UPSC CDS Examination-I 2022 Application Form, Exam Date, Admit Card & Result, etc.

CDS 2022 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Admit Card & Result

UPSC recently released the notification for the CDS examination-I for recruitment of the candidates into defense services.

CDS Exam (Combined Defence Service) is conducted by Union Public Service Commission twice a year to recruit for the posts of Commissioned Officers in the Navy, Air Force, and Indian Army. CDS I 2022 Result of the written test has been declared on February 2022, in offline mode. For CDS II 2022 preparation, candidates can download previous years’ papers of the CDS exam for better preparation. 

All the appeared candidates are advised to check the result on the official website of UPSC. A total of 6,552 candidates have been shortlisted for SSB interviews. Get the CDS Latest news right here. 

Highlights of CDS 2022

Particulars Details
Name of examCombined Defence Services Examination
The organisation conducting the CDS Exam 2022Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) 
Exam level of CDS 2022National
Exam frequency of CDS 2022Twice a year
Exam mode of CDS 2022Online
Duration of CDS 2022Two hours
Language of question paper of CDS Exam 2022English and Hindi
Application Fee of CDS 2022INR 200/-
CDS 2022 Exam PurposeTo select candidates as Commissioned Officers in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force
Vacancies in CDS 2022 ExamCDS I: 345
CDS II: 344
No of the test cities41
Official Website of CDS 2022upsc.gov.in

Vacancy in CDS Exam 2022

Here are the details of the post-wise number of vacancies of both CDS I and CDS II

Name of the CourseNo. of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 154th (DE) Course commencing in January 2023 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders]100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course        commencing in January 2023 Executive Branch (General Service)/Hydro [including 03 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC Special Entry ) holders ]                               22
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in January 2023 i.e. No. 213 F(P) Course [including 03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry]                              32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)— 117th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April 2023170  
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 31st SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April 2023                                17
Total341

Eligibility Criteria of CDS Exam 2022

Before applying for the CDS Exam, all applicants must examine the CDS eligibility requirements. Check out the following content to learn more:

Nationality

The candidate must be unmarried and a Citizen of India, or a subject of Nepal, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Age Limit for CDS Exam 2022

DepartmentAge
Indian Military AcademyShould not be born before 2nd Jul 1997 and should not be born later than July 01, 2002.
Indian Naval AcademyShould not be born before 2nd Jul 1997 and should not be born later than July 01, 2002
Indian Air Force AcademyShould not be born before 2nd Jul 1997 and should not be born later than July 01, 2001
Officers’ Training AcademyShould not be born before 2nd Jul 1996 and should not be born later than July 01, 2002
Officers’ Training Academy— (SSC Women Non-Technical Course)Should not be born before 2nd Jul 1996 and should not be born later than July 01, 2002

Gender Requirements for CDS Exam 2022 Posts

DepartmentGenderStatus
Indian Military AcademyMaleUnmarried
Indian Naval AcademyMaleUnmarried
Indian Air Force AcademyMaleUnmarried
Officer Training AcademyMaleMarried/Unmarried
Officer Training AcademyFemaleUnmarried

Educational Qualification for CDS Exam 2022

Education qualification for the CDS 2022 exam would be different for numerous designations:

PostsEducational Eligibility Criteria
IMAGraduate from Recognized University
INAEngineering Degree from Recognized University
AFAEngineering Degree (Physics & Maths at 10+2) or B. Tech from Recognized University
OTAGraduate from Recognized University

Physical Standards for Recruitment

The following are the physical standards for recruitment for CDS examination-

Height and Weight Requirement for CDS Recruitment (ARMY)

