CDS II 2018 Notification out – Join Defence Services as officers; Exam Date, Eligibility and Syllabus for CDS II 2018

UPSC CDS (II) 2018 Application Form has been released on 8th August 2018. This examination is said to be conducted on date 18th November 2018. All the aspiring candidates can apply from 08th August to 03rd September and UPSC CDS Application Form 2018 is available on the official website of UPSC. This examination is conducted to recruit officers in the Army, Navy, Airforce. It is primarily organized by UPSC for the recruitment of officers. This exam is conducted twice in a year. This dream job in defense is aspired by many across the country. The students who qualify the written examination will be further called for the selection process. The selection process is a two stages process i.e., Written test and the SSB Interview. The SSB Interview consists of two tests i.e. Psychological Test and Intelligence Test. Both of these tests are determined to test the mental as well as the physical strength of the candidate.

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Latest Updates – UPSC CDS II Exam date has been changed and now it will be conducted on date 18th November 2018 and the online form is available from 08th August to 03rd September 2018.

UPSC CDS 2018 Application Form Details:

Examination Name UPSC CDS II 2018
Organized by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam Mode Online
Number of Vacancies Update Soon
Apply Mode Online
Official Website

Important Dates:

UPSC CDS II Apply Online Starting Date 08th August 2018
UPSC CDS II Form 2018 Last Date 03rd  September 2018
Last Date to Pay Fee September 2018
UPSC CDS II Admit Card 2018 Release Date November 2018
UPSC CDS II Exam Date 18th November 2018
UPSC CDS II Result Date December 2018

Eligibility Criteria:

Educational Qualification: Graduate Degree from Recognized University (According to the Post)
Age Limit:
  • Minimum Age- 20 Years
  • Maximum Age- 25 Years
Application Fee
General / OBC Rs. 200/-
ST/SC/Female/PWD Rs. 100/-

Selection Process:

Phase 1 Online Examination
Phase 2 SSB Interview
Phase 3 Document Verification/Personal Interview

Important Links:

Download UPSC CDS II Notification 2018 Click Here 
UPSC CDS 2018 Application Form Click Here (Apply Now)

About UPSC CDS: Union Public Service Commission is a National Platform which conducts various examinations like the Civil Services Examination, Engineering Service Examination, CDS Exam, etc. Its official website is The headquarters of the UPSC is situated in New Delhi, India. All the candidates who aspire to join defense services and wants to apply for CDS (II) 2018 Exam, can go through all the relevant information mentioned below.

See Also: Mistakes That Must Be Avoided While SSB & Interview.

CDS 2018 Vacancy Details :

Every year a significant number of candidates appears in the CDS exam, but there are only limited vacancies. These vacancies are reserved for the students who will qualify all the stages involved in the selection process. Though the number of vacancies is for CDS (II) 2018 has been mentioned below, but all of these vacancies are distributed in different departments like IMA, INA, IAA, OTA. We have also mentioned here the units in which the qualified students will be divided as per their preferences.

CDS II 2018 Vacancy Details:

Total Number of Vacancies: 414 Posts

  • Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun: 100
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai: 237
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad: 32
  • Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala: 45

UPSC CDS II 2018 Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

Candidates should check the eligibility first to apply for the recruitment process. Before going directly towards the application form, you should read the eligibility criteria for UPSC CDS II 2018 Online Registration. There is a different standard for all the defence academy. We have mentioned here the age limits which are eligible to give the examination. So, See the table below.

Academy Educational Qualification Age Group
Indian Military Academy Graduation or Equivalent Degree 20-25 years
Indian Naval Academy Degree in Engineering 20-24 years
Indian Airforce Academy Degree in B.E or with 10+2 Certificate 20-25 years
Officer’s Training Academy(Women) Graduation in any discipline from recognized University Unmarried Candidates (20-25 years)
Officer’s Training Academy (Men) Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university Unmarried Candidates (20-25 years)

UPSC CDS II Application Form 2018:

The CDS Application Form 2018 has been released and online registration has been started from 8th August 2018. All the eligible candidates are searching for the Procedure to apply for CDS II 2018 Exam. We are here to give you complete details, regarding the application procedure of CDS. The UPSC has updated CDS notification, which is given below. Candidates are advised to apply; fill CDS 2018 Application form before the last date (3rd September 2018). Otherwise, their application form will be rejected. To apply for the examination, you need to visit the official website on the link, and then the application form will be displayed on the screen. Fill the form carefully, avoid errors while filling the form else your form will be exempted. Fill in all the details carefully and read them thoroughly before submitting to prevent mistakes. After filling in the form click on the submit button. Scanned copy of your photograph and signature will be required while filling the form.

How to Apply for CDS II Exam 2018?

