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CDS 2 2024 - Notification (Released), Application Form (Out), Eligibility Criteria, Dates, Exam Pattern

CDS 2 2024 - Notification (Released), Application Form (Out), Eligibility Criteria, Dates, Exam Pattern

Edited By Vishnukumar | Updated on Jun 12, 2024 11:13 AM IST | #CDS

Union Public Service Commission had closed the UPSC CDS 2 2024 application form correction window on June 11, 2024 at upsc.gov.in. The CDS 2024 application form correction window was opened on June 5, 2024. The CDS 2 2024 application form was active from May 15 to June 4, 2024. The commission released CDS 2 notification 2024 on May 15, 2024. As per the eligibility criteria, graduates between 20 to 24 years of age are eligible to apply for UPSC CDS exam.

Before filling up the application form, candidates must check CDS 2 eligibility criteria 2024 carefully. Those who submit the CDS 2024 application form will be issued the admit card. UPSC CDS 2024 exam will be conducted on September 1, 2024.

UPSC CDS 2 2024 Overview

Aspirants can check the CDS 2 2024 highlights from the below table.

Particulars

Details

Full Exam Name

Combined Defence Services Examination

Short Exam Name

CDS 2

Frequency of Conduct

Twice a year

Exam Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission

Languages

English, Hindi

Mode of Application

Online

Application Fee

Rs 200 for Offline and Online

Exam Mode

Offline

Counselling Mode

Offline

Duration of the Exam

6 Hours

UPSC CDS 2 2024 Important Dates

The exam date of CDS 2 2024 and other crucial dates are announced by the Commission. Candidates can check UPSC Calendar 2024 to know all the important dates of CDS 2024. They can also check CDS 2 2024 exam dates along with other crucial dates given in the table below.

Events

CDS 2 2024 Dates

CDS 2 notification date 2024

May 15, 2024

CDS 2 application form release date

May 15, 2024

CDS 2 application form last date to apply

June 4, 2024

CDS 2 application form correction facility

June 5 to 11, 2024

CDS 2 2024 admit card date

To be notified

CDS 2 2024 exam date

September 1, 2024

CDS 2 question papers 2024 release date

To be notified

CDS 2 2024 result date

To be notified

CDS 2 SSB Interview date

To be notified

CDS 2 cut-off date

To be notified

UPSC CDS 2 Eligibility Criteria 2024

Union Public Service Commission has prescribed the CDS 2024 eligibility criteria online in the official notification at upsc.gov.in. There are three sections to check in the CDS eligibility criteria 2024 that are age limit, nationality and educational qualification. A candidate must be an Indian citizen between 20 to 24 years of age to be eligible to apply for UPSC CDS 2 2024 recruitment.

As per the educational qualification, candidates having a bachelor’s degree will be able to apply for CDS 2 2024 exam for IMA (Indian Military Academy), INA (Indian Naval Academy), AFA (Air Force Academy) and OTA (Officer Training Academy). To apply for CDS 2 2024 recruitment, candidates must be physically fit and their eyesight too as per the prescribed format.

UPSC CDS 2 Application Form 2024

Candidates were able to make changes in their UPSC CDS application form from June 5-11, 2024. The CDS 2024 application form apply link was active from May 15 - June 4, 2024 at upsc.gov.in. Those meeting eligibility criteria filled out the CDS 2 application form 2024 on the official website. Candidates must check eligibility criteria carefully before applying for CDS 2 2024 exam.

How to Fill CDS 2 Registration Form 2024?

  • First, go to the official website of UPSC - upsc.gov.in.

  • Click on Examination>Active Examination>Online Application for CDS 2 2024 given on the Homepage.

  • Click on “CDS 2 2024 Part 1”.

  • Now, you will be directed to a new page and then, enter your details correctly.

  • Select your preferences carefully and move on to Part 2 of the CDS 2 application form.

  • Pay the required application fee through online/offline mode as detailed below.

  • Check all details and click on the Submit button.

  • Save, download and take two or three prints out for future reference.

UPSC CDS 2 Vacancy 2024

The exam conducting authority has announced the final CDS 2 vacancy 2024 along with the official notification at upsc.gov.in. The CDS 2 vacancy 2024 has been released for Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA for Men and Women). A total of 459 vacancies have released.

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Pattern 2024

The Union Public Service Commission has prescribed the CDS 2 2024 exam pattern in the official notification. UPSC CDS exam will be conducted in two stages - Written Examination and Interview. For IMA, INA and AFA, the questions will be asked from General Knowledge, English, and Elementary Mathematics while for OTA, questions will be coming from English and General Knowledge.

