CDS Notification 2021 - Check Registration (Open), Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Result
CDS Notification 2021 - UPSC has released the CDS 2021 notification on October 28 at the official website. Candidates can check notification of CDS 2021 from the UPSC official website. CDS notification 2021 comprised number of vacancies, application fee, exam pattern, eligibility criteria and other details. CDS selection process 2021 comprises written exam, SSB interview and medical examination. As per the CDS notification 2021, candidates who qualify the written exam will be called for the SSB interview of CDS exam. Along with the notification, candidates must also check CDS question papers 2021 for their preparations. CDS 2021 exam is scheduled to be conducted on February 7, 2021 in offline mode. For more details about CDS notification 2021, candidates can check the article given below.
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CDS Notification 2021 - Overview
Exam conducting authority
Union Public Service Commission
Name of the exam
Combined Defence Services Exam
CDS 01/2021: February 7, 2021
CDS 02/2021: November 14, 2021
Type of exam
Level of exam
Mode of exam
CDS Notification 2021 - Important Dates
CDS 01/2021 official notification
October 28, 2020 (Released)
Start date of online application form
October 28, 2020 (Released)
Last date to fill CDS application form
November 17, 2020
CDS admit card 2021
January 20, 2021 (Tentative)
CDS exam 2021
February 7, 2021
CDS Notification 2021 - Application Form
The online application form of CDS 2021 has been released on October 28 along with the official CDS notification. Candidates first need to do CDS registration with basic details like candidate name, personal details, contact information, etc. After successful registration, candidates can proceed to CDS apply online. The application fee of CDS exam 2021 for general category candidates is Rs. 200/- while reserved category and female candidates are exempted from fee payment. Applicants also need to upload a scanned image of photograph and signature as per the specifications in the CDS application form 2021. After submitting the online application form, candidates must print acknowledgement receipt of registration form for future reference.
CDS Notification 2021 - Eligibility Criteria
UPSC prescribes the eligibility criteria in the CDS notification 2021. CDS eligibility criteria 2021 comprises nationality, educational qualification and age limit. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before filling the CDS application form 2021. Applicants can check CDS eligibility criteria from the table given below.
CDS 2021 Eligibility Criteria
CDS Notification 2021 - Exam Pattern
The exam conducting authorities mentions the exam pattern in the CDS 2021 notification. CDS exam pattern 2021 will be released separately for INA, IMA, OTA & AFA. Candidates preparing for the CDS exam must check the exam pattern mentioned below.
CDS 2021 Exam Pattern - IMA, INA, & IFA
Number of questions
CDS 2021 Exam Pattern - OTA
Number of questions
CDS Notification 2021 - Selection Process
UPSC mentions the CDS selection process in the official notification. The selection process of CDS 2021 comprises three stages. Candidates who clear the CDS written exam will be called for an SSB interview. Candidates need to qualify all three stages separately.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CDS Notification 2021 - Check Registration (Open), Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Result
Question: When will the CDS 01/2021 exam be conducted
CDS 2021 exam will be conducted on February 7 in offline mode.
Question: What is the age limit to apply for CDS 2021?
Candidates between 19 to 24 years can apply for CDS exam while for OTA the upper age limit to fill application form is 25 years.
Question: What are the details required to download the admit card of CDS 2021?
Candidates can download CDS admit card 2021 through their registration number and date of birth.
Question: What is the full form of CDS?
CDS full form is Combined Defence Services.
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Questions related to CDS
My DOB is 4/03/1998, I missed filling form for CDS 1 2021, Is there a way ? Also, how many CDS attemots are leftfor me...
there is no way you can now apply for cds. since it is defence based, they are very strict in all the things right from the beginning.
you are eligible for cds from age 19 to 24. which means you will be eligible till cds 2 2022. after which you become ineligible for cds. you can also try TGC entry.
good luck. all the best for your ssb
I have done my open university graduation can i appy for the CDS OTa exam?
Hope you are doing well
Any degree from ugc recognised university is eligible for taking up the exam.
You can definitely apply for the CDS ota exam.
Prepare well and crack it
Hope this helps you
All the best!
hi everyone...my dob is 15-02-1997 can i give cds 2 2021 as i will be turning 24 in feb 2021 m i eligible fr cds 2 niv attempt ?
The Age Eligibility Criteria for CDS Exam such as Indian Military Academy, Air Force Academy and Naval Academy is from 19 to 24 years. For Officer's Training Academy, it is 19 to 25 years. So, on the whole, you can apply for CDS Exam because you satisfy their Age Eligibility Criteria.
All the best!
what is the difference beteween NDA and CDS exam?
Hope you are doing good.
The National Defence Academy (NDA) and the Combined Defence Services (CDS), both are exams conducted by the UPSC to join The Triservice in India.
Below I have mentioned some differences between both the exams:
Male and Female
Duration of Training
18 months for IMA Cadets
37-40 months for Navy Officers
74 months for Air Force Officers
Hope this helps
My date of birth is 23 April 1997. am i eligible for CDS exam phase II 2021 ?
Combined Defence Services is conducted twice a year by UPSC.Age limit is as follows
Indian Military Academy 19-24yrs
Indian Naval Academy 19-22yrs
Air Force Academy 19-23 yrs
Officers Training Academy -19-25 yrs
You are eligible for officers training academy. For officers training academy the candidate born not earlier than 2nd july 1995 and born not later than 1st july 2001 is preferred.
Go through the details regrading the eligibility criteria before application.