UPSC CDS II Recruitment 2017: Union Public Service Commission has released an official notification regarding the opening of an online application process for C.D.S. EXAM.(II) in the month of August this year. UPSC conducts CDS exam every year for the recruitment of candidates to Indian Defense forces. Interested candidates can start applying for various posts by submitting online application forms for UPSC CDS II Exam 2017. You can visit the official site of UPSC i.e www.upsc.gov.in for online applications.
Combines Defence Services Examination is a national level entrance exam conducted by UPSC twice every year. UPSC CDS is conducted for recruitment to Indian Defence forces that includes Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force and Officer’s Training Academy. UPSC CDS (I) was conducted in the month of February 2017. The second examination will now be held in the month of November 2017.
UPSC CDS II Recruitment Exam Important Dates
As per UPSC guidelines, there are certain sets of rules for candidates looking to apply for UPSC CDS (II) exam. Before proceeding to that particular information, let’s have a look at the important dates for UPSC CDS (II)-
|Opening Date for C.D.S. EXAM.(II) 2017 Registration||9 August 2017|
|Last Date for Submitting Application Form||8 September 2017|
|Date of Examination||19 November 2017|
CDS Exam is one of the most popular examinations for people who have a passion and zest to serve their country. In order to achieve the dream of fighting for your nation, you need to be familiar with the eligibility criteria and recruitment process. Let’s go through the essential details regarding the UPSC CDS II recruitment exam.
UPSC CDS II Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for UPSC CDS II exam has been specified on the official website of UPSC. Before applying for the post, it is important for you to check essential requirements such as qualification, age limit etc.
As per UPSC CDS directives, the candidate must be either of the following:
- An Indian citizen
- A subject of Bhutan
- A subject of Nepal
- A Tibetan refugee who must have come back to India before 1st January 1962 for staying here for the rest of their life.
Age Limit and Marital Status
For Indian Military Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1994 and not later than 1st July 1999 only are eligible.
For Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1994 and not later than 1st July 1999 only are eligible.
For Air Force Academy: 20 to 24 years as on 1st July 2018 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July, 1994 and not later than 1st July, 1998 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 Yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July, 1992 and not later than 1st July, 1998) only are eligible.
For Officer’s Training Academy (SSC Course for Men): Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 2nd July, 1993 and not later than 1st July, 1999 only are eligible.
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 1993 and not later than 1st July 1999.
The education qualification for UPSC CDS II varies from post to post. For a clear understanding we have mentioned each in the table below:
|Indian Military Academy||Degree of a Recognized University or Equivalent|
|Indian Naval Academy||Degree in Engineering from Recognized University|
|Air Force Academy||Degree of a Recognized University with Physics and Mathematics or Bachelor’s in Engineering|
|Officer’s Training Academy 103rd SSC Course||Professional and Technical Qualification|
|Officer’s Training Academy 17th SSC Women Course|
From the information provided above, you can deduce whether you are eligible for a particular post in UPSC CDS II or not. Before moving to the exam pattern, let’s have a look at the number of vacancies.
UPSC CDS II Vacancies
The total number of vacancies for UPSC CDS II is 414. However, the number of vacancies for the concerned posts vary from one another.
|S.no||Name of the Post||No. of Vacancies|
|1.||Indian Military Academy, Dehradun||100|
|2.||Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala||35|
|3.||Air Force Academy, Hyderabad||42|
|4.||Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Men)||225|
|5.||Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Women)||12|
After having a look at the eligibility criteria and the number of vacancies, it is time for you to apply for the UPSC CDS II exam.
UPSC CDS II Application Process
The application process for eligible candidates can be done online by using the link mentioned below.
You need to fill two registration forms to complete the process. Make sure you have the necessary documents with you while you apply for UPSC CDS II exam. Follow these simple steps to complete your application process:
- Fill in the registration form Part I of CDS Exam II by entering your valid details
- Click on ‘I agree’ button and a registration number will be generated for you. Note down this number or take a print out of the page.
- For second part of the online process, you need to have: Scanned copy of your passport sized photograph (should be 3 to 40 kb in size and jpg format), Scanned copy of your signature (should be 1 to 40 kb in size and jpg format) and your debit card/ credit card details.
- Enter all the necessary details in the second registration form.
We hope this article provides you with all the necessary details regarding the application process and eligibility criteria for UPSC CDS II recruitment exam. Let us know if you have any doubts or queries by posting them in the comment section below.