UPSC CDS 2 Notification 2024, Check Vacancy Notice and Apply Online

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination, which is conducted for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Officers’ Training Academy. The CDS 2 2024 is scheduled for 1st September 2024.

The application period is from May 15, 2024, to June 4, 2024. The exam is scheduled for September 1, 2024. There are a total of 459 vacancies available.

  • Indian Military Academy: 100
  • Indian Naval Academy: 32
  • Air Force Academy: 32
  • Officers’ Training Academy (Men): 276
  • Officers’ Training Academy (Women): 19

Candidates need to meet the eligibility requirements and follow the application instructions carefully to register successfully. Make sure you have all necessary documents and double-check your application before submitting it to avoid any mistakes.

CDS 2/2024 Application Form

UPSC CDS Notification

Organization Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam Name Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination
CDS 2 Vacancy 459
Mode of Application Online
CDS 2 2024 Notification Date May 15, 2024
Online Registration Period May 15, 2024 – June 4, 2024
CDS 2 2024 Exam Date September 1, 2024
Official Website
Educational Qualification
  • IMA and Officers’ Training Academy: Graduation degree in any subject from a recognized university.
  • Indian Naval Academy: Graduation in Engineering from a recognized university/institution.
  • Air Force Academy: Bachelor’s degree with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering.
Age Limits
  • Indian Military Academy and Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried males, 20 to 24 years.
  • Air Force Academy: Both married and unmarried males, 20 to 24 years, but marriage during training is not permitted.
  • Officers’ Training Academy: Unmarried males and females, 20 to 24 years.
Application Fee

The application fee for CDS 2 2024 is Rs. 200/- for General and OBC candidates. However, candidates belonging to SC/ST categories and female candidates are exempted from paying the fee. The fee can be paid through various modes, including net banking, Mastercard/Debit Card, or by making a cash deposit at any branch of SBI Bank.

CDS Selection Process

The selection process for CDS 2 2024 involves multiple stages designed to assess candidates’ aptitude, intelligence, physical fitness, and suitability for a career in the defense forces. The process is as follows:

  1. Written Examination: This test evaluates knowledge in English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics.
  2. Interview/Personality Test: Conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB), including various tasks and personal interviews.
  3. Document Verification: This stage involves the verification of educational certificates, age proof, and other relevant documents.
  4. Medical Examination: This is conducted by a Military Hospital to assess the candidate’s fitness.
  5. Final Merit List: This list is based on the performance in the written exam, interview/personality test, and medical examination.

Application Dates

  • Online Registration Start Date: May 15, 2024
  • Online Registration End Date: June 4, 2024 (06:00 pm)
  • Last Date to Pay Fee: June 11, 2024 (06:00 pm)

How to Apply for UPSC CDS 2 2024?

Here’s a detailed step-by-step guide to applying for CDS 2 2024.

  1. Go to the official UPSC website:
  2. Navigate to the “Examinations” section and select “Active Examinations.”
  3. Look for the CDS 2 2024 Examination link and click on it.
  4. Click on the link for Part I Registration.
  5. Fill in your basic details and submit the form.
  6. A unique Registration ID will be generated; note this down for future reference.
  7. Use the Registration ID to log in for Part II Registration.
  8. Complete the form by providing additional details, uploading necessary documents, and choosing your exam centre.
  9. Upload scanned copies of a recent passport-sized photograph and pay the application fee.
  10. Review all details and uploaded documents to ensure they are correct.
  11. Click the “Submit” button to finalize the submission.
  12. Print out the completed application form for reference.

Important Links

Official Website
Official Notification Read Here
Application Form Submit Here

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