CDS Application Form 2021 - Dates, Apply Online for Registration, Steps to fill
CDS Application Form 2021 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the CDS 01/2021 application form on its official website on October 28, 2020. The last date for submission of CDS 1 application form 2021 was November 17, 2020. The CDS 02/2021 application form will be released on August 04, 2021. CDS exam is conducted to recruit candidates for AFA, IMA, INA and OTA. CDS application 2021 can be filled in online mode from the official website, aspirants also have to pay the application fee to validate their application. The CDS 2021 exam is held twice, CDS 1 was held on February 07, 2021, while CDS 2 will be held on November 14, 2021. Apart from the CDS 2021 registration, aspirants must also know about the CDS eligibility criteria to know if they are eligible to apply or not. Check all details related to the CDS application form 2021 here.
CDS Application Form 2021 Date
Candidates must check CDS registration dates 2021 to keep track of all the events related to the exam. For more details, candidates can check the table given below.
CDS 1 2021 Exam Date
CDS 1 Events
CDS 2021 Exam Date
October 28, 2020 (Released)
CDS 1 2021 Application Form
October 28, 2020 (Released)
CDS 1 2021 Application Form Last Date
November 17, 2020
CDS 2021 Exam Date
February 07, 2021
CDS 02 Date 2021
CDS 2 Events
CDS 2 2021 Notification
August 04, 2021
CDS 2 2021 Application Form
August 04, 2021
CDS 2 2021 Application Form Last Date
August 24, 2021
CDS 2 2021 Exam
November 14, 2021
CDS Eligibility Criteria 2021
The Union Public Service Commission prescribes the CDS 2021 eligibility criteria which includes the academic qualifications, marks which the candidates must score to be eligible to apply for the CDS 2021 entrance exam. Also the CDS eligibility criteria 2021 comprises the nationality of the candidate age limit and the physical parameters which the candidates must meet.
Documents required to fill CDS Application Form 2021
Aspirants must have the following documents ready while filling the CDS application form 2021.
Photo ID proof - Aadhar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving License(Any One of these).
Scanned photograph, scanned signature, and ID card (as per the size prescribed by the UPSC)
Matriculation and degree certificates.
Debit/Credit Card/Internet banking details for online application fee payment to validate the CDS apply online form.
Specification for uploading photograph and signature
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CDS Application Form 2021 How to apply?
To fill the CDS application 2021, aspirants must follow the steps mentioned here -
Visit official website upsc.gov.in
Click on CDS apply online and select CDS 2021 registration
The application form of CDS 2021 will have to be filled in two parts
Click on registration Part 1 and fill all the required details
Submit the details and head to fill part 2
Upload photograph and signature in the scanned format as per the specifications
Pay the CDS application fee and print the application form for future reference
Step by Step Guide to apply for CDS 2021
The CDS 2021 application form is available in two parts. Steps to fill the CDS application form 2021 are mentioned here.
Visit the official website of UPSC and click on apply online. Select CDS to apply online and click on UPSC CDS 01/2021.
Click on CDS apply online registration part-1 and fill in the candidate's name, father’s name, date of birth and other information wherever asked.
Select the academic qualification and fill the corresponding address along with other communication details.
Submit the details and proceed to fill the part 2 of CDS Application Form 2021.
Log in with the registration ID and date of birth to fill part 2 of the online application form of CDS. (The registration ID will be sent to candidate's email address)
Submit the details and upload a scanned photograph and signature as per the size mentioned.
Pay the application fee online through online mode via - debit card, credit card or net banking.
Print the CDS 2021 application form.
CDS Application Fee 2021
CDS Application Form 2021 Correction Window
UPSC doesn't provide any chance to make corrections in the application form of CDS. The application form of CDS 01/2021 will be released on the official website and aspirants must fill all the details in the CDS application form 2021 carefully.
CDS Exam Centres 2021
The CDS exam is conducted across various exam centres in India. From the following table, aspirants can check the exam centres of CDS. The complete address of the exam centre along with dates and reporting time will be mentioned in the admit card of CDS.
CDS Exam Centres
CDS Admit Card 2021
The CDS admit card 2021 is released in online mode only for those candidates who successfully apply by filling the CDS application form 2021. Candidates had to download the admit card and carry it along with a valid ID proof to the exam centre. The admit card will have details like candidate’s name, roll number, registration, reporting time, exam centre address, exam centre guidelines and subject of the exam mentioned in it.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CDS Application Form 2021 - Dates, Apply Online for Registration, Steps to fill
Question: How can I recover my CDS password or registration ID?
If you have missed the credentials, you can recover the registration ID or password. For that you need to refer to the registered email ID as it can help you. You can also check the registration number on the fee receipt.
