The Union Public service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination twice a year for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. On the second edition of this year’s recruitment there are a total of 344 vacancies across 05 services. The selection process of Combined Defence Service (CDS) 2020 comprises of single stage written examination followed by the, SSB interview and medical examination. The 2020 UPSC CDS-2 applicants can now download their admit cards for the written examination from the UPSC official website. The UPSC CDS admit card window will be available till November 08, 2020.
CDS-2 Admit Card 2020
UPSC has published the asmit card for the second round of the Combined Defence Services Exam. The Union Public service Commisison will conduct the preliminary stage written exam for the UPSC CDS-2 across 41 centres. The admit cards are available from the UPSC official website from October 15, 2020 onwards. The preliminary stage written examination is scheduled for November 2020.
UPSC CDS Exam Pattern
|Subjects||No. of questions (MCQs)||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|General Knowledge||120||100||120 minutes|
|English Language||120||100||120 minutes|
|Elementary Mathematics||100||100||120 minutes|
- For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy , Elementary mathematics section is not required.
CDS-2 Vacancy 2020
|Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, 151 (DE) Course commencing in July 2021||100|
|Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala—commencing in July 2021 Executive (General Service)/Hydro||26|
|Air Force Academy (AFA) —(Pre-Flying), Training Course commencing in July 2021||32|
|Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai (Madras)
113th SSC (Men) Course (NT) commencing in October 2021
|Officers Training Academy Non-Technical (Female)
27th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in October 2021
How to download the UPSC CDS Admit Card
- Visit the UPSC official website, Click Here
- On the homepage, click on the “Admit Card”.
- On the newly opened page, click on “E-Admit Cards for various Examinations of UPSC”.
- Click on the “e-Admit Card Link” across the Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2020.
- On the newly poped up tab, click on the “Click here” tab.
- Read all instructions carefully and proceed by selecting “Yes” to download the UPSC CDS admit card 2020.
- Enter your registration number, date of birth an dcaptcha to download the admit card.
- Make sure to download the admit card on or before November 08, 2020. The CDS-2 is now tentatively scheduled for November 08, 2020.
If required candidates can bring Clip board or hard board, on which nothing is written and a good quality
Black Ball Pen to the exam hall. Candidates need to wear masks and should carry a bottle of hand sanitiser. Make sure to bring the CDS admit card and a original photo identity card to the exam centre.
UPSC Combined Defence Services Salary Scale
|Captain (Level 10 B)||6,13,00 -1,93,900|
|Lieutenant (Level 10)||56,100 – 1,77,500|
|Lieutenant Colonel (Level 12A )||1,21,200 – 2,12400|
|Major (Level 11)||6,94,00 – 2,07,200|
|Brigadier (Level 13A )||1,39,600 – 2,17,600|
|Colonel Level 13||1,30,600 – 2, 15, 900|
|Lieutenant General HAG Scale (Level 15)||1, 82, 200 – 2,24,100|
|Major General (Level 14)||1,44,200 – 2,18,200|
|VCOAS/ Army Cdr/ Lieutenant General (NFSG) (Level 17)||2,25,000 (fixed)|
|HAG+Scale (Level 16) – 2,05,400||2,24,400|
|COAS (Level 18)||2,50,000 (fixed)|
|Military Service Pay (MSP) to the officers from the rank of Lieutenant to Brigadier||Rs 15.500 p.m. fixed|
Click here to download the UPSC CDS-2 November 2020 official notification free pdf.
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