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CDS Exam by UPSC: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has published a career notification for the recruitment of Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam II 2020 for IMA/INA/AFA courses. Eligible Candidates who are interested current CDS Exam can read the notification & apply online. Candidates appearing in 10+3 exam also apply.


Employer Details: UPSC
Job ID/Ref Code: Advt No. 10/2020-CDS-II
Job Location: All Over India
Nature of Job: Permanent Jobs, Defence Jobs
Role Designation: Defence Commissioned Officer
Total No of Vacancy: 344 Posts
Mode of Apply: Online Mode
Last Date: 25-08-2020 till 06:00 PM
Qualification: Graduation pass
Application fee: Rs 200/-
Selection process: Written Test/SSB/GD
UPSC CDS Recruitment: Click here to Apply online

Candidates interested for CDS examination 2020 should apply in online mode before 25 August 2020. More details about cds exam age limit, cds exam for girls, cds exam criteria, cds exam 2020 date, cds exam application form are explained below.

CDS Exam II 2020 Vacancy Details

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 100 Posts
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala 26 Posts
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 32 Posts
Officer's Training Academy, Chennai 169 Posts
OTA Chennai SSC Women Course 17 posts

CDS II Exam 2020 Important Dates

Opening Date to Apply Online 05/08/2020
Closing Date to Apply Online 25/08/2020 till 06:00 PM
Last Date for Fee Payment (Online) 25/08/2020 till 06:00 PM
Last Date for Fee Payment (Offline) 24/08/2020 
Last Date of Online Application withdrawn From 01 to 07/09/2020 till 6:00 pm
Date of E-Admit card Issue 03 weeks before Exam date
Date of CDS II Exam 08/11/2020
Tentative Date for Result Announce December, 2020

Combined Defence Services CDS Exam for Girls Details

Name of Course 28th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course
Name of Training Institute Officer's Training Academy, Chennai
Course Commencing October, 2020
No of Post 17 Posts
Education Required Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.

UPSC CDS Notification Eligibility Criteria

Qualification for Army Wing of CDS: Candidates interested for CDS 2020 Notification must have a pass
(i) For I.M.A. and OTA Chennai: Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy: Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution.
(iii) For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Age Limit CDS Applicants 

(i) For IMA: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1997 and not later than 1st July, 2002 only are eligible.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1997 and not later than 1st July, 2002 only are eligible.
(iii) For Air Force Academy: 20 to 24 years as on 1st July, 2021 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July, 1997 and not later than 1st July, 2001 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs.
(iv) For Officers' Training Academy (SSC Course for men): Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1996 and not later than 1st July, 2002 only are eligible.
(v) For Officers' Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd July, 1996 and not later than 1st July, 2002.

Physical Standard For CDS 2020 Exam II

Applicants must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (I), (II) 2020.
The minimum acceptable height is 157 cms (162.5 cms. for Air Force). For Gorkhas and North-Eastern regions of India, Garhwali and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable heights will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms. Weight is considered normal if it is within ±10% departure from the average weight.
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UPSC CDS Online Application Fee

Candidates have to pay a certain amount as an exam fee for CDS exam through online or offline mode. Reserved categories applicants are exempted from payment of application fee are displayed below. Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.

How to Crack CDS Exam in 2020?

UPSC COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (II) 2020 is a dreaming job for all defence job aspirants. The selection process for CDS 2020 is based on two stages like written test and SSB Interview. All candidates clear the written tests are called for SSB, which is further categorized into Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. Full SSB interview task will be finished over four to five days.

How to Fill Up CDS Exam Application Form?

  • All interested and eligible applicants are required to apply online by using the UPSC official website. Online registration for CDS examination 2019 will be finished on or before 25 August 2020.
  • Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form
  • Visit UPSC official Portal
  • Online Application Link is Available for CDS II is 05/08/2020.
  • Online registration for the CDS exam is commenced in two parts (I & II).
  • Part-I is for Basic details of candidates and in Part-II, candidates give photograph and signature & application fee.
  • After completion of online registration, candidates have to take printout for future reference.

CDS Exam Pattern 2020

All interested candidates appearing in upcoming CDS exam must know the correct exam pattern. This Examination is consist of total 1800 marks out of which written test is consist of 900 marks & SSB interview is 900 marks. The total duration of examination is 05 hours objective type questions in OMR pattern. The exam is conducted in both Hindi and English medium. 0.33 % marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
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