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CDS 2 Exam 2022 Notification, Registration, Exam Date, Exam Pattern, Admit Card

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CDS Exam (II) 2022 Notification and Dates

CDS Exam 2022 Notification – UPSC has been announced the notification for the Combined Defence Services Examination II 2022 (CDS Exam II 2022). UPSC CDS Exam 2022 (II) is held for recruiting applicants for the course conducted by Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy.

The CDS exam is conducted twice in a year. The applicants willing to apply for CDS Exam 2022 can apply for the post through the official site of UPSC at This recruitment consists of 339 posts under Combined Defence Service in the country. The last date to apply for the examination is till August 24, 2022 (Tentative).

CDS 2022 Highlights

  • Name of Exam: Combined Defence Services
  • Conducting Body: Union Public Service Commission
  • Frequency of Exam: Twice a year
  • Type of Exam: Written Test (objective type) and Interview

Also See: CISF AC LDCE Exam 2022

UPSC CDS II 2022 Vacancies

  • The total number of CDS 2022 vacancies will be released along with CDS II 2021 Notification
  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 155th (DE) Course commencing in July 2023 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders] – 100
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala Course commencing in July, 2023 Executive Branch (General Service)/Hydro [including 03 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC Special Entry ) holders ] – 22
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July, 2023 i.e. No. 212 F(P) Course – 22
  • Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 117th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in October, 2023 – 116
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 31st SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in October, 2023 – 16
  • Total No. of Vacancies (Combined Defence Services) – 339 Posts

Also check Indian Army TES 2022

CDS II 2022 Important Dates (Tentative)

  • UPSC CDS 2 Notification: 04th August 2022
  • Opening Date of UPSC CDS 2 Application: 04th August 2022
  • Last Date of UPSC CDS 2 Online Application Form: 24th August 2022
  • Online Applications can be withdrawn from: 31st August to 06th September 2022
  • CDS 2022 Exam Date: 14th November 2022
  • Result Date 2022: To be announced
  • Interview Date 2022: To be announced
  • Final Result Date 2022: To be announced

Eligibility Criteria for CDS II 2022

  • Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying for the CDS II 2022 exam. Candidates should fulfill the eligibility criteria of the UPSC CDS exam at the following levels:


  • A candidate should be:
  • The Citizenship of India, or
  • The subject of Nepal/Bhutan, or
  • Tibetan refugee who had been migrated to India before July 01, 1962 with the intention of Permanent Settle, or
  • An individual of Indian Origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire & Vietnam for permanent settle purpose in India.

Age Limit

  • For IMA – Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1999 and not later than 1st July, 2004 only are eligible.
  • For Indian Naval Academy – Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1999 and not later than 1st July, 2004 only are eligible.
  • For Air Force Academy – 20 to 24 years as on 1st July, 2023 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July, 1999 and not later than 1st July, 2003 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July, 1997 and not later than 1st July, 2003 only are eligible.
  • Note: Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live with family out of the premises.
  • For Officers’ Training Academy – (SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1998 and not later than 1st July, 2004 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, 1998 and not later than 1st July, 2004.

Also See: Indian Army TGC July 2022

Education Qualification

  • Check the educational qualification requirement of UPSC CDS II 2022 exam for different job posts from the table below.
  • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai – Degree of a recognized University or equivalent
  • For Indian Naval Academy – Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution
  • For Air Force Academy – 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.
  • Applicants who are studying in the final year/semester Degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply provided applicant should not have any present backlog up to the last semester/year for which results have been declared up to 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 II, R. K. Puram, New Delhi-110066
  • in case of IMA/SSC first choice applicants and Naval HQ “DMPR” (OI & R Section), Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Navy first choice applicants and PO3(A)/Air Headquarters, ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110106 in case of Air Force first choice applicants by the following dates failing which their candidature will stand canceled:
  • For admission to IMA on or before 01st Jul, 2023, Indian Naval Academy on or before 1st January, 2023 and Air Force Academy on or before 13th May, 2022.
  • For admission to Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai on or before 01st Oct, 2023
  • Applicants possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognized by the government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees would also be eligible for admission to the examination.

