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UPSC CDS 2 2024 Online form: Apply for Combined Defence Service

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Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the recruitment notification for Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination Second Recruitment 2024. All interested and eligible candidates can apply online for UPSC CDS 2 2024 online form from 15 May 2024 to 4 June 2024. Read this article completely before applying. It contains all the necessary information related to the notification. I hope this information will be useful for you, so share it with your friends and get information about new jobs on your WhatsApp Please follow our WhatsApp channel.

UPSC CDS 2 2024: Important Dates

Application Begin15 May 2024
Last Date to Apply04 June 2024
Last Date for part II04 June 2024
Correction Date05 – 11 June 2024
Exam Date01 September 2024
Admit Card AvailableBefore Exam
important dates

Application Fee

  • Gen/ OBC/ EWS: Rs. 200/-
  • SC/ ST/ Female: No Fee
  • Application fee can be paid online through net banking, credit/debit card or offline through e-challan.

UPSC CDS Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • IMA & OTA: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • Indian Naval Academy: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institute.
  • Air Force Academy: Bachelor’s degree (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering from a recognized university.

Age Limit

  • Indian Military Academy (IMA): Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 2001 and not later than 1st July 2006.
  • Indian Naval Academy (INA): Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 2001 and not later than 1st July 2006.
  • Air Force Academy: 20 to 24 years as of 1st July 2024 (born not earlier than 2nd July 2000 and not later than 1st July 2004).
  • Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for men): Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1999 and not later than 1st July 2005.
  • Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried, and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried and born not earlier than 2nd July 1999 and not later than 1st July 2005.

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UPSC CDS II 2024 Post Details

Post NameTotal Post
Indian Military Academy (IMA)
Air force Academy
Indian Naval Academy
Ezhimala, Kerala
Officers Training Academy (OTA)
Vacancy Details

How to Apply?

  • One Time Registration OTR: One Time Registration System is implemented in UPSC, hence to apply for CDS II, the candidate must have OTR, those who do not have it, should apply only after registering a new OTR.
  • Union Public Service Commission UPSC has released the Combined Defense Academy CDS 2 Recruitment 2024 Notification and invited online application form for UPCS CDS II Recruitment 2024, candidates can apply online from 15 May 2024 to 04 June 2024.
  • Candidates Read the Notification Before Apply UPSC CDS II Recruitment Application Form in UPSC Latest Defence Vacancies 2024.
  • Please check all the documents – Eligibility, ID Proof, Address Details, Basic Details and College.
  • Please have ready scanned documents related to recruitment form – photo, signature, ID proof, etc.
  • Preview and check all the columns carefully before submitting the application form.
  • If the candidate is required to pay the application fee then the same has to be deposited. If you do not have the required application fee your form is not complete.
  • Take a print out of the finally submitted form.
CDS 2 Form Filling 2024

Some Useful links

Apply OnlineClick Here
Read Full NotificationClick Here
Official WebsiteClick Here
Useful Links

Selection Procedure

  1. Written Examination:

Written Examination:

  • For IMA, INA, and AFA:
    • English (100 marks)
    • General Knowledge (100 marks)
    • Elementary Mathematics (100 marks)

For OTA:

  • English (100 marks)
  • General Knowledge (100 marks)

2. Interview/Personality Test:

  • Conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB)

3. Medical Examination

4. Document Verification

Pay Scale

Post NamePay Scale
LieutenantRs. 56,100 – 1,77,500 (Level 10)
CaptainRs. 61,300 – 1,93,900 (Level 10B)
MajorRs. 69,400 – 2,07,200 (Level 11)
Lieutenant ColonelRs. 1,21,200 – 2,12,400 (Level 12A)
ColonelRs. 1,30,600 – 2,15,900 (Level 13)
BrigadierRs. 1,39,600 – 2,17,600 (Level 13A)
Major GeneralRs. 1,44,200 – 2,18,200 (Level 14)
CDS Pay Scale

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the last date to apply for UPSC CDS II 2024?

The last date to apply is 4th June 2024.

Can women candidates apply for CDS II 2024?

Yes, female candidates can apply for the Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) only.

Is there any age relaxation for reserved category candidates?

No, there is no age relaxation in the CDS examination.

How can I pay the application fee?

The application fee can be paid online through net banking, credit/debit card, or offline through e-challan.

When will the written exam be conducted for CDS II 2024?

01 September 2024

For more details and updates, candidates are advised to regularly visit All the best to all the candidates preparing for CDS II 2024 exam!

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