UPSC CDS 2 Notification 2021 PDF Released – Check Latest Update. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination on its official site.  The candidates who are looking for the exam can check the details of the notification and apply online link on this page. The last date to apply for this recruitment is 24 August 2021.

UPSC CDS 2 2021: Recruitment: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has started the online application process for Combined Defence Services Exam 2 2021 (CDS 2 2021) on its official website – All candidates who are interested to appear for UPSC CDS 2 Exam can apply from 04 August 2021. UPSC CDS 2 Application will b available till 24 August 2021 on UPSC Online Website – The online Applications can be withdrawn from 31 August to 06 September 2021 till 6.00 PM

All such candidates who would apply for UPSC CDS 2 will be called for online exam on 14 November 2021 (Sunday). Those who will qualify in the exam will appear for intelligence and personality test at the Service Selection Board. Finally selected candidates will get admission to the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala— Dehradun, Air Force Academy, Hyderabad, Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) and  Officers Training Academy, Chennai.

In 2019, around 400 vacancies were notified by the commission. The candidates can check more details on UPSC CDS 2 2021 Recruitment such as educational qualification, age limit, selection process, exam pattern, application procedure on the basis of previous year by scrolling down:

UPSC CDS 2 2021 Important Dates

EventImportant Dates
UPSC CDS 2 Notification04 August 2021
Opening Date of UPSC CDS 2 Application04 August 2021
Last Date of UPSC CDS 2 Online Application24 August 2021
The online Applications can be withdrawn from31 August to 06 September 2021
UPSC CDS 2 Exam Date 202114 November  2021
UPSC CDS 2 Result Date 2021to be announced
UPSC CDS 2 Interview Date 2021to be announced
UPSC CDS 2 Final Result Date 2021to be announced



UPSC CDS 2 2021 Vacancy Details:

Combined Defence Services – 339 Post

UPSC CDS 2 Eligibility Criteria

Educational/Technical Qualification & Experience:

  1. For I.M.A.  – Degree from a recognised University or equivalent.
  2. For Indian Naval Academy –  B.E/B.Tech from a recognised University/Institution.
  3. For Air Force Academy – Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.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.
  4. Officers Training Academy (OTA): Degree from a recognized university or equivalent.
  5. Officers Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical course): Degree from a recognized 

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 candidate should not have any present backlog upto the last semester / year for which results have been declared upto the time of submission of application

UPSC CDS 2 Age Limit:

  1. IMA – 19 to 24 years
  2. AFA – 19 to 23 years
  3. INA – 19 to 22 years
  4. OTA – 19 to 25 years

Selection Process for UPSC CDS 2 2021

The selection process will be done on the basis of:

  1. Written Examination.
  2. Intelligence and Personality Test

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Pattern:

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

SubjectMaximum MarksDuration
English1002 hours
General Knowledge1002 hours
Elementary Mathematics1002 hours

For Admission to Officer Training Academy:

SubjectMaximum MarksDuration
English1002 hours
General Knowledge1002 hours

There will be Negative Marking for wrong answers

The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian University.

UPSC CDS 2 Admit Card 2021

The admit card will be made available on the official website of UPSC three weeks before the commencement of the examination.

UPSC CDS 2 Intelligence and Personality Test

Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the written examination will be called for the intelligence and personality test at the Service Selection Board. candidates who qualify in the written exam and given their first choice as army (IMA/OTA) are required to register themselves on the recruiting directorate website in order to enable them to receive call up information for SSB Interview. Those candidates who have already registered on the recruiting directorate website are advised not to register again.