UPSC Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination-I 2020 Notification

Union Public Service Commission has invited online applications for the Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) (I), 2020. CDS 2020 will be conducted for 418 vacancies in the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Naval Academy, Ezihimala, Air force Academy, Hyderabad and Officers Training Academy, Chennai for the courses (Men and Women)

Vacancies:

  1. Indian Military Academy, Dehradun: 100 vacancies
  2. Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala: 45 vacancies
  3. Air Force Academy, Hyderabad: 32 vacancies
  4. Officers Training Academy, Chennai: 225 vacancies
  5. Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Women): 16 vacancies

Age Limit:

  1. For Indian Military Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1997 and not later than 1st January 2002 only are eligible.
  2. For Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1997 and not later than 1st January 2002 only are eligible.
  3. For Air Force Academy: 20-24 years i.e. Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1997 and not later than 1st January 2001 only are eligible.
  4. For Officers’ Training Academy – (SSC Course for Men) : Male candidates (Unmarried or Married) born not earlier than 2nd January 1996 and not later than 1st January 2002 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 1996 and not later than 1st January 2002.

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 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.

Candidates applying for CDS 2020 must be physically fit according to the physical standards for admission to combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) (I), 2020

Application Fee:

General Candidates: Rs. 200/-

Female/SC/ST candidates: No Fee

Fees can be paid either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI  or by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit Card.

Important Dates:

Last Date to Apply Online for CDS 2020 exam: 19/11/2019 6.00 pm

Important Links:

Apply Online: http://upsconline.nic.in/mainmenu2.php

CDS 2020 PDF Notification Download: https://upsc.gov.in/sites/default/files/Notice-CDSI2020-Engl-Final.pdf

CDS 2020 Discussion Group: http://gosarkari.com/forums/topic/upsc-cds-2020-notification-is-out/

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