Join Officers Training Academy – CDS 2 2021 Notification

Male and female defence aspirants who were waiting to join the Officers Training Academy (OTA) Chennai can now apply for the CDS 2 2021 to join the OTA Chennai for the 116th SSC (Men) (NT) and 30th SSC Women (NT) course commencing in July 2022. CDS 2 2021 Notification is going to be published by Union Public Service Commission on 04 August 2021 as per the UPSC Examination Calendar 2021 and UPSC will conduct CDS 2 2021 Exam Date on 14th Nov 2021 as released officially by UPSC. If you are planning to write the CDS 2 2021 Exam, you can read the following details below. Aspirants can find the detailed CDS 2 2021 notification below like age limits, educational qualification, important dates, syllabus, cut off marks etc.

ALSO READ: CDS 2 2021 Syllabus, Marking Scheme, Subject, Exam Pattern

CDS 2 2021 Important Dates: UPSC has published the CDS 2 2021 notification and important dates. Let’s have a look at the detailed schedule for CDS 2 2021 exam.

CDS 2 2021 Application Start Date04 August 2021
CDS 2 2021 Application Last Date24 August 2021
CDS 2 2021 Exam Date14 Nov 2021
CDS 2 2021 Admit Card Download DateBefore 3 weeks of exam
CDS 2 2021 Result Date (Expected)Jan – Feb 2022
INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY19-2402 July 1998 to 01 July 2003
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY19-2402 July 1998 to 01 July 2003
AIR FORCE ACADEMY20-2402 July 1998 to 01 July 2002
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (MEN)19-2502 July 1997 to 01 July 2003
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (WOMEN)19-2502 July 1997 to 01 July 2003
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMYB.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics & Maths)
AIR FORCE ACADEMYGraduation, B.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics &Maths)
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 153 (DE) Course commencing in July, 2022 [including vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders] To Be Notified
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala Course commencing in July 2022 Executive (General Service)/Hydro [including vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC Special entry ) holders ]. To Be Notified
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July, 2022 i.e. No. 212 F(P) Course. [including vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry] To Be Notified
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 116th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April, 2022 To Be Notified
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 30th SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in April, 2022. To Be Notified
Total To Be Notified

For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:


Cut Off: Students who score more than the cut-off are considered for SSB interview. Cut Off will be declared by the board based on the applications received and candidates qualified in the first stage of the recruitment process. Now we will look into the expected cut off marks for all the academies.

1IMA115 – 125
2INA110 – 125
3AFA130 – 140
4OTA (MEN)75 -85
5OTA (WOMEN)75- 85
Q1. Can I apply for CDS exam with a backlog?

A. No, you need to clear all backlogs.

Q2. Can a final year student apply for CDS exam?

A. Yes, final year candidates can apply for CDS, but make sure you are completing your degree before the date of joining.

Q3. Will I get multiple SSB interview calls if I clear CDS exam for ore than one option?

A. No, you will get only one SSB call for the first preference you have cleared.

Q4. Can women apply for IMA, AFA, NA through CDS exam?

A. No, women can only apply for OTA Chennai through CDS exam.

Q5. When CDS 1 2021 will be conducted?

A. It will be conducted on 14 Nov 2021.

ALSO READ: CDS 2 2021 Syllabus, Marking Scheme, Subject, Exam Pattern

You can prepare for CDS 2 2021 and CDS 1 2022 and other defence entrance exams such as AFCAT, CAPF, CDS OTA, NDA, ACC, MNS, INET, and Airmen Group X and Y by taking Written Online courses as they will not only give you access to full-length quality lectures but will also provide the facility to take standardized mock tests for better study and strategic growth in the exam. You can take multiple quizzes after each lesson to ensure a full understanding of the subject along with creating your customized lesson plans. You can check out the course content along with other important specifics at SSBCrack exams.

You can also access them through the SSBCrack Exams app available in the google play store.

Jai Hind!


  1. Palashjyoti Borah

    I prepare for cds ota exam. GA paper ka syllabus akbar Discuss koriya.
  2. Palashjyoti Borah

    Good evening, I prepare for cds ota 2021.General Awarness paper ka akbar discusses koriya....
    1. Varsha shaw

      I have not given the CDS 1 paper so, I m able to give CDS 2 paper?

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