CDS (II) 2020 Application Form(5 August), Registration, Fees and Procedure

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Aug 5, 2020

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The Application form for CDS II  has already begun from August 5, 2020 and the registration window will remain open till August 26, 2020. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria thoroughly before filling the application form. Check CDS Eligibility Criteria

The online application process of CDS I was closed on November 19, 2019 and the exam was conducted on Feb 2, 2020. The authorities have released the result of CDS I written examination in a PDF format on March 23, 2020, that contains the roll no. of all the qualified candidates. Check  CDS I Result 2020

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CDS application form 2020 has to be filled in two parts:

  • In part 1: Candidates need to enter their personal details. After that, registration no. and password will be generated. Using these login credentials candidates can fill part 2 of the application form.
  • In part 2: Candidates need to enter the educational qualification, scanned photograph and signature, etc.

CDS Application form 2020 can be filled online only. However, CDS Application fee can be paid through both offline and online mode. The registration fee for General candidates is INR 200/-, whereas there is no registration fee for the reserved category and female candidates.

CDS II Registration Dates

CDS II Registration Dates 2020

UPSC has announced official CDS II Registration and Exam dates :

Events Dates 
Release of UPSC CDS II Notification August 5, 2020
UPSC CDS 2020 Registration Begins on  August 5, 2020
Last day to fill CDS II Application Form 2020 August 25, 2020
Issue of CDS Admit Card 2020 3 weeks before exam
CDS II 2020 Exam Date November 8, 2020

Check Complete UPSC CDS 2020 Exam Dates

How to Fill CDS II Form

How to fill CDS Application Form 2020?

UPSC CDS Application form can be filled in online mode only at the official website. The application process involves two parts – Part 1 is basic registration and Part 2 includes fee payment, filing up form and uploading scanned documents. Candidates are advised to go through Official UPSC CDS 2020 Notification before proceeding to fill the form.

Steps to fill CDS 2020 Application Form

There are 4 simple steps involved in CDS Application Process:

Step 1: CDS Registration

  • Visit UPSC CDS 2020 official website –
  • Click on Part 1 registration to open the registration form.
CDS Registration
  • Enter your name, date of birth, parents’ name, address, category, mobile number, email ID and other basic details. 
  • Your registration number will be sent to you as SMS and email. 
CDS Application Form

Step 2: Pay CDS Application Fee 

  • Candidates have to pay application fees for CDS 2020 that is INR 200.
  • Female, SC, ST and Physically handicapped candidates are exempted from fee payment.
  • Application Fees can be paid in online mode via Debit/ Credit Card or SBI Netbanking and in offline mode by paying cash at any SBI Bank branch.
  • To pay the fees by cash, candidates will have to generate bank challan during registration process and submit the same along with the fees at any SBI bank branch.

UPSC CDS 2020 Application Fees 

Category CDS Application Fees 2020
General/ OBC/ EWS INR 200
Female (All Categories) Exempted
SC/ ST Exempted
PH Exempted

Step 3: Fill CDS Application Form

  • Candidates have to complete their form by mentioning personal and educational details.
  • Indicate your preferred position amongst IAF, IMA, INA and OTA.
  • Also, select CDS Exam Center as per your preference.
  • Fill the form very carefully as no correction will be allowed after closing of application process.

CDS Part 2 registration

Step 4: Upload CDS Photo, Signature and Photo ID Proof

Candidates have to upload their scanned passport size photograph, signature and photo ID proof in prescribed specifications:

Documents Size Pixels Bit Format
Photograph 20 – 300 Kbs 350x350 – 1000x1000 24 .jpg
Signature 20 – 300 Kbs 350x350 – 1000x1000 24 .jpg
Photo Identity Card 20 – 300 Kbs - - .pdf

Now, agree to the declaration and submit the form and download the filled-in application form and fee payment receipt for further reference. 

