CDS Admit Card 2020
Aayushi madavi, 19 Nov 2019, #CDS

CDS Admit Card 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the CDS 2020 admit card in January 2020. The admit card of CDS 2020 will be released in online mode at In order to download CDS admit card 2020, candidates have to enter their registration or roll number and date of birth. Candidates can download CDS 2020 admit card until the day of examination. Details like the name of the candidate, date of birth, registration number, roll number, exam date, timing and address of the exam centre are printed on the CDS admit card. Read the article below to know more about CDS admit card 2020.
Candidates who qualify CDS written examination will be eligible to appear for SSB Interview. UPSC CDS 2020 is scheduled to be conducted on February 2, 2020. The exam is conducted for the training and recruitment of candidates as commissioned officers in the Indian Navy, Air Force and Army.

CDS Admit Card 2020 - Overview



CDS 2020 admit card release date

January 2020

Issuing authority

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Official website to download CDS admit card

Login credentials to get admit card

Registration/roll number and DOB

Details mentioned

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.

Document to carry at test centre

Admit card, 3 passport size photograph, valid photo ID proof like Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, etc.

Stages of CDS exam

Written examination, SSB interview

CDS 2020 Written Examination

February 2, 2020

UPSC contact details

Postal Address - Union Public Service Commission,

Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069

How to download CDS 2020 Admit Card?

Given below are the steps that the candidates need to follow to download the admit card of CDS 2020 examination -

  1. Go to the official website -

  2. Go to the ‘Active Examinations’ section in the ‘Examination’ option on the menu bar

  3. Go to CDS 2020 examination and click on ‘Click Here’ written against ‘e-Admit Card’

  4. Now click on ‘Click Here To Download e-Admit Card’

  5. An instructions page will open, read the instructions and click on ‘Yes’

  6. Enter your registration ID and date of birth in the login window that appears.

  7. Enter the captcha code and submit.

Steps to Download CDS Admit Card 2020

Step 1: Click on the admit card link provided above (link will be updated here as and when available)


Step 2: The login page will appear. Select an option between registration number and roll number.


Step 3: To download CDS admit card 2020 through registration ID, enter the same along with the date of birth and captcha code.


Step 4: To download the admit card through roll number, enter the same along with date of birth and captcha code.


Step 5: Click on ‘Submit’ button then download it and take a printout.

Details mentioned in the CDS Hall Ticket 2020

Listed down below are the details printed on CDS admit card 2020 -

  • Candidate’s name

  • Candidate’s roll number

  • Candidate’s registration number

  • Candidate’s scanned colour photograph

  • Candidate’s scanned signature

  • Candidate’s category

  • Reporting time

  • Examination timing

  • Examination date

  • Address of examination centre

Candidates are advised to check if all the details printed on the CDS admit card 2020 are correct. In case of any discrepancies, candidates must have them corrected by the exam authority well before the exam.

Documents to carry along with CDS admit card 2020

Candidates are required to carry one original identity proof like Aadhaar card, Driving Licence, Voter ID card, or PAN card. Candidates must also carry a black ball point pen along with CDS admit card on the day of examination. Candidates will have to carry 3 passport size photographs along with the CDS 2020 admit card, in case their photograph is not visible on the admit card.

What to do if you don’t receive CDS 2020 Admit Card?

Candidates who do not receive their CDS admit card three weeks before the exam should immediately contact the exam authority. Candidates can reach the exam body, using the contact details provided below.

Address: Union Public Service Commission

Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069


CDS 2020 Admit Card - Technical Instructions

Candidates who wish to avoid any technical error while downloading the admit card must follow the instructions below:

  • Use the latest versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers.

  • Candidates must not use mobile phones or other gadgets for downloading e-admit card.

  • If there is any problem in downloading e-Admit card using suggested browsers then candidates must clear the cache and cookies in the browser settings. In case they are still unable to download the e-Admit card then they should wait and try to download the admit card using another computer system.

  • If the site shows error while loading, it means there is a lot of congestion. In this case the candidates must wait a little while and try again.

CDS 2020 Exam Day Instructions

  • Use of mobile phones, calculators and other electronic gadgets and accessories are not allowed inside the examination centre.

  • Candidates must use black ball pen for marking responses on the Answer Sheet and filling details on the test booklet and OMR sheet.

  • Candidates should not write their name or anything other than the specific items of information asked, on the answer sheet/ test booklet/ sheet for rough work.

  • Candidates are requested not to fold or mutilate or damage or put any extraneous marking in the Answer Sheet.

