UPSC CDS Exam 2023 Notification, Apply Online | 341 Vacancies


UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam 2023: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold the Combined Defence Services Examination (I) 2023 on 16th April 2023 for admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. The last date for registration of online applications is 10th January 2023. 

UPSC COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (I), 2023 (EXAMINATION NOTICE NO.04/2023.CDS-I)

Name of the Course

Approximate Number of Vacancies

Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun 156th (DE) Course commencing in January 2024 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C Certificate (Army Wing) hold­ers]

100

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala — Course commencing in January 2024  Executive Branch (General Service) [including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders (Naval Wing)]

22

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad — (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in January 2024 i.e. No. 215 F(P) Course [03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry]

32

Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai — 119th SSC (Men) (NT) Course commencing in April 2024

170

Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) — 33rd SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April 2024

17

UPSC CDS 2023 Age Limit, Gender and Marital Status:

✔️ For IMA: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 2000 and not later than 1st January, 2005 only are eligible.
✔️ For Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 2000 and not later than 1st January, 2005 only are eligible.
✔️ For Air Force Academy: 20 to 24 years as on 1st January, 2024 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 2000 and not later than 1st January, 2004.
✔️ For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for men): Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2004 only are eligible.
✔️ For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried women, issue less widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2005.

UPSC CDS 2023 Educational Qualifications:

✔️ For Indian Military Academy and Officers’ Training Academy: Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.

✔️ For Indian Naval Academy: Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/ Institution.

✔️ For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

UPSC CDS 2023 Application Fee:

✔️ ₹ 200/- for General and OBC Candidates.
✔️ No fee for Female/ SC/ ST candidates.
✔️ The fee can be made either by Pay by Cash mode OR Online Payment mode.

UPSC CDS 2023 Selection Process:

✔️ Competitive Written Examination (OMR Sheet).
✔️  Interview / Personality Test.

UPSC CDS 2023 Centres of Examination: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Visakhapatnam.

How To Apply UPSC CDS 2023:

➢ Eligible candidates are required to apply online through UPSC Online Application Portal (upsconline.nic.in).
➢ The candidates to register himself/ herself first at One Time Registration (OTR) platform.
➢ After OTR registration, the candidates can apply for UPSC NDA NA Exam.
➢ The last date for submission of online applications is 10/01/2023 till 6:00 PM.

Help Desk: In case of any guidance/ information/ clarification  regarding their application, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No.011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs. to 17.00 hrs.


FAQs:

What is UPSC CDS Exam?

Every year, UPSC conducts Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination for selection of Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy courses.

How many vacancies in UPSC CDS 2022?

Total number of UPSC CDS II Exam 2022 vacancies is 341.

Name of the Course and Approximate No. of Vacancies:-

✔️ Indian Military Academy, Dehradun — 100
✔️ Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala – 22
✔️ Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) – 32
✔️ Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) (Men) – 170
✔️ Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) (Women) – 17

What is the exam date for UPSC CDS I 2023 Exam?

A Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2023 will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 16th April 2023.

What is the last date for apply for UPSC CDS I 2023?

Eligible candidates apply online for UPSC CDS Exam (I), 2023 through UPSC commission’s online portal @ upsconline.nic.in. The last date for submission of online applications is 10th January 2023 up to 6:00 PM.

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