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CDS 1 2024 Notification

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the CDS 1 2024 exam notification on 20th December 2023, announcing 457 vacancies across various academies. The official UPSC website,, provides both the notification and application form. This comprehensive guide covers essential details, including exam dates, vacancies, and application procedures.

UPSC CDS 1 2024 Notification Overview

Item Details
Conducting Organization Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam Name Combined Defence Service Examination 2024 (CDS 1)
CDS 1 Vacancy 457
Mode of Application Online
Notification Release Date 20th December, 2023
Online Registration Dates 20th December 2023 to 09th January 2024
Selection Process Written Test – Interview – Medical Exam
Language of Written Exam Bilingual
Mode of Examination Offline
Questions Type Multiple-choice questions
Eligibility Unmarried Males & Females
CDS Exam Duration 2 hours (each paper)
Marking Scheme 1/3 for each incorrect answer
Job Location All India
Official Website


CDS 1 2024 Vacancies

Name of the Academy Number of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala 32
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (SSC Men) 275
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (SSC Women) 18
Total Vacancies 457

CDS 1 2024 Exam Dates

Event Date
CDS 1 2024 Notification Release Date 20th December, 2023
Online Registration Start Date 20th December, 2023
Online Registration End Date 09th January, 2024 (06:00 pm)
Last Date to Pay Fee 09th January, 2024 (06:00 pm)
CDS 1 Admit Card Release Date To be updated
CDS 1 Exam Date 2023 21st April, 2024
CDS 1 Result 2023 To be updated
Interview Dates To be updated
Final Result To be updated
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CDS 1 2024 Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria Details
CDS 2024 Nationality Citizen of India – Subject of Nepal/Bhutan – Tibetan refugee migrated to India before January 01, 1962, with the intention of permanent settlement – Individuals of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire & Vietnam for permanent settlement in India
CDS 2024 Exam Education Qualification For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy: Graduation degree (any subject) from a recognized University or equivalent – For Indian Naval Academy: Graduation in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution – For Air Force Academy: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering
CDS 2024 Age Limit 20 to 24 years (as of July 01, 2023). The detailed age limit will be mentioned in the official notification PDF
CDS 2024 Marital Status & Sex – For Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy: Only unmarried males are eligible – For Indian Air Force Academy: Both married and unmarried males can apply, but marriage during training is not permitted – For Officer Training Academy: Unmarried males & females can apply


CDS 1 2024 Application Steps

  1. To begin the online registration process, visit the official UPSC website and navigate to the dedicated section for the examination.
  2. Click on the application form link and proceed to register by providing essential details.
  3. Once registered, log in to your account and fill in personal details, including gender, nationality, and address.
  4. Input your educational qualifications and choose your preferred academy and branch.
  5. Upload scanned copies of your recent photograph and signature, adhering to the specified format and size.
  6. Proceed to pay the application fee through online payment options.
  7. Review all entered details and uploaded documents for accuracy.
  8. Click the “Submit” button to finalize the submission of your application form.
  9. After submission, take a printout of the completed application form for reference.
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CDS 1 2024 Application Fee

The CDS 2024 Exam application fee is ₹200 for all categories except for SC/ST candidates and females, who are exempt from the fee. Candidates can make the payment through various online or offline modes.

CDS 1 2024 Exam Pattern

For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
Mathematics 2 Hours 100
SSB Test/Interview 5 Days 300

For Admission to the Officers’ Training Academy:

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
SSB Test/Interview 5 Days 300

CDS 1 2024 Salary

The compensation structure for candidates selected through the CDS examination is determined by their rank and the specific branch they are commissioned into. Beyond the basic CDS Salary, officers are entitled to allowances and benefits.

Rank Level Pay Scale
Lieutenant 10 Rs 56,100 – 1,77,500
Captain 10B Rs 61,300 – 1,93,900
Major 11 Rs 69,400 – 2,07,200

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