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CDS Notification 2020 Out! CDS 2 Apply Online For 344 Vacancies

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The CDS Notification is available on the official website of UPSC for the CDS II 2020. The exam is a national level examination held across India to select students for the different posts under different defence academies. In this article, I have discussed the CDS II notification in detail and discuss the examination process in detail.

CDS Notification

The Union Public Service Commission has declared 344 vacancies for the recruitment process of UPSC CDS II. The students who have applied for the vacancies will have to appear for the written examination and interview. The examination is a computer-based test held annually to select students for different vacancies under CDS recruitment.

Summary of CDS Notification

The summary of UPSC CDS Notification 2020 is available in the table below, go through it to get a hold off the whole examination in a go.

SummaryDetails
Recruiting OrganisationUnion Public Service Commission
Notified PostUPSC CDS
Notification Date05 August 2020
Registration Date05 August 2020 to 25 August 2020
Application ProcessOnline
Latest Exam Dates8 November 2020
Total vacancies344 vacancies
Participating AcademiesIndian Naval Academy
Indian Air-force Academy
Indian Military Academy
Officers Training Academy
QualificationThe candidate needs to have completed his graduation in any stream from a recognised university.
Selection processComputer Based Test
Physical Test
UPSC CDS Computer Based Test Admit Card LinkAvailable soon
Result Link for Computer Based TestAvailable soon
Official NotificationRead here
Official WebsiteClick here

Eligibility for CDS Notification

The UPSC CDS Notification 2020 will read out the basic eligibility required by the candidates who wish to apply for the UPSC CDS examination. The eligibility of the students under the UPSC CDS Notification is as follows:

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • The candidate must fall in the age group of 18-25 years.
  • The candidate needs to have completed his graduation in any stream from a recognized university for the Indian Military Academy.
  • The candidate needs to have completed his graduation in Engineering any stream from a recognized university for the Indian Naval Academy.
  • The candidate needs to have completed his graduation with physics and chemistry from a recognized university for the Indian Airforce Academy.

How to Register for CDS Notification?

The notification will also have some basic guideline that will help you to fill up your application form for UPSC CDS Notification from the official website. Follow simple steps which are given below to submit your UPSC CDS 2 Application successfully.

  • Go to the official website of UPSC
  • Click on the UPSC CDS Notification link on the home page.
  • post this, apply online for the UPSC CDS 2020,
  • Click on the Apply now for the selected post.
  • The registration window will open, click on “New Registration”,
  • Fill the information form and enter your important details like Name, number, and email id,
  • Enter your details to complete the registration process.
  • After that login again using your Registration ID and Password.
  • Fill the actual registration form carefully and mention your details carefully
  • Now upload required scanned documents and make a payment of application fees.
  • After paying your application fees of Rs 200 for General and OBC while zero for SC/ST.
  • Click on the submit button and take a print out of your application form.

Vacancies Reported Under UPSC CDS

The total vacancies reported under UPSC CDS Notification is 344 which is distributed according to the vacant positions in different academies of forces.

InstitutesVacancies
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala26
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun100
Officers Training Academy, Chennai169
Officers Training Academy, Chennai (SSC Women)17
Total344

The Selection Process of UPSC CDS

The selection process of UPSC CDS is based on two stages viz the computer-based test and an interview. The students who ace both the stages and clear the cut-off will be successful in the UPSC CDS and will be allotted a department. The students will be allotted 1 mark for a correct answer while 1/3rd will be deducted for every wrong answer. The computer-based test will be different for different posts, the exam pattern for the UPSC CDS posts are as follows:

Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
Quantitative Aptitude1001002 hours
English1201002 hours
General Knowledge1201002 hours
Total3403006 hours

Officers Training Academy

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
English1201002 hours
General Knowledge1201002 hours
Total2402006 hours

Pay-Scale for UPSC CDS

The top-paying rank under UPSC CDS notification is Major with a pay band of Rs 6,94,000 – 2,07,200 while Military Service Pay is Rs 15,500 per month is the lowest-paid job.

Rank under UPSC CDSLevel numberPay Band (Rs.)
MajorLevel number 116,94,000 – 2,07,200
CaptainLevel number 10 B6,13,000 – 1,93,900
VCOAS/Army Cdr/Lieutenant General (NFSG)Level number 172,25,000/-(fixed)
COASLevel number 182,50,000/-(fixed)
COASLevel number 182,50,000/-(fixed)
Lieutenant General HAG ScaleLevel number 151, 82, 200-2,24,100
Major GeneralLevel number 141,44,200-2,18,200
BrigadierLevel number 13 A1,39,600 – 2,17,600
ColonelLevel number 131,30,600 – 2, 15, 900
Lieutenant ColonelLevel number 12 A1,21,200 – 2,12400
LieutenantLevel number 1056,100 – 1,77,500
Military Service Pay(MSP) to the officers from the rank of Lieutenant to BrigadierLevel numberRs 15.500 p.m. fixed

What is the basic eligibility of students for UPSC CDS?

The basic eligibility of students for UPSC CDS is graduation in any stream.

What is the total vacancies for UPSC CDS?

The total vacancies for UPSC CDS is 344.

Which is the latest exam date for the written exam of UPSC CDS?

The latest exam date for the written exam of UPSC CDS is 8 November 2020.

What are the registration dates for UPSC CDS?

The registration dates for UPSC CDS is 05 August 2020 to 25 August 2020.

What is the selection process for candidates under UPSC CDS?

The selection process for candidates under UPSC CDS is Computer based test and interview.

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For further more information details about CDS Notification 2020, read out the official notification. If you have any queries, feel free to share with us through the comment section. Thanks!

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