UPSC CDS (1) 2021 Notification (Issued), Check Exam Date, Eligibility & Vacancy

Last Modified on : 16 Jan 2022    Author : Meenakshi
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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the UPSC CDS Notification 2021 on its authorized site for admission to courses of Combined Defence Services (CDS) including Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Officers Training Academy (OTA). The UPSC has notified a total of 345 vacancies under the UPSC CDS (I) 2021. The online registration and application process has begun already for UPSC CDS 2021 examination.

UPSC CDS (1) 2021 Notification – Important Dates

Below you can find the important dates of UPSC CDS (1) 2021 exam.

Release of UPSC CDS (I) 2021 Notification

28th October 2020

Start of Online Application Process

28th October 2020

Last date of Online Application Process

17th November 2020

Withdrawal of application form

24th November to 30th November 2020 

UPSC CDS 2021 Exam Date

7th February 2021

Release of UPSC CDS Admit Card

3 Weeks before exam date

UPSC CDS (1) 2021 Vacancy Details

A total of 345 vacancies will be filled in IMA, INA, OTA and AFA through the UPSC CDS Exam 2021. Have a look at these vacancy details for each course below:

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun - 100 Vacancies (152 (DE) Course commencing in January, 2022)
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala - 26 Vacancies (Course commencing in January, 2022 for Executive (General Service)/Hydro)
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) - 32 Vacancies (Training Course commencing in January, 2022)
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai - 170 Vacancies (115th SSC (Men) (UPSC) Course commencing in April 2022)
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai - 17 Vacancies (29th SSC Women (UPSC) Course commencing in April 2022)

UPSC CDS Application Process 2021 – Steps To Fill Application Form

Step 1 – Go to the official UPSC website.

Step 2 - Click on Registration Part I link.

Step 3 - Enter required details and generate Registration ID.

Step 4 - Complete Registration Part II by filling the application form.

Step 5 - Upload scanned images of Photograph & Signature (In .jpg format of minimum 20 KB and maximum 300 KB).

Step 6 - Select Exam Centre.

Step 7 - Pay Application Fees (Female/SC/ST - No Fee; GEN/EWS/OBC- ₹ 200).

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