On December 22, 2021, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) published the UPSC CDS notification 2022 for the Combined Defence Service Examination (II) at upsc.gov.in. The online registration process for 371 openings began on December 22, 2021, and will run until January 11, 2022, on upsc.gov.in. The CDS 1 Exam 2022 will be held on April 10th, 2022.

Every year, the UPSC holds the CDS Exam twice for applicants interested in joining the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Indian Air Force, or Officer’s Training Academy. For final assessment, candidates who pass the written exam will be invited to an interview stage and a medical exam. Read on to learn about the UPSC CDS 2 2021 Result and CDS 1 2022 notification.

UPSC Combined Defence Services 1 2022 Summary

Take a look at the UPSC Combined Defence Services 1 Test in the table below to learn everything you need to know about the exam. Male and female applicants who want to be a part of the elite Defence Academy should bookmark this page to stay up to date on the newest information.

Organisation Union Public Service Commission
Exam Name Combined Defence Service Examination (I) 2022
CDS 1 Vacancies 371
CDS 1 Online Registration 22nd December 2021 to 11th January 2022
Mode of Application Online
Selection Process Written Test- Interview- Medical Examination
Language of Written Exam Bilingual
Mode of Examination Offline
Type of Questions Multiple-choice questions
Eligibility Unmarried Males & Females
CDS 2 Exam Duration 2 hours (each paper)
Marking Scheme 1/3 for each incorrect answer
Job Location All Over India
Official Website upsc.gov.in

Combined Defence Services 1 & 2 2022 Exam Dates

The CDS Exam is conducted twice a year, and the exam dates for 2022 have been set for April and September. The UPSC has announced the CDS exam dates for the CDS I and CDS II exams in 2022, as well as the UPSC Calendar 2022.

According to the announcement, the CDS I 2022 Exam will be held on April 10th, 2022, and the CDS II 2022 Exam will be held on Sept 4th, 2022. Check all of the essential dates for the CDS 2022 examination and create a reminder to make sure you don’t forget anything.

Events UPSC CDS 1 2022 Dates CDS 2 Dates
CDS 2022 Notification Release Date 22nd December 2021 18th May 2022
Online Registration Start Date 22nd December 2021 18th May 2022
Online Registration End Date 11th January 2022 (6 pm) 14th June 2022
Online Application Withdrawn 18th to 24th January 2022 To be notified
CDS Admit Card Release Date 3rd week of March 2022 August 2022
CDS Exam Date 2022 10th April 2022 04th September 2022
CDS Answer Key (Unofficial) 10th April 2022 04th September 2022
CDS Answer Key (Official) May 2022 October 2022
CDS Result May 2022 October 2022
Interview Dates To be notified soon To be notified soon
Final Result To be notified soon To be notified soon

CDS Vacancy 2022

On December 22nd 2021, the official Combined Defence Services 2 Notification was released along with the announcement of new positions to be filled through the Combined Defence Services 2022 test. The Indian Military Academy, Indian Air Force, Indian Naval Academy, and Officers Training Academy each have 341 vacancies.

Name of the Academy Number of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala 22
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) SSC Men 170
Officers Training Academy, Chennai SSC Women 17
Total Vacancies 341

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UPSC CDS 2022 Application Form

The Combined Defence Services I Exam 2022 online registration period will take place from December 22nd to January 11th, 2022. Online applications will be accepted until 6:00 p.m. on January 11, 2022.

UPSC CDS 2022 Application Form Fee

For all categories excluding SC/ST/Females, the registration fee for the Combined Defence Services Exam is Rs. 200. Candidates can pay their fee via online mode or offline mode.

Combined Defence Services Exam Eligibility Criteria


A candidate should hold The Citizenship of India, subject of Nepal/Bhutan, or Tibetan refugee who had been migrated to India before January 01, 1962, with the intention of Permanent Settle, or An individual of Indian Origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire & Vietnam for permanent settle purpose in India.

Education Qualification

For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy – The candidate should have a graduation degree (any subject) from a recognized University or equivalent.

For Indian Naval Academy- The candidate should have completed their Graduation in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.

For Air Force Academy- The candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Age Limit

The candidate should fall in the age group of 20 to 24 years.

Marital Status & Sex

For Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, only Unmarried males are eligible to apply for CDS Exam

For Indian Air Force Academy, both married and unmarried males can apply, however marriage during the training is not permitted

For Officer Training Academy, unmarried males & females can apply for the CDS Exam.

CDS Exam 2022 Exam Pattern

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

SNo Subject Maximum Marks Duration
1 English 120 2 hours
2 General Knowledge 120 2 hours
3 Elementary Mathematics 100 2 hours

For Officers’ Training Academy:

SNo Subject Maximum Marks Duration
1 English 100 2 hours
2 General Knowledge 100 2 hours

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UPSC CDS 2 2021 Result

Following the completion of the examination, the UPSC publishes the results. The UPSC announces the candidates’ scores and the minimum cutoff scores for certain positions. Aspirants can check the results on UPSC’s website after they are released.

Combined Defence Services 2022 Exam Centre

Agartala Ghaziabad Panaji (Goa)
Agra Gorakhpur Patna
Ajmer Gurgaon Port Blair
Ahmedabad Gwalior Prayagraj (Allahabad)
Aizawl Hyderabad Puducherry
Aligarh Imphal Pune
Almora (Uttarakhand) Indore Raipur
Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh) Itanagar Rajkot
Aurangabad Jabalpur Ranchi
Bengaluru Jaipur Sambalpur
Bareilly Jammu Shillong
Bhopal Jodhpur Shimla
Bilaspur Jorhat Siliguri
Chandigarh Kochi Srinagar
Chennai Kohima Srinagar (Uttarakhand)
Coimbatore Kolkata Thane
Cuttack Kozhikode Thiruvananthapuram
Dehradun Leh Tiruchirapalli
Delhi Lucknow Tirupati
Dharwad Ludhiana Udaipur
Dispur Madurai Varanasi
Faridabad Mumbai Vellore
Gangtok Mysore Vijayawada
Gaya Nagpur Visakhapatnam
Gautam Buddh Nagar Navi Mumbai Warangal

The UPSC conducts the Combined Defence Services 2022 test, which is a two-tier national exam. To be considered for the services, candidates must pass both exams. The UPSC publishes a merit list depending on the results of the examinations.

The exam is conducted in an offline mode and consists of 300 objective-type questions. Aspirants must select the appropriate option from the list of options. The exam is scheduled to last two hours. For each incorrect response marked by the candidates, a negative marking of 1/3 is applied.

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