UPSC CDS 2 2020 Notification & Apply Onlne


UPSC CDS 2 2020 Notification & Apply Online. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has invited online applications for the Combined Defence Services Examination (II) 2020 [Including SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course] (CDSE (II) 2020). The apply Online for UPSC CDS 2 2020 Started from Aug 5, 2020, and the last date to apply is Aug 25, 2020. 

Interested candidates can read the full notification and apply online after checking their eligibility. 

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Notification and Apply Online

Recruitment AuthorityUPSC
Post NameLieutenant
Total Vacancies344
Salary/ Pay ScaleRs. 56100- 177500 (Level 10)
Job LocationAll India
Last Date to Apply25 Aug 2020

✅ Important Links

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Apply Online
UPSC CDS 2 2020 Notification
UPSC Official Website

Important Dates for UPSC CDS II 2020

  • Apply Online Start: Aug 5, 2020
  • Last Date to Apply: Aug 25, 2020, till 06:00 PM
  • UPSC CDS 2 2020 Exam Date: 8 Nov 2020
  • Written Exam Result: Dec 2020

Application Fees for UPSC CDS II 2020

  • Gen/ OBC/ EWS: Rs. 200/-
  • SC/ST/ Female: Nil
  • Mode of Payment: Online or Challan

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Vacancy Details

Defence AcademyVacancies
Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala26
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Chennai (Men)169
Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Chennai (Women)17
Total Vacancies344

How to Apply for UPSC CDS 2 2020

Follow these steps to apply online for UPSC CDS 2 2020:

  1. Visit the website
  2. Click On “Online Application for Various Examinations of UPSC”
  3. Find the Vacancy listed which you want to apply for
  4. Click on “Click Here for Part I”
  5. Click on “Yes” on the next Page after scrolling down.
  6. Fill the form in the next step with your details.
  7. Note down your Registration Number
  8. Come back to the step no 3
  9. Click on the “Click Here for Part II”
  10. Login with Registration Number and Date of Birth
  11. Complete the Application Form, Upload Documents, Pay Application Fees
  12. Take the Printout of the Application   Form

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Eligibility

Defence AcademyAge Limit (Born Between)Qualification (May 2021)
Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun2/71997- 1/7/2002Graduation
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala2/71997- 1/7/2002B.Tech
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad2/71997- 1/7/2002B.Tech OR Physics + Maths till 12th 
Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Chennai (Men)2/71996- 1/7/2002Graduate
Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Chennai (Women)2/71996- 1/7/2002Graduate

UPSC CDS II 2020 Selection Process

The Selection Process of the UPSC CDS Exam includes the following stages:

  • Written Exam
  • SSB/ Personality Test/ Interview
  • Merit

UPSC CDS Exam Pattern

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Exam Pattern for Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, & Air Force Academy:

Negative Marking: 1/3rd

SubjectMax MarksTime
English1002 Hours
General Knowledge1002 Hours
Elementary Mathematics1002 Hours
Total3006 Hours

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Exam Pattern for Officers’ Training Academy

SubjectMax MarksTime
English1002 Hours
General Knowledge1002 Hours
Total2004 Hours

UPSC CDS 2 2020 SSB/ Interview Marks

AcademySSB/ Interview Marks
Indian Military Academy300
Indian Naval Academy300
Air Force Academy300
Officers’ Training Academy200

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Syllabus and Examination Standard

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Standard of Examination:

The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian University

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Syllabus:

ENGLISH (Code No. 01)

The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.


General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of nature which candidate should be able to answer without special study.

ARITHMETIC: Number System—Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal fractions. Unitary method, time and distance, time and work, percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.

Elementary Number Theory—Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, and 11. Multiples and factors. Factorization Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm. Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables.

ALGEBRA:– Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M., Theory of
polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, the relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns—analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear inequations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable & their solutions. Set language and set notation, Rational expressions, and conditional identities, Laws of indices.

TRIGONOMETRY: Sine ×, cosine ×, Tangent × when 0° < × < 90° Values of sin ×, cos ×, and tan ×, for × = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60°, and 90° Simple trigonometric identities. Use of trigonometric tables. Simple cases of heights and distances.

GEOMETRY: Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on (i) Properties of angles at a point, (ii) Parallel lines, (iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, (iv) Congruency of triangles, (v) Similar triangles, (vi) Concurrence of medians and altitudes, (vii) Properties of angles, sides, and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle, and square, (viii) Circles and its properties including tangents and normals, (ix) Loci.

MENSURATION: Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle, and circle. Areas of figures which can be split up into these figures (Field Book), Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface area and volume of spheres.

STATISTICS: Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation frequency polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts, etc. Measures of central tendency.

UPSC CDS 2 2020 SSB/ Intelligence and Personality Test

The SSB procedure consists of a two-stage Selection process – stage I and stage II. Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for stage II. The details are:-

(a) Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception* Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on a combination of performance in the OIR Test and PP&DT.

(b) Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests, and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these tests are given on the website

The personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessors viz. The Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO), and the Psychologist. There is no separate weightage for each test. The marks are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in all the tests. In addition, marks for conferences are also allotted based on the initial performance of the Candidate in the three techniques and decisions of the Board. All these have equal weightage. The various tests of IO, GTO, and Psych are designed to bring out the presence/ absence of Officer Like Qualities and their trainability in a candidate. Accordingly, candidates are Recommended or Not Recommended at the SSB

UPSC CDS Previous Year Papers

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UPSC CDS Salary/ Pay Scale

Pay Scale of Army Officers and Equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy

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UPSC CDS 2 2020 Admit Card/ Answer Key/ Result

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many vacancies in UPSC CDS 2 2020?

✔️ There are a total of 344 vacancies. which include IMA- 100 Vacancies, Indian Naval Academy- 26 Vacancies, Air Force Academy- 32 Vacancies, OTA (Men)- 169 Vacancies, OTA (Women)- 17 Vacancies

What is the last date to apply for UPSC CDS 2 2020?

✔️ Aug 25, 2020, is the last date to apply for UPSC CDS 2 2020. Apply Online starts from Aug 5, 2020. 

What is the salary of UPSC CDS?

✔️ The starting Pay Scale of the Lieutenant and equivalent rank in the Air Force and Navy is Rs. 56200- 177500 (Level 10) + Rs.15000 MSP fixed per month + other allowances and perks. The lump sump salary of the Lieutenant is Approx. 80000/- per month. 

What is UPSC CDS?

✔️ UPSC CDS is the Combined Defence Services  (CDS) Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for the recruitment of the officers in the Defence Forces of India Indian Army, Indian Navy, & Indian Air Force. 

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