CDS Exam 2017 Notification UPSC CDS 1 Online Application Form

CDS Exam 2017 Notification

Dear aspirants, as you all know that Union Public Service Commission has already issued the exam calendar for the upcoming year. Here is more update for CDS Exam 2017 Notification. If you have been waiting to appear in Combined Defense Services exams, here we are with the latest news to help you out. UPSC CDS I exam will start on 5th February 2017 for which application is to start from 9th November this year.

Here in this article applicants can find details about UPSC Exam Calendar, How to fill UPSC CDS I Exam Application Form, and UPSC CDS Eligibility Criteria. All the important links and details are available here.  Just read the following information and note the crucial points.

UPSC CDS I 2017 Notification:


As per the collected data, candidates can start filling UPSC CDS 1 2016 Application Form from 09-11-2016 onwards. The written UPSC CDS I Examination will take place on 5th February 2017. Following the examination calendar, as planned CDS II Exam will be held later in the month of October 2017.

Declaration Type CDS Exam 2017 Notification
Examination Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission
Examination Name Combined Defense Services
Notification Release Date 09-11-2016
Exam Start Date 05-02-2017

Before you go to Apply Online for UPSC CDS 1 2016, take a look at the UPSC CDS 1 2016 Eligibility Criteria. Details have been given below.

UPSC CDS I Application Form

Eligibility Criteria

UPSC Combined Defense Services Examination CDS I Details:

Post Name Educational Qualification
For the Post of I.M.A. Degree of a Recognized University or Equivalent
For Indian Naval Academy Posts Degree in Engineering
For Air Force Academy Vacancy Degree with Physics and Mathematics or Bachelor’s in Engineering
For Officer’s Training Academy 103rd SSC Course Professional and Technical Qualification
For Officer’s Training Academy 17th SSC Women Course
  • It is compulsory for every candidate to have completed graduation from a recognized University/Institution.
  • Only unmarried applicants are allowed to fill UPSC CDS I Application Form.
  • Aspirants must be from Indian State.

Download CDS 1 Admit Card

Age Limit:

Candidates age should be Minimum 18 years and maximum 24 years old.

Courses Age Limit
Indian Military Academy Born After 2nd July 1992 and earlier than 1st July 1997
Indian Naval Academy Unmarried male aspirants Born not earlier than 2-07-1992 & not later than 1-07-1997
Air Force Academy 20 to 24 years of Age
Officers Training Academy (Man) Born Between 02-07-1991 to 01-07-1997
Officers Training Academy (Women, Non-Technical) Unmarried women aspirants born between 2-07-1991 to 01-07-1997

Selection Process

The selection process will consist of an offline written exam, personal interview, medical exam, and final document verification.

Check, UPSC CDS Result

UPSC CDS 1 Exam Pattern

For IMA, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
2 Hours 100
2 Hours 100

For Officer’s Training Academy:

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
2 Hours 100

How to get CDS 1 Exam 2017 Notification

  • Candidates need to visit the official link to get the notification. This official link is given below.
  • Download the Official Notification.

CDS I 2017 Application Form 

  • First of all, visit the authorized web portal which is “”
  • Look for the application link and follow it.
  • Start filling the form by filling all the required fields.
  • After fulfilling the formalities, recheck the submitted data.
  • Finally take the printed version of your application.
  • Save a copy and keep it secure for future use.

UPSC CDS I Important Dates

  • Notification Release date: 9th November 2016 (Wednesday)
  • Last date for application: 2nd December 2016 (Friday)
  • UPSC CDS I Exam Date: 5th February 2017 (Sunday)

UPSC CDS II Important Dates

  • Notification Release date: 9th August 2017 (Wednesday)
  • Last date for application: 9th September 2017 (Saturday)
  • UPSC CDS II Exam Date: 19th October 2017 (Thursday)

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