UPSC Combined Defence Service Exam II- 459 Posts

Short Overview

Second Recruitment for the Combined Defence Service Exam II is out now. Candidates interested in taking the UPSC CDS Second 2024 Examination have until June 4, 2024, to apply online. To find out more about the eligibility for the recruitment, the selection process, the pay scale, the age restriction, and other details, read the full notification.

Important Dates

  1. Application Start Date: May 15, 2024
  2. Last Date of Application: June 4, 2024
  3. Last Date of Fee Payment: June 4, 2024
  4. Date of Correction: 5 June- 11 June, 2024
  5. Date of Examination: 1 September, 2024
  6. Admit Card Availability Date: Before Examination

Fee Details

  1. Fee for SC and ST: INR 0
  2. Fee for  General and EWS: INR 200
  3. Fee for  OBC: INR 200
  4. Fee Payment Modes: E Challan, Debit Card, Net Banking, and Credit Card.

More information on Fee details is mentioned in the notification

 UPSC Combined Defence Service Exam II Recruitment 2024 Details

Age Criteria  

  1. Minimum Age Requirement: 20 years
  2. Maximum Age Requirement: 24 years

For more post-wise details read the full official notification at the end.


Eligibility Criteria


  1. A Bachelors degree in any field

Naval Academy

  1. Bachelors in Engineering


  1. A Bachelors degree in any field
  2. Subjects- Physics & Math in 10+2 Level

For more details read the full official notification at the end.

Vacancy Criteria

  1. Indian Naval Academy- 32
  2.  IMA: Indian Military Academy- 100
  3. OTA: Officers Training Academy – 295
  4. Air Force Academy- 32

A total of 459 posts are available.

Steps to Fill UPSC Combined Defence Service Exam II Recruitment Form 2024

  1. Photo Instructions: The candidate’s name and the date of the photo’s capture should be inscribed on the image, which cannot be older than ten days.
  2. One-Time Registration OTR: Since UPSC has adopted the One-Time Registration System, candidates must have an OTR in order to apply for CDS II; those without one should wait to apply till they have registered a fresh OTR.
  3. The Combined Defence Academy CDS II Recruitment 2024 Notification and Online Application Form have been sent to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Interested candidates may apply online between May 15, 2024, and June 4, 2024.
  4.  Before submitting the UPSC CDS II Recruitment Application Form, read the full notification carefully.
  5. Please Review and Accept All Documents: Eligibility, Identification Verification, Address Information, and Basic Details.
  6. Please be ready to scan the following documents: the recruitment form, photo, signature, ID proof, etc.
  7. Make sure to carefully study the preview and every column before submitting the application form.
  8. The form is incomplete if you have not paid the required application fees.
  9. Print the completed and submitted form.

For more details read the full official notification at the end.

Important Links For UPSC Combined Defence Service Exam II

  1. Online application Link- Click here
  2. Notification Link- Click Here
  3. Website Link- Click Here