UPSC CDS-1 Recruitment 2021: Apply Online for 345 Vacancy+ Exam pattern & Syllabus

Table of Contents
1. Vacancy2. Eligibility3. Age Limit4. How to apply?
5. Important Dates6. Selection Process, Exam pattern and Syllabus7. Notification8. FAQ

Latest UPSC CDS-1 Recruitment 2020: Union Public Service Commission, India invites Online application form for the recruitment against 345 government job vacancies for Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021.

UPSC CDS-1 Recruitment: Quick Facts
Post NameCombined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021
Total Posts345
Employment TypePermanent
Registration Dates28 Oct, 2020 to 17 Nov, 2020

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1. UPSC CDS-1 Recruitment 2020: Details

S/NPostVacancyEligibilityAge* Limit
1Indian Military Academy( IMA)100Passed / Appearing Bachelor Degree in Any StreamBorn btn 02/01/1998 to 01/01/2003
2Indian Naval Academy (INA)26Passed / Appearing Bachelor Degree in EngineeringBorn btn 02/01/1998 to 01/01/2003
3Air Force32 Bachelor Degree in Any Stream with Physics, Mathematics in 10+2 Level OR Bachelor Degree in EngineeringBorn btn 02/01/1998 to 01/01/2003
4Officers Training Academy (OTA)170Passed / Appearing Bachelor Degree in Any StreamBorn btn 02/01/1998 to 01/01/2003
5OTA Women17Passed / Appearing Bachelor Degree in Any StreamBorn btn 02/01/1998 to 01/01/2003

*Age limit relaxation for reserved category candidates as per Government of India/Army rules.

How to apply Online?
Online application form linkClick here
Official Website of UPSC CDS-1http://upsc.gov.in
Download Govt Job Alert AppClick here
Application Fee
GEN/ OBC/ EWS₹ 200/-
SC/ ST/ Women₹ 0/-
Payment ModeOnline (Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card)
Important Dates
Online application will start on28 Oct, 2020
Last date to apply17 Nov 2020 
Last date for fee submission17 Nov 2020
Tentative Exam Date/ Interview DateWill be notified soon
Admit Card/ Call letter downloadWill be notified soon

2. Selection Process, Exam pattern and Syllabus

The selection process of Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021 at UPSC CDS-1 will comprise of

  1.  Written examination
  2. Interview for intelligence and personality test

Written Exam Pattern/ Scheme of Examination: 

For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy- 

  1. English- 2 Hours duration;  100 Marks
  2. General Knowledge- 2 Hours duration;  100 Marks
  3. Elementary Mathematics- 2 Hours duration;  100 Marks

For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy-

  1. English- 2 Hours duration;  100 Marks
  2. General Knowledge- 2 Hours duration;  100 Marks

3. UPSC CDS-1 Recruitment Notification

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UPSC CDS- 1 Examination 2021 – FAQ

Q. 1: How to Apply Online for Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021 in UPSC CDS-1?

    1. You can find the link to apply online for Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021 Jobs in UPSC CDS-1 on this page. In case of apply offline, links to download offline application form and address to submit is also given on this page. Alternatively, you can apply here @ http://upsc.gov.in
    2. Fill up the required details like educational certificates, photo, signature, age, etc. in the online form.
    3. Pay the required amount of application fee and submit the form.

Q. 2: What is the Last Date for apply online for Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021 in UPSC CDS-1?

    • Last Date to apply for Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021 in UPSC CDS-1 is: 17 Nov, 2020

Q. 3: What is UPSC CDS-1 Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern/ Selection Process?

    • The complete selection process along with exam pattern and syllabus is given on this webpage. You can visit this page to find exam pattern and syllabus for Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021 in UPSC CDS-1.

Q. 4: What is the salary of Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021 in UPSC CDS-1?

    • 45000- 75000 rupees per month. (Consider this as Basic pay scale in case of Govt Jobs).

Q. 5: What is the age limit for Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021?

    • The age limit for Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021 is Born btn 02/01/1998 to 01/01/2003. Age relaxation in upper age limit for reserved category candidates will be as per Govt of India/ Army rules.

Q. 6: What is the Eligibility Criteria for Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021 in UPSC CDS-1?

    • Passed / Appearing Bachelor Degree in Any Stream. You can find full details in the Vacancy Details section.

Q. 7: What is the qualification for Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021?

    • The educational qualification for Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021 is Passed / Appearing Bachelor Degree in Any Stream.

Q. 8: What is the full form of UPSC CDS-1?

    • Full form of UPSC CDS-1 is Union Public Service Commission.

Q. 9: How many vacancies of Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021 are in UPSC CDS-1?

    • Total job vacancies for Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021 are 345.

Q. 10: How can I get a govt job at UPSC CDS-1?

    • Current job openings are 345 vacancies for Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021 in UPSC CDS-1.
    • First, apply online for UPSC CDS-1 job given on this page and then qualify the written test/ interview/ skill test to join UPSC CDS-1.

Q. 11: What are career opportunity in UPSC CDS-1?

    • Currently, open job vacancies in UPSC CDS-1 are- Combined Defence Services CDS I Exam 2021.
    • No. of Vacancies: 345

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