UPSC Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination (I) 2021

 

UPSC CDS I Exam 2021

Union Public Service Commission - UPSC published an official notification for Recruitment of Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination (I) 2021. This exam will be conducted for entry of the eligible candidates to various courses which are going to be commenced in the year 2022. The interested candidates should apply for the written examination which has been scheduled for 07th February 2021. The online registration window will be active from 28th October 2020 to 17th November 2020. For the sake of candidates, we have provided complete detail about UPSC CDS I Exam 2021 here in this article, read it completely, and stay tuned with us for every latest update.




Job details

  • No. of posts: 345
  • Name of posts: Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination (I) 

Eligibility Criteria:

Educational Qualification

  • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai — Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.
  • For Indian Naval Academy—Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution.
  • For Air Force Academy—Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.
  • Note: Graduates with first choice as Army/Navy/Air Force are to submit proof of Graduation/provisional certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB Interview at the SSB. 

Age limit

  • Indian Military Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1998 and not later than 1st January 2003 only are eligible.
  • Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1998 and not later than 1st January 2003 only are eligible.
  • Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for men): Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1997 and not later than 1st January 2003 only are eligible.
  • Officers Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried, and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1997 and not later than 1st January 2003.
  • Air Force Academy: 20 to 24 years as of 1st January 2022 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1998 and not later than 1st January 2002. (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and 7 current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years. i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1996 and not later than 1st January 2002 only are eligible.

Application Fee

  • andidates (excepting Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card. 

Selection Process

  • Selection is done based on written exam and SSB Interview.
  • SSB Interview is a two-stage process.
    • Candidates need to secure CDS cut off marks to qualify each stage of selection.
    • Candidates are assigned All India Ranks based on their merit.
    • The allotment is done on merit-cum-preference basis.
    • In subject of written exam, candidates need to secure 20%.
    • All candidates need to undergo training for certain period of time.

How to Apply

  • Candidates are required to apply online by using the website http://upsconline.nic.in Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form have been given in the Appendix-II (A). Detailed instructions are available on the above mentioned website.

    Important Dates

    • EXAMINATION NOTICE NO.2/2021.CDS-I
    • Notice Date: 28/11/2020
    • The Online Applications can be filled upto 17th November, 2020 till 6:00 PM.
    • The online Applications can be withdrawn from 24.11.2020 to 30.11.2020 till 6.00 PM. 
    • Exam Date: 07 February 2021

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