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CDS 2 2024 Notification [Eligibility, syllabus, exam date & books]

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CDS 2 2024 Notification

CDS 2 2024 Notification [Exam Date, Eligibility and Syllabus]. UPSC will be conducting the CDS exam to recruit candidates for course conducted by Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. CDS is a national level exam conducted twice a year in the month of April and September.

Read below to get all the information about CDS 2 2024 notification, eligibility, exam date, vacancies, syllabus, exam pattern, selection process, how to prepare and more.


(i) For Indian Military Academy — Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 2001 and not later than 1st July, 2006 only are eligible.

(ii) For Indian Naval Academy — Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 2001 and not later than 1st July, 2006 only are eligible.

(iii) For Air Force Academy — 20 to 24 years as on 1st July, 2025 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July, 2001 and not later than 1st July, 2005 (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, 2000 and not later than 1st July, 2005) only are eligible.

(iv) For Officers’ Training Academy — (SSC Course for men & women) unmarried candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 2000 and not later than 1st July, 2006 only are eligible.

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(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.

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Aspirants Choice For CDS Preparation


1. Indian Military Academy, Dehradun— 159th (DE) Course commencing in July, 2025  ——–  100 Vacancies.

2. Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala—Course commencing in July, 2025 Executive (General Service)/Hydro  ——— 32 Vacancies (tentative).

3. Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July, 2025 i.e. No. 218 F(P) Course  ———  32 Vacancies.

4. Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)— 122nd SSC (Men) Course (NT) commencing in October, 2025  ———  276 Vacancies (tentative).

5. Officers Training Academy, Chennai—36th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in October, 2025 ———  19 Vacancies (tentative).


(i) Candidates are required to apply Online using the link www.upsconline.nic.in

(ii) Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website.


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 depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/Rupay Credit/Debit Card.

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Most Successful Book To Crack CDS (OTA) Exam


Candidates preparing for CDS 2 2024 exam must refer Mission CDS Book. Number of direct questions have appeared from the book in the previous exam hence making it one of the most preferred book amongst CDS aspirants. Some of the salient features of the book are:

1) The book is based on the exact pattern of the examination as conducted by the UPSC.

2) English section contains English Grammar, Logics on spotting error, fill-ups, sentence improvement, approach to the ordering of sentence & jumble words.

3) It has a list of most important Antonym-Synonym and Solved Practice set.

4) General Knowledge section covers Both Indian and World Geography, ancient & medieval History including Independence era, Absolute description of Politics, civics and every important information on Indian Defence which is likely to be asked in your exams. In addition, it covers Practical science & general science which is extremely helpful for those from Non-science background.

5) The Book contains latest pattern 600+ most important MCQs with simple techniques and a huge collection of solved questions along with sample papers.

6) The Mission CDS book contains comprehensive coverage of maps to deepen geographical knowledge and awareness. 

For those looking to ace the CDS (OTA) exam. Look no further than the “CDS OTA Guide” – the go-to resource for the past 5 years. With its clear explanations, maps, ample practice questions, and proven track record, this book has helped countless aspirants secure success.


Starting date of online application15th May 2024
Last date of online submission04th June 2024
Modification in online application5th June – 11th June 2024
Admit card23rd August 2024
Exam date01st September 2024
CDS written exam resultSeptember 2024

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  1. Hi DDE, I want to know that I started preparing for CDS now and bought your Mission CDS book. My doubt is that currently I’m giving my 4th sem end term exams and I’m going to be in 5th semester in August 2024. Am I currently eligible for the CDS 2 2024 or not ??

    please give me a reply sir !

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