CDS 2024 Notification- Eligibility, Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, and Age Limit

Let’s learn more about CDS 2024 Notification. The Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Officers Training Academy are among the defense services for which the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the prestigious Combined Defense Services (CDS) exam. (OTA).

The CDS 2023 announcement has been made public, and interested applicants may now submit their applications.

In this article, we will discuss the CDS 2023 Exam Notification, including important dates, age limits, application forms, syllabus, and how to apply for the CDS 2023 exam.

CDS 2024 Application Form

To find qualified applicants for the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Officers’ Training Academy, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) administers the Combined Defense Services (CDS) test twice a year (OTA).

CDS 2023 Notification

CDS 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The CDS 2023 eligibility criteria are as follows:

Nationality: Only Indian citizens can apply for the CDS exam.

UPSC CDS 2024 Important Dates

The CDS 2023 (II) exam date is yet to be announced. Candidates are advised to keep a check on the official UPSC website for updates on the CDS 2023 exam date.

Date of Notification 17.05.2023
Application Receipt Last Date 06.06.2023
Date of commencement of Exam 03.09.2023

UPSC CDS 2024 Educational Qualification

IMA and OTA Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent.
INA Candidates should have an engineering degree from a recognized university or equivalent.
AFA Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics in 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized board.

UPSC CDS 2024 Age Limits

Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit as per the physical standards prescribed by the UPSC.

IMA Candidates should be between 19 and 24 years of age
INA Candidates should be between 19 and 22 years of age
AFA Candidates should be between 19 and 23 years of age
OTA Candidates should be between 19 and 25 years of age

UPSC CDS 2024 Exam Pattern

The CDS 2023 exam pattern is as follows:

Mode of Exam The CDS exam will be conducted in offline mode (pen and paper-based)
Types of Questions The question paper will consist of objective-type questions
Medium of Exam The question paper will be available in both English and Hindi
Marking Scheme Each correct answer will carry 1 mark, and for every wrong answer, 1/3 mark will be deducted
Sections The CDS exam pattern is different for IMA, INA, AFA, and OTA. For IMA, INA, and AFA, the exam is divided into three sections, whereas for OTA, the exam is divided into two sections
Duration The duration of the exam is 2 hours for each section
Total Marks The maximum marks for each section are 100

The detailed CDS 2023 exam pattern is given below in the table:

Academy Subject Duration Maximum Marks
IMA

English 2 hours 100
General Knowledge 2 hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 hours 100
INA


English 2 hours 100
General Knowledge 2 hours 100
Physics 2 hours 100
Mathematics 2 hours 100
AFA

English 2 hours 100
General Knowledge 2 hours 100
Mathematics 2 hours  

UPSC CDS 2024 Syllabus

Candidates are advised to go through the detailed syllabus provided by the UPSC before starting their preparation for the CDS 2023 exam.

English Grammar
Vocabulary
Comprehension
General Knowledge Current affairs
Indian history
Geography
General Science
Elementary Mathematics Arithmetic
Algebra
Geometry
Trigonometry

How to Apply for UPSC CDS 2024 Application Form?

Candidates can apply for the UPSC CDS 2023 Application form by following the below-mentioned steps:

  1. सबसे पहले आपको बोर्ड/स्कूल के आधिकारिक वेबसाइट पर जाना होगा।
  2. इसके बाद आपको Result के Button पर Click कर देना है।
  3. अब आपके सामने एक नया पेज खुलेगा।
  4. इसमें आपको नाम या Roll Number दर्ज
  5. नाम दर्ज करने के बाद केप्चा कोड दर्ज कर दें और Submit Button पर Click कर दें।
  6. अब आपके सामने आपके 12वीं का Result दिखाई देने लगेगा।
  7. आप चाहें तो इसे Print Button पर Click करके Print भी कर सकते हैं

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Conclusion

The CDS 2023 notification has been released, and interested candidates can apply for the same. The CDS 2023 exam consists of three papers, and candidates need to go through the detailed syllabus provided by the UPSC before starting their preparation. The age limit for the CDS 2023 exam varies for different academies.