Age (yrs)Minimum weight for all agesAge: 17 to 20 yrsAge: 20+01 day – 30 yrsAge: 30 + 01 day – 40 yrsAge: Above 40 yrs
Height (cm)Weight (Kg)Weight (Kg)Weight (Kg)Weight (Kg)Weight (Kg)
14035.343.145.147.049.0
14135.843.745.747.749.7
14236.344.446.448.450.4
14336.845.047.049.151.1
14437.345.647.749.851.8
14537.846.348.450.552.6
14638.446.949.051.253.3
14738.947.549.751.954.0
14839.448.250.452.654.8
14940.048.851.153.355.5
15040.549.551.854.056.3
15141.050.252.454.757.0
15241.650.853.155.457.8
15342.151.553.856.258.5
15442.752.254.556.959.3
15543.252.955.357.760.1
15643.853.556.058.460.8
15744.454.256.759.261.6
15844.954.957.459.962.4
15945.555.658.160.763.2
16046.156.358.961.464.0
16146.757.059.662.264.8
16247.257.760.463.065.6
16347.858.561.163.866.4
16448.459.261.964.667.2
16549.059.962.665.368.1
16649.660.663.466.168.9
16750.261.464.166.969.7
16850.862.164.967.770.6
16951.462.865.768.571.4
17052.063.666.569.472.3
17152.664.367.370.273.1
17253.365.168.071.074.0
17353.965.868.871.874.8
17454.566.669.672.775.7
17555.167.470.473.576.6
17655.868.171.274.377.4
17756.468.972.175.278.3
17857.069.772.976.079.2
17957.770.573.776.980.1
18058.371.374.577.881.0
18159.072.175.478.681.9
18259.672.976.279.582.8
18360.373.777.080.483.7
18460.974.577.981.384.6
18561.675.378.782.185.6
18662.376.179.683.086.5
18762.976.980.483.987.4
18863.677.881.384.888.4
18964.378.682.285.789.3
19065.079.483.086.690.3
19165.780.383.987.691.2
19266.481.184.888.592.2
19367.081.985.789.493.1
19467.782.886.690.394.1
19568.483.787.591.395.1
19669.184.588.492.296.0
19769.985.489.393.197.0
19870.686.290.294.198.0
19971.387.191.195.099.0
20072.088.092.096.0100.0
20172.788.992.997.0101.0
20273.489.893.897.9102.0
20374.290.794.898.9103.0
20474.991.695.799.9104.0
20575.692.596.7100.9105.1
20676.493.497.6101.8106.1
20777.194.398.6102.8107.1
20877.995.299.5103.8108.2
20978.696.1100.5104.8109.2
21079.497.0101.4105.8110.3

Eyesight (ARMY)

ParameterStandards : 10+2 entries, NDA(Army), TES and equivalentGraduate & equivalent entries: CDSE, IMA, OTA, UES, NCC,TGC & equivalentPost graduate & equivalent entries: JAG, AEC , APS, RVC,TA, AMC, ADC, SL & equivalent
Uncorrected vision(max allowed)  6/36 & 6/366/60 &6/603/60 & 3/60
BCVARt 6/6 & Lt 6/6Rt 6/6 & Lt 6/6Rt 6/6 & Lt 6/6
Myopia< -2.5 D Sph ( including max astigmatism ≤ +/- 2.0 D Cyl)< -3.50 D Sph ( including max astigmatism ≤ +/- 2.0 D Cyl)< -5.50 D Sph (including max astigmatism ≤ +/- 2.0 D Cyl)
Hypermetropia<+2.5 D Sph, ( including max astigmatism ≤ +/- 2.0 D Cyl)<+3.50 DSph ( including max astigmatism ≤ +/- 2.0 D Cyl)<+3.50 D Sph (including max astigmatism ≤ +/- 2.0 D Cyl)
Lasik/equivalent surgeryNot permittedPermitted *Permitted*
Colour perceptionCP-IICP-IICP-II

Height & Weight Requirement for CDS Recruitment (NAVY)

Heigh t in MtrsUp to 17 yrs17 yrs + 1 day to 18 yrs18 yrs + 1 day to 20 yrs20 yrs + 1 day to 30 yrsAbove 30 yrs
Mini mum Weight in KgMaximum Weight in KgMini mum Weig ht in KgMaximum Weight in KgMini mum Weig ht in KgMaxi mum Weig ht in KgMinimum Weight in KgMaximum Weight in KgMini mum Weig ht in KgMaximum Weight in Kg
1.4737454045404840504052
1.4837464146414841504153
1.4938474147414941514153
1.538474247425042524254
1.5139484248425042524255
1.5239494349435143534355
1.5340494349435143544356
1.5440504450445244554457
1.5541504450445344554458
1.5641514551455445564558
1.5742524652465446574659
1.5842524652465546574660
1.5943534753475647584761
1.644544754475647594761
1.6144544854485748604862
1.6245554955495849604963
1.6345564956495849614964
1.6446565056505950625065
1.6546575057506050635065
1.6647585158516151635166
1.6747595259526152645267
1.6848595259526252655268
1.6949605360536353665369
1.749615361536453665369
1.7150615461546454675470
1.7250625562556555685571
1.7351635563556655695572
1.7451645664566756705673
1.7552645764576757705774
1.7653655765576857715774
1.7753665866586958725875
1.7854675967597059735976
1.7954675967597059745977
1.855686068607160756078
1.8156696169617261756179
1.8256706170617361766179
1.8357706270627462776280
1.8458716371637463786381
1.8558726372637563796382
1.8659736473647664806483
1.8759736573657765806584
1.8860746574657865816585
1.8961756675667966826686
1.961766776677967836787
1.9162776777678067846788

