How to Apply for UPSC CDS 2018

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 04 Feb, 2019 13:17 IST

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How to Apply for UPSC CDS 2018

Before applying for the examination, the candidates should ensure that they fulfill all the following eligibility conditions:

  • Candidates need to apply online using the UPSC CDS link for registration. Candidates are advised to submit the only single application.
  • Candidate will have to fill his/her application form with all the mandatory details like Personal details, Educational details, Identification details, Address details and exam centre, etc.
  • A candidate should have his/her scanned picture and signature in the .jpg format The uploading file should not exceed 40 KB and must not be less than 3 KB in size for the picture and 1 KB for signature.
  • Candidates can view the uploaded images by clicking on ‘Preview’ and can confirm it once they are satisfied with the quality of images.
  • They will then have to select the exam centres from the drop-down menu for appearing in the CDS I 2018 Examination. All the exam centres will be allotted on first come first serve basis.
  • After all the above steps are completed, a confirmation page will be generated. Candidates should take a print out of this page for future correspondence

Payment of Fees:

The application fees for CDS 2018 exam can be paid by cash, card or net banking.

Pay by Cash

  • On selecting this option, a system generated bank challan of State Bank of India will appear on the screen.
  • Candidates should take a print out of this challan and submit the requisite fees by cash at any branch of the bank.
  • They should save the copy of the challan as proof of payment.

Pay by Debit/Credit Card or Net banking

  • Candidates can pay the fees through Debit/Credit card or through the Net Banking facility of State Bank of India/State Bank of Patiala/ State Bank of Travancore/ State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/ State Bank of Mysore.
  • Enter the required payment details on the bank page and save the receipt of the transaction.

Application Fees:

General (Male Candidates)

INR 200


INR 200

Female Candidates





  • Candidates are advised to regularly check their e-mails.
  • At the time of filling the CDS Application Form, candidates must ensure that the E-mail IDs they are providing are active and valid as the Commission may use electronic mode of communication while contacting the candidates at different stages of the examination process.

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