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About CDS 2022
UPSC CDS 2022 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the CDS 1 result 2022 in online mode on May 18 on the official website at upsc.gov.in. Earlier, UPSC has released the CDS 2 application form 2022 in online mode on the official website.
Previously, the UPSC released the official CDS 1 question papers 2022 online on April 12, 2022 on the official website. CDS 01/2022 written exam has been conducted by UPSS on April 10, 2022. The CDS 1 application form 2022 has been closed on January 11, 2022. CDS 1 2022 exam is conducted for candidates who wish to pursue their career as commissioned officers in the Navy, Air Force and Army after graduation or candidates appearing in their final year.
CDS exam 2022 is conducted twice a year. Candidates who are between 20 to 24 years and fulfill other CDS 2022 eligibility criteria are eligible for CDS. There are two stages in CDS exam 2022 written exam followed by the SSB interview. Candidates who qualify written CDS exam 2022 are eligible for Services Selection Board (SSB) Interview which includes Personality cum Psychometric tests and Intelligence interviews.
Candidates who clear the CDS 2022 selection process will have to undergo training programmes as per their merit and preference for Army, Navy and Air Force jobs. The training of selected candidates will be done at Indian Military Academy (IMA Dehradun), Indian Naval Academy (INA Ezhimala), Air Force Academy (Hyderabad), and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA Chennai). This training course will begin in January 2022.
CDS 2022 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Combined Defence Services Examination|
|Short Exam Name||CDS|
|Conducting Body||Union Public Service Commission|
|Frequency of Conduct||2 times a year|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||200 Rs [Offline] +1 More|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Mode of Counselling||Offline|
|Exam Duration||6 Hours|
|Number of Seats||341 Seats|
CDS 2022 Important Dates
CDS (Session Sep 2022)
Upcoming Dates and Events
18 May, 2022 - 07 Jun, 2022
Application - CDS 2 | Mode: Online Ongoing
14 Jun, 2022 - 20 Jun, 2022
CDS 2 - Application withdrawal facility | Mode: Online
04 Sep, 2022
Exam - CDS 2 | Mode: Offline
Past Dates and Events
18 May, 2022
Advertisement - CDS 2 | Mode: Online
Candidates must check the CDS eligibility criteria like age limit, educational qualification, marital status to be eligible for CDS exam 2022.
Candidates applying for CDS exam 2022 must be
- an Indian citizen, or
- a Tibetan refugee (before January 1962), or
- a subject to Nepal or Bhutan, or
- Migrants from Pakistan, Burma, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, with the intention of permanently settling in India
Candidates must be 20 to 24 years.
Educational Qualification martial status as per courses
Officers Training Academy (OTA - women, Non-Technical)
Unmarried and widow
Degree of a recognised university or equivalent
Officers Training Academy (OTA - men)
Unmarried and married
Degree of a recognised university or equivalent
Indian Naval Academy (NA)
Degree in Engineering from a recognised university/institution
Indian Military Academy (IMA)
Degree of a recognised university or equivalent
Air Force Academy (AFA)
Degree of a recognised university (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
UPSC has released the link to fill the CDS 2 2022 application form on May 18 on the official website. The last date to submit the CDS 2 2022 application form is June 7, 2022. Candidates need to check the eligibility criteria carefully before doing the CDS 2 registration 2022. Candidates can withdraw the UPSC CDS 2 application form from June 14 to 20, 2022 up to 6 PM.
CDS Application Fee
|Category||CDS Application Fee|
|General & OBC||Rs. 200|
|SC, ST & Female Candidates||No Fee|
The online application form of CDS is filled in two parts.
Part 1 Registration
- Candidates can fill the application form from the link available on the official page.
- Before filling up the CDS application form candidates must read the important instructions.
- Enter details like name, father’s name, mother’s name, community, address, etc. and click on the submit button to register.
Part 2 Registration
- Enter the registration ID, password and captcha code to log in to part 2 registration.
- Select the payment method online or offline.
- Upload the scanned signature and photograph.
- Selection of exam centers.
- Read and agree to the 'Declaration' to submit the application form.
Documents required while filling CDS Application Form
- Active email – ID
- Matriculation certificate
- Scanned signature
- Scanned photograph
- One photo identity proof like Aadhar card/ Voter card/ PAN card/ Passport/ Driving license
|OBC, General||Offline, Online||Male||₹ 200|
|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|
|H.C.F. and L.C.M.|
|Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables|
|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 and their solutions|
|Set language and set notation, rational expressions and conditional identities, laws of indices|
|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|
|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|
|Theorems on (vii) properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle, and square, (viii) circles and its properties including tangents and normals, (ix) loci|
|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|
|Collection and tabulation of statistical data, graphical representation frequency polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts etc.|
|Measures of central tendency|
To score well in the written exam of CDS, candidates must know the preparation tips and strategies. Candidates must know the importance of solving the previous years’ question papers, timely revision, time management, etc. which are the key elements of preparation.
