UPSC CDS 2 Exam 2024 Notification Released: Apply Now for 459 Vacancies

 UPSC CDS 2 Notification 2024 ; The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a latest notification regarding of UPSC CDS 2 exam 2024 on May 15, 2024 announcing 459 vacancies. The candidates who meet the all eligibility criteria can apply online before June 04, 2024 on it’s official website –

UPSC conducts the Combined Defence Service (CDS) Examinations twice yearly for enrollment in the Indian Military Academy, Air Force Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and officers training. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of offline MCQ written examination, Interview and medical test.

UPSC CDS 2 Notification 2024 Overview

OrganizationUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam NameCombined Defence Service Examination (II) 2024
Examination Notice No11 /2024.CDS- II
Total Vacancy 459
Apply MethodOnline
Registration Dates15th May to 4th June 2024
Selection ProcessWritten Test – Interview – Medical Examination
Type of QuestionsMultiple-choice questions
Duration of the Exam2 hours (each paper)
Job LocationAll Over India

UPSC CDS 2 Exam 2024 Vacancy

Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2024 will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on 01st September, 2024 for admission to the below mentioned courses –

Name of the academyNumber of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
158th (DE) Course commencing in January 2025 
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
Course commencing in January 2025
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad
Training Course commencing in January 2025
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) SSC Men
121st SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course Commencing in April 2025
Officers Training Academy, Chennai SSC Women
35th SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April 2025
Total Vacancies459

UPSC CDS 2 Qualification 2024

For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, ChennaiDegree of a recognised University or equivalent.
 For Indian Naval AcademyDegree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution
For Air Force AcademyDegree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

UPSC CDS 2 Age Limit

Here’s the information organized into a table:

AcademyEligibility Criteria
Indian Military Academy (IMA)Unmarried male candidates born between 02nd July, 2001 and 1st July, 2006.
Indian Naval AcademyUnmarried male candidates born between 02nd July, 2001 and 1st July, 2006.
Air Force AcademyCandidates must be aged between 20 to 24 years as of 1st July, 2025.

CDS Exam 2024 Application Fee

Here’s the information organized into a table:

Candidates excepting Female/SC/ST candidatesRs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only)
Payment MethodsCash at any SBI branch by cash or
Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card
UPI Payment /Internet banking .

CDS 2 Physical Standards

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2024.

CDS 2 Exam 2024 Selection Procedure

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

CDS 2 Exam 2024 Exam Pattern

  • The Question will be multiple choice type.
  • Each question will carry 1 marks
  • There will be a penalty of 1/3 marks for a wrong answer
  • Duration for each paper is 2 hrs

Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

SubjectMaximum MarksDuration
English1202 hours
General Knowledge1202 hours
Elementary Mathematics1002 hours

For Officers’ Training Academy

SubjectMaximum MarksDuration
English1002 hours
General Knowledge1002 hours

How to Apply for CDS 2 Exam 2024

  • Visit the official website of UPSC –
  • Complete your registration with your Basic details , Mobile Number, mail id.
  • On successful registration login with your login credential selecting your login mode such as Mobile Number, mail id, OTR id.
  • Fill the online examination form, upload the required documents, pay the application fees.
  • Finally submit your application form.

CDS 2 Exam 2024 Notification


When the UPSC CDS 2 exam 2024 notification published?

15th May

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