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UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam (CDS) [417 Vacancies]: Apply by July 8: Expired

UPSC Recruitment About

Union Public Service Commission is inviting applications for the Combined Defence Services Examination II 2019 (CDS Exam II 2019). UPSC CDS Exam 2019 (II) is held for recruiting candidates for the course conducted by Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy.


There is a total of 417 vacancies which includes. Name of the Course and Approximate No. of Vacancies:

  • Indian Military Academy (INA), Dehradun 149th (DE) Course commencing in July 2020 – 100 Posts.
  • Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala – Course commencing in July 2020 Executive – 45 Posts.
  • Air Force Academy (AFA) – (Pre-Flying), Training Course commencing in July 2020 – 32 Posts.
  • Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai (Madras) – 225 Posts.

NOTE (i): The date of holding the examination as mentioned above is liable to be changed at the discretion of the Commission.

NOTE (ii): The number of vacancies given above is tentative and may be changed at any stage by Services H. Q.

Educational Qualifications

(i) For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai — Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.

(ii) For Indian Naval Academy—Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution.

(iii) For Air Force Academy-Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Graduates with the first choice as Army/Navy/Air Force are to submit proof of Graduation/provisional certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB Interview at the SSB.

Candidates who are studying in the final year/semester Degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply.

Application Fee

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only).

How to Apply 

To apply click here.

Selection Procedure

Two-stage selection procedure based on Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test has been introduced at Service Selection Boards. All the candidates will be put to stage one test on the first day of reporting at Selection Centres.

Only those candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage/remaining tests and all those who fail to pass stage one, will be returned.

Only those candidate who qualifies at stage two will be required to submit a photocopy each of

(i) Matriculation pass certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth,

(ii) Bachelors Degree/Provisional Degree along with mark sheets of all the years/semesters in support of educational qualification.

Application Deadline

July 8.

For official notification click here.

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