CDS 2018 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date

CDS 1 2018: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct Combined Defence Services (CDS) every year. CDS 2018 application form will available online from 8th November 2017. UPSC CDS Exam is conducted for recruiting for the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy & Indian Air Force Academy. UPSC conducts this exam twice a year. Only the unmarried graduate applicants are allowed to apply for CDS examination. Here we have detail about CDS 2018 Application Form, Eligibility, syllabus and exam date.

CDS 2018 Application Form

Before you apply for CDS 1 verification of eligibility conditions.

How to Apply:Candidates are required to apply Online using the link www.upsconline.nic.inDetailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website.  

Date of Notification November 2017
Date of Commencement of Examination 4th February 2018
Duration of Examination 1 Day
Last Date for Receipt of Applications 4th December 2017

CDS 1 2018 FEE
: Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only).

Educational Qualifications :
(i) For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy— 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


CDS exam Competitive examination comprises of two parts:

  • Written examination
  • Interview for intelligence and personality test

For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:-CDS 2018

The maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy respectively.

The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The candidates are not permitted to use calculator for answering objective type papers.

CDS 1 2018 Examination Centres: Hyderabad, Patna, Aizawl, Agartala, Mumbai, Udaipur Gangtok, Shimla, Panaji (Goa), Ahmedabad, Ranchi, Bareilly, Jammu, Sambalpur, Bhopal, Jorhat, Shillong, Mumbai, Udaipur,Chandigarh, Kochi, Chennai, Srinagar, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Dehradun, Lucknow, Delhi, Vishakhapatnam, Tirupati, Dharwar, Port Blair,Madurai, , Mumbai, Udaipur, Imphal , Allahabad, Itanagar, Raipur, Bangalore, Jaipur, Kohima, Srinagar, Cuttack & Kohima.

For more details candidates are requested to stay tuned with official website i.e.

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