UPSC is the body responsible for conducting the Combined Defense Services (CDS) examination twice a year. It is a national level recruitment exam for passionate individuals who want to make a career in Indian Defense Services be it Indian Army, Indian Navy or Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Officers Training Academy.
Through this article, readers will get to know all the aspects of CDS Application Form 2021, so they are recommended to stay tuned to this page for all the latest updates of the CDS Application form 2021.
Aspirants are requested to note down the given important details of CDS for both cycles as mentioned below –
CDS Application Form 2021 – Important Dates
|Availability of Admission Form||Oct 2020||Aug 2021|
|Last Date to fill the form||Nov 2020||Aug 2021|
|Online correction||Dec 2020||Aug 2021|
|Last date of Payment(online)||Dec 2020||Aug 2021|
|Last date of Payment(Offline)||Dec 2020||Aug 2021|
|Admit Card Announcement||Jan 2021||Sep 2021|
|Exam Date||Feb 2021||Nov 2021|
|Result Declaration||Feb 2021||Nov 2021|
CDS Application Form Requirements
Aspirants will be required to provide the mentioned records while filling the online application form for CDS –
- Caste and community certificate (if applicable)
- Academic Qualification certificates
- Birth Certificate
- Scanned copy of latest passport size photograph and signature
- Valid Email ID for Registration
How to Apply?
The online CDS application form 2021 will be consist of two parts registration. Applicants need to fill the form carefully without committing mistakes.
Part 1 Registration Phase
In this phase, aspirants will be required to fill their personal details, academic qualifications, and other basic details. Those details include-
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- Parents Name
- Date of Birth
- Residential Address
- Fee Relaxation Claimed: Aspirants from SC/ST Category need not pay any application fees.
Academic Qualification Details
Aspirants will need to provide details of their academic qualification as per their eligibility criteria. Hence they should check their eligibility first before moving on to the form filling process.
Verification of Details
Once finishing with the application form, aspirants must ensure that the details they’ve entered are correct.
Registration ID Generation
On successful submission of part 1 application form, a unique system generated registration id will be provided to applicants. The details of which will be sent to their registered email ID.
Following that, Aspirants can now proceed with Part 2 registration Phase.
Part 2 Registration Phase
The Part 2 registration phase involves 3 parts. Aspirants are suggested to can check complete details of part 2 of the CDS application form as stated below –
- Application Fee Payment.
- Choice of Examination Centres.
- Uploading of Photograph and Signature.
Application Fee Payment
The fee structure for CDS Application form 2021 for different categories is mentioned below–
- For General and OBC: Rs.200/-
- Female/SC/ST candidates are exempted from payment of application fees.
The payment of application fee can be done via online mode & offline mode.
Offline Mode: Cash can be paid at any branch of State Bank of India all over India till the date mentioned above in the table.
Online Mode: fee can be paid through net banking/credit/debit card till the date mentioned in the table given above.
Note: Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Choice of Exam Centre
Aspirants will get the liberty to choose the exam centre they want to take the exam in from the lists in drop down menu in the application form. Since centres are allotted on the basis of first come first serve, aspirants must apply early to get their preferred exam centre.
Uploading of Photograph and Signature
Aspirants will need to upload scanned copies of their latest passport size photograph and signature as per the standards provided by UPSC mentioned below for their reference –
- Images must be in JPG format only.
- The size of file should not exceed 40kb and must not be below 3kb for the photograph and 1 kb for signature.
- The photograph image should be of 140 x 110-pixel size.
- The signature image should be of 110 x 140-pixel size.
- The signature of the candidate should be on a white paper with a black pen.
The part 2 Registration phase is over now. Aspirants can cross-check the form and make the necessary changes (if needed). They are then suggested to final submit the CDS Application Form 2021 and take its printout for future reference.
Note: Applicants must not send the hard copy of CDS Application Form 2021 or any other documents to UPSC at any stage unless asked by UPSC.