UPSC CDS(II) Recruitment 2021: Apply for 339 various posts of OTA, IMA, INA, AFA.

UPSC CDS(II) Recruitment 2021: The notification to conduct Combined Defence Services(CDS) exam II 2021 in the month of November has been released.

The Union Publish Service Commission(UPSC) has published a notification to conduct the CDS(II) entrance examination. This entrance exam is conducted for admission in the various posts of OTA, IMA, INA, AFA.

There are a total of 339 vacancies available. The registration process for CDS exam II has already started. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online from 4th August to 24th August 2021. Here in this post, you will get to know the eligibility, selection process, syllabus and all the details of the UPSC CDS(II) Exam.

UPSC CDS II Exam Details

Exam NameCombined Defence Services(CDS-II) Examination 2021
Conducted byUPSC
Mode of ExamOffline
No of Vacancy339

UPSC CDS (ii) Notification 2021 Details

UPSC has released a detailed notification for the CDS(II) entrance examination. Here you will get all the details of UPSC CDS Recruitment 2021.

Important Dates

  • Starting Date for Apply Online: 04-08-2021
  • Last Date to Apply Online: 24-08-2021 till 06:00 pm
  • Last Date for Fee Payment (by cash): 23-08-2021 at 11:59 pm
  • Last Date for Fee Payment (Online)24-08-2021 till 06:00 pm
  • Date for online application Withdrawn: 31.08.2021 to 06.09.2021
  • Date of Exam: 14-11-2021

Application Fees

  • For General: Rs. 200/-
  • For Female/SC/ST Candidates: Nil
  • Payment Mode: Online/ Offline

Candidates can deposits the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using the net banking facility of the State Bank of India, or by using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.

Vacancy Details

Combined Defence Service Exam II 2021339
Training InstituteVacancy
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala22
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)169
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)16

Eligibility Criteria for CDS(II) Recruitment

Candidates are required to fulfil the following eligibility criteria to apply for CDS (ii) entrance examinations.

Age Limit

  • For IMA— male unmarried candidates born between 2nd July 1998 and 1st July 2003 only are eligible.
  • For Indian Naval Academy—Unmarried male candidates born between 2nd July 1998 and 1st July 2003 only are eligible.
  • For Air Force Academy— Minimum age 20 and maximum 24 years as of 1st July 2022 which is born not earlier than 2nd July 1998 and not later than 1st July 2002.

Educational Qualification

  • Indian Military Academy : Must have degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
  • Officers’ Training Academy: Must have degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
  • Indian Naval Academy: Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
  • Air Force Academy: Degree from a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering

Candidates who are studying in the final year/semester Degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply provided the candidate should not have any present backlog up to the last semester/year for which results have been declared up to the time of submission of application.

Examination Pattern

The written exam consists of Objective Type questions with a time limit of 2 hrs (two hours) and a maximum score of 100(one hundred) points for each subject.

For candidates applying to the Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy, a written test consisting of English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics is required, as well as a written test consisting of English and General Knowledge for candidates applying to the Officers Training Academy.

(A) For Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:

SubjectDuration of ExamMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100
Elementary Mathematics2 Hours100

(B) For Officers’ Training Academy:

SubjectDuration of ExamMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100

Selection Procedure

The Candidates will be selected on the basis of performance in the following tests

i) Written Test

ii) SSB Interview(Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test)

Important Links

Online ApplicationClick Here
NotificationClick Here
Official SitesClick Here

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