India’s one of the prestigious examinations, Union Public Service Commission has issued a notification regarding the selection of candidates through CDS-1 2017 examination. According to the latest update from UPSC 2017 recruitment, there will be several vacancies in Combined Defence Services Examination (1), 2017.

UPSC CDS-1 2017 Vacancies


CDS-1 2017 total vacancies in UPSC

Name of the vacancy academy No. of posts available
I.M.A (Indian Military Academy), Dehradun 150
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala 45
Officers Training Academy, Chennai 11
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai 225
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 32

Details of Vacant Post in CDS-1 2017

  • The I.M.A, Dehradun is welcoming candidates to apply for 150 vacant posts under 144th (DE) Course commencing from Jan 2018.
  • The I.N.A, Ezhimala has issued notification for recruiting 45 candidates. The course will start from Jan’ 2018 onwards.
  • The Officers Training Academy, Chennai has asked eligible Indian citizens to show expression of interest for filling up 11 posts of 21st SSC Women (Non-Technical) course. The same will be starting from Apr’ 2018.
  • 225 vacant posts are in Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai reserved for 107th SSC (Men) (Non-Technical) course. Candidates are advised to submit the application on or before scheduled time. The course is commencing from April’ 2018 onwards.
  • 32 vacant posts are under Air Force Academy, Hyderabad to fill up Pre-Flying Training course. The course is scheduled to start from Feb’ 2018.

Date of Examination: 5th of February 2017

Qualifying age limit in CDS-1 2017

The preferred age limit for candidates appearing CDS-1 Exam should be 20-24 years as on 1st January 2018.

Educational background for different posts in CDS-1 2017

  • Candidates those are applying for I.M.A and Officers Training Academy should obtain a Degree from any nationally recognized University or its equivalent.
  • Those candidates are interested in joining Indian Naval Academy should have Degree in Engineering from any acknowledged Institution/University.
  • Aspirants applying for Air Force Academy should have Degree from any renowned University (Mathematics and Physics are must in intermediate) or B.E (Bachelor of Engineering).

Candidate Selection Process in CDS-1 2017

The selection of candidates will be depending on the performance in Written Examination and Personality Test/Interview.

Pay Scale in CDS-1 2017

As per latest Government Gazette notification

How to Apply in CDS-1 2017

To apply, candidates are requested to click here on or before 2nd December 2016, 23:59IST

Final Words

Stay tuned for more details, UPSC exam updates, and UPSC job vacancies. Comment below for any questions/queries.


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