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The official notification of UPSC for conducting the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination  (II) 2024 has been released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on its official website. The commission offers various courses of the Indian Military Forces through this examination. Those Candidates who are interested in the vacancy details & completed all eligibility criteria can read the Notification & Apply Online.

Notification:- Click here

Vacancy Details :-

Post Name Total Vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun-159th (DE) Course commencing in July 2025 (Including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Army Wings Holders) 100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala-Course commencing in July 2025 Executive Branch (General Service)/ Hydro (Including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate Naval Wings Holders) 32
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad- (Pre-Flying) Training Course Commencing in July 2025, i.e. No. 218 F(P) Course (Including 03 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate Air Wings Holders Through NCC Special Entry) 32
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 122nd SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course Commencing in October 2025 276
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 36th SSC (Women) (NT) (UPSC) Course Commencing in October 2025 19

Age Limit :-

  • For IMA & Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July, 2001 and not later than 1st July, 2006 only are eligible.
  • For Air Force Academy: 20 to 24 Years as on 1st July, 2025 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July, 2001 and not later than 1st July, 2005.

Educational Qualification :-

  • For I.M.A. and Officers Training Academy, Chennai: A candidate should have any graduation degree or equivalent from a recognized university or institute.
  • For Indian Naval Academy: Candidates should have an Engineering degree or equivalent from a recognized university or institute.
  • For Air Force Academy: A degree from a recognized university with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics at the 12th level and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.

Application Fee :-

  • For all other candidates: Rs. 200/-
  • For Female/ SC/ ST candidates: Nil
  • Payment Mode: Through any Branch of State Bank of India by cash, or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card/UPI Payment or by using internet banking of any Bank.

Important Dates :-

  • Date of Notification: 15-05-2024
  • Last Date to Apply Online: 04-06-2024 till 06:00 PM
  • Date for Correction Window: 05-06-2024 to 11-06-2024
  • Date of Exam: 01-09-2024

UPSC CDS II Selection Process

  • Written Exam: The written exam will be varied for each course. The marks obtained in the written examination will decide whether a candidate can participate in the selection process’s next phase.
  • Interview: The commission will take an interview to check the candidate’s personality and intelligence.

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