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CDS 2 2021 Notification | Exam Dates | Syllabus

CDS 2 2021 Notification

Union Public Service Commission is going to publish CDS 2 2021 Notification on 04 August 2021 as per the UPSC Examination Calendar 2021 launched on its official website https://www.upsc.gov.in/UPSC conducts CDS exam twice a year and this is one of the most popular defence exams among the defence aspirants who are willing to join as an Officer in the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, and Officers Training Academies after their graduation. If you are planning to write the CDS 2 2021 Exam, here you will get all the information related to exam pattern, eligibility criteria, syllabus of exam etc.

CDS 2021 Exam Dates Out

CDS 2 2021 Important Dates:

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

CDS 2 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions as mentioned in the notification of exam. Here we will discuss the eligibility criteria in detail:

Educational Qualifications:

Education qualification is the primary criteria for any exam, so one should know about these criteria to know his/her eligibility for any particular exam. Education Qualification for CDS 2 2021 are as mentioned below:

AcademyEducation Qualification
Indian Military AcademyGraduation Degree
Indian Naval AcademyB.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics & Maths)
Air Force AcademyGraduation, B.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics &Maths)
Officer's Training Academy (Men)Graduation Degree
Officer's Training Academy (Women)Graduation Degree

CDS 2 2021 Age limit:

All the defence exams have some age criteria, therefore age limits also play a vital role in the CDS exam because UPSC has kept some cut-off dates for the eligibility. So before applying for CDS 2 2021 go through the full CDS 2 2021 notification provided by UPSC to check the eligibility.

AcademyAge LimitBorn Between
Indian Military Academy19-2402 July 1998 to 01 July 2003
Indian Naval Academy19-2402 July 1998 to 01 July 2003
Air Force Academy19-2402 July 1998 to 01 July 2003
Officer's Training Academy (Men)19-2502 July 1997 to 01 July 2003
Officer's Training Academy (Women)19-2502 July 1997 to 01 July 2003

CDS 2 2021 Selection Procedure:

CDS follows a three-stage recruitment process it consists of:

  • Written Test
  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Examination
  • Merit List

Examination Pattern:

The written examination consists of the below subjects:

A) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:

English2 Hours100 Marks
General Knowledge2 Hours100 Marks
Elementary Mathematics2 Hours100 Marks

B) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

English2 Hours100 Marks
General Knowledge2 Hours100 Marks

CDS 2 2021 SSB Interview 2021 involves 2 stages:

  • Stage 1 consists of officer intelligence rating, picture perception, and description test.
  • Stage 2 involves interview, group testing officer task, psychology test, and conference

CDS 2 2021 How to Apply:

  • Visit the official website — upsc.gov.in or upsconline.nic.in
  • Click on the UPSC CDSE 2 2021 link
  • In part – I of the registration, submit your basic information.
  • In part II, fill the payment details and choice of exam center, upload your photo and sign as per guidelines
  • Save and submit it and take a print out for further reference
  • Application fee: Rs 200/- SC, ST and women candidates are exempted from application fee
  • Examination Centers: UPSC CDS 2 2021 exam will be held in 41 CDS Exam Centers across India.

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