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CDS Result 2023 (Released): Check Dates, CDS 1 Merit List


UPSC CDS Result 2023: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) 1 2023 written exam result on May 4, 2023. The result is published in the form of a merit list on the official website – upsc.gov.in. Also, the direct link to check the result has been provided in this article below. The CDS 1 2023 exam was held on April 16, 2023.

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The selection process for this recruitment consists of a written exam and an intelligence and personality test interview. Candidates who clear the written exam will only be eligible for the interview round. Read this article to know more about the important dates, steps to download the result, merit list and other relevant details.

Latest Updates:
– UPSC declared the CDS 1 result 2023 on May 4, 2023. (Direct Link)

CDS Exam Result Dates 2023

The UPSC CDS exams are conducted twice a year, and candidates need to be aware of upcoming CDS 1 2023 result dates & other events. However, candidates should clear all the stages of the selection process to get admission to IMA, INA, AFA, and OTA (Men & Women) courses. Check the important dates from the table below:

EventsCDS 1 DatesCDS 2 Dates
UPSC CDS Exam Date 2023April 16, 2023September 03, 2023
UPSC CDS Result 2023May 4, 2023September 2023
CDS Final Result 2023To Be NotifiedTo Be Notified

How to Check UPSC CDS Result 2023?

UPSC releases the Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam merit list online through its official website. Candidates who want to download the merit list PDF from the official website can follow the steps given below:

  • 1st Step: Go to the official website of UPSC, i.e., upsc.gov.in.
  • 2nd Step: Click on the tab ‘Examination’.
  • 3rd Step: Then click on ‘Active Examinations’ from the drop-down menu.
  • 4th Step: Click on the ‘Combined Defence Services Examination 2023’ link.
  • 5th Step: Scroll down and click on the PDF link provided to download the name list and CDS 1 Result 2023.
  • 6th Step: A PDF with the roll numbers of selected candidates will appear on the screen. Press ‘Ctrl + F’ and search for the roll number. If it is on the list, they qualify for the written exam.
  • 7th Step: Download the CDS merit list and save it for future reference.

How To Practice Questions on UPSC CDS Exam?

Know the steps to practice questions on the UPSC CDS Exam 2023 below:

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Use the mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the “Getting a Government Job” menu bar.
  • 4th Step: Select the Goal “Defence” from the dropdown and click on “Next”.
  • 5th Step: Search and select “UPSC CDS” on the search bar and click on “Next”.
  • 6th Step: Select the preferred language and click on “Done”.
  • 7th Step: Click “Practice” from the header Section.
  • 8th Step: Scroll down to the “Subjects” section.
  • 9th Step: Click on any UPSC CDS Exam subjects.
  • 10th Step: Scroll down to click on the chapters from the selected subject to begin the practice.

CDS Merit List 2023

The CDS merit list PDF consists of names and roll numbers of qualified candidates. The exam authority compiles a list of applicants who achieve the minimum qualifying marks in the written exam. Separate merit lists will be released for the written exam and final result.

However, the final merit list will be released separately for IMA, INA, and AFA and separately for OTA candidates. They need to search for their ‘Roll Number’ to know whether or not they have qualified for the exam.

Details Mentioned on UPSC CDS Merit List

The final selection is based on their merit, subject to medical fitness and the number of open positions. Check the following details mentioned on the CDS merit list 2023:

  • Roll Number of Selected Candidates
  • Name of Selected Candidates
  • Name of Exam
  • Exam Date
  • Number of Candidates Qualified
  • Candidates Qualified For IMA, INA, IFA & OTA
  • Contact Details
  • Other Important Information

UPSC CDS Scorecard 2023

The CDS mark sheet 2023 will be released within 15 days after the release of the final result. Candidates must enter their ‘Roll Number’ and ‘Date of Birth’ to check the marks. The scorecard will include the candidate’s roll number, date of birth, name, total marks obtained in the written exam and SSB Interview, final total marks, etc. The mark sheet will also be provided to the candidates who will not get selected after the SSB interview.

