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CDS (2) 2020: Notification Out

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21 August, 2020

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The UPSC has released the much awaited notification of CDS (2) 2020. Defence aspirants who want to become Officers in Indian Army, Air Force, Indian Navy, CDS (2) is a golden opportunity. In this article, we have discussed all the relevant details related to CDS (2) 2020 including eligibility criteria, vacancy, important dates, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.. If you want to crack CDS (2) 2020 in your first attempt join our MASTER BATCH  at Safalta.

What is CDS Exam: The Combined Defence Services Examination, commonly known as CDS is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice in a year. Candidates who get selected in a written exam followed by an interview round are recruited into the Indian Military Academy, Indian Air Force Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Officers’ Training Academy. The exam is held twice a year, usually in the month of February and September.

 CDS (2) 2020: Important Dates

CDS (2) 2020 Notification 

5th August 2020

CDS (2) 2020 Application last date

25th August 2020

CDS (2) 2020 Admit Card

October 2020

CDS (2) 2020 Exam Date

8th November 2020

 

CDS (2) 2020: Age Limit

 

Academy

Age

Born Between

Indian Military Academy

19-24

02 Jul 1997 to 01 Jul 2002

Indian Air Force Academy

20-24

02 Jul 1997 to 01 Jul 2001

Indian Naval Academy

19-24

02 Jul 1997 to 01 Jul 2002

Officers’ Training Academy (Men)

19-25

02 Jul 1997 to 01 Jul 2002

Officers’ Training Academy (Women)

19-25

02 Jul 1997 to 01 Jul 2002

 

CDS (2) 2020: Educational Qualification

 

Academy

Educational Qualification

Indian Military Academy

Graduation Degree

Indian Air Force Academy

Graduation Degree, B.E./B. Tech.

Indian Naval Academy

B.E./B. Tech.

Officers’ Training Academy (Men/Women)

Graduation Degree

 

 CDS (2) 2020: Exam Pattern

 The UPSC CDS recruitment process involves two stages. First is Written exam and second is SSB interview. Candidates have to qualify each stage to qualify for the final merit list. The detailed exam pattern is given below: 

Written Exam Pattern

Subject

No. Of Ques

Marks

Time 

General Knowledge

120

100

120 min

English Language

120

100

120 min

Elementary Mathematics

100

100

120 min

 
  • Candidates appearing for OTA need not to attempt the Mathematics paper.

  • All papers will be objective type.

  • There is a 1/3rd negative marking for each wrong answer.

  • General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics paper will be bilingual.

Interview Exam Pattern

 CDS (2) 2020 interviews are popularly known as SSB interviews. After the declaration of written exam results according to given preference and qualification candidates are called for 5 days SSB interviews. SSB interviews involve 2 stage selection process

  • Stage I: Officers' Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests

  •  Stage II: Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests & Conference

   Both the stages are successive for selection of candidates. Candidates need to qualify both the stages. Candidates' performance in SSB Interview is accessed by three accessors:

  • Interviewing Officer (IO)

  • Group Testing Officer (GTO)

  • Psychologist

 CDS (2) 2020: Syllabus

English Language

General Knowledge

Elementary Mathematics

  • Unseen Passage

  • Spotting Errors 

  • Sentence Rearrangement 

  • Idioms & Phrases 

  • Ordering of Sentences

  • Fillers

  • Synonyms & Antonyms 

  • Parts of Speech 

  • Spelling Mistakes

  • Transformation of Sentences 

  • Reported Speech

  • Indian History and Geography 

  • General Science 

  • Social Studies 

  • History 

  • Geography 

  • Current Events & Affairs

  • Arithmetic

  • Algebra

  • Trigonometry

  • Geometry

  • Statistics








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