UPSC Combined Defence Service Exam  2019

UPSC Combined Defence Service Exam  2019

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has given an employment notification of Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam I 2019.

Those Candidates who are interested in the vacancy details & completed all eligibility criteria can read the Notification & Apply Online.


Total Vacancy: 417


  • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy: Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
  • For Indian Naval Academy: Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
  • For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering

Age Limit (as on 01-01-2020)

  • Minimum Age: 20 Years
  • Maximum Age: 24 Years
  • Candidates born not earlier than 2-01-1996 and not later than 1-01-2000
  • Age relaxation is applicable as per rules

Application Fee

  • For Others: Rs. 200/-
  • For Female/ SC/ ST: NIL
  • Candidates can pay either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of SBI.

Important Dates

  • Last Date to Apply Online: 26-11-2018 till 06:00 PM
  • Date of Exam: 03-02-2019
  • Last Date for Fee Payment (Pay by cash): 25-11-2018 at 11:59 pm
  • Last Date for Fee Payment (online): 26-11-2018 till 06:00 pm
  • Date of Online Application withdrawn: From 03 to 10-12-2018 till 6:00 pm
  • Tentative Date for Result Declaration: April 2019

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1. The Competitive examination comprises:
(a) Written examination as shown in para 2 below.
(b) Interview for intelligence and personality test (vide Part ‘B’ of this Appendix)of such candidates as may be called for interview at one of the Services Selection Centres.
2. The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:—
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
1. English 2 Hours 100
2. General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
3. Elementary Mathematics 2 Hours 100

(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy :—
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
1. English 2 Hours 100
2. General Knowledge 2 Hours 100


  • ENGLISH (Code No. 01)
    The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.
    General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of
    everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of
    an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The
    paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of a nature
    which candidate should be able to answer without special study.
    Number System—Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers.
    Fundamental operations, addition, substraction, multiplication, division, Square
    roots, Decimal fractions. Unitary method, time and distance, time and work,
    percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and
    proportion, variation.
  • Elementary Number Theory—Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers.
    Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11. Multiples and factors. Factorisation
    Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm. Logarithms to base 10, laws of
    logarithms, use of logarithmic tables.
    Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M., Theory of
    polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, relation between its roots and
    coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two
    unknowns—analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear inequations in
    two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous
    linear equations or inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one
    variable & their solutions. Set language and set notation, Rational expressions and
    conditional identities, Laws of indices.
    Sine ×, cosine ×, Tangent × when 0° < × < 90° Values of sin ×, cos × and tan ×, for ×
    = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90°
    Simple trigonometric identities.
    Use of trigonometric tables.
    Simple cases of heights and distances.
    Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on (i) Properties of angles at
    a point, (ii) Parallel lines, (iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, (iv) Congruency of
    triangles, (v) Similar triangles, (vi) Concurrence of medians and altitudes, (vii)
    Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square,
    (viii) Circles and its properties including tangents and normals, (ix) Loci.
    Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle and circle. Areas of figures
    which can be split up into these figures (Field Book), Surface area and volume of
    cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface
    area and volume of spheres.
    Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation frequency
    polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts etc. Measures of central tendency.
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