UPSC CDS 2 Selection Process 2021: Written Test, SSB Interview, Medical Examination

UPSC CDS 2 Selection Process 2021: Written Test, SSB Interview, Medical Examination


UPSC CDS 2 Selection Process 2021: CDS Selection Procedure 2021 involves 3 stages. Candidates first have to clear the Written Examination and then they will be shortlisted for the Interview and Medical Process. In this article, we have discussed in detail all the three stages one by one.

Click Here for the Official CDS 2 2021 Notification

UPSC conducts CDS test two times every year and this is one of the most well-known protection tests among the applicants who are eager to join as an Officer in the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, and Officers Training Academies.

If you are intending to join the Combined Defence Services II 2021 Exam, you can check the complete selection procedure beneath.

CDS 2 Selection Process 2021

The eligible applicant will have to appear for a three-stage process which includes written examination along with Viva-Voice and Document verification to be conducted by the CDS Recruitment 2021 board on the basis of which selection will be finalized. 

Let's have a look at the Selection Process for this recruitment drive. CDS follows a three-stage recruitment process. It consists of:

  • Written Test
  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Examination
  • Merit List

CDS IMA, INA, and AFA Selection Process 2021

The Union Public Service Commission shall prepare a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as fixed by the Commission in their discretion.  

CDS 2 2021 Examination Pattern for IMA, INA, AFA, and OTA: The written examination consists of the below subjects:

A) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100
Mathematics2 Hours100
SSB Test/Interview5 Days300

CDS 2 2021  SSB Interview 2021 involves 2 stages:

Candidates who are declared successful in the written exam will be detailed for intelligence and personality test at the Service Selection Board based on their preference by the respective service HQ.


  • Stage 1 consists of officer intelligence rating, picture perception, and description test.
  • Stage 2 involves a psychology test, interview, group testing officer task, and conference.

Candidates who qualify in the written examination and given their first choice as Army (IMA/OTA) are required to register themselves on the recruiting directorate website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in in order to enable them to receive call up information for SSB Interview. Those candidates who have already registered on the recruiting directorate website are advised not to register again. 

CDS OTA Selection Process 2021


B) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:
SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100
SSB Test/Interview5 Days300
 


The written exam stage for the OTA comprises 2 papers for a total of 200 marks. The candidates who clear this exam with the minimum qualifying marks will be further shortlisted for the interview round. 

There will be a positive marking of 1 mark for every correct answer and a negative marking of 0.33 marks for every wrong answer.

CDS 2 2021 OTA SSB Interview 2021 involves 2 stages:

  • Stage 1 consists of officer intelligence rating, picture perception, and description test.
  • Stage 2 involves a psychology test, interview, group testing officer task, and conference.

SSB Selection Procedure 2021


SSB Interview is five days long procedure that includes two stages of testing as stage I & stage II. This procedure will be organized at the SSB Centers (designated by SSB). 

Stage 1 is a screening test that consists of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests and Picture Perception & Description Test (PP & DT), whereas Stage II consists of Psychology Tests, Group Testing Officer (GTO) Tasks, Interview& Conference. SSB Interview also includes Intelligence & Personality Test.

Here, we have updated the complete details about SSB Interview which includes updates for the SSB exam, SSB online procedure.


SSB Interview: Day 1 - Screening Test

  • Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR)
  • Picture Perception & Description Test (PP & DT)

SSB Interview: Day 2 - Psychology Tests

This test of the SSB Interview is viewed as generally precarious to break as it is assessed by logical techniques by the SSB assessors. Psychological test in the SSB Interview consists of the following series:
  • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  • Word Association Test (WAT)
  • Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
  • Self Description Test (SDT)

SSB Interview: Day 3 & 4 - Group Testing (GTO Tasks)

GTO consists of the following group exercises:
  • Group Discussion
  • Group Planning Exercise
  • Progressive Group Tasks (PGT)
  • Half Group Tasks
  • Individual Obstacles
  • Group Obstacles Race or Snake Race
  • Command Task
  • Lecturette
  • Final Group Task

SSB Interview: Day 5 - Conference

After completion of all the tasks, the result is announced on the last day of the SSB Interview procedure and the selected candidates undergo the medical examination and then after a few months, a final merit list of the recommended candidates is announced.

Medical Examination

To be deemed ‘Medically fit’, a candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/syndrome/disability likely to interfere with the efficient performance of military duties in any terrain, climate, season including sea, and air, in remote areas, in austere conditions with no medical aid. 

The candidate also should be free of medical conditions which require frequent visits to medical facilities and the use of any aid/drugs.

Click Here for Detailed Medical Examination Procedure.

CDS 2 Selection Process 2021: Frequently Asked Questions


Q.1 How many stages are there in CDS Exam?
Ans. CDS Slection Process involves two stages i.e. Written Examination and SSB Interview.

Q.2 How is CDS merit list prepared?
Ans. A candidate needs to secure minimum qualifying marks in the Written Examination on the basis of which they will be called for SSB interview. 

Q.3 Is CDS exam very tough?
Ans. This is a highly competitive exam so candidates should have a proper strategy and Study Plan to ace this exam. We have curated the 75 Days Study Plan to boost up your preparation.

Q.4 What is the process after CDS exam?
Ans.
Candidates who secure the minimum cut off of the written examination will be called for SSB Interview.



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