UPSC CDS II Exam 2018 Application Process Started - Check Vacancies Details

Last Modified: 03 Mar 2024

UPSC CDS II exam 2018 official notice released. Online registration process started at the official website.

8th August 2018: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the notification for Combined Defense Services (CDS) Phase II examination 2018 at the official website. The online application process has started on 8th August 2018. Interested candidates can apply for the exam latest by 3rd September 2018 (6:00 PM).

Steps to apply for UPSC CDS II Exam

  • Visit the official UPSC online website -
  • Click on the link “Online Application for Various Examination of UPSC”.
  • You will be redirected to a new page where Part-I and Part-II registration links will appear.
  • Candidates are required to complete both the part to complete the registration process. Start with Part I and provide all the details.
  • Once the part-I registration process is complete, move to part-II.
  • Check the details carefully before final submission.

Candidates are advised to apply online through UPSC official website. The application form will be accepted only through the online mode.

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Courses and Vacancies Details

The CDS II exam will be conducted on 18th November 2018 for admission to the following courses:


Number of Vacancies

Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun

147th (DE) Course commencing in July 2019

[Including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders]



Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala

Course commencing in July 2019 Executive

(General Service)/Hydro (including 06 vacancies reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate holders (Naval Wing))



Air Force Academy (AFA), Hyderabad

(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July 2019

i.e. No. 206 F(P) Course (03 vacancies are reserved for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry)



Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai

(Madras)-110th SSC (Men) Course (NT) commencing in October 2019

(including 50 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ certificate holders for NCC Spl. Entry)



Officers Training Academy, Chennai

24th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course

commencing in October 2019



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Application Fee

Male candidates belonging to General category are required to pay a fee of ₹ 200 (Two Hundred only). Female candidates and those belonging to SC/ST categories are exempted from fee payment.

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Rameshwar kumar, May 18, 2019

I have appearing b a program final year so i can apply cds

Exams Planner, May 23, 2019

Yes, final year students can apply for the exam.