UPSC CDS I Exam 2022, UPSC CDS I Exam, Combined Defence Services Exam I, Combined Defence Services Exam I 2022, Combined Defense Services latest vacancy


UPSC CDS Examination (II), 2023: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the recruitment of 349 candidates through the Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2023. This highly anticipated examination provides a gateway to prestigious career opportunities in the Indian Armed Forces. In this article, we will explore the details of the recruitment process and provide valuable insights to help candidates prepare effectively for this competitive examination.


Department: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
Exam: Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2023.
Total posts: 349 Posts.
Eligibility: (Graduation / Engineering) Degree.
Age Limit: Details Below.
Apply Fee: Rs.200/- for Gen/OBC & No fee for all Females /SC/ST candidates.
Last date: 06 June 2023.
Job Location: All India.
Apply Mode: Online.
Notification: 11/2023.CDS-II.
Official Website:
Note: All Unmarried Indian (Male & Female) candidates can apply.

Vacancy details of UPSC CDS II Examination 2023: –

Total Vacancy: – 349 Posts.
Name of post: – Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2023.

1) Indian Military Academy, Dehradun – 100 posts.
2) Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala – 32 posts.
3) Air Force Academy, Hyderabad – 32 posts.
4) Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Men) – 169 posts.
5) Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Women) – 16 posts.

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC CDS II Examination 2022: –

  • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai — Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
  • For Indian Naval Academy—Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
  • For Air Force Academy—Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Degree of Engineering.

Age Limit: –

  • For IMA —Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 2000 and not later than 1st July, 2005 only are eligible.
  • For Indian Naval Academy —Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 2000 and not later than 1st July, 2005 only are eligible.
  • For Air Force Academy — 20 to 24 years as on 1st July, 2024 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July, 2000 and not later than 1st July, 2004 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July, 1998 and not later than 1st July, 2004 only are eligible.
  • For Officers’ Training Academy — (SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1999 and not later than 1st July, 2005 only are eligible.
  • For Officers’ Training Academy — (SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd July, 1999 and not later than 1st July, 2005.

Application fee: – Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs.200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.

UPSC CDS Exam (II), 2023: Selection Process: – The selection process for the CDSE (II), 2023 examination consists of three stages:

  • Written Examination: The written examination comprises multiple-choice questions covering subjects such as English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics. It tests the candidate’s knowledge, reasoning ability, and general awareness.
  • Interview/Personality Test: Candidates who qualify in the written examination are called for an interview/personality test conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB). The SSB assesses the candidate’s intelligence, psychological aptitude, and leadership qualities.
  • Medical Examination: Selected candidates undergo a comprehensive medical examination to ensure they meet the physical and medical standards required for service in the Armed Forces.



STANDARD:The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian University.


ENGLISH (Code No. 01)
The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of a nature which candidate should be able to answer without special study. ELEMENTARY



  • Number System—Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations, addition, substraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal fractions. Unitary method, time and distance, time and work, percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.
  • Elementary Number Theory—Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11. Multiples and factors. Factorisation Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm. Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables.

ALGEBRA : – Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M., Theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns—analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear inequations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable & their solutions. Set language and set notation, Rational expressions and conditional identities, Laws of indices.

TRIGONOMETRY: –  Sine ×, cosine ×, Tangent × when 0° < × < 90° Values of sin ×, cos × and tan ×, for × = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90° Simple trigonometric identities. Use of trigonometric tables. Simple cases of heights and distances.

GEOMETRY: – Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on (i) Properties of angles at a point, (ii) Parallel lines, (iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, (iv) Congruency of triangles, (v) Similar triangles, (vi) Concurrence of medians and altitudes, (vii) Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square, (viii) Circles and its properties including tangents and normals, (ix) Loci.

MENSURATION: – Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle and circle. Areas of figures which can be split up into these figures (Field Book), Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface area and volume of spheres.

STATISTICS: – Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation frequency polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts etc. Measures of central tendency.

Penalty for wrong answer: – Candidates should note that there will be penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

Physical Standards: – Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2023 as per guidelines given in Appendix-IV.

Medical Standards: – Medical standards described in the following paragraphs are general guidelines. They are not exhaustive in view of the vast knowledge of disease. These standards are subject to change with advancement in the scientific knowledge and change in working conditions of Armed Forces due to introduction of new eqpt/trades. Such changes will be promulgated from time to time by policy letters by competent authorities. Medical Officers, Spl Medical Officers and Medical Boards will take appropriate decisions based on following guidelines and principles.

Note: – If you have any query regarding selection process then you must see the notification and read carefully.

How to apply: – The candidates can apply online application through the website OR to 06th June 2023.

Important dates for UPSC CDS II Examination 2022: –

  • The Online Application can be filled upto 06th June, 2023 till 6:00 PM.
  • The Online Application can be withdrawn from 07th June 2023 to 13 June 2023 till 6.00 PM.

Official Notification for UPSC CDS II Examination 2022: –

UPSC CDS Examination (II), 2023: Official Notification
UPSC CDS Examination (II), 2023: Apply Link

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About UPSC CDS Examination.
The Combined Defence Services Examination (abbreviated as CDS Exam) is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment of Commissioned Officers in the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June, and the examinations are conducted in February and November respectively. Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. Examination is conducted twice a year. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

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