Eyesight (NAVY)

Visual standards for NDA/ NA entry are as follows:-

CriteriaNDA/ NA
Uncorrected Vision6/66/9
Corrected Vision6/6       6/6
Limits of Myopia– 0.75 D Sph
Limits of Hypermetropia+ 1.5 D Cyl
Astigmatism (within limits of myopia and hypermetropia)+ 0.75 D Sph / Cyl
Binocular VisionIII
Colour PerceptionI

Height, Sitting Height, Leg Length and Thigh Length (AIRFORCE)

The Minimum height for Flying Branch will be 162.5 cm. Acceptable measurements of leg length, thigh length, and sitting height for such aircrew are as follows-

(a)           Sitting heightMinimum
Maximum
81.5 cm
96.0 cm
(b)           Leg LengthMinimum
Maximum
99.0 cm  
120.0 cm
(c)           Thigh LengthMaximum64.0 cm

Weight and Height Standards for CDS recruitment (AIRFORCE)

Height in cmAge Range (Years)
 15-1718-2223-2728-3233-37
1524647505454
1534747515555
1544748515656
1554849525656
1564849535757
1574950545858
1584950545858
1595051555959
1605152565960
1615152566060
1625253576161
1635254586162
1645354596263
1655355596363
1665456606364
1675456616465
1685557616565
1695557626566
1705658636667
1715659646668
1725759646768
1735860656869
1745861666870
1755961666971
1765962677071
1776062687072
1786063697173
1796164697273
1806164707274
1816265717375
1826266727476
1836366727476
1846467737577
1856468747578
1866568747678
1876569757779
1886669767780
1896670777881
1906771777981
1916771787982
1926872798082
1936873798183
SD6.06.37.16.66.9

Exam Dates of CDS 2022

Here are the important dates of the CDS exam: 

EventsCDS I 2022 DatesCDS II 2022 Dates(Tentative)
Release of Notification22 December 2021 22 December 2021
Starting of Application Process24 January – 11 January 202218 May 2022- 14 June 2022
Admit Card3 weeks before the examination 3 weeks before the examination
Exam Date10 April 20224 September 2022
CDS 2022 ResultTo be notified To be notified
SSB InterviewTo be notifiedTo be notified

Online Application Form for CDS Exam 2022

The online CDS application form for the CDS II test is planned to be issued in August 2022. Only online applications will be considered. The application process for the CDS 2022 Exam is as follows:

How can I register for the CDS Exam in 2022?

Go to the UPSC official website and click on ‘Online Application for Various UPSC Examinations.

When the page loads, candidates must select the Part I option to access the Combined Defence Services Examination (2).

Applicants are advised to read the guidelines from PART I before clicking the “Yes” button.

After that, you’ll be able to see the application form on the screen.

Aspirants must now fill up their contact information and personal information.

Applicants should select their preferred academics based on their age and notification.

Your Registration ID will be produced in the following steps.

Once you’ve completed your Part I form, you’ll need to start filling out your Part II Application form.

After that, you must pay the application fees in order to finish the Application Form Filling Process.

Once you’ve completed the payment process, you’ll be able to select your preferred examination centre.

  • Now you must upload a scanned copy of your signature and a photograph in the file size and dimensions specified.
  • You must then pick the ‘Submit’ option in the following step.
  • It is recommended that you print the application form for future reference.
  • CDS Exam 2022 Application Fees.
  • The CDS II application form costs INR 200 for students in the General category.
  • However, applicants from reserved categories, such as SC/ST/Females, are exempt from paying application fees.
  • Candidates can pay their application costs in two ways: online or offline.
  • For the online payment process, applicants can use a Mastercard/Debit Card or Net Banking to complete the transaction.
  • Applicants must deposit cash at any SBI Bank branch to complete the offline payment process.

Admit Card of CDS Exam 2022

On the official website, the CDS admission card is already available. Applicants are advised to visit https://upsconline.nic.in/ to obtain their admit cards. Candidates must submit their Roll No. and Registration Number in order to check in to their account. Here is the direct link to the CDS Exam 2022 Admit Card.