UPSC CDS Score Calculation Process

The UPSC calculates the CDS score using the procedure outlined below:

  • Candidates will receive one mark for each right answer.
  • 1/3 marks will be deducted as a negative marking for each incorrect response.
  • If a candidate selects more than one option, it will be considered a wrong response, and negative marks will be assigned.
  • The total CDS score will be calculated based on candidates’ correct and incorrect responses.

CDS Result Previous Year Statistics

Applicants must go through the previous year’s statistics of the number of candidates who applied and passed the CDS written test and SSB interview. They can find the statistics below:



No. of Applied Candidates

No. of Candidates Qualified in Written Exam

No. of Candidates Qualified in SSB Interview



2612 – IMA

933 – INA

616 – AFA

104 -IMA

46 – INA

14 – AFA











































What After UPSC CDS Result 2023?

After releasing the UPSC CDS written exam merit list, candidates need to register themselves at the recruiting directorate website. Candidates who have chosen IMA/OTA as the top priority need to register at the Join India Army official website. Those who already registered on the recruiting directorate website are advised not to register again.

As per the schedule, applicants registered on the directorate site will be called for the SSB interview. Candidates whose roll number is on the merit list must submit their documents and photo-attested copies. The verification of these candidates’ Date of Birth and Educational Qualification will be done by the Army Quarter.

Documents Required After CDS 2023 Result

Qualified candidates are required to submit the original certificates in support of age, educational qualifications, and NCC (C) certificate, along with attested copies to the Army Headquarters:

  • SSB call letter
  • Matriculation or 10th class mark sheet
  • Intermediate or 12th or equivalent certificate
  • Original Graduation degree certificate with mark sheets
  • Post-graduation degree certificate and mark sheets (if mentioned in the qualification filled in the application form)
  • NCC Certificates (if required)
  • Identity proof like an Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, Pan Card, Passport
  • The final-year students and candidates whose results are awaited need to have a certificate issued by the principal.

CDS Medical Test

After clearing the SSB Interview, a candidate needs to undergo medical tests. If the candidate is not fit, they will be rejected irrespective of whether or not they have cleared the CDS exam and SSB Interview.

However, if the candidate suffers from medical issues that can be treated, they will be given a specific time until they become fit. Candidates are also required to submit all their original documents.

CDS Exam Conducting Authority Contact Details

Check the following addresses at which documents need to be submitted. Note that the candidates must not send the original certificates to the Union Public Service Commission.

CategorySend Documents to this Address
For male candidatesArmy Headquarters, A.G.’s Branch/Rtg./CDSE Entry Section
For women candidatesArmy Headquarters, A.G.’s Branch/Rtg./CDSE SSC Women Entry Section
In the case of IMA/SSC as their first choiceWest Block-III, Ground Floor, Wing 1, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066
In the case of the Navy as their first choiceIHQ of MoD (Navy), DMPR (OI &R Section), Room No. 204, ‘C’-Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011
In the case of the Air Force as their first choicePO 3 (A) Air Headquarters, ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011

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FAQs on the Result of the CDS 2023 Exam

Given below are some of the important frequently asked questions related to the CDS Result 2023.

Q: When will the CDS 1 2023 result be released?

A: The CDS 1 result 2023 was released on May 4, 2023.

Q: When will UPSC announce the CDS 2 2023 result?

A: The UPSC CDS 2 result 2023 is expected to be declared in September 2023.

Q: How to download CDS 1 Result 2023?

A: Candidates can get the CDS 1 result direct link from the official website – upsc.gov.in, or directly on this page.

Q: What are the details mentioned in the CDS Result 2023?

A: The details mentioned on the CDS merit list are the name of the candidates, roll number, name of the academy, and other vital instructions.

Q: When will the CDS 1 2023 exam be conducted?

A: UPSC conducted the Combined Defence Service Examination (1) on April 16, 2023.

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