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CDS 1 2020 Notification, Exam Date, Age Limit [Apply Online]

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UPSC has published the CDS 1 2020 notification on 30th Oct 2019. It is a golden opportunity for the defence aspirants to join the Indian Army, Airforce and Navy as an officer through UPSC CDS 1 2020 exam. In this article, the aspirants will find the complete details about the CDS 1 2020 exam like the age limit, educational qualification, vacancies, exam date, syllabus, cut off marks and how to apply for the CDS 1 2020 online.

CDS 1 2020: Important Dates

EventsImportant Dates
CDS 1 2020 Notification Release Date30th October 2019
CDS 1 2020 Online Application Start Date30th October 2019
CDS 1 2020 Last date to Apply online19th November 2019
CDS 1 2020 Exam Date2nd February 2020

CDS 1 2020 Vacancy

CDS CourseTotal Vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala45
Indian Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Men)225
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Women)16

CDS 1 2020 Age Limits

AcademyAge limits
Indian Military Academyborn not earlier than 2nd January, 1997 and not later than 1st January, 2002
Indian Naval Academyborn not earlier than 2nd January, 1997 and not later than 1st January, 2002
Indian Air Force Academyborn not earlier than 2nd January, 1997 and not later than 1st January, 2001
Officers’ Training Academyborn not earlier than 2nd January, 1996 and not later than 1st January, 2002
Officers’ Training Academy—(SSC Women Non-Technical Course)born not earlier than 2nd January, 1996 and not later than 1st January, 2002

CDS Exam for Male and Female

Indian Military AcademyMaleUnmarried
Indian Naval AcademyMaleUnmarried
Indian Air Force AcademyMaleUnmarried
Officer Training AcademyMaleUnmarried
Officer Training AcademyFemaleUnmarried

CDS 1 2020 Educational Qualification

Academy Educational Qualification
IMAGraduate from Recognized University
INAB.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics & Maths)
AFAGraduation, B.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics &Maths)
OTAGraduation Degree

CDS 1 2020 Examination Centre

Sr. No.StateExamination Centre
4Uttar PradeshAllahabad
6Uttar PradeshBareilly
7Madhya PradeshBhopal
9Tamil NaduChennai
10Tamil NaduCuttack
16Andhra PradeshHyderabad
18Arunachal PradeshItanagar
20Jammu and KashmirJammu
24West BengalKolkata
25Uttar PradeshLucknow
26Tamil NaduMadurai
31Andaman and NicobarPort Blair
36Himachal PradeshShimla
37Jammu and KashmirSrinagar
39Arunachal PradeshTirupati
41Arunachal PradeshVisakhapatnam

CDS 1 2020 Selection Procedure

  • Written Exam
  • SSB Interview for written qualified candidates
  • Medical Examination for SSB interview recommended candidates
  • All Indian merit list for CDS 1 2020
  • Joining instructions for Merit in candidates to join the academy for training.

CDS 1 2020 Question Papers

For IMA, NA and AFA the CDS 1 2020 comprises of 3 papers, which carry a total of 300 marks. The total duration of each exam is 2 hours.

English1002 hours
General Knowledge1002 hours
Elementary Mathematics1002 hours

For OTA, CDS 1 2020 consists of 2 subjects with a total of 200 Marks. The duration of the two exams is 4 hours (2 hours for each exam).

English1002 hours
General Knowledge1002 hours

CDS 1 2020 Admit Card

  • UPSC CDS 1 2020 Admit Card will be available for download for the candidates how will successfully submit the application form.
  • The link to download the admit card will be active on the official website of UPSC.
  • Applicants can download their CDS admit cards by logging in with their registration ID & password.
  • Make sure that all the information mentioned on the admit card is correct. If there is any discrepancy, you might not be allowed to appear for the exam.
  • All applicants are required to bring their admit card to the examination centre.
  • None of the candidates will be allowed to enter the examination hall without their CDS admit card.

CDS Cut off marks

CDS 2 2018 Cut Off Marks [Official]

CDS 1 2018 Cut Off Marks [Official]

CDS 1 2018 Cut Off Marks Official

CDS 1 2020 Application Form

Aspirants can apply for UPSC CDS 1 2020 exam from 30 Oct 2019 onwards. The last date for submitting the CDS 1 2020 online application is 19th November 2019. Follow the general instructions for CDS 1 2020 online application below:

  • Visit official site upsconline.nic.in/ and Click “ONLINE APPLICATION FOR VARIOUS EXAMINATIONS OF UPSC“.
  • In the Page click on column “Click Here for PART I भाग- I के लिए यहां क्लिक करें” against Combined Defence Services Examination (II)
  • Under the section of PART I read the instruction carefully and in the Bottom click on Yes / हां.
  • Now the Application form will be appeared, fill your personal and contact details.
  • Select the preference for the academies as per age & qualification.
  • Now continue to next step. The Registration ID would be generated.
  • The candidates should then head to “Part II” of the application form.
  • Next step is to deposit the fee of ₹ 200/-.
  • Once the fee payment is done, select the desired examination centre.
  • Upload a scanned copy of the photograph and signature as per the file size & dimensions specified in the official notification.
  • Click to “Submit”.
  • Print/ Download the application form for future use.

CDS 1 2020 Application Fee

  • The fees for the CDS application form is ₹ 200/-
  • SC/ST/Females are exempted from fee payment.
  • The payment submission is available in both offline and online mode.
  • The payment can be done via Net Banking, Mastercard/Debit Card or cash deposit in any branch of SBI Bank.


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