Latest UPSC CDS Exam Date 2020 Notification, Admit Card Download

CDS Exam Date 2020 : Union Public Service Commission UPSC released the recruitment notification for Combined Defence Services Exam II 2020. The Union Public Service Commission UPSC is the responsible body for conducting the CDS Exams 2020. Combined Defence Services is conducted by UPSC for the recruitment of commissioned officers in the Indian Army, Navy, & Air Force.

CDS Full form: The CDS Full form is: Combined Defense Service

In this article, candidates will get complete details about UPSC CDS recruitment 2020, Application Dates, Application fees, CDS Eligibility Criteria, Total number of vacancies, CDS Full form, CDS Exam Date 2020, Important Links, CDS Admit Card 2020, UPSC Admit Card 2020, etc. For the queries or any doubt regarding CDS, you can comment on us via the comment form given below.

Latest Updates- UPSC Combined Defence Services (II) 2020 Exam Date 08/November/2020

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What is CDS I & CDS II Exam?

The CDS full form is combined defense service exam, which is conducted twice a year by UPSC for the recruitment of candidates in Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, and Indian Navy Academy & Indian Air Force. CDS exam conduct twice a year in February and September. Candidates who want to join defense services can apply & to apply candidates should meet the eligibility criteria. The selection of the applicant in the CDS exam will be based on a written exam & Interview.

CDS (I) & CDS (II) Academics

The shortlisted candidates will be placed at respective academics –

Academy NameCity
Indian Military AcademyDehradun
Indian Naval AcademyEzhimala
Indian Air Force AcademyHyderabad
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Men)Chennai
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women)Chennai
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UPSC CDS 2020 Notification Details

Exam NameCombined Defence Service Exam CDS
Organizing BodyUnion Public Service Exam 
Application ModeOffline
Application FeeRs. 200/-
FrequencyTwice a year
Mode of ExamOffline
Selection ProcedureWritten Exam & Interview
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UPSC Admit Card 2020 – CDS (II) 2020 Admit Card Download

Name of ExamUPSC Combined Defence Services (II) 2020
UPSC CDS(II) Exam DateNovember 08, 2020
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CDS Exam Date 2020

The CDS Exam Date 2020 for CDS I 2020 & CDS II 2020 are given below:

CDS Exam Date(for CDS I 2020)

The CDS Exam Date 2020 for CDS I 2020 are given below:

Notification DateOctober 2019
Last date to applyNovember 2019
CDS (I) Exam DateFebruary 2020
Result dateMarch 2020
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CDS Exam Date(for CDS II 2020)

The CDS Exam Date 2020 for CDS II 2020 are given below:

Notification Date05/August/2020
Last date to apply25/August/2020
Fee Payment last date25/August/2020
Online application withdraw date01 to 07/September/2020
CDS II  Exam Date08/November/2020
Result dateDecember 2020
CDS Exam Date 2020

CDS Vacancy Details 2020

The CDS Vacancy Details 2020 are as follows:

Indian Military Academy100
Indian Naval Academy26
Indian Air Force Academy32
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Men)169
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women)17
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CDS II Recruitment 2020 Application Fee

The CDS II Recruitment 2020 Application Fee details are:

CategoryIBPS PO Application Fee
SC/ST/FemaleNo Fees
For OthersRs. 200/-
Payment ModeEither by depositing money in SBI Branch by cash or by using Net banking facility of SBI
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Educational Qualification for CDS Exam 2020

The Educational Qualification for CDS Exam 2020 are as follows:

Academy NameEducation Qualification
Indian Military AcademyGraduation Degree
Indian Naval AcademyDegree in Engineering
Indian Air Force AcademyDegree in Engineering or Graduation Degree with Physics & Mathematics at intermediate
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Men)Graduation Degree
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women)Graduation Degree
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CDS Age Limit

The CDS Age Limit for CDS Exam 2020 are as follows:

Minimum Age20 Years
Maximum Age24 Years
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  1. Candidate should not have been born before 02/July/1997 and later than 01/July/2001.
  2. Refers to the official notification for information regarding CDS Age Limit, age relaxation criteria.

How to apply UPSC CDS 2020

Candidates can apply for the UPSC CDS 2020 between 05/August/2020 to 25/August/2020. Candidates can apply for the CDS form in 2 stages. Follow the steps to fill the application form of UPSC Combined Defence Service Registration-

Part I – UPSC CDS 2020 Registration

  1. Visit the official website of Union Public Service Commission UPSC.
  2. Click on the link – Part I CDS Exam
  3. Enter the details carefully. Ensure that all the details should be correct.
  4. Choose the proffered branches.
  5. The registration ID will be generated.

Part II– UPSC CDS (2) application form 2020

  1. Fee payment
  2. Selection of exam centers
  3. Uploading photograph, signature, photo identity proof, and all relevant documents.
  4. The size of images should not exceed 300 kb and must not be less than 20 kb.
  5. Documents required to fill the form – Mark sheet of class 10 & 12, Admit card of class 10, photo identity proof, bank details
  6. Sign the declaration

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UPSC CDS 2020 Selection Process

The CDS 2020 Selection Process are as follows:

  1. Written Exam
  2. SSB Interview

CDS II IMA, INA, and Air force have written exam –

  1. 3 Sections – English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics
  2. Total Marks – 300 Marks

CDS Officers’ Training Academy written exam –

  1. 2 Sections – English, General Knowledge
  2. Total Marks – 200 Marks

SSB Interview

There are 2 stages for SSB CDS interview-

  1. Psychological Aptitude Test
  2. Intelligence Test

Final Selection for Combined Defence Service CDS 2020

The final selection of the candidate based is done based on written examination and interview. Selected candidates will have to undergo training at Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, and Indian Navy Academy & Indian Air Force.

UPSC CDS 2020 frequently asked questions

In how many languages the application will be available?

The application form is available in English and Hindi language.

When did the UPSC CDS II 2020-21 Notification release?

UPSC CDS II 2020-21 Notification 2020 released on 05/August/2020.

How many vacancies have been released in CDS II Notification 2020?

CDS II released 344 vacancies

What is the last date to apply online for Combined Defence Service Exam CDS II 2020?


What is the procedure of the CDS application payment of a fee?

Payment by cash in any branch of SBI, Pay by Debit/ credit card, Pay by NET banking facility of State Bank of India.

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