CDS 1 2023 Last Date Extended – Apply Online till 12 Jan, Exam Date, Notification

Union Public Service Commission conducts the Combined Defense Services exam twice a year to select commissioned officers in the Indian Armed Forces. CDS 1 Notification 2023 will release on 21st December 2022.

The candidates can fill out the CDS 1 2023 online application forms from 21st December 2022 to 10th January 2023. For more information regarding CDS 1 2023, the candidates can read the article below. We will also update the direct link to download the CDS 1 2023 Notification once released officially.

CDS 1 2023 Recruitment – Overview

All the information regarding CDS 1 2023 has been provided in the table below. The candidates aspiring for defence forces after graduation can go through further details regarding CDS eligibility criteria, CDS exam date, and much more.

Particulars Details
Exam name Combined Defence Services Examination
Conducting institute Union Public Service Commission
Exam Level National Level exam
No. of test cities More than 70
Exam frequency Twice a year
Eligibility Passed graduation or are appearing in the same
Exam purpose Admission of candidates for the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Officers Training Academy
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CDS 1 2023 Last Date Extended

UPSC has released a short notice informing candidates that the last date to apply online for the CDS exam has been extended till 12th January 2023. Find the direct link to apply online in the article below.

CDS 1 2023 Notification

The CDS 1 2023 Notification is scheduled to release on 21st December 2022. The candidates who want to join the armed forces after graduation can download the CDS 1 2023 Notification and read it thoroughly once released on the UPSC official website Till then you can read the CDS 2 2022 Notification from the link below:

Also Read: CDS Exam Preparation Tips & Tricks 2023

CDS 1 2023 – Vacancy Details

Name of the Course Approx. Vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun— 156th (DE) Course commencing in January 2024 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders] 100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course commencing in January 2024 Executive Branch (General Service)/Hydro [including 06 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC Special Entry ) holders ] 22
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) 32
Training Course commencing in January 2024 i.e. No. 215 F(P) Course. [including 03 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry]
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)— 119th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April 2024 170
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)- 33rd SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April 2024. 17
Total 341

CDS 1 2023 – Important Dates

Here are the important dates regarding the CDS 1 2023 Notification and exam date.

Events Dates (Tentative)
CDS 1 2023 Notification 21st December 2022
CDS 1 2023 Online Application Form 21st December 2022 to 10th January 2023
CDS 1 2023 Exam Date 16th April 2023
CDS 1 2023 Answer Key May 2023
CDS 1 2023 Written Result June/ July 2023

CDS 1 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria before applying online for  CDS 1 2023. They must have educational qualifications for all the academies with the respective age limits.

Educational Qualification & Age Limit

The table below contains all the details regarding the age limit and educational qualifications for the different academies.

Name of the Academies Age Limit Educational Qualification
Indian Military Academy 20-24 Graduation from a government-recognized university
Indian Naval Academy 20-22 An engineering degree from a government-recognized university
Air Force Academy 20-23 Bachelor of Engineering or Graduation in any stream but must have passed 12th with PSM
Officer’s Training Academy 20-25 Graduation from a government-recognized university

CDS 1 2023 Online Application Link

The CDS 1 2023 online application link will be updated here as soon as released officially at The online application link will be activated from 21st December 2022 onwards. The withdrawal window shall be available to the candidates, after 7 days of the closure of the application window of this examination and it will remain open for 7
days from the date of opening of the same. This withdrawal window will run concurrently with the above correction window i.e. from 18.01.2023 to 24.01.2023.

How to Apply Online for CDS 1 2023?

To apply online for CDS 1 2023 candidates can follow the steps below:

  • Visit the UPSC official website
  • On the top right-hand side of the web page, there are two links namely: “PART-I Registration” and “PART-II Registration”.
  • Click on Part – 1 Registration then follow the steps below:
  • As you click on the link for “Part-1 Registration”, a new webpage will appear on the screen. Here, Important Instructions to fill Online Application Form is given.
  • Read the instructions carefully and click on the ‘Yes’ button available at the bottom of the screen.
  • Clicking on the ‘Yes’ button takes you to the application form.
  • Part-1 registration is divided broadly into four pages. Fill them all and click on the Submit button
  • Then fill in the choice for the examination centre
  • Upload the necessary documents
  • Then Pay the required application fee if applicable.

Application Fee

The CDS 1 2023 application fee is expected to be the same as the previous year. It is Rs. 200/- only.

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CDS 1 2023 Selection Process

The CDS 1 2023 selection process comprises three different stages. They are explained below:

  1. CDS Written Exam: The candidates have to appear for the written exam before appearing for the SSB interview.
  2. SSB Interview: Those who make it through the CDS written are called for the CDS SSB interview.
  3. Medical Examination: Then the shortlisted candidates are called for the Medical examination after clearing the CDS SSB Interview.

CDS 2023 Exam Centres

The CDS 1 2023 exam is conducted in various exam centres all over India. Here is the list of centres. The candidates are allotted centres based on a first come first serve basis.

Agartala Ghaziabad Panaji (Goa)
Agra Gorakhpur Patna
Ajmer Gurgaon Port Blair
Ahmedabad Gwalior Prayagraj (Allahabad)
Aizawl Hyderabad Puducherry
Aligarh Imphal Pune
Almora (Uttarakhand) Indore Raipur
Anantpur (Andhra Pradesh) Itanagar Rajkot
Aurangabad Jabalpur Ranchi
Bengaluru Jaipur Sambalpur
Bareilly Jammu Shillong
Bhopal Jodhpur Shimla
Bilaspur Jorhat Siliguri
Chandigarh Kochi Srinagar
Chennai Kohima Srinagar (Uttarakhand)
Coimbatore Kolkata Thane
Cuttack Kozhikode (Calicut) Thiruvananthapuram
Dehradun Leh Tiruchirapalli
Delhi Lucknow Tirupati
Dharwad Ludhiana Udaipur
Dispur Madurai Varanasi
Faridabad Mumbai Vellore
Gangtok Mysore Vijayawada
Gaya Nagpur Vishakhapatnam
Gautam Buddh Nagar Navi Mumbai Warangal

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CDS Previous Year Question Papers

The candidates can download the previous year’s question papers from the links provided below:

Download all sets of CDS 1 2022 Question Paper

Here we are providing a CDS 1 2022 question paper of all sets in the below table.

CDS books

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CDS 1 2023 Notification [Watch]

Best CDS Coaching in Allahabad

Many times candidates are confused about whether they should attend coaching for Combined Defence Services Exam preparation or not. So, let me tell you that self-study is important but coaching institutes provide you with the right guidance and the right path, by going on that path you can achieve your dream of becoming an officer in the armed forces through CDS entry.

So, the Best CDS coaching in Allahabad is Major Kashi Classes which provide the best guidance for the preparation of various defence exams whether it is NDA, CDS, AFCAT, or other Agnipath recruitment entries. Major Kalshi is the Best CDS Coaching in Prayagraj that offers experienced faculties and study material by MKC publication. 

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