CDS Vacancy

The vacancies for the Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) exam is announced by the UPSC.

The number of vacancies is subject to availability and differ between the two stages of exam as well as between the three defence academies.

This article will be publishing vacancies for the year 2021.

CDS 2022 Vacancy

The vacancies for CDS Exam 2022 will be updated as soon as the notification releases on December 22, 2021, so be sure to check out this space for regular updates.

CDS (I) Vacancies 2022

Name of Academy Number of Vacancies (Regular)
Indian Military Academy To be updated
Indian Naval Academy To be updated
Air Force Academy To be updated
Officers Training Academy (Men) To be updated
Officers Training Academy (Women) To be updated
Total To be updated

 

CDS (II) Vacancies 2022

Name of Academy Number of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy To be updated
Indian Naval Academy To be updated
Air Force Academy To be updated
Officers’ Training Academy (Men) To be updated
Officers Training Academy, (Women) To be updated
Total To be updated

Combined Defence Services 2021 Vacancies

The vacancies for CDS Exams are given in the table below. Do note that the vacancies are given for both the phases of the exam, and thus their availability will vary.

CDS (I) Vacancies 2021

Name of Academy Number of Vacancies (Regular)
Indian Military Academy 100
Indian Naval Academy 26
Air Force Academy 32
Officers’ Training Academy (Men) 170
Officers Training Academy (Women) 17
Total 345

 

CDS (II) Vacancies 2021

Name of Academy Number of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy 100
Indian Naval Academy 22
Air Force Academy 32
Officers’ Training Academy (Men) 169
Officers Training Academy, (Women) 16
Total 339

Points to remember for CDS Vacancies

  • Candidates should indicate clearly in the designated columns the services they want to apply in the application form.
  • Male candidates can select any of the designated services
  • Women candidates are only eligible for Officers Training Academy
  • Male candidates who want to go for Short Service Commission in the Army should select the Officers Training Academy only.
  • Candidates who want to select the IMA, Indian Naval Academy and the Indian Air Force Academy should make their selections clear.
  • No change of choice once entered by candidates in the application form of CDS will be allowed

Frequently Asked Question about CDS Vacancies

How many vacancies were available for CDS 2021?

There was a combined vacancy of 684 in CDS 2021. For CDS (I) the vacancy was 345 while t was 338 for CDS (II)

When will vacancies for CDS 2022 vacancies be announced?

The CDS (I) 2022 will vacancies will be announced when the notification for the same will be released on December 22, 2021

What kind of candidates are allowed to sit for the CDS exam?

Only the graduates who are not married are allowed to sit for the exams. This just one of many other criteria put forth by the UPSC for the Combined Defence Services Exam

To know more about the CDS Exam, candidates can refer to the following links. To know more in detail about other Defence exams, visit the linked article.

 

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