|UPCS CDS 2018 Notification Date||8th August 2018|
|Last Date of UPSC CDS Application Form||3rd September 2018|
|UPSC CDS Admit Card Download Date||November 2018|
|UPSC CDS Exam Date||18th November 2018|
|UPSC CDS Result Date||December 2018|
|UPSC CDS Final Merit List||before 1 Month of Joining|
UPSC will organize the CDS 2018 Examination for the respective vacancies on 18th November 2018 to get the admission in the following courses:
|CDS Course||Total Vacancies|
|Indian Military Academy, Dehradun||100|
|Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala||45|
|Indian Air Force Academy, Hyderabad||32|
|Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Men)||225|
|Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Women)||12|
The salary of all CDS posts is as follow:
|Lieutenant Level 10||Rs. 56,100 – 1,77,500|
|Captain Level 10 B||Rs. 6,13,00 – 1,93,900|
|Major Level 11||Rs. 6,94,00 – 2,07,200|
|Lieutenant Colonel Level 12A||Rs. 1,21,200 – 2,12400|
|Colonel Level 13||Rs. 1,30,600-2, 15,90|
|Brigadier Level 13A||Rs. 1,39,600-2,17,600|
|Major General Level 14||Rs. 1,44,200-2,18,200|
|Lieutenant General HAG Scale Level 15||Rs. 1,82,200 – 2,24,100|
|HAG+Scale Level 16||Rs. 2,05,400 – 2,24,400|
|VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG) Level 17||Rs. 2,25,000/-(fixed)|
|COAS Level 18||Rs. 2,50,000/-(fixed)|
The candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying for CDS examination. Candidates should fulfill the exam at the following levels:
1. Nationality:- A candidate should be:
1. The Citizenship of India.
2. The subject of Nepal/Bhutan.
3. Tibetan refugee who had been migrated to India before January 01, 1962 with the intention of Permanent Settle.
4. An individual of Indian Origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire & Vietnam for permanent settle purpose in India.
|Indian Military Academy||not earlier than 2nd July 1995 and not later than 1st July 2000|
|Indian Naval Academy||not earlier than 2nd July 1995 and not later than 1st July 2000|
|Indian Air Force Academy||20 to 24 years as on 1st July 2019|
|Officers’ Training Academy||2nd July 1994 and not later than 1st July 2000|
|Officers’ Training Academy—(SSC Women Non-Technical Course)||not earlier than 2nd July 1994 and not later than 1st July,
Gender Requirement for CDS 2018
|Indian Military Academy||Male||Unmarried|
|Indian Naval Academy||Male||Unmarried|
|Indian Air Force Academy||Male||Unmarried|
|Officer Training Academy||Male||Married/Unmarried|
|Officer Training Academy||Female||Unmarried|
What Physical Standards are required for UPSC CDS 2018?
The aspirants who have applied for different posts of CDS 2018 should be mentally and physically fit in order to meet the physical standard guidelines, as mentioned in the official notification.
|Post||Educational Eligibility Criteria|
|IMA||Graduate from Recognized University|
|INA||Engineering Degree from Recognized University|
|AFA||Engineering Degree (Physics & Math at 10+2) or B. Tech from Recognized University|
|OTA||Graduate from Recognized University|
The aspirants who are preparing for UPSC CDS 2018 exam should be aware of the latest CDS exam pattern and Syllabus. Analysis of the pattern and proper understanding of the important topics of the syllabus will help students score better in this exam.
The exam pattern of CDS 2018 is divided into two sections:
1. Written Examination
2. Intelligence & Personality Test Interview
The exam pattern of CDS examination is different for Officer Training Academy and Indian Naval Academy/Indian Military Academy/Indian Air Force.
CDS Exam Pattern for NAVY/ ARMY/ AIR FORCE
The exam of Indian Naval Academy/Indian Military Academy/Indian Air Force comprises of 3 papers, which carry a total of 300 marks. The total duration of each exam is 2 hours.
|General Knowledge||100||2 hours|
|Elementary Mathematics||100||2 hours|
CDS Exam Pattern for Officer Training Academy (OTA)
The exam of Officer Training Academy (OTA) consists of 2 subjects with total 200 Marks. The duration of the two exams is 4 hours (2 hours for each exam).
|General Knowledge||100||2 hours|
Candidates should be aware of the subjects of CDS 2 2018 syllabus along with important topics. Candidates are required to check the entire syllabus of CDS 2 Exam for its thorough preparation.
· Current affairs of the last 4-5 months from the examination date.
· Political Science
· Basic Grammar
· Comprehension Solving
· Error Spotting
· Para Jumbles
· Natural numbers
· Rational and Real numbers
· Time & work
· Time & distance
· Profit & loss
· Ratio & proportion
· Prime and composite numbers
· Simple and compound interest
· HCF and LCM
· Euclidean algorithm
Candidates should possess Degree of a recognised University or equivalent for S.No-1, Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/ Institution for S.No-2, Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering for S.No-3 Posts.
Candidates will be selected based on SSB (Stage I & II). Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception, Description Test (PP&DT) (Stage I) & Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference (Stage II).
IGS is starting target batches for CDS Exam in various branches. The Course will be completed in 3Months followed by a National Level Mock Test Series having 10 Mock Tests as per the Syllabus & Pattern of the Exam. The Salient