Combined Defence Services Examination II – CDS Exam II 2017 Instructions

CDS 2 2017 Exam Instructions

For candidates joining the Air Force Academy :

    1. There are three modes of entry into F(P) Course viz. CDSE / NCC / Airmen. Candidates who apply for Air Force through more than one source will be tested / Interviewed at Air Force Selection Boards only once for Air Force as well as other arms of services. Common candidate who fail in Computer Pilot Selection system ( CPSS ) / PAB test as an NCC or Airman candidate will be called again for OLQ testing for Army / Navy / OTA only, if it is found that he has applied through CDS Exam also.
    1. Detailing for Training : Candidates recommended by the AFSBs and found medically fit by appropriate medical establishment are detailed for training strictly on the basis of merit and availability of vacancies. Separate merit list are prepared for Direct entry candidates through UPSC and for NCC candidates. The merit list for Direct Entry Flying ( pilot ) candidates is based on the combined marks secured by the candidates in the tests conducted by the UPSC and at the Air Force Selection Boards. The merit list for NCC candidates is prepared on the basis of marks secured by them at AFSBs.
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  1. Training : The approximate duration of training for Flying Branch ( Pilots ) at the Air Force Academy will be 74 weeks.

    Insurance cover during Flying Training – ( Rates are under revision ) : Air Force Group Insurance Society would payRupee1,00,000/- for a monthly contribution ofRupee800/- pm. as ex-gratia award to the next-of-kin of a flight cadet drawn from Civil life and undergoing flying training in an unfortunate eventuality. In case, flight cadet undergoing flying training is medically invalidated boarded out, he would be paidRupee20,000/- as ex gratia award for 100% disability and this reduces proportionately upto 20%.Cadets are authorised fixed stipend amounting toRupee21000/- per month (Rupee15600/- pay in the pay band andRupee5400/- as grade pay ) during training. “On successful completion of training the stipend admitted will be converted as pay for all purposes. However, the period of training shall not be treated as commissioned service.”

    Once flight cadets are granted pay and allowances by government, the death cover would be Rupee50,000/- and the disability cover would beRupee25,000/- for 100% disability. This cover would be provided by AFGIS on payment of monthly non-refundable contribution ofRupee76/- by each flight cadet undergoing flying training for which membership would be compulsory.

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Conditions governing Financial Assistance :

  1. 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 Air Force Academy are not likely to exceedRupee14,000 ( under revision ) per mensem. If a cadet’s parent or guardian is unable to meet wholly / partly even this expenditure, financial assistance may be granted by the Government. No cadet whose parent or guardian has an income ofRupee750/- or above per month would be eligible for the grant of the financial assistance. 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 Air Force Academy, submit an application through the District Magistrate of his district who will, with his recommendations, forward the application to the Commandant, Pre Flying Training Courses, Begumpet.
  2. Candidates finally selected for training at the Air Force Academy will be required to deposit the following amount ( under revision ) with the Commandant on arrival.
    Pocket allowance for six months @ Rupee140/- per monthRupee840/-
    For item of clothing and equipment Rupee1500/-

    Out of the amount mentioned above the following amount is refundable to the cadets in the event of financial assistance being sanctioned.Pocket allowance for the six months @ Rupee140/- per month : Rupee840/-.

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Combined Defence Services Examination II – CDS Exam II 2017 Instructions


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16 Responses to “Combined Defence Services Examination II – CDS Exam II 2017 Instructions”

  1. ajinkya July 12, 2012 at 10:49 am # Reply

    me at final year 7th sem
    i want to knw dat nw m eligible for cds exam or next year?

  2. rahul kumar July 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm # Reply

    sir, i am studing in bsc final year
    i want to know that now i am eligible for cds exam or next year?

  3. santanu paul July 30, 2012 at 7:27 pm # Reply

    now i am student of M.B.A, I completed my graduation B.Sc in chemistry.
    can i apply for CDS exam.please suggest me in which post i can apply,

    Thanking you

  4. ravi August 11, 2012 at 3:27 pm # Reply

    sir i m in BE final year 8th sem
    i m eligible or not for csd 2 exam held at 16-09-2012

  5. chirag June 2, 2013 at 12:59 pm # Reply

    iam in 7th sem is iam elgible for cds II 2013…plz reply

    • nisha June 3, 2013 at 9:52 am # Reply


      Yes, you can apply for CDS Exam II 2013.

  6. Ramya Krishna September 2, 2015 at 8:39 am # Reply

    Sir, I’m studying in final year….ive applied for cd’s 2 2015 exam….but the question is am i eligible…because my weight is 80 kgs(21 yrs).

  7. rahul September 18, 2015 at 7:25 pm # Reply

    is more than 60% marks compulsory for cds in class 12th?

  8. Radhey shyam September 18, 2015 at 7:33 pm # Reply

    am i eligible for cds2 2015 as i m studying in 7th sem

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