CDS 2020 Application Form, Exam Dates 1st & 2nd, Eligibility, Result

CDS 2020CDS 2020: The Union Public Service Commission, under the constitution of India, is required to conduct nation-wide Combined Defense Services (CDS) examination to select eligible candidates for the Indian Military Academy, National Defense Academy, Air Force Academy, the Officers Training Academy and the Naval Academy. Eligible women candidates absorb into the Officers Training Academy. Just read the below here we are giving the details CDS 2020-21 Application Form, Exam Dates, Exam Pattern, Eligibility, etc

CDS 2020 Notification – Released:

  • CDS 1 2020 & CDS 2 2020 notification has been released.
  • CDS 1 2020 notification will be released on 30th October 2019 & CDS 2 2020 notification will be released on 05th August 2020.

CDS Exam 2020 Highlights:

Exam NameCDS – Combined Defence Services Exam
Conduct ByUPSC – Union Public Service Commission
Type of ExamNational Level Recruitment Test
CDS Exam DateFebruary 2 2020 & November 8 2020
EligibilityBachelor’s degree in Engineering required for IMA, INA, and AFA
Application ModeOnline
Mode of ExamOffline
CDS 1 2020 Exam Date2nd February 2020
CDS 2 2020 Exam Date8th November 2020
CDS Helpdesk011-23098543 /23381125 / / 23385271 / 23098591

CDS 1 2020 Application Form:

  • The candidates require applying online for all the UPSC examinations including the CDS I and II.
  • The online application forms portal reach via the official website of the UPSC.
  • It is active when the official notification of the examination provides.
  • The application process divide into two parts.
  • Part I requires the candidate to furnish personal, educational and residential details for registration purposes.
  • A valid and correct phone number and email address must be provided for the same.
  • The examination fee is Rs 200 (no fee for women and reserved category students), then paid via an online gateway provided, or via SBI challan generated from the website.
  • The challan is to be submitted with cash at the SBI Cash counter the next day.
  • Part II of the application filling procedure requires the candidate to scan the photograph and signature images and restrict the size according to the guidelines and upload them on the website.
  • Before clicking the submit button the candidate is advised to, take the printout of the filled in the application form for future reference.
  • The availability of admit cards is notified on the website accordingly.

CDS 1 2020 & CDS 2 2020 Exam Date:

Find below the about the CDS 1 2020 Exam Date & CDS 2 2020 Exam Date, Candidates also check below the Application form submission date, Deadline to submit an application form, Admit card release date, etc:

Events CDS 1 2020 Exam DateCDS 2 2020 Exam Date
CDS 1 & CDS 2 Notification Release30th October 201905th August 2020
Deadline to submit the application19th November 2019 25th August 2020
Issue date of CDS 1 & CDS 2 Admit Card11th January 202011th October 2020
CDS 1 2020 & CDS 2 2020 Exam Date02nd February 202008th November 2020
Result Date Announcement23rd March 2020 (announced) December
Interview conducted onFor IMA August 2020
For OTA November 2020
To Be Notified
CDS 1 2020 & CDS 2 2020 Final Result PublishedTo Be NotifiedDecember 2020

Number of Vacancies for CDS 1 & CDS 2 Exam:

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala45
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai225
Officers Training Academy, Chennai Women (Non-Technical) Course16

CDS 2020 Eligibility Criteria:

  • An Unmarried male who is born between January 1994 to January 1998 ( aged between 20 to 24 years as on January 2020) is eligible to apply for the CDS I 2020 Examination for gaining entry into the Indian Air Force Academy.
  • The Indian Military applies the age limit as 19 to 24 years as of January 2020.
  • For the Officers, Training Academy, unmarried or widowed male/female candidates must not be older than 25 years and younger than 19 years of age, as in January 2020.
  • For the CDS II examination, the candidate must be born between July 1994 to July 1999.
  • The educational qualifications required for, candidates interested in the Indian Military and the Air Force is a degree (10+2) from any recognized university.
  • For the Indian Navy, an engineering degree from a recognizes university is sought. For age relaxation norms refer to the notifications for the CDS I and II examinations.

CDS 2020 Exam Pattern:

  • The examination of the candidates who chose the Officer’s Training Academy for recruitment tests the candidate in English and General Knowledge for maximum marks of 200.
  • The mode of the exam will be Offline (Pen-Paper).
  • The candidates aiming to admission into Indian Military, Navy, or the Air Force must prepare English, Elementary Mathematics and General Knowledge.
  • The candidates allot two hours for each subject and a maximum of 100 marks is awarded in each subject.

