Thursday, May 18, 2023

UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam CDS II Recruitment 2023: Apply Online for 349 Posts

UPSC CDS II Recruitment 2023:

On May 17, 2023, the Union Public Service Commission published the UPSC CDS-II Recruitment 2023 announcement. A notice has been released to fill 349 positions in the combined defence services. The Union Public Service Commission will shortly hold the Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2023. Candidates who meet the requirements may apply online between May 17 and June 6, 2023. Candidates can review the comprehensive instructions and eligibility requirements in the material below. On this website, candidates may also view the open positions by course. Candidates must understand that giving erroneous answers will result in penalties (Negative Marking).

For applicants who want to start their careers in the Indian Air Force, Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, or Officer's Training Academy, UPSC conducts the CDS Exam twice a year. The written test qualifiers will be contacted for an interview session and a medical assessment for the purpose of making a final decision. Every aspect of the CDS Exam 2023 has been discussed in this article, including key dates, requirements, openings, exam format, curriculum, and selection criteria. Through the UPSC Calendar 2023, the Union Public Service Commission has released the crucial dates for the UPSC CDS 2023 for the Combined Defence Service Examination (II).

UPSC CDS II Recruitment 2023: Apply Online for 349 Posts

What are the Important Dates:

Online applications are accepted through the UPSC website or through the direct application link provided below. There are a few brief instructions for completing the online application form at the bottom of the page. Please adhere to the guidelines and submit an online application.

Start Date to Apply Online


Last Date to Apply Online

06-06-2023 (6:00 PM )

 Vacancy Details

The tabular column lists the approximate number of openings under Combined Defence Services that need to be filled. The course name and available spots are shown in the table below. Look for openings here.

Name of the Course

No. of Posts

Starting in July 2024, the 157th (DE) Course at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun will have 13 spots set aside for holders of NCC 'C' Certificates (Army Wing).


Executive Branch (General Service)/Hydro at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala - Course starting in July 2024 [includes 06 positions for NCC 'C' Certificate (Naval Wing) holders]


Pre-Flying) Training Course at the Air Force Academy in Hyderabad, Number 216 F(P) Course, beginning in July 2024 [containing 03 places allocated for NCC 'C' Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry]


120th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course at Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras), starting in October 2024


34th SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course at Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras), starting in October 2024




What is the Pay Scale:


Pay Scale


Rs.56,000- Rs.1,77,000





Lieutenant Colonel






Major General


Lieutenant General HAG Scale


HAG + Scale


VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG)




Military Service Pay (MSP) to the Officers from the rank of the Lieutenant to Brigadier


Stipend for male or female cadets for the course of their training at a service academy, including their time in the IMA and OTA.


What is the Age Limit:

Only those applicants who have reached the following age restriction are eligible for the position.

1. Candidates for the IMA and Indian Naval Academy must have been born between 2 January 2000 and 1 July 2005.

2. Air Force Academy: 20 to 24 years old as of July 1, 2024, i.e., born between July 2, 2000, and July 1, 2004.

Education Qualification:

Candidates for the I.M.A. and Officers Training Academy in Chennai should have earned a graduate degree or an equivalent.

Candidates must have earned a B.E. or B.Tech. (Degree in Engineering) or an M.E. or M.Tech.

Candidates for the Air Force Academy should possess any degree (with Physics and Mathematics at the 10+2 level) or a Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technology degree.

What is the Application Fee:

Candidates must pay the application fee by depositing cash, using State Bank of India's online banking service, or using a Visa, Mastercard, or Rupay credit or debit card at any SBI branch. Candidates who are female, SC, or ST are not need to pay any fees.


Application Fees

UR/ OBC/ Other


SC/ ST/ Female


What is the Selection Process:

The decision will be made in light of

1. Writing Test 

2. Interview 

How to Apply Online:

By utilizing the straightforward instructions provided below, candidates can apply online by visiting the UPSC official website.

1. Candidates must submit their online applications through the UPSC's website,

2. For registration, use a legitimate email address and mobile number.

3. Finish part I and part II of the registration.

4. Check that before submitting.

5. Candidates must upload all necessary paperwork.

6. The online applications can be submitted between May 17 and June 6, 2023, at 6:00 PM.

7. Pay the application costs according to the guidelines above.

8. Apply online and submit it.

9. Take a printout of the application that was eventually submitted.

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