UPSC CDS 1 2021 Notification – Download Official Notification PDF

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.

 Click here to Download UPSC CDS 1 2021 Notification PDF

UPSC CDS 1 2021 Notification – Important Dates

Important EventsImportant Dates
Release Date of Official Notification28th October 2020
Start Date of Online Application28th October 2020
Last Date of Online Application17th November 2020 (till 6:00 PM)
Admit Card Release Date3 weeks before the exam
Exam7th February 2020
ResultTo 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 —

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100
Elementary Mathematics2 Hours100
Total6 Hours300

(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy —

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100
Total4 Hours200


  • 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

RankLevelPay (in Rs.)
LieutenantLevel 1056,100 – 1,77,500
CaptainLevel 10 B6,13,00 – 1,93,900
MajorLevel 116,94,00 – 2,07,200
Lieutenant ColonelLevel 12A1,21,200 – 2,12400
ColonelLevel 131,30,600 – 2, 15,900
BrigadierLevel 13A1,39,600 – 2,17,600
Major GeneralLevel 141,44,200 – 2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG ScaleLevel 151, 82, 200 – 2,24,100
HAG+ScaleLevel 162,05,400 – 2,24,400
VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)Level 172,25,000/- (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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