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UPSC CDS 2021: Union Public Service Commission has released the notification for Combined Defence Services Examination of 339 vacancies. Candidates with the qualification of B.E/ B.Tech/ Any Degree can apply for this post. The selection process is based on the written exam and interview. Eligible candidates can apply for this exam online on or before 24 August 2021. The detailed eligibility and UPSC CDS application form procedure are given below.

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UPSC CDS-Combined Defence Services Exam 2021:

UPSC CDS-Combined Defence Services Exam 2021 for Combined Defence Services Examination 2021:

Exam Name Combined Defence Services Examination
Qualification B.E/B.Tech/Any degree
Total Vacancies 339
Experience Freshers
Salary Rs.15,500 – 2,50,000/-
Job Location Across India
Last Date 24 August 2021

UPSC CDS Combined Defence Services Exam 2021 – Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualification:

  • For I.M.A. and Officers Training Academy, Chennai: 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.

Age Limits:

  • 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, 1998 and not later than 1st July, 2003 only are eligible.
  • For Air Force Academy:20 to 24 years as on 1st July, 2022 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July, 1998 and not later than 1st July, 2002
  • For Officers Training Academy: (SSC Course for Men) candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1997 and not later than 1st July, 2003 only are eligible.
  • For Officers Training Academy: (SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women, issueless 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, 1997 and not later than 1st July, 2003.

Note: Male divorcee/widower candidates cannot be treated as unmarried male for the purpose of their admission in IMA/INA/AFA/OTA, Chennai courses and accordingly they are not eligible for these courses.

Academy Wise Vacancies: 339 Posts

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 153rd (DE) Course commencing in July, 2022 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders]  – 100 Posts
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala Course commencing in July, 2022 Executive Branch  (General Service)/Hydro [including 03 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC  Special Entry ) holders ] – 22 Posts
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July, 2022  i.e. No. 212 F(P) Course – 22 Posts
  • Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 116th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in October, 2022 – 116 Posts
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 30th SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course  commencing in October, 2022 – 16 Posts

Salary:

  • Lieutenant : Level 10 – 56,100 -1,77,500
  • Captain : Level 10 B – 61,300- 1,93,900
  • Major : Level 11 – 69,400 – 2,07,200
  • Lieutenant Colonel : Level 12A – 1,21,200 – 2,12,400
  • Colonel : Level 13 – 1,30,600-2, 15,900
  • Brigadier : Level 13A – 1,39,600-2,17,600
  • Major General : Level 14 – 1,44,200-2,18,200
  • Lieutenant General HAG Scale : Level 15 – 1, 82, 200-2,24,100
  • HAG+Scale : Level 16 – 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
  • VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG) : Level 17 – 2,25,000/-(fixed)
  • COAS Level : 18 – 2,50,000/-(fixed)
  • Military Service Pay (MSP) to the officers from the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier – Rs 15.500 p.m. fixed

UPSC CDS 2021 Selection Process:

The selection process is based on the Written Examination and Interview for intelligence and personality test.

Scheme of Examination:

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

Subject Duration Max Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 Hours 100

For Admission to Officers Training Academy :

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100

Application Fee: Rs.200/-

Note: Female/SC/ST candidates are exempted from application fee.

Mode of Payment: Depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking the facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.

How to Apply for UPSC CDS Combined Defence Services Exam 2021?

All interested and eligible candidates can submit their online application to the official website (www.upsconline.nic.in ) on or before 24 August 2021.

For More Details: Click here

To Apply: Click here



Important Dates:

  • UPSC CDS 2 Notification: 04 August 2021
  • Opening Date of UPSC CDS 2 Application: 04 August 2021
  • Last Date of UPSC CDS 2 Online Application: 24 August 2021
  • The online Applications can be withdrawn from 31 August to 06 September 2021
  • UPSC CDS 2 Exam Date 2021: 14 November 2021
  • UPSC CDS 2 Result Date 2021: to be announced
  • UPSC CDS 2 Interview Date 2021: to be announced
  • UPSC CDS 2 Final Result Date 2021: to be announced

UPSC CDS-Combined Defence Services Exam 2021 for Combined Defence Services Examination (II) 2021:

Exam Name Combined Defence Services Examination (II) 2021
Qualification B.E/B.Tech/Any degree
Total Vacancies 400
Experience Freshers
Job Location Across India
Last Date 29 June 2021

UPSC CDS Combined Defence Services Exam 2021 – Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualification:

  • For I.M.A. and Officers Training Academy, Chennai: 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.

Note: Candidates who are studying in the final year/semester Degree course who have any present backlog up to the last semester/year can also apply.

Age Limits:

  • For IMA: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2003 only are eligible.
  • For Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2003 only are eligible.
  • For Air Force Academy:20 to 24 years as on 1st January, 2022 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2002
  • For Officers Training Academy: (SSC Course for Men) candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1997 and not later than 1st January, 2003 only are eligible.
  • For Officers Training Academy: (SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women, issueless 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 January, 1997 and not later than 1st January, 2003.

Note: Male divorcee/widower candidates cannot be treated as unmarried male for the purpose of their admission in IMA/INA/AFA/OTA, Chennai courses and accordingly they are not eligible for these courses.

Academy Wise Vacancies: 400

  • Army – 208 Posts
  • Navy – 42 Posts
  • Air Force – 120 Posts
  • Naval Academy – 30 Posts

UPSC CDS 2021 Selection Process:

The selection process is based on the Written Examination and Interview for intelligence and personality test.

Scheme of Examination:

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

Subject Duration Max Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 Hours 100

For Admission to Officers Training Academy :



Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100

Application Fee: Rs.200/-

Note: Female/SC/ST candidates are exempted from application fee.

Mode of Payment: Depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking the facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.

UPSC CDS 2021 – Examination Centres:

Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizwal, Bangalore, 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, Praygraj (Allahabad), Raipur, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Udaipur and Visakhapatnam.

How to Apply for UPSC CDS Combined Defence Services Exam 2021?

All interested and eligible candidates can submit their online application to the official website (www.upsconline.nic.in ) on or before 29 June 2021.This notification based on UPSC Exam Annual Calendar 2021

For More Details: Click here

To Apply: Click here

Important Dates:

  • Date of CDS Exam (II) Notification: 05 September 2021
  • Closing date of Online Application: 29 June 2021
  • Last date for Payment of Application Fee: 28 June 2021
  • Withdrawal of Online applications: 06 July 2021 to 12 July 2021

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