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CDS II September 2024 Notification

cds online coachingUPSC has released the notification for the CDS 2 September 2024 Written Exam. Online applications are being invited by such candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria of this cds 2 september 2024 exam. Online registration can be done on upsc website from 15th May 2024 till 4th June 2024. After the completion of the online registration, admit card will be issued online & examinations will be conducted offline on 1st September 2024.

Candidates can apply for Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Officer's Training Academy, whichever they want as per their educational qualification and age criteria. Selected candidates are then called for an interview by Service Selection Board (SSB). Again successful candidates will be called then for medical.

Find below all the important details like cds exam pattern, cds syllabus, cds eligibility criteria, cds selection process, upsc online application website, cds application fees, cds exam centre & list of documents.

cds ii september 2024 notification

CDS Vacancies

A Combined Defence Services Examination will be conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in September, 2024 for admission to the under mentioned courses.

Name of the Course Approximate No. of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala 32
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad 32
Officers' Training Academy, Chennai (Men) 276
Officers' Training Academy, Chennai (Women) 19
Total no. of vacancies 459

CDS II September 2024 Important Dates

Here, we have summarize all important date related to cds notification & recruitment. CDS ii september 2024 aspirants are advised to visit this website for regular updates of all important dates for cds such as cds application date, cds admit card release date, cds written exam date, cds result & commencement of course / training date.

Description of Specific Activities Date
CDS II September 2024 Notification Issue Date 15th May 2024
CDS II September 2024 Online Application Start Date 15th May 2024
CDS II September 2024 Online Application Last date 04th June 2024
CDS II September 2024 Admit Cards/Hall Tickets Download Begins 21 days before exam
CDS II September 2024 Exam Date 1st September 2024
Declaration of CDS II September 2024 written exam results Likely 1st Week of October 2024
Download CDS II September 2024 Official Notification in PDF CDS September 2024 Notification
CDS II September 2024 Online Application Link Click here to apply online
UPSC Official Website
Commencement of course July & October 2025

Commencement of course

CDS Exam Centre

Every year, UPSC conducts CDS exam across country at different exam centres. Candidates are advised to check the exam centres before applying. Candidates have to enter their choice of exam centres while. Candidates can select up to three exam centres while filling the application form. Below, centres list are mentioned.

  • Agartala
  • Agra
  • Ajmer
  • Ahmedabad
  • Aizawl
  • Aligarh
  • Almora
  • Allahabad
  • Anantpur
  • Bangalore
  • Bareily
  • Bhopal
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Cuttack
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Dharamshala
  • Dharwar
  • Dispur
  • Faridabad
  • Gangtok
  • Gaya
  • Gautam Buddh Nagar
  • Ghaziabad
  • Gorakhpur
  • Gurgaon
  • Gwalior
  • Hyderabad
  • Imphal
  • Itanagar
  • Jaipur
  • Jammu
  • Jodhpur
  • Jorhat
  • Kargil
  • Kochi
  • Kohima
  • Kolkata
  • Kozhikode
  • Leh
  • Lucknow
  • Ludhiana
  • Madurai
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Panaji (Goa)
  • Patna
  • Port Blair
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Sambalpur
  • Shillong
  • Shimla
  • Srinagar
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Tirupati
  • Udaipur
  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Hanumakonda

Important Instructions

CDS Online Application Process

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC online application i.e. .
  2. You will land on to the homepage and then click One Time Registration (OTR) For Examinations Of Upsc And Online Application.
  3. Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application form containing two stages viz. Part I and Part II.
  4. When you click Part-1 Registration the detailed instruction set will be displayed.
  5. Read all the stated instructions carefully into it.
  6. After reading all the instructions, Click Yes Button & then start filing the application form.
  7. Fill in all the credentials mentioned in the form correctly & remember the registration id.
  8. Now go for the Part-2 Registration. Here you have to do Fee Payment, Select Examination Center, upload Photograph & Signature.
  9. Now login into Part-2 Registration, enter your Registration-Id, Date of Birth & random generated Captcha. 
  10. Now Upload your scanned photograph and signature, in the required column.
  11. If you're filled information is correct, then click on the submit button.
  12. Make the Application Fee Payment for the CDS II 2024 Application Form.
  13. Now, they will take you to the page where your full application will be displayed.
  14. Take a printout of that application form for future reference.

Documents require to apply cds online application

Specifications of Scanned Images of Photograph and Signature

Image Format Resolution Size
Photograph .jpg 200 dpi 20 to 300 kb
Signature .jpg 200 dpi 20 to 200 kb

Conditions of the photograph – Candidates must assure that they are taking care of the conditions of the photograph which are mentioned below.

  1. The photograph, uploaded by candidate should not be more than 10 days old from the start of the online application process (i.e. the application commencement date).
  2. Ensure that the name of candidate and the date on which the photograph was taken are clearly mentioned on the photograph.
  3. The candidate's face should occupy 3/4th of the space in the photograph.
  4. The candidates must ensure that their appearance must match with their photograph at the time of Written Examination. For instance, if a candidate uploads a bearded photograph, he must appear with the same look in the Written Examination. Same would be the case with spectacles, moustaches, etc.

CDS Application Fee

For a successful registration in cds ii september 2024 exam, you have to make sure that you have paid the cds application fees in part-ii of the registration process. Although all of the candidates need not to pay the cds application fees; only candidates who are from general category & obc category are required to pay cds application fees. Girls candidates from all categories & SC/ST candidates are exempted to pay cds application fees. Find below cds application fees category wise.

How to Download CDS Admit Card

Those candidates who are appearing in cds ii september 2024 examination will require a admit card i.e. hall ticket which assure your candidature to appear in cds ii september 2024 examination. UPSC will release the admit card 3 weeks prior to the written examination of cds. Kindly remember that upsc don't send any hard copy of cds admit card. The method to get the cds admit card is only you have to download it from upsc website. Find the instructions below to download admit card for cds ii september 2024 exam.

UPSC Facilitation Counter

In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their application, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC's Facilitation Counter near Gate C of its campus in person or over telephone no.

on working days between 10.00 hrs. to 17.00 hrs.