UPSC CDS Recruitment

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2021 – Apply Online Now for CDS II Exam, View here complete detail about UPSC Combined Defence Services (CDS) 2020.

CDS II Recruitment 2021 – Apply Online for 345 Posts

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2021: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has advertised a notification for the recruitment of 345 vacancies for Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2020 [Including SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course] various courses in Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Air Force academy.

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2020: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct Combined Defence Services (CDS) 2020. Get here complete details of UPSC CDS 2020 including important dates and events, number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, application fee, application procedure, admit card, examination centers and result. Exams conducted by UPSC are quite tough to crack but with enough hard work and proper time management, the task is pretty achievable.


UPSC CDS Recruitment 2021: Description

Name of Organization Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Name of Exam Combined Defence Services (CDS) I
No. of Vacancies  345 vacancies
Application Mode  Online 
Last date to Apply 17th November 2020 till 06:00 PM
UPSC CDS Recruitment Official site

Attempt UPSC CDS Free Mock Test

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2021: Important Dates

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2021: The “Combined Defence Services” Examination (CDS) is recruiting for job opportunities in Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The aspirants can apply online through official website Important UPSC CDS I 2021 Dates are given below.

  • Last Date to Apply Online: 17-11-2020 till 06:00 PM
  • Last Date for Fee Payment (Pay by cash): 16-11-2020 at 11:59 pm
  • Last Date for Fee Payment (online): 17-11-2020 till 06:00 pm
  • Date of Online Application withdrawn: From 24-11-2020 to 30-11-2020 till 6:00 pm
  • Date of Exam: 07-02-2021
  • Tentative Date for Result Declaration: April 2021

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2021: UPSC Vacancy Details

A total of 345 vacancies has been announced by the authority, which has been detailed course wise in the below table.

Name of the academy Number of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala 26
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) SSC Men 170
Officers Training Academy, Chennai SSC Women 17
Total Vacancies 345

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status

S.No Name of the Academy  Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status
1. IMA born not earlier than 2nd January 1998 and not later than 01st January 2003 (Unmarried male candidates)
2. Indian Naval Academy born not earlier than 2nd January 1998 and not later than 01st January 2003. (Unmarried male candidates)
3. Air Force Academy 20 to 24 Years as 01.01.2022, born not earlier than 02nd January 1998 and not later than 01st January 2002 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current
Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 yrs. i.e. born
not earlier than 2nd January 1996 and not later than 1st January 2002) only are eligible. (Unmarried male candidates)
4. Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for Men) born not earlier than 02nd January 1997 and not later than 01st January 2003 (Married or Unmarried)
5. Officers Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women, born not earlier than 02nd January 1997 and not later than 01st January 2003

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Age Relaxation

SC/ST/ExSM – 5 years
OBC – 3 years
PwD – 10 years

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Educational Qualification

  • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy- Aspirants must have a degree of a recognised University.
  • For Indian Naval Academy- You must have a degree in Engineering with a recognised University.
  • For Air Force Academy- A degree of a recognised University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level must be achieved.

UPSC CDS Recruitment: salary detail

Let’s look at the pay scale of Army officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy.

Post Salary
Lieutenant Level 10 Rs 56,100 – 1,77,500
Captain Level 10 B Rs 6,13,00 – 1,93,900
Major Level 11 Rs 6,94,00 – 2,07,200
Lieutenant Colonel Level 12A Rs 1,21,200 – 2,12,400
Colonel Level 13 Rs 1,30,600 – 2,15,900
Brigadier Level 13A Rs 1,39,600 – 2,17,600
Major General Level 14 Rs 1,44,200 – 2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG Scale Level 15 Rs 1,82,200 – 2,24,100
HAG + Scale Level 16 Rs 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG) Level 17 Rs 2,25,000 (fixed)
COAS Level 18 Rs 2,50,000 (fixed)

Note that, Miltary Service Pay (MSP) of Rs. 15,500/- is also paid to the officers from the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier.

