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CDS 1 2019 Notification and Exam Date


Here are the details of CDS 1 2019 notification candidates can check below, if you are planning to write CDS 1 2019 exam can read the following details below: CDS 1 2019 Exam Date, Age Limit, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Cut Off. CDS or Combined Defense Services is the examination conducted by the UPSC (Union public services commission) for recruiting the officer in the Indian armed forces. The qualification for appearing in the examination is different but the minimum qualification required is the graduation from a recognized university. An eligibility criterion has been framed to give chance to required and efficient candidates to enter the respective services.

The eligibility criteria are:-

CDS 1 2019 Qualification

The qualification required for all the three service is different.
• Army (IMA/OTA) – The candidate must have a graduate degree from a recognized university
• Navy – The candidate must have and B.E. degree
• Airforce – The candidate must either have a graduate degree in Physics and Maths in 10+2 or must have a B. Tech and B.E degree.

CDS 1 2019 Exam Age Limit

• CDS 1 2019 Exam Age Limit For IMA : Male candidates born not earlier than 2nd Jan 1996 and not later than 1st Jan 2001 only are eligible.
• CDS 1 2019 Exam Age Limit For OTA : Male candidates (unmarried) born not earlier than 2nd Jan , 1995 and not later than 1st Jan , 2001 only are eligible. 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 Jan 1995 and not later than 1st Jan 2001
• CDS 1 2019 Exam Age Limit For AFA : 20 to 24 Years as on 1st Jan , 2020 i.e. born not earlier than 02 Jan 1996 and not later than 01 Jan 2000 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 Yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 02 Jan 1994 and not later than 01 Jan 2000) only are eligible. Note : Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live out with family.
• CDS 1 2019 Exam Age Limit For NA : Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd Jan 1996 and not later than 1st Jan 2001 only are eligible.

CDS 1 2019 Important Dates

Date of notification
31 October 2018
Last date of online applications
26 November 2018
Date of examination
03 February 2019
Result Date
June 2019
SSB Date
July 2019

CDS 1 2019 Admit Card

The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available on the UPSC website ( for downloading by candidates. No eAdmit Card will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide valid & active e-mail i.d. while filling up online application form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them.

CDS 1 2019 How to apply

The candidates, who are falling into the above eligibility criteria must visit on The form is divided into 2 parts; Part 1 and Part 2. After visiting
• Click on the CDS 1 2019
• Then a page will be displayed having instruction. Click on YES at the bottom of the page.
• Then carefully enter your personal information and contact details.
• Then give your preference for the services as per your eligibility and add your NCC details; if eligible.
• After completion of part one, you will be provided registration id which u have to use to go to part 2.
• In part 2, opt the medium of fees deposition.
• After depositing fees, upload your photo and sign with given dimensions, then select your exam center and submit the form.

CDS 1 2019 Procedure Of Selection After Examination

• The selected candidates in the examination will be called for the SSB interview in the form of batches scheduled by the SSB panel of respective service.
• The SSB will consist of two phases.
• The first phase is screening in which a verbal-nonverbal test and PPDT tests are conducted.
• The selected candidates are kept at the SSB centers for further testing and the unsuccessful students are freed to go home.
• The next phase consists of psychology test, GTO, and interview followed by the conference.
• The recommended candidates will further stay for the medical test and left are freed to go home.
• Medical examination of the candidates is conducted for a different period and then a final merit is announced which is the final result of the candidates to be inducted into the academies.

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