UPSC CDS exam Online Form- 2021

POST DATE: 29 OCTOBER 2020

ADVERTISEMENT NO.: 2/2021.CDS-I

INTRODUCTION OF POST AND DEPARTMENT

UPSC CDS exam UPSC, Union Public Service Commission has issued an advertisement for an examination for the Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2021, in which both males and females can apply. Interested candidates can check the eligibility criteria and then apply for the examination through online mode only. All the necessary links for filling the form are given below. Candidates are advised to carefully read the full advertisement first, before applying.

 

Important Dates

Online Application Begin: 28/10/2020

Last Date to Online Apply: 17/11/2020- 6:00 PM

Fee Submission Last Date: 16/11/2020

Date of Examination: 07/02/2020

Online Application Withdraw Date: 24/11/2020 to 30/11/2020

 

Application Fee 

General/ EWS/OBC : 200/-

SC / ST/ PwD/ WOMEN: NA

Candidates can pay the fees for UPSC CDS exam by submitting the money in any branch of the SBI by cash or by using the net banking facility of the SBI or by using a visa/master credit/debit card.

Application who opt for “Pay by Cash” mode should print the system generated Pay-in slip during Registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only.

NOTE: Pay by Cash mode option will be deactivated at 23.59 hours of 16.11.2020 i.e. one the day before the closing date.

 

 

Age Limit 

For IMA

Age Between: 02/01/1998 to 01/01/2003

For Indian Naval Academy

Age Between: 02/01/1998 to 01/01/2003

For Air Force Academy

Age Between: 02/01/1998 to 01/01/2002

For Officers’ Training Academy

Age Between: 02/01/1997 to 01/01/2003

For Officers’ Training Academy

Age Between: 02/01/1997 to 01/01/2003

The candidate should have attained the maximum age limit before 1 August 2020.

Relaxation for some categories as suggested by the official notice issued by UPSC.

 

QUALIFICATION

  • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai — Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
  • For Indian Naval Academy—Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
  • For Air Force Academy—Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

 

 

VACANCIES

Total Vacancies: 15

S.NO. ACADEMY VACANCIES
1. Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 100
2. Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala 26
3. Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 32
4. Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai 170
5. Officers Training Academy, Chennai 17
TOTAL 345

 

 

SCALE OF PAY

S.NO. RANK LEVEL SALARY (in Rs. per month)
1. Lieutenant Level 10 56,100 -1,77,500
2. Captain Level 10 B 61,300- 1,93,900
3. Major Level 11 69,400 – 2,07,200
4. Lieutenant Colonel Level 12 A 1,21,200 – 2,12,400
5. Colonel Level 13 1,30,600-2, 15,900
6. Brigadier Level 13 A 1,39,600-2,17,600
7. Major General Level 14 1,44,200-2,18,200
8. Lieutenant General HAG Scale Level 15 1, 82, 200-2,24,100
9. HAG+Scale Level 16 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
10. VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG) Level 17 2,25,000/-(fixed)
11. COAS Level 18 2,50,000/-(fixed)

 

SELECTION PROCESS

  • The Competitive examination comprises:
    (a) Written examination.
    (b) Interview for intelligence and personality test.
  •  There will be a penalty (Negative Marking) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.
  • The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only.

The scheme of a selection of candidates is as follows:

WRITTEN EXAMINATION

For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy

S.NO. SUBJECT DURATION MAX. MARKS
1. General English 2 hrs 100
2. General Knowledge 2 hrs 100
3. Elementary Mathematics 2 hrs 100
TOTAL 300

 

For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy

S.NO. SUBJECT DURATION MAX. MARKS
1. General English 2 hrs 100
2. General Knowledge 2 hrs 100
TOTAL 200

 

 

INTERVIEW

  • The candidate applying for UPSC CDS exam will be interviewed by a Board of competent and unbiased observers who will have before them a record of his/her career.
  • The interview marks will be equal to the marks of the written examination.

 

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

Applications must be accompanied by self-attested copies of the under-mentioned documents. A candidate who fails to produce any of the required documents according to their claims made during application will not be allowed to give the interview.

  • The printout of the online application.
  • 10th Standard or equivalent certificate, or mark sheet of 10th Standard or equivalent issued by Central/State Board indicating Date of Birth in support of their claim of age.
  • Degree certificate along with mark sheets pertaining to all the academic years as proof of educational qualification claimed.
  • Order/ letter in respect of equivalent Educational Qualifications claimed.
  • Caste certificate by candidate seeking reservation as SC/ ST/ OBC.
  • A declaration in the prescribed format by candidate seeking reservation as OBC, that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer on the crucial date, in addition to the community certificate (OBC).
  • Physically Handicapped certificate in prescribed proforma.

 

 

HOW TO fill the online application form

  1. Candidates applying for UPSC CDS exam are requested to apply only Online on the website http://www.upsconline.nic.in
  2. Candidates are required to upload the pdf file of the documents in support of the claim they made for Educational Qualifications, desirable qualifications, Date of Birth, Equivalent qualifications.
  3. Candidates also need to upload the category certificate for their claim of their category.
  4. Candidates are required to give correct and working e-mail of theirs, as all the correspondence will be made through e-mail only during all the selection process.
  5. After submitting the Online Application, the candidates are required to take out a print out of the finally submitted Online Application. (UPSC exam)
  6. Candidates shortlisted for interview on the basis of the information provided in the online applications submitted by them will be required to carry self-attested copies of documents/relevant certificates in support of the claims made in the application as and when demanded by the Commission.

 

IMPORTANT LINKS

OFFICIAL WEBSITE VISIT
APPLY ONLINE APPLY
UPSC CDS EXAM SYLLABUS DOWNLOAD
OFFICIAL NOTICE DOWNLOAD
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