CDS Selection Process 2019 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has prescribed the selection process of CDS II 2019 examination in its notification. CDS Selection Process 2019 has two stages - written exam and SSB interview. In the first stage - CDS II written exam, candidates have to take three papers for admission in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force and two papers for admission in Officers’ Training Academy. In the second stage of the selection process of CDS II, candidates will have to appear in SSB interview which will test their intelligence, personality and psychological aptitude. Candidates have to qualify both stages of CDS 2019 selection process in order to pass CDS II 2019. Read the article below to know more about CDS selection process 2019. CDS exam is conducted by UPSC for admission, training and recruitment as commissioned officers in Indian Army, Navy and Air Force. On qualifying exam, candidates will have to go through training in Indian Military Academy (IMA Dehradun), Indian Naval Academy (INA Ezhimala), Air Force Academy (Hyderabad), and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA Chennai). CDS II 2019 is scheduled to be conducted on September 8.
Name of exam
Combined Defence Services
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Mode of exam
Stages of exam
CDS II application dates
June 12 to July 8, 2019
Admit card of CDS II, 2019
August 19, 2019
CDS II exam date
September 8, 2019
CDS result 2019
Two stages of the selection process of CDS II 2019 are explained below in detail.
The first stage of CDS selection process is written exam which comprises three papers - English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics for admission in Military, Naval and Air Force Academy. For admission in Officers’ Training Academy, candidates have to appear for just two papers English and General Knowledge. All the questions asked in CDS II written exam are objective in nature. Candidates will be given 2 hours time to take each paper. As per CDS selection process 2019, candidates will be called for SSB Interview on qualifying the written examination. The result of CDS II or merit list will have the names of candidates who have secured the minimum qualifying marks as per the commission.
The second stage of CDS II selection process is SSB interview. SSB Interview for CDS selection process 2019 will be conducted for 5 days to test the candidates intelligence, personality and more. These tests will be conducted in two stages. Candidates can only appear for Stage II tests if they qualify in Stage I tests. The qualifying candidates of SSB interview will be eligible for admission to the forces and OTA. Day-wise test schedule is given in the table below.
Psychological Aptitude Test - Includes Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests such as Picture Perception and Description Test (PP & DT).
Intelligence Test - Includes Psych Test, Group Testing Officer tasks & Conference.
Reporting, Filling of forms, Picture Perception and Description Test (PPDT)
Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), Self Description Test (SD), Situation Reaction Test (SRT), Word Association Test (WAT)
Group Testing Officers’ Tasks (GTO) that include Group Discussion (GD), Group Planning Exercise (GPE), Half Group Task (HGT), Progressive Group Task (PGT) & Individual Obstacle Task (IOT).
Individual Obstacle Task (IOT), Command Task, Final Group Task (FGT), Personal Interview and Individual Lecturette
Conference and Document Verification
After clearing SSB interview, candidates will have to go through a medical examination conducted by a Special Medical Board (SMB). Medical examination may last up to 4 to 6 days.
A final merit list will be prepared for candidates who have cleared both written examination and SSB Interview.
Fixed Stipend for Cadet Training
Stipend during the entire duration of training in Service academies
56,100 – 1,77,500
Level 10 B
6,94,00 – 2,07,200
1,21,200 – 2,12400
Lieutenant General HAG Scale
1, 82, 200-2,24,100
2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)
Candidates will have to secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in Written Examination and SSB Interview as fixed by the Commission and Service Selection Board respectively.
Final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the written examination and SSB interview.
Candidates who qualify the SSB Interview have to submit photocopies of Matriculation certificate or equivalent in support of date of birth and Bachelor's Degree/ Provisional Degree along with mark sheets of all the years/ semesters in support of educational qualification.
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Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) conducts
Combined Defense Services
twice a year
for the recruitment of candidates to transform into officers in different branches of Indian armed forces.
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