UPSC CDS (I) Recruitment 2024 – Full Details Apply Now

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Here’s a comprehensive overview of the UPSC CDS (I) Recruitment 2024:

Embark on a prestigious career in the Indian Armed Forces with 457 exciting opportunities through CDS (I) 2024!

Number of vacancies: 457

Application deadline: January 9, 2024 (6:00 PM)

Date of examination: April 21, 2024

Posts offered:

  • Indian Military Academy (IMA): 119
  • Officers Training Academy (OTA): 60
  • Indian Naval Academy (INA): 41
  • Air Force Academy (AFA): 40
  • Short Service Commission (SSC) – Army: 197


  • Age: 20 to 27 years for IMA, OTA, INA, and AFA (24 to 27 years for SSC – Army)
  • Education:
    • IMA, OTA, INA, AFA: Graduate degree from a recognized university
    • SSC – Army: Graduate degree or final year graduation in any discipline
  • Nationality: Indian citizen
  • Physical standards: Candidates must meet the physical fitness standards set by the UPSC.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) – Information

Application Fee
OthersRs. 200/-
Female/SC/ST CandidatesNil
Payment ModeSBI cash, Visa/Master/Rupay credit/debit card, UPI, internet banking
Important Dates
Last Date to Apply Online09-01-2024 (6:00 PM)
Last Date for Fee Payment (Cash)08-01-2024 (11:59 PM)
Last Date for Fee Payment (Online)09-01-2024 (6:00 PM)
Date of Application Form Modification10-01-2024 to 16-01-2024
Last Date for OTR Modification16-01-2024
Date of Exam21-04-2024
Age Limit (as on 01-01-2024)
Minimum Age20 Years
Maximum Age24 Years (Born between 02-Jan-2001 and 01-Jan-2005)
Age RelaxationApplicable as per rules
IMA and OTADegree from a recognized University or equivalent
INAEngineering degree from a recognized University/Institution
AFADegree with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering

Selection process:

  1. Online Examination: Objective type test with sections on English, General Awareness, Mathematics, and Reasoning Ability.
  2. SSB Interview: Shortlisted candidates will undergo a five-day Personality Assessment (SSB Interview) at one of the Service Selection Boards.
  3. Medical Examination: Qualified candidates from the SSB Interview will have to undergo a medical examination.
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Important Dates:

  • Online registration: December 20, 2023 to January 9, 2024
  • Online exam: April 21, 2024
  • SSB Interview: To be scheduled after the online exam results
  • Medical examination: To be scheduled after the SSB Interview

Salary and benefits:

  • Starting salary ranges from Rs. 56,100 to Rs. 67,700 per month, depending on the academy and service chosen.
  • Other benefits include medical insurance, leave travel allowance, housing allowance, etc.

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How to apply:

  • Visit the official website of UPSC:
  • Click on the “Current Affairs” section
  • Find the “Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS-I) – 2024” notification
  • Read the notification carefully and ensure you meet the eligibility criteria
  • Click on the “Apply Online” link
  • Register yourself and fill the online application form
  • Upload necessary documents
  • Pay the application fee
  • Submit the application form before the deadline

Additional resources:

Tips for preparation:

  • Start preparing early and follow a study plan
  • Practice mock tests and previous year papers
  • Focus on your strengths and work on your weaknesses
  • Stay updated on current affairs
  • Maintain a positive attitude and believe in yourself

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