the exam according to the CDS eligibility criteria. The CDS 2022 exam will be held on 10th April 2022.
|CDS 1 2022 EVENTS||CDS 1 2022||CDS 2 2022|
|Application Start Date||22nd December 2021||18th May 2022|
|Application Last Date||11th January 2022||14th June 2022|
|Exam Date||10th April 2022||4th September 2022|
|Admit Card Download Date||Last week of March||August|
|Result Date (Expected)||to be announced||to be announced|
If you are aiming to prepare for CDS 1 2022 Examination, you can enroll yourself in our SHAURYA CDS 1 2022 live batch starting tomorrow i.e. 29th December 2021. This Complete course is designed for all those aspirants who are weak in English , Elementary Mathematics & General Knowledge and unable to score better marks in any section. Its contents will clear the basic concepts of All Subjects, helping students of any standard or background to understand any question in a better way, thereby helping in score more. This batch will cover the complete CDS ( IMA ,INA, AFA) Exam. This batch provides practice questions along with latest pattern questions and basic concepts so that you can relate to exams.
CDS Exam 2022 Vacancy
Total 341 vacancies are announced for all the categories combined. You can check the bifurcation of this year’s vacancies below.
|Name of the Army||No. of Posts|
|Indian Military Academy, Dehradun||100|
|Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala||22|
|Air Force Academy, Hyderabad||32|
|Officers Training Academy, Chennai, (SSC Men)||170|
|Officers Training Academy, Chennai, (SSC Women)||17|
CDS Exam 2022 Eligibility Criteria
- A Citizen of India, or
- A Subject of Bhutan, or
- A Subject of Nepal, or
- A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
- A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
CDS Exam 2022 Educational Qualifications:
Candidates should be well known with the education qualifications before applying for the examination. Here we have provided the complete details of the educational qualifications required for the CDS 2022 Examination.
|Indian Military Academy||Graduation Degree|
|Indian Naval Academy||B.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics & Maths)|
|Air Force Academy||Graduation, B.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics & Maths)|
|Officers’ Training Academy (Men)||Graduation Degree|
|Officers’ Training Academy (Women)||Graduation Degree|
CDS Exam 2022 Age limit:
Here we have provided you with the age limit for the CDS 1 2022 Exam. So before applying to try to go through the full notification provided by UPSC.
|Indian Military Academy||19-24 Years|
|Indian Naval Academy||19-24 Years|
|Air Force Academy||20-24 Years|
|Officers’ Training Academy (Men)||19-25 Years|
|Officers’ Training Academy (Women)||19-25 Years|
CDS Exam 2022 Application Procedure
- Visit the official website — upsc.gov.in or upsconline.nic.in
- Click on the UPSC CDS 1 2022 link.
- In part – I of the registration, submit your basic information.
- In part II, fill the payment details and choice of exam center, upload your photo and sign as per guidelines.
- Save and submit it and take a print out for further reference.
CDS Exam 2022 Admit Card
UPSC will release the Admit Card for CDS Examination in the month of March 2022. You can download the Written Examination Call Letter from the link given below.
|Release of CDS 1 2022 Admit Card||Last week of March|
CDS 1 2022 Exam Centers
The CDS exam centers are mentioned in the official notification by the exam conducting authority i.e. Union Public Service Commission. CDS 2 2022 will held in 75 cities in offline mode. Candidates were advised to arrive at their examination site at least one day ahead of time and to familiarize themselves with the itinerary in order to avoid last-minute hassle. Candidates can view the table below for more information on CDS Exam Center 2022.
|Agartala||Ghaziabad||Panaji – Goa|
|Ahmedabad||Prayagraj – Allahabad||Gwalior|
|Almora – Uttarakhand||Indore||Raipur|
|Anantapur – Andhra Pradesh||Itanagar||Rajkot|
|Chennai||Kohima||Srinagar – Uttarakhand|
|Cuttack||Kozhikode – Calicut||Thiruvananthapuram|
|Gautam Buddh Nagar||Navi Mumbai||Warangal|
CDS Exam 2022 Selection Procedure
The Combined Defense Services Examination is conducted in two phases- the first stage is the written examination and the second is the interview. This examination comes under UPSC and the examination of all the three forces is under this. If the candidate is successful in the written test then he/she is called for SSB interview. After that the candidate is sent to different places for training. Now we will tell you about the CDS Exam Pattern.
