UPSC CDS Recruitment 2021 | CDS Notification for Exam Dates, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result & More

UPSC CDS Notification 2021: The Combined Defence Service Examination (CDS) is administered by the Civil Service Union Recruitment Committee of the Indian Military Academy, the Officer Training Academy, the Indian Naval Academy, and the Indian Air Force Academy. The CDS (2) official notification will be published on August 4, 2021. Read the article to have complete details on UPSC CDS Exam 2021.

UPSC CDS Notification 2021: Overview

Conducting Body Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam Name Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam
Exam Level National Level
Frequency of Exam Twice in a Year
Mode of Exam Offline
Qualification Graduate
Selection Process Written Exam, SSB Interview
After Selection Training at IMA/ OTA/ INA/ AFA
Exam Duration One day
Official Website

CDS Notification 2021: Exam Date

The CDS important dates listed below will assist you in planning your study and keeping track of future events:

Events CDS 1 CDS 2

Written exam

07-Feb- 2021


Release of notification 



Application form



Last date to apply



CDS Notification 2021: CDS (1) 2021 Vacancy

A total of 345 positions have been announced for the CDS I 2021 test, according to the CDS Notification 2021.

Academy Vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala 26
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 32
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (SSC Men) 170
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (SSC Women) 17
Total 345

CDS Eligibility Criteria 2021

The CDS eligibility criteria include information on nationality, age, and educational background. Before filling out the application form, candidates should make sure they meet the qualifying requirements. Only those individuals who meet the eligibility requirements will be considered for CDS recruitment.

CDS Notification for Application Form 2021

On the official website, the CDS application form is available online. The application form is divided into two sections. Part I consists of the candidate’s registration, branch selection, verification of information, and generation of a registration ID. Part I is paying the application cost, choosing an exam centre, and uploading scanned images of your photo and signature.

 CDS Syllabus 2021




The question paper of English is designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English

General Knowledge

The paper test a candidate’s knowledge regarding Current Affairs. The paper includes questions on the History of India and Geography

Elementary Mathematics

This paper comprises questions from Arithmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensuration, and Statistics

CDS Exam Pattern 2021

CDS Exam Pattern For IMA, INA & AFA

Subjects Number of Questions / Maximum Marks Time Duration
English 120 / 100 2 hours
Elementary Mathematics 100 / 100 2 hours
General Knowledge (GK) 120 / 100 2 hours
Total 340 / 300 6 hours

CDS Exam Pattern For OTA

Subjects Number of Questions / Maximum Marks Time Duration
English 120 / 100 2 hours
General Knowledge (GK) 120 / 100 2 hours
Total 240 / 200 4 hours

CDS Study Material 2021: Best Books for CDS Exam, & Previous Year Papers

The CDS is managed by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to select candidates for admission to the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Officer Training Academy (OTA). The competition is fierce for taking an exam like this. The first and most important step of UPSC CDS Preparation Tips is to choose the CDS Study Materials.

UPSC CDS Notification 2021: CDS Admit Card

The Union Public Service Commission will issue the 2021 CDS (2) Admit Card in the last week of October 2021. To download the CDS Hall Ticket, the candidate must enter the registration number. It is an important document for candidates to bring to the CDS Exam Centre.

UPSC CDS Notification 2021: CDS Result

UPSC has released the 2020 CDS (I) recommended candidate’s marks on March 23, 2021. The results will be announced on the official website in PDF format. On May 24, the final results along with CDS Cut off of UPSC CDS (I) 2020 of the Officer Training Academy (OTA) were announced. The results of the physical examination were not included in the final list. The CDS Answer Key will release just before the CDS Result.

UPSC CDS Notification: CDS (1) & (2) Official Notification PDF

CDS Notification 2021: CDS (I) PDF Click Here
CDS Notification 2020: CDS (2) PDF Click Here

We have covered complete details on UPSC CDS Notification 2021. If you have any queries, feel free to comment below.

FAQs on UPSC CDS Notification 2021

When will the UPSC CDS notification for CDS 2 be available?

The Union Public Service Commission will release the CDS 2 notification 2021 on August 4th, 2021.

What information can I find in the UPSC CDS notification?

Exam dates, application process, number of positions, exam pattern, syllabus, and other details are all included in the CDS notification.

What is the cost of applying for the CDS exam?

The CDS exam has a Rs 200 application fee. Female/SC/ST candidates, on the other hand, are excluded from paying the fee.

How can I pay the CDS exam application fee?

CDS application fees can be paid in two ways: online or offline.

How many times CDS exam is conducted?

The CDS exam takes place twice a year, in February and September/November, 2021.

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