CDS 1 2022 Notification and Exam Date [Out Now]

CDS Exam is also known as the Combined Defence Services Examination, one of the most popular defence exams in the country and it is conducted by UPSC twice every year. As the name suggests, it is a combined exam for Army, Navy, and Air force. Male candidates can join the Army, Navy, and Air force through IMA, OTA, INA, and AFA respectively. Women candidates can only apply for the Indian Army through the CDS exam and join the OTA Chennai.

Many aspirants are looking forward to the CDS 1 2022 Notification and Exam Date, in this article we are going to share the tentative dates and some important things which are important for both male and female CDS Aspirants who are preparing for the CDS 2022 Examination.

Prepare for the CDS Exam 2022:

CDS 2 2021 Notification is going to be published by Union Public Service Commission on 22 December 2021 as per the UPSC Examination calendar. Candidates who are interested to apply for the UPSC CDS I 2022 notification can apply at and once the notification is active. UPSC conducts the CDS exam twice a year and this is one of the most popular defence exams among the aspirants who are willing to join as an Officer in the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, and Officers Training Academies. SSBCrackExams takes the initiative and helps the youngsters to know the CDS Exam 2022 eligibility criteria, exam dates, selection, etc., If you are planning to write the CDS 1 2022 Exam, you can read the following details below. A short summary of eligibility criteria for the CDS 1 2022 Exam is given below:

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 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)May 2022

CDS 1 2022 Eligibility Conditions: Now we will be going through the eligibility conditions of CDS 1 2022 Notification, here we can get the maximum knowledge about the notification issued by UPSC and we can know the new amendments and updations done by UPSC it might be in syllabus, exam pattern, recruitment stages.

CDS 1 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 1 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)

CDS 1 2022 Age limit: As compared to educational qualification age limits also play a vital role in the CDS 1 2022 notification because UPSC has kept some cut-off dates for the eligibility. So before applying to try to go through the full notification provided by UPSC.

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 1 2022 Selection Procedure: CDS follows a three-stage recruitment process it consists of:

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

CDS 1 2022 Examination Pattern: UPSC follows a standard and very transparent manner to conduct the CDS 1 2022 examination. The written examination consists of the below subjects:

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


B) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:


CDS 1 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

CDS 1 2022 How to Apply:

  • Visit the official website — or
  • Click on the UPSC CDSE 1 2022 link
  • In part – I of the registration, submit your basic information.
  • In part II, fill the payment details and choice of exam center, upload your photo and sign as per guidelines
  • Save and submit it and take a print out for further reference


Application fee: Rs 200/- SC, ST and women candidates are exempted from application fee

Examination Centers: UPSC CDS 1 2022 exam will be held in 40+ CDS Exam Centers across India.

Cut Off: Students who score more than the cut-off are considered for SSB interview. Cut Off will be declared by the board based on the applications received and candidates qualified in the first stage of the recruitment process. Now we will look into the expected cut off marks for all the academies.

ALSO READ: CDS 2 2021 Notification And Exam Date

1IMA115 – 125
2INA110 – 125
3AFA130 – 140
4OTA (MEN)85 -95
5OTA (WOMEN)85- 95
Q1. Can I apply for CDS exam with a backlog?

A. No, you need to clear all backlogs.

Q2. Can a final year student apply for CDS exam?

A. Yes, final year candidates can apply for CDS, but make sure you are completing your degree before the date of joining.

Q3. Will I get multiple SSB interview calls if I clear CDS exam for ore than one option?

A. No, you will get only one SSB call for the first preference you have cleared.

Q4. Can women apply for IMA, AFA, NA through CDS exam?

A. No, women can only apply for OTA Chennai through CDS exam.

Q5. When CDS 1 2022 will be conducted?

A. It will be conducted around Feb 2022.


  1. anonymous

    Is spectacles allowed in army ? What must be the power?
  2. Amisha

    i m second year student my age criteria is ok... Can i fill the form
  3. Jay

    Best academy for preparing cds
  4. parsuram nayak

    Can backlog students apply? I have completed my graduation but 5th semester is pending due to backlog can i apply for 1 2022 cds
  5. Arnab Das

    My Graduation will be completed in August 2022, am i eligible for cds 1 2022?
  6. Keshav

    Can a distance learning graduate student apply for CDS exam?
  7. Priyanka Rajbongshi

    Sir women ko piles check kaarte hai kya
  8. Rohan Rajendra Kamble

    My DOB is 9 aug 1998. I'm eligible for CDS 1 2022 ?
    1. Priyanka Rajbongshi

      Sir women ko piles check kaarte hai kya
  9. Aditya Bhise

    Sir I am now 23 and in September my age will be 24 than can I apply for cds 1 exam
  10. Divya

    Can a married women apply for defence exams?
    1. Anu Jat

  11. Dibyendu naskar

    Kitna hight chaiya ??
    1. Arnab Das

      Go through the CDS Notification published by UPSC , Check here

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