UPSC CDS Vacancy 2024-2025

UPSC CDS is one of India’s trending government jobs. It needs a lot of hard work and concentration to crack this competitive exam. Here, we provide detailed information regarding UPSC CDS notification, latest vacancies, Job profile and Salary, Selection Process and exam pattern.


UPSC CDS Vacancy 2024

UPSC CDS (Combined Defence Service Exam) is a trending choice among youth who have qualified their graduation from a recognized university, or you have to read below the post for more information about educational qualification. Interested students can make their career in this government sector. Students from different age (which is given below in this post) can apply for upsc cds vacancy. The selection process is divided into 3 stages of selection – Written test, Interview and the medical test. The details of the upsc cds latest recruitment has been given below:


UPSC CDS Exam Syllabus and Important topics

UPSC CDS Vacancy Overview

Job Notification – Combined Defence Service Examination, 2024
Announced by – UPSC (Union public service commission )
Total number of vacancy –457 (tentative)
Age limit – Vary as per the post
Qualification – Vary as per the post
Start date of ApplicationTo be announce later
Last date of  ApplicationTo be announce later
Examination Fee₹200
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Name of examination UPSC CDS
Full form of ExamUnion public service commission Combined defence services
Exam organised byUPSC (Union public service commission)
Exam conducting bodyUPSC (Union public service commission)
Exam pattern written, interview, medical exam
Duration of examination2 Hour for each paper
Language of examEnglish & Hindi
Exam dateWritten – To be announce later
Interview and Medical test will announce later after completing written test
Previous year question paperClick here
Last year cut off
Complete syllabusClick here
UPSC CDS exam details

Age Limits –

For IMAUnmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 2001 and not later than 1st January, 2006 only are eligible.
For Indian Naval AcademyUnmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 2001 and not later than 1st January, 2006 only are eligible.
For Air Force Academy20 to 24 years as on 1st January, 2025 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 2001 and not later than 1st January, 2005 
For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for men)Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 2000 and not later than 1st January, 2006 only are eligible. 
For 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, 2000 and not later than 1st January, 2006.
Important Point: Candidates below the age 25 years should not be married. During the training period marriage is prohibited. 25 years above married candidates are eligible to apply this vacancy but they can not live with their family, it is prohibited by the commission.

Educational Qualification

For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training AcademyDegree of a recognised University or equivalent. 
For Indian Naval AcademyDegree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution.
For Air Force AcademyDegree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

UPSC CDS Selection Process

The UPSC CDS exam is divided into 3 stages.

1. Written
2. Interview
3. Medical test

The details of the 3 stages are as follows:

1. Written – 

This is an OMR based exam where you have to mark right answer in the OMR sheet. In this exam, you have to carry black ball pen for answering the questions and no other pen and pencil will allowed for the exam.

The written exam is conduct separately for students who willing to opt Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy and for students who willing to opt Officers’ Training Academy.

In part A, there are 3 section each section contains 100 marks of questions and each section are divided into 2 hours of time duration. In part B written examination, there are 2 section each has 2 hours for answering the questions and 100 marks for each section. Candidates should note that any omission/mistake/discrepancy in encoding/filling of details in the OMR answer sheet especially with regard to Roll Number and Test Booklet Series Code will render the answer sheet liable for rejection. This test will conduct in both Hindi and English languages. In this test you will not be able to use calculator aur any device for solving the questions. There will be negative marking (0.33 marks) for wrong answer marked by candidates.

2. Interview – 

The maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy respectively.

3. Medical Test –

Medical Services are responsible for ensuring selection of ‘Medically Fit’ individuals into the Armed Forces. To be deemed ‘Medically fit’, a candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/syndrome/disability likely to interfere 27 with the efficient performance of military duties in any terrain, climate, season incl. sea and air, in remote areas, in austere conditions with no medical aid. Candidate also should be free of medical conditions which require frequent visit to medical facilities and use of any aid / drugs. This test is included with different types of test according to posts. After clear all the process of examination candidates are able to got their job as per the order of the commission.

Job Profile and Salary –

Its a highest ranking post in military sector of India, which included Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy, Officers’ Training Academy. Its a national level job which provides you to serve duty for India. For salary is details read below.

Pay scale of Army Officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy
RankLevel(Pay in Rs.)
LieutenantLevel 1056,100 -1,77,500
CaptainLevel 10 B61,300- 1,93,900
MajorLevel 1169,400 – 2,07,200
Lieutenant ColonelLevel 12A1,21,200 – 2,12,400
ColonelLevel 131,30,600-2, 15,900
BrigadierLevel 13A 1,39,600-2,17,600
Major General  Level 141,44,200-2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG ScaleLevel 151, 82, 200-2,24,100
HAG+ScaleLevel 16 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)Level 17 2,25,000/-(fixed)
COASLevel 182,50,000/-(fixed)

Best study Materials & Books for UPSC CDS Preparation

Subject wise book list-

General KnowledgeCLICK HERE
Elementary MathematicsCLICK HERE

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