CDS 1 2021 Notification and Exam Date

CDS 1 2021 Notification is going to be published by Union Public Service Commission on 28 October 2020 as per the UPSC Examination Calendar 2021 and some important dates are released officially by UPSC. Candidates who are interested to apply for UPSC CDS I 2021 notification can apply at and UPSC conducts CDS exam twice a year and this is one of the most popular defence exams among the aspirants who are willing to join as an Officer in the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, and Officers Training AcademiesSSBCrackExams takes the initiative and helps the youngsters to know the CDS Exam 2021 eligibility criteria, exam dates, selection, etc., If you are planning to write the CDS 1 2021 Exam, you can read the following details below. A short summary of eligibility criteria for CDS 1 2021 Exam is given below:

CDS 1 2021 Important Dates: UPSC has published the CDS 1 2021 notification and important dates. Let’s have a look at the detailed schedule for CDS 1 2021 exam.

CDS 1 2021 Application Start Date28 Oct 2020
CDS 1 2021 Application Last Date17 Nov 2020
CDS 1 2021 Exam Date07 Feb 2021
CDS 1 2021 Admit Card Download DateBefore 3 weeks of exam
CDS 1 2021 Result Date (Expected)Mar – April 2021

CDS 1 2021 Eligibility Conditions: Now we will be going through the eligibility conditions of CDS 1 2021 Notification, here we can get the maximum knowledge about the notification issued by UPSC and we can know the new amendments and updations done by UPSC it might be in syllabus, exam pattern, recruitment stages.

CDS 1 2021 Educational Qualifications: Candidates should be well known with the education qualifications before applying the examination. Here we brought the complete details of the educational qualifications required for CDS 1 2021 Notification.

INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMYB.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics & Maths)
AIR FORCE ACADEMYGraduation, B.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics &Maths)

CDS 1 2021 Age limit: As compared to educational qualification age limits also plays a vital role in the CDS 1 2021 notification because UPSC has kept some cut-off dates for the eligibility. So before applying to try to go through the full notification provided by UPSC.

INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY19-2402 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2003
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY19-2402 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2003
AIR FORCE ACADEMY20-2402 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2002
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (MEN)19-2502 Jan 1997 to 01 Jan 2003
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (WOMEN)19-2502 Jan 1997 to 01 Jan 2003

CDS 1 2021 Selection Procedure: CDS follows a three-stage recruitment process it consists of:

  • Written Test
  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Examination
  • Merit List

CDS 1 2021 Examination Pattern: UPSC follows a standard and very transparent manner to conduct the CDS 1 2021 examination. The written examination consists of the below subjects:

A) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:


B) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:


CDS 1 2021 SSB Interview 2021 involves 2 stages:

  • Stage 1 consists of officer intelligence rating, picture perception, and description test.
  • Stage 2 involves interview, group testing officer task, psychology test, and conference

CDS 1 2021 How to Apply:

  • Visit the official website — or
  • Click on the UPSC CDSE 1 2021 link
  • In part – I of the registration, submit your basic information.
  • In part II, fill the payment details and choice of exam center, upload your photo and sign as per guidelines
  • Save and submit it and take a print out for further reference
CDS 1 2021 Notification Other important details:

Application fee: Rs 200/- SC, ST and women candidates are exempted from application fee

Examination Centers: UPSC CDS 1 2021 exam will be held in 41 CDS Exam Centers across India.

Cut Off: Students who score more than the cut-off are considered for SSB interview. Cut Off will be declared by the board based on the applications received and candidates qualified in the first stage of the recruitment process. Now we will look into the expected cut off marks for all the academies.

1IMA115 – 125
2INA110 – 125
3AFA130 – 140
4OTA (MEN)75 -85
5OTA (WOMEN)75- 85
Q1. Can I apply for CDS exam with a backlog?

A. No, you need to clear all backlogs.

Q2. Can a final year student apply for CDS exam?

A. Yes, final year candidates can apply for CDS, but make sure you are completing your degree before the date of joining.

Q3. Will I get multiple SSB interview calls if I clear CDS exam for ore than one option?

A. No, you will get only one SSB call for the first preference you have cleared.

Q4. Can women apply for IMA, AFA, NA through CDS exam?

A. No, women can only apply for OTA Chennai through CDS exam.

Q5. When CDS 1 2021 will be conducted?

A. It will be conducted on 07 Feb 2021.


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  1. Monika

    My dob is 5 dec 1995.. so am i eligible for cds feb 2021 exam?
  2. Koushik

    Sir my age is 22 years 10 mnths Did I am eligible for ima I am pursuing with last year
  3. Iaraplang Ryntathiang

    Sir does degree percentage matters for interview
  4. pratibha

    my date of birth 30/8/1994 can i able for CDS 1 2021
    1. Osama Pansare

    2. SAnjay

      My dob is am I eligible for AFA
  5. Tushar kant

    What is the syllabus for CDS1 2021
  6. Akshay Rana

    Sir what is the estimate date for SSB interview for cds 1. 2021
    1. Chirag

      My DOB is may 1998,, is there any chance left after CDS I 2021,,. Can i also give CDS II 2021…?
      1. Sonal

        I am in third year of graduation ,can I apply for cds1/2021
      2. Iaraplang Ryntathiang

  7. Arpan rai

    After results is declared how many it takes to get call letter for ssb ota
  8. Sandeep Kumar

    Sir, can i apply for OTA ,my course is BCA, In final year,..
    1. Lidu

      IS women eligible for AFCAT (NON TECH)?
    2. Monika

      What is the need for English spoken in this ..... Is it compulsory?
      1. Osama Pansare

        Yes, bcz ssb interview will be conducted in English only.
  9. GuruPramod

    Sir/Mam Can I write NDA 1 and 2 In 2Puc .
  10. GuruPramod

    Sir/Mam Can I write NDA 1 and 2 In 2Puc .
  11. Nivedita

    Sir/madam i have a doubt that .... kya me cds 1 2021 ka form fill kar shakti hu kya lekin me 2 year me hu and at the time of joining academy mere paas graduation ke degree hogi ... to kya me form fill kar sahkti hu 28 oct 2020 ko ... please reply me
    1. Shubham Sharma

      Yes u can fill just take care that you fall in the criteria mentioned
    2. Vidya

      Can we only write CDS 2 exam to join OTA.
      1. Nitish Kumar

        Sir m graduation k fast year m Hu kya m CDs k liye eligible hu
  12. Amit Joshi

    SSC+Diploma engineering+Degree in Engineering... can apply CDS or not
  13. Priyanka Kushwah

    I will completed our graduation in this year now I will be apply or not because I m confused
    1. Raghu

      Is there any age relaxation???

        After clear exam how many days to take publish merit list??
    2. Nitish Kumar

      Sir m graduation k fast year m Hu kya m CDs k liye eligible hu.
  14. Teja

    My date of birth is 29 Nov 1997 can i apply for CDS 1 2021?
    1. Umar A Muddapur

      My date of birth is 30.3.2003 can I able to right cds exam
    2. Osama Pansare

      Yes, but u can apply only for cds OTA.

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