Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the application form today, August 04, 2021, for the Combined Defence Services (CDS) II Examination 2021. The online application form is available on the official website upsconline.gov.in. Eligible candidates have time up to August 24, 2021, at 6:00 pm to submit the application form. According to the official notification, exam centres will be allotted on a first-cum-first-serve basis. Hence, candidates are advised to complete their registration formalities as soon as possible.
UPSC CDS II 2021 registration process comprises of two parts – Part I and Part II. In Part I, candidates have to furnish personal/general information. They will be asked to re-check the information and make necessary amendments before proceeding to Part II.
In the second part of the registration process, candidates have to fill in the payment details, upload the required documents, select the preferred exam centre and agree to the declaration. Both parts have to be completed through the online mode on the official website upsconline.gov.in. The deadline to do so is August 24, 2021, up to 6:00 pm.
During the application process, candidates have to upload certain documents like scanned copies of photographs, signatures and photo ID. These documents have to be uploaded in JPG format, as per the dimensions mentioned by the authorities. Aspirants are also required to pay a certain amount as an application fee (except exempted categories). This payment must be done through online facilities like Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking facilities.
In case these modes are inaccessible, aspirants can pay their fee through a cash challan at the State bank of India (SBI). Candidates have to take a printout of the challan generated after successfully completing the registration process. Thereafter, they have to approach the nearest SBI centre to deposit the fee within 24 hours’ time.
The “Pay by cash” mode will get deactivated on August 23, 2021, i.e., a day before the registration portal closes. However, students already in possession of their pay-in-slip can deposit the fee at the nearest SBI branch during banking hours.
UPSC authorities have also provided certain instructions which are to be read and registered by the candidate before filling the application form. All these instructions have to be read and registered before proceeding to the application process. Moreover, after completing all the registration formalities, a registration number will be generated. Candidates must make a note of this number or take a printout of the page for future use. In case a candidate fails to complete any of the registration formalities, his/her application form will be considered “incomplete”. Candidatures of such application forms are liable to get cancelled.