CDS 1 Notification 2020: Apply Here for 418 Vacancies

CDS 1 Notification 2020: Check here Eligibility, Exam Date Admit Card and Result


Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has finally published CDS 1 Notification 2020 on 30 October 2019 as per the its examination calendar 2020. Interested Defence aspirants who wants to apply for UPSC CDS I Notification 2020 can apply at upsc.gov.in and upsconline.nic.in. CDS exam is conducted by UPSC twice a year which is like a boon to the defence aspirants who are willing to join Indian Army, Navy, Air Force as an Officer. We at DefenceAdda takes the initiative and helps the young blood to know the eligibility criteria, exam dates, selection, etc. In this article you will find every information regarding CDS 1 2020 Exam.

CDS 1 2020 EVENTS DATES

  • Application Start Date: 30 Oct 2019
  • Application Last Date: 19 Nov 2019
  • Exam Date: 02 Feb 2020
  • Admit Card Download Date: Before 3 weeks of exam
  • Result Date (Expected): In the month of April/May
CDS 1 2020 Pay Scale:
Candidates on successful completion of the training would be commissioned as an Indian Army officer to a rank of Lieutenant in the Pay matrix of the Officer commissioned shall be fixed in first Cell of Level 10 and the period of training shall not be treated as commissioned service and arrears on account of admissible allowances, as applicable, for the training period shall be paid to cadets

CDS 1 2020 Eligibility Criteria:

  • Indian Military Academy: Graduation Degree
  • Indian naval Academy: B.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics & Maths)
  • Air Force Academy: Graduation, B.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics &Maths)
  • Officers training Academy (Men): Graduation Degree
  • Officers training Academy(Women): Graduation Degree

 Age-limit for CDS 1 2020:
Indian Military Academy: 19-24 yrs         02 Jan 1997 to 01 Jan 2002
Indian naval Academy: 19-24 yrs         02 Jan 1997 to 01 Jan 2002
Air Force Academy: 20-24 yrs         02 Jan 1997 to 01 Jan 2001
Officers training Academy (M):19-25 yrs 02 Jan 1996 to 01 Jan 2002
Officers training Academy(W): 19-25 yrs 02 Jan 1996 to 01 Jan 2002

Exam Pattern for CDS 1 2020

CDS Exam Pattern of IMA/AFA/INA

SubjectsNumber of Questions / Maximum MarksTime Duration
English120 / 1002 hours
Elementary Mathematics100 / 1002 hours
General Knowledge (GK)120 / 1002 hours
Total340 / 3006 hours
CDS Exam Pattern for OTA:
SubjectsNumber of Questions / Maximum MarksTime Duration
English120 / 1002 hours
General Knowledge (GK)120 / 1002 hours
Total240 / 2004 hours

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