CDS 2019: Notification Eligibility Criteria Vacancy Exam Pattern Important Dates

CDS 2019

The Union Public Service Commission, UPSC has uploaded the official notification for Combined Defence Services (CDS) II exam 2019 on June 12. The aspirants can check the UPSC CDS II 2019 notification on the official website of UPSC i.e It is the arch through which young aspirants can join any of the officer cadres of Indian Defence Services- Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Navy. The exam is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The two phases of the exam are known as CDS I and CDS II which are generally conducted in February and November respectively but CDS 2019 exam will be conducted in February and September released on UPSC website.

Some of the important information like application process, eligibility criteria, exam pattern and some other information are given below:

Eligibility Criteria:

Organisation Age Eligibility Marital status
Indian Military Academy 19 to 24 years Having a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university unmarried
Air Force Academy 19 to 23 years Having B.E/ B.Tech from a recognized university OR Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university with Physics & Mathematics as subjects unmarried
Indian Naval Academy 19 to 22 years B.E/B.Tech from a recognized university or equivalent unmarried
Officers Training Academy 19 to 22 years Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent unmarried
Officers Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical course) 19 to 22 years Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent Unmarried or widows or divorcees who have not remarried

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


  • Aspirants must be the 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.
  • Aspirants must have Certificate issued by Indian authorities certifying their claim.


Here given below the vacancy details of CDS II 2019

Organisation Number of seats
Indian Military Academy(IMA) 100
Air Force Academy(AFA) 32
Indian Naval Academy(INA) 45
Officers Training Academy(OTA) (Male) 225
Officers Training Academy(OTA) (Female) 15
Total 417

.Application fees:

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

Selection Procedure:

The selection process of (CDS) II 2019 is categorised into the following components:

  1. Written Exam
  2. Interview/ personality test(SSB)
  3. Medical test
  4. Final selection/ Merit


Subjects No of question(MCQs) Maximum marks Time duration Syllabus
General Knowledge 120 100 120 min History of India,

Indian Geography, Economy of India, General Science, Current Affairs

English Language 120 100 120 min Fill in the blanks, Comprehensions, Vocabulary, Sentence arrangement, Spotting the error, the Sentence correction
Elementary Mathematics 100 100 120 min Arithmetic,



Geometry, Algebra, Statistics


Important Dates:

Release date of Notification 12th June 2019Last date of online
Last date of online application 8th July 2019
Date of Examination 8th September 2019
Release of hall ticket Likely Aug 2019
Results Likely October 2019





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