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UPSC CDS Application Form 2024 (Dec 20): Apply Online for CDS 1


UPSC CDS Application Form 2024: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the CDS 1 2024 application form on December 20, 2023. The last date to apply online is January 9, 2024. Candidates who apply for this exam but do not wish to attempt the test could withdraw their application till the deadline given. However, before filling out the CDS 1 application form, all aspirants must ensure they satisfy all eligibility terms and conditions because failure to do so could result in being disqualified from the recruitment.

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*Steps to practice UPSC CDS unlimited questions are mentioned below in this article.

Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements before applying for this examination. Scroll down to know more about the registration dates, steps to apply online, and more.

Latest Update:
— As per CDS exam date, UPSC is to conduct CDS 1 on April 21, 2024. The UPSC CDS 1 notification will be issued on December 20, 2023. Take CDS mock tests to boost your exam preparation.

CDS 1 2024 Application Form

UPSC conducts the Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam twice a year for candidates who want to join the Indian Air Force, Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, or Officer’s Training Academy. It is important that applicants keep track of all the important dates for CDS 1 so that they do not miss out on any information.

EventsCDS 2024 Dates
Release of CDS 1 NotificationDecember 20, 2023
Release of Online Application FormDecember 20, 2023
Last Date for Filling out CDS Application FormJanuary 9, 2024
Withdrawal of Application FormJanuary 2024
Release of CDS 1 Admit CardMarch 2024
CDS 1 Written ExamApril 21, 2024
Declaration of CDS 1 ResultMay 2024
CDS 1 Interview DateTo Be Notified
Declaration of Final ResultMay 2024

Documents Needed for CDS Online Registration

Before starting the online application process for UPSC CDS exam, candidates must have the following information ready with them:

  • Soft copies of the matriculation certificate & other educational documents (to fill out the application form)
  • Valid phone number
  • A valid email ID
  • Scanned copy of photograph, signature & photo ID proof
Photograph20 KB – 300 KBJPG
Signature20 KB – 300 KBJPG
Photo ID Card20 KB – 300 KBPDF

How To Practice Questions on UPSC CDS Exam?

Know the steps to practice questions on the UPSC CDS Exam 2024 below:

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Use the mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the “Getting a Government Job” menu bar.
  • 4th Step: Select the Goal “Defence” from the dropdown and click “Next”.
  • 5th Step: Search and select “UPSC CDS” on the search bar and click “Next”.
  • 6th Step: Select the preferred language and click “Done”.
  • 7th Step: Click “Practice” from the header Section.
  • 8th Step: Scroll down to the “Subjects” section.
  • 9th Step: Click on any UPSC CDS Exam subjects.
  • 10th Step: Scroll down to click on the chapters from the selected subject to begin the practice.

How To Apply Online for CDS 2024?

The CDS application form has two parts: Part 1 and Part 2. Check out the details on steps to apply for this exam below:

  • Part 1: This part involves the registration process. Candidates have to enter personal details and other information. After successful registration, a registration ID will be generated, which will be required to proceed to part 2 of filling up the CDS application form.
  • Part 2: Candidates have to enter their payment details, and examination centre, and upload their photograph, signature, photo identity card, and declaration.

Part-1 Registration

  • 1st Step: Visit the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) official link –upsconline.nic.in.
  • 3rd Step: Candidates will see the examination code ‘CDS 1’. Click on ‘Click Here for Part I’.
  • 4th Step: Read the instructions carefully that are available both in Hindi and English. Next, click on ‘Yes‘.
  • 5th Step: Enter the following details:
  • Personal Details:
    • Name
    • Gender
    • Date of Birth
    • Father’s Name
    • Mother’s Name
    • Nationality – India/Others
    • Marital Status – Unmarried/Married/Widow/Widower/Divorcee
    • Community – EWS/General/OBC/SC/ST
    • Do You Belong to Minority – Yes or No
    • Fee Remission Allowed – Yes or No
  • Educational Qualification: The candidate has to select any one of the following:
    • Passed/Appeared/Appearing:
      • Final year degree or equivalent examination (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level)
      • Final year of the engineering degree examination
      • Final year degree or equivalent examination with other subjects (i.e. other than those mentioned)
  • Address/Residential Address Details:
    • Postal Address
    • District / City District
    • State / UT States
    • PIN Code
    • Phone No. with Area Code
    • Email ID
  • 6th Step: Click on ‘Continue’.
  • 7th Step: Enter the following:
    • Photo identity card details
    • Whether or not you hold a commercial pilot license issued by DGCA (India)
    • Preferences among IMA, NA, AFA, OTA, and other details
  • 8th Step: Click on ‘Continue’.
  • 9th Step: Validate all the information that has been provided, enter the Captcha and click on ‘I Agree’.
  • 10th Step: The Registration ID will be generated. Make sure to note down the ID.

