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UPSC CDS 2 Notification 2021|CDS II Exam Date (OUT), Application Form


UPSC CDS 2 Exam Date is Out Now!! Union Public Service Commission is going to release UPSC CDS 2 Notification. Candidates can check CDS II Eligibility, Exam Date and apply till last date 04-08-2021. Candidates may fill CDS 2 Registration Form Part 1 from 24-08-2021. Candidates must complete their CDS Application Form by submitting CDS 2 Registration Form Part 2 finally.

Highlights Regarding UPSC CDS 2:

Name of OrganizationUnion Public Service Commission
Name of ExamCombined Defence Services (CDS II)
Exam TypeNational Level Test
Apply ModeOnline
Exam ModeOffline
UPSC CDS II NotificationRelease Soon
UPSC CDS 2 Registration Begins04-08-2021
UPSC CDS 2 Last Date24-08-2021
CDS 2 Admit Card Release3 weeks before the exam
CDS 2 Exam Date14-11-2021 (Sunday)
CDS 2nd Result DateUpdate Soon
CDS Helpline Numbers011-23098543, 23385271, 23381125


Who is eligible for CDS 2 Exam?

Any Indian National can apply for Combined Defence Services Examination-II if they fulfill educational and physical conditions given below on this page.

Can a girl give CDS Exam?

Yes, girls can also apply for UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam after graduation. Yes, Also Females can join Air Force through UPSC CDS 2. You need to check your height with below height requirements for CDS women’s entry if you are eligible then go for it.

Check Here: UPSC Eligibility Criteria

What Is The Qualification Required For UPSC CDS 2 Exam?

AcademyEducational Qualification
Indian Military AcademyGraduation or Equivalent Degree
Indian Naval AcademyDegree in Engineering
Indian Airforce AcademyDegree in BE or B.Tech/ B.Sc with
10+2 Certificate
Officer’s Training Academy(Women)Graduation in any discipline from
recognized University
Officer’s Training Academy (Men)Graduation in any discipline from
a recognized university

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What Is The Age Limit For UPSC CDS 2 Exam?

AcademyCDS 2 Age Limit
Indian Military Academy (IMA)19-24 years
Indian Naval Academy (INA)19-24 years
Air Force Academy (AFA)20-24 years
Officer’s Training Academy(OTA Women-Non Tech)19-25 years
Officer’s Training Academy (OTA Men)19-25 years

Who Can Apply for UPSC CDS II Except India?

  • Indian Citizen
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A Tibetan migrant who arrive in India before the 1st July, 1962 with the purpose of everlastingly setting in India, or
  • An individual of India origin who has roamed from any other country in India with the intention to settle down here.
  • A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is obligatory given to him/her by the Govt. before announcement of result by UPSC.

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What is the physical requirement for CDS?

CDS Height/Weight for Male Candidates
Height (in cm)Weight (in kg)
18 years20 years22 years
15244 (45 navy)4647
1554648 (47 navy)49

Check Out: Physical Standards for Indian Armed Forces

CDS Height/Weight Standards for Female Candidates
Height (in cm)Weight (in kg)
20 years25 years30 years

Visual Standards for Air Force:

Vision (corrected) better eye 6/6 and worse eye 6/12Vision (corrected) better eye 6/6,
worse eye 6/12
Myopia of not more than minus 3.5 DMyopia of not more than minus 5.5 D
Manifest hypermetropia of not more than plus 3.5 D including AstigmatismManifest hypermetropia of not more
than plus 3.5 D including Astigmatism.

Visual Standards for Navy:

  • Uncorrected without glass – 6/12
  • Corrected with glass – 6/6
  • Limits of Myopia – 1.5
  • Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5

Marital Status:

Only unmarried aspirants can fill UPSC CDS 2 Registration Form 2021 for IMA, INA & AFA. Married/Unmarried (Male) candidates can submit UPSC CDS 2 Application From 2021 for only Officer’s Training Academy (OTA). Also, Females (Unmarried, Widow and Divorcee) are eligible to apply for UPSC CDS 2 Exam. For detailed information females can check official notice given below.

Important links for UPSC CDS

CDS Question PaperCDS Syllabus
UPSC CDS Admit CardUPSC CDS Officer Salary
CDS Study MaterialCDS Cut Off
How To Prepare For CDS ExamCDS Answer Key
CDS Eligibility Criteria

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Fees:

  • Unreserved category candidates are required to pay Rs. 200/- only as application fee for UPSC CDS 2 Exam.
  • Candidates can pay Combined Defence Service 2 Application fees either through offline mode by depositing the cash in any Branch of SBI or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/ State Bank of Hyderabad/ State Bank of Mysore/ State Bank of Patiala/ State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/ Master Credit/ Debit Card.
  • For EWS/ SC / ST & Female candidates: No Fees is applicable.

Do You Know: How to Pay Fees Online Through Credit/ Debit Card

How to Apply For UPSC CDS II Exam 2021 ?