1.  Visit the official website of UPSC i.e.

2.  You will land on to the homepage, then select career section.

3.  Now click on the notification of recruitment process CDS-II 2018 Exam Notification

4.  When you click on that notification, the form will be displayed along with the instruction set.

5.  Read all the stated instructions carefully into it.

6.  After reading all the instructions, fill in all the application form.

7.  Fill in all the credentials mentioned in the form correctly.

8.  Upload your scanned photograph and signature, in the required column.

9.  If you’re filled information is correct, then click on the submit button.

10. Make the Application Fee Payment for the CDS II 2018 Application Form.

11. Now, they will take you to the page where your full application will be displayed.

12. Take a printout of that application form for future reference

13. Your recruitment form is submitted now. You will get an update in your mail account.

CDS II 2018 Application Fee:

The CDS II Application Fee is Rs. 200 for all candidates except female, SC, and ST candidates because they are exempted from application fee. Candidates can pay the application fee by depositing the money in any SBI Branch by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI or by using Credit OR Debit Card of any bank.

UPSC CDS 2018 Exam Pattern:

To start the preparation for CDS II 2018 Exam, you should be aware of the examination pattern. The marking scheme and the distribution of subjects play a major role in development. Here we will endow you with the brief idea about the structure and pattern of the examination CDS 2018. To attempt all the questions on time you the candidate should be aware of the total duration and the number of questions asked in the recruitment of CDS 2018 Exam 1 & 2. To explain the examination, the applicant should know the detailed syllabus of English and Elementary Mathematics.

CDS 2018 Exam Pattern for INA, IMA, IFA

Topic Marks Duration
English 100 2 Hours
Elementary Maths 100 2 Hours
General Knowledge (GK) 100 2 Hours

For the three above mentioned Academy, we will have three sections in the written examination which is of total 300 marks.

CDS 2018 Exam Pattern For OTA

Topic Marks Duration
General Knowledge (GK) 100 2 Hours
English 100 2 Hours

UPSC CDS 2018 Syllabus:

Elementary  Maths Number System, Unitary method compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation, Elementary Number Theory. H.C.F. and L.C.M, Euclidean algorithm, Logarithms, Algebra, trigonometry, geometry, areas, menstruation and statistics
General Knowledge Current Affairs, Basic Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environments, Ecology etc), Social Science (History, Geography, Polity, Economics), Miscellaneous etc.
English Basic grammar topics, comprehension, synonyms, antonyms, Para jumbles and error spotting.

UPSC CDS 2018 Selection Procedure:

It is a national level examination conducted by the UPSC and also considered among the toughest exams of India. CDS-II 2018 online exam has following three stages:

  • After the submission of the application form CDS-II 2018. The exam date will be given on the official website.
  • The exam will be conducted across the country.
  • After the selection in the written test, you will get selected for SSB Interview.
  • SSB Selection Process will test the physical and mental ability of the candidate.
  • Selected Candidates will be called for the last step that is document verification followed by personal interview.

So these were the three stages of the selection procedure of the CDS II Recruitment 2018. To be successful in this examination, there has to be consistency and precision. You have to practice more. The test level of CDS Examination is very high. The three topics i.e. general knowledge, English and maths should be learned thoroughly. To prepare for this examination, self-study is a must, beyond that, you can stay in touch with us and we will provide better study materials and Tips & Tricks to clear this exam. It will help you in the better understanding of the main paper. The SSB test will be aimed to test the mental and physical ability required to be an officer. Afterward, your documents will be verified.

UPSC CDS Admit Card 2018:

All the applicants who will successfully submit their CDS II Application Form 2018 can download CDS II Admit Card 2018 from the official website of UPSC. The Union Public Service Commission will release CDS 2 Call Letter in 2nd week of October 2018. Candidates are advised to be in touch with us to know all the latest updates regarding the UPSC CDS Admit Card and Exam 2018.

UPSC CDS Cut Off 2018:

Cut-off Marks are the minimum marks required to qualify one examination. UPSC CDS Cut-Off Marks 2018 will be released soon after the publication of result. And every department will be assigned a cut-off. These cut-off marks will be based on two factors difficulty level of the paper, Number of vacancies, Number of Students Appeared in the examination.

UPSC CDS Result 2018:

After the completion of the Pre-written examination, UPSC CDS II Result 2018 will be released in December. The CDS (II) 2018 Exam will be held on date 18th November 2018, and the result will declare in December 2018. The students who’ll qualify the written examination will be called for the Stage II or SSB round. The UPSC CDS (II) Result 2018 will announce online and you can check by finding your roll number and name.

UPSC CDS Preparation:

We have listed here some Preparation Tips to Crack CDS II 2018 Exam. So have a glance at the given below points.

  • Work hard sincerely to pass the examination.
  • Be consistent in your learning process
  • Be focused and less diverted from all the happenings in the surrounding.
  • Take your time to solve the question paper
  • Judge carefully before answering the question
  • In the end, we just wish you a Good Luck for the Exam

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