UPSC CDS Exam II 2023: 349 Vacancies for IMA, INA, AFA, and OTA

The UPSC Combined Defence Service (CDS) Exam II 2023 Notification has been released on the official website at It announces 349 vacancies in the IMA, INA, AFA, and OTA. Interested candidates can apply online starting from May 17, 2023, and the last date for application submission is June 6, 2023.

Important Dates

Notification ReleaseMay 17, 2023
Online Application BeginsMay 17, 2023
Application closes onJune 6, 2023
CDS Exam DateSeptember 3, 2023

Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fees
Female/SC/ST candidatesNil
Other candidatesRs. 200/-
Candidates can make the payment online through Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, or E Challan mode.

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

  • I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai: Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
  • Indian Naval Academy: Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
  • Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Age Limits

  • Minimum Age: 20 years
  • Maximum Age: 24 years
  • Note: The upper age limit is relaxable up to 26 years for candidates holding a valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India).

Vacancy Details

A total of 349 vacancies are available for this position, including the following roles:

Posts NameTotal Posts
Indian Military Academy (Army Wing)100
Indian Naval Academy (Naval Wing)32
Air Force Academy32
Officers’ Training Academy (Men)169
Officers’ Training Academy (Women)16
Grand Total Posts349

For more details, please refer to the official notification.

We encourage all interested candidates to apply before the deadline and wish you the best of luck. Get free employment news.

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