UPSC CDS Notification Recruitment 2018 for 414 Posts Apply Now

By | August 9, 2018

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2018 notification is out. Union Public Service Commission has released the application form on 8th August 2018. This opportunity is for all those who want to work in Combined Defence Services. The candidates will have to fill the UPSC CDS Application Form 2018. The examination is going to be conducted for placement in Airforce, Navy, and Army. This exam is conducted by UPSC twice a year. Here, the details regarding the admit card, age limit, and more is given.


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UPSC CDS Recruitment 2018

Name of the Organization Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Title of the Examination UPSC CDS II
Vacancies 414
Mode of Application Online
UPSC CDS Starting Date to Apply Online 8th August 2018
UPSC CDS Form the Last Date to Apply 3rd September 2018
Examination Date 18th November 2018
Result December 2018

See More: Join Indian Navy 2018

CDS 2018 Recruitment: Vacancy Details

Position Title Vacancies
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 32
Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun 100
Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala 45
Officers Training Academy, Chennai 237

UPSC CDS Eligibility Criteria

Academy Qualifications Age Limit
INA Degree in Engineering 20 to 24 years
Indian Airforce Academy Degree in B.E or B. tech or 20 to 25 years
IMA Either Graduation or an Equivalent Degree 20 to 25 years
Officer’s Training Academy Graduation from a recognized university (Any discipline) 20 to 25 years

CDS Selection Process

Union Public Service Commission is going to recruit candidates based on three rounds. They are Written Test, Medical Standards, and Personal Interview. For details on the complete process, you can check the official UPSC CDS Notification.

Also, check: Indian Army Recruitment 2018

UPSC CDS Application Form Fees

The UPSC CDS Application fee for General and OBC category is Rs.200. For females belonging to the SC/ST category, there is fee exemption. In other words, they won’t have to pay fees. There are different modes of payment of application fee available. They are Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking, and Offline.


Rank Salary
Major Rs.69400 to Rs.207200
Captain Rs.61300 to Rs.193900
COAS Rs.250000
Lieutenant Rs.56100 to Rs.177500
Major General Rs.144200 to Rs.218200
Lieutenant General HAS Scale Rs.182200 to Rs.224100
Lieutenant Colonel Rs.121200 to Rs.212400
HAG + Scale Rs.205400 to Rs.224400
Brigadier Rs.139600 to Rs.217600
VCOAS/Lieutenant General/Army Cadet Rs.225000

UPSC CDS II Apply Online

  • First, go to the UPSC’s official website i.e.
  • The homepage will open with various tabs. Click on the career tab to view the latest openings.
  • Next, click on the CDS-II Exam Notification.
  • After clicking on the notification the application form will appear. Along with the form, you will be able to see the instruction set. Open and read them carefully.
  • Now, you can fill in the UPSC application form.
  • All the credentials should be correct and match the matriculation certificate.
  • Now, upload the scanned photo and signature.
  • Once filling the information click on the submit button.
  • Make the payment for the application.
  • After this, the full application will appear in front of you.
  • Take a printout of the UPSC CDS Application form 2018.

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