CDS - II 2020 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

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Combined Defence Services Examination - II 2020 or CDS - II 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to OFA, Chennai SSC Women - Non Technical, OFA, Chennai SSC Men - Non Technical, Flying Training, INA, Ezhimala - General Service and IMA, Dehradun - Direct Entry. CDS - II 2020 is conducted by Union Public Service Commission.

CDS - II for the year 2020 has been announced by Union Public Service Commission and will be held on 08/11/2020. The application forms will be available from 05/08/2020 till 25/08/2020. The exam is in written mode. It is being conducted in English and Hindi languages. Admit card will be available from 15/10/2020. Result is expected to be announced on 16/12/2020.

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CDS - II 2020 Conducting Body

Union Public Service Commission

CDS - II 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality: A candidate must be unmarried and must either be:
    • a Citizen of India, or
    • a subject of Nepal, or
    • a person of Indian 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 settling in India. 
    • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii) and (iii) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. 
    • Certificate of eligibility will, however, not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal. 
    • A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination provisionally subject to the necessary certificate being given to him/her by the Govt. before declaration of result by UPSC.
  •  Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status :
    • For IMA—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1997 and not later than 1st July, 2002 only are eligible. 
    • For Indian Naval Academy—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1997 and not later than 1st July, 2002 only are eligible. 
    • For Air Force Academy- 20 to 24 years as on 1st July, 2021 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July, 1997 and not later than 1st July, 2001 (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, 1995 and not later than 1st July, 2001) only are eligible. Note: Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live with family out of the premises. 
    •  For Officers' Training Academy—(SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1996 and not later than 1st July, 2002 only are eligible
    • For Officers' Training Academy—(SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd July, 1996 and not later than 1st July, 2002.

NOTE: Male divorcee/widower candidates cannot be treated as unmarried male for the purpose of their admission in IMA/INA/AFA/OTA, Chennai courses and accordingly they are not eligible for these courses

 Educational Qualifications:

  • For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai — Degree of a recognised University or equivalent
  • For Indian Naval Academy—Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution.
  • For Air Force Academy—Degree of a recognised 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 certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB Interview at the SSB. 

Candidates who are studying in the final year/semester Degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply provided candidate should not have any present backlog upto the last semester / year for which results have been declared upto the time of submission of application and they will be required to submit proof of passing the degree examination at the time of commencement of course to reach the IHQ of MoD (Army), Rtg ‘A’, CDSE Entry, West Block III, R. K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 in case of IMA/SSC first choice candidates and Naval HQ “DMPR” (OI & R Section), Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Navy first choice candidates and PO3(A)/Air Headquarters, ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110 106 in case of Air Force first choice candidates by the following dates failing which their candidature will stand cancelled: 

  • For admission to IMA on or before 1st July, 2021, Indian Naval Academy on or before 1st July, 2021 and Air Force Academy on or before 13th May, 2021.
  • For admission to Officers' Training Academy, Chennai on or before 1st October, 2021. 

Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees would also be eligible for admission to the examination.

In exceptional cases the Commission may treat a candidate, who does not possess any of the qualifications prescribed in this rule as educationally qualified provided that he / she possesses qualifications, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his/her admission to the examination. 

NOTE I: Candidates, who have yet to pass their degree examination will be eligible only if they are studying in the final year of degree examination. Those candidates who have yet to qualify in the final year Degree Examination and are allowed to appear in the UPSC Examination should note that this is only a special concession given to them. They are required to submit proof of passing the Degree Examination by the prescribed date and no request for extending this date will be entertained on the grounds of late conduct of basic qualifying University Examination, delay in declaration of results or any other ground whatsoever. Candidates who are studying in the final year/semester degree course are required to submit at the time of SSB interview a bonafide certificate issued by University/College stating that they will be able to submit their proof of passing the graduation degree examination by the specified date, failing which their candidature will be cancelled.

NOTE II: Candidates who are debarred by the Ministry of Defence from holding any type of commission in the Defence Services shall not be eligible for admission to the examination and if admitted, their candidature will be cancelled. 

