CDS Application Form 2019 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the application form of CDS 2 2019 on June 12 in online mode. Candidates can fill the CDS 2019 application form till July 8, 2019. Before filling the UPSC CDS application form 2019, candidates must check the eligibility criteria prescribed by the exam conducting body. While filling CDS application form 2019, candidates are required to enter their personal details, educational details and upload scanned photograph, signature and pay the application fee. The detailed procedure to fill and submit CDS 2019 application form can be checked below. It must be noted that CDS 2 application form is to be filled in two parts - Part I and II.
Latest: CDS 2 Application Form 2019 Released - Click Here
***Note: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts CDS exam twice for the admission to Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, and OTA.
Facilitation Counter for Candidates
In case any candidate needs any guidance/information/clarification regarding their application, candidature etc., then they can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone (011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543) between 10 am to 5 pm, on working days only.
Candidates who wish to apply for the CDS 2019 can check below the dates related to the application, last date of application, editing of details and payment of the fee from the given table.
CDS II application form
June 12, 2019
Last date to apply for CDS II
July 8, 2019
Last date of fee payment
Withdrawal of CDS II application form
July 15 to 22, 2019
Exam conducting body
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Name of exam
Mode of application
General & Others - Rs.200
Female/SC/ST candidates - Exempted
Mode of payment
Online - Visa/Debit/Master card/Credit Card and SBI Net Banking
Offline - Pay by Cash (challan)
As candidates have to fill the application form of CDS, they should be aware of the eligibility conditions related to age, education, number of attempts, etc. For the ease of aspiring applicants, Careers360 here brings CDS 2 eligibility criteria.
Indian Military Academy (IMA)
19 to 24 years
Degree of a recognized University or equivalent
Air Force Academy (AFA)
20 to 24 years
Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering
Indian Naval Academy (NA)
Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution
Officers Training Academy (OTA - Women, Non-Technical)
19 to 25 years
Unmarried, Widow and Divorcee
Officers' Training Academy (OTA - Men)
Unmarried and Married
One photo identity proof like Aadhar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving License
Scanned photograph and scanned signature
Card details to pay the online application fee
The application form of UPSC CDS II can be filled in two parts. Candidates can check below the steps to fill CDS application form.
Part I - Registration and filling up of basic details
Part II - Selection of exam centre
Part II - Payment of fee
Part II - uploading of scanned photograph & signature
Part II - Declaration form
To fill part I of the UPSC CDS 2019 application form, candidates have to complete the registration by entering details such as name, mobile number, email ID, date of birth, father’s name, mother’s name, address, and category (General, OBC, SC, ST). After registering successfully, a provisional registration number and password will be generated and will be sent via mail to your registered email ID.
Candidates who have filled CDS application form 2019 are required to select one exam centres as per preference from the drop down menu. Allotment of CDS exam centres is done on the first come and first serve basis. Some of the exam centres of CDS II are mentioned below:
Candidates have to pay application fee of CDS II 2019 as per their category and as decided by the exam conducting authority. The payment of CDS application form 2019 can be made either online by using Debit/Credit Card (Rupay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro) and Net Banking or offline (Pay by Cash (challan)).
General & Others
Part II - uploading of scanned photograph & signature and Declaration form
Candidates have to upload their scanned photograph and signature in CDS application form 2019 by clicking on the upload button with the prescribed specifications given by the exam conducting authority. Candidates can check below the required image size:
20KB to 300KB
Part III- Declaration Form
After filling the application form of CDS II, candidates have to click on ‘I Agree’ button. After successful completion of CDS application form 2019, the confirmation about the part 2 application is sent on the registered email ID.
The exam conducting body does not release any correction window. Editing of details in CDS application form will be entertained within the prescribed dates of application. Candidates are advised to fill the application form carefully. As candidates cannot edit the data entered in application form of CDS after the final submission.
Candidates are advised to go through the CDS eligibility criteria in order to avoid any rejection at a later stage.
Candidates will have to apply online for CDS, as no other mode of application will be available.
The spelling of the name of the candidate must be correct in the application and it must be the same as it is on the certificates/mark sheets.
While uploading photograph and signature candidates must ensure that their photograph and signature is as per the prescribed specifications are given in the notification.
The exam conducting body releases the admit card of Combined Defence Services (CDS) in online mode. Those who have successfully submitted the CDS II application form 2019 will only be issued the admit card for written exam. Candidates can download CDS 2019 admit card either by entering their registration ID and date of birth or roll number and date of birth.
Question: How can I recover my CDS password or registration ID?Answer: To recover the registration ID or password, you need to refer to the registered email ID as it can help you to recover the password or registration id. You can also check the registration number on the fee receipt.
Question: Do I need to send the printout of CDS application form 2019 to the authorities?Answer: No, you are not required to send the printout of the CDS II application form to the authorities. However, it is advised that you must keep a hard copy of application for your own record and future communication with the commission if any.
Question: What mode of fee payment will be accepted for CDS II 2019?Answer: You can pay either online (Debit/Credit Card (Rupay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro) or SBI Internet Banking) or offline (bank challan) for CDS II form 2019.
Question: When can I fill the CDS II application form 2019?Answer: You can fill the application form of CDS 2019 from June 12 in online mode.
Question: How can I apply for CDS Exam 2019?Answer: To apply for CDS II, you need to follow these steps:
Go to the official website
Click on the online application form for CDS 2019
A new page will open on the screen
Select part I of the application process and fill the CDS form
Then proceed to part I, fill it and read it before final submission
After successful submission of CDS II application form, a confirmation mail will be sent to your registered email id.
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