More Recruitments to Apply

Bihar Police Recruitment CLICK HERE TO APPLY
Uttarakhand PSC Recruitment CLICK HERE TO APPLY
Jalgaon Janata Sahkari Bank Recruitment CLICK HERE TO APPLY

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Selection Process

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2021: Candidates will be selected based on SSB (Stage I & II). Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception, Description Test (PP&DT) (Stage I) & Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference (Stage II).

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Exam Pattern

UPSC CDS Recruitment: You will be selected for the UPSC recruitment for Medical Officers through Combined Medical Services examination. Once you qualify the written exam you will be called for SSB Interview round. Now let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for each course:

Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy & Air Force Academy:

Subject Duration Maximum
English 2 Hours 100
2 Hours 100
2 Hours 100

Officers’ Training Academy:

Subject Duration Maximum
English 2 Hours 100
2 Hours 100

You should keep in mind that there will be negative marking for every wrong answer in the objective type question paper. One third (0.33) of marks will be deducted against 1 mark.

View here Complete detail about CDS Syllabus 2020

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Application Fee

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Applicants required to pay Rs.200/- through the following modes and Female/ SC/ ST/ PH candidates are exempted from payment of fee.

1. Pay by cash Mode: Applicants required to pay the fee by cash Mode should print the system generated Pay in slip during Part II registration and deposit the money in any Branch of SBI.
2. Net Banking Mode: Applicants required to pay the fee by using net banking facility of SBI.
3. Online Mode: Applicants required to pay the fee by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit card.


1. Rtg ‘A’, CDSE Entry, West Block III, R. K. Puram, New Delhi-110066
2. Naval HQ “DMPR” (OI & R Section), Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011
3. PO3(A)/Air Headquarters, ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110 106

UPSC CDS Recruitment: How to Apply

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Eligible Candidates can apply Online form the website on or before 17-11-2020 till 06:00 PM.

Instructions to Apply Online:
1. Before applying candidates have to scan photo and signature in .jpg format with file not exceeding 40 KB each and not less than 3 KB for Photo and 1 KB for Signature.
2. Candidates should have valid and active Email id.
3. Log on to the website
5. Select the appropriate Post and click on “Click Here (Part -I)”.
6. Fill all the mandatory fields like name, gender, etc and click on “Continue”.
7. System will generate Registration-Id, retain it for further use.
8. Make payment as mentioned in application fee and retain the details for entering in Part -II registration.
9. Again Relogin and click on “Click Here (Part-II)”.
10. Login by using Registration-Id & Date of Birth.
11. Fill all the required details and upload scanned photo and signature and click on “Submit” Button.
12. After submission of Online Application take print out of finally submitted application and retain it for future use.

UPSC CDS Recruitment: Important Links

UPSC CDS Recruitment Exam I More Information
UPSC CDS Recruitment Official Notification Get Details
UPSC CDS Recruitment Online Application Part I | Part II
UPSC CDS Recruitment Official Website CLICK HERE
UPSC CDS Recruitment CDS Exam Pattern Get Details
UPSC CDS Recruitment CDS Exam Syllabus Get Details

UPSC CDS Recruitment: CDS Examination Centers

UPSC CDS Recruitment 2020: The Allotment of centers will be done on the basis of “first-apply-first-allot” and once the seat-allotment is completed in a particular center then the seat allotment will be frozen. The examination is looked forward to take place at following centers:

Agartala Gangtok Panaji (Goa)
Ahmedabad Hyderabad Patna
Aizawl Imphal Port Blair
Allahabad Itanagar Raipur
Bengaluru Jaipur Ranchi
Bareilly Jammu Sambalpur
Bhopal Jorhat Shillong
Chandigarh Kochi Shimla
Chennai Kohima Srinagar
Cuttack Kolkata Thiruvananthapuram
Dehradun Lucknow Tirupati
Delhi Madurai Udaipur
Dharwad Mumbai Visakhapatnam
Dispur Nagpur

UPSC CDS Admit Card 2021


Comments are closed.