NOTE III: In the event of Air Force candidates being suspended from Flying training for failure to learn flying, they would be absorbed in the Navigation/Ground Duty (Non Tech) Branches of the IAF. This will be subject to availability of vacancies and fulfilling the laid down qualitative requirements. 

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2020 as per guidelines given in Appendix-IV. 

CDS - II 2020 Exam Centers

Offline Dates

Date Location(s)
08/11/2020 Port Blair, Tirupati, Visakhapatnam, Itanagar, Dispur, Jorhat, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, Delhi, Panaji, Ahmedabad, Shimla, Jammu, Srinagar, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Dharwar, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Imphal, Shillong, Aizawl, Kohima, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Jaipur, Udaipur, Gangtok, Chennai, Madurai, Hyderabad, Agartala, Bareilly, Lucknow, Prayagraj, Dehradun, Kolkata

CDS - II 2020 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 05/08/2020 25/08/2020
Admit Card Release Date 15/10/2020 -
CDS - II 2020 Exam Date Offline Dates
  • 08/11/2020
  • Declaration of result 16/12/2020 -
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    Duration of Examination
    One Day

    Applicants should note that there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centres except Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur. Allotment of Centres will be on the first-apply-first-allot basis and once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, the same will be frozen. Applicants, who cannot get a centre of their choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a Centre from the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice. 

    NB: "Notwithstanding the aforesaid provision, Commission reserve the right to change the Centres at their discretion if the situation demands."

    Candidates admitted to the examination will be informed of the time table and place or places of examination. Candidates should note that no request for change of centre will be granted.

    NOTE: While filling in his/her online Application form, the candidates should carefully decide about his / her choice for the centre for the examination. If any candidate appears at a Centre / Paper other than the one indicated by the Commission in his/her Admission Certificate, the papers of such a candidate will not be valued and his/her candidature will be liable to cancellation.  

    CDS - II 2020 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Fee:

    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 SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur / State Bank of Hyderabad / State Bank of Mysore / State Bank of Patiala / State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa / Master Credit / Debit Card.

    NOTE 1: Applicants who opt for "Pay by Cash" mode should print the system generated Pay in-slip during Part-II registration and deposit the fee at the counter of SBI Branch on the next working day only. "Pay by Cash" mode option will be deactivated at 11:59 PM of 25.11.2018 i.e. one day before the closing date. However, applicants who have generated their Pay-in slip before it is de-activated may pay at the counter of SBI Branch during banking hours on the closing date. Such applicants who are unable to pay by cash on the closing date i.e. during banking hours at SBI Branch, for reason whatsoever, even if holding a valid Pay-in-Slip will have no other offline option but to opt for online Debit / Credit Card

    NOTE 2: Candidates should note that payment of examination fee can be made only through the modes prescribed above. Payment of fee through any other mode is neither valid nor acceptable. Applications submitted without the prescribed fee / mode (unless remission of fee is claimed) shall be summarily rejected.

    NOTE 3: Fee once paid shall not be refunded under any circumstances nor can the fee be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. 

    NOTE 4: For the applicants in whose case payments details have not been received from the bank, they will be treated as fictitious payment cases and their applications will be rejected in the first instance. A list of all such applicants shall be made available on the Commission website within two weeks after the last day of submission of online application. The applicants shall be required to submit the proof of their fee payment within 10 days from the date of such communication either by hand or by speed post to the Commission. On receipt of documentary proof, genuine fee payment cases will be considered and their applications will be revived, if they are otherwise eligible. 

    ALL FEMALE CANDIDATES AND CANDIDATES BELONGING TO SCHEDULED CASTES / SCHEDULED TRIBES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PAY ANY FEE. NO FEE EXEMPTION IS, HOWEVER, AVAILABLE TO OBC CANDIDATES AND THEY ARE REQUIRED TO PAY THE FULL PRESCREIBED FEE. 

