UPSC CDS 2023 Exam Notification: CDS 1 Online Application Form, 341 Vacancies and Exam Date

CDS 2023: UPSC released the notification for 341 vacancies to be filled through CDS 1 Exam 2023. Candidates can check the notification, application form and other details.

UPSC CDS 2023 Exam, Application Form
UPSC CDS 2023 Exam, Application Form

UPSC CDS 1 2023: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), today on 21 Dec, started the online registration process for Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2023 [Including SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course]. The exam will be conducted for admission into the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course, Air Force Academy, and Officers’ Training Academy, against 341 seats.

Those who are interested to appear for UPSC CDS Exam 2023 should have a Bachelor's Degree.

UPSC CDS 2023 Registration Link is released by the commission and is available on the official website upto 10 January 2023 up to 6 PM. Candidates are required to apply online by using the website Before applying for the exam, the candidates are advised to go through the UPSC CDS 1 Notification available in the article below.

UPSC CDS 2023 Notification Download

UPSC CDS Online Application Link

How to Apply for UPSC CDS 2023 Exam ?

Step 1: Open the UPSC Online Website -

Step 2: Register yourself on OTR (One Time Registration) portal by Clicking the New Registration button.

Step 3: Login (by Email ID/ Mobile Number/ OTR ID) to verify the already registered OTR application.

Step 4: Now, visit the Latest Notification tab in the OTR application and apply for the desirable Examination.

Step 5: Upload important Documents and Pay the Application Fee

Step 6: Take the print out of the application for

CDS 2023 Important Dates

UPSC CDS 1 2023 Notification Date 21 December 2023
UPSC CDS 1 2023 Registration Dates 21 December to 10 January 2023
UPSC CDS 1 2023 Application Withdrawn Dates 18 January 2023 to 24 January 2023
UPSC CDS 1 Exam Date 2023 16 April 2023
UPSC CDS 1 Admit Card Date 2023 March 2023
UPSC CDS 1 Result Date 2023 to be released
UPSC CDS 1 Course Date 02 January 2024

CDS 2023 Vacancy Details

Name of the Course

Number of Vacancies

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun— 100 156th (DE) Course commencing in January, 2024

100  [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders]

 Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course 22 commencing in January, 2024 Executive Branch (General Service)/Hydro [including 06 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC Special Entry ) holders ].

22 [including 6vacancies  for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC  Special Entry ) holders ]

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July, 2023  i.e. No. 214 F(P) Course. 

32 [including 3 vacancies are 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


Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 33rd SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April, 20234


UPSC CDS 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai — The candidate should be a graduate of a recognised University or equivalent.
  • For Indian Naval Academy—  The candidate should be a graduate in engineering from a recognised University/Institution.
  • For Air Force Academy—The candidate have a graduate of a recognised University (with Physics and
    Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

UPSC CDS 2023 Selection Criteria

The selection will be done on the basis of

  1. Written Examination
  2. Intelligence and Personality Test

UPSC CDS 2023 Exam Pattern

 For Admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy
Subject Time Marks
English 2 hours 100
General Knowledge 2 hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 hours 100
For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy
English 2 hours 100
General Knowledge 2 hours 100

UPSC CDS SSB Interview 2023

Candidates who qualify in the exam will be called for intelligence and personality test at the Service Selection Board (SSB).

Application Fee:

Rs. 200/-

The candidates can read more details on UPSC CDS Exam 2022 by clicking on the notification PDF provided above.


What is the last date for CDS Application ?

10 Jan 2023

How to apply for CDS 2023 Recruitment?

You can apply through official website on or before the last date.

What is UPSC CDS Exam Date ?

16 April 2022
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