UPSC CDS 2018 Combined Defence Services Examination (II)

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UPSC CDS 2018 Combined Defence Services Examination (II)  APPLY  ONLINE

UPSC CDS 2018 – UPSC invites online application for Combined Defence Services Examination (II) from eligible candidates upto 04.09.2018. Interested candidates can apply online.


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 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.



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 414
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.

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 2018 Eligibility Criteria :

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 2018 Online Registration. There is a different standard for all the defense academy. We have mentioned here the age limits which are eligible to give the examination. So Let’s checks it out.


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 Application Form 2018 :

The CDS Application Form 2018 has been release 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 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.


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