CDS 1 2022 Notification Out, Check the Details and Apply Online

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Combined Defence Service Examination (CDSE) is conducted two times in a year named as CDS(I) and CDS(II) by the UPSE which is the Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment of  Indian Military Academy (IMA), Air Force Academy (AFA), Indian Naval Academy (INA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA). The CDS Exam is conducted for the selection of the Officers into the Armed Forces. Here in this article, I am sharing with you the complete details about the CDS 1 2022 Notification, Exam Date, Eligibility and Selection Process etc. Here are the complete details about the Combined defence service examination recent notifications.

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CDS 1 2022 Notification:

The CDS Entry is for the selection of the candidates into the Indian Armed forces as an Officer. Through the CDS Entry, One can join the Indian Air force, Indian Army and Indian Navy etc. The CDS Stands for Combined Defense Service Examination.  All the candidates who are graduates in any discipline are eligible to apply for the CDS Entry. Recently, CDS Notification has been out. Here are the exam details:

Particulars Details
CDS Full Form Combined Defence Services Exam
Name of the Organization Union Public Services Exam (UPSC)
Exam Level National Level
Frequency Twice in a year
Mode of Application Online
Application Fees
  • UR/ OBC – Rs 200
  • Female- Exempted
  • SC/ST – Exempted
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Language English and Hindi
Official Website

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Important dates related to CDS 1 2022 Notification:

Here are CDS Combined Defence Services Exam dates along with the other important dates on the exam:

Name of the Events CDS 1 2022
Date for the Online Registration December 22, 2021
Last date for application form submission January 11, 2022
Date of Admit Card Release March 2022
Exam Commencement Date April 10, 2022
Result of the test February 2022

Total Number of Vacancy released in CDS 1 2022 Notification):

PostsNumber of CDS Vacancy
Indian Military Academy (IMA)200 Posts
Air Force Academy (AFA)32 Posts
Officers Training Academy (Men) (OTA)175 Posts
Indian Naval Academy (INA)45 Posts
Officers Training Academy (Non-Technical, Women) (OTA)12 Posts

CDS Selection Process 2022:

Officers in the Indian Armed forces are selected through the CDS Examination after graduation. The Selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of the three phases of selection. One will need to clear the following phases of selection:

  • Written Examination conducted by UPSC
  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Examination etc

Eligibility Criteria required for CDS 2022:

A candidate must have passed graduation in any discipline with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level.

  • To apply for the OTA, it is not mandatory to have Physics and Mathematics at 10+2. Candidates who passed with any stream are eligible to apply.
  • A candidate who is in the final year or semester is also eligible to apply for this.
AcademiesMarital StatusAge Limit
IMAUnmarried19 – 24 Years
 INAUnmarried19 – 22 Years
Air Force AcademyUnmarried19 – 23 Years
OTA (Women)Unmarried or Divorced19 – 25 Years
OTA ( Men)Unmarried19 – 25 Years

The age limit will be the same for all, No relaxation has been given to any candidate regarding their religion, caste or community.

CDS Written Exam Pattern:

Exam Pattern for Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy & Indian Air Force Academy etc

SubjectsTotal marks
General Knowledge100
Elementary Mathematics100

 Exam Pattern of OTA (Officer’s Training Academy):

Subjects Total marks
English 100
General Knowledge 100
  • The question paper would be asked in an objective format.
  • Total time duration: 2 hours
  • Total marks for OTA: 200
  • Total marks for IMA, AFA, INA: 300
  • One mark for each answer.
  • Negative marking is also there, 0.33 marks out of One will deduct for each wrong answer.

 CDS Written Exam Syllabus 2022:

English·       Spotting Errors Questions  ·       Sentence Arrangement Questions ·       Synonyms & Antonyms ·       Selecting Words ·       Ordering of Sentence ·       Comprehension Questions ·       Ordering of words in a sentence ·       Fill in the blanks questions ·       Idioms and Phrases
General Awareness ·       Economics  ·       Physics ·       Current Affairs ·       Politics ·       Chemistry ·       Sociology ·       History ·       Defence-related Award ·       Geography ·       Environment ·       Sport ·       Biology ·       Cultural ·       Book ·       Statement ·       True/false
Mathematics·       Algebra  ·       Arithmetic ·       Trigonometry ·       Geometry ·       Mensuration ·       Statistics

All the candidates who would clear the written exam will proceed for the SSB Interview and then Medical Tests etc. All these rounds are tough to clear, One will need to prepare really better. The competition is too much. Must join the best academy where officers are for the education and training, as they can guide you better for this.  For the best preparation, join the Cadet’s Point Defense Academy.

How to Prepare for CDS Written Exam

Join the CPDA and get proper training and education about the CDS Written Exam and SSB Interview. The CPDA is one of the finest academies for defence exam preparation. We have well-trained instructors and teachers. Classroom education is just not enough, one will have to be mentally as well as physically well prepared. We use the different tricks to train our students and make them clear in the selection phase.

There is nothing that we left and that could stop you from clearing your exams. We give our best to you. We prepare you physically and mentally. We have the only aim that is to train you in a better manner and make your dream come true. You can join the Cadet’s Point Defense Academy and get trained well for the examination. This was all about the CDS 1 2022 notification. Hope you got the complete details about it.

FAQs for CDS 1 2022 Notification Out

When are the CDS Exam date 2022?

The CDS Exam is scheduled to be conducted on April 10 2022.

Can I Women Apply for CDS Entry?

Both men and women are eligible to apply for the CDS Entry 1/2022. Well, Women can appear for the OTA entry to join the Indian Army.

What is the required age limit to apply for the Indian Naval Academy?

To apply for the Indian Naval Academy, The age of the candidate must be between 19 years old to 22 years old.

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