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UPSC has released the CDS 2 2023 Examination notification today on 17th May 2023. Candidates can apply for CDS 2 2023 Examination by going to the UPSC Website and the...

UPSC has released the CDS 2 2023 Examination notification today on 17th May 2023. Candidates can apply for CDS 2 2023 Examination by going to the UPSC Website and the Last Date to apply is 06th June 2023. Notification for the Combined Defence Services Examination (II) 2023 has been released according to the Union Public Service Commission calendar. The exam is a national-level examination for the recruitment of candidates into the Indian Military Academy, the Officers’ Training Academy, the Indian Naval Academy, and the Indian Air Force Academy.

Prepare for the CDS Exam 2023:

The exam is conducted twice a year and can be attempted in Hindi or English. It is an offline, written examination. The CDS 2 2023 exam will be conducted on 03 September 2023.

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CDS 2 2023 Important Dates:

CDS 2 2023 Important Dates: UPSC has published the CDS 2 2023 notification and important dates. Let’s have a look at the schedule for CDS 2 2023 exam.

CDS 2 2023 Notification Exam Date Vacancies Eligibility Syllabus And Age Limits
CDS 2 2023 Application Start Date17 May 2023
CDS 2 2023 Application Last Date06 June 2023
CDS 2 2023 Exam Date03 September 2023 (SUNDAY)
CDS 2 2023 Admit Card Download Date3 weeks before exam
CDS 2 2023 Result Date (Expected)Oct – Nov 2023
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CDS 2 2023 Notification:

The CDS 2 2023 notification is released by the UPSC on 17th May 2023, according to the UPSC calendar.

CDS 2 2023 Application Fee:

Candidates belonging to the General Caste and Other Backward Classes are required to pay the amount of Rs. 200/- as registration fees. Women and other castes are exempted from paying.

CDS 2 2023 Applications:

After the release of the notification, candidates can start applying for the exam by visiting the official UPSC website and clicking on “CDS 2 2023 Applications”. Fill in the form with accurate details and upload the application form.

CDS 2 2023 Admit Card:

Candidates can download their admit card from the official website two weeks prior to the examination. Carefully check your details and if there are any discrepancies, one can inform the authorities via email. Download and print your admit card and carry it for the exam.

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CDS 2 2023 Age Eligibility & Date of Birth

CDS 2 2023 Age Eligibility Date of Birth

CDS 2 2023 Eligibility Criteria:


  1. A Citizen of India
  2. A subject of Bhutan or Nepal
  3. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1962, intending to permanently settle in India.
  4. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam intending to permanently settle in India. 
  • Candidates under points (2), (3), and (4), must have a certificate or proof issued by the Indian Government in favour of their statement.
  • Candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal are not required to show any kind of certificate of CDS eligibility. 
  • A candidate in whose case a certificate of CDS eligibility 2022 is necessary may be admitted to the examination provisionally subject to the necessary certificate being given to him or her by the Government before the declaration of the results by the UPSC.
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CDS 2 2023 Educational Qualification:

Military WingEducational Qualification
For the Indian Military Academy and Officers’ Training Academy Graduation from a recognized university.  
For the Indian Naval AcademyAn engineering degree from a recognized university.  
For the Indian Air Force Academy Bachelor of Engineering or graduation with physics and mathematics in class 12.  

Candidates who are appearing for their final year college exams are also eligible to attempt the CDS Exam. During the time of the SSB interview, an authentic graduation certificate must be provided to the board.

If you are preparing for the CDS 2 2023 and CDS 1 2024 written exam and SSB interview, you can check SSBCrackExams online courses and mock tests.

CDS 2023 Age Limit And Marital Status:

Military WingAge LimitMarital Status
Indian Military Academybetween 19 and 24 yearsUnmarried
Indian Naval Academybetween 19 and 22 yearsUnmarried
Indian Air Force Academyabove 25 years unmarried and below 25 years married or unmarried 
Officers’ Training Academy  
SSC Women Non-Technical Course  between 19 to 25 years  Unmarried Women, issueless widows who have not remarried, and issueless divorcees, in possession of divorce documents, who have not remarried are eligible.  
SSC Men Course  between 19 to 25 yearsUnmarried

Undesired Health Issues:

  1. Wax in ears 
  2. Deviated Nasal Septum
  3. Hydrocele/Varicocele/Phimosis
  4. Overweight/Underweight 
  5. Piles 
  6. Gynaecomastia 

Permanent body tattoos are strictly prohibited anywhere on the body except for the inner face of the forearm i.e., inside of the elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of the palm/back, dorsal, and side of the hand.

In certain cases, candidates with tattoos of specific tribes on their faces or bodies as per their existing customs and traditions will be permitted.

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CDS 2 2023 Vacancies:

The CDS 2 2023 tentative vacancies are as follows:

Military BranchCourseVacancies
Indian Military Academy157th (DE) Course commencing in July 2024100
Indian Naval AcademyCourse commencing in July 202432
Indian Air Force AcademyPre-Flying Training Course commencing in July 2024 32
Officers’ Training Academy – Men120th SSC Men Non-Technical Course commencing in October 2024169
Officers’ Training Academy – Women34th SSC Women Non-Technical Course commencing in October 202416

CDS 2 2023 Exam Pattern And Syllabus:

Exam Syllabus:

Entrance into the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Indian Air Force Academy requires you to clear three subjects which are English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics.

