UPSC CDS 2 2019 Registration closes today: Check Exam Date, Selection process & Syllabus

UPSC CDS 2 2019: Check here Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card and Pay Scale of Combined Defence Services Examination II (CDS Exam II) 2019 as per notification on

Jul 8, 2019 10:47 IST

UPSC CDS 2 2019 Registration closes today ( The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will today close the application process for Combined Defence Services Examination II (CDS Exam II) 2019. Interested candidates can fill the form on the official website The registration for the Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) September 2019 session began on June 12, 2019 for recruiting candidates for course carried out by Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. The CDS 2 2019 Exam will be conducted on September 8th, 2019 to fill in 417 vacancies.

How to Apply

 - Visit
 - Click on link “Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2019” in What’s New section
 - Enter Registration ID & Date of Birth and Submit
 - Enter personal details and detail of any Photo ID Proof - Aadhaar Card/Voter Card/PAN Card/Passport/Driving Licence/Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government
 - Upload a scanned copy of the same Photo ID
 - Upload Photograph & Signature
 - Select examination centre
 - Fill Payment details and accept Declaration
 - Submit
 - Download a copy of the application form for future use

Note: On successful completion of application process, an auto-generated email message will be sent on registered email-ids of the candidates. Moreover, the candidates need to carry the same Photo ID proof uploaded by them on the application form to the exam centre.

Application Form Fee

  • General & OBC Candidates : Rs 200
  • SC & ST Candidates : Nil
  • Female Candidates : Nil

The Combined Defence Services (CDS) is conducted biannually in February and September for recruitment of officer cadre in Army, Air Force and Military. Check details like UPSC CDS 2019 Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, SSB Interview tips, and Pay Scale of CDS officers here!

Important Dates


Release of Notification

12 June 2019

Last date of online application

8 July 2019

Date of examination

8 September 2019

Release of Admit Card

Notified soon

Result Date

December 2019

Total Number of Vacancies

The UPSC has notified a total of 417 vacancies under CDS 2 Examination 2019. The UPSC CDS 2 2019 examination will be conducted on September 8, 2019.

Vacancy Details



Indian Military Academy (IMA),Dehradun, 149th (DE) Course commencing in July, 2020


Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala—Course commencing in July, 2020 Executive


Air Force Academy (AFA) —(Pre-Flying), Training Course commencing in July, 2020


Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai (Madras)


Officers Training Academy Non Technical (Female)


Note: The number of vacancies is tentative and can be changed at any stage by Services H.Q.

UPSC CDS II 2019 Eligibility Criteria


Age Limit


Marital Status

Indian Military Academy

19 to 24 years

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university


Air Force Academy

19 to 23 years

B.E/B.Tech from a recognized university OR Degree from a recognized university with Physics & Mathematics as subjects


Indian Naval Academy

19 to 22 years

B.E/B.Tech from a recognized university or equivalent


Officers Training Academy

19 to 25 years

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent


Officers Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical course)

19 to 25 years

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized

Unmarried, issueless widows and issueless divorcees who have not remarried

Note: Candidates must be physically fit as per the UPSC physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination II 2019.


  • Candidates must be citizens of India.
  • Subjects of Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibetan refugee who came to India before the 1 January 1962
  • A person of India origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • Candidates will have to produce Certificate issued by Indian authorities certifying their claim.

Selection process

The UPSC CDS II selection process comprises two stages:

  • Stage I: Written Examination
  • Stage II: Interview

The candidates who qualify Stage I will be allowed to appear for State II examination. Candidates who qualify both the stages need to undergo Medical Examination before being recruited in the UPSC.

UPSC CDS II 2019 Exam Pattern

The CDS II 2019 will be conducted in pen and paper mode. The exam will be conducted in two sessions - Morning and Forenoon. The Stage I of the UPSC CDS II 2019, that is, the Written Examination will be conducted in following pattern:


No. of questions (MCQs)

Maximum Marks


General Knowledge



120 minutes

English Language



120 minutes

Elementary Mathematics



120 minutes

Note: Candidates who have applied for IMA, AFA and NA have to attend all the above 3 papers, while OTA Candidates have to appear for the first 2 paper only - General Knowledge & English.

CDS SSB Interview 2019

Candidates who qualify the written examination will be called for the UPSC CDS II 2019 Interview. The CDS SSB Interview 2019 involves 2 stages of intelligence and personality test:

  • Stage 1 consists of Officer Intelligence Rating, Picture Perception and Description Test.
  • Stage 2 involves Interview, Group Testing Officer Task, Psychology Test and Conference.

CDS SSB Interview 2019 is a 4-day long process. Candidates are judged physically, mentally and psychologically in the Interview round.

UPSC CDS II 2019 Syllabus


General Knowledge

Elementary Mathematics

Questions will test candidates’ understanding of English and vocabulary

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UPSC CDS II 2019 Salary

Candidates who qualify the CDS exam will get stipend during the training days. They will be entitled to fixed Stipend of Rs 21000. However, their respective pay scale will be as follows:

UPSC CDS 2 Pay scale


Pay (Rs)

Captain (Level 10 B)

6,13,00 -1,93,900

Lieutenant (Level 10)

56,100 - 1,77,500

Lieutenant Colonel (Level 12A )

1,21,200 - 2,12400

Major (Level 11)

6,94,00 - 2,07,200

Brigadier (Level 13A )

1,39,600 - 2,17,600

Colonel Level 13

1,30,600 - 2, 15, 900

Lieutenant General HAG Scale (Level 15)

1, 82, 200 - 2,24,100

Major General (Level 14)

1,44,200 - 2,18,200

VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lieutenant General (NFSG) (Level 17)

2,25,000 (fixed)

HAG+Scale (Level 16) - 2,05,400


COAS (Level 18)

2,50,000 (fixed)

Military Service Pay (MSP) to the officers from the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier

Rs 15.500 p.m. fixed

Privileges enjoyed by CDS Officers

The officers and their families are entitled to free medical aid, accommodation on concessional rent, group insurance scheme, group housing scheme, family assistance scheme, canteen facilities, etc.


1. Is there penalty for wrong answers?

Answer: There will be Negative Marking of 1/3rd marks for wrong answers marked by a candidate.

2. What to carry and what not to carry to exam centers:


What to carry to the Exam Centre?

What to avoid?

Admit Card

Mobile Phones

Photo ID Proof


Black Ball Pen

Any electronic gadget

Clip board

Books & sheets

3. What is the last date of UPSC CDS II 2019 form submission?

Answer: The last date to submit the 2019 UPSC CDS II application form is 8 July 2019.

4. When will UPSC release the CDS II Admit Card 2019?

Answer: The UPSC will release the CDS II Admit Card 2019 in the month of August 2019.

5. When will be the UPSC CDS II 2019 written examination result released?

Answer: The UPSC CDS II 2019 Result is expected to be released in December 2019.