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    INSTRUCTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES FOR FILLING ONLINE APPLICATION:

    Candidates are required to apply online by using the website www.upsconline.nic.in

    Salient Features of the system to Online Applications Form are given here under: 

    • Detailed instructions for filling up Online Applications are available on the above mentioned website.
    • Candidates will be required to complete the Online Application form containing two stages viz. Part I and Part II as per the instructions available in the above mentioned site through drop down menu. 
    • The candidates are required to pay a fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees two hundred only) [except SC / ST candidates and those specified in Note-2 of Point 4 (Fee) of the Notice who are exempted from payment of fee] either by depositing the money in any branch of SBI by cash or by & Jaipur / State Bank of Hyderabad / State Bank of Mysore / State Bank of Patiala / State Bank of Travancore or by using any Visa / Master / Rupay Credit / Debit Card. using net banking facility of State Bank of India / State Bank of Bikaner 
    • Before start filling up Online Application, a candidate must have his photograph and signature duly scanned in the .jpg format in such a manner that each file should not exceed 300 KB each and must not be less than 20 KB in size for the photograph and signature. 
    • A candidate must have his Matriculation Certificate ready prior to filling up his application form. The details viz. Candidate’s Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name & Date of Birth to be filled in Online Application Form of the candidate should match exactly with particulars mentioned in the Matriculation Certificate.
    • In addition to this, candidate should also have details of one photo ID viz. Aadhar Card / Voter Card / PAN Card / Passport / Driving License / Any other photo ID Card issued by the State / Central Government. The details of this photo ID will have to be provided by the candidate while filling up the online application form. This photo ID will be used for all future referencing and the candidate is advised to carry this ID while appearing for examination / Personality Test / SSB.
    • The Online Applications (Part I and II) can be filled from 31st October, 2018 to 26th November, 2018 till 6:00 PM. 
    • Applicants should avoid submitting multiple applications. However, if due to any unavoidable circumstances any applicant submits multiple applications then he must ensure that the applications with higher RID is complete in all respects. 
    • In case of multiple applications, the applications with higher RID shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID. 
    • The applicants must ensure that while filling their Application Form, they are providing their valid and active E-mail Ids as the Commission may use electronic mode of communication while contacting them at different stages of examination process. 
    • The applicants are advised to check their e-mails at regular intervals and ensure that the email address ending with @nic.in are directed to their inbox folder and not to the SPAM folder or any other folder. 
    • Candidates are strongly advised to apply online well in time without waiting for the last date for submission of online application. Moreover, the Commission has introduced provision of withdrawal of application for the candidate, who does not want to appear at the Examination, he / she may withdraw his / her application.

    CDS - II 2020 Syllabus

    For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:

    Subject
    Duration
    Maximum Marks 
    English
    2 Hours
    100
    General Knowledge 
    2 Hours
    100
    Elementary Mathematics
    2 Hours
    100

    For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

    English
    2 Hours
    100
    General Knowledge 
    2 Hours
    100

    STANDARD AND SYLLABUS OF THE EXAMINATION 

    STANDARD

    The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian University. 

    SYLLABUS

    ENGLISH (Code No. 01)

    The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.  

    GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Code No. 02) 

    General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of a nature which candidate should be able to answer without special study. 

    ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS (Code No. 03)

    • ARITHMETIC

    Number System—Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations, addition, substraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal fractions. Unitary method, time and distance, time and work, percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.

    Elementary Number Theory - Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11. Multiples and factors. Factorisation Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm. Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables. 

    • ALGEBRA

    Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M., Theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns—analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear inequations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable & their solutions. Set language and set notation, Rational expressions and conditional identities, Laws of indices. 

    • TRIGONOMETRY
      • Sine ×, cosine ×, Tangent × when 0° < × < 90° Values of sin ×, cos × and tan ×, for × = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90°
      • Simple trigonometric identities. 
      • Use of trigonometric tables
      • Simple cases of heights and distances. 
    • GEOMETRY

    Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on (i) Properties of angles at a point, (ii) Parallel lines, (iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, (iv) Congruency of triangles, (v) Similar triangles, (vi) Concurrence of medians and altitudes, (vii) Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square, (viii) Circles and its properties including tangents and normals, (ix) Loci.

    • MENSURATION

    Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle and circle. Areas of figures which can be split up into these figures (Field Book), Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface area and volume of spheres. 

