UPSC CDS Notification 2024 Released, Apply Online for 457 Vacancies

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS 1 2024). This test is held twice a year for people who want to join the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Indian Air Force, and Officers Training Academy in India. If you are interested, you can apply for CDS 1 2024. The online application process began on 20 December 2023, and you have until 09 January 2024 to submit your application.

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Apply Online UPSC CDS Application Form 2024

The CDS Exam 2024 registration began on 20th Dec 2023. You can apply online for this exam until 9th Jan 2024.

Examination AuthorityUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Total Posts457
Exam NameCDS 1 2024
Selection ProcedureWritten Test/Interview/Medical Checkup
Last Date to Apply 09 January 2024
Exam LevelNational

CDS 2024 Notification

The UPSC CDS 1 Notification has all the details you need to apply for the armed forces. It’s important to read it carefully. The CDS Exam is a key step for those wanting to join the Indian Military, Naval Academy, Air Force, or Officers Training Academy. Make sure you meet all the requirements and deadlines.

CDS 1 2024 Eligibility Criteria

You need to check the UPSC CDS 1 2024 eligibility before applying.


  • For Indian Military Academy and Officers’ Training Academy, you need a graduation degree.
  • For Indian Naval Academy, you need an engineering degree.
  • For Air Force Academy, you need a bachelor’s degree and have studied Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or have an engineering degree.


  • For Indian Military Academy and Indian Naval Academy, you should be an unmarried male born between 2nd Jan 2001 and 1st Jan 2006.
  • For Air Force Academy, you should be 20-24 years old, born between 2nd Jan 2001 and 1st Jan 2005. If you have a Commercial Pilot Licence, the age limit is extended to 26 years.

Application Fee:

  • General Category: Rs. 200/-
  • Female/SC/ST: No Fee
  • Payment Mode: Online

UPSC CDS Selection Process

For the CDS Recruitment 2024, eligible candidates go through three steps:

  1. Written Exam: This tests your knowledge and aptitude.
  2. SSB Interview: This checks your leadership and interpersonal skills.
  3. Medical Check: This confirms your medical fitness.

There’s a direct link for the CDS 1 2024 application form to make applying easier. Just follow the guidelines to submit your application.

How to apply online for UPSC NDA & CDS I Examination 2024?

To apply for the NDA & CDS Exam 2024:

  1. Go to the UPSC website at
  2. Find the links for the NDA or CDS I Exam 2024 on the homepage.
  3. Click on the link, register, and log in.
  4. Fill out the form and pay the fees.
  5. Submit the form and download the page.
  6. Keep a printout for future use.

Important Links

UPSC CDS NotificationDownload PDF
Online CDS Application FormApply Here

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