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UPSC CDS Notification 2020 Released @ upsc.gov.in | Check the Important dates, Application fee, Vacancy details, Eligibility and more here


Updated: Oct 31,2019 13:09 IST
UPSC CDS Notification 2020 Released @ upsc.gov.in | Check the Important dates, Application fee, Vacancy details, Eligibility and more here
UPSC CDS Notification 2020 Released @ upsc.gov.in | Check the Important dates, Application fee, Vacancy details, Eligibility and more here

UPSC CDS exam will happen in February and September for the post of officer cadre in the army, air force, and military. The questions asked for the UPSC CDS exam 2020 are from General Knowledge, Elementary Maths and English Language. 

Candidates can check the important dates and also apply for the UPSC CDS Exam 2020 from the link given below.  

Check and Download- UPSC CDS Notification 2020 

UPSC CDS Notification 2020: UPSC has released the CDS Notification 2020 on its official website @ upsc.gov.in. The UPSC CDS registration process began on 30th October 2019. Candidates can get the details like Application Fee, Vacancy Details, Eligibility and more from this article. Get the detailed information regarding the UPSC CDS Notification 2020 here.

UPSC CDS Notification 2020 released by UPSC on its official website @ upsc.gov.in. The UPSC CDS application process began on 30th October 2019. UPSC also released the new UPSC CDS exam calendar for the year 2020-21. Candidates can apply for UPSC CDS from 30th October to 19th November 2019. The UPSC will conduct the exam to hire candidates to the 150th (DE) course of Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun, Air Force Academy (AFA) Hyderabad, Indian Naval Academy (INA) Ezhimala, Officers Training Academy (OTA) Chennai (113th SSC Men NT & 27th SSC Women NT). 

UPSC announced that totally of 418 vacancies are to fill under the UPSC CDS 2020. UPSC CDS 1 2020 exam will happen on 2nd February 2020.    

Important Dates for UPSC CDS Exam 2020: 



Online Application Began on

30 October 2019

Last Date to Apply

19 November 2019

Exam Date

2 February 2020

Admit Card Release Date

January 2020

Result Date

April 2020

Candidates can check the Application Fee, Vacancy Details, Eligibility and more from the below sections.

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UPSC CDS Notification 2020 to be Released @ upsc.gov.in

UPSC CDS 2020 Notification:@ www.upsc.gov.in Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will discharge the notice for Combined Defense Services Examination (I) 2020 tomorrow (Precisely on 30 October 2019), according to the UPSC Calendar 2020. Qualified and intrigued competitors can apply online for UPSC CDS 1 from 30 October 2019. The last date for submitting UPSC CDS Online Application is accessible on 19 November 2019. 

Applicants are required to apply online by utilizing the site www.upsc.gov.in


UPSC CDS 1 Exam will be hung on 02 February 2020 (Sunday). Selected up-and-comers will get admission to the 150th (DE) course at Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun, Indian Naval Academy (INA) Ezhimala course, Air Force Academy (AFA) Hyderabad instructional class, 113th SSC Men NT in Officers Training Academy (OTA) Chennai, and 27th SSC Women NT in Officers Training Academy Chennai. The last choice will be arranged by legitimacy subject to medicinal wellness and reasonableness in every single other regard and number of opening accessible.

Any Important Details and Dates on UPSC CDS Notification 2019?

For the Aspirants Ease of Access, we have shared essential dates and events to be scheduling in the upcoming days for UPSC CDS 2019 Notification.

UPSC CDS Notification 2019

Name of the Board

Union Public Service  Commission (UPSC)

Name of the Exam

Combined Defence Services Exam

Application Start Date

30th October 2019

Last Date for the Submission of Application

19th November 2019

Mode of Application


Selection Process

1.Written Test 
2.Personal Interview 
3.Personality Test

Exam Dates

02nd February 2020

Official Site for Application


What is the Application Fee for UPSC CDS 2020 Exam?

The UPSC fees structure for all the categories are, and payment methods discussed in detail below.

  • The fees for the CDS application form is ₹ 200/-
  • SC/ST/Females are exempted from fee payment.
  • The payment submission is available in both offline and online mode.
  • The payment can be made via Net Banking, Mastercard/Debit Card, or cash deposit in any branch of SBI Bank.

What about CDS 1 2020 Vacancies?

For CDS 1 2020 exam, the vacancy details have been released and tabulated for simple understanding. Check the CDS 1 2020 vacancies below:

CDS Course

Total Vacancies

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun


Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala


Indian Air Force Academy, Hyderabad


Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Men)


Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Women)


Who are all Eligible for UPSC CDS 2020?

The aspirants are advised to check the eligibility criteria given below to check before applying for CDS 1 2020 examination. Candidates should fulfill the eligibility criteria of the UPSC CDS exam at the following levels:

1. Nationality

A candidate should be:

  • The Citizenship of India, or
  • The subject of Nepal/Bhutan, or
  • Tibetan refugee who had migrated to India before January 01, 1962 with the intention of Permanent Settle, or
  • An individual of Indian Origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire, & Vietnam for permanent settle purpose in India.

2. Age Limit

The aspirants must check the age limit to appear for CDS (I) 2020 exam for various posts in Combined Defence Services from the table below:




Indian Military Academy



Indian Naval Academy



Indian Air Force Academy



Officer Training Academy



Officer Training Academy



3. What Physical Standards are Required for UPSC CDS 2020?

The aspirants who have applied for different posts of the CDS exam should be mentally and physically fit to meet the physical standard guidelines, as mentioned in the official notification.

4. Educational Qualification

Here comes the essential criteria to check the educational qualification requirement of the UPSC CDS 1 2020 exam for different job posts from the table below.


Educational Eligibility Criteria


Graduate from Recognized University


Engineering Degree from Recognized University


Engineering Degree (Physics & Maths at 10+2) or B. Tech from Recognized University


Graduate from Recognized University

How and where to apply for UPSC CDS (I) 2020 Exam?

To Appear for UPSC CDS I 2020 Exam candidates must follow the steps below to apply online for the CDS 1 Exam 2020:
Step 1: Navigate to official site upsconline.nic.in and Click "ONLINE APPLICATION FOR VARIOUS EXAMINATIONS OF UPSC."
Step 2: In the Page click on column "Click Here for PART I against Combined Defence Services Examination (II)”
Step 3: Under the section of PART, I read the instructions given and once read entirely in the Bottom click on Yes.
Step 4: Now fill the Application form appearing on the screen, with your personal and contact details.
Step 5: Select your preference for the academies as per age & qualification.
Step 6: Now continue to the next step in which The Registration ID will generate.
Step 7: After that The candidates should then head to "Part II" of the application form.
Step 8: The immediate Next step is to deposit the fee of Rs. 200/- as fees.
Step 9: Once after the fee payment made, select the early accessible examination center from your location.
Step 10: Now, Upload the scanned copy of your photograph and signature as per the file size & dimensions specified in the official notification.
Step 11: Click to "Submit." And Print/ Download the application form for future use



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