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UPSC CDS 2 Exam Notification 2018 – Combined Defence Services Examination 2

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Notification 2018 has been published. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) invited application for Indian citizen for the Recruitment of Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training  Academy through Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2018.

Interested candidate may read all the details regarding UPSC CDS 2 Exam 2018 and can apply online by filling up an online application on the official website. All details are given below in this Jobs Post.

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“The last date of receipt of applications of CDSE (ii), 2018 has been changed from 03.09.2018 (Monday) to 04.09.2018 (Tuesday).”


  • Apply Online Start Date: 8/8/2018
  • Last Date for Submission of Applications: 04.09.2018 till 6:00 PM.
  • Examination Date: Sunday, 18/11/2018


Examination Code CDS II
Examination Combined Defence Services Examination (II)
The year 2018
Notice Number 11/2018-CDS-II
Notice Date 8/8/2018
Closing Date 4/9/2018 till 1800 hrs / 1800 बजे तक
Exam Date Sunday, 18/11/2018
Part-I Registration Click Here for PART I
Part-II Registration Click Here for Part II

CDS 2 Exam 2018 Vacancy Details

Institutions/ Department Name Positions
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun – 100 147th (DE) Course commencing in July 2019 100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala – Course commencing in July 2019 45
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad – (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July 2019 32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) – 110th SSC (Men) Course (NT) commencing in October 2019 225
Officers Training Academy, Chennai – 24th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in October 2019 12
Total 414


Institutions/  Department Name Education
For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy. A Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
For Indian Naval Academy. A Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
For Air Force Academy. A degree of a recognized University(with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Graduates with the 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.

Pay scale of INDIAN Army | Indian Air Force | Indian Navy:

Rank Level (Pay in Rs.)
Lieutenant Level 10 56,100 – 1,77,500
Captain Level 10 B 6,13,00-1,93,900
Major Level 11 6,94,00 – 2,07,200
Lieutenant Colonel Level 12A 1,21,200 – 2,12400
Colonel Level 13 1,30,600-2, 15,900
Brigadier Level 13A 1,39,600-2,17,600
Major General Level 14 1,44,200-2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG Scale Level 15 1, 82, 200-2,24,100
HAG+Scale Level 16 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VCOAS/Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG) Level 17 2,25,000/-(fixed)
COAS Level 18 2,50,000/-(fixed)


The Competitive examination held in two different stages. a candidate should have to successfully pass the first stage. Stages are given below.

  1. Written examination as shown in para 2 below.
  2. Interview for intelligence and personality test


The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

  • For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 Hours 100
  • For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:
Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100

More details about the syllabus of CDS 2 Exam 2018. Please download full notification Click HERE and read APPENDIX-I on the page no 19.


The SSB procedure consists of the 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:-

  1. Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception* Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on the combination of performance in OIR Test and PP&DT.
  2. 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

For more information about INTELLIGENCE AND PERSONALITY TEST download notification: Click HERE and read APPENDIX-I on the page no 21

Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status:

  • Minimum Age for Indian Air Force Academy: 20 Years
  • Maximum Age for Indian Air Force Academy: 24 Years
  • Age relaxation is applicable as per rules.

 For Indian Military Academy IMA, Indian Naval Academy Recuired Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1995 and not later than 1st July 2000 only are eligible.


Candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only)

(excepting Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee)


The applicant meeting with the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the official notification are required to apply online by using the official website of UPSC “”  If you have any query or question feel free to ask in comment box.

Jobs Opportunity INDIAN Army, Indian Air Force, and Indian Navy recruitment by UPSC. 

Address: UPSC Bhavan, Shahjahan Rd, South Block, Man Singh Road Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110069

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Career Prospects for CDS Applicant :

After successful completion of training, the candidates pass out in the rank of Flying Officer and will be entitled to the pay and allowances of the rank. Timescale promotions to the rank of Flight Lieutenant, Squadron Leader, Wing Commander and Group Captain are granted on completion of 2 years, 6 years, 13 years and 26 years of successful service respectively. Grant of Group Captain (select) and higher ranks is only by selections. Promising officers have a fair chance of getting higher promotions to air ranks – Air Commodore, Air Vice Marshal, and Air Marshal.


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