UPSC CDS (2) 2020 Notification is out | Apply Now

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Union Public Service Commission UPSC has released a notification for CDS (2) 2020.All Defence aspirant who want to join Armed forces as a commissioned Officer can apply this form.CDS which means Combined Defence services allows the defence aspirant to apply for different Academies such as Indian Military Academy (IMA),Airforce Academy (IFA),Indian Naval Academy (INA) and officer training academy (OTA) Chennai. Defence aspirant who want to apply this form can check the details below –

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Important Dates

  • Application Begin : 05/08/2020
  • Last Date for Apply Online : 25/08/2020
  • Last Date for Part II : 25/08/2020
  • Exam Date : 08/11/2020
  • Admit Card Available : October 2020

Educational Qualifications:

(i) For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai — Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.

(ii) For Indian Naval Academy—Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution.

(iii) For Air Force Academy—Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.


The Competitive examination comprises:

(a) Written examination

(b) Interview for intelligence and personality test of such candidates as may be called for interview at one of the Services Selection Board (SSBs).

The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:— Subject Duration Maximum Marks

1.) English -2 Hours- 100 marks

2.) General Knowledge -2 Hours- 100 marks

3). Elementary Mathematics- 2 Hours- 100 marks

(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy :—

Subject Duration Maximum Marks

1.) English -2 Hours- 100 marks

2.) General Knowledge- 2 Hours- 100 mark

Vacancy Details-

Post NameTotal Post
Indian Military Academy (IMA)100
Officers Training Academy (OTA)186
Air Force Academy (IFA)32
Indian Naval Academy (INA)26

Some important Links

Apply OnlineClick Here
Download NotificationClick Here
Official WebsiteClick Here

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