CDS Application Form 2017

Combined Defence Services Exam (CDS)

CDS Application Form 2017

CDS Application Form 2017CDS Application Form 2017 – The application form of CDS I 2017 is available from November 9, 2016. Candidates who are Graduate and between 20 - 24 years of age and wish to pursue their careers as commissioned officers in Army, Navy and Air Force can fill the CDS application form 2017. The last date to fill CDS I application form 2017 is December 2, 2016 (till 6:00 pm). Candidates must note that CDS 2017 application form can be filled in online mode only and requisite application fee can be remitted either online using payment gateway or through bank challan. The application form of CDS 2017 can be filled in two parts. In stage 1 of CDS 2017 application form, candidates have to fill basic information like their name, parents’ name, nationality, category, email id, contact details, corresponding address, etc. After filling part 1 of CDS application form 2017 candidates have to click on ‘Continue’ button to begin part II of online registration process. In CDS 2017 application form part II candidates have to pay the examination fee, upload their images and signature of requisite dimension. Candidates are advised to verify all the filled in details as no correction or modification can be done after final submission of CDS 2017 application form. Check below the detail of CDS application form 2017 like signature & image dimension, procedure to fill application form, important dates, etc.

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CDS 2017 Application Dates: The table given below shows the important dates of CDS I application form 2017:

CDS 2017 Application Dates

CDS 2017 application events

Important Dates

CDS 2017 application starts on

November 9, 2016

Last date to fill CDS 2017 application form

December 2, 2016 (till 6:00 pm)

Closure for editing application details 

December 2, 2016

Online Payment of Application Fees (Online or Offline)

December 2, 2016

CDS I 2017

February 5, 2016

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How to Fill CDS application form 2017


Stage 1- Registration Process

 Application form of CDS I 2017 can be filled from the Official website of UPSC Or ‘Click Here’ to below link to fill the online application

  • Clicking on CDS 2017 application form part I the link would take you to the list of all the active examinations, where you can select to apply for any of the listed examination by clicking on the link click here against each exam

  • Candidates have to select ‘Combined Defence Services’ and click on Part I of application form

  • Click on the continue button to proceed for the CDS application form 2017 Part I Registration. Upon clicking on continue button a fresh blank form for the Part-I Registration

  • The CDS 2017 registration process is divided into 5 pages in which the candidates have to fill in the information, particulars and details asked for

  • Fields with red star (*) marks are mandatory and essential to be filled in by the candidate. Below every field clear instructions for filling up are written which should be carefully read and strictly followed by the candidates while filling up the CDS 2017 application form

  • While filling Part 1 of  CDS application form 2017 candidates  have to enter personal information like their name, DOB,  Father’s name, Mother’s name, address, , community the candidate belongs to (General, OBC, SC, ST), whether Fee Remission  is claimed, whether he/she belongs to minority, marital status, etc. The replica of CDS application form 2017 is shown below






Stage 2- Payment of Examination Fee; Image Uploading, Exam Centre Selection & Declaration Form

  • Candidates have to pay the requisite CDS 2017 examination fee as per their category

  • Female, SC and ST, candidates are not required to pay fee. When the candidates choose ST or SC in Community field; or Female in the sex field, the fee remission claimed field by default which they are not required to change. These candidates will not be taken through the fee payment details page where the candidates are supposed to fill in the Payment Details while filling up Part-II of the Online Application

CDS 2017 Application Fee: The application fee of CDS 2017 is Rs. 200 which can be paid either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net-banking/ Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit Card of SBI.


CDS 2017 Application Form Fee


Application Fee

Payment Mode (Either Online or Offline)

General & Others

RS. 200

Online: Debit/Credit/Net banking


Offline: Pay by Cash through Bank Challan

Female/SC/ST candidates

No fee (Exempted from paying fee)


Image Uploading

Candidates have to upload the image and signature of requisite dimension while applying for CDS I 2017. The dimension required for image and signature is given below.

  • Image Specification: Scanned photograph should be in JPG format. The digital size of photograph must be less than 40 kb and greater than 3 kb and resolution 140 pixel height by 110 pixel width and Bit Depth of image file should be 24 bit

  • Photograph Specification: Then upload your scanned signature in JPG format. The digital size of signature must be less than 40 kb and greater than 1 kb and resolution 110 pixel height by 140 pixel width and Bit Depth of image file should be 24 bit

Selection of Exam Centre

Candidates have to select exam centre from the given drop down menu. Candidates can select up to three exam centres from where they can appear for CDS 2017 scheduled to be held on February 5. Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centres except Chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur. Allotment of centres will be on the first come and first serve basis.

Signing of Declaration Form

  • Candidates have to click on ‘I Agree’ button after filling all the credentials in CDS application form 2017. Candidates are advised to carefully check the filled in application form before final submission as no correction and modification can be done after this.

  • On successful completion of CDS application form 2017, an auto-generated email will be sent on the registered email-id. In case email is not received by candidates are advised to check / ensure that submission of Part-II of the Application has been made by them or not

Preferences in CDS Application Form 2017

Order of preference has to be indicated by applicant in CDS 2017 application form. While selecting preferences, candidate should ensure eligibility conditions being met as per the CDS 2017 notification


Male candidates

  • A male candidate is advised to indicate as many preferences as he wishes to so that having regard to his rank in the order of merit due consideration can be given to his preferences when making appointment

  • Male candidate who wishes to compete for Short Service Commission (Army) only should indicate OTA as only choice

  • Male candidate filling up CDS Application Form 2017 and competing for Short Service Commission Course at OTA as well as Permanent Commission course at IMA, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy should indicate OTA as last preference, otherwise OTA will be deemed to be last choice even if it is given a higher preference by the candidate

  • Candidates who wish to join Air Force Academy must indicate AFA as first choice they have qualify the Computer Pilot Selection System (CPSS) and/or Pilot Aptitude Battery Test at one of the AFSBs and AF Medicals at Central Establishment/Institute of Aviation Medicines. Choice exercised for AFA as second/third etc. will be treated as invalid. Therefore, candidates are advised to carefully fill the Air Force choice in CDS Application Form 2017

Women candidates –

 Women candidate are eligible to apply for Officers Training Academy, Chennai SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course only

  • Female candidates should indicate preference as OTA only in CDS 2017 application form

Note: Candidates are advised to submit only one application form of CDS 2017. Candidates must avoid to multiple applications form. Still, if candidate has submitted more than one CDS Application Form 2017, form with higher Registration ID (RID) is considered. Hence, candidate should ensure that application form with higher RID is complete in all respects.


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