What is CDS (I) and (II) Exam?
The “Combined Defence Services” (CDS) Examination is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the recruitment of candidates into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The UPSC will conduct the CDS exam twice a year in the month of February and September. Candidates who aim to serve the nation by joining the defence forces can start applying for the CDS examination. In order to apply online for the CDS examination, candidates should meet all the eligibility requirements set by the Commission. The selection of the candidates will be based on the written examination followed by an interview for intelligence and personality test. The shortlisted candidates will be placed at the respective academies based on the preference and merit.
CDS 1 2021 Important Dates: UPSC has published the CDS 1 2021 notification and important dates. Let’s have a look at the detailed schedule for CDS 1 2021 exam.
|CDS 1 2021 EVENTS||DATES|
|CDS 1 2021 Application Start Date||28 Oct 2020|
|CDS 1 2021 Application Last Date||17 Nov 2020|
|CDS 1 2021 Exam Date||07 Feb 2021|
|CDS 1 2021 Admit Card Download Date||Before 3 weeks of exam|
|CDS 1 2021 Result Date (Expected)||Mar – April 2021|
CDS 1 2021 Eligibility Conditions: Now we will be going through the eligibility conditions of CDS 1 2021 Notification, here we can get the maximum knowledge about the notification issued by UPSC and we can know the new amendments and updations done by UPSC it might be in syllabus, exam pattern, recruitment stages.
CDS 1 2021 Educational Qualifications: Candidates should be well known with the education qualifications before applying the examination. Here we brought the complete details of the educational qualifications required for CDS 1 2021 Notification.
|INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY||Graduation Degree|
|INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY||B.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics & Maths)|
|AIR FORCE ACADEMY||Graduation, B.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics &Maths)|
|OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (MEN)||Graduation Degree|
|OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (WOMEN)||Graduation Degree|
CDS 1 2021 Age limit: As compared to educational qualification age limits also plays a vital role in the CDS 1 2021 notification because UPSC has kept some cut-off dates for the eligibility. So before applying to try to go through the full notification provided by UPSC.
|ACADEMY||AGE LIMIT||BORN BETWEEN|
|INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY||19-24||02 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2003|
|INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY||19-24||02 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2003|
|AIR FORCE ACADEMY||20-24||02 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2002|
|OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (MEN)||19-25||02 Jan 1997 to 01 Jan 2003|
|OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (WOMEN)||19-25||02 Jan 1997 to 01 Jan 2003|
CDS 1 2021 Selection Procedure: CDS follows a three-stage recruitment process it consists of:
- Written Test
- SSB Interview
- Medical Examination
- Merit List
CDS 1 2021 Examination Pattern: UPSC follows a standard and very transparent manner to conduct the CDS 1 2021 examination. The written examination consists of the below subjects:
A) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:
|ENGLISH||2 HOURS||100 M|
|GENERAL KNOWLEDGE||2 HOURS||100 M|
|ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS||2 HOURS||100 M|
B) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:
|ENGLISH||2 HOURS||100 M|
|GERERAL KNOWLEDGE||2 HOURS||100 M|
CDS 1 2021 SSB Interview 2021 involves 2 stages:
- Stage 1 consists of officer intelligence rating, picture perception, and description test.
- Stage 2 involves interview, group testing officer task, psychology test, and conference