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UPSC CDS 1 2024 Notification Out against 457 Vacancies: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold the Combined Defence Services Examination (I) 2024 on 21st April 2024  for admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. The last date for registration of online applications is 9th January 2024. For more information and updates, please don’t hesitate to reach us at https://sarkari-career.com.

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UPSC COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (I), 2024 (EXAMINATION NOTICE NO.04/2024.CDS-I)

Name of the CourseApproximate Number of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun 158th (DE) Course commencing in January 2025 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C Certificate (Army Wing) hold­ers]100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala — Course commencing in January 2025  Executive Branch (General Service) [including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders (Naval Wing)]32
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad — (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in January 2025 i.e. No. 217 F(P) Course [03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry]32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai — 121st SSC (Men) (NT) Course commencing in April 2025275
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) — 35th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April 202518
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UPSC CDS 2024 Age Limit, Gender and Marital Status:

  • For IMA: Unmarried male applicants born not earlier than 2nd January, 2001 and not later than 1st January, 2006 only are eligible.
  • For Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male applicants born not earlier than 2nd January, 2001 and not later than 1st January, 2006 only are eligible.
  • For Air Force Academy: 20 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 applicants 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, issue less 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.

UPSC CDS 2024 Educational Qualifications:

  1. For Indian Military Academy and Officers’ Training Academy: Applicants should have Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
  2. For Indian Naval Academy: Applicants should have Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/ Institution.
  3. For Air Force Academy: Applicants should have Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

UPSC CDS 2024 Application Fee:

  1. ₹ 200/- for General and OBC applicants.
  2. No fee for Female/ SC/ ST applicants.
  3. The fee can be made either by Pay by Cash mode OR Online Payment mode.
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UPSC CDS 2024Selection Process:

  1. Competitive Written Examination (OMR Sheet).
  2. Interview / Personality Test.

UPSC CDS 2024 Centres of Examination: 

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Visakhapatnam.

How To Apply UPSC CDS 2024:

➢ Eligible appicants are required to apply online through UPSC Online Application Portal (upsconline.nic.in).
➢ The applicants to register himself/ herself first at One Time Registration (OTR) platform.
➢ After OTR registration, the applicants can apply for UPSC NDA NA Exam.
➢ The last date for submission of online applications is 09/01/2024 till 6:00 PM.

UPSC CDS I  Notification 2024
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Help Desk:

In case of any guidance/ information/ clarification  regarding their application, candidature etc. applicants can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No.011-23385271/ 011-23381125/ 011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs. to 17.00 hrs.

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