UPSC CDS Exam (II) 2022 Notification Out – The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued the notification for the Combined Defence Services Examination (II) 2022. The detailed Notification PDF has been released on 18th May 2022 on the official website. The online application process for UPSC CDS Exam (II) 2022 exam has been started on 18th May 2022 and the last date to apply online is 07-06-2022.

UPSC CDS Exam Notification Released
Last Date- 07-06-2022

The UPSC CDS Examination is conducted twice a year. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB). Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. UPSC CDS Exam (II) 2022 will be held on 04th September 2022. So, candidates planning to take the exam should fill out the application form before the last date and start preparing for the exam according to the exam pattern and syllabus.

UPSC CDS Exam 2022 – Quick Overview

Union Public Service Commission
Post Name
Exam Mode
Age Limit
20 – 24 years (Air Force Academy)
Application Mode
Examination Scheme
2 Stages
Job Location
Across India

UPSC CDS Exam (II) Pattern 2022

After knowing the exam date you all might be thinking about the eligibility criteria for this exam. You might be wondering what would be the age limit for appearing in this paper? What is the required qualification? Aspiring candidates who are going to apply for UPSC CDS 2022 can check the detailed eligibility criteria here.

Stage-I: Written Exam

The subjects of the written examination, the maximum marks allotted to each subject/ paper, and the time allowed shall be as follows:-

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

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 hours100
General Knowledge2 hours100
Elementary Mathematics2 hours100
Total06 hours300

For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:-

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 hours100
General Knowledge2 hours100
Total04 hours200

The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.

Stage-II: Intelligence & Personality Test

The SSB procedure consists of a two-stage Selection process – stage I and stage II. Only those candidates who clear stage I are permitted to appear for stage II. The details are:-

(a) Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on the combination of performance in the OIR Test and PP&DT.

(b) Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests, and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days.

The personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessors viz. The Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO), and the Psychologist. There is no separate weightage for each test. The marks are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in all the tests. In addition, marks for Conference are also allotted based on the initial performance of the Candidate in the three techniques and the decision of the Board. All these have equal weightage.

The various tests of IO, GTO, and Psych are designed to bring out the presence/ absence of Officer Like Qualities and their trainability in a candidate. Accordingly, candidates are Recommended or Not Recommended at the SSB.

UPSC CDS Exam 2022 Eligibility

After knowing the exam date you all might be thinking about the eligibility criteria for this exam. You might be wondering what would be the age limit for appearing in this paper? What is the required qualification? Aspiring candidates who are going to apply for UPSC CDS Exam 2022 can check the detailed eligibility criteria here.

Candidates who wish to apply for UPSC CDS Examination should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria. 12th pass candidates can apply for this exam. Candidates who are appearing in the 12th Class under the 10+2 pattern of School Education or equivalent examination can also apply for this examination.

UPSC CDS Syllabus 2022

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. Here we have mentioned the detailed CDS Exam syllabus:-

UPSC CDS Exam Syllabus
English (Code No. 01)The question paper will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.
General Knowledge (Code No. 02)General Knowledge includes 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 the History of India and the Geography of nature which candidates should be able to answer without special study
Elementary Mathematics (Code No. 03)
  • Arithmetic:-
    i) Number System- Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations, addition, subtraction, 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.
    ii) 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, the 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:-
    i) Sine x, cosine x, Tangent x when 0° <x<90° Values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90° Simple trigonometric identities.
    ii) Use of trigonometric tables.
    iii) 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) The 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.

UPSC CDS Admit Card 202

Appearing candidates can download the admit card for the UPSC CDS Exam 2022 through the UPSC Admit Cards Page by entering their registration id/ roll number and date of birth. The commission will release admit cards for the exam in mid-January.

It is important to note that candidates need to carry their admit cards along with them to the exam centre. No hard copy of admit cards will be issued to any candidate. Stay tuned to our portal to download UPSC CDS Exam 2022 Hall Ticket as soon as it is out.

UPSC CDS Exam 2022 Result

The result of the UPSC CDS Exam will be released after the completion of each stage. Candidates can check the result in the file uploaded by the Commission with their respective roll numbers.  Must visit UPSC Results Page to check UPSC CDS Result. We suggest you keep following our Sarkari Exam page for the latest exam notification. We wish you all the best for your exam!

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Posted on August 6, 2020 by vandana doll