CDS Exam 2016 II Application form, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria

CDS – Combined Defense Services is one of the most popular examinations which gets conducted by Union Public Service Commission which is known as UPSC. The main purpose of conducting this examination is to select various candidates for the various posts in Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. Unmarried and eligible candidates are invited to apply for this. You can check out the eligibility criteria in order to fill the application form. We are going to provide you all the mandatory information regarding UPSC CDS Exam 2016 so just go through this article completely.

CDS Exam I 2017

Read details for CDS Exam 2017 Click here

Important Dates

Notification will be released 16th July 2016
Last date to apply 12th August 2016
Date of the examination  23rd October 2016

CDS Exam 2nd 2016 Application Form

UPSC CDS Exam 2nd 2016 Application form has released from 16th July 2016 on official website. all the interested candidates may apply for UPSC CDSE 2016 before the last date i.e 12th August 2016. 

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification: IMA and Officer’s Training Academy – Candidate needs to have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
Indian Naval Academy – Candidate must have done Engineering from a recognized university or institution.
Air Force Academy – Candidate needs to have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university (Physics and Chemistry in 10+2) or BTech.
Candidates who are appearing the final year, they can also apply for CDS Exam 2016.

Age Limit:
For Indian Maritime Academy (IMA) candidate’s (Unmarried Male) age should be between 18 and 22 years.
For Indian Naval Academy (INA) candidate’s (Unmarried Male) age should be between 18 and 22 years.
For Indian Air force Academy (IAA) candidate’s (Unmarried Male) age should be between 18 and 22 years.
For Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for Men) candidate’s (Unmarried/ Married Male) age should be between 18 and 22 years.
For Officers Training Academy candidate’s (Unmarried/ Widows/ Divorcees) age should be between 18 and 22 years.

Nationality: Candidate must either
a) India Citizen
b) Bhutan Citizen
c) Nepal Citizen
d) Tibetan refugee who had come in India before 1st January 1962 and must have permanent living prove.

Check here complete details of CDS Eligibility Criteria 

Application Fee

Interested and eligible can get the application form from the official site which is www.upsconline.nic.in. Candidates belong to General/ OBC category they need to pay Rs 200 and women/ SC and ST candidates do not need to pay any fee.
Payment can be done via net banking mode.

CDS Exam Pattern

All the appearing applicants are advised to go through complete examination pattern to know the important points such as No. of questions, type of questions, subjects, duration of the examination. Marking scheme, sectional weightage and question paper format. Knowing examination pattern is very helpful to strategies your preparation for the examination.

CDS Exam Syllabus

It is very important that the applicants should know the examination syllabus before they start their preparation. The examination syllabus will tell you the topics to be covered under each section of the question paper. If you know the syllabus in detail, you will be able to make strategies for your study. If you are also appearing for CDS II 2016 then you can check the complete syllabus for the examination.

CDS Selection Procedure

CDS selection procedure is a process to select eligible & deserving applicants to offer admission at various defence services. There are few stages that applicants will have to go through in order to get selected finally for various posts in defence services such as INA, OTA, AFA & IMA.

CDS Cutoff Marks

UPSC will reveal the cut offs for the examination within few upcoming days. The cut offs are the minimum marks that applicants will have to score to qualify CDS Exam II 2016 examination. The successful applicants will be eligible to take part in the next stages of CDS Exam II 2016 selection procedure. The expected cut offs will be prepared based on trend of previous year’s question papers & cut offs released by the UPSC. To know expected cutoff marks for CDS Exam II 2016Click here

CDS Admit Card

The admit cards for CDS II 2016 will be available online from the month of September. The examination will be conducted on 23rd October 2016. The applicants who have applied for CDS II 2016 will be able to download their admit cards only through online mode from the official website of UPSC. Admit cards will not be sent by post. To download admit card- Click here

CDS Answer Key

CDS examination answer key will be released by UPSC after successful completion of examination 23rd October 2016. The applicants can download the answer key for the examination from the official website of the commission. To download answer key- Click here

NOTE: CDS Examinations get conducted twice a year. First exam gets conducted in the month of February and November and second exam in October and June respectively.

Note: For more details about UPSC CDS Exam 2016, you are requested to visit official website.

Read Also: UPSC CDS Exam 2017 Details 

27 thoughts on “CDS Exam 2016 II Application form, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria

  1. Anant Pratap Singh says:

    actually i am in last year of my graduation but my problem is dat i am pursuing BBA so am.i eligible to be a part of this honorable xam or any other way to become part of Indian Military service

  2. HANS RAJ DEEPAK says:

    Can a just 12th pass out student can apply for this exam

  3. Vinod Kumar Bharti says:

    How many attempt is fixed for ugc net examination

  4. Anita rathore says:

    hi sir…my self anita rathore….I’m studying my final year bsc biotech in c…i like army… can i apply for OTA or any other services…please guide me.

  5. tripti bisht says:

    hy sir . i am tripti bisht . i have given 2ndyr exams. for bsc biotech . i like army.. may i apply for cds pls guide me..

  6. Hi sir..
    I completed my BCA
    I want to apply in second exam of CDS but i didn’t applied in first exam.. so cam i able to apply for second exam directly ?

  7. I just passed out btech ..BT my current age is 22 year 7 months..can I apply..n othr exams in defence ??

  8. gurkaran singh says:

    my DOB is 21/10/1998 . i m in 12. can i give NDA exam plz say me plzzzzz..

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  10. Adarsh Ahlawat says:

    Hello can yiu tell me whats the date to fill form for next OTA exam..??

    thanks in advance 🙂

  11. Rohit sehrawat says:

    Sir I just passed my 12th class and I want to join merchant navy deck cadet how can I do this and whats the procedure of this Plzzzz tell me

  12. AKASH BANERJEE says:

    I hv just completed BSc in Chemistry Hon.this year having DOB.16th May’1994.Am I eligible to sit for CDS Exam.shall be conducted on 23rd Nov.’2016? are those carrying disqualification who are using spectacles?

  13. Sir I’m computer engineer from recognized university, but I don’t have completed 11th and 12th. I got admission in engineering after diploma so plz help I want to be an air force officer…

  14. Rakesh Rajput says:

    if we give exam in October than what kind of exam in June….
    as above said Exam held in twice in a year… FEB and NOV
    & OCT and June

  15. dinesh chatrabhuj sarwade says:

    Sir i am dinesh chatrabhuj sarwade at sabla post lahuri ta kaij dist beed sates maharashtra sy hu muje ima my barti hona hi to sir maje bato

  16. Manmeet Singh says:

    I’ve completed my graduation in bachelor of management studies is there any chance i can get into army. Im 21 and looking forward to get into army so is cds the only way to get in?

  17. Sir my self Akhil M . I was late to notice the exam date ,i am studying final year B-Tech . Sir is there is any chance to attempt the cds exam on this year only. please give me the indtructions that i needed

  18. Avinash Sanap says:

    My date of birth is 3/8/1994 and I ll Complete my graduation in may-17.. Am I eligible for cds exam which is to be held on 5th February 2017???please guide me.

  19. amitabha das says:

    jst completed B.A. and i m 22pls can i eligible now ?

  20. malika rana says:

    I am doing b.sc medical I do not have maths in my syllabus am I elligable

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