CDS Admit Card 2020 is released on January 9 by Union Public Service Commision (UPSC) at upsconline.nic.in. The direct link to download the admit card of CDS 2020 is available on this page. Candidates must enter their registration or roll number and date of birth to download and print their admit card. The last date to download CDS (I) 2020 admit card is February 2. Only those candidates who have successfully filled the application form are eligible to download the CDS 2020 admit card after its release. CDS e-admit card 2020 mention details of the candidates, CDS registration number, roll number, exam schedule and address of the exam centre. Read the complete article below to know how to download CDS admit card 2020 and more.
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CDS 2020 will be held twice by UPSC. CDS (I) will be held on February 02 and CDS (II) on November 08. CDS (II) 2020 notification will be released on August 05, 2020, in online mode. Combined Defense Services (CDS) exam is for recruitment of candidates as commissioned officers in the Indian Military Academy, Indian Air Force Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Officers Training Academy. Candidates who qualify CDS 2020 exam will be eligible to appear for SSB Interview.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Login credentials to download admit card
Registration/roll number and date of birth
Details mentioned on CDS 2020 e-admit card
Name, father’s name, roll number, application number, date and time of exam, reporting time, name and address of exam centre, exam day guidelines, etc.
Documents to carry to test centre
CDS admit card, 3 passport size photographs, any one valid photo ID proof in original like Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, etc.
Stages of CDS exam
Written examination, SSB interview and medical examination.
CDS Exam Dates
CDS (I): February 2, 2020CDS (II): November 08, 2020
UPSC contact details
Postal Address - Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069
Candidates can check the important dates of CDS 2020 in the table below:
CDS Admit card release date
January 9, 2020 (Released)
February 2, 2020
November 08, 2020
Candidates who have submitted the application form can download admit card of CDS 2020 from the official website. After reading all the instructions candidates need to fill their login id and password/date of birth in the required field. The steps to download CDS 2020 admit card are mentioned below.
Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC -upsconline.nic.in
Step 2: Click on ‘E-admit card for various Examinations of UPSC’
Step 3: Click on direct link for 'E-Admit card link' of CDS 2020 given on the page
Step 4: Read all the instructions carefully and click on ‘Yes’
Step 5: Enter your registration ID or Date of Birth (you can log in using either one) in the login window that appears
Step 6: Fill the captcha and hit on submit
Step 7: Your CDS 2020 admit card will appear on your screen
Step 8: Read all the details carefully
Step 9: Download admit card and check for discrepancies.
Candidates can download the CDS 2020 admit card with the help of the steps mentioned underneath with images.Step 1: Check for "Click here" download link as shown in the image below and click on the direct link given therein.
Step 2: After clicking the direct link of CDS admit card 2020, a login page will appear. Select either registration number or roll number to login.Step 3: To Download CDS 2020 admit card, click on the "By Registration ID" enter the registration ID along with the date of birth and the captcha code. OR click on "By Roll Number" enter the roll number, date of birth and enter the captcha code.
Step 4: After the admit card is downloaded, check the details and save it. Remember to take a print out and carry it to the exam hall while appearing for the exam.
Once candidates have finished downloading the admit card of CDS 2020, they must check all the details printed for any discrepancies. In case of any discrepancies, they must get them corrected by UPSC.
Details mentioned in the CDS Hall Ticket
CDS 2020 admit card will appear like the image given below
Candidates are required to carry the following documents along with their CDS admit card:
Passport size color photograph (same as the one used in CDS 2020 application form)
Valid photo ID like Aadhar, Voter ID, Passport, School Identity Card/ PAN Card/ Driving License/ Ration Card - this should be the one uploaded with the application form and in original
Black ballpoint pen to mark the answers on the OMR sheet. This is also written in the admit card.
Candidates need to check and verify all the details mentioned in their admit card of CDS 2020. The photograph and signature uploaded by the candidate during the application form should be clearly visible in the admit card.
