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 EVENTSDATES
CDS 1 2021 Application Start Date28 Oct 2020
CDS 1 2021 Application Last Date17 Nov 2020
CDS 1 2021 Exam Date07 Feb 2021
CDS 1 2021 Admit Card Download DateBefore 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.

 
ACADEMYEDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMYGraduation Degree
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMYB.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics & Maths)
AIR FORCE ACADEMYGraduation, 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.

ACADEMYAGE LIMITBORN BETWEEN
INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY19-2402 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2003
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY19-2402 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2003
AIR FORCE ACADEMY20-2402 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2002
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (MEN)19-2502 Jan 1997 to 01 Jan 2003
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (WOMEN)19-2502 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:

SUBJECTDURATIONMAX. MARKS
ENGLISH2 HOURS100 M
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE2 HOURS100 M
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS2 HOURS100 M

B) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

SUBJECTDURATIONMAX. MARKS
ENGLISH2 HOURS100 M
GERERAL KNOWLEDGE2 HOURS100 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