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UPSC CDS II Recruitment 2023 | UPSC Combined Defence Service CDS II Examination 2023


The UPSC Combined Defence Services (CDS) examination is a national-level competitive examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India. It is conducted twice a year, usually in February and November, in two stages: a written examination followed by an interview process conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

1. What are the Name of post #UPSC 2023 ?

  • UPSC Combined Defence Services (II) 2023



UPSC CDS

2. What are the full form #UPSC ?

#UPSC- Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)



3. What are the Important Date of UPSC CDS Examination (II) Recruitment 2023 ?

  • Online Apply Start Date: 17.05.2023

  • Online Apply Last Date: 06.06.2023 (06:00 pm)

  • Online Fees Payment Last Date: 06.06.2023 (06:00 pm)

  • "Pay by Cash" mode option will be deactivated at 11:59 PM of 05.06.2023

  • Online Applications can be withdrawn from:- 07.06.2023 to 13.06.2023

  • CDS II Exam Date: 03.09.2023




4. Who can apply for UPSC CDS Examination (II) Recruitment 2023 ?

  1. Both Male & female candidate.

Candidates are advised to refer to the notification before applying for the posts.

उम्मीदवारों को सलाह दी जाती है कि वे पदों के लिए आवेदन करने से पहले अधिसूचना देखें।


5. What are the Advertisement No. of UPSC CDS Examination (II) Recruitment 2023?

Advt. No.- 11/2023.CDS-II



6. What are the Age Limit of UPSC CDS Examination (II) Recruitment 2023 ?

  • (i) For IMA—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 2000 and not later than 1st July, 2005 only are eligible.


  • (ii) For Indian Naval Academy—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 2000 and not later than 1st July, 2005 only are eligible.


  • (iii) For Air Force Academy— Age: 20 to 24 years as on 1st July, 2024 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July, 2000 and not later than 1st July, 2004 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July, 1998 and not later than 1st July, 2004 only are eligible.

  • Note: Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live with family out of the premises.


  • (iv) For Officers' Training Academy—(SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1999 and not later than 1st July, 2005 only are eligible. (v) For Officers' Training Academy—(SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd July, 1999 and not later than 1st July, 2005.

  • NOTE : Male divorcee/widower candidates cannot be treated as unmarried male for the purpose of their admission in IMA/INA/AFA/OTA, Chennai courses and accordingly they are not eligible for these courses.

Age Relaxation Extra as per Recruitment Rules.

7. What are the Application Fee of UPSC CDS Examination (II) Recruitment 2023?

  • ₹200/- for General/OBC/EWS & All Candidate.

  • ₹0/- for SC/ST/PwBD Candidate.


8. What are the Educational Qualification of UPSC CDS Examination (II) Recruitment 2023?

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

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

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


Graduates with 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 provided candidate should not have any present backlog upto the last semester / year for which results  8  have been declared upto the time of submission of application

Candidates are advised to refer to the notification before applying for the posts.

उम्मीदवारों को सलाह दी जाती है कि वे पदों के लिए आवेदन करने से पहले अधिसूचना देखें।


9. What are the Mode of selection UPSC CDS Examination (II) Recruitment 2023 ?

  • Written Test = 200Marks




10. How many post of UPSC CDS Examination (II) Recruitment 2023?

349

​NAME OF POST

NO. OC VACANCY

​Indian Military Academy, Dehradun— 157th (DE) Course commencing in July, 2024 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ (Army Wing) holders]

100

​Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course commencing in July, 2024 Executive Branch (General Service)/Hydro [including 06 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing) holders

32

​Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July, 2024 i.e. No. 216 F(P) Course. [including 03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Special Entry]

32

​Officers’ Training academy, Chennai (Madras) 120th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course Commencing in October, 2024.

169

​Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 34th SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in October, 2024.

16



11. What is the official website to apply for UPSC CDS Examination (II) Recruitment 2023?

https://upsc.gov.in/





About UPSC CDS

The UPSC Combined Defence Services (CDS) examination is a national-level competitive examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) of India. It is conducted twice a year, usually in February and November, in two stages: a written examination followed by an interview process conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

The CDS examination is held to select candidates for admission into the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Officers' Training Academy (OTA). The examination is open to both male and female candidates, but certain academies/entries are only available to male candidates.

The CDS II examination is typically held in the second half of the year, usually in November. The notification for the examination is released a few months prior to the exam date, and interested candidates can apply online through the UPSC website.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nationality: Candidates must be Indian citizens.

  2. Age Limit:

    • For Indian Military Academy: Unmarried male candidates aged between 19 and 24 years.

    • For Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates aged between 19 and 22 years.

