UPSC CDS Application Form 2021: Last Date, Fees, Corrections, Documents Required

Application Form Start Date

Oct 28, 2020

Application Form End Date

Nov 17, 2020

Apr 7, 2021


Candidates who fulfil the UPSC CDS 2021 Eligibility Criteria can proceed for the online UPSC CDS Application process on the official website. Candidates must provide an email ID that is valid and active. All further communications will be sent to that mail Id and mobile number.

All applicants must fill the following details on the application form. Some important fields will appear with the asterisk (*) mark. Application form of UPSC CDS 2021 will be available in Hindi and English.

Latest update:

  • October 28, 2020: The notification for CDS I 2021 Exam is announced by UPSC. Candidates will be allowed to apply from October 28 to November 17, 2020. Click here to check the detailed notification.
Candidate’s Name As on class 10 Marksheet
Gender Choose whether Male/ Female
Date of Birth In DD/MM/YYYY format
Father’s and Mother’s Name As on class 10 Marksheet
Nationality Choose nationality from drop-down list
Marital Status Whether married/ unmarried/ widow(er)/ divorcee
Physically Challenged Whether a PwD candidate or not
Community Choose community from the drop-down list
Address Mailing and permanent address of applicants
E-mail ID Valid email ID for future correspondence
Age relaxation claimed Yes/ No
Educational qualification Whether appearing or passed a qualifying examination

UPSC CDS 2021 Application Form Guidelines

  • The candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria for UPSC CDS exam must fill the form after reading all the instructions given above and must know that the information should be accurate and in detail.

  • The candidates must upload a scanned passport sized photograph on the given space for Photograph.

  • Payable fees for the application is of Rs. 200 which can be paid via SBI Net Banking or by cash through SBI challan or by Credit/Debit Card. 

  • To pay the application fee in cash, applicants should take a printout of challan that was generated online after completing registration. Candidates may go to nearest SBI branch for depositing fee after 24 hours of generation of challan.
  • Remember "Pay by cash" mode option will be deactivated a day before the closing date.
  • The student is required to take a printout of the filled form after completing the Application process.

UPSC CDS 2021 Application Form - Fee and Payment

Application Fee

Candidates (except Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) who satisfy the eligibility criteria for UPSC CDS Exam are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only).

The candidate may pay it either by depositing the money in

  • Any Branch of SBI by cash

  • By using net banking facility of SBI

  • By using Credit/Debit Card.

UPSC CDS 2021 Application Form - Contents

  • CDS Registration Part I: Applicants will be asked to fill their basic information such as name, parents name, nationality, category, email id, contact details, corresponding address etc and fields marked with a star or asterisk (*) is mandatory and the applicant cannot leave it empty.

  • CDS Registration Part II: Candidates will be paying the requisite application fee, as per their category, and exam centre. This fee can be paid by both online and offline mode.

  • Contact: Candidates need to have a Valid Email Id and Password for continuous contact.

  • Photograph and Signature: Candidates should upload the data in a specified format which are given below:

    • The scanned photo should be clear and it is better if it is in white background.

    • The signature should be written on a white paper by a black ball pen and it should be visible after scanning. The file should be in JPG format.

    • Dimensions for both photo and signature should be within 350x350 pixels to 1000x1000 pixels. The size of the scanned files should be between 20 KB and 300 KB.

Application Form of UPSC CDS

The candidates after filling the essentials can proceed to the next step. It is important to exercise instructions. This will help the candidates to apply without errors.

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