The maximum marks according to the CDS paper pattern 2024 is 300 marks for IMA, INA and AFA while for OTA is 200 marks. A deduction of ⅓ mark will be applicable for the written exam of CDS 2 2024. The questions will be in two languages i.e., English and Hindi with MCQs type.

UPSC CDS 2 Syllabus 2024

The Union Public Service Commission has released the CDS 2 2024 syllabus in the official notification. The exam authority will take two papers in the written exam for OTA and three papers in the written examination for IMA, INA and AFA. The questions are asked from important topics of General Knowledge, English and Elementary Mathematics. The level of questions are from classes 10th and 12th in the CDS 2 written exam 2024. To know more about CDS 2 syllabus 2024, candidates must go through the table given below.

CDS 2 2024 Syllabus 2024

Subjects

Topics

Mathematics

  • Geometry

  • Statistics

  • Intelligence and Personality Test

  • Mensuration

  • Trigonometry

  • Algebra

  • Elementary Number Theory

  • Number System

  • Algebra

English

  • Synonyms

  • Antonyms

  • English Passages

  • Sentence

  • Parts of Speech

General Knowledge

  • Defence Knowledge

  • Geography

  • Politics

  • History

  • Current Events

  • Economics

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Centres 2024

Union Public Service Commission has shared the CDS 2 2024 exam centres in the official notification. Candidates have to choose their choice exam centre while filling up the CDS 2 application form. Aspirants must go through the details of CDS exam centres 2024 given in the table below.

CDS 2 2024 Exam Centres

AGARTALAGHAZIABADNAVI MUMBAI
AGRAGORAKHPURPANAJI (GOA)
AJMERGURGAONPATNA
AHMEDABADGWALIORPORT BLAIR
AIZAWLHYDERABADPRAYAGRAJ (ALLAHABAD)
ALIGARHIMPHALPUDUCHERRY
ALMORA (UTTARAKHAND)INDOREPUNE
ANANTPUR (ANDHRA PRADESH)ITANAGARRAIPUR
CHHATRAPATI SAMBHAJINAGAR
[AURANGABAD (MAHARASHTRA)]
JABALPURRAJKOT
BENGALURUJAIPURRANCHI
BAREILLYJAMMUSAMBALPUR
BHOPALJODHPURSHILLONG
BILASPUR (CHHATISGARH)JORHATSHIMLA
CHANDIGARHKARGILSILIGUDI
CHENNAIKOCHISRINAGAR
COIMBATOREKOHIMASRINAGAR (UTTARAKHAND)
CUTTACKKOLKATATHANE
DEHRADUNKOZHIKODE (CALICUT)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
DELHILEHTIRUCHIRAPALLI
DHARAMSHALALUCKNOWTIRUPATI
DHARWADLUDHIANAUDAIPUR
DISPURMADURAIVARANASI
FARIDABADMANDIVELLORE
GANGTOKMUMBAIVIJAYAVADA
GAYAMYSOREVISHAKHAPATNAM
GAUTAM BUDDH NAGARNAGPURHANUMAKONDA (WARANGAL URBAN)

UPSC CDS 2 Admit Card 2024

The Union Public Service Commission will release UPSC CDS 2 2024 admit card for the written exam on the official website. Candidates appearing in the exam will be able to download CDS 2 admit card 2024 by using their login credentials - registration number and date of birth. The admit card CDS 2 2024 will consist exact exam date, exam venue, candidate’s name, roll number, etc. It is mandatory to carry the CDS 2 hall ticket 2024 to the exam centre with a valid and original identity proof on exam day.

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis 2024

Various institutes will release the CDS 2 2024 exam analysis for candidates after the conclusion of the exam. Candidates will be able to check difficulty level, good attempts, types of questions asked, etc. here. With the help of the CDS 2 exam analysis 2024, candidates can measure their performance in the exam and expected cut-off.

UPSC CDS 2 Answer Key

The exam conducting authority will release the official CDS 2 2024 answer key on the official website after the written exam. Various coaching institutes will also release the unofficial answer key after the conclusion of the written exam. Candidates will be able to calculate their expected scores in the exam with the help of the unofficial CDS 2 answer key 2024. CDS 2 2024 answer key will be released subject-wise at upsc.gov.in for candidates who appear in the exam.

UPSC CDS 2 Result 2024

The Commission will declare UPSC CDS 2024 result in PDF format at upsc.gov.in. Candidates who appear in the exam will be able to check their qualifying status on the official website. The authority will release the written exam result and the final result separately.

UPSC CDS 2 result 2024 will consist of candidates’ roll numbers, subjects, scores, etc. Aspirants who qualify for the written exam will be eligible to appear in the SSB Interview round. Those who clear both stages of CDS 2 2024 will be provided admission to the opted defence academy out of IMA, INA, AFA and OTA.

