Online application has started for CDS 2021 (Combined Defense Services) examination (I).
CDS 2021 Examination (I)
Now it is time to apply for the Combined Defense Services Examination (I). You can apply through UPSC. Please go through the article to know the eligibility criteria and apply. The exams will start on February 7, 2021.
Number of Vacancies:
|Course||Number of Vacancies|
|Indian Military Academy, Dehradun –
152 (DE) Course starting in January, 2022 (including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate [Army Wing] holders)
|Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala –
Course starting in January, 2022 Executive (General Service)/ Hydro [also include 06 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC Special entry) holders]
|Air Force Academy, Hyderabad –
(Pre-Flying Training) Course starting in January, 2022 i.e. No. 211 F (P) Course. [including 03 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC special entry]
|Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) –
115th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course starting in April, 2022
|Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 29th SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course starting in April, 2022.||17|
- You should be a citizen of India, Nepal, or a person with Indian origin who migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka & East African countries of Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Zaire, Malawi, and Ethiopia or Vietnam.
- Persons other than Indian Citizens should possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.
|Course||Age Limit||Sex||Marital Status|
|IMA||Born between January 2, 1998 and January 1, 2003||Male||Unmarried|
|Indian Naval Academy||Born between January 2, 1998 and January 1, 2003||Male||Unmarried|
|Air Force Academy||20 to 24 years.
Born between January 2, 1998 and January 1, 2002
Upper age limit relaxation for candidates with Commercial Pilot License by DGCA: 26 years & born between January 2, 1996 and January 1, 2002
|Male||Candidate below 25 years of age should be unmarried|
|OTA (SSC Course for men)||Born between January 2, 1997 and January 1, 2003||Male||Unmarried|
|OTA (SSC Women Non-Technical Course)||Born between January 2, 1997 and January 1, 2003||Female||Unmarried
Widows who have not remarried
Issueless divorcees (with divorce documents) & not remarried
Educational Qualifications for CDS
|IMA||Degree from a recognized university or equivalent|
|Indian Naval Academy||Engineering degree from a recognized institution or university|
|Air Force Academy||Bachelor of Engineering/ Degree from a recognized university with Physics & Mathematics at 10+2 level|
|OTA (SSC Course for men)||Degree from a recognized university or equivalent|
|OTA (SSC Women Non-Technical Course)||Degree from a recognized university or equivalent|
- Candidates in the final year can also apply. But, the candidate should not have any present backlogs up to the last semester.
You will have a written examination.
After that SSB Selection will be conducted for the qualified candidates.
Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy
|General knowledge||2 Hours||100|
|Elementary Mathematics||2 Hours||100|
Admission to OTA
|General Knowledge||2 Hours||100|
- Female, SC & SC candidates are exempted from the fees.
- Other candidates have to pay a fee of Rs.200/-.
- You can deposit the money in any Branch of the SI by cash or can pay using the net banking facility of SBI or by using Visa/ Master/ Rupay Credit/ Debit Card.
|Starting Date||October 28, 2020|
|Ending Date||November 17, 2020 till 6.00 PM|
|Withdrawal date||November 24, 2020 to November 30, 2020 till 6.00 PM|
How to apply?
You can apply through an online process on the official website of UPSC.
Ensure that you are making a single application.
If you submit multiple applications, the application with a higher Registration ID will be considered.
Apply for CDS 2021 and build your career in defense forces.
You may also like to read about: SSB Procedure.