    • For Air Force Academy: Unmarried male candidates aged between 20 and 24 years.

    • For Officers' Training Academy (SSC Course for Men): Unmarried male candidates aged between 19 and 25 years.

    • For Officers' Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried women, issueless widows, and divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) aged between 19 and 25 years.


  1. Educational Qualifications:

    • For Indian Military Academy and Officers' Training Academy: Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree from a recognized university or equivalent.

    • For Air Force Academy: Candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree from a recognized university with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or a bachelor of engineering.

    • For Indian Naval Academy: Candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree in engineering from a recognized university or institution.


The selection process for the CDS examination consists of a written examination followed by an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB). The written examination includes three papers: English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics. Candidates who qualify in the written examination are called for the SSB interview, which includes psychological tests, group tasks, and personal interviews.

Upon successful completion of the selection process and medical examination, candidates are offered admission to the respective academies based on their merit and preferences. Training at the academies prepares candidates for commissioned officer positions in the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force.

It is important to note that the information provided here is based on the cutoff date of my knowledge in September 2021. For the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the CDS examination, I recommend visiting the official website of the UPSC or referring to the latest notifications and official documents related to the examination.


12. When will the Exam held of UPSC CDS Examination (II) Recruitment 2023?

  • CDS II Exam Date: 03.09.2023

13. UPSC CDS Examination (II) Recruitment 2023 Salary/Pay Matrix 2023

Scale of Pay: Rs 56100 in Level -12. Cell- 1 of the pay matrix as per ORSP Rules, 2017 with usual Dearness and other Allowances.



UPSC CDS Examination (II) Recruitment 2023


HOW TO APPLY-

Candidates are required to apply online by using the website http://upsconline.nic.in. It is essential for the applicant to register himself/herself first at One Time Registration (OTR) platform, available on the Commission’s website, and then proceed for filling up the online application for the examination.

OTR has to be registered only once in life time.

This can be done anytime throughout the year.

If the candidate is already registered,

he/she can proceed straightway for filling up the online application for the examination



B. STANDARD AND SYLLABUS OF THE EXAMINATION STANDARD-

The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level.

The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian University.


SYLLABUS ENGLISH (Code No. 01) The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.


GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Code No. 02) General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of a nature which candidate should be able to answer without special study.


ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS (Code No. 03) ARITHMETIC Number System—Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations, addition, substraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal fractions. Unitary method, time and distance, time and work, percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation. Elementary Number Theory—Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11. Multiples and factors. Factorisation Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm. Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables. ALGEBRA Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M., Theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns—analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear inequations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable & their solutions. Set language and set notation, Rational expressions and conditional identities, Laws of indices. TRIGONOMETRY Sine ×, cosine ×, Tangent × when 0° < × < 90° Values of sin ×, cos × and tan ×, for × = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90° Simple trigonometric identities. Use of trigonometric tables. Simple cases of heights and distances. GEOMETRY Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on (i) Properties of angles at a point, (ii) Parallel lines, (iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, (iv) Congruency of triangles, (v) Similar triangles, (vi) Concurrence of medians and altitudes, (vii) 22 Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square, (viii) Circles and its properties including tangents and normals, (ix) Loci. MENSURATION Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle and circle. Areas of figures which can be split up into these figures (Field Book), Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface area and volume of spheres. STATISTICS Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation frequency polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts etc. Measures of central tendency.


INTELLIGENCE AND PERSONALITY TEST The SSB procedure consists of 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:-

(a) Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception* Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on combination of performance in OIR Test and PP&DT.

(b) 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 www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. The personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessors viz. The Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO) and the Psychologist. There are no separate weightage for each test. The marks are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in all the test. In addition, marks for Conference are also allotted based on the initial performance of the Candidate in the three techniques and decision of the Board. All these have equal weightage. The various tests of IO, GTO and Psych are designed to bring out the presence/absence of Officer Like Qualities and their trainability in a candidate. Accordingly candidates are Recommended or Not Recommended at the SSB.


 

 

UPSC CDS Result 2022





1. What are the Name of post #UPSC 2022 ?

UPSC Combined Defence Services (I) 2022



2. What are the full form #UPSC ?

#UPSC- Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)



3. What are the Important Date of UPSC CDS Examination (Ii) Recruitment 2022 ?


  • Online Start Last Date: 18.05.2022

  • Online Apply Last Date: 07.06.2022

  • Exam Date- 04.09.2022




4. Who can apply for UPSC CDS Examination (I) Recruitment 2022 ?

  1. Both Male & female candidate.


Candidates are advised to refer to the notification before applying for the posts.

