UPSC CDS Online Application Form 2018, CDS 2018 Exam Registration

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UPSC CDS Online Application Form 2018, CDS 2018 Exam Registration: Union public service commission (UPSC) conducts combined defence services (CDS) examination twice in a year. CDS is a reputed job in INDIA. CDS exam is a national level exam. Union public service commission conducts CDS exam twice in a year. The candidates who want to join Indian military academy, air force academy, officers training academy should prepare for CDS exam. UPSC conducts two paper CDS-1 AND CDS-2 every year . CDS 1 is held in February month and CDS 2 is conducted in November 2017. Recently CDS 1 Exam application form is available from 8th November 2017. Application form and fee submission last date is 4th December 2017.

The applicant can fill their form through UPSC CDS Online Application Form 2018 mode at the official website of UPSC. Official notification will be released on 8th November 2017 for CDS-1 and 8th august 2018 for CDS-2 schedule. Here you can check full information of CDS Exam, eligibility, application process, application fee and important dates.

UPSC CDS Online Application Form 2018

Organization : USPC

Examination Name : CDS (Combined Defence Services)

Total Vacancy : 414

Application Dates : 8th November to 4th December 2018

Official website :

OrganizationTotal VacanciesReserved postsCourse of commandment
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun10013 posts for NCC (Army Wing) holders146th (DE) Course commencing in January, 2019
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala4506 posts for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders (Naval Wing)


commencing in January, 2019 Executive (General Service)
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying)32Training Course commencing in February, 2019
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)—22550 posts NCC ‘C’ certificate holders for NCC Spl. Entry)109th SSC (Men) Course (NT) commencing in April, 2019
Officers Training Academy, Chennai1223rd SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April, 2019.



  • Official notification will be released on: – 8th November 2017
  • Last date of application form: – 4th December 2017
  • Admit card: -last week of January 2018
  • Exam date: – 4th February 2018


  • Official notification will be released on: – 8th August 2018
  • Last date of UPSC CDS Online Application Form 2018:- 3rd September 2018
  • Admit card: – first week of November 2018
  • Exam date: – 18th November 2018

CDS 2018 ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: The eligibility Criteria is different for CDS exam. The applicant must check the eligibility criteria carefully.

Nationality : Candidate must be a citizen of INDIA.

Age limit and marital status:

The age limit for IMA, INA AND AFA IS 20 years to 24 years old and OTA age limit is 25 years. Candidate should be unmarried for IMA AND INA. And for AFA candidates should be unmarried and blow 25 years.


For Indian military academy and officer’s academy training academy: degree from a recognized university.

For Indian naval academy: Engineering degree from a recognized university.

For air Air force academy: Degree holder from a recognized university with physics and mathematics (10+2) level.


  • Candidate visit the official website.
  • Registration process will consist of two parts.
  • Fill your all necessary and required information.
  • Then click the submit button.
  • In the last take the printout for future purpose.


CDS application form fee is Rs. 200/- .

The candidates  pay the application fee by using net banking, debit card and credit card and by cash at SBI bank.


  • CDS exam will be held in offline mode.
  • There will be negative marking.
  • The paper consist the objective type question.
  • Language of question paper will be hindi and English.
  • For IMA, INA and IFA question paper will be 300 marks.
  • OTA will be of 200 marks.

CDS ADMIT CARD: The admit card will be available at official website of the UPSC.

CDS ANSER KEY: The answer key of the CDS exam 2018 will be published after the exam. The candidates can get their answer key from the official website of UPSC. Answer key helps for presuming the result.

CDS 2018 RESULT:  The result of CDS exam wiil be published after the exam. Candidates who will qualify the wriiten exam of CDS then they will face SSB process and interview. SSB process will complete in 6 days. Final result will be prepared on the basis of written exam and SSB/interview.

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