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CDS 1 2021 Notification

CDS 1 2021 Notification is published by Union Public Service Commission on 28 October 2020 as per the UPSC Examination Calendar 2021 and some important dates are released officially by UPSC. Candidates who are interested to apply for UPSC CDS I 2021 notification can apply at upsc.gov.in and upsconline.nic.in. UPSC conducts CDS exam twice a year and this is one of the most popular defence exams among the aspirants who are willing to join as an Officer in the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, and Officers Training Academies. If you are planning to write the CDS 1 2021 Exam, you can read the following details below.

CDS 2021 Highlights

Name of ExamCombined Defence Services
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application FeesINR 200
Mode of ExamOffline
Total Vacancies418
Frequency of ExamTwice a year
Type of ExamWritten test ( objective type ) and Interview
Negative Marking– 0.33( for each wrong attempt)
Stages of SelectionWritten Test, SSB Interview and Medical
Official websitewww.upsc.gov.in
Contact Number011-23098543/ 011-23381125 / 011-23385271
E-mail[email protected]

UPSC CDS (1) 2021 Important Dates:

EventsImportant Dates
Release of CDS 1 Notification 2021 & Online Forms28 October 2020
Last Date to fill UPSC CDS 1 2021 Application form17 November 2020
Release of CDS I 2021 Admit CardBefore 3 weeks of exam
Combined Defence Services Examination (I) 2021February 7, 2021
Release of Answer KeysFebruary 7, 2021
Declaration of CDS 2021 Written ResultMarch/April 2021
Dates of Personality Test/ SSB InterviewJuly/ August 2021
UPSC CDS 1 2021 Final ResultOctober 2021

CDS 1 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

AcademyAge (years)GenderMarital Status
Indian Military Academy (IMA)19 – 24MaleUnmarried
Indian Naval Academy (INA)19- 22MaleUnmarried
Air Force Academy19- 23Male<25 years unmarried or >25 years both married and unmarried.
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for Men)19- 25MaleUnmarried
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course)19- 25FemaleUnmarried Women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible.

Educational Qualification:

Candidates who are applying for the CDS Exam, have to be a graduate or at least appearing the final exam of eligible degrees.

  • For I.M.A. and OTA, candidates should have a degree of a university or equivalent degree from institutions that have been recognized by Central/State Government.
  • For INA( Indian Naval Academy), candidates will need to have a Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/institution.
  • To apply to the Air Force Academy, applicants need a degree of a recognized university( with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2) or a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

Note: candidates who are in the final year of their eligible degree also can apply for CDS. but they will need to show the proof of passing the qualifying exam by a date to be specified in the Commission’s Notice for the CDS Exam.

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How to Apply For CDS 1 2021:

  • Visit the official website — upsc.gov.in or upsconline.nic.in
  • Click on the UPSC CDSE 1 2021 link
  • In part – I of the registration, submit your basic information.
  • In part II, fill the payment details and choice of exam center, upload your photo and sign as per guidelines
  • Save and submit it and take a print out for further reference

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