UPSC CDS 2 2022 Recruitment: Apply Online for 339 Vacancies, Exam in September

Union Public Service Commission has released CDS 2 2022 Notification on 18 May at Candidates can check important dates, exam details and updates here.

UPSC CDS 2 2022
UPSC CDS 2 2022

UPSC CDS 2 2022 Notification: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is conducting Combined Defence Service Exam 2 for the year 2022 on 04 September 2022. The candidates who are interested to appear for the exam in order to get admission to Defence Academy can submit their UPSC NDA 2 Application before 07 June 2022 on

A total 339 of persons will get admission through Combined Defence Services Exam 2 2022. You can also withdraw your application between 14 June and 20 June 2022.

Shortlisted candidates, after clearing the SSB Interview, will get admission to Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun, Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimal, Air Force Academy Hyderabad, Officers’ Training Academy Chennai (Madras) and  Officers Training Academy, Chennai.

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UPSC NDA 2 Recruitment 2022

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The candidates can check the eligibility, selection process, exam pattern, and important dates below:

UPSC CDS 2 2022 Notification Download

UPSC CDS 2 2022 Application Form

UPSC CDS 2 Vacancy Details 2022

Total - 339

Name of the Course  
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun— 155th (DE) Course commencing in July, 2023. 100 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’
Certificate (Army Wing) holders] 
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course commencing in July, 2023 Executive Branch  (General Service)/Hydro. 22 [including 03 vacancies  for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC  Special Entry ) holders ]
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July, 2023  i.e. No. 214 F(P) Course.  32 [including 03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’
Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry]
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)— 118th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in October, 2023. 169
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 32nd SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course  commencing in October, 2023. 16

UPSC CDS 2 Important Dates 2022

Events Important Dates
UPSC CDS 2 Notification Date 18 May 2022
UPSC CDS 2 Online Application Starting Date 18 May 2022
UPSC CDS 2 Online Application Last Date 07 June 2022
Application Withdrawn Date 14 June to 20 June 2022
UPSC CDS 2 Exam Date  04 September 2022
UPSC CDS 2 Admit Card Date August  2022

UPSC CDS 2 Eligibility Criteria 2022

Educational/Technical Qualification & Experience:

  • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai — Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.
  • For Indian Naval Academy— Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution.
  • For Air Force Academy—Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Candidates who are studying in the final year/semester Degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply provided the candidate should not have any present backlog upto the last semester/year for which results have been declared upto the time of submission of application and they will be required to submit proof of passing the degree examination at the time of commencement of course to reach the IHQ of MoD (Army), Rtg ‘A’, CDSE Entry, West Block III, R. K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 in case of IMA/SSC first choice candidates and Naval HQ “DMPR” (OI & R Section), Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Navy first choice candidates and PO3(A)/Air Headquarters, ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110 106 in case of Air Force first choice candidates.

Selection Process for UPSC CDS 2 2022

Eligible candidates will be called for:

  1. Written Examination
  2. Intelligence and Personality Test

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Pattern 2022:

 For Admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy
Subject Time Marks
English 2 hours 100
General Knowledge 2 hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 hours 100
For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy
English 2 hours 100
General Knowledge 2 hours 100

One third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty.

UPSC CDS 2 Admit Card 2022

The commission will release the admit card in the month of August 2022 on its website. No admit card will send by post.

UPSC CDS 2 Result 2022

The result will also be uploaded on the official website in the month of October or November 2022 in a PDF format on

The maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy respectively.


Candidates who are declared successful in the written exam will be detailed for intelligence and personality test at the Service Selection Board (SSB) based on their preference by the respective service HQ.

All the candidates will be put to stage one test on the first day of reporting at Selection Centres. Only those candidates who qualify at stage one will be admitted to the second stage/remaining tests and all those who fail to pass stage one, will be returned.

How to Apply for UPSC CDS 2 Recruitment 2022 ?

Online Applications are invited on the official site of UPSC at

Application Fee:

Rs. 200

No Fee for Female/SC/ST candidates


How many vacancies are available for UPSC CDS 2 2022 ?


What is UPSC CDS 2 Application Fee for General ?

Rs. 200/-

What is UPSC CDS 2 Exam Date 2022 ?

4 September 2022

What is UPSC CDS 2 Registration Dates ?

18 May to 7 June 2022
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Job Summary
NotificationUPSC CDS 2 2022 Recruitment Notification for 339 Vacancies Released, Check Online Application Form Here
Notification Date18 May, 2022
Last Date of Submission7 Jun, 2022
Date Of Exam4 Sep, 2022
CityNew Delhi
Organization UPSC, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Education Qual Graduate