  • Willing aspirants need to visit official site to fill the UPSC CDS 2 Application Form/CDS 2 Online Application Form.
  • On home page of official site select & hit “Online application for various examinations of UPSC” link.
  • Press the link of ‘CDS Part I registration in front of Combined Defence Services Examination (II)’
  • After this, hit on “Yes” and fill with all your Personal Details, Educational Qualification, and Address, etc carefully and continue to further process.
  • Then, fill CDS Part II Registration form.
  • You must follow all the steps and complete online filling application form process with entering correct details for UPSC CDS 2 apply online.
  • Now press on ‘Save’ button and verify all the details you have entered. After ensuring all the details are entered correct, press on ‘continue’ button.
  • After that upload your passport size photograph & scanned copy of your signature. Now make the payment of application fee.
  • Hit the ‘submit’ tab to end up the registration process.
  • Then registered ID and password will be generated to you.
  • Now you log in with valid registration ID and password and proceed to apply online link.
  • Fill up UPSC CDS online application with remaining details and pay up mandatory application fees then make final submission.
  • Take print out of UPSC CDS 2 application form for future reference.

Get Here: All Latest Updates of UPSC CDS

What is UPSC CDS 2 Selection Procedure?

Aspirants who will qualify the CDS 2 exam 2021 will be called by Service Selection Board (SSB) for psychological aptitude test (PAT), intelligence test and interview.

You must check CDS II selection process mentioned here:

  • Qualified aspirants in written test will have to register themselves for SSB Interview by visiting
  • Service Selection Board evaluates intelligence, personality, compatibility and potential of prospective candidates for selection in the Army, Navy and Air Force.
  • SSB interview is a 5 days process which includes two stages of testing- Stage 1 being Psychological Aptitude Test and Stage 2 is Intelligence test.
  • Stage 1 of SSB Interview will be conducted on the first day of the SSB interview process.
  • Aspirants clearing aptitude test will only proceed to the 2nd stage, otherwise, they will be sent back on the very first day.
  • Aspirants who wish to join Air Force and Naval Aviation will have to appear for Pilot Aptitude Test.

Stage 1: SSB Interview

  • Here Service Selection Board will test Officer’s Intelligence Rating and Picture Perception and Description Test.
  • Candidates will be tested on the basis of 2 sections aptitude test – Verbal Reasoning & Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • This test will be conducted for 1 hour duration approximately.
  • Verbal section is to be complete in 30 minutes with attempt 50 compulsory questions.
  • 50 questions are to be answered in non-verbal reasoning section in 25 to 30 minutes’ time.
  • The picture perception and description test is to examine candidate’s memory retention abilities.
  • In this test, candidates are shown a hazy picture for 30 seconds and the next exercise will be based on it.

Stage 2: SSB Interview

Stage 2 of SSB Interview is a 5-day process of Psychological test, Group Task, Personal Interview and Conference.

  • Psychological Test: In this Test SSB examines aspirant’s emotional and behavioral reactions through TAT (Thematic Appreciation Test), WAT (Word Association Test), SRT (Situation Reaction Test) and Self- Description.
  • Group Task:In this Test SSB judge candidate’s officer like qualities in group task along with their physical and mental prowess.
  • Personal Interview: Personal Interview session will be conducted on 3rd day in front of the senior officials. Aspirant’s personal abilities, behavior and thought exercises are put to test.
  • Conference:It is the final stage of the CDS SSB Interview, wherein candidates appear in front of the Board Committee. This committee consists of members from President of the board, Deputy President, Group Testing Officers, Psychologists.

Check Here: Online Aptitude Test

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Pattern 2021

 For Admission in IMA/ INA and AFA:

PaperName of the SubjectTotal Marks
Duration: 2 hours
Paper IEnglish100 marks
Paper IIGeneral Knowledge100 marks
Paper IIIElementary Mathematics100 marks
Total300 marks

For Admission in Officers Training Academy:

PaperName of the SubjectTotal Marks
Duration: 2 hours
Paper IEnglish100 marks
Paper IIGeneral Knowledge100 marks

Read This: How to Prepare for Written Exam

UPSC CDS 2 Syllabus 2021:

Elementary MathsUnitary method Compound interest, Profit and Loss, Number system, ratio and proportion, Elementary Number theory, Variation, H.C.F and L.C.M, Logarithms, Euclidean, Algebra, geometry, trigonometry, areas, menstruation and Statistics.
General KnowledgeDaily newspaper headlines, Current events, Chemistry, History, geography etc.
EnglishBasic grammar topics, comprehension, synonyms, Para Jumbles and error spotting.

UPSC CDS 2 Admit Card 2021:

Applicants must read to download the CDS 2 admit card as without it no one is allowed to enter the examination hall. You will get CDS II hall ticket directly through this page 15 days before the examination.

Get Here: UPSC Admit Card

UPSC CDS 2 Result 2021:

After completing the written exam successfully candidates will be shortlisted for further procedure. Candidates have to check the UPSC CDS II cut off marks in order to appear for further round.

Check Here: All UPSC Results

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Centres 2021:

ChandigarhPanaji (Goa)
CuttackPort Blair

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Where Will Candidates Be Posted If They Crack UPSC CDS 2 Exam?

Qualified aspirants will be posting in following reputed government organizations:

  • Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun
  • Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala
  • Air Force Academy (AFA), Hyderabad
  • Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Chennai
  • Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai Women (Non-Technical) Course

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Details:

Candidates, who want to get a job in defence sector, UPSC CDS is a great way to enter in this. Many of the candidates are preparing for Combined Defence Services Exam (CDS II) 2021. You need to make you more prepared to get selected. Candidates are advised to bookmark this page for latest updates about UPSC CDS 2 Admit Card, UPSC CDS 2 Results & UPSC CDS 2 Answer Key.

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