Part-2 Registration

Once the system has generated the registration ID, a new option called ‘Click Here for Part II Registration’ will be activated. Click on the option to continue by entering the registration ID, date of birth, and captcha.

Candidates also have the option to complete the Part 2 registration later. They can leave for the time being and complete the application process before the application window closes. However, it is advisable to finish the application earlier to avoid delays due to software issues.

  • 1st Step: Log on to upsconline.nic.in.
  • 3rd Step: Under the examination code ‘CDS’, click on ‘Click Here for Part II’.
  • 4th Step: Enter the registration ID, date of birth, and captcha.
  • 5th Step: Click on ‘Submit’.
  • 6th Step: Select a mode of payment. If offline payment has been opted for, then generate an e-challan and make the payment in one of the branches of SBI.
  • 7th Step: Once the application fee has been paid, select the preferences for the exam centre.
  • 8th Step: Upload the photograph, signature, and photo ID proof.
  • 9th Step: Agree to the declaration and submit the application form.

Note- If a candidate submits multiple applications by mistake or due to some error in the system, only the final application submitted will be considered for scrutiny. In such a case, they must make sure that the most recent application is complete in all aspects.

CDS Application Fee 2024

Applicants have the option to pay the application fee online and offline at their convenience. The CDS application fee for different categories is tabulated below:

CategoryApplication Fee
Female/SC/ST CandidatesNil

Mode of Payment:

  • Online: Candidates can pay the application fee through SBI’s net banking facility or using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.
  • Offline: Candidates can also pay the application fee by depositing the fee in any branch of SBI or bank account. Upon depositing the fee, candidates must enter the details of the paid receipt to complete the payment.

How To Withdraw CDS 1 2024 Application Form?

The application fee, once paid, will not be refunded. To withdraw CDS 1 form 2024, candidates must follow the steps outlined below:

  • Visit the official website of UPSC – upsconline.nic.in.
  • Click the link to the CDS 2024 application form withdrawal.
  • An OTP will be sent to the candidate’s registered email ID and mobile number.
  • After validating the OTP, the request for UPSC CDS form withdrawal will be processed.
  • As soon as the withdrawal request for the CDS 2024 application is accepted, aspirants should print the receipt.

CDS Exam Centres 2024

The CDS 2024 will be held across the country at various centres. The cities with exam centres are listed in the official notification. Candidates must select their preferred city while filling in the application form.

Also, check:

CDS NotificationCDS Admit Card
CDS SyllabusCDS Exam Dates
CDS Exam PatternCDS Books
CDS PreparationCDS Selection Process
CDS Question PapersCDS Result

FAQs on CDS Application Form 2024

Here are some of the most important frequently asked questions related to the UPSC CDS online application 2024.

Q: When will the official notification for UPSC CDS 1 be released?

Ans: The official notification for UPSC CDS 1 will be issued on December 20, 2023.

Q: What is the last date to apply for UPSC CDS 1 exam?

Ans: The last date to apply online for CDS 1 exam is January 9, 2024.

Q: How do I apply for the CDS 1 exam online?

Ans: Candidates can apply for the exam from the official website of UPSC. A step-by-step guide on how to apply online is given in this article.

Q: What are the dates to correct the application form for UPSC CDS 1?

Ans: The UPSC CDS 1 application form correction facility will be available soon. Keep an eye on this page to never miss any update from us.

Q: When will the CDS 1 written exam be conducted?

Ans: According to the official notification, the written exam will be conducted on April 21, 2024.

We hope you have got the Information about UPSC CDS application form 2024 from this article. Feel to check our website or download our app if you have any queries.

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