CDS Application Form 2024: Dates, Fees, Process & More

The CDS Application form was available on the official website from 22 December, 2021 to 11 January, 2022. If you are a candidate who is interested in starting their career in the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Indian Air Force Academy can apply for this exam.

UPSC conducts the CDS exam two times a year. The CDS 1 2022 will be held on 10 April, 2022. Here is everything you need to know about the CDS registration 2022.

CDS Application Form 2022

CDS Important Dates

Here are the entire CDS exam dates 2022 for you.

CDS 1 2022 Events Dates
Application Start Date 22 December, 2021
Application End Date 11 January, 2022
CDS Admit Card March 2022
CDS Exam Date 10 April, 2022
CDS Result May 2022 (Tentative)

How to fill the CDS Application form?

The CDS 1 application form was released on 22 December, 2021. The application form is available online mode only. There is no any other mode available to apply for the exam.

The registration takes place in two parts:

  • Part 1: Registration, where the candidates need to fill personal details.
  • Part 2: Payment, where the candidates have to pay the application fee.

Here is the step-by-step guide to fill the CDS application form:

Step 1: Go to the UPSC official website.
Step 2: Go to the application link.
Step 3: Click on new registration and complete the entire application process.
Step 4: Your CDS registration number and password will be sent to your registered email address.
Step 5: Log in to the website with the credentials and click on “apply now.”
step 6: Enter your personal and educational details.
Step 7: Upload your recent photograph and scanned copy of your signature.
Step 8: Choose the CDS exam center of your choice.
Step 9: Before submitting the application form, check the details. Note: You cannot make any changes to the application form once it is submitted.
Step 10: Choose from the various payment options and pay the application fees online.
Step 11: Once you have paid the application fees, print the application form and payment receipt for the future.

Application Fee

The candidates need to pay the registration fees online. Here is the complete details on CDS application fees:

Categories Fees
Unreserved (UR) Rs. 200/-
Other Backward Classes (OBC) Rs. 200/-
SC/ ST/ PwBD / Women Exempted

Candidates can pay the application fee by depositing the money in any SBI Branch by cash, or by using Credit/ Debit Card and net banking facility of SBI, SBBJ (State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur)/ SBH (State Bank of Hyderabad)/ SBM (State Bank of Mysore)/ SBP (State Bank of Patiala) /State Bank of Travancore.

Documents Required for CDS Registration

Here are the documents that are required during filling out the application form, check below;

  • Photograph Scanned Copy
  • Signature Scanned Copy.
  • High School Certificate.
  • Any Valid ID Proof (PAN Card, Aadhar Card, Voter ID Card, Driving Licence, Passport).


The CDS application form 2022 was available on the official website from 22 December, 2021. The candidates applying for the exam need to check the CDs eligibility criteria. CDS is a national level examination conducted for candidates who want to get into army and navy.

Here is the entire information about the application form including the dates, how to fill the application form, fees, documents required, and more.

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