UPSC CDS 2 2019 Notification, 417 CDS Posts, Online Apply

By | February 9, 2020

UPSC CDS 2 2019 Notification: Apply online for UPSC CDS 2 2019 Exam (417 Posts), find the full notification, download admit card, answer key, result, etc. This notification published through the Union Public Sevice Commission (UPSC) for the post of Combined Defence Service (CDS).

UPSC CDS-2 2019 Notification

Interested candidate who completed eligibility criteria and wants to apply for the following recruitment can read full vacancy details and apply online.

Post Name

UPSC CDS 2 2019 Notification, 417 CDS Posts, Apply Online

Post Date


Important Dates

         Programs                                                                                            Dates

  • Apply Online (Starting Date):                                                            12-06-2019
  • Apply Online (Last Date):                                                                 08-07-2019
  • Fee payment by Cash(Last date):                                                    07-07-2019
  • Fee payment by Online(Last Date):                                                                               08-07-2019
  • Admit Card (Available):                                                           September-2019
  • Exam Date:                                                                                                                   08-09-2019

Fee Details

  • Candidate (for others):     200/- Rs.
  • Women / SC / ST / PWD:  Nil/- Rs.
  • Candidate can make payment through E-challan, Net Banking facility Credit Card, Debit Card.

Vacancy Details

  • Total Posts: 417

         Post Name                                                                                     Total Post

  • Indian Military Academy                                                                       100
  • Indian Naval Academy                                                                           45
  • Air Force Academy                                                                                                32
  • Officers Training Academy                                                                   240

Eligibility Details

For UPSC CDS 2 2019 Notification, the eligibility criteria are mentioned below.


  • Unmarried candidates must either be Indian citizens, or subjects of Bhutan, or a subject of Nepal.
  • Before 1st January 1962, refugee (Tibetan) who come to India.
  • A person who belongs to Indian origin and who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Si Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, Zaire, Malawi, and Ethiopia or Vietnam for permanently settling in India.
  • A candidate who has a certificate that is issued by Indian authorities.

Age Limit (As On 01-07-2020)

  • Minimum Age Limit:  20 Yrs.
  • Maximum Age Limit: 24 Yrs.

Qualifications for UPSC CDS 2 2019 Notification

The qualification for the different vacancies is mentioned below.

  • Qualifications (IMA and Officers Training Academy Chennai): Must have a degree from recognized university or equivalent.
  • Qualification (Indian Navy Academy): Must have a degree in engineering from a recognized university/institute.
  • For Air Force Academy qualification: Must have a degree from a recognized university (with physics and mathematics in 10+2) or a bachelor of engineering.

How to Apply?

For applying online “UPSC CDS 2 Exam 2019” for 417 Vacancies, you need to follow the following steps.

  • Go to the official website-
  • Go to what’s new section and make a click on “Combined Defence Service Examination (ΙΙ) 2019”.
  • Fill up registration ID and date of birth and submit.
  • Fill up personal details and fill up photo ID proof details (Adhar card/voter card/pan card/passport/driving license/any other photo ID card) that is issued by a state or Indian government.
  • Now you need to upload a scanned copy of the same photo ID.
  • Then upload photograph and signature.
  • Now you select the examination center.
  • Now you need to fill fee details and accept the declaration.
  • Finally, submit the form.

Note: For future use, you should need to download a copy of the application form.

Selection Process (UPSC CDS 2 2019 Notification)

As given in the notification, the exam is conducted in two stages of the selection process which are mentioned below

  • Written examination
  • Interview

After qualifying both stages candidate needs to undergo a medical test before final selection.

Exam Pattern

The first stage of the UPSC CDS (ΙΙ) Exam 2019 will be conducted as follows.

Written Examination- stage (Ι)

1.  For Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Indian Air Force Academy.

         Subject                                                 Max Marks                                Time

  • English                                                      100                                           120
  • General Knowledge                                  100                                           120
  • Elementary Mathematics                          100                                           120

2.  For Training Academy Officers

         Subject                                               Max Marks                                  Time

  • English                                                     100                                            120
  • General Knowledge                                 100                                            120

Interview -Stage(ΙΙ)

A qualified candidate will be called for interview and interviews have two stages (intelligence and personality).

Important Links

Important Question and Answers

Q1.  Is negative marking provides for the wrong answer?

A.  Yes, 1/3 rd marks for the wrong answer

Q2.  What will be prohibited items in the examination hall?

A.  Prohibited items are- Mobile phones, Calculators, Any Electronic gadget, Books and sheets.

Q3.  What items will be permitted in the examination hall?

AAdmit card, Photo ID proof, Black Ballpen, Clipboard.

Q4.  Can you tell me about the last date for form submission?

A.  Yes, 8 July 2019

Q5.  When, I will get the admit card?

A.   The month of August 2019, possibly.

Q6.  When I would see the result?

A.  Possibly, December 2019.


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