UPSC CDS 2018: Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Application Form, Exam Dates

UPSC CDSCDS 2018 Syllabus, Previous Year Question Paper, Registration, Application Form, Age Limit, How to apply for  CDS 2018, CDA 1 Entrance Exam, CDS 2 Entrance, Official Website, Resize Image, Correction, UPSC CDS 2018: UPSC will organize Combined Defence Services 2018 exam for serving admission in Officers’ Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Indian Military Academy and Air Force Academy. All over the country huge amount of applicants can apply for this exam.The CDS examination is directed two time in a year. The CDS 1st 2018 Online Form of application will be begin in November 2017 and the CDS 2 2018 form will be access most expected in the beginning of August, 2018. Applicants must be satisfied in advanced with the CDS Eligibility Criteria to order expect from the rejection of application and the authority will also take a action against them. All the eligible and interested applicants must read all important information which you can check in the following article as well as in the official notification.

CDS 2018 Notification Released (Over Now)

CDS 2018 Scheduled  has been released by commission CDS 1 Application Form will be begin from 8 November 2017. Click Here for Application Details. Official Notification Check Here

CDS 2018 Important dates (Announced)

Events For CDS 1 For CDS 2
Official notice declaration date 8 November 2017  8 August 2018
Online application will begin from 8 November 2017 September 2018
Receipt of application form Closing date 4 December 2017 September 2018- October 2018
Admit card allotted date January- February 2018 November 2018
Written entrance exam date 4 February 2018 18 November 2018
Result Displayed May 2018 Notified later

CDS 2018 Vacancy Details

Many candidates have appearing in the CDS examination every year, but the vacancies are limited. These posts are reserved for the candidates who shall be qualify all the test of the selection procedure. CDS (I) 2018 number of vacant vacancies we have mentioned below. NOTE: All following vacancies are distributed in the various departments like INA, IMA, OTA, IAA.

CDS 2018 Details of Vacancy (Total No. of Vacancies: 414)

  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai (For Female Candidates): 12.
  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun: 100.
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad: 32.
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala: 45.
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai (For Male Candidates): 225.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must check the required eligibility first for CDS 2018 examination before accessing online application form, if you are not eligible as per eligibility criteria then you can’t able to apply for CDS Exam, check more details below:

Nationality: Indian National apply only.
Marital status: Unmarried applicants can apply only.
CDS 2018 age limit: For IMA, AFA, INA programmes the age is lies between 20 to 24 years and age limit is 25 years for Officers’ Training Academy.
Physical standards: Applicants should be physically fine accordance to the required criteria of CDS Exams.
Qualification: The qualification is not similar for different programmes. Aspirants, who holds a degree in Engineering with mathematics and physics at 10+2 pattern from applicable/recognized institutions/university, will be willing to apply for CDS 2018.

Check information in detailed of CDS Eligibility Criteria 2018

CDS 2018 Application form: How to apply

UPSC has arrange the CDS 1 and CDS 2 Application Form which is available for in the month of November 2017 and August 2018 (probably).
The Form of Application will be found in 2 parts (i.e. part 1 and 2).
Applicants can apply only online mode by staying the website of authority (e.
No Form of Application will be received by UPSC via any other process as offline.
After that aspiring applicants need to pay 200/- Rs. (for OBC/ General) as importantly CDS 2018 Fees as Application either by using via Cash or net banking procedure.

CDS 2018 Examination Centers

The CDS examination will be conduct all around 41 towns/ cities in India. Serving of exam centers will be possible on the basis of FAFS method (first-apply-first-serve). Then, Applicants are optional to apply on initial sources so that they might have an exam centre as per their options.


The CDS 2018 Syllabus will be arranged by UPSC. The exam syllabus aid to all Applicant for preparation. So, Applicants strategy to perform in the examination must go to analyses the Syllabus completely and carefully.

CDS 2018 Exam Pattern

Written examination will be arranged in offline process (Pen Paper Based).
The paper will includes questions from Elementary English, GK and Mathematics subjects.
The total marks will be fixed for written exam for admission into INA, IMA and AFA is total 300 marks.
The written exam for admission to OTA (officers’ training academy) will have 200 marks.
Negative marking is applied on this exam entrance.

