CDS 2020: Exam Date, Eligibility, Application Form, Pattern, Result

CDS 2020: UPSC is going to be conducting CDS 2020 examination to select the eligible candidates for Indian army, navy, air force and officer’s training academies. The exam is held twice a year- within the month of February and November. Candidates are going to be able to apply for the test in on-line mode from November 2019 and August 2020 for February and Nov test respectively.

The test are going to be conducted in pen and paper mode and the qualifying candidates are going to be shortlisted for interview. Qualifying the interview will make the candidates eligible for selection in Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officer’s Training Academy (OTA).

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CDS 2020 NOTIFICATION: CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOADING CDS APPLICATION FORM 2020.

CDS 2020 NOTIFICATION: CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOADING CDS ADMIT CARD 2020.

CDS 2020 Major Highlights:

The candidates applying for the examination ought to make sure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions to appear for the examination.
All the candidates are needed to provide valid & active e-mail id in application form as the Commission may contact the candidates through them.
In case of any question regarding application, candidature etc. The candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter.
Except Indian national candidates, a certificate of eligibility is a must to carry by other candidates.
All the documents like application form, admit card, result, etc ought to be kept safe until the method of selection is over.
All communications to the Commission ought to contain name & year of the exam, roll number (if received), registration id, candidate’s full name (block letters), postal address as in application , if any.
In case of multiple applications, the one with the higher rid of(Registration ID) are going to be considered.
Once applications are submitted, candidature can’t be withdrawn under any circumstances.

CDS Important Dates 2020:

Events

Tentative Dates

For CDS I

For CDS II

Online application form release

November 2019, 2nd week

August 2020, 2nd week

Final date to submit the application

December 2019, 1st week

September 2020, 2ndweek

Issue of admit cards

January 2020, 3rd week

October 2020, last week

Date of examination

February 2020, 1st week

November 2020, 3rd week

Result Declaration

May 2020

December 2020

Availability of interview call letter

August 2020, 4th week (for IMA)

November 2020, 4th week (for OTA)

To be announced

Final result announcement

To be announced

To be announced

CDS 2020 Eligibility Criteria:

Below- mentioned eligibility criteria should be fulfilled by the candidates hoping to appear for CDS 2020 exam:

For CDS I:

For IMA and INA: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1997 and not later than first January 2002 are eligible.
For AFA: Candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1997 (1995 for those with commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA) and not later than first January 2001 are eligible.
For OTA (Men): Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than2nd January 1996 and not later than first January 2002 are eligible.
For OTA (Women Non-Technical): Unmarried women, issueless widows and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who haven’t remarried & born not earlier than 2nd January 1996 and not later than first January 2002.

For CDS II:

For IMA and INA: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1997 and not later than 1st July 2002 are eligible.
For AFA: Candidates born not earlier than second July 1997 (1995 for those with commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA) and not later than first July 2001 are eligible.
For OTA (Men): Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than second July 1996 and not later than first July 2002 are eligible.
For OTA (Women Non-Technical): Unmarried women, issueless widows and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who haven’t remarried & born not earlier than 2nd July 1996 and not later than 1st July 2002.

Nationality:

The candidate ought to be any of the following:
A citizen of India.
A subject of Bhutan or Nepal.
Tibetan refugee who came to India before first January 1962 with the intention to settle here permanently.
A person of Indian origin who has migrated here from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling.

Educational Qualification:

For IMA and OTA: Graduate degree of a recognized university or equivalent is needed.
For INA: Candidates with degree in engineering from a recognized university/ institution are eligible.
For AFA: Those with degree of a recognized university with Physics and arithmetic at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering will apply.
Candidates appearing within the final year exam of their degree within the year 2020 also are eligible to apply.

Physical Standards:

Candidates should be physically fit per physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services examination as per guidelines of the Commission.

CDS Application Form 2020:

Interested candidates can apply on-line for CDS 2020 by visiting the official UPSC web site upsconline.nic.in.
In the application, the candidates are going to be asked to provide their personal details like name, email id, gender, etc and education details related to your degree exam.
Choice for IMA, INA, AFA and OTA ought to also be given within the application within the order of preference.
Candidates may also choose the examination centers of their choice within the application form.
Photograph and signature of the candidates in scanned format are going to be uploaded.
The application form complete in all respect may be submitted together with the prescribed fee.
After successful submission of application form, a printout ought to be taken and kept safe for future reference.

CDS 2020 Application fee:

The application fee are going to be Rs. 200/ for CDS exam 2020. SC/ ST/ ladies candidates are going to be exempted from payment of application fee.
Payment of fee may be done on-line using net banking/ debit card/ credit card or offline using pay-in-slip.
The pay-in-slip may be generated on-line during registration and fee may be paid in cash at any branch of SBI.

CDS 2020 Exam Pattern:

Mode of exam: Offline.
Type of questions: Objective type.
Medium of test: Hindi & English both, apart from English section.
Negative marking: 1/3rd marks are going to be subtracted for each incorrect answer.

For IMA, INA, and AFA:

Subject

Maximum Marks

Duration

General Knowledge

100

2 hours

Elementary Mathematics

100

2 hours

English

100

2 hours

For OTA:

Subject

Maximum Marks

Duration

English

100

2 hours

General Knowledge

100

2 hours

CDS 2020 Syllabus:

The syllabus for the CDS 2020 exam is given as:
English: Queries are going to be asked to test candidates’ understanding of English. General Knowledge: Knowledge Of Current Events, Scientific Aspects, History Of India, Geography, etc.
Elementary Mathematics: Elementary number Theory, Algebra, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Statistics and Geometry.

CDS 2020 Admit Card:

Admit card are going to be released around 3 weeks before the commencement of the examination.
The candidates are going to be able to download their admit card from the official web site of UPSC using their registration id, date of birth, roll variety, father’s name, etc.
Any problem in downloading the admit card or any discrepancy ought to be communicated to the commission one week before the test.
No candidate can ordinarily be allowed to take the examination unless he/she holds a valid admit card.
Candidates ought to note that name within the admit card may be abbreviated in some cases due to technical reasons.                                                              

CDS 2020 Result:

The result of CDS 2020 examination are going to be declared in on-line mode.
The Commission can prepare a list of the candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks within the test.
Such candidates can got to register themselves on the web site of recruiting directorate.
Candidates who are declared successful in the written test are going to be called for intelligence and personality test at SSB.
In order to be considered for selection, the candidates can got to qualify in the written test and SSB test separately.
The candidates who are selected for Air Force and naval Aviation are going to be given Pilot aptitude test.
Failing this test even within the past can create the candidates ineligible for selection into Air Force. Those wearing spectacles regularly also will not be considered for Air Force.

CDS 2020 Selection Process:

The final result are going to be announced after the candidates clear each written and SSB test.
Candidates who are shortlisted for selection can got to undergo medical fitness test.
Documents and eligibility of the candidates also will be verified at the same time.
Final selection are going to be done on the basis of merit of the candidates, the options exercised by them and number of vacancies accessible.

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