Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) (I) 2019 [Including SSC Women(Non-Tech.) Course

UPSC CDS (I): Combined Defence Services Exam 2019 Notification - Apply online for CDSE (I) 2019

UPSC CDS 2019UPSC Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam 2019: – Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) has released exam notification – UPSC CDS Exam 2019 (I)- for hiring candidates (male and female) for the course conducted by Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy, Chennai. Interested candidates can apply for CDS (I) Exam 2019 online from the official site of UPSC at The last date to apply for the posts of CDS (I) Exam 2019  is 26th November 2018 and exam will be held on 3rd February 2019. Browse through the contents below to check for eligibility, opportunity details, age limit, syllabus, exam date and how to apply for UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam (CDS) (I) 2019.

 UPSC Combined Defence Services (CDS) (I) Exam 2019 Details of the Position to be applied for
Job Profile Commissioned Officer
Official Website
Official Advertisement/Detailed Public Notice 02/2019-CDS-I

Vacancy Details

Total – 418 approx

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun: 100 posts
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala: 45 posts
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad: 32 posts
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai: 225 posts
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Women): 15 posts
Age Limits, Gender and Marital Status
  • For Indian Military Academy (IMA): Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1996 and not later than 1st January 2001 only are eligible
  • For Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1996 and not later than 1st January 2001 only are eligible
  • For Air Force Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1996 and not later than 1st January 2000 only are eligible
  • For Officers’ Training Academy – (SSC Course for Men): Male candidates (Unmarried or Married) born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2001 only are eligible.
  • For Officers Training Academy – SSC (Women Non- Technical) Course :  (a) Unmarried Women, issueless widows who have not remarried, and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorcee documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2001
Educational Qualification
  • For Indian Military Academy and Officers’ Training Academy: Degree of a recognized university or equivalent.
  • For Naval Academy: B.Sc. (with Physics & Mathematics ) or Bachelor of Engineering.
  • For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized university (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering
  • Candidates who are studying in final year Degree Course and yet to pass final year degree examination or equivalent examination can also apply for the Examination, but they will be required to submit proof of passing the Degree Examination or equivalent examination by the specified dates
Physical Standards (CDS Eligibility) Eligible Candidate  must meet the standards of being physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination (1), 2019 as per guidelines given in Appendix-IV
Eligibility Criteria Refer Section 3 of Notification to check for conditions of eligibility
Application Fees Rs. 200 (Exemption for Female/SC/ST candidates)

Fees can be paid online by opting for Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card  OR Net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore


By depositing fees in any Branch of SBI by cash

Candidates who select the option of “Pay by Cash” mode need to take hard copy/print out  of system generated Pay in-slip during Part-II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only

Link to apply Online
Last Date to fill the online form 26-November-2018 till 6:00 PM
Withdrawal of application 03-Dec-2018 to 10-Dec-2018 till 6.00 PM

For details, refer to the appendix-II(B)

Download of e-admit card from UPSC website Three weeks before the examination
Online Examination 3-Feb-2019
Mode of Exam Offline (Pen and paper mode)
Date when Results will be published June 2019
SSB Date June 2019
Helpline Numbers 011-2338527 , 011-23381125, 011-23098543 on working days between 10:00 hrs. to 17:00 hours

Candidates can also contact in person UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of its campus

Procedure to Apply online for UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam (CDS) (I) 2019 at

Eligible candidates can apply on the link and detailed instructions on how to fill online can be accessed from the site 

Completing the online application is split into two parts

Part -I – Registration

  • Keep ready a valid personal e-mail ID. The registered e-mail id should be kept functional till completion of this selection process. All the communication will be sent to the candidates to the registered e-mail ID only
  • Fill in the personal details and before final submission verify the details and make corrections if needed

Part-II – Pre-Requisite to completion of Online application

  • Scan the following as per the specifications (in JPG format not greater than 300 KB each and must not be less than 20 KB and resolution 350 pixels (Width) X 350 pixels (Height) minimum , 1000 pixels (Width) X 1000 pixels (Height) maximum and Bit Depth of image file should be 24 bit)
    – Photograph
    – Signature

Part –II – Online Form

  • Details captured are fees payment if applicable, selection of examination center, upload of Photograph and Signature and a declaration
  • Candidate can review the information added before clicking on “I agree” button. Once submitted, no corrections can be done
  • On successful filing, a registration number will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen
  • Either note down the registration number or take a print out for future purposes
  • Candidate will receive an auto-generated Email on registered email id

Please Note: Candidates who are applying online must make a note of it that there is a ceiling on the maximum number of candidates allocated to each Centre except Chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata, and Nagpur.  Allotment of Centres will be done on ‘first-apply-first allot’ basis and once filled, a center will not entertain any more candidates. Hence it is advisable to apply early on so that candidate can get a center of his/her choice.

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