UPSC CDS 2 EXAM 2018 Combined Defence Services Examination 2 Apply Online

UPSC CDS 2 EXAM 2018 Combined Defence Services Examination 2 Apply Online

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Notification 2018 has been published. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) invited application for Indian citizen for the Recruitment of Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training  Academy through Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2018.

Interested candidate may read all the details regarding UPSC CDS 2 Exam 2018 and can apply online by filling up an online application on the official website. All details are given below in this Jobs Post.

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“The last date of receipt of applications of CDSE (ii), 2018 has been changed from 03.09.2018 (Monday) to 04.09.2018 (Tuesday).”

Important Information about UPSC CDS 2 EXAM 2018:

  • Apply Online Start Date: 8/8/2018
  • Last Date for Submission of Applications: 04.09.2018 till 6:00 PM.
  • Examination Date: Sunday, 18/11/2018
Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Navy recruitment by UPSC

Address: UPSC Bhavan, Shahjahan Rd, South Block, Man Singh Road Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110069

    JOB DETAILS OF UPSC CDS 2 Exam 2018:

    Examination Code CDS II
    Examination Combined Defence Services Examination (II)
    The year 2018
    Notice Number 11/2018-CDS-II
    Notice Date 8/8/2018
    Closing Date 4/9/2018 till 1800 hrs / 1800 बजे तक
    Exam Date Sunday, 18/11/2018CDS Exam II
    Part-I Registration Click Here for PART I
    Part-II Registration Click Here for Part II

    CDS 2 Exam 2018 Vacancy Details

    Institutions/ Department Name Positions
    Indian Military Academy, Dehradun – 100 147th (DE) Course commencing in July 2019 100
    Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala – Course commencing in July 2019 45
    Air Force Academy, Hyderabad – (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July 2019 32
    Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) – 110th SSC (Men) Course (NT) commencing in October 2019 225
    Officers Training Academy, Chennai – 24th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in October 2019 12
    Total 414


    Institutions/  Department Name Education
    For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy. A Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
    For Indian Naval Academy. A Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
    For Air Force Academy. A degree of a recognized 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.

    Pay scale of INDIAN Army | Indian Air Force | Indian Navy:

    Rank Level (Pay in Rs.)
    Lieutenant Level 10 56,100 – 1,77,500
    Captain Level 10 B 6,13,00-1,93,900
    Major Level 11 6,94,00 – 2,07,200
    Lieutenant Colonel Level 12A 1,21,200 – 2,12400
    Colonel Level 13 1,30,600-2, 15,900
    Brigadier Level 13A 1,39,600-2,17,600
    Major General Level 14 1,44,200-2,18,200
    Lieutenant General HAG Scale Level 15 1, 82, 200-2,24,100
    HAG+Scale Level 16 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
    VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG) Level 17 2,25,000/-(fixed)
    COAS Level 18 2,50,000/-(fixed)


    The Competitive examination held in two different stages. a candidate should have to successfully pass the first stage. Stages are given below.

    1. Written examination as shown in para 2 below.
    2. Interview for intelligence and personality test


    The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

    • For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:
    Subject Duration Maximum Marks
    English 2 Hours 100
    General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
    Elementary Mathematics 2 Hours 100
    • For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:
    Subject Duration Maximum Marks
    English 2 Hours 100
    General Knowledge 2 Hours 100

    More details about the syllabus of CDS 2 Exam 2018. Please download full notification Click HERE and read APPENDIX-I on the page no 19.


    The SSB procedure consists of the two-stage Selection process – stage I and stage II. Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for stage II. The details are:-

    1. Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception* Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on the combination of performance in OIR Test and PP&DT.
    2. Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these tests are given on the website

    For more information about INTELLIGENCE AND PERSONALITY TEST download notification: Click HERE and read APPENDIX-I on the page no 21

    Age Limits, Gender, and Marital Status:

    • Minimum Age for Indian Air Force Academy: 20 Years
    • Maximum Age for Indian Air Force Academy: 24 Years
    • Age relaxation is applicable as per rules.

     For Indian Military Academy IMA, Indian Naval Academy Required Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1995 and not later than 1st July 2000 only are eligible.


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


    The applicant meeting with the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the official notification are required to apply online by using the official website of UPSC “”  If you have any query or question feel free to ask in comment box.

    Career Prospects for CDS Applicant :

    After successful completion of training, the candidates pass out in the rank of Flying Officer and will be entitled to the pay and allowances of the rank. Timescale promotions to the rank of Flight Lieutenant, Squadron Leader, Wing Commander, and Group Captain are granted on completion of 2 years, 6 years, 13 years and 26 years of successful service respectively. Grant of Group Captain (select) and higher ranks is only by selections. Promising officers have a fair chance of getting higher promotions to air ranks – Air Commodore, Air Vice Marshal, and Air Marshal.

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    Official Website and Notifications for UPSC CDS 2 EXAM 2018:

    Official Website:
    Official Recruitment Notification: Read Full Notification
    Official Online Application Page: Apply now for fresh Registration

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