upsc cds exam complete detail

UPSC has announced CDS 1 2017 exam (Combined Defence Services Examination  (I) 2017 includes SSC women (non-technical course) via examination notice no.2/2017 CDS I dated 9th November 2016.



The last date to apply for UPSC CDS 1 2017 exam is 2 December 2016. The official website of UPSC is www.upsc.gov.in. The registration has already started.

Here is the complete information about UPSC CDS 1 2017 exam.

No. of Seats

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun: 150
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala: 45
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad: 32
  • Officers Training Academy (For Men): 225
  • Officers Training Academy (For women): 11

UPSC CDS I 2017 Important Dates

  • Online Registration Starts: 9 November 2016
  • Closing Date to Apply: 2 Dec 2016 till 6:00 PM
  • Examination Date: 5 February 2017
  • Admit Card Released Date: January 2017
  • Written Exam Result: January 2017

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UPSC CDS 1 2017 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates should note the eligibility criteria for UPSC CDS I exam 2017 before submitting application form.

Indian Naval Academy



  • Qualification: Degree in Engineering
  • Age limit: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2 January 1994 and not later than 1 January 1999.

Air Force academy

  • Qualification: The candidates should hold the certificate of 10+2 with Mathematics & Physics or having Engineering degree.
  • Age: 20 to 24 years as on 1st January 2018.  Born not earlier than 2 January 1994 and not later than 1 January 1998.

Indian Military Academy

  • Qualification: To apply for this course, the candidates required a graduation degree/bachelor degree in any subject.
  • Age: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2 January 1994 and not later than 1 January 1999.

Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for men)

Qualification: To apply for this course, the candidates required a graduation degree/bachelor degree in any subject.

Age: Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 2 January 1993 and not later than 1 January 1999.

Officers Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course)

Qualification: To apply for this course, the candidates required a graduation degree/bachelor degree in any subject.

Age: 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 2 January 1993 and not later than 1 January 1999.

Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried. The marriage is not allowed during training.

Physical Standard: The candidates should also fit according to the norms fixed by the commission. The admission is only possible if the candidates physically fit.



UPSC CDS 1 2017 Exam Pattern

The selection procedure for the admission consist of written test and interview. Naval academy/ Air force academy/ Indian military academy follows an objective test of 300 marks and Officers training academy follows an objective test of 200 marks.

Papers to get admission in Naval Academy, Air Force and Indian Military Academy:

Subject Maximum Marks Duration
English 100 2 Hours
General Knowledge 100 2 Hours
Elementary Mathematics 100 2 Hours

Papers go get admission in Training Academy as admission to officers

Subjects Maximum Marks Duration
English 100 2 Hours
General Knowledge 100 2 Hours

Candidates selected in written exam are sent for a very exhausting personal interview that lasts about a week under the selection procedure of SSB(Service Selection Board) During this week candidates experience an amazing one week with their Physical test the most and a very tough psychological test.

This toughness to make sure that the selected one is a pure officers material. After this qualifier is sent to armed officers training again an life making super adventures that could be lived here only with a professional training becoming a matured person to an unmatured common man. This all is follows on the principle of psychologically famous theory i.e. trait theory. That bring out all inner potential possible by this extensive training. Being a pure officer material a potential is ready to serve for their services.

UPSC CDS 1 2017 Exam Application Procedure

Now, all the competitive exam’s application procedure is online. So, the candidates are required to apply through online procedure. Offline application will not be accepted by the commission.  The candidates can apply through the main official website www.upsconline.nic.in.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. i want to know whether persons are eligible or not who are having the less than 60% percentage at education
    Kindly give the replay
    Thank you

  2. i want to give the cds,(officers training)…i m very weak in maths…i heard there would be an examination on maths as well…nd how many times does this exam take place in a year???

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