CDS Recruitment 2024 Out | Total Vacancy 457

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has been released the notification for CDS Recruitment 2024 on 20th December. The details of all the information provided in this article.

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2024

CDS Notification 2024 : The UPSC released the CDS 1 2024 Notification on its official website. The CDS exam is conducted twice a year and interested candidates eagerly await the CDS Notification. The Commission declared 457 vacancies this time, candidates can apply for the CDS 1 2024 exam from 20th December 2023 to 9th January 2024. Before applying candidates are advised to thoroughly check the eligibility criteria mentioned by the UPSC organization.

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2024 Overview

CDS exam is a gateway for many aspiring candidates who’s dream of joining the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force as an officer rank. This Exam offers a chance for candidates to give there best in skills, knowledge, aptitude and decision making. CDS exam covers three academies that is Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA) and Air Force Academy (AFA).

Organization NameUnion Public Service Commission
Exam NameCombined Defense Service Examination 2024
Declared Vacancy457
CategoryDefence Job
Online Registration Dates20 December 2023 – 9 January 2024
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Selection ProcessWritten exam Interview Medical exam
Mode of Written examOffline
Job LocationAll over India

CDS 1 Notification Vacancy

The UPSC has announced the vacancies for the CDS 2024 exam is 457 on its official website across various defense services.

Name of the AcademyVacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala32
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Officers Training Academy (Men)275
Officers Training Academy (Women)18
Total Vacancies457

UPSC CDS 1 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit

20 to 24 years (as of July 01, 2023). The detailed age limit will be mentioned in the official notification PDF

Education Qualification

  • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy: Graduation degree (any subject) from a recognized University or equivalent
  • For Indian Naval Academy: Graduation in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution
  • For Air Force Academy: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering

Marital Status & Gender

  • For Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy: Only unmarried males are eligible.
  • For Indian Air Force Academy: Both married and unmarried males can apply, but marriage during training is not permitted.
  • For Officer Training Academy: Unmarried males & females can apply.

CDS Recruitment 2024 Selection Process

Candidates must first qualify in the written examination which is MCQ type. The time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

(A) For admission to IMA, INA and AFA

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 hrs100
General Knowledge2 hrs100
Elementary Mathematics2 hrs100
(B) For Officers Training Academy

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 hrs100
General Knowledge2 hrs100
Interview/ Personality Test: Candidates who qualify the written exam are selected for SSB (Services Selection Board). The interview/ personality test conduct for 5 days where candidates have to represent their leadership skills through various tasks , group discussions and personal interview.
Document Verification: Selected candidates must submit their original documents for verification to check educational qualification, age proof etc.
Medical Examination: Candidates who clear the interview test, then they have to give medical examination conducted by Military Hospital to check their fitness.
Final Merit List: The final selection is based on the candidate’s performance in written exam, interview test and medical exam. After the Final list prepared candidates are allotted seats in the respective academics based on their rank and preferences.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Official Website ->
UPSC CDS 1 2024 Official Notification ->
CDS 1 2024 Registration link ->

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