UPSC CDS Exam-1 2019 Notification: Vacancy, Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Latest UPSC Vacancy 2018: Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi invites Online application form for the recruitment against 417 job vacancies for Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam 1 2019.

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The details about this recruitment like number of vacancy, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, exam date, cut-off, answer key, admit card, call letter, application fee, age limit and how to apply are given here…

UPSC CDS-1 Exam Notification

Recruitment Quick Facts
Post Name Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam 1 2019
Total Posts 417
Registration Dates 1 Nov, 2018 to 26 Nov, 2018
Application Form Click Here
Go to… 1. Vacancy 2. How to apply? 3. Syllabus & Exam Pattern 4. Notification

1. UPSC Recruitment 2018: Vacancy Details

Post Vacancy Eligibility Age* Limit

(on /18)

Indian Military Academy,


100 Graduation Born between

2/1/1996 -1/1/2001

Indian Naval Academy,


45 Graduation (Engineering) Born between

2/1/1996 -1/1/2001

Air Force Academy,


32 Graduation (with Physics and
Mathematics at 10+2 level) orBachelor of Engineering
Born between

2/1/1996 -1/1/2000

Officers’ Training Academy,

Chennai- SSC (Men) Course


225 Graduation Born between

2/1/1995 -1/1/2001

Officers Training Academy,

Chennai- SSC Women


15 Graduation Born between

2/1/1995 -1/1/2001

*For reserved category candidates, the Upper age limit is relaxed by Indian Govt rules and regulations/ DoPT guidelines.

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2. How to apply Online for Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam 1 2019 in UPSC?

Fill in the Online Application Form available at Official website of Union Public Service Commission at


Directly from here: Apply for Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam 1 2019

Application Fee

  1. GEN/ OBC: ₹ 200/-
  2. SC/ ST/ Women: ₹ 0/-
  3. Payment Mode: SBI Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card
Recruitment Schedule
Online application will start on 1 Nov, 2018
and last date to apply is 26 Nov 2018
Last date for fee submission 26 Nov 2018
Tentative Exam Date 3 Feb, 2019
Admit Card/ Call letter download 3 weeks before exam

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3. Selection Process, Exam pattern and Syllabus of Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam 1 2019

The selection process of Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam 1 2019 will comprise of

  1. Written Test (50% weightage)
  2. SSB Interview (50% weightage)

Written Exam Pattern & Syllabus:

  • Questions type:  Objective Type
  • Paper Language: Hindi as well as English
  • Negative Marking: One third (0.33)
IMA, INA and Air Force Academy
Subject Marks Duration
General Knowledge 100 2 hours
English 100 2 hours
Elementary Mathematics 100 2 hours
Officers’ Training Academy
Subject Marks Duration
General Knowledge 100 2 hours
English 100 2 hours

Detailed syllabus: recruitment notification. (PDF page no 19-20)

SSB Procedure:

Stage I: Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception* Description Test (PP&DT).

Stage II: Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these tests are given on the website

4. UPSC CDS Exam 1 2019 Notification

Advt. No. 2/2019.CDS-I

Union Public Service Commission CDS Exam 1 2019 Recruitment Notification

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