CDS 2 2022 Notification Out: Apply Online for CDS 2 2022 Exam from 18 May

By Vivek Chauhan|Updated : May 18th, 2022

CDS 2 2022 Notification PDF Released! UPSC has released the official notification for CDS 2 2022 on 18th May 2022, the exam will be conducted on 4th September 2022. Candidates who have been waiting for the CDS 2 notification 2022 can now check the important exam dates, steps to apply, application fee, selection process, eligibility, and other details of the Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) exam in this post. The online application of CDS 2 2022 will also started from today. We will share the PDF of the official notification & direct link to apply for CDS 2 Exam 2022 below.

As per the UPSC notification, male & female candidates who have completed their graduation or equivalent can apply for the CDS 2 2022 exam. In this article, we will also discuss the CDS 2 2022 eligibility criteria, nationality, age limit, educational qualification, marital status, physical standards, height and weight, visual standards, etc.

CDS 2 2022 Notification: Important Dates

CDS Exam is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for Selection in Indian Armed Forces namely the Indian Army, Indian Navy & Indian Air Force. Candidates can check the CDS official notification release date, last date to apply, exam date, etc in the following table. CDS 2 2022 exam is scheduled to be conducted on 4th September 2022.

Download CDS 2 2022 Official Notification



CDS 2 2022 Notification Release Date

18 May 2022

Start Date of CDS Online Registration

18th May 2022

Last Date of CDS Online Registration

7th June 2022

CDS Admit Card Release

Three weeks before the exam

CDS Exam Date 2022

4th September 2022

Note* The e-Admit Card for the CDS exam will be released 3 weeks before the commencement of the CDS 2 2022 examination. Candidates can download e-admit card from the official UPSC website (

CDS 2 2022 Vacancies

UPSC has released a total of 339 vacancies for Male and Females in the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Airforce, Naval Academy, Officers Training Academy (Men & Women) for CDS 1 2022. You can also check Number of Vacancies in CDS.


Number of Vacancies

Indian Military Academy (IMA)


Indian Naval Academy (INA)


Air Force Academy (AFA)


Officer Training Academy - Men (OTA)


Officer Training Academy - Women (OTA)




Steps to Apply Online for CDS 2 2022

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC-
  2. Read the instructions carefully and click Yes
  3. Fill Part 1 of the Online Application Form and Register yourself
  4. Upload Your Photo and Signature
  5. Submit the Fee (If applicable)

Check Now : Direct Link to Apply For CDS 2 2022 

CDS 2 2022 Application Fees

General and OBC category candidates have to submit the application fees of Rs. 200 while Women, SC, and ST candidates are exempted from fee payment. The application fee can be paid both online and offline mode. You can also check Eligibility criteria for CDS 2 2022.




Rs. 200/-

SC/ST/Sons of JCOs, NCOs, ORs


Age Criteria Eligibility CDS 2 2022

According to the official notification of UPSC CDS only unmarried male and female aspirants aged between 19-25 years are eligible to apply. Candidates must not be born earlier than 2nd July, 1998 and not later than 1st July, 2004 to be eligible for the CDS 2 2022 exam. 


Age Limit

Born Between

For IMA19 - 24Born Between 2nd July, 1999 to 1st July, 2004
For INA19 - 24Born Between 2nd July, 1999 to 1st July, 2004
For AFA20 - 24Born Between 2nd July, 1999 to 1st July, 2004
For OTA19 - 25Born Between 2nd July, 1998 to 1st July, 2004

CDS 2 2022 Exam Eligibility: Marital Status

  • Unmarried male & female candidates are eligible for the CDS 2 2022 examination
  • Candidates who are applying for the CDS 2 2022 exam should not marry until the completion of training in the academy. 

Physical Standards & Medical Standards for CDS 2 2022

Physical fitness is an important criterion for male & female candidates to apply for the CDS 2 2022 exam. Candidates must be physically fit according to the standards of CDS.

Minimum Height for CDS 2 2022 exam

  • According to the official notification, the minimum height for male candidates is 157 cms (The minimum height requirement for the
    Flying Branch is 163 cm). 
  • Certain exceptions are provided to the candidates in physical standards based on their region.

CDS 2 Selection Process 2022

CDS Exam is conducted by the UPSC and is considered one of the most challenging competitive exams in the country. Candidates have to clear multiple stages to assure their place in the IMA, AFA, INA & OTA. Following are the steps to clear the entire process of the CDS exam. You can also check CDS Selection process.

  1. Written Examination
  2. SSB Interview/ Personality Test
  3. Medical Test
  4. Merit List/ Final Selection

CDS 2 Exam Pattern 2022

There are three papers in the CDS exam which are conducted in three shifts. Two hours are given for each paper. In the following table we are sharing all the details. You can also check Check CDS Previous Years Cut off Marks.


Paper  1

Paper 2

Paper 3 



General Knowledge

Elementary Mathematics










2 hrs

2 hrs

2 hrs

Note: There will be a negative marking of 1/3 of the marks that are assigned to the question will be deducted for an incorrect response.

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