Join Officers Training Academy Chennai – CDS 1 2020

Finally, the time has come for the male and female defence aspirants to join the Officers Training Academy, Chennai (OTA). UPSC has published the notification for CDS 1 2020 exam and candidates can apply for the CDS 1 2020 from 30 Oct 2019 – 19 Nov 2019. All the male and female graduates in final year can also apply for CDS 1 2020. If you are dreaming to join the OTA Chennai, then you must apply for the UPSC CDS 12020, read more details below:

CDS 1 2020 Vacancy

CDS CourseTotal Vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala45
Indian Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Men)225
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Women)16

CDS 1 2020: Important Dates

EventsImportant Dates
CDS 1 2020 Notification Release Date30th October 2019
CDS 1 2020 Online Application Start Date30th October 2019
CDS 1 2020 Last date to Apply online19th November 2019
CDS 1 2020 Exam Date2nd February 2020

CDS 1 2020 Vacancy

CDS CourseTotal Vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala45
Indian Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Men)225
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Women)16

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CDS 1 2020 Age Limits

AcademyAge limits
Indian Military Academyborn not earlier than 2nd January, 1997 and not later than 1st January, 2002
Indian Naval Academyborn not earlier than 2nd January, 1997 and not later than 1st January, 2002
Indian Air Force Academyborn not earlier than 2nd January, 1997 and not later than 1st January, 2001
Officers’ Training Academyborn not earlier than 2nd January, 1996 and not later than 1st January, 2002
Officers’ Training Academy—(SSC Women Non-Technical Course)born not earlier than 2nd January, 1996 and not later than 1st January, 2002

CDS Exam for Male and Female

AcademyGenderStatus
Indian Military AcademyMaleUnmarried
Indian Naval AcademyMaleUnmarried
Indian Air Force AcademyMaleUnmarried
Officer Training AcademyMaleUnmarried
Officer Training AcademyFemaleUnmarried

Aspirants can apply for UPSC CDS 1 2020 exam from 30 Oct 2019 onwards. The last date for submitting the CDS 1 2020 online application is 19th November 2019. Follow the general instructions for CDS 1 2020 online application below:

  • Visit official site upsconline.nic.in/ and Click “ONLINE APPLICATION FOR VARIOUS EXAMINATIONS OF UPSC“.
  • In the Page click on column “Click Here for PART I भाग- I के लिए यहां क्लिक करें” against Combined Defence Services Examination (II)
  • Under the section of PART I read the instruction carefully and in the Bottom click on Yes / हां.
  • Now the Application form will be appeared, fill your personal and contact details.
  • Select the preference for the academies as per age & qualification.
  • Now continue to next step. The Registration ID would be generated.
  • The candidates should then head to “Part II” of the application form.
  • Next step is to deposit the fee of ₹ 200/-.
  • Once the fee payment is done, select the desired examination centre.
  • Upload a scanned copy of the photograph and signature as per the file size & dimensions specified in the official notification.
  • Click to “Submit”.
  • Print/ Download the application form for future use.

CDS 1 2020 Application Fee

  • The fees for the CDS application form is ₹ 200/-
  • SC/ST/Females are exempted from fee payment.
  • The payment submission is available in both offline and online mode.
  • The payment can be done via Net Banking, Mastercard/Debit Card or cash deposit in any branch of SBI Bank.

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