CDS 1 2019 – Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the CDS 1 Admit Card 2019 at on January 11, 2019. The CDS 1 admit card has been released for the CDS 1 2019 examination, scheduled to be conducted on February 03, 2019. The candidates can download the admit card by entering the vital parameters. The candidates will be selected on the basis of the written examination and SSB. The application form and CDS 1 2019 notification were released on October 31, 2018. The last date for doing the CDS 1 registration was November 26, 2018. From this page, candidates will get the entire details of CDS 1 2019 like notification, application and admit card dates etc.

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CDS 1 2019

The Combined Defense Services 2019 is announced for the 417 vacancies in different academies of Indian armed forces. Last time in CDS II 2018 the number if vacancies were 414. The recruitment process in on the go. The candidates who were left in last time recruitment process are now able to apply.

CDS 1 2019 Important Dates
Date of Notification 31 Oct 2018
Commencement of application form 31 oct 2018
Last date to submit an application form 26 Nov 2018
Commencement of the window to withdraw application form 03 Dec 2018
Last date to withdraw the application form 10 Dec 2018
Availability of admit card for exam 11 Jan 2019
UPSC CDS 1 Exam Date 03 Feb 2019
Releasing of answer key for CDS 1 To be announced
Declaration of result for CDS I 2019 To be announced

CDS 1 Admit Card 2019

Admit Card is the key to enter in the examination hall. Candidates can only use online mode for downloading the admit card. For downloading the admit card candidates need to mention the registration id and date of birth or roll number on the login page. Admit Card will contain the name of the candidate, roll number, exam name, exam timing, exam center name, exam center code etc. For all the candidates it will be mandatory to carry a hard copy of the admit card and one valid photo id proof on the day of the CDS 1 Examination.

Exam Pattern of CDS 1 2019

Candidates preparing for CDS 1 2019 should know about the exam pattern because from the exam pattern candidates got to know about the exam duration, marking scheme, total marks, questions types etc. From below candidates can see the details CDS 1 2019 Exam Patter.

  • Exam Mode: Offline (Written Examination)
  • Examination Language: Bilingual (English and Hindi)
  • Types of Questions: Objective Type
  • Marking Criteria: For each correct answer, 0.833 marks will be awarded.
  • Negative Marking: For each incorrect answer 0.833/3 marks will be deducted.

Exam Pattern For Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:

Subject Duration Marks
English 02 hours 100
General Knowledge 02 hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 02 hours 100

Exam Pattern For Officers’ Training Academy:

Subject Duration Marks
English 02 hours 100
General Knowledge 02 hours 100

Intelligence and Personality Test Details: There are two stages in theIntelligence and Personality Test. The candidates who will clear stage 1 those will be eligible to appear for the stage 2 test.

  1. Stage 1 – Officer Intelligence Rating tests are Picture perception and description test.
  2. Stage 2 – Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. The duration of this test is 4 days.

Note: The assessment of the candidate will be done by the Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO) and the Psychologist.

Test Centers of CDS 1 2019

From below candidates can check the test centers of CDS 1 2019. The allotment of centers will be done on the basis of first-apply-first-allot. Candidates should note that once the test centers have been allotted no request of changing the test center will be taken into consideration.

Sr. No. Cities Sr. No. Cities
1 Agartala 22 Kochi
2 Ahmedabad 23 Kohima
3 Aizwal 24 Kolkata
4 Allahabad 25 Lucknow
5 Bengaluru 26 Madurai
6 Bareilly 27 Mumbai
7 Bhopal 28 Nagpur
8 Chandigarh 29 Panaji
9 Chennai 30 Patna
10 Cuttack 31 Port Blair
11 Dehradun 32 Raipur
12 Delhi 33 Ranchi
13 Dharwad 34 Sambalpur
14 Dispur 35 Shillong
15 Gangtok 36 Shimla
16 Hyderabad 37 Srinagar
17 Imphal 38 Thiruvananthapuram
18 Itanagar 39 Tirupati
19 Jaipur 40 Udaipur
20 Jammu 41 Visakapatnam
21 Jorhat

Syllabus of CDS 1 2019

From below candidates can check the detailed CDS 1 2019 examination syllabus. The questions will be given based on the syllabus. Before starting the preparation candidates should go through the syllabus.

English: Basic English Language questions

General Knowledge: Current events, Indian History, and Geography.

Elementary Mathematics: Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal fractions. Unitary method, time and distance, time and work, percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation. Elementary Number Theory—Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11, Factorisation Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm.

Algebra: Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M., Theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, the relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns—analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear inequations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable & their solutions. Set language and set notation, Rational expressions, and conditional identities, Laws of indices.

Trigonometry: Sine ×, cosine ×, Tangent × when 0° < × < 90° Values of sin ×, cos ×, and tan ×, for × = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90° Simple trigonometric identities. Use of trigonometric tables. Simple cases of heights and distances.

Geometry: Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on (i) Properties of angles at a point, (ii) Parallel lines, (iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, (iv) Congruency of triangles, (v) Similar triangles, (vi) Concurrence of medians and altitudes, (vii) Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square, (viii) Circles and its properties including tangents and normals, (ix) Loci.

