Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2017

Combined Defence Services Examination (II) 2017 has been notified by UPSC to be conducted on 19th November 2017.
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Educational Qualification:
  • For Indian Military Academy/Officers’ Training Academy: Degree from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • For Indian Naval Academy: Bachelor of Engineering.
  • For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized 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 certificate on the date of commencement of the SSB interview at the SSB.
  • For CDS exam, applicants can be from any stream but for entry to Air Force and Navy, candidates should have studied physics and maths up to Class 12.
  • Applicants who are studying in the final year degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply but they will be required to subject proof of passing the degree examination to reach the Army Head Quarter/Rtd CDSE Entry, West Bloc III, R.K. Puram , New Delhi-110066.
  • Applicants appearing at the degree or equivalent examination are also eligible to compete. Such candidates will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite qualifying examination by a date to be specified in the Commission’s Notice for the Examination.
  • In the event of Air Force candidates being suspended from Flying Training for failure to learn flying, they would be absorbed in the Navigation Branch of the IAF. This will be subject to availability of vacancies and fulfilling the laid down qualitative requirements (including 60% in graduation).

  • Applicant must be a Citizen of India (or);
  • A subject of Bhutan (or);
  • A subject of Nepal, (or);
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently setting in India, (or);
  • A person of India origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting in India.

How to apply:
  • Application form can be downloaded from
  • Applicants are advised to submit only single application, however if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID (Registration ID) is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc.,
  • Applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.
  • Applicants are not required to submit along with their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding age, educational qualifications, SC/ST/OBC and fee remission etc.,
  • The eligible applicant shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination.

Last date: 08th September, 2017.

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Published on 6/23/2017 3:11:00 PM

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