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UPSC CDS 1 2021 Exam Dates, Notification, Application Form, Eligibility


Union Service Public Commission has announced UPSC CDS 1 2021 Exam Dates. Aspirants can fill CDS 1 Application Form before Last Date. CDS 1 Recruitment Notification will be released on 28-10-2020 and last date is 17-11-2020. Combined Defence Services I Exam Date is 07-02-2021.

Name of OrganizationUnion Public Service Commission
Name of ExamCombined Defence Services (CDS 1)
Exam TypeNational Level Test
Apply ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline
UPSC CDS 1 Notification Release28-10-2020
UPSC CDS 1 Registration Begins28-10-2020
UPSC CDS 1 Last Date17-11-2020
CDS 1 Admit Card Release3 weeks before the exam
CDS 1 Exam Date07-02-2021
CDS 1 Result DateMarch 2021 (Tentative)
CDS Helpline Numbers011-23098543, 23385271, 23381125


संघ लोक सेवा आयोग ने यू. पी. एस. सी. कैलेंडर 2021 जारी कर दिया है| इसी के साथ युनियन पब्लिक सर्विस कमिशन ने CDS 1 की परीक्षा तिथि भी घोषित कर दी है| जो अभ्यर्थी CDS 1 की परीक्षा में शामिल होना चाहते हैं वे इस पेज पर दी गयी जानकारी को ध्यान से पढ़ें और उसके बाद ही आवेदन करें|

UPSC CDS 1 2021

Willing aspirant may get detailed information regarding CDS 1 Eligibility, CDS 1 Selection Process, CDS 1 Registration Process and other details from this page prepared by team of UPSC CDS 1 2021 Registration is divided into two stages i.e. PART-I & PART-II. By visiting, you may register for UPSC CDS 1 Exam. Applicants may fill UPSC CDS Application Form latest by 17-11-2020.

UPSC CDS Vacancy Details:

Course name
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun(148th (DE) Course [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders]
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course Executive (General Service)/Hydro [including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders (Naval Wing)]
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) Training Course i.e. No. 207 F(P) Course. [03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry]
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)— 111th SSC (Men) Course (NT)  [(i) 171 vacs for SSC (Men)
Officers Training Academy, Chennai—25th  SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course.

Get Here All: UPSC Notification

UPSC CDS 1 Eligibility 2021:

Nationality criteria: The candidate must be:

(i)citizen of India, or

(ii)subject of Bhutan, or

(iii)subject of Nepal

(iv)Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(v)person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

CDS 1 2021 Qualification:

UPSC CDS Eligibility Norms are well prescribed here. The qualification required for all the three service is different.

Category CDS 1 Qualification
I.M.A. and Officers’ Training AcademyDegree of a recognized University or equivalent.
Indian Naval AcademyDegree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
Air Force AcademyDegree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering

Important Note for Eligibility:

Those who are studying in the final year/semester Degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination are also eligible.

UPSC CDS 1 Age Limit:

CategoryAge Limit as per UPSC CDS 1 2021 Notice
Indian Military Academy 20-25 years
Indian Naval Academy 20-24 years
Indian Airforce Academy 20-25 years
Officer’s Training Academy (Unmarried Women) 20-25 years
Officer’s Training Academy (Unmarried Men) 20-25 years

Age Norms: (As per previous year)

Category Age Norms
I.M.A.Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1996 and not later than 1st January, 2001
Indian Naval AcademyUnmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2 nd January, 1996 and not later than 1st January, 2001
Air Force Academy20 to 24 years i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1996 and not later than 1st January, 2000
Officers’ Training Academy(SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1995 and not later than 1st January, 2001
Officers’ Training AcademySSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried

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Application Fee:

As per UPSC CDS Notification, applicants are required to pay fee at time of submission of UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination (I) 2021 Application Form. Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.

  • General: Rs.200/-
  • Female/SC/ST candidates: Exempted

Mode to pay fee:

Fee must be paid by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.

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UPSC CDS Pay Scale:

After appointment, selected aspirants receive impressive amount of UPSC CDS Officer Salary as listed here.

