UPSC CDS 1 2021- Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the official CDS notification 2021 in October 2020. Combined Defence Services (I) Exam 2021 also referred as CDS Exam, will be conducted on 1st sunday of February 2021. Eligible candidates who have completed the graduation are eligible to apply for CDS 1 exam 2021. The application form of CDS 1 2021 will be released online on www.upsconline.nic.in in the last week of October 2020. CDS 1 exam 2021 will be conducted in pen and paper mode to test aspirant’s knowledge of General knowledge, English and Maths. Combined Defence Services Exam is conducted by UPSC 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 Exam Dates 2021

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

UPSC CDS 1 2021- Post Details (Tentative)

  • 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 CDS 1 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.

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.

CDS 1 2021 Application Form

After fulfilling the above mentioned eligibility, candidates should visit the official website of UPSC-  www.upsconline.nic.in to fill the application form of CDS 1 exam 2021. 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 application form 2021. The application form of 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 payment of fee

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

CDS Sample Papers 2021

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.

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.

CDS 1 Answer Key 2021

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.

CDS 1 Result 2021

The written result of CDS 1 Exam 2021 will be announced in the month of April 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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