CDS Exam (Combined Defence Service) is conducted by Union Public Service Exam twice a year to recruit for the posts of Commissioned Officers in the Navy, Air Force, and Indian Army. CDS I 2021 Result of the written test has been declared on February 7, 2021, in offline mode. Catch the latest news on government exam
All the appeared candidates are advised to check the result on the official website of UPSC. A total of 6,552 candidates have been shortlisted for SSB Interview. Get the CDS Latest news right here.
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|Name of exam||Combined Defence Services Examination|
|Conducted by||Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)|
|Exam frequency||Twice a year|
|Exam mode||Two hours|
|Language of question paper||English and Hindi|
|Application Fee||INR 200/-|
|Exam Purpose||To select candidates as Commissioned Officers in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force|
|Vacancies||CDS I: 345
CDS II: 344
|No of the test cities||41|
|Events||CDS I 2021 Dates||CDS II 2021 Dates(Tentative)|
|Release of Notification||October 28, 2020||August 04, 2021|
|Starting of Application Process||October 28 - November 17, 2020||August 25, 2021|
|Admit Card||January 07, 2021||To be notified|
|Exam Date||February 07, 2021||To be notified|
|CDS 2021 Result||March 23, 2021||To be notified|
|SSB Interview||To be notified||To be notified|
|Academies||Vacancies for CDS I||Vacancies for CDS II|
|Indian Military Academy, Dehradun||100||100|
|Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala||26||26|
|Air Force Academy, Hyderabad||32||32|
|Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai||170||169|
|Officers Training Academy, Chennai||17||17|
All the aspirants are required to check the CDS eligibility criteria before they apply for the CDS Exam. To know more, go through the following content:
|Indian Military Academy||Should not be born before 2nd Jul 1997 and should not be born later than July 01, 2002.|
|Indian Naval Academy||Should not be born before 2nd Jul 1997 and should not be born later than July 01, 2002|
|Indian Air Force Academy||Should not be born before 2nd Jul 1997 and should not be born later than July 01, 2001|
|Officers' Training Academy||Should not be born before 2nd Jul 1996 and should not be born later than July 01, 2002|
|Officers' Training Academy—(SSC Women Non-Technical Course)||Should not be born before 2nd Jul 1996 and should not be born later than July 01, 2002|
|Indian Military Academy||Male||Unmarried|
|Indian Naval Academy||Male||Unmarried|
|Indian Air Force Academy||Male||Unmarried|
|Officer Training Academy||Male||Married/Unmarried|
|Officer Training Academy||Female||Unmarried|
Education qualification for the CDS 2021 exam would be varied for several designations:
|Posts||Educational Eligibility Criteria|
|IMA||Graduate from Recognized University|
|INA||Engineering Degree from Recognized University|
|AFA||Engineering Degree (Physics & Maths at 10+2) or B. Tech from Recognized University|
|OTA||Graduate from Recognized University|
On August 05, 2021, the online CDS application form for appearing in the CDS II exam is expected to be released. The online applications will only be accepted. Here is the application process for the CDS 2021 Exam:
The CDS admit card is already out on the official website. To download the admit card, the aspirants are requested to open the https://upsconline.nic.in/ site. To log in to their account, the candidates have to provide their Roll No and Registration Number. Here is the direct link to the CDS Admit Card
Before you download the admit card, you are asked to check that the provided information mentioned in the admit card, is right. If the aspirants would find any discrepancy, they would not get permission to appear in the exam. Do not forget to bring the admit card to the exam centre, otherwise, you would not be allowed in the exam hall.
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|Andaman and Nicobar||Port Blair|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Srinagar|
Check CDS 2021 Exam Centres
The CDS 2021 Exam Pattern is categorized into two sections and these are:
The exam pattern is not similar for both the Officer Training Academy and also for the Indian Military/ Indian Air Force/Indian Naval Academy.
The exam of Indian Air Force, Indian Naval Academy, and Indian Military Academy consists of three papers and the total score of the papers is 300 marks.
|General Knowledge||100||2 hours|
|Elementary Mathematics||100||2 hours|
Officer Training Academy will consist of two subjects and the total marks of the exam will be 200. The total duration of the examination will be 4 hours.
|General Knowledge||100||2 hours|
Before preparing for the exam, the aspirants should know the CDS syllabus thoroughly:
There are four stages in the CDS Selection Process which are as follows:
The merit list will be made based on the higher marks in the written test and SSB Interview.
The CDS Result will be announced on the official website. If the aspirants will qualify for all the stages of the CDS test, will be allowed to be recruited in one of the Indian Defence Services.
On the other hand, the Cut off is the minimum qualifying score which is required to get for appearing to the next level exam. The CDS Cut off score is published separately with the CDS Result.
After being selected, a lieutenant will receive INR 56,100 – 1,77,500/- per month. During the training period, the candidates are given a fixed stipend of INR 56,100 per month. For officers in rank Lieutenant to Brigadier also gets a fixed Military Service Pay of INR 15,500 each month. Check CDS Salary Structure and Additional Benefits
Along with the salary, the candidates will be able to exercise other allowances such as Qualification Grant, Flying Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Field Area Allowance, High Altitude Allowance, Siachen Allowance, Uniform Allowance, etc.
Ques. What is the course of the CDS exam?
Ans. CDS has two stages of the selection process – The written Exam and the SSB Interview. The CDS Syllabus for the Written Exam is based on 3 subjects namely, English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics.
Ques. Is it necessary to qualify for CDS I before CDS II?
Ans. No, CDS I and CDS II are the same exam that is conducted every year. CDS exam is conducted twice every year and the candidate has to qualify it once to be considered for recruitment.
Ques. Is there any physical test for CDS?
Ans. Yes, there is a physical standard test and medical test in CDS Exam. Read the physical standards here.
Ques. Are the CDS I 2021 Admit Cards released?
Ans. Yes, the CDS I 2021 Admit Card has been released on the official website of UPSC on January 07, 2021.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.