Career opportunity After qualifying CDS Exam

Are you searching for career opportunity after qualifying CDS? This is highly searched query of almost every UPSC CDS qualifier. As we know, CDS is the most sought and premium after examination but a few candidates know completely about the multiple career options. This is the common question comes is students mind who are preparing for CDS examination. Here, we are going to discuss about what is CDS and which kinds of career opportunity you will get after qualifying CDS.

What is CDS?

CDS is a Common Defence Service Examination which is conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) twice in a year to recruit candidates to fill the vacant posts of Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Officers Training Academy, and Indian Air Force Academy. The CDS exam notification released two times in a year for CDS 1 and CDS 2 examination and examination conducted after 3 months of notification declaration. This year CDS 1 2018 Exam notification released on 8th November 2017 and examination is set to be held on 4th Feb 2018. CDS 2 2018 notification will be released on 8th Aug and examination is set to be held on 18th Nov 2018. According to the UPSC examination calendar. A huge number of candidates have applied for this examination and studying for CDS preparation for upcoming exam. That’s why they want to know career opportunity after qualifying CDS exam.


Higher Education Options After CDS

Most of students try to be selected for indian defence department, but some students wants to get higher education after qualified UPSC CDS exam. Candidates can do some courses of Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Air Force Academy, Air Force Academy, and more related to this department. Many recruitment department release recruitment yearly to recruit candidates in the defence and police department. Therefore, candidates are advised to do higher education in the defence police service department.


Career Opportunity After Qualifying CDS, Job Opportunity After CDS

There are many job opportunity available for candidates who have qualified UPSC CDS Exam. Candidates can get more job opportunity in Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force and Indian Coast Guard. The main thing is that both male and female candidates can apply for it. Here we have mentioned the complete details about the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Officers Training Academy, Air Force Academy, Indian Naval Academy (INA), Officers Training Academy such as salary, Job Profile, Rank and Promotions, etc.

UPSC CDS Officer Job Profile and Salary: As we know, UPSC CDS 1 2018 application form released and a huge number of candidates applied for it. Therefore, candidates are starting their conversation about What is the career opportunity after CDS, How much salary will be paid after selection, What are the benefits and allowances for the job Profile, etc. Here we will help you to know everything, so, let’s have a look at expected salary

Expected Salary of Indian Navy & Airforce Officer

Rank Pay Band (Expected Salary)
Lt. to Major Rs 15,600-39,100 ( PB-3 )
Lt. Col. to Major Gen. Rs 37,400-67,000 ( PB-4 )
Lt. Gen. HAG Scale Rs 67,000/- ( annual increment @ 3% ) – 79.000
HAG Scale* (* Admissible to 1/3rd of total strength of Lt. Gens) Rs 75,500/- ( annual increment @ 3% ) – 80,000
VCO / AS / Army Cdr / Lt Gen ( NFSG ) Rs 80,000/- ( Fixed )
COAS 90,000/- ( Fixed )

Expected Monthly Salary of Indian Army Officer 

RANK           Grade Pay Pay Bands MSP
LIEUTENANT 5400 PB-3/15600-39100 6000
CAPTAIN 6100 PB-3/15600-39100 6000
MAJOR 6600 PB-3/15600-39100 6000
LT COLONEL 8000 PB-4/37400-67000 6000
COLONEL 8700 PB-4/37400-67000 6000
BRIGADIER 8900 PB-4/37400-67000 6000
MAJOR GENERAL 10000 PB-4/37400-67000 NIL

UPSC CDS Officer other Allowances

  • Highly Active Field Area Allowance: Rs 6,780/- to Rs 8,400/- p.m
  • Compensatory Modified Field Area Allowance: Rs 1,600/- to Rs 2,000/- p.m
  • Compensatory Field Area Allowance: Rs 4,200/- to Rs 5,200/- p.m
  • Transport allowance: Rs. 3,200/- + DA thereon pm in A-1/A class cities and Rs. 1,600/- + DA thereon pm at other places shall be admissible to officers
  • High Altitude Allowance: Rs 1,060 p.m. to Rs 11,200 pm
  • Dearness Allowances(DA): Admissible at the same rates and under the same conditions as are applicable to the Civilian Gazetted Officers from time to time
  • Kit Maintenance Allowance: Rs 400/- per month
  • Siachen Allowance: Rs 14,000/- per month
  • Uniform Allowance: Initially for one time kit at Rs 14,000/-

In the cds exam, female candidates can only apply for the Officers Training Academy (OTA) exam. The other three the IMA-Indian Military Academy, AFA-Air force Academy and the NA-Naval Academy, are only male candidates. Candidates will be eligible for the NCC Special entry examination.

Candidates can get better life in Indian Army job if they have dare to join the Indian Army. After releasing the 7th pay commission, the pay scale of an Indian army officer will be increased. In addition to, there are multiple allowances for Indian army officers. For the reason that 7th pay commission has already been constituted by the Government and the pay scales of all Central Government employees will be increased and when the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission are finalised and will be approved by the Indian Government.

Job Opportunity After CDS

As we have provided many things related to the job opportunity after qualifying CDS exam. We hope, this article will help you to solve your query. Here, you can check the career opportunity after qualifying CDS along with CDS exam basic details and higher education options after UPSC CDS exam.


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