CDS Exam Dates 2020
Piyush.Dixit, 04 Oct 2019, #CDS

CDS Exam Dates 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released CDS 2019 Exam Dates exam in its official annual calendar. CDS important dates provide all the dates related to application form, admit card, result and answer key, etc. Candidates should check CDS 2020 Exam Dates 2020 to stay updated with all the events pertaining to exam. CDS I 2020 notification will release on October 30, 2019. Along with the release of notification the examination authority will also released the application form. As per CDS exam dates 2020, the last day to fill the application form will be November 19, 2019. Admit card for CDS exam is issued to only those candidates who had filled the application form successfully.
UPSC will conduct CDS I written exam on February 2, 2020. Candidates who clear CDS 2020 exam will further shortlisted for the next stage of selection process. UPSC will release the number of vacancies for CDS I exam in its official notification. Read complete article to know more CDS dates pertaining to CDS Exam 2020 and their event of occuring the stage.

Latest: CDS application form 2020 (I) for February attempt available till November 19

CDS Exam Dates 2020

Candidates who wish to apply for the exam can check the exam dates of UPSC CDS I in below mentioned table.

CDS 2020 Important Events



CDS exam 2020 registration begins

October 30, 2019

Last Date to fill the application form

November 19, 2019

CDS 2020 Admit card (I)

January 2, 2020 (Tentative)

CDS I Exam date

February 2, 2020

CDS exam result date

April, 2020

SSB Interview call letter

To be announced

CDS exam SSB date

To be announced

CDS Answer key 2020

December 2020

CDS Application Form 2020

UPSC CDS I application form 2020 will release on October 30, 2019. As per CDS 2020 exam dates, candidates will be able to fill the application form till November 19, 2019, in online mode by visiting the official website. Application form of CDS exam is filled in two parts. In Part 1 of the application form, candidates have to register for the exam by submitting details like name, parents’ name, nationality, category, email id, contact details, corresponding address, etc. While in Part 2, applicants have to pay the examination fee, upload scanned images of photograph and signature and sign the declaration. Candidates also need to pay CDS application fee as per their respective categories, either through credit/ debit card, net banking or through bank challan within the prescribed CDS 2020 exam dates. Hence it is advisable for the candidates to know CDS Exam dates 2020 to fill application form in advance.

CDS Admit Card 2020

Knowing CDS 2020 Exam Dates is important to download the admit card. Authority will release the admit card of CDS I exam one month prior to the examination. Candidates can download CDS admit card by entering either roll number/registration number or date of birth/password in the login window. The last date to download admit card for CDS 2020 exam will be February 2 (the day of examination). CDS admit card mentions candidate’s details, date, time, venue of exam. The admit card is an important document without which candidates will not be allowed to appear in the exam. It is advisable that candidates should keep the admit card till the declaration of the result to be updated regarding CDS exam dates.

CDS Result 2020

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the result of Combined Defence Services (CDS) for written and final exam separately in online mode. Though authority has not announced CDS result dates but is likely to be out in April. The result will be available online in the form of PDF. Candidates who score minimum qualifying marks in the written exam will be further called for SSB Interview. The minimum qualifying marks is decided by the exam conducting authority, UPSC. A Merit list will be prepared to select candidates for various defense courses are done on the basis of candidate’s performance in written exam and SSB Interview.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CDS Exam Dates 2020

Question: How many times UPSC CDS exam is conducted in a year?


CDS is conducted twice a year in February and September.

Question: Do I need to send the printout of CDS application form to the authorities?


No, you don’t need to send the hard copy of CDS application form to the authorities. But it is advised that you must keep one hard copy of application form of CDS for any future reference.

Question: What is UPSC CDS 2020 exam dates?


As per the notification, CDS  written exam will be held on February 2, 2020.

Question: Can I make changes in the application form of CDS 2020 ?


Candidates are advised to fill the UPSC CDS  application form carefully. As they cannot edit the data entered in application form after the final submission.

Question: What is the eligibility for CDS exam?


CDS eligibility criteria requires a graduation degree from recognised University or equivalent. The age limit of the candidates must be 20 to 24 years of age.

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Does IIT Delhi is better option for aerospace engineering than other IITs ,if wanted to join IAF through CDS ?

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019
Hello Rohit,
IIT D is one of the best Institute of India and among IITs. So there study and faculties are very good. You may have a great career there. You should take admission and start your journey to go into Airforce.
Good luck

which books are best for cds and afcat?

Apoorva Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

Hello dear student,

I would suggest you to buy a general knowledge book which is that will help you with the GK questions. And then you should buy a book of reasoning and aptitude pictures that will help you to improve your aptitude questions. Why you asking for a book then I would like to recommend you pathfinder CDS it is one of the best books you can and have for the preparation. While for afcat you can buy Aarihant's afcat book for preparation. I hope this was helpful to you.

Best wishes


sir , i am semesters student ,can i apply for cds

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 7th Nov, 2019


yes you may apply in cds if you become eligible in education and age criteria.

age limit is 24 or 25 years old according to post wise. you may apply in Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (NA), Air Force Academy (AFA), Officers' Training Academy (OTA - Men), Officers Training Academy (OTA - Women, Non-Technical).

follow the below link to know in details:


Dear sir I was born in 1995. Can I apply for CDS exam?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 7th Nov, 2019


cds exam happens twice a year. the following age criteria is applicable to appear in cds exam:

For Indian Military Academy (IMA), unmarried candidates born not  before than January 2, 1997 and not later than January 1, 2002 can only apply.

For Indian Naval Academy (IMA), unmarried male candidates born not earlier than January 2, 1997 and not later than January 1, 2002 are eligible.

for Air Force Academy candidate should be between 20 to 24 years as on January 1, 2021 (born not earlier than January 2, 1997 and not later than January 1, 2001).

For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for men), unmarried male candidates born not before than January 2, 1996 and not later than January 1, 2002 are eligible for the exam.

For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course), candidates should be unmarried and born not earlier than January 2, 1996 and not later than January 1, 2002.

so you are not eligible for any of the post as per age criteria.


sir my name is shubham singh. sir me 10 +2 biology se hu aur mera 12th me percentage 65 % hai . sir me office banna chahta hun army mein. so please sir tell me how to join cds and for which post .

Sharon Rose Student Expert 4th Nov, 2019

Hello Shubham,

I regret to inform you that with Biology in 10+2 you are not eligible for an officer  which is a technical post.However, you can become a doctor in Armed force, for this you need to appear for NEET and get good rank.The admission done under AFMC.You can also pursue Nursing in military as you have studied Biology in 10+2.You can only become an officer(technical post) if you have studied Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in 10+2.

I hope this is helpful to you.

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