Combined Defence Services Examination II – CDS Exam II 2017 Pay Scale

Combined Defence Services Examination II – CDS Exam II 2017 Pay Scale

UPSC CDS Exam 2 2017 Pay Scale

  1. Pay Scale of Army Officers and equivalent ranks in Air Force and Navy
    (i) Pay
    (a) RankPay Band ( Rupee )
    Lt. to Major 15,600-39,100 ( PB-3 )
    Lt. Col. to Maj Gen.37,400-67,000 ( PB-4 )
    Lt. Gen. HAG Scale67,000/- ( annual increment @ 3% ) - 79.000
    HAG Scale* (* Admissible to 1/3rd of total strength of Lt. Gens)75,500/- ( annual increment @ 3% ) - 80,000
    VCO / AS / Army Cdr / Lt Gen ( NFSG )80,000/- ( Fixed )
    COAS90,000/- ( Fixed )
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  2. In addition to pay, Grade pay will also be given as under :
    Lt.Rupee 5400/-
    CaptRupee 6100/-
    MajRupee 6600/-
    Lt. ColRupee 8000/-
    Col.Rupee 8700/-
    Brig.Rupee 8900/-
    Maj. Gen.Rupee 10000/-

    Due to restructuring of the officer’s cadre on recommendations of AVS committee, promotion period has been reduced and Time Scale promotion has been increased upto the rank of Col ( equivalent ) and rank of Lt Col ( TS ) has been abolished. Col ( TS ) ( equivalent ) is entitled to Grade pay of Rupee8700/- P.M.CDS Question Bank CD + Solved Question Paper Book

  3. A Fixed sum of Rupee6000/- PM is also payable as Military Service Pay ( MSP ) to the officers from the rank Lt. to Brig.
  4. Stipend during training at Service Academies : Fixed Stipend Rupee21,000/- per month ( Rupee15,600/- as pay in Pay Band plus Grade Pay of Rupee5,400/- ) for the entire duration of training.
  • Qualification Pay and Grant.
    Officers possessing certain prescribed qualifications are entitled to lumpsum Qualification Grant of Rupee6,000/-, 9000/-, 15000/- or 20,000/- based on the qualification held by them.The Army Aviators ( Pilots ) serving in Army Aviation Corps are entitled to the Qualification Pay, based on the Qualification held by them as under :

    1. Master Aviation Instructor Rupee500/- p.m.
    2. Senior Aviation Instructor Class I – Rupee400/- p.m.
    3. Senior Aviation Instructor Class II – Rupee280/- p.m.
    4. Aviators holding Master Green Card – Rupee400/- p.m.
    5. Aviators holding Green Card – Rupee280/- p.m.
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The Army Aviators ( Pilots ) serving in the Army Aviation Corps are entitled to flying allowance as under :

  1. Brig. and above Rupee10,500/-
  2. Maj to Col Rupee14,000/-
  3. Capt and Equivalent Rupee11,000/-
  4. Lt and Equivalent Rupee9,000/-

Other Allowances :

  1. Dearness Allowances are admissible at the same rates and under the same conditions as are applicable to the Civilian Gazetted Officers from time to time.
  2. A kit maintenance allowance of Rupee400/- p.m.
  3. Depending upon rank and area of posting, Officers posted to Field Areas will be eligible for compensatory Highly active Field Area Allowance at the rate of Rupee6,780/- to Rupee8,400/- p.m., Compensatory Field Area Allowance at the rate of Rupee4,200/- to Rupee5,200/- p.m. and Compensatory Modified Field Area Allowance at the rate of Rupee1,600/- to Rupee2,000/- p.m.
  4. In addition to the Compensatory Field Area Allowance, officers posted to areas situated at a height of 9,000 ft and above are entitled for High Altitude Allowance in the range of Rupee1,060 p.m. to Rupee11,200 pm depending upon rank of the officer and place of posting.
  5. Siachen Allowance at the rate of Rupee14,000/- per month will be admissible in addition to Compensatory Field Area Allowance to officers of all ranks. This allowance is, however, not admissible in conjunction with High Altitude / Uncongenial climate allowance.
  6. Uniform allowance : Initial allowance for a one time kit @ Rupee14,000/- and Rupee3,000/- for every three years.
  7. Free rations are provided to all officers.
  8. Transport allowance : Transport allowance @ Rupee3,200/- + DA thereon p.m. in A-1/A class cities and Rupee1,600/- + DA thereon p.m. at other places shall be admissible to officers.
  9. Children Education Allowance.
  10. In the case of allowances specific to Defence Forces, the rates of these allowances have been further enhanced by 50% as Dearness Allowance has gone up by 100%.
  11. State Govt. of Sikkim has approved a cash incentive of Rupee1.5 lac ( Rupees One lakh fifty thousand only ) to successful candidates of Sikkim for all Officers entry scheme.

