UPSC CDS 1 Online Form 2024 UPSC CDS Application, Exam Date, Notification

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UPSC CDS 1 Online Form 2024 :- Union Public Service Commission UPSC has released the notification of Combined Defense Services (CDS) I 2024. Candidates waiting for UPSC CDS First can now fill out their application form from 20th December to 9th January 2024. All the information related to filling out the application form is given in this article. Before applying, apply only after checking the education qualification, age limit, selection process, exam details, etc., given in the official notification; for more details, download the official notice.

UPSC CDS I 2024 – Highlights:

Name of ExamCombined Defence Service (CDS)
Types of examBoard Level
Level of examNational Level
CourseUPSC Exams (Naval Academy & Air Force Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy)
Exam Conduct ByUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
No of Posts457 Post
Mode of application formOnline
Mode of examOffline
Apply Last Date09.01.2024
Exam Duration2 hours
Helpline Number011-23098543 / 23381125 / 23385271 / 23098591
Official Website

UPSC CDS Name of the Post:-

UPSC Exams – Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Officers’ Training Academy UPSC CDS I Online Form 2024

Post NameTotal Post
Indian Military Academy (IMA)100
Air Force Academy32
Indian Naval Academy32
Officers Training Academy (OTA)275, Women 18
UPSC CDS 1 Online Form 2024

UPSC CDS I Age Limit : 

Post NameAge Limit
Indian Military Academy (IMA)02/01/2001 to 01/01/2006
Air Force Academy02/01/2001 to 01/01/2006
Indian Naval Academy02/01/2001 to 01/01/2006
Officers Training Academy (OTA)02/01/2000 to 01/01/2006
Candidates’ age limit should be Minimum 20 years & Maximum 24 years., Age Relaxation: – SC/ ST /OBC/ Candidates Relaxation as per Government Rule.

Educational Qualification : 

  • For IMA & OTA : Bachelor Degree in Any Stream.
  • Naval Academy : Bachelor Degree in Engineering .
  • For Airforce : Bachelor Degree in Any Stream with Physics & Math in 10+2 Level.

The exam will be conducted in pen and paper mode. The exam-takers are advised to use a black ballpoint pen to mark answers. There will be negative marking for the wrong answers. The medium of the exam is bilingual – English and Hindi.

UPSC CDS Exam Pattern I 2024 :-

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

  • English, Duration- 2 Hours – Maximum Marks 100
  • General,  Duration- Knowledge 2 Hours-  Maximum Marks 100
  • Elementary,  Duration- Mathematics 2 Hours- Maximum Marks 100

(B) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

  • English , Duration- 2 Hours & Maximum Marks 100
  • General Knowledge ,  Duration: Knowledge 2 Hours – Maximum Marks 100
  • Maximum marks allotted to the written exam and the interviews will be equal for each course

Important Date:-

Date for submission of online applications20.12.2023
Last date for receipt of application09.01.2024
Modification in OTR Profile10-16 Jan 2024
Date of CDS Examination21/04/2024
UPSC CDS Admit Card Date 2024April 2024

Physical Details:-

  • Height-162.5 cms
  • Leg length-99 cmc (Minimum), 120 cms(Maximum)
  • Thigh Length-64 Cms.(Maximum)
  • Sitting height-81.5 Cms (Minimum),96 cms(Maximum)

UPSC CDS 1 Online Form 2024 Part-1: CDS 2024 Registration

  • Visit the official website
  • Click the Part-I link to register for CDS I
  • Enter personal details, address and educational qualification for CDS I
  • Candidates are also required to choose their preferred branch
  • Verify the details before submitting the registration form
  • On successful registration, the registration ID

Candidates need to login with the generated registration ID to fill the details in Part-II of CDSII form 2024.



UPSC CDS I Online Form 2024 Part-I: CDS 2024 Registration

Visit the official website

Last date for receipt of application


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