UPSC CDS II Examination 2021: Important Dates, Exam Pattern and Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria

UPSC CDS II Examination 2021: Important Dates, Exam Pattern and Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria



Combined Defence Services Exam II 2021 Notification is expected to be released by Union Public Service Commission on 4th August 2021 according to the UPSC Examination Calendar 2021. Applicants who are interested to apply for UPSC CDS II 2021 notice can apply at upsc.gov.in and upsconline.nic.in.

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. DefenceAdda steps up to the plate and encourages the youth to know the CDS Exam 2021 qualification standards, test dates, determination, and so on. If you are intending to compose the Combined Defence Services II 2021 Exam, you can see the accompanying subtitles beneath. A short rundown of qualification measures for the CDS II 2021 Exam is given below:

CDS II 2021 Important Dates


UPSC will publish the CDS II 2021 notification and important dates. Let’s have a look at the detailed schedule for the CDS II 2021 exam.

CDS 2 2021 EVENTSDATES
Application Start Date4 August 2021
Application Last Date24 August 2021
Exam Date14 Nov 2021
Admit Card Download DateBefore 3 weeks of exam
Result Date (Expected)to be announced soon


CDS 2 2021 Selection Procedure

CDS follows a three-stage recruitment process it consists of:

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

CDS 2 2021 Examination Pattern: 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

B) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

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


CDS 2 2021 SSB Interview 2021 involves 2 stages:

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

CDS 2 2021 How to Apply

  • Visit the official website — upsc.gov.in or upsconline.nic.in
  • Click on the UPSC CDS 2 2021 link.
  • In part – I of the registration, submit your basic information.
  • In part II, fill the payment details and choice of exam center, upload your photo and sign as per guidelines.
  • Save and submit it and take a print out for further reference.

CDS Syllabus 2021

Paper 1 - English

The syllabus covers various aspects like: Grammar and usage, vocabulary, comprehension and cohesion in extended text to test the candidate’s proficiency in English.

Paper 2 - General Knowledge

PhysicsChemistryBiology
Current EventsPolityHistory
GeographyDefence KnowledgeEconomics

Paper 3 - Mathematics (applicable only for IMA, AFA, INA)

Arithmetic
Algebra
Trigonometry
Geometry
Mensuration
Statistics


CDS II 2021 Eligibility Conditions

To be eligible for CDS Exam 2021, a candidate must be unmarried and must either be:
  • a Citizen of India, or
  • a Subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Subject of Nepal, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Educational Qualifications:

Candidates should be well known with the education qualifications before applying for the examination. Here we have provided the complete details of the educational qualifications required for the CDS 2 2021 Examination.

ACADEMYEDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMYGraduation Degree
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMYB.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics & Maths)
AIR FORCE ACADEMYGraduation, B.E/B.Tech (10+2 with Physics &Maths)
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (MEN)Graduation Degree
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (WOMEN)Graduation Degree

Age limit:

Here we have provided you with the age limit for the CDS 2 2021 Exam. So before applying to try to go through the full notification provided by UPSC.

ACADEMYAGE LIMIT
INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY19-24 years
INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY19-24 years
AIR FORCE ACADEMY20-24 years
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (MEN)19-25 years
OFFICERS’ TRAINING ACADEMY (WOMEN)19-25 years

Q1. Can a final year student apply for CDS 2 2021 exam?

A. Yes, final year candidates can apply for CDS, but you should complete your degree before the date of joining.

Q2. Can women apply for IMA, AFA, NA through CDS exam?

A. No, women can only apply for OTA Chennai through CDS exam.

Q3. When CDS 2 2021 will be conducted?

A. UPSC will conduct CDS 1 2021 on 14 Nov 2021.