CDS Exam 2021
- Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is the examination conducting authority for the Combined Defence Services exam. CDS exam conducted twice every year. CDS 1 2021 exam is going to be conducted on February 7, 2021. The CDS 2021 application form will be released on October 28, 2020 on the UPSC official website. The last date to fill the
application form for CDS 2021
is November 17, 2020. The
CDS 1 2021 notification
will also be released along with the application form, Candidates who fulfill the
CDS 2021 eligibility criteria
can apply for the
CDS 2021 exam
has two stages in its selection process - written exam and SSB interview. Aspirants qualifying all the stages of the
CDS 2021 selection process
will be recruited to Indian Defence Services i.e Indian Army, Air Force and Navy. For more information on the CDS 2021 examination and other details regarding the same candidates should read the article below.
CDS 2 2020 admit card
has been released on October 15, 2020 at the official website.
Name of the exam
Combined Defence Services Examination
Commonly known as
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Frequency of exam
Twice per year
Number of vacancies
To be announced
Mode of application
Mode of exam
Stages of exam
Check the table below for all the important CDS 2021 exam dates.
CDS 2021 Exam Dates
CDS 1 2021 Exam Dates
CDS 2 2021 Exam Dates
CDS notification 2021
October 28, 2020
August 4, 2021
CDS 2021 application form start date
Last date for form submission
November 17, 2020
August 24, 2021
CDS admit card 2021 release date
CDS 2021 exam date
February 7, 2021
November 14, 2021
CDS 2021 result
SSB Interview call letter
CDS 2021 SSB interview date
CDS 2021 cutoff release date
CDS exam is held for recruitment of eligible and qualified candidates to defence services like the Indian Army, Air Force and Navy. Candidates are recruited as officers in these services. Check the table below for
CDS 2021 salaries
CDS posts and salaries
Military Service Pay
Candidates applying for the CDS 2021 should fulfill the eligibility criteria of CDS 2021 as prescribed by the Commission for nationality, age, educational qualification, etc. Candidates qualifying the eligibility norms can fill the for the CDS 1 application form online. Check the table below to the eligibility.
CDS 2021 Eligibility criteria
20 to 24 years
Graduation or equivalent degree from a recognised university
For more detailed information on the CDS 2021 eligibility criteria applicants can refer to the official CDS 2021 notification.
The CDS 1 application form 2021 will be released on October 28, 2020. Candidates who fulfill the CDS eligibility criteria can fill the CDS application form online on the UPSC website - www.upsc.gov.in. The closing date of the CDS 2021 application form is November 17, 2020. Candidates have to pay a one time application fee of Rs 200 to successfully submit the CDS form. Applicants belonging to the reserved category are exempted from paying the application fee.
Candidates who have successfully submitted their CDS application form are issued the CDS admit card. The CDS 2021 admit card for written exam and SSB interview is issued separately. Candidates can download the CDS admit card from the Commission's website 12 to 15 days prior to the exam. The CDS call letter 2021 has various details printed on it like candidate’s name, roll number, registration number, photograph & signature, category, examination date & time, exam venue, etc. Applicants need to carry the CDS 2021 admit card to the examination centre or else they won't be allowed to appear for the CDS examination.
There are various examination centres available across India for the CDS 2021 exam. Candidates can select their CDS 2021 exam centre preference while filling the CDS application form. List of CDS 2021 exam centres is given below.
CDS 2021 exam centres
The CDS exam is held for two different courses for recruitment to the Indian Defence Services. The Officers Training Academy (OTA) course question paper has two sections whereas the IMA & other services course has three sections. The
CDS question paper
is objective type in nature for both the courses. There is -ve marking in the CDS exam or every wrong answer. Check the tables below for the
CDS 2021 exam pattern
CDS IMA & other courses exam pattern
Number of questions
CDS OTA exam pattern
The CDS syllabus 2021 for the written exam of both the courses is prescribed by the Commission. CDS 2021 syllabus for the written exam is given in the table below.
CDS written exam syllabus
Fill in the blanks, Sentence Correction, Jumbled Sentence, Reading Comprehension & Finding errors and omissions, the right use of English words, tenses, verbs, etc.
Current affairs, economics, history, geography, chemistry, physics, biology, books and authors, Indian politics, etc.
Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics, Menstruation, etc.
UPSC releases the CDS written exam answer key after a few days of the CDS examination. The CDS 2021 answer key is released online on the UPSC website for all the sections of the CDS 2021 exam. This helps the aspirants to check their responses and get an idea of how they performed in the CDS exam. It also helps the applicants to calculate their score.
CDS result is declared online by the UPSC on their official website for all the stages of the examination. Candidates qualifying all the stages are recruited to the post of officers in one of the three defence services of India. The final CDS 2021 result is based on the marks obtained by candidates in the written exam and SSB interview.
Cut off is the minimum mark required by candidates to qualify a particular stage of the CDS exam and move to the next stage. CDS 2021 cut off for the written exam for all the three services is released separately along with the final CDS result. Candidates clearing the cutoff of written exam and SSB interview are inducted to the Indian Defence Services. For more details about the cutoff read the article CDS 2021 cutoff.
The CDS selection process has two stages. Applicants qualifying both the stages are eligible for CDS 2021 recruitment to different services released under
CDS 2021 notification
. The two stages of CDS selection are:
Written exam - MCQ
SSB Interview - Oral
The final CDS selection is based on the marks of the written exam and SSB interview. For more details on the CDS 2021 selection process see the CDS official notification.
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The basic qualifications eligibility criteria for all the exam like Afcat ,ssb ,ssc are a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university . And need minimum 60%in the graduation degree.
For air force the eligibility criteria is a engineering degree which you have.
So are eligible for all those exam you have mentioned.
Hello student ,
The minimum age limitbis 19 to apply for CDS 2020. Women candidates are only eligible to apply for OTA . So according to the above details you are eligible for CDS (ota) 2021 .
Hope this information will help you !
all that you need is math and physics in your 12th and grad.
You have to write CDS exam and you have to clear it, then clear your SSB. Then clear your medics and merits. If qualified everything, then you can join IMA, and if you wrote CDS without math you have to join OTS Chennai.
So graduation from any country doesnt matter as long as you are an Indian Citizen.
I hope I answered you.
Feel free to ask any dobts in comments.
To join armed forces as officer, there are several modes of entry like , NDA, CDS, AFCAT, TGC, TES, NCC. For which everything includes the service selection board exam ( so called SSB). So entries need a written exam qualification to attend SSB and some entries offer direct SSB.
But direct isn't direct actually. You have to meet certain criteria which you don't need in entries through exam.
Direct entries are like, NCC,TES,TGC. These don't require an examination qualification. But
for TES - You need 85+ cutoff in class 12.
TGC - You need 8+ CGPA in graduation.
NCC - You need B grade in C certificate and also Good percentage in graduation.
So after this, wait for the application release, fill the form, clear you entry eligibility, Get SSB call letter, get screened in, get conference in, clear medicals, clear form filling procedures, Join academy for training.
This is the procedure. If you have any doubts in SSB you can ask in comments. I hope I answered You.
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