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UPSC CDS Exam II Notification Released For 459 Posts!

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination II for 2024. Interested candidates can apply online from May 15, 2024, to June 4, 2024. The examination will fill 459 posts across various defense academies. Key details including eligibility, selection process, and important dates are outlined below.

Important Dates

  • Application Start Date: May 15, 2024
  • Last Date to Apply Online: June 4, 2024
  • Last Date for Part II: June 4, 2024
  • Complete Form Submission Last Date: June 4, 2024
  • Correction Window: June 5-11, 2024
  • Exam Date: September 1, 2024
  • Admit Card Available: Before the exam

Vacancy Details

  • Total Vacancies: 459
    • Indian Military Academy (IMA): 100
    • Indian Naval Academy: 32
    • Air Force Academy: 32
    • Officers Training Academy (OTA): 295


  • Indian Military Academy (IMA) & Officers Training Academy (OTA): Bachelor’s degree in any stream.
  • Indian Naval Academy: Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • Air Force Academy: Bachelor’s degree in any stream with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level.

Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: 20 years
  • Maximum Age: 24 years (as of July 1, 2025)
  • Age Relaxation: As per UPSC rules

Selection Process

  1. Written Examination
  2. SSB Interview
  3. Document Verification
  4. Medical Examination

Application Fees

  • General/OBC/EWS: ₹200
  • SC/ST/Female: ₹0
  • Payment Mode: Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, or E-Challan

Salary Details

  • Details about the salary for various posts under CDS will be provided in the detailed notification or during the recruitment process.

How to Apply

  1. Photo Instruction: The candidate’s photo should be recent (not older than 10 days), with the candidate’s name and date of taking the photo printed on it.
  2. One Time Registration (OTR): Ensure you have an OTR. If not, complete the OTR before applying.
  3. Online Application: Visit the UPSC official website and apply online between May 15, 2024, and June 4, 2024.
  4. Document Preparation: Have all necessary documents ready, including eligibility proof, ID proof, address details, and a scanned copy of the photograph and signature.
  5. Form Submission: Fill out the application form carefully, preview all details before submission, and ensure that the application fee is paid if required.
  6. Print Application: Take a printout of the final submitted application form for future reference.

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