UPSC CDS I Examination 2023 – 341 Vacancy, Apply Online

Application is invited from the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has published an employment notification regarding the recruitment of 341 vacancies through the Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2023. Interested and eligible candidates may apply online through this page. 

Last Date: 10/01/2023.

UPSC CDS I Examination 2023

UPSC CDS I Examination 2023

Name of Examination: Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2023

No of posts: 341

Training Institute-wise vacancy:

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun: 100
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala: 22
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad: 32
  • Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras): 170
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 17

Eligibility Criteria of UPSC CDS Examination

Educational Qualification:

# I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai: Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.

# Indian Naval Academy: Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution.

# Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering

Nationality: Candidate must be unmarried and must either be: 

(i) a Citizen of India, or

(ii) a subject of Nepal, or

(iii) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. 

 # Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii) and (iii) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

# Certificate of eligibility will, however, not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.

Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status:

# IMA: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 2000 and not later than 1st January 2005 only are eligible..

# Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 2000 and not later than 1st January 2005 only are eligible.

# Air Force Academy: 20 to 24 years as on 1st January 2024 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 2000 and not later than 1st January 2004 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs.

# Officers’ Training Academy: (SSC Course for men) Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1999 and not later than 1st January 2005 only are eligible.

# Officers’ Training Academy: (SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1999 and not later than 1st January 2005.

UPSC CDS I Examination Application Fee:

  • Others: Rs. 200/-
  • Female/ SC/ ST: NIL

Payment mode: Candidates can pay either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using the net banking facility of SBI or by using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.

How to Apply for UPSC Recruitment?

As per the advertisement details, Interested and eligible candidates should apply online through the official UPSC Recruitment Portal. Candidates may follow the below-mentioned steps to apply for UPSC CDS II recruitment.

# Scroll down to the Important Link section.

# Click on the “Online Application Form”. 

# The official application portal will be displayed.

# Fill in your all personal and educational details and upload the necessary documents.

# Make a payment of the application fee as per your category and submit the form.

# At the end, take a printout of the application form.

Important Dates of UPSC Recruitment 2023

  • Online application submission starts on: 21st December 2022
  • Last date of submission of online application: 10th January 2023

Important Link of UPSC CDS Examination

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