UPSC CDS I 2023 Notification Full Details Notification for the Defence aspirants who want to join the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force as commissioned officers. Through the CDS I 2023 exam you can join the IMA, AFA, INA and OTA Chennai. Defence aspirants who are eligible and planning to apply for the CDS 2023 can check the important details like Notification date, Exam Dates, Age Limits, Application Form, Exam Details, and Selection Procedure is given in this article.
Important Dates of CDS Notification
|Starting Date Apply Online||21-December-2022|
|Last Date to Apply Online||10-Jan-2023|
|Last Date for Fee Payment||10-Jan-2023|
|Date of Written Exam||16-April-2023 (SUNDAY)|
|Date of Declaration of Exam Result||May – June 2023|
|CDS 1 2023 Merit List||December 2023|
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.
- For IMA & Indian Naval Academy: Candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2004 only are eligible.
- For Air Force Academy: 20 to 24 Years (Candidates born not earlier than 1st January, 2023 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2003
- Age relaxation is applicable as per rules
- Officers’ Training Academy – (SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2004 only are eligible.
- Officers’ Training Academy – (SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women, born not earlier than 2nd January, 1998 and not later than 1stJanuary, 2004.
Name of the Course and Approximate No. of Vacancies
|Indian Military Academy||100|
|Indian Naval Academy||22|
|Air Force Academy||32|
|Officers’ Training Academy||170|
|Officers Training Academy (Women)||17|
- 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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