In case there are any discrepancies in the CDS admit card, candidates must contact UPSC on the address mentioned below by sending an email with screenshot/photo of the discrepancies. Candidates whose photo is not clear in the e-Admit Card are advised to take send the following to the authorities at the address given beneath
Contact: Union Public Service Commission,Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi - 110069UPSC Helpline : 011-23098543 / 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098591Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only use the latest version of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Browser to download the admit card of CDS.
Mobile downloaded CDS 2020 admit card is not permissible.
If candidates are unable to download their admit card, they should clear the browser history and cookies.
In case of candidates being blocked dur to repetitive downloading, they should contact UPSC administrator immediately via email to email@example.com to get the unblocked.
Candidates should follow these instructions while appearing for the CDS 2020 exam:
Carry CDS admit card with valid photo ID proof.
Reach the exam centre at least an hour before the exam starts.
If possible, visit the exam centre before the exam day to have a proper idea of the route and traffic. This will help in planning the conveyance and transport on the exam day and will save time and last-minute rush.
Bring all the necessary items needed to be carried to the exam centre.
Don’t bring any prohibited items like Electronic gadgets/ devices, calculators, handbags, purses, costly/valuable items, any kind of paper, eatables/ snacks and tea/coffee/ cold drinks/ water (loose or packed), mobile phone/ earphone/ microphone/pager, camera, tape recorder and any metallic item to the exam centre.
Don’t indulge in any unfair means during the exam.
Keep the CDS 2020 admit card safe till the complete selection process is over.
The written examination of CDS 2020 will be conducted in exam centres across 41 cities in India. The exact address of the exam centre will be given in the admit card of CDS 2020. The exam will be held in the following cities.
Revise all the formulas of Mathematics
Don’t go for an entirely new topic, just revise the previous ones
Make sure you mark the answers on the OMR sheet in the right circle. If wrong marked, it will be understood as a wrong answer and you’ll get a penalty of the negative mark
Many people leave the answers to mark in end, avoid doing it.
If you get stuck in a question, don't waste your time on it and move ahead to the next question.
Read the long questions twice before approaching to answer them to avoid silly mistakes.
Just give your best before and don't worry about the result. Believe in yourself and you will surely crack CDS.
The next stage after the exam is the CDS Result 2020. The CDS result will be announced in April with the release of a merit list of candidates who have been selected for the next stage which is the SSB interview. The final result of CDS 2020 will be announced in November with the list of candidates who have cleared the written and SSB interview. Candidates will be able to download the result on the official website as soon as it is released.
You must either use your roll number of registration ID along with your date of birth to download the admit card.
UPSC will not inform the students individually about the release of the admit card. Candidates must check the official website regularly.
If it is before the date of the exam, you can still download it else you may have to write to UPSC and see if they can send a copy to you. No, the application will not be a valid identity document to appear for the exam.
If your details in CDS 2020 hall ticket show a discrepancy, please contact UPSC by writing an email or call them at their helpline numbers provided above in the article.
Please contact UPSC helpline to find out the correction procedure. It is better to get it corrected as soon as possible.
Use the "Forgot RID" link on the candidate portal and enter the required details to get the same.
No, there will be a single portal to download the CDS admit card 2020 for both Paper 1 and Paper 2.
You must have been downloading repetitively. Please contact the UPSC admisintrator to get unblocked and then proceed to download your CDS admit card.
Two Passport size colour photographs (same as the one used in CDS 2020 application form), Valid photo ID like Aadhar, Voter ID and PwD certificate. Dont forget to carry a black point pen also.
You will not be permitted to take the exam if you don’t carry a photo ID along with the hall ticket.
The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are best for downloading admit card of CDS 2020.
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There is no boundaries in your subjects. If you are graduated from a recognized university then it is enough for CDS. For some fields engineering is compulsory. You can check details here
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Yes, you are eligible to appear in CDS. But you are only eligible to join Indian Military Academy(IMA), Airforce Academy(AFA), officer's training academy(OTA) as the eligibility criteria to join in any of these academy is that a candidate must have passed bachelor's degree.For Indian Naval Academy a candidate must have passed bachelor's in Engineering.
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