CDS 2 Notification 2024, Exam Date, Eligibility, Application Form, Fee

The Union Public Service Commission is again ready to hold the CDS (II) exam this year. UPSC conducts this exam twice every year for the respectable Defense Services. 

UPSC released the notification to announce the application for the Combined Defense Service (CDS) 2 examination. The selected candidates will be admitted to various Indian Military training academies. The application form is up, go and apply now. 

Get more details here in this article about the CDS 2, 2024 notification. Read it until the end to learn more about UPSC CDS 2, eligibility, exam date, application form, and more.

CDS 2 Notification 2024

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (II) 2024 under Exam Notice No. 11/2024 CDS-II. The commission invited applicants to get admitted to the Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Wings, and Officer Training Academy in India. 

According to the notice, the total number of vacancies for CDS 2 is 459. The application portal is ongoing from May 15, 2024, to June 4, 2024. The CDS 2 exam will be held on September 1, 2024. Go hurry and apply online before the deadline approaches. 

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ExamCombined Defence Service Examinations (II) 2024
Operating boardUPSC (Union Public Service Commission)
Application start from15 May 2024
Last date of application 4 June 2024
Exam date1 September 2024
Official websiteClick here
NotificationClick here
For application Click here

How to Fill CDS 2 Registration Form 2024?

Floor the process here to fill CDS 2 registration form—

  • First, the candidates need to visit the UPSC website to register. Or click the link here
  • The candidate needs to complete the “One Time Registration” (OTR) by clicking “New Registration”. OTR can be done once in a lifetime. If any candidate has already registered then they can proceed directly with the application process. 
  • Fill in important personal details- Name, gender, date of birth, parents’ name, phone number, email ID, board exam roll number, etc to complete registration. 
  • OTR No and password will be sent. Log in with OTR no/phone no/ email ID and password. 
  • Click on the “Latest Notification” tab and select the exam name. 
  • Fill in the required details. 
  • Pay the required fees. Verify the application form before submitting it. 
  • Download the application form.
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Eligibility for CDS 2 2024 

Follow the eligibility criteria below—


  • The citizens of India 
  • A subject of Nepal
  • Migrated people from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Eastern African Countries. 

Age Limit 

  • Born between January 2, 2006, to January 1, 2009. 
  • Only unmarried male/female candidates 

Education Qualification: 

  • For Army Wing- 10+2 or equivalent exam from a State Education Board.
  • For Aor Force or Naval- 10+2 or equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from a State Education Board.

Application Fee for CDS 2 2024

Application fees for all the categories are mentioned below—

  • UT/OBC: ₹200
  • Female/SC/ST: ₹0

UPSC CDS 2 Vacancy 2024

According to the notice, the total vacancy for the UPSC CDS exam is 404. The detailed vacancy list is listed below— 

  • Army: 208
  • Navy: 42
  • Air Force: Flying- 92, Ground Duties (Tech)- 18, Ground Duties (Non-tech)-10

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Pattern 2024

Exam pattern varies for different military academies. The exam pattern is below–

For the Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy—

  • English: 120 questions, 100 marks 
  • General Knowledge: 120 questions, 100 marks
  • Elementary Mathematics: 100 questions, 100 marks

For Office Training Academy—

  • English: 120 questions, 100 marks
  • General Knowledge: 120 questions, 100 marks
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UPSC CDS 2 Syllabus 2024

Read the detailed syllabus for UPSC CDS 2 here—

  1. English 
  2. General Knowledge-
  • Current Events 
  • Matters of Everyday Observation
  • History of India
  • Geography 
  • Scientific Aspect 

3. Elementary Mathematics-

    • Arithmetics
    • Algebra
    • Trigonometry 
    • Geometry
    • Mensuration
    • Statistics

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