CDS 2018 APPLICATION & REGISTRATION
NATIONAL LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
CDS 2018 Application Form will be available from the second week of November 2017. Candidates who are interested to appear for the entrance examination which will be held in the month of February 2018 must apply for the exam.
CDS 2018 (Combined Defense Services) will be conducted by UPSC in the first week of February 2018. The exam is a portal for recruitment to Permanent Commissioned Service in Indian Military, Indian Naval and Indian Airforce.
Application process will begin from the month of November 2017. Aspirants must browse the official UPSC website for updates about the ongoing processes and exam. Important dates regarding CDS 2018 are given below:
|CDS 2018 Application Forms available||Second week of November 2017|
|CDS 2018 Application Process ends||First week of December 2017|
|Last date to pay application fees||First week of December 2017|
|Availability of Admit Card||First week of January 2018|
|Exam date of CDS 2018||First week of February 2018|
Know About CDS 2018 Exam Pattern
The eligibility criterion for CDS 2018 is as laid down by UPSC. Applicants must ensure that they meet the eligibility requirements before applying for the entrance exam. The various criteria for appearing in the exam are as stated below:
Applicants that are eligible should be either-
Age criterion for different institutions is as given below-
|Indian Military Academy||18-23 Years|
|Naval Academy||18-23 Years|
|Air Force Academy||20-24 Years|
|Officers’ Training Academy||18-24 Years|
Note: The Commission will only accept proof of Date of Birth 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.
Academic qualifications for various institutions are-
CDS 2018 Application Form will be available on the official website www.upsconline.nic.in . Application forms can be submitted through the online mode only. Only those aspirants who apply for the CDS by paying the application fees can appear for the test.
Candidates are advised to submit a single application only. However, they can submit another/ multiple applications under an unavoidable circumstance. Such an aspirant must ensure that application with the higher Registration ID is complete in all respects. Applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that fees paid against one application form will not be adjusted against any other.
CDS 2018 Application form is a 2-step process. In the first step, applicants will have to register themselves by providing general details and academic qualifications. In the second step, individuals will have to upload scanned copies of their photograph and signature and pay the application fees.
Specifications of Scanned Images of Photograph and Signature:
|Photograph||.jpg||200 dpi||3 to 40 kb||140 x 110 pixels|
|Signature||.jpg||200 dpi||3 to 40 kb||110 x 140 pixels|
CDS 2018 Application Form can be filled up by following these steps:
Aspirants can pay the application fees for CDS 2018 exam by cash, card or net banking. The process for rendering fees via each method is given below:
CDS 2018 Application Fees for various Categories are:
|General (Male Candidates)||200|
Candidates must enter information about the following details asked in CDS 2018 Application Form:
|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 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 qualifying examination|
Q. After the submission of the requisite application fee, can the application be cancelled and a request for a refund be generated?
A. NO, the application fees will not be refunded under any circumstance whatsoever.
Q. I am an applicant belonging to the general category. However, I selected the reserved category by mistake while applying for CDS 2018. I wish to make changes to my category. Please help.
A. The information in the form once submitted cannot be modified or edited and any request to do the same will not be entertained.
Q. Can multiple forms be submitted and the fees for one form be adjusted to the other?
A. Multiple forms can be submitted only under an unavoidable situation. However, candidates will have to pay the fees again as the fees of another form will not be adjusted for the accurate form.
Q. Are candidates who have just appeared for the qualifying examination eligible for CDS 2018?
A. YES. Aspirants who have just appeared for the qualifying exam are also eligible provided they have no backlog upto the last semester and are able to produce the required documents at the time of admission.