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:

OrganisationAgeEligibilityMarital status
Indian Military Academy19 to 24 yearsHaving a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized universityunmarried
Air Force Academy19 to 23 yearsHaving B.E/ B.Tech from a recognized university OR Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university with Physics & Mathematics as subjectsunmarried
Indian Naval Academy19 to 22 yearsB.E/B.Tech from a recognized university or equivalentunmarried
Officers Training Academy19 to 22 yearsBachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalentunmarried
Officers Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical course)19 to 22 yearsBachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalentUnmarried 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

OrganisationNumber 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

.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


SubjectsNo of question(MCQs)Maximum marksTime durationSyllabus
General Knowledge120100120 minHistory of India,

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

English Language120100120 minFill in the blanks, Comprehensions, Vocabulary, Sentence arrangement, Spotting the error, the Sentence correction
Elementary Mathematics100100120 minArithmetic,



Geometry, Algebra, Statistics


Important Dates:

Release date of Notification12th June 2019Last date of online
Last date of online application8th July 2019
Date of Examination8th September 2019
Release of hall ticketLikely Aug 2019
ResultsLikely October 2019





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