CDS Exam Dates 2019
Sanjana Surbhi, 29 Nov 2018, #CDS

CDS Exam Dates 2019 - The exam dates of CDS has been announced by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). As per Combined Defence Services (CDS 1) 2019 exam dates UPSC had released the notification along with the application form of CDS 1 2019 exam on October 31, 2018. The CDS application form was available till November 26. CDS exam dates provide all the dates related to application form, admit card, result and answer key. Candidates should check CDS exam dates 2019 to stay updated with all the events pertaining to exam. 

CDS exam 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 scheduled to be conducted on February 3, 2019, while CDS 2 is held in November. Read below for more details on CDS 2019 exam dates. 

CDS 2019 Exam Dates

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

Exam Dates of CDS 1



CDS 1 Application form release date

October 31, 2018 

Last date to apply for CDS 1

November 26, 2018 

CDS admit card 2019

January 2019

CDS 1 exam date

February 3, 2019

CDS answer key 2019

February 2019

CDS 1 result of written exam


SSB Interview to be conducted in

August - September 2019

SSB Interview (For SSC course only)

October - December 2019

CDS Application Form 2019 - The application form of CDS 2019 was released on October 31 along with the notification. Candidates were able to fill CDS 1 application form 2019 till November 26 in online mode. CDS 1 application form 2019 had 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 had to pay the examination fee, upload scanned images of photograph and signature and sign the declaration. Candidates can pay CDS application fee either through credit/ debit card, net banking or through bank challan. 

CDS Admit Card 2019 - The admit card of CDS 1 will be released three weeks before the examination. Candidates can download CDS admit card by entering either roll number/registration number or date of birth/password in the login window till the day of examination. 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 2019 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the result of Combined Defence Services (CDS) for written and final exam separately. The result of CDS written exam is expected to be declared in March, 2019. The result will be available online in the form of PDF. 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. A Merit list will be prepared to select candidates for various defense course are done on the basis of candidate’s performance in written exam and SSB Interview. 

CDS SSB Interview - The SSB Interview of CDS 1 will be conducted from August to September 2019 for candidates who have 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 from October to December 2019. Candidates appearing for SSB interview of CDS 1 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 Aadhar card, Voter ID Card, Pan Card, Passport

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

FAQs related to CDS Exam Dates

Question: Do I need to send the printout of CDS application form 2019 to the authorities?

Answer: 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 the exam date of CDS 1?

Answer: As per the notification, CDS 1 written exam will be held on February 3, 2019 and SSB Interview for CDS 1 is scheduled to be conducted from August to September, 2019 for candidates who have qualified the written exam. 

Question: When will the admit card of CDS 1 releases?

Answer: The CDS 1 admit card will release three weeks prior to the date of examination. 

Question: From when can I make changes in the application form of CDS 1?

Answer: You are advised to fill the CDS 1 application form carefully. As you cannot edit the data entered in application form after the final submission.

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CDS Syllabus 2019
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