UPSC CDS 2 Cut Off 2024

Union Public Service Commission will release CDS 2024 cut off for the written examination at upsc.gov.in. Those who score equal to or more than the CDS 2 cut-off 2024 will be called for SSB Interview round. The cut off is the minimum mark that a candidate will have to score equal to or more than to qualify for the CDS 2 exam 2024. Candidates can check the CDS cut off previous years to know the probable cut off in the upcoming exam.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What are the eligibility criteria for CDS 2 2024?

The CDS 2 2024 eligibility criteria for candidates is to be passed with a Bachelor’s degree.

2. When will CDS 2 registration form 2024 be commenced?

Candidates were able to fill the CDS 2 2024 application form from May 15 - June 4, 2024.

3. When will CDS 2 exam 2024 be held?

CDS 2 2024 exam will be conducted on September 1, 2024.

4. Is 3 months enough for cracking the CDS exam 2024?

Candidates need at least 3 to 6 months to crack CDS 2024 exam on the first attempt. A daily routine is required to be followed to cover the complete syllabus of the exam.

5. Can I clear the CDS exam without coaching?

The Combined Defense Services exam is one of the toughest exams to clear in India. But with proper dedication and extra effort, candidates can clear the CDS exam without coaching.

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Questions related to CDS

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Hello,

Age Criteria for CDS OTA:

  • For Officers Training Academy (OTA) : Candidates must be unmarried and between 19 and 25 years old. The specific birth date range for a given year of examination is usually mentioned in the official notification by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Age Eligibility:

For the CDS exam conducted in 2026, considering the typical cutoff dates:

  • For CDS OTA 2026 : You should be born between January 2, 2001, and January 1, 2007, to be eligible (this range might slightly vary each year, so it’s best to check the official notification for the exact dates).

Given your date of birth (March 13, 2001), you will be 25 years old in March 2026. Thus, you will fall within the eligible age range for the OTA in 2026.

Educational Qualification:

  • You will complete your graduation in 2023, which satisfies the educational requirement for the CDS exam (a bachelor's degree from a recognized university).

So, Based on the information provided, you will be eligible to apply for the CDS OTA in 2026, given your age and educational qualifications.

Hope it helps you!

Ofcourse you can give cds exam until the age of 25 years if you have completed your graduation.there is no best year for attempting any exam it depends on your preparation if you are confident that you are going to crack the exam go for it dont waste your time for the right time to come.

Cds exam is conducted by UPSC hence it is hard you need to prepare for it do hard work smartly update yourself with ongoing news to get good marks in current affairs section as this is the toughest part of exam which keep changes with time.

Hey there,

The age limit to appear in the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam is a minimum of 18 years and a maximum of 25 years. Additionally, you must be unmarried for some segments like Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA) and Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for Men) and have completed your graduation before appearing for the CDS exam.

Given your date of birth is December 17, 2001, you will be eligible to appear for the CDS 2025 exam for segments like Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for Men) but you won't be eligible for segments like Indian Military Academy (IMA) and Indian Naval Academy (INA) because these segments require the age between 18 years to 23 years and by the time of CDS exam in 2025 your age will be more than 23 years. So, you won't be able to appear for IMA and INA.

If you need more information on any topic, feel free to ask your questions.

Thank you, and best wishes for your future!

Hey there,

The age limit to appear in the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam is a minimum of 18 years and a maximum of 25 years. Additionally, you must be unmarried for some segments like Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA) and Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for Men) and have completed your graduation before appearing for the CDS exam.

Given your age will be 25 in July 2027, you will be eligible to appear for the CDS-1  2027 exam for segments like Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for Men) only if the CDS-1 Exam helds before July 2027 but you won't be eligible for segments like Indian Military Academy (IMA) and Indian Naval Academy (INA) because these segments require the age between 18 years to 23 years and by the time of CDS exam in 2027 your age will be more than 23 years. So, you won't be able to appear for IMA and INA.

If you need more information on any topic, feel free to ask your questions.

Thank you, and best wishes for your future!

Yes, you can give the CDS exam after completing a BJMC course, provided you meet the other eligibility criteria set by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) which conducts the exam.

A candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university. Your BJMC degree fulfills this requirement.

A BJMC degree might not provide a direct advantage in the CDS exam content, which focuses on mathematics, science, general knowledge, and military aptitude. However, the communication and analytical skills you develop during your BJMC program can be beneficial for aspects like the interview stage.


https://media.careers360.com/articles/ipu-cet-bjmc

I hope it helps!


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