UPSC CDS I Recruitment 2020 Apply Online for 345 Posts

UPSC CDS I Recruitment 2020:  Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official notification for the CDS (Combined Defence Services) Examination-I 2021. Candidates who want to serve their country in best possible way can read the complete article and apply online for this examination.

UPSC CDS I Recruitment 2020: Overview

The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility criterias for this examination. The last date for submitting UPSC CDS I Online Application is 17 November 2020. In this article we are going to provide you the important details regarding this recruitment like Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit, Application Fee & the application process. You are advised to read the complete article before apply online.

Name of the Recruitment UPSC CDS I Recruitment 2020
Name of the Organisation Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Category Latest Notification
No. of Vacancies 345
Application Mode Online
Last Date to Apply 17 November 2020
UPSC CDS I Exam Date 2020 7 February 2021
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UPSC CDS (I) Important Dates 2020

Important Events Dates
Date of Notification 28th October 2020
Starting Date of Application 28th October 2020
Last Date to apply online 17 November 2020 (till 6:00 PM)
Last Date for Fee Payment (online) 17 November 2020 (till 6:00 PM)
Date of examination 7 February 2021
Tentative Result Date April 2021

UPSC CDS I 2020 Vacancy Details

Name of the Course Vacancy
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala 26
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai 170
Officers Training Academy, Chennai—29th SSC Women (Non-Technical) 17
Total 345

UPSC CDS 1 2020 Selection Process

The selection will be done on the basis of national level test named “CDS 1 Examination 2020”. After that Interview tests to conducted by SSB. (The interview is 4 day process in which candidates shall be tested on the basis of Personality Test, Group Testing Officer Task, Psychology Test and Conference.)

  • Written Examination
  • Interview/ Intelligence Test/ Personality Test
  • Document Verification(DV)
  • Medical Examination(DME)

UPSC CDS 1 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit (as on 01-01-2022)

Minimum Age: 20 Years
Maximum Age: 24 Years
Candidates born not earlier than 2-01-1998 and not later than 1-01-2002 (Age relaxation is applicable as per rules.)


Name of post Qualification
I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
Indian Naval Academy Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
For Air Force Academy Degree of a recognized University

Application Fee

Candidates required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only) (excepting Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee)

UPSC CDS 1 Writtent Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy is as follow:

Subject Maximum Marks
English 100
General Knowledge 100
Elementary Mathematics 100

Exam Pattern For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy

Subject Maximum Marks
English 100
General Knowledge 100

Important points

  • The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only.
  • There will be negative Marking of one third (0.33)) for each wrong answers
  • The question papers will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.
  • Total Time duration for each subject will be 2 hours.

How to Apply for UPSC CDS 1 Exam 2020?

The direct link to apply online is mentioned below. You can apply online through official website of UPSC from 28th October 2020 to 17 November 2020 (till 6:00 PM) by following steps:

  • Click on the link given below or visit
    ]Click on the link “Exam Notification – Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2020”.
  • After That Click on “Apply” Button.
  • You need to complete the registration process first.
  • Login with registration no and pasword.
  • Enter personal details.
  • Upload a scanned copy of the same Photo ID, Photograph & Signature
  • Select your examination centre.
  • Pay application fee.
  • Print a copy of the application form for future use.

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