CDS 2021: Exam Date, Application Form, Syllabus

CDS 2021

CDS 2021

CDS 2021: Common Defence Services (CDS) is a national level recruitment exam. CDS exam is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). CDS-I and CDS-II exam will be conducted in the month of February and September 2021. Through this exam, eligible candidates can join Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Officers Training Academy. Candidates can apply for the exam by filling the application form. CSD exam is considered as one of the tough recruitment exams, so candidate may start their preparation in advance. Also, candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria otherwise will lead to rejection.

Candidates who want to appear for the exam must be aware of the exam dates, examination scheme, the application process, syllabus and how to prepare for the CDS exam. For complete details regarding the exam, candidates may go through the given article.

CDS 2021 Notification

The details regaridng the CDS Notification are:

  • CDS 2021 Notification will release in October 2020.
  • The notification PDF will include all the details regarding the CDS Exam.
  • The notification will release in online mode on the official website.

CDS 2021 Important Dates

The imortant CDS Exam dates are given in the table:

EventsCDS-I Exam DatesCDS-II Exam Dates
Official brochure releaseOctober 2020June 2021
Application form releaseOctober 2020June 2021
Application submission last dateNovember 2020July 2021
Admit Card release dateJanuary 2021August 2021
CDS Exam dateFebruary 2021September 2021
Result declaration dateMarch 2021October 2021

CDS 2021 Application Form

Candidates have to fill the application form in order to apply for the exam. The details regaridng the CDS Application form are:

  • CDS 2021 Application form will release in October 2020 for the february attempt.
  • For, Septemper attempt, the application form will release in June 2021.
  • The application form will release in online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to fill the application form through the official website of UPSC.
  • Candidates may check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form.
  • Also, candidates can submit a single application form. Multiple application form submitted by a single candidate will lead to rejection.
  • The uploading documents should be in the prescribed format nad s

Application Fee

The details regaridng the Application fee are:

  • CDS Application form fee is Rs. 200/-.
  • There is no application fee for female candidates as well as candidates from reserved category.
  • Moreover, candidates may note that the application fee once paid would not be refunded under any circumstances.

Mode of Payment:

  • Candidates have to pay the application fee through online mode via:
    • Debit Card
    • Credit Card
    • Net Banking

CDS 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must be eligible to appear for the CDS Exam. The details regaridng the CDS Eligibility Criteria 2021 are:

Nationality

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.

OR

  • A Subject of Nepal / Bhutan.

OR

  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 01 January 1962 with intention of settling in the country permanently.

OR

  • Candidate having Indian origin migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Srilanka and East African Countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zaire & Ethopia, Malawi, Zambia or Veitnam with intention of settling here permanently.

Moreover, Candidates from foreign countries have to obtain a certificate of eligibility from the concerned department of the Government of India. However, candidates from Gorkha subjects of Nepal have no need to provide a certificate of eligibility.

Age Limit and Marital Status

Indian Military Academy (IMA)

  • Candidates should be unmarried.
  • Only male candidates are allowed to apply.
  • Candidate must be born in between 02 January 1998 to 01 January 2003.

Indian Naval Academy (INA)

  • Candidate should be unmarried.
  • Only male candidates are allowed to apply.
  • Candidate must be born in between 02 January 1998 to 01 January 2003.

Air Force Academy (AFA)

  • Candidate’s age must lie between 20 to 24 years as on 01 January 2021. So, candidates born between 02 January 1998 to 01 January 2002 are eligible to apply.

Note: Candidates having age less than 25 years should be unmarried and marriage is not allowed during the training period.

Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for men)

  • Candidate should be unmarried.
  • Only male candidates are allowed to apply.
  • Candidate must be born in between 02 January 1997 to 01 January 2003.

Officers Training Academy (SSC Women Non-technical Course)

  • Unmarried women, issueless widows(who have not remarried) and issueless divorcees (having legal divorce documents) can apply for the CDS Exam.
  • Candidate must be born in between 02 January 1997 to 01 January 2003.

Qualification Criteria

Indian Military Academy (IMA): Candidate must have a bachelors degree from a recognized university.

Indian Naval Academy (INA): Candidate must have a bachelor degree in Engineering.

Air Force Academy (AFA): Candidate must have a bachelors degree in Engineering or graduation degree with Physics and Mathematics in class 12.

Appearing Candidates: Candidates appearing in their final semester exams are also eligibile to apply but they should have their provisional passing certificate during the interview round.

CDS 2021 Exam Pattern

The details regaridng the CDS Exam Pattern 2021 are:

  • Exam Mode: The exam will be conducted in offline mode.
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Medium of Exam: The paper will be in Hindi as well as English langauge except English section.
  • Negative Marking: 0.33 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

The exam pattern of Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy is given in the table:

SubjectsMarksDuration
English1002 hours
General Knowledge1002 hours
Elementary Mathematics1002 hours

The exam pattern of Officers Training Academy is given in the table:

SubjectsMarksDuration
English1002 hours
General Knowledge1002 hours

CDS 2021 Syllabus

The details regaridng the CDS Syllabus 2021 are:

  • UPSC will release the CDS Syllabus in the CDS notification on the official website.
  • The syllabus will consist of various topics from General knowledge, Mathematics and English.
  • Candidates will be able to download the CDS 2021 Syllabus PDF from here.

CDS 2021 Preparation Tips

The CDS Preparation tips 2021 are given below:

  • Candidates may start the syllabus early to complete the syllabus in time.
  • Candidate must study according to the syllabus and exam patter.
  • Make a proper study schedule and prepare accordingly.
  • Study from the best books as well as from study material available on the internet.
  • Malke short notes to revise them after completing the section.
  • Solve previous year papers to evaulate the preparation.
  • Moreover, keep your mind fresh and calm to stay focused for the exam.

CDS 2021 Admit Card

The details regaridnng the CDS Admit card 2021 are:

  • UPSC will provide the admit card or hall ticket to the eligible candidates a few days before the exam.
  • The admit card will release in online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to download the admit card from the official website.
  • Candidates will need to enter the registration id and date of birth to download the admit card.

CDS 2021 Exam Centres

The details regaridng the CDS Exam centres 2021 are:

  • UPSC has the rights to allot the exam centre of their choice to the candidate.
  • However, candidates can choose their preference while filling the form.
  • There will be no facility provided to change the exam centre.

CDS 2021 Answer Key

The details regarding the CDS Answer key 2021 are:

  • CDS 2021 Answer key will release after the commencement of the exam.
  • The answer key will release in online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to download the answer key from the official website.
  • The answer key will include all the correct answers of the question paper.
  • Candidates will be easily evaluating their performance in the CDS exam using the answer key.

CDS 2021 Result

The details regaridng the CDS Result 2021 are:

  • CDS 2021 Result will release in online mode.
  • Candidates will be able to check the result from the official website.
  • The candidate will need to login to check the result.
  • UPSC will prepare the result on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the CDS Exam.

CDS 2021 Highlights

The overview of CDS Exam are given in the table below:

Exam NameCDS 2021
Full FormCombined Defence Service 2021
Exam LevelNational Level
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission
Exam ModeOffline mode
Registration ModeOnline mode

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