CDS Exam 2020 Notification pdf UPSC CDS 1 Online Application Form

Dear candidates, please be informed that the Union Public Service Commission has released the examination schedule for the upcoming year. Here is more update for the CDS Exam 2020 Notification. If you have been waiting to appear in the Combined Defense Services exams, here is the latest news to help you. The examination will be held in 2020, for which application is to start now.

CDS Exam 2020 Notification

In this article, applicants can find details about the UPSC Exam Calendar, How to fill out the UPSC CDS 1 Exam Application Form, and Eligibility Criteria. All the important links and details are available here.  Just read the following information and note the crucial points.


CDS I Application Form 2020: Candidates can check the Notification, Combined Defence Services 20120exam in February. The notification is now released. Dear Candidates, before attempting the CDS I 2020 exam, which will be held for the opening of Online Application, are notified that the session of Applying Online for the test started from the official website at The last date to register your name online is 26 Nov.

Also Read: CDS Exam Preparation Books Study Material 2020 PDF Free Download 

UPSC CDS 1 Notification 2020



As per the collected data, candidates can now start filling out the UPSC CDS 1 Application Form. The written test will take place in 2020. Following the examination calendar, as planned, the examination will be held later in October.

Declaration Type CDS Exam 2020 Notification
Examination Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission
Examination Name Combined Defense Services
Last date for CDS 1 Recruitment Apply 2020
Exam Date 2020

Before applying Online for the UPSC CDS 1 Exam, look at the UPSC CDS I Eligibility Criteria and vacancy details. Details have been given below. Download CDS 2 Admit Card

Courses & Total No of Posts: 417 Vacancies

  • Indian Military Academy – 100
  • Indian Naval Academy – 45
  • Air Force Academy – 32
  • Officers Training Academy(SSC Course for Men) – 225
  • Officers Training Academy(SSC Course for Women) – 15

UPSC CDS I Application Form 2020

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 in 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
  • Every candidate must have graduated from a recognized university/institution.
  • Only unmarried applicants are allowed to register against this recruitment.
  • Aspirants must be from an Indian State. Check, UPSC CDS Result

Age Limit:

The candidate’s age should be a Minimum of 18 years and a maximum of 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 include an offline written exam, personal interview, medical exam, and final document verification.

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

Applications for UPSC CDS 1 Recruitment will be accepted via online Mode only. Dear candidates, you can apply until 26 November. Further details are mentioned below regarding the instructions for filling out the recruitment form.

cds exam notification

Application Fee:

All unreserved category candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/ either by depositing the payment in any SBI branch or by cash.

CDS Exam 2020 Notification Application form 

  • First of all, visit the authorized web portal, which is “”
  • Look for the application link and follow it.
  • Start filling out the form by filling in 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 Recruitment 2020 Important Dates

  • Last date for application: 2020
  • Examination Date: 2020 

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