Before you download the admission card, double-check that the provided information on the admit card is correct. If there is any discrepancy, the applicants will not be allowed to sit for the exam. Remember to bring your admit card to the exam centre; otherwise, you will not be permitted to enter the exam room.

 Exam Centres of CDS Exam 2022

Applicants must select an exam center from the list of CDS 2022 exam centers that best suits their needs. During the CDS 2022 Application Process, applicants must state their preferences. The following table lists all CDS 2022 Exam Centres in India:

AgartalaGhaziabadPanaji (Goa)
AgraGorakhpurPatna
AjmerGurgaonPort Blair
AhmedabadGwaliorPrayagraj (Allahabad)
AizawlHyderabadPuducherry
AligarhImphalPune
Almora (Uttarakhand)IndoreRaipur
Anantpur (Andhra Pradesh)ItanagarRajkot
AurangabadJabalpurRanchi
BengaluruJaipurSambalpur
BareillyJammuShillong
BhopalJodhpurShimla
BilaspurJorhatSiligudi
ChandigarhKochiSrinagar
ChennaiKohimaSrinagar (Uttarakhand)
CoimbatoreKolkataThane
CuttackKozhikode (Calicut)Thiruvananthapuram
DehradunLehTiruchirapalli
DelhiLucknowTirupati
DharwadLudhianaUdaipur
DispurMaduraiVaranasi
FaridabadMumbaiVellore
GangtokMysoreVijayawada
GayaNagpurVishakhapatnam
Gautam Buddh NagarNavi MumbaiWarangal

Exam Pattern of CDS Exam 2022

The CDS 2022 Exam Pattern is divided into two sections:

• Written test and Practical test.

• Personality and Intelligence Interview

Both the Officer Training Academy and the Indian Military/Indian Air Force/Indian Naval Academy have different exam patterns.

Exam Pattern for INA, IMA, and IAF CDS

The Indian Air Force, Indian Naval Academy, and Indian Military Academy exams are made up of three papers with a total score of 300 points.

SubjectsMarksDuration
English1002 hours
General Knowledge1002 hours
Elementary Mathematics1002 hours

CDS 2022 Exam Pattern for Officers Training Academy (OTA)

Officer Training Academy will be divided into two disciplines, with a total exam score of 200. The examination will last four hours in total.

SubjectsMarksDuration
English1002 hours
General Knowledge1002 hours

Syllabus of CDS Exam 2022

Before preparing for the exam, applicants should familiarise themselves with the CDS Exam 2022 syllabus:

General Knowledge

  • Biology
  • Current affairs
  • Geography
  • History
  • Physics
  • Political Science

English

  • Antonyms
  • Basic Grammar
  • Comprehension Solving
  • Error Spotting
  • Para Jumbles
  • Synonyms

Elementary Math

  • Euclidean algorithm
  • Geometry
  • HCF and LCM
  • Integers
  • Logarithms
  • Mensuration
  • Natural numbers
  • Percentages
  • Prime and composite numbers
  • Profit & loss
  • Ratio & proportion
  • Rational and Real numbers
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Statistics
  • Time & distance
  • Time & work
  • Trigonometry

Selection Process of CDS Exam 2022

The CDS Exam 2022 Selection Process is divided into four stages, as follows:

• MCQ MCQ MCQ MCQ MCQ MCQ MC

• Oral SSC Interview/Personality Test

• Verification of documents

• Medical Check-Up

The merit list will be compiled based on the applicants’ performance in the written test and the SSB interview.

Result and Cut Off of CDS Exam 2022

On the official website, the CDS Exam 2022 Result will be announced. If aspirants pass all levels of the CDS test, they would be eligible for recruitment into one of the Indian Defense Services.The Cut Off, on the other hand, is the minimal qualifying score that must be obtained in order to sit for the next level exam. With the CDS Result, the CDS Cutoff score is provided separately.

Salary & Allowances for CDS Exam 2022

A lieutenant will be paid INR 56,100 – 1,77,500 per month after being selected. Applicants are paid a set stipend of INR 56,100 per month during the training term. Officers in the ranks of Lieutenant to Brigadier receive a monthly Military Service Pay of INR 15,500. Check out the CDS Salary Structure and Other Benefits.

Qualification Grant, Flying Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Field Area Allowance, High Altitude Allowance, Siachen Allowance, Uniform Allowance, and other allowances would be available to candidates in addition to the wage.

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