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UPSC CDS Application Form 2017-2018:

On November 8, 2017, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) issued notification on Online Application Form for filling 414 vacancies in the Combined Defence Service (CDS) (officers in Army, Navy, Airforce) under 2018 CDS I Examination [Including SSC Women (Non Technical Course)]. All eligible candidates need to apply for 2018 UPSC CDS I Examination through online mode by using the direct link granted below:
Fill your UPSC CDS I 2018 Application Form

Check the Official UPSC CDS I 2018 Examination notification

UPSC CDS Application Form - Important dates:

Candidates can fill their online UPSC CDS I Application Form from November 8, 2017 to December 4, 2017 up to 06:00 PM. A Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 04th February, 2018.
The important dates for UPSC CDS I Examination are given below.
Events Important Dates
Application form - Release 08 November 2017
Application form - Closure 04 December 2017
up to 06:00 PM
Last Date for Fee Payment (by cash) 03 December 2017
up to 11:59 PM
Last Date for Fee Payment (Online) 04 December 2017
up to 06:00 PM
Admit card Availability Mid of January 2018
Date of CDS (I) 2018 Examination 04th February, 2018
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UPSC CDS Application Form - Eligibility:

S.No Name of the Course No. of Vacancies Age Limit Gender, Marital Status Educational Qualification
1. Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun -
146th Course commencing in January, 2019
100 Born not earlier than  2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2000 Unmarried male candidates Degree of a recognised University
or equivalent.
2. Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala -
Course commencing in January, 2019 Executive (General Service)
45 Born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2000 Unmarried male candidates Degree in Engineering from a recognised
University/ Institution.
3. Air Force Academy (AFA), Hyderabad -
(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in February, 2019 i.e. No. 205 F(P) Course.
32 20 to 24 years as on 1st January, 2019 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 1999. Unmarried
(Married candidates
above 25 years of age)
Degree of a recognised University
(with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level)
or Bachelor of Engineering.
4. Officers Training Academy,  Chennai -
109th SSC (Men) Course (NT) commencing in April, 2019.
225 (including 50
vacancies for NCC
‘C’ certificate
holders for NCC
Spl. Entry)
Born not earlier than 2nd January, 1994 and not later than 1st January, 2000. Male candidates
(married or unmarried)
Degree of a recognised University
or equivalent.
5. Officers Training Academy, Chennai -
23rd SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April, 2019. 
12 Born not earlier than 2nd January, 1994 and not later than 1st January, 2000. Unmarried women,
issueless widows and
issueless divorcees
who have not remarried.
Degree of a recognised University
or equivalent.
NOTE:- Male divorcee/ widower candidates cannot be treated as unmarried male for admission in IMA/ INA/ AFA courses and accordingly they are not eligible for these courses.
Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination as per guidelines.
Check guidelines for Physical Standards in Official UPSC CDS I Examination notification (From Page No. 25).

UPSC CDS Application Form - Overview:

UPSC CDS (Combined Defence Service) Exam is conducted in national level, twice a year in the month of February and October/ November for which the application form is released three months prior. The Application form is released in Online mode only. Candidates applying for the Exam are expected to fill the Application form to be called for attending the Written Examination and further selection process. Ensure to furnish exact details regarding age, address, e-mail ID and other necessary details, as no further changes can be made on submission.

How to fill UPSC CDS Application Form:

The registration for UPSC CDS Exam is done in Two stages namely PART I and Part II Registration using the CDS Application Form released by UPSC.

UPSC CDS Application Form - PART I Registration:

Details to be filled in Part I - Registration are:
  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Father’s Name and Mother’s Name
  • Nationality
  • Marital Status
  • Physically Challenged
  • Community
  • If You Belong To Minority
  • Fees Remission Claimed
  • Address, Contact Details, and E-mail Address are to be filled.
On completion of First Stage Registration, Registration Account Details will be generated along with Registered ID (RID). RID is required for further communication with UPSC and candidates can take a printout of it for reference. Candidates can then process to Next stage of registration.

UPSC CDS Application Form - PART II Registration:

To fill the Part II Registration, candidate have to login with their Registration-Id and Date of Birth. Part II Registration has Four Stages:
(i) Application Fee Payment,
(ii) Selection of Examination Centre,
(iii) Uploading of Photograph and Signature, and
(iv) Agreeing to Declaration.

Application Fee Payment Details:

Application Fee for UPSC CDS Examination for various Category is granted in the following table.
Candidate’s Category Application Fee
General & OBC Candidates (Male Candidates) Rs. 200/-
SC & ST Candidates No Fee required
Female Candidates No Fee required
Fee Payment mode:- UPSC CDS Exam Application Fee can be paid either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/ State Bank of Hyderabad/ State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/ State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit Card within stipulated time as follows:
  • Last Date for Fee Payment (by cash - offline mode) - December 3, 2017 up to 11:59 PM
  • Last Date for Fee Payment (Online) - December 4, 2017 up to 06:00 PM

Selection of Examination Centre:

Applicants can make the Centre of choice for taking up the Examination. Allotment of Centres will be based on first-cum first-allot basis, the allotment is seized once the capacity of the Centre is attained. Commission reserves the right to change the Centres at their discretion if the situation demands.

Uploading of Photograph and Signature:

After paying UPSC CDS Application Fee, Candidates can able to upload scanned copy of their photograph and signature as per below guidelines:
Photograph:- The photograph should be uploaded in JPG format and the digital size of the file of the photographs must be more than 3 KB and less than 40KB.
Signature:- The signature must be uploaded in JPG format. The digital size of the signature file must be between 1 KB and less than 40 KB.

UPSC CDS - Selection Process:

Candidates are selected for various Combined Defence Services courses through two stage selection process as:
  1. Written examination
  2. Interview for intelligence and personality test.
Name of the Academy Total marks for
Written examination
Total marks for
Indian Military Academy 300 300
Indian Naval Academy 300 300
Air Force Academy 300 300
Officers’ Training Academy 200 200

UPSC CDS Written examination:

UPSC CDS Written examination is conducted in offline mode (i.e., pen and paper mode). UPSC CDS Written examination of Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy varies with that of Officers’ Training Academy as follows.
For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:- 
S.NO Subject Maximum
1 English 100 2 Hours
2 General Knowledge 100 2 Hours
3 Elementary Mathematics 100 2 Hours
For Admission to Officer’s Training Academy :- 
S.NO Subject Maximum
1 English 100 2 Hours
2 General Knowledge 100 2 Hours
Each question in all subjects carries 1 mark. All questions in all subjects are of objective type only. The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.
Negative Marking:- For each wrong answer marked by candidate, One third of the marks assigned to that question (ie., 0.33 marks) will be deducted.

UPSC CDS Interview for intelligence and personality test:

Services Selection Board (SSB) is the selection board which conducts Personality and Intelligence Interview for candidates those who passed in UPSC CDS written Examination. The SSB procedure consists of two stage Selection process - stage I and stage II. Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for stage II.
Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests and Picture Perception Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on combination of performance in OIR Test and PP&DT.
Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. There are no separate weightage for each test.  All
these have equal weightage.

UPSC CDS Exam Syllabus:

The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation (10th) level. The standard of papers in other subjects will be of a graduate level of an Indian University.
Check the complete subject wise UPSC CDS Syllabus (Page No. 19, 20).
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