CDS Exam Dates 2020
Updated on Jan 2, 2020 - 4:34 p.m. IST by Aayushi madavi

CDS Important Dates 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the important dates of CDS 2020 exam in their annual calendar. The Commission released CDS 2020 application form and notification on October 30, 2019. As per CDS 2020 important dates, candidates were able to fill the application form till November 19, 2019. CDS important dates 2020 provide all the dates relevant to the exam, for instance admit card release date, result declaration date, answer key release date, etc. Candidates must check CDS 2020 dates to keep up with all the events of the exam. CDS examination is scheduled to be conducted on February 2, 2020. Know more about CDS important dates 2020 in the article below.

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CDS 2020 will be conducted for the admission of candidates to the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Air Force Academy, Hyderabad, and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai. The exam authorities have announced 418 vacancies in CDS 2020 notification.

CDS 2020 Important Dates

Provided below are CDS exam dates 2020 along with dates for all the events -

CDS Exam Dates 2020


CDS-I Dates

CDS-II Dates

CDS 2020 notification

October 30, 2019

August 5, 2020

Registration for CDS Exam 2020 begins from

October 30, 2019

August 5, 2020

Last date to fill the application form

November 19, 2019 (Over)

August 25, 2020

CDS 2020 Admit card

January 10, 2020 (Tentative)

October 19, 2020 (tentative)

CDS Exam Dates

February 2, 2020

November 8, 2020

CDS Exam result date

April 2020

December 2020

SSB Interview call letter

To be announced

To be announced

SSB Interview date

To be announced

To be announced

CDS Answer key 2020

To be announced

To be announced

CDS Admit Card Dates 2020

Candidates who have successfully filled and submitted the application form will be issued CDS 2020 admit card before the exam. As per CDS exam dates, it is expected that the admit cards will be available for candidates to download in the second week of January, 2020. CDS-II admit card will likely be released in the second last week of October, 2020 since the exam is to be conducted on November 8. In order to download CDS admit card, candidates will have to log in using their registration ID and date of birth. Candidates must carry their CDS 2020 admit card to the exam centres or else they will not be allowed to take the exam. Candidates must also carry a valid photo identity along like Aadhaar Card with the admit card. Important information like the address of the exam centre, reporting time, CDS exam dates 2020 and schedule etc. will be mentioned on the admit card.

CDS Application Dates 2020

UPSC released CDS application form 2020 on October 30, 2019. The last date to fill CDS application form was November 19, 2019. The application form of CDS-II will be released on August 5, 2020. The last date to fill CDS-II application form will be August 25, 2020. OBC and general category male candidates have to pay a requisite fee of Rs. 200 while filling CDS application form. Female candidates and SC/ ST are exempted from paying any fee. Filling the application form of CDS is a two-part process. In part-I, candidates have to register themselves and then they can proceed to fill the details of CDS application form in part-II.

CDS Result Date 2020

The exam authorities will release the result of CDS 2020 tentatively in the month of April. CDS result 2020 will include the list of candidates who have cleared the written examination. CDS result PDF files will include names and roll numbers of the candidates shortlisted for SSB Interview. It is expected that the result of CDS-II will be released by the end of December.
The CDS final result will be declared after the SSB interview is conducted. The result of the medical examination will be taken into account at a later stage. The CDS (I) date for the final result 2020 is expected to be November while CDS (II) final result is likely to be declared in May tentatively.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CDS Exam Dates 2020

Question: When will I get the admit card of CDS 2020 exam?


According to CDS 2020 dates, it is expected that the candidates will be issued admit cards for CDS-I in the month of January. CDS admit card will only be available for candidates to download on the official website of UPSC.

Question: When will the answer key of CDS 2020 be released?


CDS answer key will be released after the declaration of the result.

Question: How do I download previous years’ CDS question papers for preparation?


Candidates can download previous year question papers from the ‘Archives’ section on the official website -

Question: How many marks do I need to qualify CDS written examination?


Candidates will have to score CDS cutoff marks in order to qualify the exam. CDS 2020 cutoff will be released separately for each academy after the exam has been conducted.

Question: When will CDS 2020 be conducted?


 CDS is conducted twice a year. CDS 2020 (I) will be conducted on February 2 while CDS 2020 (II) will be conducted on November 8. Applications will open for CDS-II on August 5, 2020.

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after clearing the cds exam what will happen

Shivangini Bhatt 19th Feb, 2020
CDA exam is a gateway to the SSB interview. Ifa candidate manages to clear the CDS Written Exam then he/she will get a chance to show his prowes in the SSB Interview. It is essential to clear the CDS cutoff in order to appear for SSB Interview. If the candidate manages to clear the SSB interview then he/she will be appearing for the document verification and medical examination. After that, the candidate will be sent to the academy for training to become an officer.

sir, i am pursuing integrated ( MBA - B. tech) in Computer Science and Engineering. so, whether I am eligible for the CDS entrance exam Or not ?

Kalpana Sharma 19th Feb, 2020
Hi Chinmaya,
Hope you are doing great.
Yes, you are eligible for the CDS( Combined Defence Services ) exam as the basic eligibility to appear for this exam is to have graduation in any discipline with 50% marks in it.
However, under this exam , there are academies and it has different qualifications required as Air Force or Navy demands of having mainly engineering branch while in OTA and IMA ,you can go with any desirable course.
Hope it helps.

Best Wishes

i am intrested in CDS OTA 2020 i want to know is OTA sylabus of GK And english same as iMA and navy

Sharon Rose Student Expert 18th Feb, 2020
The syllabus for CDS will be same for IMA, INA, AFA and OTA.For IMA, INA, AFA candidates need to appear in Elementary Mathematics paper too.Here is the syllabus for ENGLISH and GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Sentence correction
  • Jumbled sentence
  • Reading comprehension
  • Finding errors and omissions
  • Tenses & verb
  • Vocabulary

General Knowledge
  • History
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Indian polity
  • Current affairs
  • Economics
  • Books and authors

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for cds in graduation is geography subject compelcery

Sunil Kumar singh 18th Feb, 2020

Hi dear,

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

Hope it helps.


hello, I want to know that can Bsc student (PCM) can also eligible for CDS exam ??plz guide us

Sharon Rose Student Expert 13th Feb, 2020


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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