UPSC CDS 2 Exam 2022 Application Form Released Check notification and apply online


UPSC CDS 2 Exam 2022 Application Form Released: UPSC conducts CDS exam twice a year for candidates who want to start their career in Indian Air Force, Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Officers Training Academy. Candidates who qualify the written test will be called for interview round and medical examination for final selection.

UPSC CDS 2 Exam 2022

Aspirants should check the important dates for the Combined Defense Services Examination (II) for UPSC CDS 2 2022 at upsc.gov.in. The online registration process for CDS 2 with 339 vacancies will start on May 18, 2022. The last date to apply online is June 7, 2022. CDS 2 Exam 2022 is tentatively scheduled for September 4, 2022 (Sunday).

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
UPSC CDS Exam II Recruitment 2022
UPSC Advt. No: 11/2022

Important Dates: UPSC CDS 2 Exam 2022

UPSC has released the CDS Exam Dates along with UPSC Calendar 2022. Check below all the important dates for CDS 2 2022 exam. The CDS 2 exam 2022 will be conducted on 04th September 2022.

  • CDS 2022 Notification Release Date: 18th May 2022
  • Online Registration Start Date: 18th May 2022
  • Online Registration End Date: 07th June 2022 [6 pm]
  • Online Application Withdrawn: 14th to 20th June 2022
  • CDS Admit Card Release Date: August 2022
  • CDS Exam Date 2022: 04th September 2022
  • CDS Answer Key: October 2022
  • CDS Result 2022: October 2022
  • Interview Dates: To be notified soon
  • Final Result: To be notified soon

Application Fee

  • General / OBC : 200/-
  • SC / ST / Female : 0/-
  • Pay the Examination Fee

CDS 2 Age Limit as on 01/07/2023

  • Minimum Age : 20 Years
  • Maximum Age : 24 Years
  • for Post Wise Details Read Notification.
  • Age Relaxation Extra as per Rules

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CDS 2 Vacancy 2022

UPSC released the notification of new vacancies and completed through CDS 2 2022 exam for the course starting from July 2022. UPSC has announced 399 vacancies for Indian Air Force, Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Officers Training Academy.

CDS Vacancy 2022 for CDS 2 Exam Acadmey wise

Name of the academyNumber of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala22
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) SSC Men169
Officers Training Academy, Chennai SSC Women16
Total Vacancies339

CDS 2 Exam 2022 Online Application

The online registration for CDS II Exam 2022 is scheduled from 18th May to 7th June 2022. Direct link for CDS 2 2022 registration is given here, all eligible candidates can apply online for CDS II Exam 2022 by clicking on the link. Given below.

UPSC CDS 2 Exam 2022: Important Links

Apply OnlineClick Here
Part II RegistrationClick Here
Re Print FormClick Here
Download SyllabusClick Here
Download NotificationUPSC CDS 2 Notification 2022
WebsiteUPSC Official Website

Steps to fill CDS 2 2022 Exam Registration Form

Follow the steps given below to complete your CDS 2 exam registration process.

  1. Go to official i.e. upsc.gov.in.
  2. On the homepage, click on Exams >> Active Exams >> Apply Online for UPSC CDS 2 Exam.
  3. Combined Defense Examination (II) 2022. Click on “Part-1” against
  4. Read all the instructions carefully and click on “Yes” to proceed.
  5. You will be redirected to a new page, start filling your details correctly.
  6. Choose your preferences carefully and continue with Part II.
  7. Pay the required application fee through online/offline mode as discussed above.
  8. Select the desired exam center from the list.
  9. Upload the scanned documents as required in the application form.
  10. Check all the details and click on “Submit”.
  11. Take/Download copy of the application form for future reference.

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CDS 2 Exam Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must meet the eligibility standards as set by the Union Public Service Commission for defence recruitment.

CDS Nationality

A candidate should hold The Citizenship of India, subject of Nepal/Bhutan, or Tibetan refugee who had been migrated to India before January 01, 1962, with the intention of Permanent Settle, or An individual of Indian Origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire & Vietnam for permanent settle purpose in India.

CDS Education Qualification

For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy – The candidate should have a graduation degree (any subject) from a recognized University or equivalent.

For Indian Naval Academy– The candidate should have completed their Graduation in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.

For Air Force Academy– The candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

CDS Marital Status

• For Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, only Unmarried males are eligible to apply for CDS Exam

• For Indian Air Force Academy, both married and unmarried males can apply, however marriage during the training is not permitted

• For Officer Training Academy, unmarried males & females can apply for CDS Exam.

CDS 2 Exam 2022 Selection Procedure

The recruitment of AFA, IMA, INA & Officers Training Academy posts will be conducted on the basis of:

  • 1. Written Exam
  • 2. SSB Interview/Personality Test
  • 3. Document Verification
  • 4. Medical Examination

CDS 2 Exam 2022 Exam Pattern

After clear CDS Written Examination to get selected for the interview round. Check the exam pattern for each position below.

  1. There will be Multiple-Choice Questions in each paper
  2. The question paper for General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set in Hindi as well as English
  3. There will be a penalty of 1/3 marks for a wrong answer
  4. Duration of each exam is separate i.e. 2 hours.

For Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

SNoSubjectMaximum MarksDuration
1English1202 hours
2General Knowledge1202 hours
3Elementary Mathematics1002 hours

For Officers’ Training Academy

SNoSubjectMaximum MarksDuration
1English1002 hours
2General Knowledge1002 hours


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