UPSC CDS I 2023: Check Notification, Apply Online for 341 Posts

UPSC CDS I Notification, Submit Online Applications for Combined Defence Services Examination I 2023, Check Details & Eligibility Criteria at

The Union Public Service Commission has released a detailed notification for all those candidates who are willing to appear for the Combined Defence Services Examination 2023. The UPSC conducted this test two times a year and this notification is released for CDS I 2023.

All those candidates who are willing to go to the Indian Military Academy, India Officers Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Indian Air Force as an Officer may do so by passing this examination. The candidates may start applying for this examination from 21 December 2022 to 10 January 2023.

Vacancy Details

  • Total – 341 posts
  • IMA, Dehradun –100 Posts
  • INA, Ezhimala – 22 Posts
  • AFA, Hyderabad – 32 Posts
  • OTA (Men), Chennai (Madras) – 170 Posts
  • OTA (Women), Chennai (Madras) – 17 Posts

UPSC CDS 2023 Notification

UPSC CDS Notification

Name of Authority Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Total Posts 341
Exam Name CDS 1 2023
Selection Process Written Test/Interview/Medical Checkup
Apply Online Last Date 10 January 2023
Official Website
Eligibility Criteria
  • For IMA & OTA – The aspirant must have a graduation degree from a recognised board or university.
  • For INA – The candidate should have an engineering degree.
  • For Air Force – Degree with Physcia or Maths or
Age Limit
Academy Name Date of Birth Range
For IMA 2 January 2000 to 1 January 2005
For Indian Naval Academy
For Air Force Academy 2 January 2000 to 1 January 2004
For Officers’ Training Academy (Men) 2 January 1999 to 1 January 2005
For Officers’ Training Academy (Women)
Application Fee
  • For General Category Candidate – Rs. 200/-
  • For Female/SC/ST Candidates – No Fee
  • Fee Payment Mode – Online
Application Dates
  • First Date to Apply Online – 21 December 2022
  • Last Date to Apply Online – 10 January 2023

Steps to apply for the UPSC CDS I 2023

  1. Visit the official website of the UPSC at
  2. After that applicants have to fill out the “One Time Registration” form for the competitive examinations.
  3. If you have already registered then simply click on the login button otherwise complete the OTR process.
  4. After that start the online application process for the UPSC CDS 1 2023 inside OTR Dashboard.
  5. Select your preferences and exam centre preferences.
  6. Then pay the online application fee.
  7. After that submit the completed application form.
  8. Take out a printout of the form.
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