Download UPSC CDS Sample Papers

Documents Required

Documents Required For CDS Registration 2020

Candidates should keep the below mentioned documents ready before proceeding to fill the application form :

Marticulation and Degree Certificates Scanned copy of Photograph
Scanned copy of Signature Any Valid ID proof ( Adhaar card/ Voter ID/ PAN card/Driving license/ Passport)
Card or Net Banking details for online payment

Frequenlty Asked Questions

UPSC CDS 2020 Application Form FAQs

Q. After the submission of the requisite application fee, can the application be cancelled and a request for a refund be generated?

A. Yes, the application can be withdrawn. After the completion of online registration, the authorities will release the dates for application withdrawal. In that specific time, candidates can withdraw their candidature from the examination.  However, the application fees will not be refunded.

Q. I am an applicant belonging to the general category. However, I selected the reserved category by mistake while applying for CDS 2020. I wish to make changes to my category. Please help.

A. You can fill a fresh form and make the changes in that form till the application deadline. Application fees will have to be paid again.

Q. Can multiple forms be submitted and the fees for one form be adjusted to the other?

A. Multiple forms can be submitted only under an unavoidable situation. However, candidates will have to pay the fees again as the fees of another form will not be adjusted for the accurate form.

Q. Are candidates who have just appeared for the qualifying examination eligible for CDS 2020?

A. YES. Aspirants who have just appeared for the qualifying exam are also eligible provided they have no backlog up to the last semester and are able to produce the required documents at the time of admission.

Q.How can I recover my Registration ID and password?

A. To recover the registration ID or password, you need to refer to the registered email ID to recover the password or registration id. You can also see the registration number on the fee receipt.

Q.Do I need to send the hardcopy of CDS application form 2020 to the authorities?

A. No, you do not need to send the printout of the CDS application form2020 to the authorities. However, it is advised that you must keep a hard copy of the application for your own record and future reference.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


swati chaudhari
I want to apply but I am 25 years old and by August 28 will be turning 26, can I still apply?
biswadeep barman
Thanks for information shobhna
biswadeep barman
I am biswadeep Barman from West Bengal,dist of Darjeeling can you inform me new registration in which months will be started please reply me
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Biswadeep, application process for CDS-2 2020 is expected to start in August, 2020.
biswadeep barman
Hi good morning Shobha I am confused that I am 5 semester student can I fill the form of c d s
shobhna chaturvedi

You can fill the CDS form in last semester of your graduation. You can check other eligibility norms from here: CDS Eligibility Criteria

pratik tikhe
I am a student of Bachelor of Sports Management, 3rd year from mumbai university, am I eligible?
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Pratik, you can check the eligibility criteria for CDS exam in detail from here to know whether you are eligible or not: CDS Eligibility Criteria

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pratiksha navarkle
How many number of attempts one can give for OTA exam?? Is there any criteria for number of attempts?
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Pratiksha, there is no limit of attempts in this exam. You can apply for the exam until you are eligible. You can check all the eligibility criteria for CDS from here: CDS Eligibility Criteria

karthik reddy
i am nikhil from hyderabad .i am completed part 1 registration yesterday but not fill part 2 so plese tell me last date of part 2 online application date and time
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Karthik, Nov 19, 2019 was the last date to fill the application form of CDS.
I am sarbjeet kaur from punjab. My date of birth is 15 August 1996. I have done my BBA from punjabi university patiala. Can i join IAF.
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Sippy, as per age criterion, you are eligible to join IAF. However, you can check other Eligibility Criteria for this exam from here.

dhruba chakraborty
What is the procedure for changing the communication address if it has been changed after submission of application form? I have cleared the written exam of CDS 2,2019.
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Dhruba, kindly check the official website of the organization for most suitable guidelines.
mir junaid ahmad
My dob is 2-12-1994 am i eligible
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Junaid, no, you are not eligible for this exam as candidates who are above 24 years of age are not eligible for CDS exam.
mutturaj mahantesh bavalatti
Im 1997 june 18 bsc final year student am i eligible for cds
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Mutturaj, as per educational qualification, you are eligible for the exam. However, you can check other Eligibility Criteria for the exam from here.