Entrance into the Officers’ Training Academy requires clearance of only two subjects which are English and General Knowledge.

CDS Exam Pattern For IMA, INA, AFA:

English2 hours100
General Knowledge2 hours100
Elementary Mathematics2 hours100

CDS 2023 Exam Pattern For OTA:

English2 hours100
General Knowledge2 hours100

CDS 2023 Exam Syllabus:

EnglishSpotting Errors Sentence Arrangement Synonyms Antonyms Selecting Words Ordering of Sentence Comprehension Questions  
General KnowledgePhysics Current Affairs Politics Chemistry History Defence Related Awards Geography Sports Biology Cultural Knowledge  
Elementary MathematicsAlgebra Trigonometry Geometry MensurationStatistics Arithmetic

CDS 2 2023 Exam Centres:

PanajiPatnaPort BlairePrayagraj
PuducherrySiliguriSrinagarSrinagar (Uttarakhand)
DehradunGautam Budh NagarJodhpurNavi Mumbai

CDS 2 2023 Results:

The CDS 2 2023 results will be announced approximately a month after the commencement of the exam. Candidates can visit the official website to check their results. If they have cleared the cut-off, they will be called for the SSB Interview.

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Last Official CDS Exam Cut Off

CDS 1 2022 Cut off

CDS 2 2023 Expected Cut-Off:

Military InstitutionWritten Exam Cut-OffFinal Cut-Off
Indian Military Academy140-150245-254
Indian Naval Academy120-130232-252
Air Force Academy150-160266-272
Officers Training Academy (Men)100-110164-170
Officers Training Academy (Women)100-110162-172

CDS 2 2023 Selection Process:

Step 1: Written Examination

  • The first step is the written exam.
  • The question pattern of the written exam for the Indian Naval Academy (INA), Indian Military Academy (IMA), and Air Force Academy (AFA) is divided into three sections which are English, Maths, and GK.
  • The question pattern of the written exam for the Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) consists of English and General Knowledge.

Step 2: SSB Interview

  • Aspirants who clear the written exam are eligible for the SSB Interview which includes the Personality Test/Interview.
  • The Personality Test/Interview includes two steps to test the aspirants’ efficiency, that is their personality and psychology.
  • The first part is an intelligence and personality test.
  • The second step is a psychology test which consists of an interview, group discussion, and conference round.

Step 3: Medical Test

  • Aspirants who clear both interview and document verification rounds are eligible for the last step which is the medical tests.

CDS 2 2023 Answer Key:

The answer key will be released on the official website close to the date of the announcement of the results. Candidates can check the answer key on the official website.

Coaching institutions release the answer key sooner after consulting with their students who have given the exam. Candidates can refer to any coaching institution’s website for the answer key.

CDS 2 2023 Salary:

Once selected for training, cadets get a fixed stipend of Rs. 56,100/- per month. Once a commissioned officer, your salary increases gradually with each promotion.

Lieutenant10Rs. 56,100 – 1,77,500
Captain10 BRs. 61,300 – 1,93,900
Major11Rs. 69,400 – 2,07,200
Lieutenant Colonel12 ARs. 1,21,200 – 2,12,400
Colonel13Rs. 1,30,600 – 2,15,900
Brigadier13 ARs. 1,39,600 – 2,17,600
Major General14Rs. 1,44,200 – 2,18,200
Lieutenant General HAG Scale15Rs. 1,82,200 – 2,24,100
HAG + Scale16Rs. 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VCOAS/Lieutenant General (NFSG)/Army Cdr17Rs. 2,25,000 fixed
COAS18Rs. 2,25,000 fixed

CDS 2 2023 Roles:

  1. One must be willing to be completely dedicated to their line of work. The country always comes first.
  2. CDS working environment can be difficult and will vary from Army, and Navy to Air Force.
  3. The job requires being mentally and physically fit and to be extremely disciplined.

(i) Online Applications can be filled up to 06 June 2023 (Updated), 2023 till 6:00 PM.

CDS 2 2023 Frequently Asked Questions:

1: How many times is the exam conducted in a year?

The CDS Exam is conducted twice a year and can be attempted in Hindi or English.

2. How many attempts can one give?

There are no restrictions on the number of attempts but one must adhere to the age limit.

3. When can I give the CDS Exam?

One can attempt the CDS Exam in the last semester of their graduation or can give the exam after the completion of the course.

4. When CDS 2 2023 exam will be conducted?

The CDS 1 2023 exam will be conducted on 03rd September 2023.

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  • Comment (5)
  • My D.O.B 24aug ,2004 …Is I am eligible for CDS-2 2023 (OTA) ?? And i am in the starting of graduation 2nd year…

  • Is this exam of cds2 2023 is a ncc special entry too ..or a different notification will come for that entry

  • I have one doubt.
    My name is prakhar jha i am doing BBA from csjmu kanpur. 12 Nov 2003 is dob. If I give CDS 2 2024.
    Will I be eligible to go to the academy ?
    Plz tell

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