CDS 2 Exam 2022 Notification Released: Apply Now

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CDS 2 Exam 2022 Notification Released: Apply Now

Combined Defense Services Exams are conducted by UPSC twice a year. This is a big opportunity for those candidates who want to flourish their careers in the Indian Air Force, Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Officer’s Training Academy. The eligible and interested candidate can submit their online application through the official website of before 07th June 2022. 

Important Dates

Date of Starting of Online Application: 18 May 2022

Last date of submission of online Application: 07th June 2022

Date of 2 Exam 2022: 04th September 2022


As per the official CDS Notification Released by UPSC there are 399 vacancies.  

Name of the academyNumber of Vacancies
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun100
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala22
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad32
Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) SSC Men169
Officers Training Academy, Chennai SSC Women16
Total Vacancies339

Application Fee

Rs. 200/- is the examination fee for the CDS 2022 Exam.  Categories such as  SC/ST/Females are exempted from fee payment. The payment of the Application fee can be done through online/offline mode.


As per the official notification released by UPSC, the Candidate should be a Citizenship of India, subject of Nepal/Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who had been migrated to India before January 01, 1962, with the intention of Permanent Settle, or An individual of Indian Origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire & Vietnam for permanent settle purpose in India.

Education Qualification

I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy: A graduation degree from a recognised University or equivalent.

Indian Naval Academy: Engineering Graduation from a recognized University/Institution.

Air Force Academy– A Graduation from a recognized University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level. 

Age Limit 

As of 01/07/2023, the candidate must be between 20 to 24 years. 

Marital Status & Sex

Only Unmarried males are eligible to apply for CDS Exam for Indian Military Academy and  Indian Naval Academy

For Indian Air Force Academy, both married and unmarried males can apply.

Unmarried males & females can apply for CDS Exam for Officer Training Academy.

Selection Procedure

The recruitment will be conducted on the basis of

1. Written Exam

2. SSB Interview/Personality Test

3. Document Verification

4. Medical Examination

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