Physical Standards (CDS Eligibility)

  • Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Exam (II), 2022 as per guidelines are given in Appendix-IV.

How to Apply?

  • Candidates can apply online through official website from 24th August 2022 by following steps:
  • The applicants are advised to submit only single application, however if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID (Registration ID) is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, examination center, photograph, signature, fee, etc.
  • The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.
  • Applicants are not required to submit along with their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding age, educational qualifications, SC/ST/OBC and fee remission, etc.
  • The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website for downloading by applicants. No admission certificate will be sent by post.
  • Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter located in the Commission’s Office either in person or over telephone 011-2338527/011-23381125/011-23098543

Upload Required

  1. Upload a scanned copy of the same Photo ID, Photograph & Signature
  2. Select your examination center
  3. Add Payment details and accept Declaration
  4. Print a copy of the application form for future use

Fee Details

  • Applicants (accepting Female/SC/ST applicants who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs.200/- either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.
  • Applicants who opt for “Pay by Cash” mode should print the system generated Pay in-slip during Part-I registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only.

Selection Procedure

  • The applicants will be provided admission to INA, IMA, Air Force Academy, and Officers’ Training Academy through Written Examination, Personality Test and Interview.
  • The applicants will be placed in the order of merit on the basis of the total marks secured by them in the written examination and in the SSB tests. The final selection will be made in order of merit subject to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects and the number of vacancies available.

CDS II 2022 Exam Pattern

  1. Written Examination
  2. Intelligence & Personality Interview


English1002 hours
General Knowledge1002 hours
Elementary Mathematics1002 hours

For Officer Training Academy (OTA)

  • The duration of the two exams is 4 hours (2 hours for each exam)
English1002 hours
General Knowledge1002 hours

CDS 2 2022 Exam Centers

  • The UPSC CDS examination will be conducted in various cities:
  • The Exam will be held at the following Centres: Agartala, Gangtok, Panaji (Goa), Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Patna, Aizawl, Imphal, Port Blair, Allahabad, Itanagar, Raipur, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ranchi, Bareilly, Jammu, Sambalpur, Bhopal, Jorhat, Shillong, Chandigarh, Kochi, Shimla, Chennai, Kohima, Srinagar, Cuttack, Kohima, Srinagar, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Dehradun, Lucknow, Delhi, Madurai, Tirupati, Dharwar, Mumbai, Udaipur, Dispur, Nagpur, Vishakhapatnam
  • Applicants should note that there would be a ceiling on the number of applicants allotted to each of the centers except Chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkatta, and Nagpur

CDS 2 2022 Admit Card

  • After the application forms have been filled and submitted the admit cards will be issued on the scheduled date. The admit card will be available on the official website
  • The admit cards will not be sent by post. Applicants will have to take a print of the admit card and bring it with them at the time of examination. To download the admit card, applicants have to enter details such as RID and date of birth or roll number. Applicants can check the links to get full information regarding the admit card.

CDS II 2022 Syllabus

  • Candidates are required to check the entire syllabus of the CDS 2021 Exam for its thorough preparation.
  • General Knowledge
  • English
  • Elementary Math


  • 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 – 2,24,400
  • COAS (Level 18) – 2,50,000/-(fixed)
  • MSP to the officers from the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier – Rs 15,500 p.m. fixed.

CDS Exam 2022 FAQs

Question: When can I apply for CDS 2022?

Answer: The CDS application process usually starts on the day of releasing the CDS official notification and the last date to apply for the CDS 2 2022 exam is 14th November 2022 (tentative).

Question: How can I apply for CDS 2022?

Answer: CDS Exam 2022 How to Apply:

  • Visit the official website — or
  • Click on the UPSC CDSE 2 2022 link.
  • In part – I of the registration, submit your basic information.
  • In part II, fill the payment details and choice of exam center, upload your photo and sign as per guidelines.

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