UPSC prescribes the CDS exam pattern. There are two stages in CDS exam 2022- written and SSB interviews. The written CDS exam 2022 will be conducted in pen and paper mode. As per the CDS exam pattern, candidates who apply for Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Indian Military Academy courses have to appear for three subjects - English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics while candidates who have opted for Officers' Training Academy have to appear for two subjects – English and General Knowledge.
CDS Exam Pattern – Written Exam
Structure of CDS exam pattern for admission to Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Indian Military Academy.
Structure of exam pattern for admission to Officers’ Training Academy
CDS Exam Pattern – SSB Interview
Verbal and non-verbal tests.
Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
Word Association Test (WAT)
Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
Self Description Test (SD)
Group Testing Officers Test
Snake race/ Group Obstacle Race
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the admit card for the written CDS 2 exam 2022 in online mode tentatively in the month of August 2022. Candidates will be able to download the CDS 2 exam admit card till the date of examination i.e.., September 4. In order to download the CDS admit card 2022, candidates can either log in through roll number or registration number. The admit card of the CDS exam will be available for candidates who have successfully filled the application form.
Details on CDS Admit Card
- Candidate’s name
- Scanned signature and colour photograph
- Registration number
- Candidate’s category
- Examination date
- Reporting time
- Address of examination centre
- Examination timing
CDS 2022 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- Aadhar card
- Voter card
- PAN card
- Driving license
- Any other photo ID card issued by the state/central government
UPSC will release the official answer key of CDS written exam after all the stages of the exam have been conducted. CDS answer key will be available subject wise for all test booklets. Candidates can check the number of correct and incorrect answers marked by them with the help of answer key. There are some coaching institutes who release the unofficial answer key after the completion of the CDS exam 2022 on the same day.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has declared the result of Combined Defence Services 1 (CDS) 2022 in PDF format on the official website. The CDS 1 2022 result for the CDS written exam and final CDS result will be declared separately. Candidates have to secure qualifying marks as prescribed by UPSC to qualify the written exam. Candidates who qualify for the written exam will be eligible to appear for an SSB interview. The final result of CDS is calculated by adding the marks secured by candidates in written as well as SSB Interview.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the cut off of CDS exam 2022 separately for the written exam and final. Candidates who score equal or more than cutoff released by UPSC for written exam are eligible SSB Interview. The CDS cut off marks of written test for is calculated out of the total score of 300 for INA, IFA and IMA, and 200 for OTA (Men & Women). The final cut off will be released in by UPSC later.
The selection process of CDS exam 2022 is of two stages - written exam and SSB interview. In the first stage - CDS written exam, candidates are required to appear in three papers for admission in the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force and two papers for admission in Officers’ Training Academy.
Documents Required at Counselling
- Call letter
- Matriculation/secondary school examination certificate or equivalent
- Degree/provisional degree certificate/marks sheet
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:What is the CDS 2 2022 exam date?
CDS 2 2022 written exam to be conducted by UPSC on September 4, 2022.
Question:When will the CDS 02/2022 application be released?
UPSC has released the CDS 02/2022 application form on May 18.
Question:What is the age limit to apply for the CDS exam?
Candidates between the age group of 20 years to 24 years can apply for the CDS exam.
Question:What is the educational qulification required for the CDS exam?
Bachelors degree is must to apply for the CDS examination.
Question:Can girls apply for CDS exam?
Yes, girls too can apply for CDS exam. Girls are considered for OTA and allotted Short Service Commission in non-Technical cadre.
Question:What is the salary offered to candidates selected through CDS exam?
The cadets are paid Rs. 56,100 per month. During training, they get a stipend of Rs. 6000 OTA while Rs 12,000 per month in IMA, INA and Air Force academy.
Question:What are passing marks for CDS exam?
The written exam of CDS is conducted for 300 marks and to candidates must score a minimum of 20% of the total marks i.e. 60. Candidates need to qualify in all three papers of the CDS exam.
Question:How to check CDS marks?
The CDS marks can be checked from the official website. The CDS marks are released after declaration of final result.
Questions related to CDS
Myself born in 16/06/1998 am I eligible to apply for cds 2 2022?