(A) For candidates joining the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun :

  1. Before the candidate joins the Indian Military Academy.
    1. He will be required to sign a certificate to the effect that he fully understands that he or his legal heirs shall not be entitled to claim any compensation or other relief from the Government in respect of any injury which he may sustain. In the course of or as a result of the training or where bodily infirmity or death results in the course of or as a result of a surgical operation performed upon or anaesthesia administrated to him for the treatment of any injury received as aforesaid or otherwise.
    2. His parent or guardian will be required to sign a bond to the effect that if for any reason considered within his control, the candidate wishes to withdraw before the completion of the course or fails to accept a commission if offered; he will be liable to refund the whole or such portion of the cost of tuition, food, clothing and pay & allowances, received as may be decided upon by Government.
  2. Candidates finally selected will undergo a course of training for about 18 months. Candidates will be enrolled under the Army Act as gentlemen cadets. Gentlemen cadets will be dealt with the ordinary disciplinary purposes under the rules and regulations of the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.
  3. While, the cost of training including accommodations, books, uniforms, boarding and medical treatment will be borne by Government, candidates will be expected to meet their pocket expenses themselves. The minimum expenses at the Indian Military Academy are not likely to exceed Rupee200.00 per month. If a cadet’s parent or guardian is unable to meet wholly or partly even this expenditure financial assistance may be granted by the Government. Gentlemen / Lady Cadets undergoing training at Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy and corresponding training establishments in Navy and Air Force, in whose cases the income of Parents / guardians does not exceed Rupee1500/- ( under revision ) per month are eligible for financial assistance. In case of parents / guardians whose income exceeds Rupee1500/- ( under revision ) per month but does not exceed Rupee2000/- ( under revision ) per month, the same financial assistance will be given in respect of all the sons / wards if there are more than one son / ward simultaneously undergoing training in one or more than one of the above institutions irrespective of the fact whether the institutions are under the same service or not. The immovable property and other assets and income from all sources are also taken into account for determining the eligibility for financial assistance. The parent / guardian of a candidate desirous of having any financial assistance, should, immediately after his son / ward has been finally selected for training at the Indian Military Academy, submit an application through the District Magistrate of his District who will with his recommendation forward the application to the Commandant, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun.
  4. Candidate finally selected for training at the Indian Military Academy will be required to deposit the following amount with the Commandant on arrival :
    1. Pocket allowance for 5 months @ Rupee200.00 per month. : Rupee1000.00
    2. For item of clothing and equipment Rupee2750.00
    3. Total Rupee3750.00.

    Out of the amount mentioned above the following is refundable to the cadets in the event of financial assistance being sanctioned to them.

    Pocket allowance of five months @ Rupee200.00 per month : Rupee1000.00 month

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20 Responses to “Combined Defence Services Examination II – CDS Exam II 2017 Pay Scale”

  1. Mahendra Manwatkar April 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm # Reply

    My son recently appeared 10 th exam & wish to go to Indian Army in which school i should put him where the further prepration will b taken care please advise or suggest me the best school.

  2. nisha April 10, 2012 at 12:49 pm # Reply

    my date of birth is 17/06/1988. please tell me am i elegible for cdaII exam.

  3. neha May 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm # Reply

    what kind 0f scope do female candidates have in services regarding this exam… i know that they can only go for OTA exam but is the job gonna be convenient?

  4. venkat May 17, 2012 at 4:46 pm # Reply

    iam attempting for cds 2 in this year i have flat foot am i eligible to join in ima

  5. s.sid June 4, 2012 at 11:12 am # Reply


    Pls. visit the eligibility for CDS exam II 2012 . Do i appear for it.My date of

    Birth is 9/11/1987.In 12th i was from non science stream with 65% (Private

    – candidate) $ now i m in M .com final.


  6. suhas June 4, 2012 at 1:17 pm # Reply

    im final year mbbs student….i hav internship of 1 year & another 1 year of rural service…. can i apply for cds this year ??

  7. rejoice June 14, 2012 at 7:59 pm # Reply

    im an aircraft maintenance engineering student. can i apply for cds exam for entering into airforce.

  8. vishna June 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm # Reply

    hiii….i have backlogs in my engg history…m i eligible for cdse examination??

  9. Amit Dhankhar June 26, 2012 at 12:47 pm # Reply

    I am passed 12th from CBSE with 55%. I have done BHM&CT (Hotel Management) last year. My age 25 year 8 months as on 01.07.2012…. I want to join CDS……(Army)…….My Height is 172 cms. (5.8″).

  10. Anand June 28, 2012 at 11:05 pm # Reply

    HI, i am pursuing the graduation ( final Year) from Delhi university and my question is what option is batter for me in army, navy, air force and Officers’ Training Academy.

  11. MAYANK CHAUHAN July 4, 2012 at 3:17 pm # Reply

    sir,if a person clear the cds interview then at which time we submit original degree and if a person is appearing in 8th semester then he is eligible to give cds exam or not…

  12. Sayan Banerjee August 31, 2012 at 10:08 pm # Reply

    Respected Sir,

    I want to know when the next CDS exam will be held (Approximate date of advertisement and exam ) so that i can prepare myself accordingly.

    Thanking You,
    Sayan Banerjee

  13. pradeep September 30, 2012 at 5:34 pm # Reply

    i have completed B Sc in agri business management i want to join army guide me i m waiting

  14. DEEPAK SWARNKAR October 8, 2012 at 11:17 pm # Reply

    i have completed my graduation in 2012 & i am doing mba from hyderabad am i applicable to cds2 exam & what will be oppurtunity for it can you send me answer on m y gmail?

  15. utkarsh November 23, 2014 at 6:52 pm # Reply

    i am an electronics and communication engineer. please help me in filling preferences.

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