UPSC Combined Defence Services-II Notification 2020 - CDS 2 Registration, Exam Date

Moin | Jul 16, 2020

UPSC CDS II Notification 2020 - Overview

Board Name
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam Name
Combined Defence Services-II
Total Number of Vacancies
Job Type
Central Govt Jobs
Release Date of official notification
5th August 2020
Last date to apply online
25th August 2020
Exam Date
8th November 2020
Selection Process
Written Exam
Official Portal

UPSC CDS 2 Notification 2020

Union Public Service Commission has decided to release UPSC CDS Notification 2020 on 5th August 2020. After the release of official notification, the authorities will invite the application forms through online from 5th August 2020 up to 25th August 2020. So, willing candidates who possess the requisite qualifications can apply for this recruitment before the deadline.

Scroll down the page to get more details of UPSC Combined Defence Services-II Exam Notification 2020 like age limit, qualification, selection process, salary, important dates, useful links, etc.

What is UPSC CDS Exam?

UPSC CDS is a national level entrance exam conducted twice in a year i.e, February and November. Every year, Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam is conducted to recruit the candidates for the following posts:

  • Indian Military Academy,
  • Indian Naval Academy,
  • Air Force Academy and
  • Officers Training Academy (Male & Female)

UPSC CDS Vacancies

  • Total Number of Vacancies: 418

Distribution of vacancies:

Post Names
Total Number of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy (INA), Dehradun
Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Women)
Air Force Academy (AFA) (Pre-Flying)
Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai (Men)

UPSC CDS Eligibility Criteria


  • Candidates must be citizens of India


Post Names
Indian Military Academy
Possess Graduation degree from a recognized university
Indian Naval Academy
Possess Engineering degree from a recognized university
Air Force Academy
Possess Engineering degree (Physics & Maths in Intermediate) from a recognized university
Officers Training Academy (Male & Female)
Possess Graduation degree from a recognized university

Age Limit

Post Names
Age Limit
19 to 24 years
19 to 23 years
19 to 25 years
19 to 22 years

UPSC CDS Selection Process

Selection of the candidates will be based on the performance in the following rounds:

  • Written Exam
  • SSB Interview or Personality Test
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination
  • Final Selection CDS Salary

Post Name
Lieutenant Level 10
Rs. 56, 100 - 1, 77, 500/-
Captain Level 10 B
Rs. 6,13,00 - 1,93,900/-
COAS Level 18
Rs. 2,50,000/- (fixed)
VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG) Level 17
Rs. 2,25,000/-(fixed)
Major Level 11
Rs. 6,94,00 - 2,07,200/-
HAG+Scale Level 16
Rs. 2,05,400 - 2,24,400/-
Lieutenant Colonel Level 12A
Rs. 1,21,200 - 2,12400/-
Colonel Level 13
Rs. 1,30,600 - 2, 15,90/-
Brigadier Level 13A
Rs. 1,39,600 - 2,17,600/-
Lieutenant General HAG Scale Level 15
Rs. 1,82,200 - 2,24,100/-
Major General Level 14
Rs. 1,44,200 - 2,18,200/-

UPSC CDS 2 Application Form

The UPSC CDS 2 Apply online link will be activated from 5th August 2020 and will be available up to 25th August 2020. Applicants can follow the instructions provided below while filling the application form.

How To Apply For UPSC CDS II Exam 2020?

  1. Visit the official website
  3. Again, hit the link "Click Here for PART I" against Combined Defence Services Examination (II)
  4. Read the instructions carefully and click on "Yes" option
  5. You will be redirected to the application form
  6. Now, fill all the details like personal, contact, academic, etc
  7. Select the preferences and go to next process
  8. Registration ID will be generated
  9. Log in with registration ID to fill Part-II of the application form
  10. Pay the fee via online or offline
  11. After the fee payment, select the exam centers
  12. Upload the scanned copies of the photograph and signature as per the dimensions
  13. Then, hit "Submit" button
  14. Take a print out and keep the hard copy for future reference

Application Fee

  • The application fee is Rs. 200/-
  • SC/ST/Women are exempted from the fee payment
  • You need to pay the fee via online using credit card, debit card, net banking or deposit cash in any SBI branch

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can a girl give CDS exam after 12?

No. The minimum qualification required to apply for UPSC CDS exam is Graduation.

Q. Can girls apply for CDS exam?

Yes. Girls are eligible for Officers Training Academy (OTA).

Q. What is the minimum percentage required for CDS exam?

There is no fixed percentage for UPSC CDS exam.

Q. Does 12th marks matter in CDS?

No. You must have passed class 12th and graduation.

Q. What is the salary of CDS officer?

We have shared the post-wise salary details in this article. So, you can check the pay scale details from this page.

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