September 23, 2020

Notification CDS 2 2020 Out Exam Dates, Application form, Exam Pattern, and Eligibility

For the official entry in the Armed forces. One will have to clear at least 3 phases of the selection process to become a part of the service. Here in this article, we will be discussing CDS entry which is after graduation, and will tell you the complete details about this entry like its Exam Pattern, Selection Process, and required eligibility criteria to apply for the vacancy. To get complete information about the CDS Exam and upcoming CDS 2 2020 Exam Notification, check the complete article below.

CDS Exam 2020

CDS II 2020 Notification:

According to the UPSC Celender. The Combined Defence Service Examination is going to be held in the month of August 2021. Here are some important dates about the CDS 2020 Exam.

  • Online Application begins: 4 August 2021
  • Last date for online application: 24 August 2021
  • Admit Card: 3 weeks before the exam
  • Date of Examination: 14 November 2021
  • Result Declaration: January Last or in the first week of February 2022

Now let’s see the complete selection process and required eligibility Criteria which is mandatory to have to apply for the vacancy.

CDS 2 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

All the things are going to be the same as it was earlier. You might know that through the CDS Examination, Candidates are selected for the Air force, Navy and Army, etc. So, the required eligibility criteria may differ.  To get details of eligibility Criteria, check below:

For Indian Military Academy:

  • To apply for this, one must have a graduation degree in any discipline from any recognized institute.
  • Candidate’s age must be between 19 to 24 years old.
  • The age should not be less than 19 years old while applying and it should not be more than 24 years old on the date of commencement of the course.

For Air Force Academy

  • The candidate should have passed 10+2 with physics and mathematics and have a degree in engineering/technical from any recognized Institute.
  • The age of the candidate for the flying branch must be between 19 to 24 years old and for the technical & Ground Duty it must be between 19 to 25 years old.
  • The age should not be less than 19 years old while applying and it should not be more than 24 or 25 years old on the date of commencement of the course.

Indian Naval Academy:

  • Candidate should have passed 10+2 with physics and mathematics and having a B.E or B.tech degree from any recognized Institute.
  • The age of the candidate must be between 19 to 22 years old.
  • The age should not be less than 19 years old while applying and it should not be more than 22 years old on the date of commencement of the course.

Officers Training Academy:

  • For the Officer Training Academy, the Candidate should have a graduation degree in any discipline from any recognized Institute. Through the OTA candidate can become an officer in the Indian Army as SSC ( Short Service Commission).
  • The age of the candidate must be between 19 years old to 27 years old.
  • The age should not be less than 19 years old while applying and it should not be more than 27 years old on the date of commencement of the course.

This is the required eligibility criteria for each respected force. You must choose your wings and prepare accordingly. Now let’s see the complete selection process and after that, we will see the CDS 2 2021 Exam Pattern.

CDS 2 2020 Selection Process:

The Selection of the candidate is done in three phases and it is the same for all the forces either it is Army, Navy or Air force, etc. A candidate will need to clear the Written Examination which is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and after clearing this, All the qualified candidates will appear for the Service Selection Board Interview and then Medical Exam, etc. The Selection will be like:

  • Written Exam by UPSC
  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Examination

As per the Defence experts, The Written Exam is not tough to clear as compared to the SSB Interview. Let me tell you the complete Written Exam Pattern which may help you to understand better.

CDS 2 2020 Exam Pattern

This is the exam pattern for IMA, AFA, and INA, etc. One will need to prepare three subjects that are given below:

Subjects

Total Number of Questions Marks
English         100 100
General Knowledge         100 100
Elementary Mathematics         100 100
Total marks 300

The Exam Pattern of OTA (officers Training Academy) will be a bit different. A candidate who will apply for OTA only. He/she will not have to give the Elementry Mathematics paper. The Exam Pattern will be like:

Subjects

Total Number of Questions Marks
English         100 100
General Knowledge         100 100
Total marks 200

This is the Written Exam Pattern of the CDS 2 2020 Exam. There are many free online platforms are available by which you can have better preparation for your exams. Take the help of online study material,  practice paper, and mock tests, etc to get prepared well.

First focus on clearing the Written Examination and then think off of the SSB Interview.  To get more information about the CDS Examination and other defense vacancies keep visiting the sites. I will update as soon as any new changes made in the selection or on any other side.