UPSC CDS Recruitment 2022: UPSC CDS 1 Notification Out, Apply Online For 341 Vacancies!

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2022: UPSC CDS 2022 Notification: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the UPSC CDS 1 2022 Notification on 22nd December 2021 on its official website UPSC has released  341Vacancies for the  CDS 1 recruitment for the IMA, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy, and Officers’ Training Academy.  The CDS 1 Exam 2022 has been scheduled for 10th April 2022 (Sunday). The last date for submitting UPSC CDS 1 2022 Application is 11 January 2022.

Every year UPSC conducts CDS Exam twice a year for the candidates who wish to begin their career in the Indian Air Force, Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Officer’s Training Academy. Read further to know about UPSC CDS 2022 Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Salary, Exam Pattern, How to Apply & Direct Link to Apply, and more for UPSC CDS Recruitment 2022.

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2022: CDS 1 Exam Notification Details

Name of OrganizationUnion Public Service Commission
Exam NameCDS 1 2022
CDS 1 Vacancies341
CDS 1 Online Registration22nd December 2021 to 11th January 2022
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Selection ProcessWritten Test- Interview- Medical Examination
Language of Written ExamBilingual
Mode of ExaminationOffline
Type of QuestionsMCQ
CDS 2 Exam Duration2 hours (Each Paper)
Marking Scheme1/3 for Each Incorrect Answer
Job LocationAll Over India

UPSC CDS 1 Recruitment Notification PDF

UPSC has notified the recruitment for the UPSC Combined Defense Services (CDS) 1 notification 2022. The Official UPSC CDS Recruitment Notification for CDS (1) 2022 has been released.

Click Here to Download UPSC CDS 1 Notification PDF

UPSC CDS 2022 Important Dates 

Check the important dates of UPSC CDS  recruitment notification 2022:

CDS 1 2022 EVENTSCDS 1 2022CDS 2 2022
Application Start Date22nd December 202118th May 2022
Application Last Date11th January 202214th June 2022
Exam Date10th April 20224th September 2022
Admit Card Download DateLast week of MarchAugust
Result Date (Expected)to be announcedto be announced

‘Also, Check;  Click Here to Download CDS Previous Year Question Papers PDF

UPSC CDS 2022 Vacancies

Candidates can check the table below for UPSC CDS notification 2022 vacancies:

Name of the ArmyNo. of Posts
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala22
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Officers Training Academy, Chennai, (SSC Men)170
Officers Training Academy, Chennai, (SSC Women)17
Total Vacancies341

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2022: Eligibility Criteria

According to the Official UPSC CDS Recruitment notification, given below is the eligibility criteria for the recruitment drive. The candidates need to be unmarried.

Age Limit 

  • Indian Military Academy (IMA)– 19 to 24 years
  • Air Force Academy (AFA)– 19 to 23 years
  • Indian Naval Academy (INA)– 19 to 22 years
  • Officers Training Academy (OTA)– 19 to 25 years
  • Age relaxation is applicable as per rules

Educational Qualification:- 

  • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy- Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
  • For Indian Naval Academy—Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
  • For Air Force Academy– Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Also, Check; Click Here to Download SSC CGL Previous Year Question Papers PDF

CDS Exam Pattern & Selection Process

Check the Exam Pattern & CDS Selection Process as given below –

  1. Written examination
  2. Interview for intelligence and Personality Test

(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy —

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100
Elementary Mathematics2 Hours100
Total6 Hours300

(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy —

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100
Total4 Hours200


  • The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective-type questions only and the question papers of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be bilingual in Hindi and English.
  • There will be a negative marking for every wrong answer marked by you.

UPSC CDS Application Fee

Application Fee – Rs. 200/- (except Female, SC/ST candidates)

This application fee can be paid either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.

UPSC CDS  Online Application Form 2022

The UPSC CDS 1 Application form 2022 is available from  22nd December to 11th January 2022 to be completed in all respects.

Requirements of UPSC CDS Application Form 2022:

  • Matriculation Certificate/Marksheet
  • Age Proof/Birth Certificate
  • Education Certificate.
  • Caste Certificate
  • Challan/Credit Certificate/E Challan
  • Photograph
  • Signature

How to Apply UPSC CDS 1 2022 Notification

UPSC CDS 1  Recruitment – Direct Link to Apply

  • Click the Direct Link to Apply given above.
  • Go to New Registration at the top of the page.
  • Fill your Personal and Educational details and register yourself.
  • Note down your Registration Number and Password.
  • Go to Apply Now across the post you want to apply for.
  • Enter your Registration Number & Password.
  • Add correct CAPTCHA and click the submit button.
  • Fill your Personal details carefully.
  • Claim for Age Relaxation, if you are eligible.
  • Select the Name of the Post you want to apply for.
  • Upload your scanned Photograph, Signature and other prescribe Documents.
  • Submit the Application Form and take its printout.
  • Note down the Application Number for future reference.
  • Alternatively, you can apply from the Official Website of UPSC.
  • Go to Online Recruitment Application for various Recruitment Posts.
  • Follow the above steps carefully.

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UPSC CDS  Recruitment 2022: FAQ’s

Q. What is the starting date of application for the UPSC CDS(II) Examination 2022?
Ans: The starting date of application for the UPSC CDS(II) Examination 2022 is 22nd December 2021.
Q. When CDS (1) 2022 notification will be released?
Ans: CDS (1) 2022 notification has been released on December  22nd by UPSC.
Q. How many vacancies are there in UPSC CDS Recruitment 2022?

Ans. There are 341 vacancies in UPSC CDS I Recruitment 2022.

Q. When CDS 1 2022 exam will be conducted?
Ans: Ans: As per the UPSC Calendar, the CDS-1 exam has been scheduled for 10th April 2022.