UPSC CDS 2 Notification 2020, 344 Vacancies, Exam Dates, Application

UPSC CDS 2 Notification 2020: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released Combined Defence Services (CDS) II exam Notification 2020. Candidates selected through this recruitment process will be trained to serve the Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air force Academy (AFA), Indian Military Academy (IMA), and Officer’s Training Academy (OTA). Interested and eligible aspirants can apply online for UPSC CDS II Recruitment 2020 from official website i.e. upsc.gov.in before last date 25th August, 2020.

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Notification 2020 Details

Combined Defence Services Examination commonly known as CDS is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment of Commissioned Officers in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. Selected candidates undergo training at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA). The exam is held twice a year usually in February and September.

UPSC CDS II Recruitment 2020 Overview

Recruitment EventDescription
Recruiting OrganizationUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Recruitment NameCombined Defence Services Examination (CDS)
Total Vacancies344 Posts
Name of the PostsIndian Naval Academy (INA)
Air force Academy (AFA)
Indian Military Academy (IMA)
Officer’s Training Academy (OTA)
Exam LevelNational
Application FeeGEN/OBC: ₹ 200/-
Female/SC/ST: No Fee
Selection ProcessWritten Test & SSB Test/Interview.
Application Dates05th – 25th August, 2020
Registration ModeOnline Only
Official Websitehttps://www.upsc.gov.in

Vacancy Details

  1. Indian Military Academy, Dehradun: 100 Posts
  2. Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala: 26 Posts
  3. Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying): 32 Posts
  4. Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) for men: 169 Posts
  5. Officers Training Academy, Chennai for women: 17 Posts
  6. Total – 344 Vacancies

Educational Qualification

  • IMA and Officers: Training Academy, Chennai — Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.
  • Indian Naval Academy: Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution.
  • Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and bMathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.
  • Note: Graduates with first choice as Army/Navy/Air Force are to submit proof of Graduation/provisional certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB Interview at the SSB.

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Age Limit

  • IMA – 19 to 24 years
  • AFA – 19 to 23 years
  • INA – 19 to 22 years
  • OTA – 19 to 25 years

UPSC CDS 2 Pay Scale

  • Captain (Level 10 B) – 6,13,00-1,93,900
  • Lieutenant (Level 10) – 56,100 – 1,77,500
  • Lieutenant Colonel (Level 12A ) – 1,21,200 – 2,12400
  • Major (Level 11) – 6,94,00 – 2,07,200
  • Brigadier (Level 13A ) – 1,39,600-2,17,600
  • Colonel Level 13 – 1,30,600-2, 15, 900
  • Lieutenant General HAG Scale (Level 15) – 1, 82, 200-2,24,100
  • Major General (Level 14) – 1,44,200-2,18,200
  • VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lieutenant General (NFSG) (Level 17) – 2,25,000/-(fixed)
  • HAG+Scale (Level 16) – 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
  • COAS (Level 18) – 2,50,000/-(fixed)
  • Military Service Pay (MSP) to the officers from the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier – Rs 15.500 p.m. fixed

UPSC CDS II Online Application 2020

Application Fee

Candidates will have to pay Rs 200/- as application fees. The application fees can be paid 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. Female/SC/ST candidates are exempted from payment of fees.

Application Process

UPSC CDS Application form can be filled in online mode only at the official website. The application process involves two parts – Part 1 is basic registration and Part 2 includes fee payment, filing up form and uploading scanned documents.

  • CDS Registration: Candidates need to enter their personal details. Enter your name, date of birth, parents’ name, address, category, mobile number, email ID and other basic details.
  • Pay CDS Application Fee: Application Fees can be paid in online mode via Debit/ Credit Card or SBI Netbanking and in offline mode by paying cash at any SBI Bank branch.
  • Fill CDS Application Form: Candidates have to complete their form by mentioning personal and educational details. Fill the form very carefully as no correction will be allowed after closing of application process.
  • Upload CDS Photo, Signature and Photo ID Proof: Candidates have to upload their scanned passport size photograph, signature and photo ID proof in prescribed specifications.

UPSC CDS 2020 Selection Process

The recruitment of AFA, IMA, INA & Officers Training Academy posts is done on the basis of:

  • Written Exam
  • SSB Interview/Personality Test
  • Document Verification
  • Medical Examination

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Pattern

For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100 Marks
General Knowledge2 Hours100 Marks
Elementary Mathematics2 Hours100 marks

For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy :—

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100 Marks
General Knowledge2 Hours100 Marks

The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English

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