RankPay Band (INR)
Lt. to Major15,600-39,100 (PB-3)
Lt. Col. to Major Gen.37,400-67,000 (PB-4)
Lt. Gen. HAG Scale67,000/- (annual increment @ 3%) – 79.000
HAG Scale (Admissible to 1/3rd of total strength of Lt. Gens)75,500/- (annual increment @ 3%) – 80,000
VCO / AS / Army Cdr / Lt Gen (NFSG)80,000/- (Fixed)
COAS90,000/- (Fixed)

CDS Officers’ Allowances:

  • Brigadier and above INR 10,500/-
  • Major to Colonel INR 14,000/-
  • Captain and Equivalent INR 11,000/-
  • and Equivalent INR 9,000/-

UPSC CDS 1 Selection Process:

The selection process comprises of the following phases:

After successfully completion of CDS I 2021, Services Selection Board will organize SSB interview & personality test.

UPSC CDS 1 Exam Pattern 2021:

UPSC CDS Exam Pattern will guide you in knowing structure of paper.

  • CDS 2021 exam will be organized offline mode.
  • Language of question paper will be English and Hindi.
  • The paper will consist of objective type questions from English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics.
  • For admission in IMA, INA and IFA, question paper will be of 300 marks.
  • Paper of Officers’ Training Academy will be of 200 marks.
  • There will be negative marking for wrong answers. So, avoid making wild guesses.

For Admission in IMA/ INA and AFA:

PaperName of the SubjectDuration of examTotal Marks
Paper IEnglish120 minutes (2 hours)100 marks
Paper IIGeneral Knowledge100 marks
Paper IIIElementary Mathematics100 marks
Total  300 marks

For Admission in Officers Training Academy:

PaperName of the SubjectDuration of examTotal Marks
Paper IEnglish120 minutes (20 hours)100 marks
Paper IIGeneral Knowledge100 marks

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UPSC CDS 1 Exam Centres 2021:

CDS examination will be conducted in various cities:

Sr. No.CitiesSr. No.Cities
10Cuttack31Port Blair

UPSC CDS 1 Syllabus 2021:

Union Public Service Commission will conduct CDS Exam on 07-02-2021. To plan your preparation, refer UPSC CDS Syllabus. In CDS 1 Exam, questions will be from English, General Knowledge & Elementary Mathematics.

UPSC CDS 1 2021 Question Paper:

UPSC CDS Question Paper is having all previous questions asked in paper. To plan well for CDS Paper, practice at least 5 year papers & know pattern of questions asked in examination.

Procedure to Fill UPSC CDS 1 Application Form 2021:

For UPSC CDS 1 2021 Registration, follow these guidelines.

  • Log on to official site of organization that is
  • Thereafter, hit on “Online application for various examinations of UPSC” link available at mid of page.
  • Under ‘Combined Defense Services Examination (I) Combined Defense Services Examination (I)’ head, press on ‘Hit here for Part I’ Registration link.

CDS 1 PART-1 Registration:

  • After pressing above link, Read all the instructions very carefully and hit on “Yes” button.
  • It’s time to enter all details in UPSC CDS I Registration form.
  • Now press on ‘Continue’ tab.
  • OPT number such as registered ID and password will be sent to you on E- mail or mobile.

CDS 1 PART -2 Registration:

  • For part-II registration, move back to previous page and press “Hit here for Part II Part-II”
  • dialogue box will displayed.
  • Put Registration-Id and Date of Birth” details in dialog box & press on submit tab.
  • Thereafter, UPSC CDS 1 Online Application Form will appear.
  • Put all details in UPSC CDS 1 2021 Form in proper way.
  • Upload all the scanned copies of passport size photograph, documents and certificates along with form, pay your fee.
  • Submit your online form & carry its hard copy too.

Apply Here: UPSC CDS Registration Form

UPSC CDS 1 2021 Dates:

Events UPSC CDS 1 Dates
Date of Notification28-10-2020
CDS 1 Registration Begins28-10-2020
CDS 1 Application Form Last Date17-11-2020
UPSC CDS 1 Exam Date07-02-2021
Duration of ExaminationOne Day

UPSC CDS 1 2021 Admit Card:

To appear in UPSC CDS Exam, you must download your UPSC CDS 1 Admit Card. The admit card will be available at official website of the UPSC. Stay connected with us to view your hall ticket.

UPSC CDS 1 Result 2021:

After successfully organizing Exam, UPSC CDS 1 Result will be announced. By using registration number and password, you will be able to download your examination score card. Those who qualify written exam will be called for appearing in the SSB/Interview.


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