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CDS April 2024 Exam Notification

cds online coachingUPSC has released the notification for the CDS 1 April 2024 Written Exam. Online applications are being invited by such candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria of this cds 1 april 2024 exam. Online registration can be done on upsc website from 20th December 2023 till 9th January 2024. After the completion of the online registration, admit card will be issued online & examinations will be conducted offline on 21st April 2024.

Candidates can apply for Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Officer's Training Academy, whichever they want as per their educational and age qualification. Selected candidates are then called for an interview by Service Selection Board (SSB).

Find below all the important details like CDS Exam Pattern, CDS Syllabus, CDS Eligibility Criteria, CDS Selection Process, upsc online application website, application fees, exam centre & list of documents.

CDS Vacancies

A Combined Defence Services Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in April, 2024 for admission to the under mentioned courses.

Name of the Course Approximate No. of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala 32
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 32
Officers' Training Academy, Chennai (Men) 275
Officers' Training Academy, Chennai (Women) 18
Total no. of vacancies 457

CDS I April 2024 Important Dates

Here, we have summarize all important date related to cds notification & recruitment. CDS aspirants are advised to visit this website for regular updates of all important dates for cds such as application date, admit card release date, written exam date, result & commencement of course / training date.

Description of Specific Activities Date
Date of Issue of Official Notification 20th December 2023
Starting date for submission of online application 20th December 2023
Last date for submission of online application 09th January 2024
Download of Admit Cards/Hall Tickets begins 21 days before exam
Date of offline examination 21st April 2024
Declaration of written exam results Likely 1st Week of May 2024
Download CDS Official Notification in PDF CDS April 2024 Notification
Online Application Link Click here to apply online
UPSC Official Website
Commencement of course Jan & April 2025

Commencement of course

CDS Exam Centre

Every year, UPSC conducts CDS exam across country at different exam centres. Candidates are advised to check the exam centres before applying. Candidates have to enter their choice of exam centres while. Candidates can select up to three exam centres while filling the application form. Below, centres list are mentioned.

  • Agartala
  • Ahmedabad
  • Aizawl
  • Allahabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bareily
  • Bhopal
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Cuttack
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Dharwar
  • Dispur
  • Gangtok
  • Hyderabad
  • Imphal
  • Itanagar
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Jorhat
  • Kochi
  • Kohima
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Madurai
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Panaji (Goa)
  • Patna
  • Port Blair
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Sambalpur
  • Shillong
  • Shimla
  • Srinagar
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Tirupati
  • Udaipur
  • Vishakhapatnam

Important Instructions

CDS Online Application Process

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC online application i.e. .
  2. You will land on to the homepage and then click online application for various examinations of UPSC.
  3. Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application form containing two stages viz. Part I and Part II.
  4. When you click Part-1 Registration the detailed instruction set will be displayed.
  5. Read all the stated instructions carefully into it.
  6. After reading all the instructions, Click Yes Button & then start filing the application form.
  7. Fill in all the credentials mentioned in the form correctly & remember the registration id.
  8. Now go for the Part-2 Registration. Here you have to do Fee Payment, Select Examination Center, upload Photograph & Signature.
  9. Now login into Part-2 Registration, enter your Registration-Id, Date of Birth & random generated Captcha. 
  10. Now Upload your scanned photograph and signature, in the required column.
  11. If you're filled information is correct, then click on the submit button.
  12. Make the Application Fee Payment for the CDS I 2024 Application Form.
  13. Now, they will take you to the page where your full application will be displayed.
  14. Take a printout of that application form for future reference.

Documents require to apply cds online application

Specifications of Scanned Images of Photograph and Signature

Image Format Resolution Size
Photograph .jpg 200 dpi 3 to 40 kb
Signature .jpg 200 dpi 3 to 40 kb

CDS Application Fee

How to Download CDS Admit Card

UPSC Facilitation Counter

In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their application, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC's Facilitation Counter near Gate C of its campus in person or over telephone no.

on working days between 10.00 hrs. to 17.00 hrs.