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UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam 2020-2021: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold the Combined Defence Services (CDS 1) Examination2021 on 7th February 2021 for admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. Eligible candidates apply online for UPSC CDSE Examination (I), 2021 (including SSC Women Non Technical Course) on or before 17th November 2020.

UPSC COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (II), 2020 (EXAMINATION NOTICE NO.10/2020.CDS-II)

Name of the Course

Approximate Number of Vacancies

Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun 151st (DE) Course commencing in January 2022 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC 'C Certificate (Army Wing) hold­ers]

100

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala — Course commencing in January 2022 Executive (General Service) [including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC 'C' Certificate holders (Naval Wing)]

26

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad — (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in January 2022 i.e. No. 211 F(P) Course [03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry]

32

Officers' Training Academy, Chennai — 115th SSC (NT) Course commencing in April 2022

170

Officers Training Academy, Chennai — 29th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April 2022

17

Age Limits, Gender and Marital Status:

✔️ For IMA: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1998 and not later than 1st July, 2003 only are eligible.
✔️ For Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1997 and not later than 1st July, 2002 only are eligible.
✔️ For Air Force Academy: 20 to 24 years as on 1st July, 2021 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July, 1997 and not later than 1st July, 2001.
✔️ For Officers' Training Academy (SSC Course for men): Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1996 and not later than 1st July, 2002 only are eligible.
✔️ For Officers' Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried women, issue less widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd July, 1996 and not later than 1st July, 2002.

Educational Qualifications:

✔️ For Indian Military Academy and Officers' Training Academy: Degree of a recognised University or equivalent. 
✔️ For Indian Naval Academy: Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/ Institution.
✔️ For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Application Fee:

✔️ ₹ 200/- for General and OBC Candidates.

✔️ The fee can be made either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/ State Bank of Hyderabad/ State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/ State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit Card. No fee for SC / ST and all Female candidates.

Selection Process:

✔️ Competitive Written Examination (OMR Sheet)

✔️  Interview / Personality Test.

Centres of Examination: Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bareilly, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dharwad, Dispur, Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Kochi, Kohima, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Port Blair, Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Visakhapatnam.

How To Apply: Eligible Candidates are required to apply Online through UPSC Online Portal. The candidates are required to fill Part I and Part II Registration. The closing date for submission of online registration is 17/11/2020 till 18:00 Hours. The online Applications can be withdrawn from 24th to 430th November 2020 up to 6.00 PM.

Help Desk: In case of any guidance/ information/ clarification  regarding their application, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No.011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 hrs. to 17.00 hrs.

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FAQs:

✅ What is UPSC CDS Exam?

Every year, UPSC conducts Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination for selection of Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy courses.

✅ How many vacancies in UPSC CDS 2021?

Total number of UPSC CDS I Exam 2021 vacancies is 345. 

Name of the Course and Approximate No. of Vacancies:-

✔️ Indian Military Academy, Dehradun — 100
✔️ Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala - 26
✔️ Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) - 32
✔️ Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) (Men) -17
✔️ Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) (Women) - 17

✅ What is the exam date for UPSC CDS I 2021 Exam?

A Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2021 will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 7th February, 2021.

✅ What is the last date for apply for UPSC CDS 1 2021?

Eligible candidates apply online for UPSC CDS Exam (I), 2021 through UPSC commission's online portal @ upsconline.nic.in. The last date for submission of online applications is 17th November 2020 up to 6:00 PM.

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