UPSC CDS II Recruitment 2023– UPSC invites Online applications for the recruitment of 349 Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2023 Posts. Apply before 06 June 2023.

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Vacancy Details:

UPSC Invites Applications for the Following Posts

SI NoName of PostsNo. of Posts
1.Indian Military Academy, Dehradun -157th (DE) Course commencing in July, 2024 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ (Army Wing) holders]100
2.Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala – Course commencing in July, 2024 Executive Branch (General Service)/Hydro [including 06 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing) holders32
3.Air Force Academy, Hyderabad – (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July, 2024 i.e. No. 216 F(P) Course. [including 03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Special Entry]32
4.Officers’ Training academy, Chennai (Madras) 120th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course Commencing in October, 2024.169
5.Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 34th SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in October, 2024.16

Educational Qualification:

 (i) For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai – Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy –  Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution
(iii) For Air Force Academy – Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.Graduates with first choice as Army/Navy/Air Force are to submit proof of Graduation/provisional certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB Interview at the SSB.

Age Limit:

(i) For IMA – Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 2000 and not later than 1st July, 2005 only are eligible.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy – Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 2000 and not later than 1st July, 2005 only are eligible.
(iii) For Air Force Academy –Age: 20 to 24 years as on 1st July, 2024 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July, 2000 and not later than 1st July, 2004 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July, 1998 and not later than 1st July, 2004 only are eligible.Note: Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live with family out of the premises.(iv) For Officers’ Training Academy—(SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1999 and not later than 1st July, 2005 only are eligible.(v) For Officers’ Training Academy—(SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd July, 1999 and not later than 1st July, 2005.NOTE : Male divorcee/widower candidates cannot be treated as unmarried male for the purpose of their admission in IMA/INA/AFA/OTA, Chennai courses and accordingly they are not eligible for these courses. The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Matriculation/Secondary School Examination or an equivalent examination certificate. These certificates are required to be submitted only after the declaration of the result of the written part of the examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted.

Salary Details:

Stipend to Gentlemen or Women Cadets during the entire duration of training in Service academies i.e. during training period at IMA and OTA – Rs 56,100/-p.m.* (Starting pay in Level 10)*On successful commissioning, the pay in the Pay matrix of the Officer commissioned shall be fixed in first Cell of Level 10 and the period of training shall not be treated as commissioned service and arrears on account of admissible allowances, as applicable, for the training period shall be paid to cadets.

Selection Process:

UPSC may follow the following process to select the candidates.

1. Written Exam (Paper I & Paper II)
2. Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test
Exam Center In Tamilnadu: Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Vellore

Application Fee/Exam Fee: 

Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred Only) either by remitting the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card/UPI Payment or by using internet banking facility of any Bank.NOTE 1: Applicants who opt for “Pay by Cash” mode should print the system generated Pay in-slip during Part-II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. “Pay by Cash” mode option will be deactivated at 11:59 PM of 05.06.2023 i.e. one day before the closing date. However, applicants who have generated their Pay-in slip before it is de-activated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date. Such applicants who are unable to pay by cash on the closing date i.e. during banking hours at SBI Branch, for reason whatsoever, even if holding a valid Pay-in-Slip will have no other offline option but to opt for online Debit/Credit Card/UPI Payment or internet Banking Payment mode on the closing date i.e. till 6:00 PM of 06.06.2023.

How to apply:  

Candidate(s) fulfilling all the above clearly laid down criteria will have to apply online only through the link on the UPSC website in the careers webpage under current openings section i.e. from 17.05.2023 to 06.06.2023. No other mode of application will be accepted.

Important Dates: 

Starting Date for Submission of Application17.05.2023
Last date for Submission of Application06.06.2023
Date of Examination3rd September, 2023

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