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CDS Exam Application Form 2018 for November Exam to Release in August

If you are waiting for the Union Public Service Commission’s next move about the CDS exam, let us help you with that. The Commission is all set to release the notification for CDS exam application form 2018 for the November exam in August. Candidates are encouraged to remember this date – August 8, 2018.


UPSC conducts Combined Defence Service exam twice in a calendar year. The exam filters out eligible, unmarried candidates for Army, Navy and Air Force. Those who clear the written test are called for the next level exam. They are interviewed by SSB (Service Selection Board). After they clear all rounds, depending on their merit list ranking and choice, the candidates are directed to the CDS institutes for orientation training.

CDS (II) Exam Application Form 2018:


  • Date of Notification: 8 August 2018 (For November Exam)
  • Last Date to Apply: 3 September 2018
  • CDS (II) Exam 2018 Commences on: 18 November 2018
  • Duration of Exam: One Day

CDS (I) Exam Application Form 2018:


  • Date of Notification: 8 November 2017 (For February Exam)
  • Last Date for Receipt of Applications: 4 December 2017 (6 pm)
  • CDS (I) Exam 2018 Commences on: 4 February 2018
  • Duration of Exam: One Day

How to Apply UPSC CDS Exam 2018?

Interested candidates who want to serve the country can apply online and if selected, they can get admission in AFA (Air Force Academy, Hyderabad), INA (Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala), IMA (Indian Military Academy, Dehradun) and OTA (Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai). The online address where the candidates can apply is or 
  • Visit the above-mentioned websites.
  • Read the instructions on the given websites before filling up the application form.
  • Applicants are advised to submit only one application form. Provide all important details like name of the candidate, signature, passport-size photo and choice of exam centre.
  • If the application form is submitted without the application fee, the form is liable to be rejected.


CDS Exam Application Fee:


The UPSC CDS exam application fee is Rs. 200/- for OBC and General Candidates. SC/ST/Female candidates are exempted from paying any fee. The fee amount can be paid through net banking.


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