UPSC CDS I 2022 Notification Full Details Notification for the Defence aspirants who want to join the join The Indian Army, Navy, Air Force as an commissioned officer. Through CDS I 2022 exam you can join the IMA, AFA, INA and OTA Chennai. Defence aspirants who are eligible and planning to apply for the CDS I 2022 can check the important details like Notification date, Exam Dates, Age Limits, Application Form, Exam Details, Selection Procedure given in this article.
Important Dates of CDS Notification
|Starting Date Apply Online||22 -Dec -2021|
|Last Date to Apply Online||11 -Jan-2022 Till 06:00 PM|
|Last Date for Fee Payment (Pay by cash)||10 -Jan-2022|
|Last Date for Fee Payment (online)||11 -Jan-2022|
|Date of Written Exam||10-April-2022|
|Admit cards Released||14-March-2022|
|Final Result||Notified Soon|
For Others candidates: Rs. 200/-
For Female/ SC/ ST Candidates: NIL
Candidates can pay either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of SBI.
(i) For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai — Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy—Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution.
(iii) For Air Force Academy—Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering. Graduates with first choice as Army/Navy/Air Force are to submit proof of Graduation/provisional certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB Interview at the SSB.
|Indian Military Academy||2nd January, 1999 to 1st January, 2004|
|Indian Naval Academy||2nd January, 1999 to 1st January, 2004|
|Indian Air Force Academy||2nd January, 1999 to 1st January, 2004|
|Officers’ Training Academy—(SSC Course for men)||2nd January, 1998 to 1st January, 2003|
|Officers’ Training Academy—(SSC Women Non-Technical Course)||2nd January, 1998 to 1st January, 2003|
Name of the Course and Approximate No. of Vacancies
|S.no||Name of Vacancies||No.of Posts|
|1||Indian Military Academy( IMA)||100|
|2||Indian Naval Academy (INA)||22|
|3||Air Force Academy||32|
|4||Officers Training Academy (OTA)||170|
- Written Exam
- SSB Interview/Personality Test
- Document Verification
- Medical Examination
Written Exam: This is the first stage of the CDS selection process. Candidates who register successfully for the exam are required to appear in the written exam. According to the CDS exam pattern, the written exam for IMA, INA and Air Force comprises three sections, English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics.
SSB Interview: There are two stages in SSB Interview – Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test. Candidates qualifying the stage one will be called for the second stage.
Final Selection: Final selection of candidates is done based on their performance in written exam and SSB Interview. Selected candidates will have to undergo training at Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Air Force Academy, Hyderabad, Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai.
CDS Exam Pattern for IMA, INA & OTA
The exam of Indian Naval Academy/Indian Military Academy/Indian Air Force comprises of 3 papers, which carry a total of 300 marks. The total duration of each exam is 2 hours.
|Subjects||Maximum Marks||Duration time|
|Numerical Ability||100||2 hours|
CDS Exam Pattern for Officer Training Academy (OTA)
The exam of Officer Training Academy (OTA) consists of 2 subjects with a total of 200 Marks. The duration of the two exams is 4 hours (2 hours for each exam).
|Subjects||Maximum Marks||Duration time|
Centres of examination
AGARTALA, AHMEDABAD, AIZAWL, BENGALURU, BAREILLY, BHOPAL,CHANDIGARH, CHENNAI, CUTTACK, DEHRADUN, DELHI, DHARWAD,DISPUR, GANGTOK, HYDERABAD, IMPHAL, ITANAGAR, JAIPUR, JAMMU,JORHAT, KOCHI, KOHIMA, KOLKATA,LUCKNOW, MADURAI, MUMBAI,NAGPUR, PANAJI (GOA), PATNA, PORT BLAIR, PRAYAGRAJ (ALLAHABAD),RAIPUR, RANCHI, SAMBALPUR, SHILLONG, SHIMLA, SRINAGAR,THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, TIRUPATI, UDAIPUR AND VISAKHAPATNAM.
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