Combined Defence Services Examination II – CDS Exam II 2017 Terms and Conditions

CDS 2 Exam 2017 Terms and Conditions Service

    1. Period of probation : An officer will be on probation for a period of 6 months from the date he / she receives his / her Commission. If he / she is reported on within the probationary period as unsuitable to retain his / her commission, he / she may be terminated any time whether before or after the expiry of the probationary period. Candidate withdrawn from Officers’ Training Academy on disciplinary grounds are not eligible to apply.
    2. Posting : Personnel granted Short Service Commission are liable to serve anywhere in India and abroad on selected appointments as decided by IHQ MOD ( Army ) from time to time.
    3. Tenure of Appointment : Short Service Commission to Officers ( Male and Female ) in the regular Army will be granted for 14 years i.e. for an initial period of 10 years extendable by a further period of 04 years. Male officers who are willing to continue to serve in the Army after the expiry of period of ten years Short Service Commission may, if eligible and suitable in all respects, be considered for the grant of Permanent Commission in the 10th year of their Short Service Commission in accordance with the relevant rules. Those SSC officers who are not selected for grant of PC but are otherwise considered fit and suitable, will be given options to continue as SSCOs for a total period of 14 years ( including the initial tenure of 10 years ) on expiry of which they will be released from the Army. Women officers are not eligible for permanent commission. However, they can opt for extention of upto 14 years of service.
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    1. Special Provision for Release for SSC on Completion of 5th Year of Service :SSC ( Non-Tech ) Male & Female Officers, other than those who undergone or are undergoing Degree Engineering Course or any other specialized course of such nature, who are desirous of leaving the service after completion of five years service may, during the fifth year of service, apply to the Army HQs for release. Army HQ will consider the applications of such officers on merits and the decision of the Army HQ will be final and irrevocable. On approval of such officers will be released from service on completion of 5th year of service. Those SSC ( Non-Tech ) Male & Female Officers who have undergone or are undergoing Degree Engineering Course or any other specialised course of such nature, will not be released before expiry of full tenure of 14 years unless the cost of training of such specialized course as prescribed is recovered from them.They will be required to execute a bond to this effect on being nominated for undertaking Degree Engineering Course / Special Course of such nature.
    1. Special Provisions during Extended Tenure :During extended tenure, they will be permitted to seek release from the Army on the following grounds :
      1. Taking up civil job.
      2. Pursuing higher education.
      3. Starting own business / joining family business.
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    1. Substantive Promotion :SSCOs and male and female granted Short Service Commission under these rules will be eligible for substantive promotion as under :
      1. To the rank of Capt – on completion of 2 years reckonable commissioned service.
      2. To the rank of Major – on completion of 6 years reckonable commissioned service.
      3. To the rank of Lt Col – on completion of 13 years reckonable commissioned service.
    2. Mandatory Conditions : Mandatory conditions for grant of above substantive ranks laid down for Permanent Commissioned officers as well as the eligibility, time limit and penalties for promotion exam Part B and D as applicable to permanent commission officers also be similarly applicable to SSCOs male and Female.
    3. Adjustment of Seniority :To make adjustment for shorter training of SSC male and female vis-a-vis PC officers, the seniority of SSC male and female officers will be depressed by the period corresponding to the difference in training period between the SSC course under consideration and the training period of its equivalent PC Course.This adjustment of seniority will be carried out at the time of grant of first substantive rank of Captain. The revised seniority will have no effect on the pay and allowances granted in the rank of Capt., Major and Lt. Col.
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  1. Reckonable Commissioned Service :

    Subject to provisions of Para 10 (h) above, reckonable commissioned service for the purpose of these orders will count from the date of grant of Short Service Commission to an officer. The period of service forfeited by sentence of Court Martial or by summary award under the Army Act and the period of absence without leave will not be reckonable.The period during which furlough rates of pay are drawn and the period of captivity at POWs rates of pay, will be reckonable. The period of service for promotion lost by an officer in consequence of her having been granted leave without pay will also be reckonable.

    Such an officer will, however, become entitled to the pay and allowances of the higher substantive rank granted by the inclusion of this period only from the date on which she would have qualified by service if this period had not been so reckoned and not with effect from the date of grant of substantive rank.

  2. Leave : For leave, these officers will be governed by rules applicable to Short Service Commission Officers as given in Chapter IV of the leave Rules for the Service Vol. 1 – Army. They will also be entitled to leave on passing out of the Officers’ Training Academy and before assumption of duties under the provision of the Rule 69 ibid. SSC women Officers will also be eligible for Maternity Leave as per SAL I/S/92 – S.
  3. Termination of Commission :An officer granted Short Service Commission will be liable for five years but his / her Commission may be terminated at any time by the Government of India.
      1. For misconduct or if services are found to be unsatisfactory; or
      2. On account of medical unfitness; or
      3. If his / her services are no longer required; or
      4. If he / she fails to qualify in any prescribed test or course.