Mensuration: Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle, and circle. Areas of figures which can be split up into these figures (Field Book), Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface area and volume of spheres.

Statistics: Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation frequency polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts etc. Measures of central tendency.

Vacancy Details of CDS 1 2019

After final selection, the candidates can be posted in any of the Academies which he/she will choose. From below candidates can check the detailed vacancy of CDS 1 2019.

Name of Academy Number of Vacancies Name of Course
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 100 147th (DE) Course commencing in July 2019
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala 45 Course 45 commencing in July 2019 Executive (General Service)/Hydro
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 32 (Pre-Flying) 32 Training Course commencing in July 2019
Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 225 SSC (Men) Course (NT) commencing in October 2019
Officers Training Academy, Chennai 15 24th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in October 2019.
Total Vacancies 417

Selection Procedure of CDS 1 2019

At first, the written examination will be conducted, the candidates who will qualify the examination those will be selected for the next round of the test i.e. Intelligence and Personality Test. There will be two stages in the Intelligence and personality test. In the first stage the of the test, candidates will be evaluated on the Picture perception and picture description test. Candidates who pass in the first stage will only be qualified for the next stage which includes the tests: Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. The duration of these test will be 4 days. The candidates who will qualify the second stage those will be called for the medical test. The candidates who will qualify the medical test those will be finally selected for the applied post.

Result of CDS 1 2019

After the completion of the examination, UPSC will declare the merit list of the candidates who have scored at least or more than the minimum eligible marks. To be acceptable, candidates should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) written examination and (ii) SSB test. Passing the examination does not mean that the candidate will get admission into Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy. The final selection will be made after the candidate appears for the intelligence and personality test and passes both.

Application Form of UPSC CDS 1 2019

In the application form candidates need to mention the personal details, contact details, educational details, qualification details etc. The candidates who submit their application form before or till the last date those candidates application form will be taken into consideration. For completing the application form the candidates should submit the application fee as per his /her category.

Application Fee:

  • General and OBC candidates – Rs. 200
  • Female/SC/ST Candidates – Need not to pay any fee amount.

Mode of Payment

  • The offline mode to pay the fee is via Pay by Cash.
  • Whereas, the online mode include Net Banking, Debit Card, and Credit Card.

Eligibility Criteria of CDS 1 2019

The candidates who are applying for the examination for recruitment must ensure that they meet all the eligibility requirements of the examination. Following are the eligibility requirements of the examination.


  • An Indian Citizen is eligible to apply.
  • Or a person of Indian origin, but now 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

  • Indian Military Academy- unmarried male Candidate should, not born earlier than July 02, 1995 and not later than July 01, 2000 are eligible.
  • Indian Naval Academy-The aspirants should 02, 1995 and not later than July 01 2000 are eligible
  • Air Force Academy– Candidates from age 20-24 as on July 01 2019, should be born earlier  July 01, 1995 and not later than July 01, 1999 are only eligible.

Note: The candidates ate not allowed to marry during the training. And the candidates below the age of 25 must be unmarried. And the married candidates of above 25 years should not be provided the marriage accommodation, in addition to they will not be allowed to live with their family.

Male divorcee/widowers are not eligible for the purpose of their admission in IMA/INA/AFA courses.

Educational Qualifications

  • For Indian Military Academy (IMA) candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • For taking entry in Indian Naval Academy (INA) Candidate should have a degree in Engineering from a recognized university or institution.
  • For Air Force Academy (AFA) candidate must have a degree of a recognized university with mathematics and Physics as main subjects in 10+2 level. or Bachelor of Engineering.

All the candidates have to submit the degree of graduation at the time of the SSB interview. 

Note: All the candidates who are yet to give the final degree examination are eligible to apply.

The candidates who are yet to give the final year examination are also eligible to apply but they have to submit they submit the proof of passing the final year.

Pay Scale of  Candidates After Selection in CDS 1 2019

During the training in IMA and OTA, the cadets will be paid a fixed stipend. The monthly stipend of the cadets will be Rs 56,100/-p.m.* (Starting pay in Level 10). After successful completion of training, the monthly pay of cadets will be as per the table. The promotion criteria will grow the as per the table.

Rank Level Pay Scale
Lieutenant Level 10 56,100 – 177500
Captain Level 10 B 61,300 – 1,93,300
Major Level 11 69,400 – 2,07,200
Lt. Colonel Level 12A 1,21,200 – 2,12, 400
Colonel (TS) Level 13 1,30,600 – 2,15,900
Brigadier Level 13A 1,39,600 – 2,17,600
Major general Level 14 1,44,200 – 2,18,200
LT General HAG Scale Level 15 1,82,200 – 2,24,100
LT General HAG + Scale Level 16 2,05,200 – 2,24,100
VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lt Gen (NFSG) Level 17 2,25,000 (fixed)
COAS Level 18 2,50,000 (fixed)


CDS I 2019

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  1. Who had not fill the form online 26 november was the last on the website it reflected offline form can be filled from 3 dec till 10 december but where to collect that form for cds form.

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