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UPSC CDS 2022 Exam

Latest information on UPSC CDS 2022 exam with its notification, exam dates, eligibility, application form also including paper pattern, syllabus, test centres and CDS result.

UPSC conducts Combined Defense Service Examination for three military academics of the defense forces. Service Selection Board conducts Combined Defense examinations twice in a given year in February and August respectively. Candidates who successfully clear the written examination are selected for training which is the first step or an induction into the defenses forces.

This time on UPSC conducts Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) would conduct admission for the following academics and training centers
Indian Military Academy Dehradun
Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala Kerala
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad
Officers Training Academy, Chennai

UPSC CDS 2022 Eligibility:- 

(a) Nationality : A candidate must either be :
(i) a Citizen of India, or
(ii) a subject of Bhutan, or
(iii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(v) 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. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Certificate of eligibility will however not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkhas subjects of Nepal.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination provisionally subject to the necessary certificate being given to him/her by the Govt. before declaration of result by UPSC.


19-24 Years - Indian Military Academy
19-22 Years - Naval Academy
19-23 Years - Air Force Academy
19-25 Years - Officers’ Training Academy

Educational Qualifications:-

IMA & OTA     

Degree from a recognized University or equivalent .

Naval Academy - B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor’s degree in engineering

Air Force Academy - B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor’s degree in engineering.

CDS 2022 Paper Pattern:- 

a) For Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy     

1. English (Objective type) - 100 Marks
2. General Knowledge  (Objective type) - 100 Marks
3. Elementary Mathematics (Objective type) - 100 Marks

Total - 300 Marks
(b) For Officers’ Training Academy     

1. English (Objective type) - 100 Marks
2. General Knowledge (Objective type) - 100 Marks

Total - 200 Marks
Marks for SSB Interviews

IMA, NA and AFA - 300 marks
OTA - 200 Marks


CDS 2022 Dates -

C.D.S. Examination (I) 2022 -

Date of Notification - 22.12.2021

Last Date for receipt of Applications - 11.01.2022

Date of commencement of Exam - 10.04.2022, SUNDAY

Duration of Exam - 1 Day

C.D.S. Examination (II) 2022 -

Date of Notification - 18.05.2022

Last Date for receipt of Applications - 14.06.2022

Date of commencement of Exam - 04.09.2022, SUNDAY

Duration of Exam - 1 Day.

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