UPSC CDS Recruitment 2020 – 344 Posts


Union Public Service Commission has released the UPSC CDS Recruitment 2020 notification on 05/08/2020. Notification is out for 344 Vacancies for Combined Defence Services Examination. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online from 05/08/2020 to 25/08/2020. Candidates can view the post details, vacancy details, eligibility criteria, selection process, applying method, fee structure and important dates on this page.

Name of the Post: Combined Defence Services Examination

Post Date: 06/08/2020

No of Vacancies: 344

Place: Dehradun, Ezhimala, Hyderabad & Chennai

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Important Dates for UPSC CDS Recruitment:

Start Date of Online Application 05/08/2020
Last Date of Online Application 25/08/2020 (6:00 PM)
Online Applications can be withdrawn 01/09/2020 to 07/09/2020
Last Date for Online Fee Payment 25/08/2020 (6:00 PM)
Last Date for Fee Payment by Cash 24/08/2020 (11:59 PM)
Exam Date 08/11/2020

Vacancy Details of UPSC CDS Recruitment:

S. No Name of the Course No. of Posts
1 Indian Military Academy, Dehradun -151 (DE) Course commencing in July 2021[including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders] 100
2 Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala – Course commencing in July 2021 Executive (General Service) / Hydro [including 06 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC Special entry) holders ] 26
3 Air Force Academy, Hyderabad – (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July, 2021 i.e. No. 210 F(P) Course [including 03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry] 32
4 Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)114th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in October 2021 169
5 Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 28th SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in October 2021 17
6 Total 344

Pay Scale:

Applicable as per UPSC rules.

Age limit (as on 01/07/2021):

Candidates born not earlier than 2/07/1997 and not later than 1/07/2001.

S. No Minimum Age Limit
Maximum Age Limit
1 20 Years 24 years

Age relaxation is applicable as per rules.

Educational Qualification:

  • For I.M.A. and Officers Training Academy, Chennai – candidates should have completed a Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
  • For Indian Naval Academy – candidates should hold a Degree in Engineering from a recognized University / Institution.
  • For Air Force Academy – candidates should hold a Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Selection Process:

The selection will be based on

  1. Written Exam
  2. Interview

Application Fee:

Candidates should pay through online.

S. No Category Application Fees
1 UR / OBC / Other 200/-
2 SC / ST / PWD / Women Nil

How to Apply for UPSC CDS Recruitment:

  • Candidates should apply online by visiting the official website of UPSC
  • Candidates should have a valid email-id and mobile number.
  • Candidates must upload all the required documents.
  • The Online Applications can be filled up from 05th August 2020 to 25th August 2020 till 6:00 PM.
  • Candidates can pay either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash or by using net banking facility of SBI.
  • After submitting the Online Application, the candidates are required to take out a print out of the finally submitted application.
  • The online Applications can be withdrawn from 01/09/2020 to 07/09/2020 till 6.00 PM.

Important Links for UPSC CDS Recruitment:

For Official Website Click here
For Official Notification Click here

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