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UPSC CDS 2 2020 Notification: Exam Date, Result Link, Syllabus, Pattern, Apply Online for 344 Posts

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Notification: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official notification of combined defence services (CDS) exam II, on its official website @upsc.gov.in. There are a total of 344 vacancies. Aspirants can apply online on or before August 26 till 6 pm. The Official UPSC CDS Recruitment Notification for CDS (2) 2020 has been released. Read further to know about UPSC CDS Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Salary, Exam Pattern, How to Apply & Direct Link to Apply and more for UPSC CDS Recruitment 2020.

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UPSC CDS 2 2020 Notification – Important Dates

Important EventsImportant Dates
Release Date of Official Notification05th August 2020
Start Date of Online Application05th August 2020
Last Date of Online Application26th August 2020 (till 6:00 PM)
Admit Card Release Date3 weeks before the exam
Exam8th November 2020
ResultTo be Announced

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Notification Vacancy Details

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun: 100 posts
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala: 26 posts
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad: 32 posts
  • Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras): 169 posts
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai: 17 posts

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Notification Eligibility Criteria

According to the Official UPSC CDS 2 Recruitment notification, given below is the eligibility criteria for the recruitment drive. The candidates need to be unmarried.

Age Limit (as on 01-07-2021)

  • Indian Military Academy (IMA)– 19 to 24 years
  • Air Force Academy (AFA)– 19 to 23 years
  • Indian Naval Academy (INA)– 19 to 22 years
  • Officers Training Academy (OTA)– 19 to 25 years
  • Age relaxation is applicable as per rules

Educational Qualification:- 

  • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy-Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
  • For Indian Naval Academy—Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
  • For Air Force Academy-Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.


  • Those who have yet to pass their degree examination will be eligible only if they are studying in the final year of degree examination.
  • Those who are debarred by the Ministry of Defence from holding any type of commission in the Defence Services shall not be eligible for admission.

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Notification PDF

C. Nationality

You must either be:

  • a Citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 01st January 1962 with the intention of permanently setting in India, or
  • a person of India origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting in India.

CDS Exam Pattern & Selection Process

Check the Exam Pattern & CDS Selection Process as given below –

  1. Written examination
  2. Interview for intelligence and Personality Test

(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy —

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100
Elementary Mathematics2 Hours100
Total6 Hours300

(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy —

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100
Total4 Hours200


  • The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only and the question papers of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be bilingual in Hindi and English.
  • There will be negative marking for every wrong answer marked by you.

UPSC Recruitment – Salary & Pay Scale

RankLevelPay (in Rs.)
LieutenantLevel 1056,100 – 1,77,500
CaptainLevel 10 B6,13,00 – 1,93,900
MajorLevel 116,94,00 – 2,07,200
Lieutenant ColonelLevel 12A1,21,200 – 2,12400
ColonelLevel 131,30,600 – 2, 15,900
BrigadierLevel 13A1,39,600 – 2,17,600
Major GeneralLevel 141,44,200 – 2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG ScaleLevel 151, 82, 200 – 2,24,100
HAG+ScaleLevel 162,05,400 – 2,24,400
VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)Level 172,25,000/- (fixed)


How to Apply UPSC CDS 2 2020 Notification

UPSC CDS Recruitment – Direct Link to Apply

  • Click the Direct Link to Apply given above.
  • Go to New Registration at the top of the page.
  • Fill your Personal and Educational details and register yourself.
  • Note down your Registration Number and Password.
  • Go to Apply Now across the post you want to apply for.
  • Enter your Registration Number & Password.
  • Add correct CAPTCHA and click the submit button.
  • Fill your Personal details carefully.
  • Claim for Age Relaxation, if you are eligible.
  • Select the Name of the Post you want to apply for.
  • Upload your scanned Photograph, Signature and other prescribe Documents.
  • Submit the Application Form and take its print out.
  • Note down the Application Number for future reference.
  • Alternatively, you can apply from the Official Website of UPSC.
  • Go to Online Recruitment Application for various Recruitment Posts.
  • Follow the above steps carefully.

The online Applications can be withdrawn from 05.08.2020 to 26.08.2020 till 6.00 PM.

UPSC CDS Application Fee

Application Fee – Rs. 200/- (except Female, SC/ST candidates)

This application fee can be paid either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Official Notification

Get all other details regarding the CDS Recruitment Notification by reading the Official Notification given below –

 Click here to Download UPSC CDS 2 2020 Notification PDF


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