The Combined Defence Service Exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice within  a year for the recruitment of Air force academy, Naval academy, Military academy and Officers training academy. The exam is also popularly known by its short name “UPSC CDS 2014″. All these are meant for unmarried candidates but out of four the first three are meant for unmarried male candidates only and the last fourth is meant for the unmarried male as well as female candidates.

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UPSC CDS I notification has been published, please check all the detail at the end of this post.

This criteria has come in to existence from last two years, before it female candidates were eligible for all the four potential fields. This may be have done by seeing the difficulty levels associated with it as the exam has extensive difficulty level following with the extreme physical test due to this female candidates are made eligible for the non-technical section only that is Officers training academy that covers only non-technical tasks of the field.

In national defence academy(NDA) you are given lower post of defence academy but in CDS you are directly eligible for higher posts in this very reputed defence academy. This service ensures that every candidate has been mastered in the most required trait for this field that is leadership qualities because in a task of defence you need not to worry but to take the instant decisions, only then you are said to be truly a part of any defence mechanism not only for the field but in general also. Here you will find all about UPSC Combined Defence Service Exam 2014 like eligibility criteria, how to apply, pattern of exam and upcoming notifications 2014.

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Eligibility Criteria

The CDS is meant only to be registered by the graduates, for these the eligibility criteria is as under:-

For naval academy

  • Qualification: The candidates should have a degree of B.Sc. with physics or mathematics or Bachelor of engineering.
  • Age limit: The age should be between 19 to 24 years.

For air Force academy

  • Qualification: The candidates should hold the certificate of 10+2 with Mathematics & Physics or having Engineering degree.
  • Age: The candidates should have the age between 19 to 24 years.

For Indian military Academy/ Officers training academy

  • Qualification: To apply for this course, the candidates required a graduation degree/bachelor degree in any subject.
  • Age: The age should be between 19 to 25 years.

Physical Standard: The candidates should also fit according to the norms fixed by the commission. The admission is only possible if the candidates physically fit.

Combined Defence Service Exam Exam Pattern

The selection procedure for the admission consist of written test and interview. Naval academy/ Air force academy/ Indian military academy follows an objective test of 300 marks and Officers training academy follows an objective test of 200 marks.

Papers to get admission in Naval Academy, Air Force and Indian Military Academy:

Subject Maximum Marks Duration
English 100 2 Hours
General Knowledge 100 2 Hours
Elementary Mathematics 100 2 Hours

Papers go get admission in Training Academy as admission to officers

Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
English 100 2 Hours
General Knowledge 100 2 Hours

Candidates selected in written exam are sent for a very exhausting personal interview that lasts about a week under the selection procedure of SSB(Service Selection Board) During this week candidates experience an amazing one week with their Physical test the most and a very tough psychological test. This toughness to make sure that the selected one is a pure officers material. After this qualifier is sent to armed officers training again an life making super adventures that could be lived here only with a professional training becoming a matured person to an unmatured common man. This all is follows on the principle of psychologically famous theory i.e. trait theory. That bring out all inner potential possible by this extensive training. Being a pure officer material a potential is ready to serve for their services.

How to Apply for CDS Exam 2014

Now, all the competitive exam’s application procedure is online. So, the candidates are required to apply through online procedure. Offline application will not be accepted by the commission.  The candidates can apply through the main official website

Combined Defence Service Exam Notifications

Notification comes twice year in the month of August and march and exam being conducted in month of February and august respectively. Most important point is to keep following the website ( regularly for keep you to be updated if any modification are made and to keep yourself not to being a victim for missing your career making opportunities. You just need to bookmark this page or subscriber your email to get upcoming notifications for UPSC Combined Defence Service Exam.

UPSC Recruitment 2013Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Recruitment 2013 for the CDS (I) Written Examination – 2014 for 509 various vacancies: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had announced to recruit and appoint the applicants under the Combined Defense Services (CDS) Examination (I) – 2014 for 509 various vacancies under various courses that are as below:

  1. Indian Military Academy – 250
  2. Indian Naval Academy – 40
  3. Air Force Academy – 32
  4. Officers training Academy (Men) – 175
  5. Officers training Academy (Women) – 12

Essential Requisites are as below mentioned:

Age limit: To get the complete detail as related with the maturity level from the applicants it is referred to get connected with the official advertisement.

UPSC CDS I Exam 2014 Educational Criterion Set:

  1. IMA &    OTA: Under both the posts the Requirement from the applicants is the possession of the degree to be eligible to apply for the post.
  2. AFA: Degree with physics and mathematics at the 10+2 level or other than this bachelor’s degree in the engineering is the requisite from the applicants.
  3. INA: Degree in the engineering is the essential requirement to qualify for the post.  

Fees Schedule: SC, ST and female applicants are being duly exempted from paying the fees and applicants that belong to the category general and OBC will be needed to pay the fees of Rs. 200 regarding the application fees and fees could be deposited at any of the branch of the SBI (state bank of India) either offline or online.

Selection Method: It is a very common practice on the part of the UPSC to make the valuable selection a written test is being organized and it is to be followed with the interview and verification of the documents.

Scheme to submit an application: Application form will be needed to be filled online by the applicants as structured by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Important Date: Important dates set by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) are as below:

  • Date of the issue of the advertisement is 2nd Nov 2013.
  • Starting date for online registration is 2nd Nov 2013.
  • Last date by which the application must be submitted online is 2nd Dec 2013 till the time 11:59 PM.
  • Date of the examination is 9th Feb 2014.

Important Link: Linkage at which the complete detail like eligibility conditions, selection criterion, exam pattern and exam syllabus could be easily accessible is as below:

Download Recruitment Official Notification

To get the online application form linkage is as below:

Apply Online

In the mean time, you can also visit our all UPSC Notification 2013 or UPSC Recruitment 2013 for other employment notices by UPSC. The other related page for those who have interested to do job in police or defence is Police/Defence Jobs.

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6 Responses to UPSC CDS 2014: Notification Out for CDS I Exam

  1. devika says:

    i want to know whether persons are eligible or not who are having the less than 60% percentage at education
    Kindly give the replay
    Thank you

  2. Dipankar Mitra says:

    Am want 2 joint Indian army . Am complating BA Greadution , i want 2 participate in CDS examination in IMA

  3. pritha sen says:

    i want to give the cds,(officers training)…i m very weak in maths…i heard there would be an examination on maths as well…nd how many times does this exam take place in a year???

  4. siddharth says:

    How to submit INR 200 to branch of sbi offline ?

  5. Ramanjit Singh says:

    Sir, will you please let me know the cutoff for the CDS exam subject-wise?

  6. Tanay Das says:


    Will Be Objective Paper On Maths , English & Gk With 100 Marks Each
    For 2 Hrs Of CDS .Selection Is Based On Written Test Followed By SSB
    Interview.Study Material , Previous Year Papers , Sample Papers &
    Classroom Coaching Is Available At 9874581055/9038870684 Or Mail At For Details

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