UPSC CDS 1 2021 Notification (Soon)- Check date, eligibility, application form

UPSC CDS 1 2021- UPSC will release the official CDS 2021 notification and online form on October 28, 2020. The last date to UPSC CDS 1 exam 2021 apply online is November 17, 2020. CDS 1 2021 application form will be released online on upsconline.nic.in cds. As per CDS eligibility, candidates who have completed the graduation are eligible to apply for CDS 1 exam 2021. CDS Full form is UPSC Combined Defence Services (I) Exam. UPSC CDS 1 2021 will be conducted on February 7, 2021 in pen and paper mode. UPSC conducts the CDS 1 exam to test aspirant’s knowledge of General knowledge, English and Maths.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Combined Defence Services Exam twice a year for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Officers’ Training Academy. Read the article to get complete details related to UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2021 in this article.

UPSC CDS 1 2021 Exam Date

UPSC has released the UPSC exam calendar 2021 including the CDS 1 2021 exam date. Refer the below table to know the UPSC CDS 1 exam 2021 date-

UPSC CDS 1 2021 Exam Date

Events Important Dates
Release of CDS 1 Notification 2021 & Online Forms October 28, 2020
Last Date to fill UPSC CDS 1 2021 Application form November 17, 2020
CDS I 2021 Admit Card Release Date 2nd week of January 2021
UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination (I) 2021 February 7, 2021
Release of Answer Keys February 7, 2021
CDS 1 2021 Written Result Declaration Date April 2021
Dates of Personality Test/ SSB Interview July/ August 2021
UPSC CDS 1 2021 Final Result October 2021

UPSC CDS 1 2021- Vacancies (Tentative)

The total number of CDS 2021 vacancies will be released along with CDS 1 2021 notification. Below we have listed the tentative CDS vacancies based on last year’s details

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, 151th (DE) Course commencing in January, 2022- 100 Posts
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course commencing in January, 2022 Executive (General Service)- 45 Posts
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in February, 2021 i.e. No. 208 F(P) Course- 32 Posts
  • Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras), 114th SSC (Men) Course (NT) commencing in April, 2022- 225 Posts
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai—28th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April, 2022- 15 Posts

CDS 1 2021 Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the CDS Exam 2021, candidates must check the eligibility criteria. No ineligible candidate will be allowed to appear in the UPSC CDS 1 2021 exam, Hence, read the conditions carefully prior to apply.

  • Only Indian Nationals or candidates having valid proof of indian nationality are eligible for CDS 1 exam 2021
  • Unmarried Male & female whose age is between 20- 24 years.
  • Aspirants must hold a graduate degree. Students appearing in the final year are also eligible for CDS 1 exam 2021, provided they produce the documents while appearing in Interview.

UPSC CDS 1 2021 Age Limit

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun- Candidates born between January 2, 1998 to January 1, 2003.
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala– Candidates born between January 2, 1998 to January 1, 2003.
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad– Candidates born between January 2, 1998 to January 1, 2002.
  •  Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (for Men)– Candidates born between January 2, 1997 to January 1, 2003.
  • Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai, 25th SSC Women Non-Technical Course– Candidates born between January 2, 1997 to January 1, 2003.

UPSC CDS 1 2021 Application Form

After fulfilling the above mentioned eligibility, candidates should visit the official website of UPSC-  upsconline.nic.in cds to fill the UPSC CDS 2021 application form. Candidates will have a duration of 28- 30 days to submit the completely filled application form along with the fee. Besides, applicants should ensure that they furnish only correct and valid information in the CDS 1 2021 application form. The application form of UPSC CDS 1 2021 will be divided in two parts-

  • In Part-1, Fill all the required personal details, such as, ‘Name’, ‘DOB’, ‘Father’s name’, ‘Mother’s name’, ‘Address’ and ‘category’.
  • In Part-2, Candidates have to pay the requisite amount as examination fee, upload scanned image of photograph and signature alongside select the desired examination centers

CDS 1 Exam 2021- Application Fee

Candidates need to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- by depositing the cash in any SBI branch, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card. Female/SC/ST candidates are exempted from UPSC CDS 1 2021 fee payment

UPSC CDS 1 Exam Centre 2021

Agartala Ahmedabad Dispur Aizawl
Allahabad Bengaluru Gangtok Bareilly
Bhopal Hyderabad Kohima Patna
Chandigarh Imphal Kolkata Port Blair
Chennai Itanagar Lucknow Raipur
Cuttack Jaipur Madurai Ranchi
Dehradun Jammu Mumbai Sambalpur
Delhi Jorhat Nagpur Shillong
Srinagar Thiruvananthapuram Tirupati Udaipur
Dharwad Kochi Panaji Shimla
Visakhapatnam

CDS 1 Exam Pattern 2021

  • The mode of exam is offline i.e pen and paper based mode
  • The question papers will consist of objective type questions only.
  • The medium of the CDS 1 exam 2021 will be bilingually, in Hindi as well as English. 
  • Alson with the CDS 1 2021 exam pattern, all aspirants should be aware of the CDS syllabus 2021.

For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy-

Subjects Duration Maximum Marks
English 02 hours 100 Marks
General Knowledge 02 hours 100 Marks
Elementary Mathematics 02 hours 100 Marks

For Admission to Officer’s Training Academy

Subjects Duration Maximum Marks
English 02 hours 100 Marks
General Knowledge 02 hours 100 Marks

UPSC CDS 1 2021 Sample Papers

Candidates should practice the sample papers of CDS 2021 to know the syllabus and exam pattern of CDS 1 exam 2021. Solving the CDS 1 sample papers 2021 is the best CDS preparation tip as well. This will also help aspirants to check their preparation level. Hence, solve as many CDS sample papers you can to be more productive on the exam day.

UPSC CDS 1 Admit Card 2021

Union Public Service Commission will release the admit card of CDS 1 Exam 2021 in the month of January 2021. The commission will upload the admit card of CDS 1 2021 on its official website of the Commission. Applicants should have their registration number & date of birth details to download the admit card. No candidates will be allowed to enter the exam premises without the admit card. Hence, students should download the CDS admit card 2021 and bring the same with valid ID proof while appearing for exam.

UPSC CDS 1 2021 Answer Key

Some coaching institutes release the CDS 1 2021 answer keys on the exam day. However, the commission will release the official CDS answer keys after a week of exam. Students can calculate their expected scores with the help of answer keys of CDS 2021 before the release of dates.

UPSC CDS 1 Result 2021

The written result of CDS 1 Exam 2021 will be announced in the month of March 2021. However, the final result will be declared in the month of September 2021. The Commission will release the result in pdf file containing the roll number of the selected candidates. We will also host the result link on this page.

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