CDS Exam 1 2023 Notification is out. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official notification for CDS Exam 1 2023 Examination for 341 vacancies in Indian Armed Forces.

Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination is a test conducted by  Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for recruitment of men and women as officers in Indian Armed forces. It includes Short Service Commission (SSC) recruitment. Candidates are required to apply online by using the website All candidates who wish to candidates who wish to join the courses of Indian Military Academy (IMA), Air Force Academy (AFA), Indian Naval Academy (INA) and Officers Training Academy Courses (Men and Women).

CDS Exam 1 2023 Important Dates:

Date of Notification: 21 December 2022

Last Date of Application: 10 January 2023

Date of Examination: 16 April 2023

CDS Exam 1 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: A candidate should hold The Citizenship of India, subject of Nepal/Bhutan


For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy – The candidate should have a graduation degree (any subject) from a recognized University or equivalent.

For Indian Naval Academy- The candidate should have completed their Graduation in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.

For Air Force Academy- The candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Age Limit: The candidate should fall in the age group of 20 to 24 years as on 01/01/2024

CDS Exam 1 2023 Exam Pattern

The candidates have to clear CDS Written Examination to get selected for the interview round. There will be Multiple-Choice Questions in each paper. The question paper for General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set in Hindi as well as English. There will be a penalty of 1/3 marks for a wrong answer. Duration of each exam is separate i.e. 2 hours.

Download Official UPSC Notification for CDS Exam 1 2023

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