CDS Exam Dates 2018
Supriya Kumari, 06 Jun 2018, #CDS

CDS Exam Dates 2018 – The exam dates of CDS has been announced by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). As per CDS 2018 exam dates, the written test will be conducted on November 18. UPSC will release notification for CDS 2 on August 8, 2018. CDS application form will be available from August 8 to September 4, 2018. CDS exam dates provide all the dates related to application form, admit card, result and answer key. Candidates should check CDS exam dates 2018 to stay updated with all the events pertaining to exam. CDS is a national level exam conducted twice a year for graduate candidates who wish to join Army, Navy and Air Force as commissioned officers. CDS 1 is conducted in February while CDS 2 is held in November. Read below for more details on CDS exam dates.

CDS 2018 Exam Dates

Candidates can find below for all the dates related to CDS exam.

Exam Dates of CDS 2



CDS 2 Application form 2018 to be releases on

August 8, 2018

Last date to apply for CDS 2

September 4, 2018

CDS admit card 2018

October, 2018

CDS 2 exam date

November 18, 2018

CDS answer key 2018

November, 2018

CDS 2 result of written exam

December, 2018

SSB Interview to be conducted in

February to March, 2019

SSB Interview (For SSC course only)

April to June, 2019

CDS Final result 2018

May, 2019

CDS Application Form 2018 - The application form of CDS 2018 will be released on August 8. Candidates can fill CDS application form 2018 till September 4. The application form can be filled online only. CDS 2 application form 2018 comprises two parts. In Part 1 of CDS 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. In Part 2, applicants need to pay the examination fee, upload scanned images of photograph and signature and sign the declaration. Examination fee can be paid both online and offline.

CDS Admit Card 2018 - The admit card of CDS 2 will be released in October 2018. Candidates can download CDS admit card by entering either roll number or registration number. Admit card will mention candidate’s details, date, time, venue of exam. CDS admit card is an important document without which candidates will not be allowed to appear in the exam.

CDS Result 2018 - The result of CDS written exam will be declared in December 2018. The result will be available online in PDF format. Candidates who score minimum qualifying marks in written exam are called for SSB Interview. The minimum qualifying marks is decided by the exam conducting authority, UPSC. The final result of CDS is declared in May. Merit list to select candidates for various defense course are done based on candidate’s performance in written exam and SSB Interview.

CDS SSB Interview -The SSB Interview of CDS 2 will be conducted from February to March, 2018 for candidates who qualified the written exam for Indian Military Academy (D.E.) and/or Navy (S.E.) course and/or Air Force Academy course irrespective of whether they have also qualified for SSC Course or not. Candidates who qualified for Short Service Commission (SSC) will appear for SSB Interview to be conducted in April to June, 2018. Candidates appearing for SSB interview of CDS 2 must carry the following documents.

  • SSB call letter

  • Matriculation or Tenth class marks sheet

  • Intermediate or 10+2 or equivalent certificate

  • Graduation original degree certificate with marks sheets

  • Post-graduation degree certificate and marks sheet (if mentioned in the qualification filled in the application form)

  • NCC certificates (if required)

  • Identity proof like Adhar card

  • The final year students as well as candidates whose results are awaited need to have certificate issued from the Principal

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