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UPSC CDS II 2024: Last 4 days left to apply for 459 posts, Get complete details

Registrations for UPSC CDS II 2024 examination will close soon, interested candidates can find all the details about the CDS in this article.

UPSC CDS II 2024: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) II 2024 on the 15th of May, 2024. Through this notification, the Commission has released a total vacancy of 459. Eligible candidates can fill out the application form by 4th June 2024 till 6:00 PM.

Vacancy Details

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala32
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) – 122nd SSC Men276
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) – 36th SSC Women19

Eligibility Criteria for UPSC CDS II 2024

For the Indian Military Academy (IMA)

  • Unmarried male candidates, who are born not earlier than 2nd July 2001 and not later than 1st July 2006 only are eligible to apply
  • Degree of a recognised University or equivalent

For the Indian Naval Academy (INA)

  • Unmarried male candidates, who are born not earlier than 2nd July 2001 and not later than 1st July 2006 only are eligible to apply
  • A degree in Engineering from a recognised University/ Institution is required.

For the Air Force Academy (AFA)

  • 20 to 24 years as of 1st July 2025 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July 2001 and not later than 1st July 2005 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July 1999 and not later than 1st July 2005 only are eligible.
  • A degree from a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or a Bachelor of Engineering is required.

For the Officers Training Academy (OTA)

  • Unmarried male/ female candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 2000 and not later than 1st July 2006 are eligible.
  • A degree from a recognised University or equivalent is required.

How to apply for UPSC CDS II 2024?

  • To apply for UPSC CDS II 2024, candidates need to register themself on the One Time Registration (OTR) platform of UPSC (If done earlier or if the candidate is already registered, he/she can proceed straightway to fill up the online application for the exam)
  • Next, go to the UPSC log-in page and log in
  • Verify your details given during Registration
  • Go to Dashboard and click on Apply to Active Notification
  • Click on the CDS exam link
  • Fill out the required details as asked in the portal
  • Then pay the application fees and select the preferred city for the exam centre
  • Upload the photograph, signature, and photo-identity proof
  • Lastly, submit the exam form and don’t forget to download a copy of the application form for future reference

Selection Process

  • The candidates have to appear in an offline OMR-based examination
  • On the basis of the marks obtained in the offline exams, eligibility, and the preference given by the candidates, the candidates will be sorted for IMA/ INA/ AFA/ OTA
  • The selected students will be called for SSB interview process.
  • On the basis of total marks secured by candidates in the Written Examination of UPSC CDS II 2024 and the Services Selection Board Tests, the final allocation/selection for admission to the IMA/ INA/ AFA/ OTA will be made up of the number of vacancies

UPSC CDS II 2024: Exam Pattern

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100
Elementary Mathematics*2 Hours100
* Elementary Mathematics is not required for admission into the Officers’ Training Academy.

SSB Interview Process

The SSB procedure consists of two stage Selection processes – Stage I & Stage II. Only those candidates who clear stage I are permitted to appear for stage II. The details are:

  • Stage I comprises the Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) Test and the Picture Perception Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on a combination of performance in the OIR Test and PP&DT
  • Stage II comprises of Interviews, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests, and the Conference.
  • The personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessors viz. the Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO) and the Psychologist.
  • There is no separate weightage for each test. The marks are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in all the tests
  • In addition, marks for the Conference are also allotted based on the initial performance of the Candidate in the three techniques and the decision of the Board. All these have equal weightage.

Important Dates

Application Start Date15th May 2024
Last Date to apply4th June 2024 till 6:00 PM
Application Correction Window5th to 11th June 2024
Exam Date of UPSC CDS II 20241st September 2024
Conduct of SSB InterviewJanuary, 2025 to April, 2025

Important Links

Official Notification of UPSC CDS II 2024
Link for One-Time Registration
Official Website
Recommended Book for CDS Exam

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