    • STATISTICS

    Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation frequency polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts etc. Measures of central tendency. 



    Subjects


    • For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:
      • English
      • General Knowledge
      • Elementary Mathematics
    • For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:
      • English
      • General Knowledge 

    CDS - II 2020 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date 15/10/2020

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    CDS - II 2020 Exam Day Instructions


    Offline Dates

    • 08/11/2020

    Examination Day Instructions

    Special Instructions to Candidates for objective type tests 

    • Articles permitted inside Examination Hall 

     Clip board or hard board (on which nothing is written) a good quality Black Ball Pen for marking responses on the Answer Sheet. Answer Sheet and sheet for rough work will be supplied by the invigilator. 

    • Articles not permitted inside Examination Hall 

    Do not bring into the Examination Hall any article other than those specified above e.g. books, notes, loose sheets, electronic or any other type of calculators, mathematical and drawing instruments, Log Tables, stencils of maps, slide rules, Test Booklets and rough sheets pertaining to earlier session(s) etc.

    Mobiles, phones, Bluetooth, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations. 

    Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones / Bluetooth / pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for safekeeping cannot be assured. Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable / costly items to the Examination Halls, as safe keeping of the same cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard. 

    • Conduct in Examination Hall 

    No candidate should misbehave in any manner or create disorderly scene in the Examination Hall or harass the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of the examination. Any such misconduct will be severely penalised. 

    • Unfair means strictly prohibited 

    No candidate shall copy from the papers of any other candidate nor permit his papers to be copied nor give nor attempt to give nor obtain nor attempt to obtain irregular assistance of any description. 

    • Answer Sheet particulars 

    Write with Black ball pen your Centre and subject followed by test booklet series (in bracket), subject code and roll number at the appropriate space provided on the answer sheet at the top. Also encode your booklet series (A, B, C, or D as the case may be), subject code and roll number in the circles provided for the purpose in the answer sheet. The guidelines for writing the above particulars and for encoding the above particulars are given in Annexure. In case the booklet series is not printed on the test booklet or answer sheet is un-numbered, please report immediately to the invigilator and get the test booklet/answer sheet replaced. 

    Candidates should note that any omission/mistakes/discrepancy in encoding/filling of details in the OMR answer sheet, especially with regard to Roll Number and Test Booklet Series Code, will render the answer sheet liable for rejection.

    Immediately after commencement of the examination please check that the test booklet supplied to you does not have any unprinted or torn or missing pages or items etc., if so, get it replaced by a complete test booklet of the same series and subject. 

    Do not write your name or anything other than the specific items of information asked for, on the answer sheet / test booklet / sheet for rough work. 

    Do not fold or mutilate or damage or put any extraneous marking in the Answer Sheet. Do not write anything on the reverse of the answer sheet. 

    Since the answer sheets will be evaluated on computerised machines, candidates should exercise due care in handling and filling up the answer sheets. They should use black ball pen only to darken the circles. For writing in boxes, they should use black ball pen. Since the entries made by the candidates by darkening the circles will be taken into account while evaluating the answer sheets on computerised machines, they should make these entries very carefully and accurately.

    Examination Day Dress Code

     No paper Admit Card will be issued for the Examination by the Commission

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    The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available on the UPSC website (www.upsc.gov.in) for downloading by candidates. No eAdmit Card will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide valid & active e-mail i.d. while filling up online application form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them. 

    If a candidate does not receive his / her e-Admit Card or any other communication regarding his / her candidature for the examination three weeks before the commencement of the examination, he / she should at once contact the Commission. Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter located in the Commission's Office either in person or over phone Nos. 011-23381125 / 011-23385271 / 011- 23098543. In case no communication is received in the Commission's Office from the candidate regarding non-receipt of his / her e-Admit Card at least 3 weeks before the examination, he / she himself / herself will be solely responsible for non-receipt of his / her e-Admit Card. 

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    CDS - II 2020 Results

    Result Declaration16/12/2020

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    ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE RESULTS OF THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION, INTERVIEW OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES, ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINAL RESULTS AND ADMISSION TO THE TRAINING COURSES OF THE FINALLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES. 


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