The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Combined Defence Services Examination, or CDS, to recruit Commissioned Officers in the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force.
Selected candidates from across the country undergo training under The Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) are selected applicants (OTA). The test is usually held twice a year, in February and September. The national-level defence entry examination attracts lakhs of candidates every year.
The Union Public Service Commission is set to release the CDS (I) 2021 written exam results soon. The result will be available in PDF format on UPSC’s official website. The roll numbers and names of qualified candidates will be displayed in the result. Candidates will be shortlisted for the SSB Interview based on their CDS written exam results.
|Name of exam||Combined Defence Services Examination|
|Conducted by||Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)|
|Exam frequency||Twice a year|
|Exam duration||Two hours|
|Language of question paper||English and Hindi|
|Exam Fees||Rs 200|
|Exam purpose||To select candidates as Commissioned Officers in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force|
|CDS 1 vacancies||345|
|No of the cities where the test will be held||41|
Candidates need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria to appear for the CDS exam.
For admission to the CDS exam, candidates must be physically qualified according to physical standards.
CDS 2021 exam dates have been released through UPSC Calendar 2021.
|CDS I 2021 Events||CDS I 2021 Dates|
|Release of notification||28-Oct-2020|
|Application process||28-Oct-2020 to 17-Nov-2020|
|CDS II 2021 Events||CDS II 2021 Dates|
|Release of notification||04-Aug-2021|
|Starting of the application process||04-Aug-2021 to 17-Nov-2020|
The selection process of CDS Exam 2021 is as follows:
The application form is available online. The application form is divided into two sections: Part I is the registration process, and Part II is the completion of the detailed online form. Both online and offline payment modes are available for application fees. Male candidates in the General and OBC categories must pay Rs 200 as application fees, while female, SC, and ST candidates are exempted.
The Union Public Service Commission released CDS 1 2021 on January 7. For all enrolled candidates, admit cards were made available on the official website. Candidates must log in with their registration number or roll number to access their admit cards.
According to the CDS exam pattern, the written exam for the IMA, INA, and Air Force is divided into three sections: English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics. The exam has a total score of 300. The Officers’ Training Academy written exam is divided into two sections: English and General Knowledge. The exam has a cumulative score of 200. Candidates who pass the written exam are called for the SSB Interview, which includes an intelligence and personality test.
CDS result is announced in two phases: written exam and final selection. The results for both phases are published in PDF format on the official website. The roll numbers of qualified candidates are displayed in the result. It is important to score qualifying marks in both the written exam and the SSB Interview. The CDS cutoff is announced a few days after the results are announced.
The SSB Interview have two stages: a psychological aptitude test and an intelligence test. Candidates who pass the first stage are called for the second stage.
Candidates are selected based on their performance in the written exam and the SSB interview. Selected candidates will be sent to the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, the Indian Naval Academy in Ezhimala, the Air Force Academy in Hyderabad, and the Officers’ Training Academy in Chennai for training.
The CDS (1) written exam was conducted in 41 different cities. The CDS exam centre details were written on the admit card. Candidates had to choose their exam centres when filling out the application form. Candidates were assigned CDS exam centres on a first-come, first-served basis. Once an exam centre was fully booked, it was frozen. Candidates had to select one from the remaining options.
On 7th February, the CDS I 2021 exam analysis was released. General Knowledge, Mathematics, and English were also included in the exam analysis. The overall difficulty level of General Knowledge and English, according to the students, was moderate. In comparison to last year, the Mathematics paper was difficult. Candidates may use CDS exam review to learn about the total and section-by-section difficulty level, important topics, question distribution by topic, etc.