    An officer may on giving 3 months notice be permitted to resign his / her commission on compassionate grounds of which the Government of India will be the sole judge. An officer who is permitted to resign his / her commission on compassionate grounds will not be eligible for terminal gratuity.

  4. Terminal Gratuity : SSCO recruited from civil side are entitled to terminal gratuity @ 1/2 month’s emoluments for each completed six monthly period of service.
  5. Reserve Liability : On being released on the expiry of five years Short Service Commission or extension thereof they will carry a reserve liability for a period of five years or upto the age of 40 years whichever is earlier.
  6. Miscellaneous : All other terms and conditions of service where not at variance with the above provisions will be the same as for regular officers.

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Combined Defence Services Examination II – CDS Exam II 2017 Terms and Conditions


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56 Responses to “Combined Defence Services Examination II – CDS Exam II 2017 Terms and Conditions”

  1. rishabh January 21, 2012 at 5:12 pm # Reply

    sir, i am appearing in cds 2012 exam in & my prefrences are IMA, NA, OTA & there are 3 exams eng , gk,maths & this maths is not for OTA
    so i would like to know that i have to appear in maths exam or it is not for me because my third pref. is OTA.
    please guide me sir/ma’am

  2. rishabh January 21, 2012 at 5:15 pm # Reply


  3. rama krishna January 30, 2012 at 5:56 pm # Reply

    i want to write the exam this year, please any one me out how can i apply now…

    • UpscExam January 31, 2012 at 9:27 am # Reply


      Important dates for CDS Exam 2012 are given below :

      Application issuing date for CDS Exam 2012 : 02.06.2012

      Last date for submission of CDS Exam 2012 : 02.07.2012

      Exam date for CDS Exam 2012 : 16.09.2012

      For applying Online CDS Exam 2012, visit the UPSC official website :


  4. shubham February 8, 2012 at 9:02 pm # Reply

    can we apply for cds with civil engineering degree

  5. punit sharma February 9, 2012 at 7:53 am # Reply

    shubham :can we apply for cds with civil engineering degree

    what are the minimum qulafication for this exam?
    what are the physical terms and conditions required for this exam??

  6. punit sharma February 9, 2012 at 7:54 am # Reply

    what are the minimum qulafication for this exam?
    what are the physical terms and conditions required for this exam??

  7. ruchika February 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm # Reply

    what are the minimum qulafication for this exam?
    what are the physical terms and conditions required for this exam??

  8. sandeep mali February 27, 2012 at 8:28 pm # Reply

    i am already given the cds exam 1 and fail this exam,please tell me when i will be eligible for cds exam 2

    • UpscExam February 28, 2012 at 10:46 am # Reply


      The next CDS Exam II 2012 will be on :

      Application issue date for CDS Exam II 2012 : 02.06.2012

      Last date for submission of CDS Exam II 2012 : 02.07.2012

      Exam date for CDS Exam II 2012 : 16.09.2012

  9. ankit narang February 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm # Reply

    respected sir, please tell me can anyone apply for cdse if he have a bachlor degree in distance education

    • UpscExam February 29, 2012 at 9:57 am # Reply


      If you are in the B.C.A. 2nd year, you are not able to apply Combined Defence Service CDS Exam. In the third year of your graduation, you can apply.

  10. shashi March 3, 2012 at 10:13 pm # Reply

    My query is sir that if i fails in cds 1 .so can i appy for cds 2

    • UpscExam March 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm # Reply


      Yes you can apply.

  11. himanshu goyal March 11, 2012 at 12:04 pm # Reply

    i m pursuing in mca 2nd sem. n i have done bca with 59% can i apply cds exam if yes then in which field can i apply or i m eligible for which field….

  12. sanya April 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm # Reply

    wen is CDS exam is coming

    • UpscExam April 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm # Reply


      Please note down the important dates for CDS Exam :

      Application issue date for CDS Exam II 2012 : 02.06.2012

      Last date for submission of CDS Exam II 2012 application : 02.07.2012

      Exam date for CDS Exam II 2012 : 16.09.2012.

  13. Gaurav April 24, 2012 at 7:47 am # Reply

    hi! sir,
    i`ve attained exams of B.Sc. final,
    my 01-08-1994.Am i eligible for CDSE now?
    Best Regards :

  14. Sachin kumar pal May 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm # Reply

    when is CDSE II 2012 exam??? am in fianl year of BE.. how to apply???

