CDS Notification 2024 Out, Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility

The notification for the Combined Defence Services Examination (1) 2024 has been officially released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) This examination is conducted by UPSC twice a year to select candidates for admission into various posts to become officers in the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force.

All the interested Candidates who wanted to join the defence then finally the notification has been out and you can easily apply for the notification. All the Candidates who want to join the Army Navy Airforce then through this examination You can easily join.

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UPSC CDS 2024 Notification is out but before applying you must meet the eligibility criteria by UPSC, which like educational qualifications, age limits, and physical standards then you can apply. 

All the candidates who clear all stages of the selection process will be offered to join the prestigious defence academies like the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA). 

UPSC CDS 2024 Notification

InformationDetails
Exam NameCDS 2024
OrganisationUPSC
Application Form Date20 December 2023 to 09 January 2024
Application LinkCheck Here
Exam Date21 April 2024
Official Websitehttps://upsc.gov.in/

The Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to get selected candidates for admission into the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Officers Training Academy.

The CDS 2024 examination is held by the UPSC which provides an opportunity for all the candidates who are interested to join the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, or Officers Training Academy. 

The application form for this examination will be available on the UPSC website. Now all the candidates can apply for the form online and submit their applications.

UPSC CDS 2024 Exam Date

InformationDetails
Exam NameUPSC CDS 2024
OrganisationUPSC
Application Form Date20 December 2023 to 09 January 2024
Application LinkCheck Here
Exam Date21 April 2024
Official Websitehttps://upsc.gov.in/

UPSC CDS 2024 Eligibility

AcademyEducation QualificationAge Limit
Indian Military Academy (IMA)Bachelor’s degree19 to 24 years (born not earlier than Jan 2, 2000, and not later than Jan 1, 2005)
Indian Naval Academy (INA)Bachelor’s of Engineering (BE) from a UGC.19 to 24 years (born not earlier than Jan 2, 2000, and not later than Jan 1, 2005)
Air Force Academy (AFA)12th with Physics and Mathematics and must have pursued BE (Bachelor’s of Engineering).20 to 24 years (born not earlier than Jan 2, 2000, and not later than Jan 1, 2004)
Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) for MenBachelor’s degree in any stream from a University Grant Commission.19 to 25 years (born not earlier than Jan 2, 1999, and not later than Jan 1, 2005)
Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) for WomenBachelor’s degree.19 to 25 years (born not earlier than Jan 2, 1999, and not later than Jan 1, 2005)

Physical standard details for UPSC CDS 2024 exam

The physical standards for the UPSC Combined Defense Services (CDS) 2024 exam For men those applying for the Air Force then the minimum height requirement is 157.5 cm, and for women, it is 152 cm. For candidates who want to join the Air Force for Ground Duty then the height criteria are is 162.5 cm for men and 152 cm for women. 

All chest measurement is 81 centimetres with a minimum expansion of 5 centimetres. Vision standards mandate 6/6 vision in one eye and 6/9 in the other without glasses for both men and women.

PameterMen (Except for Air Force)Women (Except for Air Force)Men (For Air Force) (For Ground Duty)Women (For Air Force) (For Ground Duty)
Height157.5 cm152 cm162.5 cm152 cm
Chest81 centimetres with a minimum expansion of only 5 centimetres81 centimetres with a minimum expansion of only 5 centimetres
Vision6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in the other without glasses.6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in the other without glasses.6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in the other without glasses.6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in the other without glasses.

UPSC CDS 2024 Fee

For the UPSC Combined Defence Services (CDS) 2024 Exam, the application fee structure will depend upon the category of the Candidates belonging to the General or Other Backward Class categories are required to pay a fee of ₹200 to apply online and the female candidates, belonging to the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Caste categories, are exempted from paying any application fee.

UPSC CDS 2024 Exam Pattern

Exam ModeOffline (Pen-and-paper mode)
Number of Papers3 (English, General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics)
Total MarksEnglish – 100, General Knowledge – 100, Elementary Mathematics – 100
Duration2 hours for each paper
LanguageEnglish for each paper
SectionsEnglish, General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics
Type of QuestionsObjective type
Negative Marking1/3rd mark deducted for each incorrect answer
Marking Scheme+1 mark for each correct answer

How to apply for UPSC CDS 2024?

To apply for UPSC CDS 2024 online, follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Go to the official website of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), which is https://upsc.gov.in/.
  2. Look for the ‘Combined Defense Services (1) 2024’ on the homepage and click on it.
  3. Now click on the CDS 2024 section and click on the Apply Online. 
  4. Complete the online application form by entering your basic, educational, and other required details.
  5. After filling in the details and uploading documents, proceed to pay the application fee. The application fee is ₹200 for candidates belonging to the General or Other Backward Class (OBC).
  6. Once you have completed all the above steps, review your application After verifying all details, submit the application form by clicking the Submit button.

By following these steps, you will successfully apply for the UPSC CDS 2024 exam online.

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