CDS 1 2022 & CDS 2 2022 Age limits Application, Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility

Combined Defence Services exam 2022 dates have been announced.  CDS (I) and CDS (II) 2022 exams will be held on 10 April 2022 and 4 September 2022 respectively.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the CDS (Combined Defence Services) exam twice a year.

It is a national-level entrance examination for the selection of eligible candidates in the Defence Services.

Candidates who want to join Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy can apply online for the Combined Defence Services exam.  To qualify in this exam candidates, have to practice hard as it is a tough exam.

Every year a huge number of applicants aspiring to join the Indian Defence Services appear in this exam.

Combined Defence Services exam 2022 Application Form

All the applicants should ensure their eligibility as per the criteria mentioned above. The application form will consist of two parts i.e. Part-I and Part-II. Candidates need to go through both parts in order to submit the application form. Check the following information with regard to the CDS application form:

  • The notification for submission of the online application form for both CDS- I and CDS-II 2022 exam will be published on the official website of the UPSC.
  • The registration process for CDS (I) and CDS (II) 2022 exams will commence from 22nd December 2021.
  • UPSC CDS (I) 2022 application form can be submitted via online mode only at the official website.
  • Candidates have to visit the official website of the UPSC for registration.
  • The registration process will consist of two parts i.e. Part-I and Part-II.
  • Provide complete information such as personal details, education qualification, and address, etc. in the application form.
  • Ensure e-mail ID and mobile number provided during registration must be functional.
  • Upload photograph and signature in the prescribed format as it is an important part of the application form.
  • Also, pay the requisite application fee through online mode.
  • Now, submit the application form and take at least one printout of the same for future reference.

CDS 1 2022 Exam Age Limit:

Age limit plays an important role in this notification.  UPSC follows strict rules keeping in view the dates.  The dates given by UPSC for CDS 1 2022 are:

AcademyAge limitBorn between
INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY19-2402 Jan 1999 to 01 Jan 2004
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY19-2402 Jan 1999 to 01 Jan 2004
AIR FORCE ACADEMY20-2402 Jan 1999 to 01 Jan 2003
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (MEN)19-2502 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2004
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (WOMEN)19-2502 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2004

CDS 2 2022 Exam AGE LIMIT:

 Age limit plays a crucial role in this notification. UPSC follows strict rules considering the dates. The dates given by UPSC for CDS 2 2022 are:

AcademyAge limitBorn between
INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY19-2402 July 1999 to 01 July 2004
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY19-2402 July 1999 to 01 July 2004
AIR FORCE ACADEMY20-2402 July 1999 to 01 July 2003
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (MEN)19-2502 July 1998 to 01 July 2004
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (WOMEN)19-2502 July 1998 to 01 July 2004

CDS 1 2022 Important Dates:

UPSC will publish the CDS 1 2022 notification and important dates. Let’s have a look at the tentative schedule for CDS 1 2022 exam.

CDS 1 2022 EVENTS             DATES
CDS 1 2022 Application Start Date22 December 2021
CDS 1 2022 Application Last Date11 January 2022
CDS 1 2022 Exam Date10 April 2022 (SUNDAY)
CDS 1 2022 Admit Card Download DateBefore 3 weeks of exam
CDS 1 2022 Result Date (Expected)Mar – April 2022

CDS 2 2022 important Dates:

EventsRespective dates
The official notification released date18 May 2022
Submission of online application form started from18th May 2022
Last date for submission of the application form14th June 2022
Admit card will be issuedTwo weeks prior to the exam date
Entrance exam date4th September
Result Announcement           October 2022


  • The candidate must be a citizen of India or
  • A subject of Bhutan or Nepal or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came here to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention to settle down here permanently or
  • An Indian origin person migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and East African Countries viz. Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Zaire, Malawi, Ethiopia, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Vietnam with the intention to settle down here permanently.
  • Candidates must submit the certificate of eligibility in case of point No. (ii) to (iv).

CDS Exam 2022 Educational Qualifications:

 Candidates should be well known with the education qualifications before applying the examination. Here we brought the complete details of the educational qualifications required for CDS Exam 2022 Notification.

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 (WOMEN)           Graduation Degree

CDS Exam 2022 Exam Pattern:

UPSC CDS Exam 2022 follows a standard and very transparent way to conduct the exam.  The written exam comprises of the following subjects:

A) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:

SubjectDurationMax Marks
ENGLISH       2 HOURS100 Min

B) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

SubjectDurationMax. Marks
English2 HOURS100 Min

Highlights of the CDS Exam Pattern

CDS exam will be held in offline mode.

All the questions will be objective type in nature.

  • The language of the question paper will be English and Hindi.
  • Negative marking is applicable hence, do not attempt questions blindly.
  • The answer sheet should be clean and wrinkle-free.
  • Answers should be circled properly, improper marking of the circle will not be considered.

CDS Exam 2022 Selection Procedure: CDS follows a three-stage recruitment process it consists of:

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

CDS Exam 2022 SSB Interview 2022 involves 2 stages:

  • Stage 1 consists of officer intelligence rating, picture perception, and description test.
  • Stage 2 involves interview, group testing officer task, psychology test, and conference

Application Fee

To complete the registration process for the CDS 2022 exam, one needs to pay the application fee of Rs. 200/-. However, all the female candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST category are exempted from paying the application fee. One can make payment of fee using Net Banking, Debit Card/Credit Card or by cash at SBI Bank.Examination Centers: UPSC CDS 1 2022 exam will be held in 40+ CDS Exam Centers across India.

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