UPSC CDS 2 Notification 2021 Out : Combined Defence Service Examination for 339 Officer Posts

UPSC CDS 2 Notification 2021 

Govt Jobs in India for 339 Officer Posts

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Notification 2021 is out. Union Public Service is going to conduct the CDS 2 exam in 2021 very soon. The official notification related to the UPSC CDS exam 2 has been published on the UPSC website. The Combined Defence Service Examination was conducted by the UPSC department two times a year. In this Govt Job Portal we are going to tell about the UPSC CDS (II) Exam 2021 Recruitment Process.

The eligible candidates can apply online for this UPSC CDS Examination 2021. All Indian candidates are eligible to apply. Through the Combined Defence Service Examination candidates may get admission into IMA, INA, OTA, Air Force Academy. 

In this Sarkari Job portal, we are going to provide the information related to the eligibility criteria, pay scale, and how to apply for the CDS (II) Exam 2021. Read the complete employment news before applying to the UPSC CDS 2 recruitment 2021.

Basic Information about this UPSC CDS 2 Recruitment 2021

Name of the Examination: CDS (II) Exam 2021

Number of Vacancies: 339 Posts

Course/ Posts wise Vacancies to be filled through this UPSC CDS 2 2021 Recruitment




153rd (DE) Course commencing in July, 2020

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun


Executive General Service/Hydro Course commencing in July, 2022

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala


Pre-Flying Training Course commencing in July 2022

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad


116th SSC (Men) Course (NT) commencing in October 2022

Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai


30th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in October 2022.

Officers Training Academy, Chennai




What are the UPSC CDS 2 2021 Exam Eligibility Criteria

Post Name


Age Bond

For I.M.A. and OTA

Any Graduation Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.

Those who born not earlier than 2nd July 1998 and not later than 1st July 2001 can apply for the IMA & NIA.


Applicants who born not earlier than 2nd January 1996 and not later than 1st January, 2002 can apply for OTA.

For Indian Naval Academy

Applicants who have a Graduation Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution can apply for these posts.

For Air Force Academy

Applicants who have a Graduation Degree from a recognized University but must have Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level.


Those who have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering can also apply.

Applicants who have age between 20 to 24 years as of 1st July 2021

Selection Procedure:

Candidates are selected based on their performance in the Preliminary Examination, Main Examination, and SSB Interview.

Syllabus for Examination:




Max. Marks



2 hrs



General Knowledge

2 hrs



Elementary Mathematics

2 hrs



Application Fee for Applying UPSC CDS Exam 2021

General candidates have to pay the fee of Rs. 200 application fee amount. All the women candidates and reserved category candidates are exempted from the payment of the application fee applying for this UPSC CDS Exam 2021.

Mode of Payment: You can do the payment through online mode via debit/credit card/net banking or by generated challan.


04th August 2021 is the Starting Date to submit the online application form.

24th August 2021 is the last date to submit the application form.

14th November 2021 is the UPSC CDS 2 Examination Date.



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How to apply for CDS (II) Recruitment 2021

Candidates have to apply online for the UPSC CDS 2 Exam 2021. The link for filling up the online application will be active on 04th August 2021 and will expire on 24th August 2021.


1.    All the applications have to submit a single application form

2.    Candidates have to log in to the website to apply for the post by completing one time registration process

3.    Candidates have to log in themselves by using login id and password

4.    Candidates are required to upload the following documents during online submission

(a)  Passport size photograph

(b) Graduation Certificate

(c)  Scanned signature

(d) Caste Certificate

(e)  Disability certificate if any

(f)   Income and Assets Certificate

(g) Voter ID

(h) Aadhar card

(i)   Driving license

5.    Upload the documents and click on the submit form

6.    Recheck the details before submission. If at all any mistake is found candidates can edit their form.

7.    No need to submit any hard copy of the online application form.

Thank you for reading this UPSC CDS 2 Exam employment news. For the latest updates visit this Govt job portal frequently.

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