Check in detailed CDS Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern for CDS IMA, IAF Academy and INA:-

Questions Form Duration Max Marks
General Knowledge 120 Minutes (2 hours) 100
English 120 Minutes (2 hours) 100
Elementary Mathematics 120 Minutes (2 hours) 100

Officers’ Training Academy:

Questions From Duration Max Marks
General Knowledge 120 Minutes (2 hours) 100
English 120 Minutes (2 hours) 100

 Overview CDS 2018 Exam Pattern:

CDS Exam Pattern Descriptions
Examination Mode Pen and Paper based (PPB)
Medium of Language Both in Hindi as well as English not included English paper.
Type of Questions MCQs (Multiple Choice Question) in nature.
Criteria of Negative Marking It is applied in the CDS examination, for each incorrect response, the deduction is 1/3 Marks.

Important Points about CDS 2018 Exam.

In all paper of CDS, the all questions would be found as be objective type in nature. The Question booklet of the papers General Knowledge (GK) and Elementary Mathematics would be avail only in English or Hindi medium of language. All applicants should attempt the CDS papers by their own hand coz in any circumstances will not be allowed to take help of someone. Use of devices will be permitted to take in the examination hall such as, mobile, calculator etc.

Preparation Tips for CDS Exam

In the beginning you must ensure with the eligibility requirement, in order to know you are capable to apply or not. After that, you have well aware about the exam pattern or syllabus of CDS Examination. You need to identify your wear points on each subject and should have strong knowledge on the concerned subject. Begin his/her preparation with some effective books which is specially prepared for CDS.

Try to solve previous question papers as more as possible. Do practice after scheduling your study time because it will give best result. Always be aware about current affairs and read newspapers. In your preparation you must take rest of 15 minutes at least. You should be fit as mentally and physically. Beside it, you should do practice for interview which is held by SSB.

CDS Admit card

those applicants who successfully submit the application form can apply for Admit Card. The authority (UPSC) will distribute CDS Admit Card 2018 on online procedure only. No Admit Card will be delivered via post services. Applicants must visit the website for download the admit card for CDS examination 2018. For Personality Test/ Interview the conducting authority will prepare a separate Hall Ticket/Admit Card. For downloading the CDS Admit card candidates need to visit the official website/link keep in mind that the admit card will be available only through online mode. While going to appear in the examination must take your valid admit card/hall ticket with you along with one valid photo ID proof. If any candidates would be failed to present their CDS Admit card they would not allow to enter in the examination hall in any condition. Must reached the respective examination centre according to the schedule which is prescribed by UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (UPSC).

How to Download Admit Card?

  • First, applicants have to visit the official website of UPSC.
  • Then, home page will be display on the screen.
  • Click on the Admit Card.
  • Applicants have to fill the roll number and Date of Birth.
  • Click on Download.
  • we suggest to applicants, take the print out of Admit Card for future purpose.

UPSC CDS Answer key

Applicants who have successfully seem in the entrance test can look answer key which is published by UPSC after exam. With the aid of CDS Answer Key candidates have to calculated their estimated marks which they will acquired in the examination. But must remember this will your estimated marks we toughly advised you all wait for the official result to know your actual marks. Also download the CDS Answer Key 2018 from the official website of UPSC 2018.

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UPSC CDS 2018 Result

Applicants can check the result from offical website of UPSC. CDS 2018 Result will be revealed in 2 phases (for written examination and interview/SSB result). Initially the commission will reveal result of written examination. Applicants who succeed in the written examination will be invited for Personality test/SSB. The result of CDS 1st examination most anticipated would be released in the mid of May, 2018, and the result of CDS 2nd will be notified soon. In this page we also facilitated the direct link by accessing the CDS Result direct link would easily reached our the official web page of CDS Result. Those applicants who cleared the exam, will be invited for the selection process.

How to check the result?

  • Applicants have to visit the official website of UPSC
  • Click on the result.
  • Applicants have to fill the roll number
  • And, click on apply
  • Please, take the print out of result for future use.

Selection Process

Selection of Applicants is completely depend upon certain important factors like Personal Interview, Written Examination, Medical report of an individuals and Document verification.



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