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Posted on :March 22nd 2019, 10:14 am

CDS exam is organized by UPSC for the recruitment to different posts of Indian Air Force Academy, Officer Training Academy, India Military Academy & Indian Naval Academy. The National Level Entrance exam is conducted twice a year, first in the Month of February and second in the month of November. This exam is one of the biggest opportunities for candidates who want to pursue a career in this field. Women/girls can also apply for the CDS exam under the posts of Officer Training Academy (OTA) only.

UPSC released CDS (I) 2019 notification with the total 417 vacancies in IMA, INA, Indian Air Force, & OTA (male & female). CDS 1 2019 exam is to be conducted on the date 3rd February 2019 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for English, General Knowledge and Maths papers.

CDS 2019: Important Date

Events

Important Dates

CDS 1 2019 Notification Date

31st October 2018

Start date of CDS 1 online application

31st October 2018

Last date to Apply CDS 1 exam online

26th November 2018

Start date of CDS 1 online application withdrawal

3rd December 2018

Last date of CDS 1 online application withdrawal

10th December 2018

CDS 1 2019 Exam Date

3rd February 2019

Eligibility Criteria 

The candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying for CDS I 2019 examination. Candidates should fulfill the eligibility criteria of UPSC CDS exam at the following levels:

1. Nationality

A candidate should be:

  1. The Citizenship of India, or
  2. The subject of Nepal/Bhutan, or
  3. Tibetan refugee who had been migrated to India before January 01, 1962 with the intention of Permanent Settle, or
  4. An individual of Indian Origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire & Vietnam for permanent settle purpose in India.

2. Age Limit

The aspirants can check the age limit of CDS (I) 2019 exam for various posts in Combined Defence Services from the table below:

Department

Age

Indian Military Academy

not earlier than 2nd July 1995 and not later than 1st July 2000

Indian Naval Academy

not earlier than 2nd July 1995 and not later than 1st July 2000

Indian Air Force Academy

20 to 24 years as on 1st July 2019

Officers' Training Academy

2nd July 1994 and not later than 1st July 2000

Officers' Training Academy—(SSC Women Non-Technical Course)

not earlier than 2nd July 1994 and not later than 1st July, 2000


Gender Requirement for Different Posts

Department

Gender

Status

Indian Military Academy

Male

Unmarried

Indian Naval Academy

Male

Unmarried

Indian Air Force Academy

Male

Unmarried

Officer Training Academy

Male

Married/Unmarried

Officer Training Academy

Female

Unmarried

Application Fee:

  1. The fees for the CDS application form is Rs. 200/-
  2. SC/ST/Females are exempted from fee payment.
  3. The payment submission is available in both offline and online mode.
  4. The payment can be done via Net Banking, Mastercard/Debit Card or cash deposit in any branch of SBI Bank.

Salary

The salary of all CDS posts is as follow:

Post

Salary

Lieutenant Level 10

Rs. 56,100 - 1,77,500

Captain Level 10 B

Rs. 6,13,00 - 1,93,900

Major Level 11

Rs. 6,94,00 – 2,07,200

Lieutenant Colonel Level 12A

Rs. 1,21,200 – 2,12400

Colonel Level 13

Rs. 1,30,600-2, 15,90

Brigadier Level 13A

Rs. 1,39,600-2,17,600

Major General Level 14

Rs. 1,44,200-2,18,200

Lieutenant General HAG Scale Level 15

Rs. 1,82,200 - 2,24,100

HAG+Scale Level 16

Rs. 2,05,400 – 2,24,400

VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG) Level 17

Rs. 2,25,000/-(fixed)

COAS Level 18

Rs. 2,50,000/-(fixed)

Vacancy

I. CDS 1 2019 Vacancy

For CDS (I) 2019 exam, only two more vacancies are increased in OTA, Chennai (women). Other posts have the same vacancies like the previous year.

CDS Course

Total Vacancies

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

100

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

45

Indian Air Force Academy, Hyderabad

32

Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Men)

225

Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Women)

15


II. CDS 2 2018 Vacancy

UPSC organized the CDS 2 2018 exam on 18th November 2018 to get the admission in the following courses:

CDS Course

Total Vacancies

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

100

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

45

Indian Air Force Academy, Hyderabad

32

Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Men)

225

Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Women)

12