UPSC CDS 2 Application Form 2024 Out Check How to Apply at

The UPSC's CDS 2 exam application is open from May 15 to June 4, 2024, check all important dates and requirements for online application.

by V Gomala

Updated May 30, 2024

UPSC CDS 2 Application Form 2024 Out Check How to Apply at

UPSC CDS 2 Application Form 2024

The UPSC has opened the application process for the CDS 2 exam starting from May 15, 2024, until June 4, 2024. If you want to apply for the CDS 2 exam, you have to do it before June 4th.

This exam is for people who want to join the Indian Armed Forces. If you apply on time, you can take the written exam on September 1, 2024. Make sure you check all the important dates and requirements for applying online.

No. of. Vacancies

The Union Public Service Commission will conduct the Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2024 on September 1st, 2024. This exam is for admission to the following courses:

S. No.

Name of the Course

Approximate No. of Vacancies


Indian Military Academy, Dehradun - 159th (DE) Course commencing in July 2025 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC C (Army Wing) holders]



Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala - Course commencing in July, 2025 Executive Branch (General Service)/Hydro [including 06 vacancies for NCC C Certificate (Naval Wing) holders]



Air Force Academy, Hyderabad - (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July, 2025 i.e. No. 218 F(P) Course. [including 03 vacancies are reserved for NCC C Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Special Entry]



Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 122nd SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course Commencing in October, 2025.



Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 36th SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in October, 2025.





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Important Dates

CDS 2 2024 Events

Important Dates

CDS 2 Notification 2024 Releases on

15th May 2024

CDS 2024 Application Form start date

15th May 2024

Last date for CDS Application Form 2

4th June 2024

CDS 2024 application form correction facility

To be announced

CDS application withdrawal dates

To be announced

CDS 2 Exam date 2024

1st September 2024

How to Apply?

Follow the below steps to apply for the post 

  • Candidates must apply for the exam online through
  • Before filling out the application, they must register on the One Time Registration (OTR) platform on the UPSC website.
  • OTR registration is a one-time process that needs to be done only once in a lifetime.
  • OTR registration can be completed at any time during the year.
  • If a candidate is already registered on OTR, they can proceed directly to fill out the online application for the exam.
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