CDS 1 2019 Notification, Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility


CDS 1 2019CDS 2019 (1) Notification: waiting for the official notice?. Union Public Service Commission has the responsibility to organise the CDS examination. The Commission manages it twice a year – once in the month of March and another in the month of November. The CDS notification for the whole selection procedure will be issued in November 2018. It should be overviewed by each and every candidate as it would describe the process better. On the basis of the Combined Defence Services examination, aspirants will be designated for OTA, IMA, INA, IFA. 

CDS 2019 Notification

It is a great option for the students who have a dream of joining any of the defence services. Both the male and female applicants are allowed for the test but, female candidates can only apply for CDS 2019 OTA (women). Here given are a few important dates using which a contender can prepare for the tests.

Category: Combined Defence Services
Notification: November
Application Form Starting Date: November 2018
Last Date: January 2019
Examination Date: Will Be Issued Soon

CDS Eligibility Criteria 2019

A candidate should check the conditions of Eligibility before he/ she goes to apply for the vacancies in respective academies.

Age Limit: It differs category wise.

  • For IMA: The applicant not born earlier than 2nd January 1996 and not later than 1st January 2001.
  • For IFA: The contestant’s age should be between 20 to 24 years. Candidates holding valid and
    current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India), their maximum age limit can be 26 years.
  • For INA: The candidates not born earlier than 2nd January 1996 and not later than 1st January 2001.
  • For OTA (Women): e been born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2001. 

Educational Qualifications:

  • For IMA and Officers’ Training Academy: the applicant must have completed the graduation degree from a recognised university.
  • For Air Force Academy: The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a bachelor degree in any discipline but passed 10+2 with Mathematics and Physics subjects.
  • For Indian Naval Academy: must possess a degree in Engineering from a recognised university/ Institution.

CDS Application Form 2019

The CDS 2019 application form will be issued in November and all the applicants need to submit it before the last date. 

  • All the aspirants will only be allowed to fill out the forms online.
  • They can apply online using the authoritative web portal –
  • Contenders should avoid filling more than one applications but if in unavoidable conditions it happens, then the form with the larger Registration ID will be considered. Candidates should make sure that the same application is completed.
  • Contenders applying for the vacancies should ensure that they are satisfying all the eligibility conditions.

CDS Exam Pattern 2019

The examination pattern differs for the OTA and the remaining three academies Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy.

  • For Air Force, Military and Naval Academy: The examination will comprise of three sections – English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. Each Section will carry 100 marks and two hours duration would be given to candidates for each section.
  • For Officers’ Training Academy: There will be two sections only: English and General Knowledge. Each section also carries 100 marks.

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