UPSC CDS 1 2023 Notification Out

The most recent notification for the Combined Defence Services Examination (1) 2023 [Including SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course] (CDSE (I1) 2023] has been made available by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Starting on December 21, 2022, eligible candidates may submit an online application for the UPSC CDS 2023 through the website.


Recruitment AuthorityUnion Public service commission (UPSC)
Post NameLieutenant
Pay Scale/ SalaryLevel-10 (Rs. 56100-177500/-)
Last Date to ApplyJanuary 9, 2023
Job LocationAll India
CategoryUPSC CDS 1 2023 Notification and Online Form

Number of Vacancy

Post NameVacancies
Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala22
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Chennai (Men)170
Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Chennai (Women)17

Educational Qualification

AcademyEducational Qualification
Indian Military AcademyGraduation Degree
Indian Naval AcademyB.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics & Maths)
Air Force AcademyGraduation, B.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics & Maths)
Officers’ Training Academy (Men)Graduation Degree
Officers’ Training Academy (Women)Graduation Degree

How to Apply

  1. Visit the official website i.e., or
  2. Go to UPSC CDS 1 2023
  3. For registration, enter the required details.
  4. Fill the payment details and choose the exam centre, upload photo and signature according to the guidelines.
  5. Save and take the print out for future reference.

Important Dates and Application Fees

Apply Online StartDecember 21, 2022
Last Date to ApplyJanuary 10, 2023
Exam DateApril 16, 2023

Application Fees

  • Gen/ OBC/ EWS: Rs. 200/-
  • SC/ST/ Sons of JCOs/ ORs/ Female: Rs. 0/-
  • Payment Mode: Online/ Cash Payment

Eligibility Criteria

PostAge (Born Between)Educational Qualification
Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun2.1.2000- 1.1.2005Graduation
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala2.1.2000- 1.1.2005B.Tech
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad2.1.2000- 1.1.2004B.Tech OR Physics + Maths till 12th 
Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Chennai (Men)2.1.1999- 1.1.2005Graduation
Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Chennai (Women)2.1.1999- 1.1.2005Graduation

Selection Procedure

The written portion of the Combined Defence Services Examination is administered in the first stage, followed by the interview portion. The examination for all three armies falls under this, which is under UPSC.

  • Written Test
  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Examination
  • Merit List
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