UPSC CDS I 2017 Recruitment – Apply Online


Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Official Notification for Combined Defense Services Examination. The CDS exam is conducted by the UPSC two times in a year ( June and October) . Candidates who wants to join  and make their career  as a officer in Indian Armed Forces like Army, Navy and Air force can apply for CDS-I 2017 Examination.

In India, total four training academies are their in which the candidates will be trained after the final selection. Only unmarried Graduates can apply for the UPSC CDS Examination 2017.

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad.
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala.
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai.


Vacancies Details : 463 Post

Name of the CourseApproximate Number of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun150
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala45
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai
For Men
Officers Training Academy, Chennai –
21st SSC Women (Non-Technical)


Important Dates and events :

  • Notification of UPSC CDS-I published on – 9th November 2016
  • Last for Registration and Submission of Online Application  – 2nd December 2016
  • Admit Card Date will be downloaded from Month of January 2017
  • Online Examination will be held on – 5th February, 2017
  • Declaration of Exam Result – May, 2017


Age limit : The details about the candidates age limit is given below according to the different Academy and courses.

CourseAge limit of the candidate
Indian Military Academy (IMA), DehradunBorn After 2nd July 1992 and earlier than 1st July 1997
Indian Naval Academy, EzhimalaUnmarried male candidates Born not earlier than 2nd July 1992 &
not later than 1st July 1997
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad20 to 24 years as on 1st July 2016
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai
For Men
Born Between 2nd July 1991 to 1st July 1997
Officers Training Academy, Chennai –
Women (Non-Technical)
Unmarried women candidates born between
2nd July 1991 to 1st July 1997


Education Qualification :

CourseEducational Qualification
Indian Military AcademyDegree of a Recognized University or Equivalent
Indian Naval AcademyDegree in Engineering from Recognized University
Air Force AcademyDegree of a Recognized University
with Physics and Mathematics or Bachelor’s in Engineering
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai
For Men
Professional and Technical Qualification
Officers Training Academy, Chennai –
Women (Non-Technical)


Exam Pattern :

The exam will be conducted in online mode and consist of objective type questions. Use of calculator is prohibited. The subjects which will be asked are English, Maths and General knowledge.

For IMA, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy
SubjectTime DurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100
2 Hours100


Application fee : Candidates who wants to apply for CDS exam 2017 have to pay the following amount for filling up the Online Application form.

General/OBC Candidates – Rs. 200

SC/ST and other Category Candidates – No Fee.


How to Apply Online for UPSC CDS-I 2017 :

  • Go to the official website of UPSC – Click here
  • Explore the Recruitment tab and Click on the ongoing recruitment.
  • Click on the Apply Online form for CDS Part-I Registration.
  • Read the official Notification carefully and check your eligibility before filling up the Online Application form.
  • Applicants have to submit only one application, in case of multiple applications submission the candidature may be cancelled.
  • After filling up the entire form Click on the Final Submit Button and before the final submission ensure that you have filled all the details correctly.
  • Take the printout of your Application form and kept it with yourself for Future Purpose.


Official Notification for UPSC CDS(I) 2017 – Click here

Apply Online for Part-I Registration – Click here

For Part-II Registration – Click here





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