As per the UPSC Exam Calendar 2021, the CDS(II) 2021 notification will be released on August 04, 2021. The application process is expected to be released on August 04, 2021, and the last date of submission will tentatively be on August 24, 2021. Check CDS Eligibility Criteria
On the other hand, the application window for CDS (I) 2021 has been closed on November 17, 2020. The CDS I exam has been scheduled for February 07, 2021, and candidates can download the admit card from the official website. Direct Link for CDS Admit Card
CDS application form 2021 has to be filled in two parts:
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CDS Application form 2021 must be filed online only. However, the 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. At the time of preparation, candidates should practise the previous question papers of the CDS exam.
UPSC has announced official CDS II Registration and Exam dates :
|Release of UPSC CDS II Notification||August 04, 2021|
|UPSC CDS 2021 Registration Begins on||August 04, 2021|
|Last day to fill CDS II Application Form 2021||August 25, 2021|
|Issue of CDS Admit Card 2021||3 weeks before the exam|
|CDS II 2021 Exam Date||To be notified|
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 the Official UPSC CDS 2021 Notification before proceeding to fill the form. There are 4 simple steps involved in CDS Application Process:
|Category||CDS Application Fees 2021|
|General/ OBC/ EWS||INR 200|
|Female (All Categories)||Exempted|
Candidates have to upload their scanned passport size photograph, signature, and photo ID proof in prescribed specifications:
|Photograph||20 – 300 Kbs||350x350 – 1000x1000||24||.jpg|
|Signature||20 – 300 Kbs||350x350 – 1000x1000||24||.jpg|
|Photo Identity Card||20 – 300 Kbs||-||-|
Now, agree to the declaration and submit the form and download the filled-in application form and fee payment receipt for further reference.
Candidates should keep the below-mentioned documents ready before proceeding to fill the application form :
|Matriculation 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|
Q. After the submission of the requisite application fee, can the application be canceled 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. At 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 2021. 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 2021?
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 the CDS application form 2021 to the authorities?
A. No, you do not need to send the printout of the CDS application form 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.