UPSC CDS Notification 2021 – UPSC CDS 1 Exam Dates And Vacancy


Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued the UPSC CDS Notification 2021. Now, the applicants can refer for UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2021 through online mode; no other mode of application will be accepted. The online applications will be received by 17 November 2020. Review Online Application Link, Important Dates, Application Procedure, Eligibility, Selection Process Here in this article.

UPSC CDS Notification
UPSC CDS Notification

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC

Check the criteria here. It will help candidates out. These criteria for the UPSC CDS Notification 2021 will help candidates out.

  1. The applicants applying for the examination should ensure that they satisfy all the
  2. Eligibility conditions for admission to the examination.
  3. Their admission at all the examination stages will be merely provisional subject to satisfying the designated Eligibility conditions.
  4. Verification of qualification conditions with reference to original documents will be taken up only after the applicant has passed the interview/Personality Test.

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How to Apply For UPSC

Follow the steps here to apply for the UPSC CDS 2021.

  • Applicants are expected to apply online by using the website
  • The Commission has launched the withdrawal of application for those .applicants who do not want to perform for the examination.
  • Applicant should have features of one Photo ID Card viz. Aadhaar Card/Voter
  • Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card advertised by the
  • State/Central Government.
  • The data of this Photo ID Card will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form.
  • The applicants will have to upload an examined copy of the Photo ID whose details have been provided in the online application by him/her.
  • This Photo ID Card will be used for all future use, and the candidate is advised to carry this Photo ID Card while looking for an Examination/Personality Test/SSB.

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Important Dates And Events

Check the table here to know more about the UPSC CDS Notification.

Online Applications can be filled up to17th November 2020 till 6:00 PM.
online Applications can be withdrawal 24.11.2020 to 30.11.2020 till
6.00 PM.

Check the PDF here to know more about the topic. Here we give full details of the UPSC  CDS Notification 2021.

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UPSC CDS 2021 Highlights

Check the table here. To know more about the UPSC CDS Notification 2021 look here.

Name of examCombined Defence Services Examination
Conducted  byUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam levelNational
Exam frequencyTwice a year
Exam modeOnline
Exam modeTwo hours
Language of question paperEnglish and Hindi
Exam FeesRs 200
Exam purposeTo select aspirants as Commissioned Officers in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force
CDS 1 vacancies345
No of the test cities41

UPSC CDS 1 2021 Vacancy

The applicants will get admission to

Agancy NameLocationNo Of Post
Indian Military AcademyDehradun100
Indian Naval AcademyEzhimala26
Air Force AcademyHyderabad32
Officers’ Training AcademyChennai (Madras)170
Officers Training AcademyChennai70


UPSC CDS Exam Pattern

For Entry to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy

SubjectMaximum MarksDuration
English1002 hours
General Knowledge1002 hours
Elementary Mathematics1002 hours


For Entry to Officer Training Academy

SubjectMaximum MarksDuration
English1002 hours
General Knowledge1002 hours

There will be Negative Marking for wrong answers

CDS 2021 FAQs

Q. What is the salary granted to candidates?

A. The cadets are paid Rs 56,100 monthly. During training, the stipend to the cadets is Rs 6000 per month.

Q. Can girls employ for the CDS exam?

A. Yes, girls can apply.

Q. Can I give the CDS exam after class 12?

A. No, to be eligible for the exam applicants must have passed graduation.


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