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UPSC CDS 2 Notification 2024 OUT, Check Eligibility, Posts and Apply Online


The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the Combined Defence Services Examination 2/2024 (CDS 2/2024) exam, inviting applications for 459 Lieutenant positions. Candidates can apply online for UPSC CDS 2 from May 15 to June 4, 2024. The exam will take place on September 1, 2024. Applicants must meet the age and educational criteria specified for different academies.

The selection process for UPSC CDS 2 involves a written exam, SSB interview, and medical examination. The exam pattern varies for different academies, and there is negative marking. Candidates should carefully follow the application process outlined in the notification.

संघ लोक सेवा आयोग प्रति वर्ष  दो बार सीडीएस के लिए विज्ञप्ति जारी करता है। वर्ष 2024 में दूसरी बार यूपीएससी ने सीडीएस के पदों की भर्ती के लिए 459 पदों पर भर्ती के लिए नोटिफिकेशन जारी किया है। UPSC CDS के फॉर्म आनलाइन 15 मई 2024 से 04 जून 2024 तक भरे जा सकते हैं। और इसकी परीक्षा 01 सितम्बर 2024 को यूपीएससी द्वारा संपन्न कराया जाना प्रस्तावित है। जो भी अभ्यर्थी इस फॉर्म को भरना चाहते हैं, वह 04 जून 2024 से पहले भर सकते हैं। जिससे बाद में सर्वर की होने वाली परेशानी से बचा जा सकता है।

UPSC CDS 2 2024 recruitment notification

CDS 2 Vacancies

The UPSC CDS 2/2024 exam offers positions for Lieutenants, with a total of 459 vacancies. The selected candidates will receive a salary as per Level-10, with the pay scale ranging from Rs. 56,100 to Rs. 177,500 per month.

Post Name Vacancy Pay Scale/ Salary
Lieutenant 459 Level-10 (Rs. 56100-177500/-)

UPSC CDS 2 Eligibility 2024

Candidates applying for different posts in the UPSC CDS 2/2024 exam have specific educational qualifications and age limits:

Post Education Age Limit
I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai Degree of a recognized University or equivalent. Between 20 and 24 years
Indian Naval Academy Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution. Between 20 and 24 years
Air Force Academy Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering. Between 20 and 24 years

Application Fees for UPSC CDS 2

The application fees for the UPSC CDS 2 2024 exam are as follows: General, OBC, and EWS candidates need to pay Rs. 200/-, while SC, ST, Sons of JCOs/ORs, and female candidates are exempted from the fee. The payment can be made online through various modes such as Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card, UPI Payment, or Internet banking.

UPSC CDS 2 Selection Process 2024

The UPSC CDS 2 2024 selection process involves several stages:

  • Written Exam: Candidates must first pass a written examination.
  • SSB/Personality Test/Interview/Medical Examination/DV: Successful candidates from the written exam undergo a series of tests, including the Service Selection Board (SSB) interview, personality test, medical examination, and document verification.
  • Merit: The final selection is based on the candidate’s performance in all stages of the selection process.

UPSC CDS 2 Application Process 2024

Candidates can apply for the UPSC CDS 2 2024 exam through the following steps:

  1. Online Application: Candidates need to apply online through the official UPSC website
  2. Registration: Before filling the application form, candidates must register on the One Time Registration (OTR) platform available on the UPSC website.
  3. Application Form: After registration, candidates can proceed to fill out the online application form for the examination.
  4. Fee Payment: Candidates (except for female/SC/ST candidates) are required to pay the application fee of Rs. 200/- through online modes such as Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card, UPI Payment, or internet banking.
  5. Submission: Once the application form is filled and the fee is paid, candidates need to submit the application online.

Important Dates for UPSC CDS 2/2024

Event Date
Starting Date of Online Application 15 May 2024
Last Date of Online Application 4 June 2024, up to 06:00 pm
Exam Date 1 September 2024

UPSC Recruitment FAQ

Q: What is the last date to apply for UPSC CDS 2 2024?

A: The last date to apply online is June 4, 2024, up to 06:00 pm.

Q: What is the age limit for UPSC CDS 2 2024?

A: The age limit varies by post but generally ranges between 20 and 24 years.

Q: Where can I find the official UPSC CDS 2 2024 Notification?

A: The official notification can be found on the UPSC website or through the link provided in the “Important Links” section.

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