UPSC CDS 2 2020 - Notification Out, Application, Exam Date, Eligibility


UPSC has released CDS II Notification 2020 for the recruitment of 344 vacancies. Apply Online now for Combined Defence Services exam for admission in IMA/INA/AFA/OTA. In this article Check all the details of UPSC CDS Notification PDF, Exam Date, Application, Selection Process, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Cut off Marks & Salary.

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Important Dates:

Activity     Dates
Online registration of application 05-08-2020
Last date of application 08-05-2020
Call Letter –Download     Oct-2020
Exam Date 8-11-2020
Result Dec-2020

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Vacancies :344

UPSC has notified a total of 344 vacancies under CDS 1 Examination 2020. Have a look at course-wise vacancy details:

Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun,
151 (DE) Course commencing in July 2021
Indian Naval Academy (INA),
Ezhimala—commencing in July 2021 Executive
(General Service)/Hydro
Air Force Academy (AFA) —(Pre-Flying),
Training Course commencing in July 2021
Officers Training Academy (OTA),
Chennai (Madras) 113th SSC (Men)
Course (NT)  commencing in October 2021 
Officers Training Academy
Non-Technical (Female)
27th SSC Women (Non-Technical)
Course commencing in October 2021

UPSC CDS 2020: Eligibility Criteria, Age Limit

Age Limit
Marital Status
Indian Military Academy
19 to 24 years
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
Air Force Academy
19 to 23 years
B.E/B.Tech from a recognized university OR
Degree from a recognized university with Physics & Mathematics as subjects
Indian Naval Academy
19 to 22 years
B.E/B.Tech from a recognized university
Officers Training Academy
19 to 25 years
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university
Officers Training Academy
(SSC Women Non-Technical Course)
19 to 25 years
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized
issueless widows,
Issueless divorcees
who have not remarried

UPSC CDS 2020 Application Fees:

  • Rs. NIL/- for SC/ST/ Female Candidates.        
  • Rs. 200/- for all other Students. 

UPSC CDS 2020 Selection Procedure:

The UPSC CDS II selection process comprises two stages:

  • Stage I: Written Examination
  • Stage II: Interview

The candidates who qualify Stage I will be allowed to appear for Stage-II examination. Candidates who qualify both the stages need to undergo Medical Examination before being recruited in the UPSC.

UPSC CDS 2020 Exam Pattern:

The CDS II 2019 will be conducted in pen and paper mode. The exam will be conducted in two sessions - Morning and Forenoon. The Stage I of the UPSC CDS II 2019, that is, the Written Examination will be conducted in the following pattern:


No. of questions
Maximum Marks
General Knowledge
120 minutes
English Language
120 minutes
Elementary Mathematics
120 minutes
Note: Candidates who have applied for IMA, AFA and NA have to attend all the above 3 papers,
while OTA Candidates have to appear for the first 2 paper only - General Knowledge & English.

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