NO, you are not eligible for CDS 2 exam. As by 2022 your age will be 26 which exceeds the maximum age limit mentioned in the Age limit eligibility criteria in CDS examination. The Age limit eligibility criteria for CDS exam says that the candidate's age must be between 20 to 24 years. This means a candidate must born not earlier than 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2003 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs.
Furthermore, to know more about the eligibility criteria for CDS Examination in detail, you can follow the below mentioned link to know more about it : https://competition.careers360.com/articles/cds-eligibility-criteria
I hope that this will help.
I am graduate in BA English, my date of birth is 20 March 1998 . Do I have the opportunity for CDS or AFCAT?
Right now you are approx. 24+ years old and according to your age you are only eligible for OTA (Men's) /(Women's) through CDS 2022 courses so you can appear for CDS 2022 only for OTA (Men's)/(Women's) course and for your reference the age criteria for different courses is mentioned below :-
>> Indian Military Academy - 19 to 24 years
>> Indian Naval Academy - 19 to 24 years
>> Air Force Academy - 20 to 24 years
>> Officers' Training Academy (Men) - 19 to 25 years
>> Officers Training Academy (Women, Non-Technical) - 19 to 25 years
Apart from the age criteria there are some other parameters upon which your eligibility will be determined like your educational qualification which goes like :-
**Indian Military Academy - Bachelor's Degree from a recognised University or equivalent institute
**Indian Naval Academy - Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/ College
**Air Force Academy - Bachelor's Degree from a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor degree in engineering
**OTA (Men) - Bachelor's Degree from a recognised University or equivalent institute
**OTA (Women - Non-Technical) - Bachelor's Degree from a recognised University or equivalent institute
For detailed eligibility criteria kindly check out the link given below :-
Yes definitely you will be eligible for AFCAT 2022 but only for Ground Duty (Non-Technical). because otherwise the age limit is 20-24 years and for Ground Duty (Non-Technical). age limit is till 26 years.
>>>>>> Also apart from age criteria the candidate should be unmarried below the age of 25 years.
>>>>>> As you are only eligible for Ground Duty (Non-Technical) so you should have bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years from a recognized university in any discipline with minimum 60% or equivalent otherwise you should clear section A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)/ Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized university with 60% or more Administration and Logistics department, B.Com. degree with minimum 60% for accounts department.
You can check out detailed eligibility criteria from the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
I was born on 07/11/1999 will i be eligible for cds 2 2023?
Hope you are doing great. You will be 24 years old in 2023, therefore you are qualified to give the exam. However, you must have been born between July 2, 1999 and July 1, 2005. You are qualified to take CDS 2, 2023 since your birth is in between the dates that is November 1999 .
The Union Public Service Commission is obligated to conduct a nationwide Combined Defense Services (CDS) examination to identify qualified candidates, and they have already specified the minimum age and qualifications for the entrance exam.
ALL THE BEST
My date of birth is 14th January 2004. Is i am applicable for cds exam(1) 2023?
No you are not eligible for CDS exam 2023 as you will be 19 years on 14th jan 2023. The age limit eligibility criteria for CDS exam says that candidates must be between 20-24 years to be eligible for CDS EXAM. That means the gae of every candidate must be 20 to 24 years as on 1st January, 2023 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2003 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs.
Further, to know more about the eligibility details and criteria for CDS exam you can follow the below mentioned link to know more about it in detail : https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://competition.careers360.com/exams/cds/amp&ved=2ahUKEwjPrN_S9Oj3AhU6ILcAHTktDZYQFnoECAcQBQ&usg=AOvVaw16i9wNpQnvfE44GboBuQA7
I hope that this will help.
Hi, my name is Shuvam Dutta.. My date of birth is 28th November, 1998; am l eligible for CDS(II) 2023??
hope you are doing good.
According to the age eligibility of CDS 2 exam released by UPSC,
- Unmarried male candidates born between the 2nd January 2000 and the 1st January 2005 are eligible for the IMA.
- Unmarried Male candidates born between the 2nd January 2000 and the 1st January 2005 are eligible for INA.
- The candidate's age must be between 20 and 24 years old as of January 1, 2023 for Air force academy.
- Officers' Training Academy (Male) – Unmarried male candidates born between January 2nd, 1999 and January 1st, 2005 are eligible to apply.
- Female Officers' Training Academy – Unmarried women, divorcees, and widows who haven't remarried are all eligible. They must also have been born between January 2nd 1999 and January 1st, 2005.
Looking into the eligibility criteria, You are not eligible for CDS 2 2023.
Hope this information helps you...
All the best.