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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.
General (Male 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.