UPSC Defence Services Examination-I 2021

UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) (I) 2021  


The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold the Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) (II), 2020 on 7th  February 2021 for admission to Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Naval Academy, Ezihimala, Air force Academy, Hyderabad, and Officers Training Academy, Chennai for the courses (Men and Women) for recruitment of following 345 Sarkari Naukri Vacancy of Officers in Navy, Army, and Indian Air Force. (UPSC Advt. No. 2/2021.CDS-I)

Online application on prescribed format is invited by UPSC for Recruitment of Trainee Officers in Indian Armed Forces for through Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) (I), 2021. This is the detailed information about UPSC Defence Services Examination-I 2021.

UPSC Defence Services Examination-I 2021

UPSC CDS(I) 2021 Examination - 345 Vacancies 


  1. Indian Military Academy, Dehradun: 100 vacancies for 152 (DE) Course commencing in January 2022 (including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders)
  2. Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala: 26 vacancies for Executive (General Service)/Hydro (including 06 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC Special entry)) holders Course commencing in January 2022
  3. Air Force Academy, Hyderabad: 32 vacancies for (Pre-Flying) 32 Training Course commencing in January 2022 Course. (including 03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry)
  4. Officers Training Academy, Chennai: 170 vacancies for 115th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April 2022
  5. Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Women): 17 vacancies for 29th SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April 2022.


Conditions of Eligibility for CDS-(I) Exam 2021


(A) Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status

  1. For Indian Military Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1998 and not later than 1st January 2003 only are eligible.
  2. For Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1998 and not later than 1st January 2003 only are eligible.
  3. For Air Force Academy: 20-24 years i.e. Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1998 and not later than 1st January 2002 only are eligible.
  4. For Officers' Training Academy - (SSC Course for Men): Male candidates (Unmarried or Married) born not earlier than 2nd January 1997 and not later than 1st January 2003 only are eligible.
  5. For Officers Training Academy - SSC (Women Non- Technical) Course :  (a) 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 not earlier than 2nd January 1997 and not later than 1st January 2003.

(B) Educational Qualifications

  1. For Indian Military Academy and Officers' Training Academy: Degree of a recognised university or equivalent.
  2. For Naval Academy: Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution.
  3. For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognised university (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution.
  4. Candidates who are studying in the final year Degree Course and yet to pass final year degree examination or equivalent examination can also apply for the Examination, but they will be required to submit proof of passing the Degree Examination or equivalent examination by the specified dates.

(C) Physical Standards 


candidates must be physically fit according to the physical standards for admission to combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) (I), 2021 as prescribed in the detailed advertisement at UPSC website. Published  for https://www.SarkariNaukriBlog.com

Application Fee


Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using the Net Banking facility of SBI  or by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit Card.


How to Apply for UPSC CDS Exam-I 2021?  


Candidate must apply online in the prescribed format at http://upsconline.nic.in/mainmenu2.php from 28/10/2020 to 17/11/2020 6.00 pm for UPSC Combined Defence Service Exam (I) 2021.  The online Applications can be withdrawn from 24/11/2020 to 30/11/2020 till 6.00 PM.

Detailed Information for UPSC CDS Exam (I) 2021


Complete details and other information are available at the commission website at https://www.upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/Notif-CDSE-I-21-Engl.pdf for UPSC Defence Services Examination-I 2021.


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