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UPSC CDS I Recruitment 2020

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 RecruitmentUPSC CDS I Recruitment 2020
Name of the OrganisationUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
CategoryLatest Notification
No. of Vacancies345
Application ModeOnline
Last Date to Apply17 November 2020
UPSC CDS I Exam Date 20207 February 2021


UPSC CDS (I) Important Dates 2020

Important EventsDates
Date of Notification28th October 2020
Starting Date of Application28th October 2020
Last Date to apply online17 November 2020 (till 6:00 PM)
Last Date for Fee Payment (online)17 November 2020 (till 6:00 PM)
Date of examination7 February 2021
Tentative Result DateApril 2021

UPSC CDS I 2020 Vacancy Details

Name of the CourseVacancy
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala26
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai170
Officers Training Academy, Chennai—29th SSC Women (Non-Technical)17

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 postQualification
I.M.A. and Officers’ Training AcademyDegree of a recognized University or equivalent.
Indian Naval AcademyDegree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
For Air Force AcademyDegree 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:

SubjectMaximum Marks
General Knowledge100
Elementary Mathematics100

Exam Pattern For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy

SubjectMaximum Marks
General Knowledge100

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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