UPSC CDS 1 2021 Notification: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the UPSC CDS I 2021 Notification on its official website There are a total of 345 vacancies. Aspirants can apply online on or before November 17 till 6 pm. The Official UPSC CDS Recruitment Notification for CDS (1) 2021 has been released. Read further to know about UPSC CDS Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Salary, Exam Pattern, How to Apply & Direct Link to Apply and more for UPSC CDS Recruitment 2021.

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UPSC CDS 1 2021 Notification – Important Dates

Important Events Important Dates
Release Date of Official Notification 28th October 2020
Start Date of Online Application 28th October 2020
Last Date of Online Application 17th November 2020 (till 6:00 PM)
Admit Card Release Date 3 weeks before the exam
Exam 7th February 2020
Result To be Announced


UPSC CDS 1 2021 Notification Vacancy Details

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun: 100 posts
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala: 26 posts
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad: 32 posts
  • Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras): 169 posts
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai: 17 posts

UPSC CDS 1 2021 Notification Eligibility Criteria

According to the Official UPSC CDS 1 Recruitment notification, given below is the eligibility criteria for the recruitment drive. The candidates need to be unmarried.

Age Limit 

  • Indian Military Academy (IMA)– 19 to 24 years
  • Air Force Academy (AFA)– 19 to 23 years
  • Indian Naval Academy (INA)– 19 to 22 years
  • Officers Training Academy (OTA)– 19 to 25 years
  • Age relaxation is applicable as per rules

Educational Qualification:- 

  • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy-Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
  • For Indian Naval Academy—Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
  • For Air Force Academy-Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

CDS Exam Pattern & Selection Process

Check the Exam Pattern & CDS Selection Process as given below –

  1. Written examination
  2. Interview for intelligence and Personality Test

(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy —

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 Hours 100
Total 6 Hours 300

(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy —

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
Total 4 Hours 200


  • The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only and the question papers of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be bilingual in Hindi and English.
  • There will be negative marking for every wrong answer marked by you.

UPSC Recruitment – Salary & Pay Scale

Rank Level Pay (in Rs.)
Lieutenant Level 10 56,100 – 1,77,500
Captain Level 10 B 6,13,00 – 1,93,900
Major Level 11 6,94,00 – 2,07,200
Lieutenant Colonel Level 12A 1,21,200 – 2,12400
Colonel Level 13 1,30,600 – 2, 15,900
Brigadier Level 13A 1,39,600 – 2,17,600
Major General Level 14 1,44,200 – 2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG Scale Level 15 1, 82, 200 – 2,24,100
HAG+Scale Level 16 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG) Level 17 2,25,000/- (fixed)


How to Apply UPSC CDS 1 2021 Notification

UPSC CDS Recruitment – Direct Link to Apply

  • Click the Direct Link to Apply given above.
  • Go to New Registration at the top of the page.
  • Fill your Personal and Educational details and register yourself.
  • Note down your Registration Number and Password.
  • Go to Apply Now across the post you want to apply for.
  • Enter your Registration Number & Password.
  • Add correct CAPTCHA and click the submit button.
  • Fill your Personal details carefully.
  • Claim for Age Relaxation, if you are eligible.
  • Select the Name of the Post you want to apply for.
  • Upload your scanned Photograph, Signature and other prescribe Documents.
  • Submit the Application Form and take its print out.
  • Note down the Application Number for future reference.
  • Alternatively, you can apply from the Official Website of UPSC.
  • Go to Online Recruitment Application for various Recruitment Posts.
  • Follow the above steps carefully.

The online Applications can be withdrawn from 27.10.2020 to 17.11.2020 till 6.00 PM.

UPSC CDS Application Fee

Application Fee – Rs. 200/- (except Female, SC/ST candidates)

This application fee can be paid either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.

UPSC CDS 1 2020 Official Notification

Get all other details regarding the CDS Recruitment Notification by reading the Official Notification given below –

 Click here to Download UPSC CDS 1 2021 Notification PDF


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