Question: Do I need to send the printout of the CDS application form 2021 to the authorities?
No, you are not required to send the printout of the CDS application form to UPSC. However, it is advised that you must keep a hard copy of the application form for your own record and future references, if any.
Question: What mode of fee payment is accepted for CDS 2021?
The application fee has to be paid via either online (Debit/Credit Card (Rupay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro) or SBI Internet Banking) or offline (bank challan).
Question: When could I fill the CDS application form 2021?
Candidates can fill the application form of CDS 2021 whenever it is released on the official website of UPSC.
Question: How could I apply for CDS Exam 2021?
To apply for UPSC CDS 2021, aspirants must visit the upsc.gov.in and fill it from there.
Question: What is UPSC CDS 2021 application fee?
The CDS application form fee is Rs 200.
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Questions related to CDS
My DOB is June 23 1998 I am I eligible for CDS 2021?
Yes, The candidate born between 02 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2003 . So you will are eligible according to this years' eligibility criteria. CDS Notification is published by Union Public Service Commission. CDS follows a three-stage recruitment process it consists of:
- Written Test
- SSB Interview
- Medical Examination
- Merit List
Follow the link below for more information:
my dob is April 2004 ,am I eligible for cds paper 2in 2022
As per as your Date Of Birth, you will be 18 years of old by April 2022, which does not fulfill the required CDS Eligibility Criteria 2022 as per Age Limit which is 19 - 25 years of old( unmarried).
Candidates should be graduates and between the age group of 19 to 25 years. CDS eligiblity criteria 2021 is based on age limit, educational qualification, nationality and more.
Can 1st year BCA student apply for CDS OTA ?
I am extremely sorry to tell you dear but you are not eligible for CDS OTA if you are in the first year of BCA
This is because,
To be eligible for CDS OTA you should have completed your graduation course, also students who are in the final year of their degree examination are eligible
but you are still in the first year of your BCA ,thus you are not eligible. You can apply for CDS OTA either after the completion of your bca or in the final year of your BCA.
For your reference CDS eligibility criteria is provided below:-
-)you should be indian/nepali/bhutani
-) or you should be a tibetan refugee who came here before January, 1962 in india to settle permanently .
-)or you should be of indian origin migrated from following countries to settle here in India permanently :-
->Sri Lanka & East African Countries
The age limit and marital status for different CDS courses is provided below:-
*Indian Military Academy :- you should be between 19 to 24 years and unmarried
*Indian Naval Academy :- you should be between 19 to 24 years and unmarried
*Air Force Academy :- you should be between 20 to 24 years and unmarried
*Officers' Training Academy (Men) :- you should be between 19 to 25 years and can be either unmarried or Married
*Officers Training Academy (Women, Non-Technical) :- you should be between 19 to 25 years and unmarried or widow or a Divorcee
Educational qualifications required for CDS is provided below:-
*Indian Military Academy :- you need a bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognised university. Those who are in final year of their degree are also eligible.
*Indian Naval Academy :- Must have bachelor's degree in engineering or should be in final year of your engineering.
*Air Force Academy :- You should have bachelor's degree in engineering or Bachelor's Degree in any discipline with physics and mathematics in your 10+2 level . Those who are in final year of their degree are also eligible
* OTA (Men) :- you need a bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognised university. Those who are in final year of bachelor's degree are also eligible.
* OTA (Women - Non-Technical) :- you need a bachelor's Degree in any discipline from a recognised university. Those who are in final year of their degree are also eligible
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i have a 60.62% marks in 12th science so....can i apply for cds and afcat examination.. .
You need to hold a graduation degree in order to apply for both of the CDS and AFCAT exam. Your class 12th marks won't pose any hindrance.
The education qualification needed for CDS are:
For I.M.A. and OTA, candidates should have a bachelor's degree from a university or equivalent degree from institutions that have been recognized by the Central/State Government.
For INA candidate needs to have a Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/institution.
Also, to apply to Air Force Academy, the candidates need a degree from a recognized university( with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2) or a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
Also, apart from educational eligibility criteria, you also need to fulfill the other criteria to be eligible. Check the link below for more information regarding this
BSc(cbz) is ok to Join AFA in CDS ? PLEASE ANSWER
I am not very sure of BSc(CBZ) acceptance for CDS.
But I can provide you these links to check out:
These are the official sites of the Indian Airforce. You can check the career options from these sites.
Through these links, you can also check out which branch (flying or technical or non technical) you are eligible.
Also, please note that, CDS is not the only entrance for AFA. You have options like AFCAT and NCC Special Entry also. You can check these also through the links provided.