CDS follows a three-stage recruitment process it consists of:
- Written Test
- SSB Interview
- Medical Examination
- Merit List
CDS 1 2022 Exam Pattern
The written examination consists of the below subjects:
A) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:
|General Knowledge||2 Hours||100|
|SSB Test/Interview||5 Days||300|
|General Knowledge||2 Hours||100|
|SSB Test/Interview||5 Days||300|
CDS 1 2022 SSB Interview involves 2 stages:
- Stage 1 consists of officer intelligence rating, picture perception, and description test.
- Stage 2 involves psychology test, interview, group testing officer task, and conference.
CDS Exam Syllabus 2022
Candidate those are looking for CDS Syllabus of each subject in detailed can check from here.
CDS English Syllabus
The level of English papers will be such as to test the knowledge of English language and comprehension of words in English language of the candidates. The syllabus covers various aspects like: Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English. Under this Parts of Speech, Tense, Articles, Identifying Wrong or Famous Idioms and proverbs of English can be asked from the candidates.
CDS General Knowledge Syllabus
Under General Knowledge, candidates can be asked questions from current affairs like sportspersons, awards, important people, economy, conferences etc. Apart from this, questions will also be asked from history, geography etc. of India. CDS GK Previous Year Papers will be of utmost importance while preparing for this section. This will give you an idea of the important topics from where questions are asked.
CDS Mathematics Syllabus (Applicable only for IMA, AFA, INA)
Study Material for CDS Exam
|General Knowledge||Click Here|
CDS Exam Result 2022
CDS 1 2022 written examination result is expected to declare in the first week of July 2022.
|Declaration of CDS 2 Result||July First Week, 2022|
|Declaration of Final Result||to be announced|
CDS 1 Expected Cutoff 2022
|Academy||Written Exam||Final Exam|
|Indian Military Academy||120 – 130||245 – 255|
|Indian Naval Academy||105 – 120||233 – 245|
|Air Force Academy||145 – 150||268 – 270|
|Officers’ Training Academy men||73 – 85||162 – 170|
|Officers’ Training Academy women||74 – 85||164 – 170|
CDS Previous Year Cut Off
|CDS (II) 2020 Exam|
|Course||Written Exam Cut Off||Final Cut Off|
CDS Salary Structure
|Lieutenant||Level 10||Rs 56,100-1,77,500|
|Captain||Level 10B||Rs 61,300-1,93,900|
|Major||Level 11||Rs 69,400-2,07,200|
|Lt Colonel||Level 12A||Rs 1,21,200-2,12,400|
|Colonel||Level 13||Rs 1,30,600-2,15,900|
|Brigadier||Level 13A||Rs 1,39,600-2,17,600|
|Major General||Level 14||Rs 1,44,200-2,18,200|
|Lieutenant General HAG Scale||Level 15||Rs 1,82,200-2,24,100|
|HAG+Scale||Level 16||Rs 2,05,400 – 2,24,400|
|VCOAS/Army CDR/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)||Level 17||Rs 2,25,000 (fixed)|
|COAS||Level 18||Rs 2,50,000 (fixed)|
CDS Exam 2022: FAQs
Q1. How many vacancies in CDS Notification 2022?
Ans. There is total 341 vacancies in CDS Notification 2022.
Q2. CDS 1 2022 Notification is released ?
Ans. Yes CDS 1 2022 Notification has been released on 22 December 2021.
Q3. What is the level of Maths in the CDS exam?
Ans. The level of Maths paper is up to 10th standard only.
Q4. Can a final year student apply for CDS 1 2022 exam?
Ans. Yes, final year candidates can apply for CDS, but you should complete your degree before the date of joining.