UPSC CDS 1 2021: Notification, Exam Date, Vacancies, Syllabus, Eligibility and More

Updated Sat, 26 Dec 2020 10:08 AM IST

The Union Public Service Commission conducts Combined Defence Service Examination twice every year to recruit eligible candidates to serve as officers in the Indian Defence Forces. UPSC CDS 1 2021 written exam is scheduled to be held on 7th February, 2021. Candidates who qualify the written exam will be called for the SSB Interview to be finally selected.

UPSC CDS 1 2021 Notification was released on the official website of UPSC on 28 October 2020

UPSC CDS 1 2021 Important Highlights
Release of Notification 28 October, 2020
Last Date of Application 17 November, 2020
Form Withdrawl Dates 24 November to 30 November, 2020
CDS 1 2021 Exam Date 7 February, 2021
CDS 1 2021 Result To be announced
CDS 1 2021 Interview Dates To be announced
CDS 1 2021 Final Result To be announced

CDS 1 2021 Vacancies:
The total vacancies in different academies are as follows:
Indian Military Academy 100
Indian Naval Academy 26
Air Force Academy 32
Officers' Training Academy, Chennai 170
Officers' Training Academy, Gaya 70

CDS 1 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Nationality A candidate must be citizen of India, a subject of Bhutan or Nepal or a Tibettan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962.
Educational Qualifications Indian Military Academy and Officers' Training Academy: Candidate should be a graduate from a recognised University.
Indian Naval Academy: Candidate must have an engineering degree from a recognised University/Institute.
Air Force Academy: Candidate must be a graduate from a recognised University, with Maths and Physics in class 12 or should be a gradute in engineering.
Age Limit Indian Military Academy- 19-24 Years of Age
Officers' Training Academy- 19-25 Years of Age
Indian Naval Academy- 19-22 Years of Age
Air Force Academy- 19-23 Years of Age
Marital Status Indian Military Academy- Unmarried
Indian Naval Academy- Unmarried
Air Force Academy- Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried.
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course)- Unmarried Women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible.
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for Men)- Unmarried

CDS 1 2021 Exam Pattern

Written Exam:
For Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy candidates are asked questions from English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics, however for candidates applying for Officers' Training Academy candidates have to only answer questions from English and General Knowledge. To know about exam pattern in detail - CDS 1 2021 Exam Pattern

Interview: Candidates who clear the written exam have to appear for a interview, where the Intelligence and Personality of the candidates is tested.

CDS 1 2021 Syllabus
The questions in the written exam are asked from English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics as per the Exam Pattern. The questions are elementary.

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The questions are of class 12 and graduation level. To know about CDS 1 2021 Syllabus is detail.

CDS 1 2021 Admit Card
The admit card for CDS 1 2021 will be available on the official website of UPSC three weeks before the exam. 

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