CDS Exam Centres 2020

UPSC has mentioned the exam centres of CDS written examination in its notification. CDS 2020 written examination will be conducted in 41 exam centre cities. Names of UPSC CDS 2020 exam centre cities have been tabulated below -

CDS 2020 Exam Centre Cities






Prayagraj (Allahabad)



Port Blair

































CDS Exam Pattern 2020

The exam pattern prescribed for CDS written examination is different for those applying for Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy than those applying for Officers’ Training Academy. As per CDS exam pattern 2020 for IMA, INA and AFA has three papers - English (120 questions), general knowledge (120 questions) and mathematics (100 questions). Each paper is conducted for 100 marks. Candidates are given 2 hours to attempt each paper. Candidates taking the exam for OTA only have to appear for 2 papers - English and general knowledge.

How to Prepare for CDS 2020?

Candidates who have applied for CDS exam must have a rock-solid preparation plan. Candidates must segregate their time subject-wise and spend some extra time on the topics that they find difficult. They should check the syllabus thoroughly so that they don’t miss out on any of the topics. Along with covering all the syllabus, it is advised that candidates must solve previous years’ CDS question papers, sample papers and mock tests. While taking these tests, it is beneficial if the candidates time themselves and solve them in the time allotted for the exam. This helps in gaining speed and accuracy. Click on the link provided above to know how to prepare for CDS 2020.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CDS Admit Card 2020

Question: What kind of browser am I supposed to use for downloading CDS admit card?


The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are best for downloading CDS 2020 admit card.

Question: What do I do if there is an error in my CDS 2020 admit card?


Candidates must reach out to the exam authorities immediately and have the details corrected well before the exam.

Question: How will I get my CDS 2020 admit card?


CDS admit card 2020 will only be available online on the official website of the exam body. The admit card will not be sent by post or email.

Question: How do I retrieve my registration ID and password?


 You can check your email that you have provided while filling the CDS Application Form for registration ID. For password, click on the ‘Forgot Password’ option in the login window and enter the details that follow.

Question: What happens if I forget to carry a photo ID along with CDS admit card 2020?


You will not be permitted to take the exam if you don’t carry a photo ID along with the Hall Ticket.

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I want to apply for Air force Academy but they have mentioned that the candidate applying should not be late than 1st January 2000 and my DOB is 8th January 2000 . What should I do ?

Parvathi Ramachandran 10th Dec, 2019

Greetings !!

You may apply for this post !! Kindly note that Air force Academy mentioned that the candidate Date of birth should not be prior to 1.1.2000. Since you have born on 08.01.2000, after the specified date, you may proceed for application. If any age issue is there, you won't be able to submit application. If your able to submit the application successfully, you can assure that you are with the age limt. Star preparing for exams. If any doubts, pls feel free to ask.

Wish You Good Luck !!

Thank You !!


can i join cds after lasik laser eye treatment ?

Saishree Shirodkar 10th Dec, 2019


If you have undergone a L.A.S.I.K treatment 1 year before medical examination before the age of 20. You can get a post in a technical field like Aeronautical engineer, Basic air staff, ground duty officers, an officer in medical IAF and also in IAF- pilot flying aircraft and helicopters. Your eye axial length must be less than 25.5 mm and your residual corneal thickness should be more than 450 microns.

All the best

I hope this will help you

Thank you


I had got 53 %in 12 class .can I give paper of CDS

KUNAL LANJEWAR 6th Dec, 2019


The minimum eligibility criteria for appearing the paper of CDS exam 2020 as per the rules of UPSC are that-

1. The person should have age ranging from 19 to 24 years

2. The person must be a citizen of India

3. The person must have completed his graduation.

So, the percentage of 12th doesn't matters. The only thing is that you should satisfy the above minimum requirements.

For more details about CDS exam, you may visit the link given below:

Best wishes for your future.


can diploma holder apply for this !?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 6th Dec, 2019
You can't appear for CDS Examination until you have a graduate degree from a recognized university. Being a diploma holder, you are unable to apply for CDS. You must be a graduate first. However, final year graduation students can apply. Beside this, there are other criteria also like applicants age should be within 20-24 years.
Check the CDS eligibility criteria here-

Is civil engineering graduation eligibe for I. N. A of CDS

Avishek Dutta 4th Dec, 2019
Indian Military Academy (IMA)

Age:19 to 24 years

Qualifications:Degree of a recognized University or equivalent

Indian Naval Academy (NA)

Age:19 to 24 years

Qualifications:Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution

Air Force Academy (AFA)

Age:20 to 24 years

Qualifications:Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering

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