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UPSC CDS (2) 2017 – Union Public Service Commission is conducting CDS 2 2017 exam on 19th November. Admit card for CDS 2 2017 has been issued on 27th October. Combined Defence Services is a national level examination. UPSC CDS is conducted twice a year. Lakhs of candidates appear for this examination from all over the country. Candidates who get selected in the examination are further called for Interview for Intelligence and Personality Test (SSB). Those who qualify all the stages are recruited to Army, Naval and Air Headquarters. The examination will be held in pen and paper based mode and the candidates can will have to mark the answers on an OMR sheet. The official website of the exam is www.upsc.gov.in.

Latest: The Interview schedule for Air Force has been released. Get it through “Result” page link given in quick links.

UPSC CDS 2 2017

The CDS II 2017 entrance examination comprises a written examination. Candidates who qualify the written examination will be selected for the interview and personality test conducted by Services Selection Board (SSB) commonly known as SSB. Important dates of UPSC CDS 2 2017 are as follows.

Event Important Dates
Release of Notification and application form 08 Aug 2017
Last date to submit the Application form 08 Sep 2017
The candidates can submit the application fee by Cash 07 Sep 2017
Fee amount can be paid until Online Payment Gatway 08 Sep 2017
Date of Examination 19 Nov 2017
Date of Written Exam Result 01 Jan 2018

To be selected for Defence services candidate must obtain minimum qualifying marks that are fixed by the Union Public Service Commission both in written as well as in the SSB Interview/ Personality Test.

UPSC CDS (2) 2017 Notification

The Application Form for UPSC CDS 2 were available until September 08, 2017

UPSC CDS (2) 2017   Combined Defence Services Examination

Eligibility for UPSC CDS (II) Examination

There are some eligibility norms which are set by UPSC for CDS examination. To apply for the examination candidate must fulfill the eligibility criteria for the same. The admission to all the stages of the examination will be decided on the basis eligibility. For this verification of the documents will be done by the UPSC. Eligibility for the examination is as follows:


  • Candidate must be a citizen of India, Bhutan, Nepal or a Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1963.
  • A person who was a Indian citizen but migrated to Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age limit, Gender and Marital Status

  • For Indian Military Academy- Candidate should be a unmarried male, not born earlier than 2nd July, 1994 and not later than 1st July 1999 are eligible
  • For Indian Naval Academy- Unmarried male candidates, not born earlier than 2nd July, 1994 and not later than 1st July 1999 are eligible
  • For Air Force Academy- Candidates from age 20-24 as on 1st July 2018, should be born earlier  2nd July, 1994 and not later than 1st July 1998 are only eligible

Educational Qualifications

  • For Indian Military Academy- For IMA candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree of a recognised university.
  • For Indian Naval Academy- Candidate should have a degree in Engineering from a recognised university or institution.
  • For Air Force Academy- For AFA candidate must have a degree of a recognised university with mathematics and Physics as main subjects in 10+2 level. or Bachelor of Engineering.

UPSC CDS 2 Application Form 2017

The application form for UPSC CDS has been released. The candidates may fill it by clicking the appropriate link above. The candidates will first have to finish the Part 1 of the registration and then move on to the Part 2. In the Patrt 1, the candidates will be required to enter basic details. Whereas, in the Part 2, the candidates will have to pay the application fee.

Application Fee– Fee for the examination for different categories along with the modes of payment is as follows:

  • General and OBC candidates – Rs. 200
  • Female/SC/ST Candidates – Need not pay any fee amount.

The application fee for CDS 2 can be paid online and offline. The offline mode to pay the fee is via Pay by Cash, whereas, the online mode include Net Banking, Debit Card, and Credit Card. Through whichever medium the candidates will pay the application fee, they must keep the payment slip safely.

Examination Pattern for UPSC CDS II 2017

The scheme for the examination is given below in the table.

For Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

Subject Maximum Marks Duration
English 100 2 Hours
Elementary Mathematics 100 2 Hours
General Knowledge 100 2 Hours

For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy

Subject Maximum Marks Duration
English 100 2 Hours
General Knowledge 100 2 Hours

The papers in all the subject will be of MCQ type (objective questions). Candidates are not allowed to use the calculators during examination.

UPSC CDS II 2017 Examination Centers

List of the examination centers in which the examination will be held at:

Agartala Dehradun Jorhat Port Blair
Ahmedabad Delhi Kochi Ripur
Aizwal Dharwad Kohima Ranchi
Allahbad Dispur Kolkata Sambalpur
Bengaluru Gangtok Lucknow Shilong
Bareilly Hyderabad Mdurai Shimla
Bhopal Imphal Mumbai Srinagar
Chandigarh Itanagar Nagpur Thiruvananthapuram
Chennai Jaipur Panaji (GOA) Tirupati
Cuttack Jammu Patna Udaipur

UPSC CDS II 2017 Admit Card

The candidates who will be registered successfully and have paid the application fee shall receive an e- admit card three weeks before the entrance examination. Admit card will be released in the 1st week of November 2017. Candidates will be able to download the admit card from the official website of UPSC at www.upsc.gov.in No admit card will be sent through posts. Candidate must download it from the website and take a printout of it. Applicants will not be allowed to enter the examination hall without the valid admit card, therefore candidates are advised to bring the admit card safely on the day of examination.

Result of UPSC CDS II 2017 Examination

A merit list will be prepared of the qualified candidates which will be announced on the official website of UPSC. Firstly the results of written examination will be released by UPSC, the candidate who qualify the examination will be selected for the SSB (interview for intelligence and personality test). This exam will be conducted by Services Selection Board, a list of qualified/ shortlisted candidates will be released by SSB.

To know more about UPSC CDS 2 2017, read the complete notification.

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