  15. santosh May 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm # Reply

    there have age relaxation for sc

  16. Sunil Kumar Dogra May 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm # Reply

    Hi Sir,
    I am sunil Dogra from Hamirpur (H.P) My Date of Birth is 5th july 1981. So please know me I am Eligible or Not.

    Best Regards :
    Sunil Kumar Dogra

  17. Narendra May 28, 2012 at 8:19 am # Reply

    sir i had appeared in bcom final year and i want to know how can i appear in the exam and i havnt appear in the 1st exam can i appear in the next.

  18. Narendra May 30, 2012 at 7:43 pm # Reply

    Where I can apply where I can download or purchase the form.

    • UpscExam May 31, 2012 at 12:16 pm # Reply


      The notification for CDS Exam II 2012 is not yet issued, Please wait and the CDS Exam application issues from 02.06.2012.

  19. roshan varkhede June 6, 2012 at 6:32 pm # Reply

    i am studying in first year degree course DOB 8 jun 1991,
    when i will be eligible for cds exam

  20. shailendra pandey June 16, 2012 at 5:49 pm # Reply

    i m a final year pass first class in tybcom can i eligible for upsc exam pls give me guidance

  21. Dheerja virmani June 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm # Reply

    hello sir

    i am dheerja virmani and i passed my graduation in fashion technology may i apply for the cds exam pls tell me soon i will be very thankful to you.

  22. Narendra June 21, 2012 at 6:23 am # Reply

    i hav filled up the form n m just waiting for the admit n examination date now i wanna ask u that will i recv the admit by post or i hav to dwnld admit card n wat is the date of exm ??????

    • UpscExam June 21, 2012 at 10:32 am # Reply


      You will receive Admit Card from UPSC Commission by post. Also visit for downloading the Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the exam :

      Please carry one photo & ID proof with you for appearing in the exam for verification.

      The CDS Exam II 2012 Date is 16.09.2012.

  23. ritika jaswani June 25, 2012 at 3:10 pm # Reply

    can i apply for cds wid bds degree?

  24. rohit chahal June 28, 2012 at 7:05 am # Reply

    does those candidates who have ncc c older certificate for3 yrs can apply for special scheme

  25. Narendra July 7, 2012 at 5:45 pm # Reply

    how can i get prepared for cds written exam ? plz give me advice

  26. vidya August 9, 2012 at 6:17 pm # Reply

    I am vidya nand thakur now I am a student of bacheler in hotel management from distance learning of punjab technical university jalandhar in second sem, can I appear in cds exam in final year. please tell me about this so that i can prepare the cds exam.

  27. chandrakant ingole August 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm # Reply

    i want to books names to study for CDSE

  28. man mohan singh September 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm # Reply

    please tell me about the enrollment number of the cds -2 exam as i had not received it till now…
    to whom i have to contact to get my enrollment number…

  29. koradia vickykumar September 14, 2012 at 7:50 pm # Reply


    is their any negative marking???

  30. Tasaduk Hussain Dar December 17, 2012 at 9:09 am # Reply

    Hi sir, is MBA degree is eligible for CDS examination

  31. Tony marks December 29, 2012 at 12:51 pm # Reply

    Sir I am in 4th year of e&c with 50% aggregate….I hav 81% in 10th and 77% in 12th…my d.o.b is 01-10-1990….can I join airforce with this can I apply for that

  32. debasish July 19, 2014 at 2:08 pm # Reply

    sir can i apply for both IMA N OTA together

  33. pulkit gaur July 5, 2015 at 7:44 am # Reply

    I am,pulkit gaur and my date of birth is 1st July 1992,studying for CDS II 2015.
    am I eligible to fill up the form.
    please coperate

  34. anant kumar singh July 23, 2015 at 8:58 am # Reply

    sir i m complited B.Tech in 2015 & i want to become a CDS officer but my right hand facture in 2005, i am elligible for CDS exam?

  35. rupal September 22, 2015 at 2:50 pm # Reply

    good afternoon sir.
    i am having NCC C certificate
    with A grdae
    is there any need to clear a wriiten exam of CDS
    or i have to face direct interview.?

    • banu September 22, 2015 at 3:25 pm # Reply

      Hi Rupal,

      All eligibility candidates must write exam of CDS.

  36. anand singh July 30, 2016 at 11:38 pm # Reply

    I had submitted my form for ima.and ota … So did I have to give the exam of maths also….it is compulsory or not.’?

  37. mohit baloni January 9, 2017 at 6:46 pm # Reply

    I’m in first year of bsc
    I’m eligible or not?
    Is graduation degree much important??
    And how much percentage is required in graduation?

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