CDS 2017 APPLICATION & REGISTRATION
NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
CDS (Combined Defence Services) 2017 is will be conducted by UPSC (Union Public Services Commission) on February 5, 2017. CDS 2017 Registration is over now. Last date for the Submitting the application form was December 2, 2016. Candidates were supposed to submit the application form online through the UPSC Website.
CDS Exam is conducted for recruitment to Permanent Commissioned Service in Indian Military, Indian Naval and Indian Airforce. UPSC has already announced that CDS and NDA (National Defence Academy) would be conducted twice every year.
The Admit card for CDS I 2017 is released by the UPSC on January 6, 2017. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website using their Application Number and Date of Birth. The CDS exam is expected to take place in 41 exam cities across the country.
|CDS 2017 Exam Dates||CDS 2017 Eligibility|
The schedule for filling and submission of CDS I 2017 Application Form is mentioned below. All the aspirants are advised to carefully check the important dates related to the Application Process. Any Application form received post the closing date of CDS I 2017 Application Process will not be entertained by UPSC.
|CDS 2017 Application Form Available||November 9, 2016|
|Closing Date for Application Process||December 2, 6 pm|
|Last Date for Submission of Application Fee||December 2, 6 pm|
|Availability of Admit Card||January 6, 2017|
|Exam Date for CDS I 2017||February 5, 2017|
Check Here CDS 1 2017 Exam Dates
All the candidates must carefully go through the CDS I 2017 Eligibility and other additional requirements before they proceed to fill the online Application Form. The Eligibility Criteria comprises of Education Qualification, Age limit, Nationality and any other requirement thereof. The details for each criteria is mentioned below.
The prospective applicant must be 1 of the following Nationals/subject to be eligible for appearing in CDS I 2017 Exam:
NOTE: Foreign Nationals and subjects of neighboring countries have to procure a certificate of eligibility from Government of India, barring Gorkha Subjects of Nepal. These candidates would be considered provisionally eligible to appear for the exam provided that the certificate is provided before declaration of the result by UPSC.
The educational qualification criteria varies for participants applying to different courses and different institutes.
Candidates putting their first choice as Army/Navy/Air Force are required to submit proof of provisional certificates from their degree course on the starting date of the SSB Interview at the SSB (Services Selection Board).
NOTE: Candidates who are currently in the final year /semester of their Degree course are allowed to appear for the examination provided that they don’t have any backlogs till their last semesters. These candidates have to submit their final result within the stipulated deadline.
The age limit for admission to Short Service Commission Course and Permanent Commission Course is mentioned in the table below.
|Indian Military Academy||19-24 Years|
|Naval Academy||19-22 Years|
|Air Force Academy||19-23 Years|
|Officers’ Training Academy||19-25 Years|
For verification of Date of birth of Applicants, the Commission would only accept DOB as recorded in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognized by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or an extract from Register of Matriculates maintained by a University.
NOTE: Male divorcee/widower candidates are not eligible to apply for Permanent Commission course at IMA/Indian Naval Academy/Air Force Academy.
All the candidates must be physically fit according to the prescribed physical standards. All the candidates are advised to get themselves properly examined by an authorized medical board before submitting their application forms.
Candidates recommended by the Services Selection Board (SSB) would undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers and only candidates approved by the medical board would be admitted to the institute.
Application fee for CDS I 2017 is INR 200/-. Application fee can be remitted by candidates in namely three modes – depositing the fee in cash at any branch of SBI, Paying the fee using Visa/Master Credit/Debit card or submitting the fee through Net Banking Facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore.
The Application fee for CDS Exam is indicated in the table below.
|Unreserved/General (Male Candidates)||200|
The Application form for CDS 2017 can be filled be through official website only. There is no offline mode for CDS I 2017 Application Process.The Application Process for CDS 1 started on November 9, 2016. Candidates must ensure that they complete the online registration and form filling procedure before the closing deadline. Last Date for filling CDS 1 2017 online form was December 2, 2016.
The Online Application Form of CDS I 2017 is primarily divided into 2 parts – Part I Registration and Part II Registration. The Part I registration is devoted to filling up all details related candidates’ educational qualifications, personal information, contact details, nationality, category, etc.
The Part II Registration is the next step which deals with Payment of Application fee, selection of exam centers from the available list of centers and Upload their Passport size Photograph & Signature.
Candidates are required to be ready with certain details and documents before they proceed to fill the CDS I Application Form online.
Specifications for Photograph and Signature
Candidates should note that the Photograph and Signature should be scanned and uploaded in the prescribed specifications only. The specifications recommended by the commission are indicated below for all the applicants.
NOTE: Candidates submitting their forms on an MS Window operating system can use MS Paint or MSOffice Picture Manager to procure the scanned images in the desired specification. They are however, free to use any other photo editor as long as they are complying to the specifications.
All the aspirants first need to complete the Part I registration before they move on to the Part II Registration. The various steps involved in the CDS I 2017 Application process is explained below.
To complete the Part I Registration process, candidates should visit the official site of CDS I Exam and follow the steps discussed below.
