CDS Exam I Application Form 2019: Step by Step Procedure & Documents Requirement

Published on : 1st November 2018
CDS Exam

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official notification for the Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2019 on 31st October 2018. The commission has also started the online application process for the CDS (I) 2019 exam. Interested candidates can apply for the exam from 31st October 2018 and before 26th November 2018 (till 6:00 PM).

CDS exam is a prestigious national level exam which is conducted twice a year for the recruitment of officers in Army, Navy, and Air Force wings of the Indian Defence Services. Both young men and women, who meet its eligibility criteria, can apply for this exam. Candidates are selected on the basis of written test followed by the interview. The interview comprises two stages. Stage-I includes Officer Intelligence Rating tests and Stage-II includes interview, group testing task, psychology tests, and conference. These tests are taken to check candidates’ physical and mental strength.

CDS-I Exam Application Form 2019

The application forms are available on the official website from 31st October. Candidates are required to submit the application form before 26th November 2018. Please submit only a single application for the exam. In case you submit multiple application forms, the application with higher Registration ID will be considered valid. Fee paid against one application form will not be adjusted against other application.

How to fill the CDS-I Exam Application Form 2019?

  • Go to the official website - https://upsconline.nic.in/
  • Click on ‘Online Application for Various Examinations of UPSC’ link.
  • The registration process can be completed in two parts – Part I and Part II.
  • Candidates are required to complete both the parts for successful registration.
  • Complete all the details; upload scanned images of photograph and signature.
  • Make fee payment.
  • Take a printout of the successfully submitted application form.

CDS-I 2019 Application Fee

All candidates are required to pay ₹ 200/- (Two Hundred only) as application fee. Candidates belonging to SC/ST category and female candidates (all categories) are exempted from fee payment. The fee is payable either through cash (to be deposited at any SBI branch) or net banking facility or using Debit or Credit card.

Documents required for the CDS-I Exam 2019

The documents which are required for filling the CDS Exam Application Form 2019 include the following:

  • X (Matriculation) mark sheet and certificate for Date of Birth verification
  • XII (Intermediate) mark sheet and certificate
  • Graduate mark sheet and certificate
  • Reservation certificate (if applicable)

How to get the UPSC CDS-I Admit Card 2019?

Candidates, whose application forms have been successfully accepted, will be able to download the admit card from the official website of UPSC. The CDS-I admit card 2019 will be made available three weeks prior to the exam. Please note no admit card will be sent through the post.

CDS-I Exam Pattern 2019

Prior to taking the exam, candidates must familiarize themselves with the exam pattern. The exam patterns for INA, IMA, AFA and OTA are tabulated below:

CDS-I 2019 Exam Pattern for INA, IMA, AFA

Topics

Maximum Marks

Duration

General Knowledge (GK)

100

2 hours

Elementary Mathematics

100

2 hours

English

100

2 hours

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CDS-I 2019 Exam Pattern for OTA

Topics

Marks

Duration

English

100

2 hours

General Knowledge (GK)

100

2 hours

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There will be negative marking in the exam for the wrong answer. One-third of the marks allotted to the question will be deducted as penalty.

Tips for preparation of the CDS Exam 2018

There is no substitute for hard work for an exam. And, CDS is no exception. The exam pattern has been mentioned above. Keeping this into consideration, candidates should prepare for their exam. After a thorough study, solving papers of the last 4-5 years prove very useful. Apart from this, they should indulge themselves in online preparation that includes online practice tests, video lectures, live classes and online test series.

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