1. The Competitive examination comprises:
  2. Written examination as shown in para 2 below
  3. Interview for intelligence and personality test (vide Part ‘B’ of this Appendix) of such candidates as may be called for interview at one of the Services Selection Centres
  4. The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:

  1. English – Duration: 2 Hours & Maximum Marks 100
  2. General – Duration: Knowledge 2 Hours; & Maximum Marks 100
  3. Elementary – Duration: Mathematics 2 Hours; & Maximum Marks 100

(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

  1. English – Duration: 2 Hours & Maximum Marks 100
  2. General Knowledge – Duration: Knowledge 2 Hours; & Maximum Marks 100
  3. Maximum marks allotted to the written exam and the interviews will be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written exam and the interviews will be 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy respectively
  4. The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English
  5. In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and Measures only will be set

See: UPSC CDS Exam Pattern

Exam Centers

  1. The UPSC CDS examination will be conducted in various cities:
  2. The Exam will be held at the following Centres: Agartala, Gangtok, Panaji (Goa), Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Patna, Aizawl, Imphal, Port Blair, Allahabad, Itanagar, Raipur, Bangalore, Jaipur, Ranchi, Bareilly, Jammu, Sambalpur, Bhopal, Jorhat, Shillong, Chandigarh, Kochi, Shimla, Chennai, Kohima, Srinagar, Cuttack, Kohima, Srinagar, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Dehradun, Lucknow, Delhi, Madurai, Tirupati, Dharwar, Mumbai, Udaipur, Dispur, Nagpur, Visakhapatnam
  3. Applicants should note that there would be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centres except Chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata and Nagpur

See: UPSC CDS Salary – pay scale of Entry level officers

CDS Exam 2020 (I) Admit Card

  1. After the application forms have been filled and submitted the admit cards will be issued on the scheduled date. The CDS admit card will be available on the official website www.upsc.gov.in
  2. The admit cards will not be sent by post. Candidates will have to take a print of the admit card and bring it with them at the time of examination. To download the admit card, candidates have to enter details such as RID and date of birth or roll number. Candidates can check the links to get full information regarding the admit card.

UPSC CDS Exam 2020 Registration Procedure

  1. Candidates are required to apply online only using the link www.upsconline.nic.in click here to apply
  2. The applicants are advised to submit only single application, however if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID (Registration ID) is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc.
  3. The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.
  4. Candidates are not required to submit alongwith their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding age, educational qualifications, SC/ST/OBC and fee remission etc.
  5. The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website www.upsc.gov.in for downloading by candidates. No admission certificate will be sent by post
  6. Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter located in the Commission’s Office either in person or over telephone 011-2338527/011-23381125/011-23098543

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