UPSC CDS II Examination 2024: Eligibility Criteria, Online Application

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UPSC CDS II Examination 2024 Details

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued a job notification for the Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2024, The motive of the UPSC CDS II Examination is to select eligible candidates for various courses at the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras).

For more details like necessary qualifications, recruitment processes, and job openings read all the following details carefully. Applicants also have the option to download the official UPSC CDS II Examination notification in PDF format.

Also Read: BSF Recruitment 2024

Overview Of UPSC CDS II Examination

Examination NameCombined Defence Services Examination (II), 2024
Total Posts459
Mode Of Application Online
Last Date4th June 2024 till 6 PM
Official Website Name

Available positions by institute

Training InstituteVacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala32
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras), 122nd SSC (Men) (NT)276
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras), 36th SSC Women (NT)19

Eligibility Criteria Of UPSC CDS II Examination


  • Eligibility criteria include:
    1. Indian citizens,
    2. Nepalese subjects,
    3. Individuals of Indian descent who have emigrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, or Vietnam aiming for permanent settlement in India.
  • Candidates from the second and third categories must have an Indian government-issued eligibility certificate.
  • Gorkha subjects from Nepal are exempt from needing an eligibility certificate.

Marital Status, Sex And Age Limits

  • Indian Military Academy (IMA): Only unmarried male candidates whose date of birth falls between July 2, 2001, and July 1, 2006.
  • Indian Naval Academy: Only unmarried male candidates whose date of birth falls between July 2, 2001, and July 1, 2006.
  • Air Force Academy: Candidates should be aged 20-24 on July 1, 2025, translating to birth dates from July 2, 2001, to July 1, 2005. Age relaxation to 26 years is provided for those with a Commercial Pilot Licence from DGCA; birth dates for these applicants range from July 2, 1999, to July 1, 2005.
  • Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for Men): Eligibility is for single males with birth dates from July 2, 2000, to July 1, 2006.
  • Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Open to unmarried women, legally-separated or widowed women without children. Birth dates should fall between July 2, 2000, and July 1, 2006.

Essential Qualifications

AcademyEducational Qualification Required
Indian Military Academy (IMA) Chennai (OTA)Degree/ Equivalent qualification from a recognized University
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (OTA)Degree/ Equivalent qualification from a recognized University
Indian Naval Academy (INA)Engineering degree from a recognized university/institution
Air Force Academy (AFA)Degree from a recognized university with Physics and Math at 10+2 level or a Bachelor of Engineering.

How To Apply for UPSC Recruitment?

Applicants who are eligible for the UPSC CDS II Examination can submit their application online by visiting the UPSC’s Official website. Candidates need to enter their personal and educational details, upload the necessary documents, and pay the application fee before completing their submission.

UPSC CDS II Examination Application Fees

OthersRs. 200/-
SC, ST, FemaleNIL

Fee payment Method: Debit card, Credit card, Net Banking, UPI, etc.

Essential Links For UPSC CDS II Examination

Important Dates Of UPSC CDS II Examination 2024

  • Online application starting date: 15th May 2024
  • Online application closing date: 4th June 2024 till 6 PM
  • Admit Card Release Date: To be updated
  • Written Examination Date: 1st September 2024

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