उम्मीदवारों को सलाह दी जाती है कि वे पदों के लिए आवेदन करने से पहले अधिसूचना देखें।


5. What are the Advertisement No. ofUPSC CDS Examination (I) Recruitment 2023?

Advt. No.- 11 of 2022-23








6. What are the Age Limit of UPSC CDS Examination (I) Recruitment 2022 ?


  • (i) For IMA—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2 nd January, 2000 and not later than 1 st January, 2005 only are eligible.

  • (ii) For Indian Naval Academy—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2 nd January, 2000 and not later than 1 st January, 2005 only are eligible.

  • (iii) For Air Force Academy— 20 to 24 years as on 1 st January, 2024 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 2000 and not later than 1st January, 2004 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2004 only are eligible. Note: Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live with family out of the premises. (iv) For Officers' Training Academy—(SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2005 only are eligible.

  • v) For Officers' Training Academy—(SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1 st January, 2005.


Age Relaxation Extra as per Recruitment Rules  2022.  

7. What are the Application Fee of UPSC CDS Examination (I) Recruitment 2022?

  • ₹200/- for General/OBC/EWS & All Candidate.

  • ₹0/- for SC/ST/PwBD/Departmental Candidates Candidate.



8. What are the Educational Qualification of UPSC CDS Examination (I) Recruitment 2022?

UPTO 01 January 2021

  1. (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 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 provided candidate should not have any present backlog upto the last semester / year for which results have been declared upto the time of submission of application and they will be required to submit proof of passing the degree examination at the time of commencement of course to reach the IHQ of MoD (Army), Rtg ‘A’, CDSE Entry, West Block III, R. K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 in case of IMA/SSC first choice candidates and Naval HQ “DMPR” (OI & R Section), Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Navy first choice candidates and Dte of Personnel (Offrs), Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110001. Phone No. 23010231 Extn. 7645/7646/7610 in case of Air Force first choice candidates by the following dates failing which their candidature will stand cancelled : (i) For admission to IMA on or before 1st January, 2024, Indian Naval Academy on or before 1 st January, 2024 and Air Force Academy on or before 13th November, 2023. (ii) For admission to Officers' Training Academy, Chennai on or before 1st April, 2024. Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees would also be eligible for admission to the examination. In exceptional cases the Commission may treat a candidate, who does not possess any of the qualifications prescribed in this rule as educationally qualified provided that he/she possesses qualifications, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his/her admission to the examination. NOTE I : Candidates, who have yet to pass their degree examination will be eligible only if they are studying in the final year of degree examination. Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the final year Degree Examination and are allowed to appear in the UPSC Examination should note that this is only a special concession given to them. They are required to submit proof of passing the Degree Examination by the prescribed date and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of basic qualifying University Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other ground whatsoever. Candidates who are studying in the final year/semester degree course are required to submit at the time of SSB interview a bonafide certificate issued by University/College stating that they will be able to submit their proof of passing the graduation degree examination by the specified date, failing which their candidature will be cancelled. NOTE II : Candidates who are debarred by the Ministry of Defence from holding any type of commission in the Defence Services shall not be eligible for admission to the examination and if admitted, their candidature will be cancelled.

  2. NOTE III : In the event of Air Force candidates being suspended from Flying training for failure to learn flying, they would be absorbed in the Navigation/Ground Duty (Non Tech) Branches of the IAF. This will be subject to availability of vacancies and fulfilling the laid down qualitative requirements.

Candidates are advised to refer to the notification before applying for the posts.

उम्मीदवारों को सलाह दी जाती है कि वे पदों के लिए आवेदन करने से पहले अधिसूचना देखें।


9. What are the Mode of selection UPSC CDS Examination (I) Recruitment 2022 ?

  • Written Test = 200Marks


10. How many post of UPSC CDS Examination (I) Recruitment 2022?

207





11. What is the official website to apply for UPSC CDS Examination (I) Recruitment 2022?

https://upsc.gov.in/









12. UPSC CDS Examination (I) Recruitment 2022 Salary/Pay Matrix 2022

Scale of Pay: Rs 56100 in Level -12. Cell- 1 of the pay matrix as per ORSP Rules, 2017 with usual Dearness and other Allowances.



UPSC CDS Examination (I) Recruitment 2022 :




HOW TO APPLY-

Candidates are required to apply online by using the website http://upsconline.nic.in. It is essential for the applicant to register himself/herself first at One Time Registration (OTR) platform, available on the Commission’s website, and then proceed for filling up the online application for the examination. OTR has to be registered only once in life time. This can be done anytime throughout the year. If the candidate is already registered, he/she can proceed straightway for filling up the online application for the examination



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