UPSC CDS 2024 Notification Date (Official Announcement) Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria, Apply Online Direct Link

Candidates can access the online application link for the 2024 CDS (1) on until the deadline. They will need to submit necessary details and documents. The application link will be activated once the notification is released.

UPSC CDS 2024 Notification

Individuals aspiring to join the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, or Officers Training Academy should be aware that the application form can be found on the UPSC website from 20th December 2023 to 9th January 2024.

UPSC CDS Notification

UPSC CDS 2024 Notification Date

The Union Public Service Commission officially released the notification for the Combined Defence Services Examination (1) 2024 on December 20, 2023, and aspirants can apply until January 09, 2024.

UPSC CDS 2024 Notification Highlights

Exam Name CDS 2024
Organization UPSC
Application Form Date 20 December 2023 to 09 January 2024
Application Link Check Here
Exam Date 21 April 2024
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UPSC CDS 2024 Examination Date 

The Union Public Service Commission has officially announced the exam date for Combined Defence Services (1) 2024. The examination is scheduled to take place on April 21, 2024, and candidates who apply by the deadline will be eligible to participate.

UPSC CDS 2024 Eligibility Pattern

Eligibility criteria for the CDS 1 2023 Exam in terms of educational qualification and age limit are available inside the table below.

Academy Education Qualification Age Limit
Indian Military Academy (IMA) Bachelor’s degree from a recognised a UGC recognised university. 19 to 24 years (born not earlier than Jan 2, 2000, and not later than Jan 1, 2005)
Indian Naval Academy (INA) Bachelor’s of Engineering (BE) from a UGC recognized university. 19 to 24 years (born not earlier than Jan 2, 2000, and not later than Jan 1, 2005)
Air Force Academy (AFA) Intermediate with Physics and Mathematics and must have pursued BE (Bachelor’s of Engineering). 20 to 24 years (born not earlier than Jan 2, 2000, and not later than Jan 1, 2004)
Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) for Men An individual must have pursued Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a University Grant Commission recognised institution. 19 to 25 years (born not earlier than Jan 2, 1999, and not later than Jan 1, 2005)
Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) for Women 19 to 25 years (born not earlier than Jan 2, 1999, and not later than Jan 1, 2005)

UPSC CDS 2024 Physical Services

Physical Standard details for the Combined Defense Services (1) 2024 Exam are as available inside the table, go through it to get all details.

Parameter Men (Except for Air Force) Women (Except for Air Force) Men (For Air Force) Women (For Air Force)
Height 157.5 cm 152 cm 162.5 cm (for Ground Duty) 152 cm (for Ground Duty)
Weight Proportionate to the height and age
Chest 81 centimetres with a minimum expansion of only 5 centimetres 81 centimetres with a minimum expansion of only 5 centimetres
Vision 6/6 in an eye and 6/9 in the other one without glasses.

UPSC CDS 2024 Exam Pattern PDF Download

Get exam pattern details for Combined Defence Services (1) 2023 are available inside the table, which is available below.

Exam Mode Offline (Pen-and-paper mode)
Number of Papers 3 (English, General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics)
Total Marks
  • English – 100
  • General Knowledge – 100
  • Elementary Mathematics – 100
Duration 2 hours for each paper
Language English for each paper
Sections English, General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics
Type of Questions Objective type
Negative Marking 1/3rd mark deducted for each incorrect answer
Marking Scheme +1 mark for each correct answer

UPSC CDS 2024 Application Form Fee

To apply for the 2024 Combined Defence Services (1) Exam online, individuals belonging to the General or Other Backward Class will need to pay a fee of ₹200, while female, Scheduled Tribes, and Scheduled Caste candidates are not required to pay.

How to apply for UPSC CDS 2024 Online?

In order to apply online for UPSC CDS 2024, you need follow the step-by-step instructions.

  • Go to the official website of the Union Public Service Commission, which is accessible at
  • Lookout for an option that reads ‘Combined Defense Services (1) 2024’ and tap on it.
  • Now, an option of Apply Online will be before you, hit on it and go to online application form.
  • Here, you will be asked to enter basic, educational, and other required details, fill in all the details correctly and cross check each.
  • After filling the details, you will be asked to upload photograph and signature with documents, do so as per prescribed on the notification brochure.
  • At the end, you have to pay the application fee of ₹200 if you belong to UR or OBC and hit the Submit button.

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The UPSC CDS 2024 Notification is eagerly awaited by aspiring candidates who wish to pursue a career in the defense services. This notification will provide important details such as the exam date, eligibility criteria, and the direct link to apply online. If you are interested in joining the defense services and fulfilling your dreams of serving the nation, keep an eye out for the official announcement of the UPSC CDS 2024 Notification. Stay prepared and start your journey towards a fulfilling and honorable career in the defense services.

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