UPSC CDS | 2020 Online form

This is notification to inform all the intrested candidates that UPSC CDS | 2020 Online form are available now. All the information regarding Vacancy Post details and information are mentioned below.

Name of Post : UPSC Combined Defence Service CDS I Recruitment 2020 Online

FormPost Date : 30 October 2019 | 12:00 PM

Vacancies Details : Total 418 Post

Information : Union Public Service Commission UPSC has Invited applicants to fill Online Application Form for the Recruitment Post of Combined Defence Service First I Examination 2020. Those Candidates Are Interested to the Following Form and Completed the All Eligibility Criteria in CDS I Can Read the Full Notification and Apply Online. This is the great opportunity for every applicant who is willing to for this post.

About CDS (Combined Defence)

The “Combined Defence Services” (CDS) Examination is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. Those Candidates who have missed the opportunity to crack NDA examination, they have the golden opportunity to serve the nation through CDS. Usually the CDS examination are conducted in the month of February and November as the Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June. UPSC CDS | 2020 Online form is available now. Candidates who are not married are the only one’s who can apply for this CDS exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

Age limit

Indian Military Academy19–24 years
Air Force Academy19–24 years
Naval Academy19–24 years
Officers’ Training Academy19–25 years

Scheme of Examination

  • Indian Military Academy / Air Force Academy / Naval Academy

All the papers are of objective type.

Subject Marks
English100
General Knowledge100
Elementary maths100
Total300
  • Officers’ Training Academy

Type of questions : Each paper has objective type of question

Subject Marks
English100
General Knowledge100
Total200

Important Dates for UPSC CDS | 2020 Online form

Application Begin30/10/2019
Last Date of Apply Online19/11/2019 Till 06:00 PM
Last Date Fee Payment19/11/2019
Exam Date02/02/2020
Admit Card AvailableJanuary 2020
Result DeclaredMarch 2020

Examination fees

UPSC CDS | 2020 Online form examination fees for all category candidates are as below –

* General / OBC : 200/-
* SC / ST / Female : 0/- (Exempted)
* Pay the Examination Fee Through Challan or Net Banking, Debit Card, Credit Card Fee Mode.

Eligibility and Vacancies for different posts :-

Here are as mentioned Eligibility and Vacancies for different posts of UPSC CDS | 2020 Online form.

Post NameTotal Post Age Between Eligibilty
Indian Military Academy( IMA)10002/01/1997 to 01/01/2002Passed / Appearing Bachelor Degree in Any Stream at Any Recognized University.
Indian Naval Academy (INA)4502/01/1997 to 01/01/2002Passed / Appearing Bachelor Degree in Engineering at Any Recognized University.
Air Force3202/01/1997 to 01/01/2001Bachelor Degree in Any Stream with Physics, Mathematics in 10+2 Level OR Bachelor Degree in Engineering
Officers Training Academy (OTA)22502/01/1996 to 01/01/2002Passed / Appearing Bachelor Degree in Any Stream at Any Recognized University.
OTA Women1602/01/1996 to 01/01/2002Passed / Appearing Bachelor Degree in Any Stream at Any Recognized University.
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Important Tips to Prepare for UPSC CDS 2020 Examination

Tips for CDS Exam Preparation

Tips for UPSC CDS | 2020 Online form
Tips for UPSC CDS | 2020 Online form

In this we have mentioned some important preparations tips for candidates who are willing to sit in UPSC CDS Examination in 2020. If you are dedicated towards preparing for CDS 2020 Examinations then surely these tips would be fruit full for you. We have few tips to help you in your prep journey.
1. Plan Well!

There is a phrase “Well begun is half done” it means if you have begun well to prepare for any examination your already half done. Planning is the most important part to crack any examination and the UPSC CDS examination preparation depends on how you plan your study. You can make a routine for whole day and plan which topic you are going to cover as the time you are dedicated to prepare each day. Go through the syllabus throughly and plan when and how you can prepare.

2. Know your Syllabus.

You can make list of your syllabus to be covered in CDS exam provided on the website. It is important to go through syllabus so that you will know what exactly you need to study an updated checklist of the completed/pending topics in the computer or write it down in easy manner in notebook.

3. Stay updated

Candidates must be updating themselves for the knowledge that cannot be studied overnight. AS the Major section of CDS exam includes the General Knowledge section. You can start by reading newspapers, watching the news on TV; attend debates and discussions that will make you up to date. The supreme goal is to be well-versed in a range of topics from government policies, politics, the economy to scientific developments to sports, etc.

4. The Clock is ticking

Those who knows the art of time management are the ones who can compete any competitive examination as this time managing skills increases there chance to qualify. All these examination are generally designed to test your speed. Time Management skills should be part of your examination preparation to manage time wisely, not just during the paper, but also in terms of the amount of time you assign towards studying each topic, revising it.

5. Study Topic wise

You should firstly ensure what time are you willing to give for preparing the CDS examination. According to that you need to manage your time to study all the subject on alternate time that will help you cover your syllabus as well as it will be easy to remember what you have studied till now. Do not give your all time to prepare for only one subject all the time and once it get over to move on to next one as it will make you forget what you have studied once you move on to next subject.

6. Practice makes perfect

Practicing is a art of making human perfect. As you need to remember always that no amount of practice is too much. Candidates need to solvevUPSC CDS model papers to practice for the exam and revise your concepts in manner to be prepared fully for exam. There are also a couple of test series and mock tests available online.

7. Developing the right attitude

You will be applying for the post of an officer, so you need to build a personality befitting that of an officer. You can start by striving to be calmer while making judgments, learning to gauge a situation by looking at it from all perspectives and practicing to become a fair and just person. Your ability to handle difficult/tricky situations will play a major role in your selection to the defence services.

8. Positive Attitude and confidence –
All of this being said and done, what is going to matter the most is your ability to stay confident till the exam gets over. It is easy to lose hope when you are preparing for an exam. The key is to develop a positive attitude and keep persevering to attain your goal.

Final Words :- UPSC CDS is a group of Officer Job, so prepare well if you want to serve your nation being CDS Officer.

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