UPSC CDS I Recruitment Online Application Online form 2019


Name of Post: UPSC CDS I (IMA, INA, Air Force, and OTA)

Short Information: Union Public Service Commission UPSC is invited to the Online Application Recruitment Form for the post of Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force, and Officer Training Academy. Those Candidates are interested in the following Vacancy and complete all criteria can read the full notification and apply online.

Important Dates 

  • Starting Date for Apply Online: 30-10-2018
  • Last Date for Apply Online: 26-11-2018 (06:00 pm)
  • Last Date Pay Exam Fee Online: 26-11-2018
  • Date of Issue Admit Card: January 2019
  • Exam Date & Mode: March 2019 / Offline

Application Fee 

  • For General/ OBC: 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred )
  • For SC/ST/ PH: 0/- (No fee required)
  • All Category Female: 0/- (No fee required)

    Payment Mode – Online through Gateway (Debit Card, Credit Card and Net Banking)

                                Offline through E Challan ( All Banks)

Education Qualification

  • For IMA, INA, and OTA: Passed/Appearing Bachelor Degree in any Strem at any Recognized University. 
  • For Air Force: Bachelor Degree in any Strem with Physics, Mathematics in 10+2Level “or” Bachelor Degree in Engineering 


Age Limit  (as on 10-11-2018) 

  • For IMA: Born Between 02-01-1996 to 01-01-2001
  • For Air Force: Born Between 02-01-1996 to 01-01-2000
  • For OTA: Born Between 02-01-1995 to 01-01-2001

Age relaxation is provided to the person belonging to SC/ST/OBC /Ex-Serviceman and others Candidates as per the rules. (if Applicable)

Vacancy Details ( Total: 417 Post)

Post Name

Total Post

  •  Indian Military Academy (IMA)
  • Indian Naval Academy (INA)
  • Air Force (AI)
  • Officer Training Academy (OTA)
  • OTA Women
  • 100
  • 45
  • 32
  • 225
  • 15

Selection Process 

·   Written Exam

·   Physical Standards


·  Level 10    :    Rs. 56,100 – 1,77,500

·   Level 18     : Rs. 2,50,000 (fixed)

       ( Plus Other Allowances)

Scheme of Examination

(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:-



Maximum Marks

· English

· General Knowledge

· Elementary Mathematics

2 Hours

2 Hours

2 Hours




               (b)     For Admission of Officer’s Training Academy:-



Maximum Marks

· English

· General Knowledge

2 Hours

2 Hours



Examination Centres

1. Agartala

12. Delhi

23. Kohima

34. Sambalpur

2. Ahmedabad

13. Dharwad

24. Kolkata

35. Shillong

3. Aizawl

14. Dispur

25. Lucknow

36. Shimla

4. Allahabad

15. Gangtok

26. Madurai

37. Srinagar

5. Bengaluru

16. Hyderabad

27. Mumbai


6. Bareilly

17. Imphal

28 Nagpur

39. Tirupati

7. Bhopal

18. Itanagar

29. Panaji (Goa)

40. Udaipur

8. Chandigarh

19. Jaipur

30. Patna

41. Visakhapatnam

9. Chennai

20. Jammu

31. Port Blair


10. Cuttack

21. Jorhat

32. Raipur


11. Dehradun

22. Kochi

33. Ranchi


The aspiring candidates are requested to access the website  For further details. Applications should be submitted online from 20.10.2018 and the last date for registration of applications is 10.11.2018



The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Code No. 02) 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 nature which candidate should be able to answer without special study.



Number System—Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal fractions. Unitary method, time and distance, time and work, 20 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. Factorization Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm. Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables.

ALGEBRA Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M., Theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, a 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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