CDS Exam Pattern for IMA, INA & OTA:

English1002 hours
General Knowledge1002 hours
Elementary Mathematics1002 hours

CDS Exam Pattern for Officer Training Academy (OTA):

English1002 hours
General Knowledge1002 hours

UPSC CDS 2020 Syllabus & Answer Key – Click Here

CDS 2020 Admit Card Download:

The CDS-1 2020 Admit Card will be released on 11th January 2020. Candidate must have to download & take a print out the admit card from the official website. The Admit has the details related to the exam venue, exam date, candidate name, roll no, etc.

Steps to download the Admit Card:

  • Go to UPSC Official Website –
  • You find here CDS Examination 2020 click this.
  • You will see there login ID & Password. Enter both User ID & Password.
  • There you will see  E-Admit Card click this you will see on the screen Admit Card, Download it.

CDS 2020 Result:

CDS 2020 Result will be announced on the official website. The authority also sends the mail to the candidate who qualifies the exam. After the result candidate will be called for the SSB/Interview.

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Steps to download the Result:

  • Visit the official website of Union Public Service Commission (
  • Then click on the “Results” link.
  • Now check the link for  “UPSC CDS I Result” and click on it.
  • Enter the details such as Registration Number & Date of Birth.
  • Click on the “Submit” button.
  • Check your Result & download it.

27 thoughts on “CDS 2020 Application Form, Exam Dates 1st & 2nd, Eligibility, Result

  • Sir I’ll complete my B.E. in 2020 now I’m pursuing my degree so can I apply in CDS 2020 and my DOB is 2/3/1998, please reply

  • Interested

  • what is the eligibility criteria for ncc cadets in cds,ota?

  • Sir , is it mandatory to write both CDS I and CDS II exams , or any one of the two .

    • No only 1 paper can do
      Their is no difference. The only difference is that your training will start in January (for CDS 1) and in july-august(for CDS 2) . CDS is the exam for defence forces conducted by UPSC twice a year hence CDS1 and CDS 2!

    • any one of them …bcuz upsc conducts it biannually

  • sir meri dob 15 January 1997 hai and me final year me hu , me ota ke liye dec.2019 me apply kr skti hu sir plzz guide me

  • Sir meri dod 16/9/ 1995 hai me cds 1 OTA 2020 ka from fill kr sakta hu kya

  • Sir Mera DOB 18/12/1994 Hai Mein CDS 1 OTA 2020 Ke Liye Apply kar Sakta Hoon

  • Sir ,I am sukanya das .I am graduate. sir my date of birth 20 march 1995. cds1 2020 ota i can apply.

  • Sir my date of birth is 7 october 2000.
    Am i eligible for next cds paper which is held on february 2020

  • Sir meri date of birth 18/7/1995 hai… Kya m 2020 ota female k liye eligible hun?

  • Sir meri DOB-16 march 2001 h… Kya m eligible hu cds1 2020 Or in 2feb2020 exam… Please tell me

  • Sir my DOB is 27-12-1995 …Kya Main CDS 1 2020 OTA ke liye eligible hun ?

  • My dob is July 1999 can I attempted CDs 1 in 2020

  • Hello sir meri DOB 24/08/1995 he kya me CDS 2020 ke liye eligible hu kya?

  • Hello sir, my dob is 11/07/1995
    Am I eligible to apply for CDS 1 2020 ??

  • Sir meri d.o.b 12/7/2000 h.. Kya m cds1 m apply kr skti Hulu…….. Plzzzz btao

  • Sir,My D.O.B is 19 sept 1995 and i am graduate,can i aplly for CDS 2020 exam??

  • sir my birth year is 1995 am i eligible for cds 2 2020?
    upsc ke cds notification mein age limit jan2 1996 se july2 2001 hai
    ye update cds 2 ke liye bhi apply hota hai ?

  • Sir DOB is 12th oct 1995…I gave CDS2 2019 but I m not eligible for SSB. Now I apply online form CDS 1 2020 .I can’t feel this form ..reason of age limit.. Why????

  • Hello sir… My DOB is 16/10/1999… Am i eligible for CDS2 2020 ?

  • Sir, I have one supply in 5th semester.I wrote it.the result will be declared on march 2020.I had no any other supply.
    Am I eligible for exam?please reply fast.

  • Sir.. My dob 02/02/1996 h kya m cds m air Force ya army k liye eligible hu

  • hi ofter completion of cds2 2020…when will get interview call? how many month it will take?can u please guide me …mi dob is 7 march 1997.. ?

  • Sir, my daughter is a BE Civil Engineer, 23 years old, height 5ft 10 inch very much interested to join any Indian force or Officers Training Academy. Kindly let me know what is the max weight eligibility to join Indian Armed Forces or OTA.

  • My dob is 22/09/1996.
    Which exam i can apply?


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