Combined Defence Services(CDS) recruitment 2023 For 341 Posts | Apply Here

CDS Recruitment, Union Public Service Commission has announced a notice to invite applications for filling up 341 posts. The last date for online applications is January 10, 2023. Interested and qualified candidates can read the notification and apply online using the link at the end of this post.

CDS Recruitment 2023 Details

Recruitment BoardUnion Public Service Commission
Advt. no. 04/2023.CDS-I
No of Posts341
Mode of ApplicationsOnline

Important Dates

Online Application Starting From21-12-2022
Last Date of Application10-01-2023
Withdrawal of Application18-01-2023 to 24-01-2023

Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee
All Other CategoryRs. 200

Vacancies Details

CategoryTotal Posts
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun(Army Wing) (Including 13 Vacancies for NCC ‘C’ )100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala(Navy-Wing)(Including 6 Vacancies for NCC ‘C’ )22
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad(Pre-Flyin)(Including 3 Vacancies for NCC ‘C’ )32
Officers Training Academy, Chennai, SSC(Men)170
Officers Training Academy, Chennai, SSC(Women)17

Educational Qualifications

Post NameQualification
Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, ChennaiCandidate must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent.
Indian Naval Academycandidates should have a degree in engineering from a recognized university/institution.
Air Force AcademyCandidate must have a bachelor’s degree(with physics and mathematics in 12th) from a recognized university or a bachelor’s degree in engineering.

To know more detail about the qualification please read the official notification.

Physical Standard

Armed ForceHeightAll Category
Gorkha and hills region of N.E
157 cm(Male)
152 cm(Male)
152 cm(Female)
148 cm(Female)
OfficersHeightAll Category
Gorkha and hills region of N.E
157 cm(Male)
152.5 cm(Male)
152 cm(Female)
147.5 cm(Female)


Army Officers or equivalent ranks in Airforce and NavyPayLevel/Salary
LieutenantLevel 10(Rs. 56,100-1,77,500)
CaptainLevel 10B(Rs. 61,300-1,93,900
MajorLevel 11(Rs. 69,400-2,07,200)
Lieutenant ColonelLevel 12A(Rs. 1,21,200-2,12,400)
ColonelLevel 13(Rs. 1,30,600-2,15,900)
BrigadierLevel 13A(Rs. 1,39,600-2,17,600)
Major GeneralLevel 14(Rs. 1,44,200-2,18,200)
Lieutenant General HAG ScaleLevel 15(Rs. 1,82,200-2,24,100)
HAG+ScaleLevel 16(Rs. 2,05,400-2,24,400)
VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lieutenant GeneralLevel 17(Rs. 2,25,500-Fixed)
COASLevel 18(Rs. 2,25,500-Fixed)

Age Criteria

Post NameAge
Indian Military AcademyUnmarried candidates should not be born before 2nd January 2000 and after 1st January 2005.
Indian Navy Academy Unmarried candidates should not be born before 2nd January 2000 and after 1st January 2005.
AirForce AcademyUnmarried candidates should be aged between 20 to 24 as on 1st January 2024
Officer Training Academy(Male)Unmarried candidates should not be born before 2nd January 1999 and after 1st January 2005.
Officer Training Academy(Female)Unmarried candidates should not be born before 2nd January 1999 and after 1st January 2005.

Age Relaxation is applicable as per the rules. Please refer to the official notification for complete details.

Exam Pattern

The selection will be based on the candidates’ performance in the test.

Post NameSubject Subject CodeDurationWeightage
Indian Military Academy/Indian Navy Academy/Air Force AcademyEnglish
2 hours
2 hours
2 hours
Officer Training AcademyEnglish
2 hours
2 hours

Note: Those candidates who have NCC ‘C’ Certificates have a direct entry for SSB.

Exam ModeOffline(OMR Sheet)
Exam Version(Language)Hindi/English(Except Language Paper )
Negative Marking1/3

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Read the official notification and information bulletin carefully before you start the offline application.

  • Click on ‘One Time Platform’ to register yourself if you have not registered before.
  • After completing the registration in the portal, the registration Id. will be generated
  • Log in using the username and password sent to you. Complete the form with all the required details.
  • Select the post you are applying for, postcode, fill in personal details, and submit the form.
  • Make a payment and take a printout of the application form for the future.
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