NOTE: It is advised that candidates should take a printout after completion of Part I registration Process since the Registration ID and DOB would be required at all the steps of completing Application Process.
The next step after Part I Registration is Part II Registration where the candidates have to complete remaining steps like fee payment, select examination center and uploaded photograph & signature.
Click on “Part II Registration” and enter your “Registration Id” and “Date of Birth” (DOB). The steps related to Part II Registration is mentioned below.
The first step of Part II Registration is fee payment. On the first page, candidates can see 3 options to make payment “Pay by Cash”, “Pay by Card” and “Pay by Net banking” along with a radio button. Select the radio button corresponding to the payment choice. Each mode is explained below.
Candidates have to visit the nearest branch of State Bank of India and submit the fee in cash. The Bank in return would provide the Transaction no. and date of transaction on the pay-in-slip. Candidates have to enter the “Transaction Number” and “Date of Transaction”.
Candidates should click on “Continue” and then click on “Submit”. Candidates can view all the details and move to next step for uploading and signature by clicking on Proceed.
Candidates submitting the Application fee through Visa/Master Debit/Credit card or through the Net Banking facility of State Bank of India/ State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/ State Bank of Hyderabad/ State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/ State Bank of Travancore should click on the radio button next to it.
The applicants are redirected to the payment site of the respective bank. After completing the payment procedure, candidate would be redirected to payment details. Candidates would be instructed to proceed towards uploading images.
Uploading Photograph and Signature
Candidates have to upload their recent passport size color photograph and signature in the next step as per the desired specifications of commission. Select the .jpg file from your system by clicking on the browse button to upload them in the Application form. The photograph and signature can be previewed on a fresh page.
It must be noted that if the photograph and signature are not properly identifiable or are swapped in each other’s place than Commission would summarily reject the Application form. Therefore, candidates must ensure that both the scanned images are properly uploaded. They also have the option to re-upload their photographs in case they are not clear. Candidates have to click on Conform once they are satisfied with quality of images.
Selecting Exam Centers
Candidates have to select the exam centers from the drop down menu for appearing in the CDS I 2017 Examination. All the exam centers would be allotted to the candidates on the first com first serve basis. So, candidates should try and complete the registration process as early as possible to get their preferred exam center.
After completing all the steps, candidates are informed about the successful submission of CDS I 2017 Application Form on a fresh page. Candidates should click on View/Print Application link to view the details in the Application form. Also, candidate are advised to take a printout of Application Form for future purposes.
The sample of duly completed CDS I 2017 Application form is shown below.
Candidates need not sent the printout of duly submitted Online Application form for CDS I 2017 to the commission’s office. However, they must preserve the printout of the Application form carefully for any future queries.
The Application form for CDS I 2017 could be rejected on the following grounds by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). Some grounds for rejection of forms are discussed below.
The list for Applications rejected on the grounds of non-receipt of payment details would be displayed on the official website of UPSC as well as sent via email to candidates within two weeks of the closure of CDS I 2017 Application Process.
Applicants are required to submit the proof of payment within 10 days of the official communication either through speed post or in person to the commission. The commission would revive application form in case of genuine receipt of payment.
The Admit card for CDS I 2017 is released by UPSC on Jaunary 6, 2017. It would be available on the official site of UPSC. CDS I 2017 Admit Card would be not be sent via email id or courier. The admit card is available in the online mode only.
It would contain details related to the Name, Roll Number and Venue of Examination along with information related to exam date and timings. The admit card should be accompanied by valid Id proofs in original.
In case, the candidates don’t receive the e-admit card on their registered ID or by logging in with their “Registration ID” and “DOB” on the official website then the candidates need to contact the facilitation centers on the following numbers: 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591.
There are total 41 exam cities where UPSC would conduct the first phase of CDS 2017. Candidates have to provide the preference for CDS I 2017 Exam centers at the time of filling Application Form. The centers would be allocated on the basis of preference mentioned by the candidates in their forms.
It must be noted by all the candidates that there is a ceiling on number of candidates admitted for particular test centers except in the case of Chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur. The candidates who have applied earlier are more likely to get their preferred exam centers since the centers are allotted on the “first-apply-first-allot” basis.
The list of CDS I 2017 Exam Center is provided below for reference of all the candidates. However, the list is tentative and the Commission reserves the final right to remove or add any new exam center from the existing list of centers notified them.
|Exam Cities for CDS I 2017|
|MADURAI||MUMBAI||NAGPUR||PANAJI (GOA)||PATNA||PORT BLAIR|
NOTE: The commission would not accept any request for change of exam centers. However, a written request addressed to J.S. (Exam), UPSC for change of exam center to be considered on the basis of a valid request.
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Information for CDS I 2017 can be obtained from Facilitation Centers located in the Commission’s office. Candidates can enquire about the non-receipt of the admit card or rejection of application form in person or over phone. The details are mentioned below:
Address: Union Public Service Commission,
Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road,
New Delhi – 110069
Phone No. - 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591
Fax J.S. (Examination) - 011-23387310
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