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Jan 19, 2021

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The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the CDS 2 2020 admit card on 15 October for the written exam. By providing the roll number and registration number, the registered aspirants can download their CDS 2 admit card 2020 before they appear for the written test. Candidates can visit UPSC’s website ( to download it. CDS 2 2020 written test will be conducted on 8 November 2020. 

The aspirants will have the flexibility to download the admit card till the date of CDS 2 2020 exam. If the aspirants will find any discrepancy, then they have to contact the exam authority by 3 November 2020. 

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  • CDS 2 2020 admit card is released. Read more here
  • The e-admit card will not be sent via post. Enter the issued registration no. and date of birth to download the CDS Admit Card.
  • UPSC has released the official list of 41 CDS I Exam Centers. The allocated test centre will be mentioned on the admit card.
  • Candidates who do not receive their CDS Hall ticket three weeks before the exam should immediately contact the exam authority. 
  • Candidates must keep CDS admit card till completion of the recruitment process, as it is an important document throughout the process.
    The shortlisted candidates will then appear for the last stage i.e. interview round which is tentatively scheduled in August 2020. Check CDS 2020 Exam Date

Latest: Direct Link to Download CDS I  2020 Admit Card

Steps to download Admit Card

Steps to Download CDS Admit Card 2020

Step 1: Visit the UPSC official website-

Step 2: On the homepage, check the ‘What’s New’ Section and click on “e-Admit Card-CDS Examination (II) 2020” link.

Step 3: A new page will open, click on ‘Download’ link.

Step 4: Read all the instructions carefully. (Take a print out of the instructions, if needed)

Step 5: Click on yes and a new page will open

Step 6: Enter the following details in the fields provided.

  • Registration number and date of birth OR
  • Roll number and date of birth OR
  • Name, Father’s Name, and date of birth

Step 7: After filling the details, click on the ‘submit’ tab.

Step 8: The online Admit card for CDS 2020 will appear on the screen.

Step 9: Download and print copies of the same. Admit card should be preserved for future correspondence.

CDS 2020 Admit Card

Note: Candidates should note that admit cards will not be sent by post. CDS Admit Card 2020 will be available only through online mode.

CDS Admit Card 2020 Technical Instructions

There are certain technical guidelines set by UPSC which must be followed by the candidates.

  • Use the latest versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Browsers to download admit card
  • JavaScript should be enabled on the browser
  • Do not use mobile or similar gadgets for downloading admit card. Preferably use Windows OS on the desktop computer
  • In case of any problem in downloading admit card using the above-mentioned browsers, clear the cache and cookies using browser settings.
  • If the problem still persists, please try to download the admit card using another computer.
  • If you are blocked by the server due to repetitive downloading, contact UPSC administrator immediately via e-mail: - to unblock the downloading.

Check UPSC CDS Syllabus

Details on Admit Card

Details on CDS Admit Card 2020

CDS 2020 Admit card is an important document that contains some important details given below:

Roll number of candidate Application number of candidate
Candidate’s name Father’s Name
Candidate’s photograph Candidate’s signature
Test venue/ center Category of the candidate
Date and time of the CDS 2020 examination Reporting time at the CDS Exam Center
List of documents to be carried on the exam day Instructions to be followed on the exam day
Note: No request to change the exam venue or exam timings will be entertained by UPSC.

CDS Admit Card Details 2020

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Discrepancy in CDS Admit Card 2020

Candidates are required to carefully check all the details mentioned in the CDS Admit Card 2020. If they found any discrepancy, it should immediately be brought to the notice of UPSC. Candidates can also contact the authorities if they face any problem in downloading the admit card. E-Mail to contact the UPSC is given below:


All communications related to CDS Admit Card 2020 should contain the following details:

  • Name and year of examination
  • Registration Number
  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll number
  • Complete postal address including the contact number as mentioned in the application form

Check CDS 2020 Important Dates

Documents Required

Documents Required with CDS Admit Card 2020

Along with CDS Admit Card 2020, candidates must carry the following documents to CDS 2020 Exam Centers:

  • Identity Proof (original and photocopy both)
  • 3-4 Passport size photographs

Candidates need to carry the above-mentioned documents without fail to the examination center as entry without these documents is strictly prohibited.

Exam Day Instructions

CDS 2020 Exam Day Instructions

Candidates are required to follow certain instructions on the day of CDS 2020 to avoid any kind of problem during the test. CDS 2020 Admit Card will contain the set of instructions to be followed by candidates.

  • Candidates without CDS Admit Card 2020 will not be permitted to take the entrance test under any circumstances.
  • Preserve the admit card safely during the entire duration of the test. Invigilator may ask for it anytime during the examination.
  • Reach the exam center 20 minutes before the commencement of the exam.
  • Appearing candidates will not be allowed to bring electronic gadgets such as calculators, calculating devices like mobile phone, pager, etc. in the examination hall.
  • Candidates will not be given permission to leave the examination hall before the completion of test.
  • Candidates should not bring log tables, slide rules, electronic watches, laptops, mobile phones or any such device in the exam hall.
  • Use or possession of such devices is strictly prohibited during the CDS 2020 and the candidate will be expelled if found using or possessing these devices.

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CDS 2020 Admit Card FAQs

Ques.  Can I give the exam on my personal laptop?

Ans. No, exam has to be given at the centers and system alloted by CDS. Candidates are not allowed to carry their laptops, mobiles, electronic watches, log tables and slide rules.

Ques.  I have lost my admit card. Will I be permitted for exam through application form print out?

Ans. Admit Card is mandatory document for giving the exam. You can visit the official website and login through your credentials. Download and take a print out of new Admit Card. Make sure alll the details are mentioned on the admit card.

Ques. Along with admit card what else need to be carried on exam day?

Ans. Along with admit card, carry the below mentioned documents:

  • Identity proof (photocopy and original both)
  • 3 passport sized photographs

Ques.  I am not able to download my admit card. Whom should I reach?

Ans. If you face any issue regarding admit card, you can contact UPSC at their official email id- Mention all the information like your application no., name, etc so that UPSC could understand and help you best.

Ques. I am not able to download my admit card. It shows me blocked. What should I do?

Ans. Due to repetitive downloading you might have been blocked by the server. Send a mail to UPSC administrator at to unblock the downloading.

Ques.  What are the details mentioned on admit card?

Ans. Details mentioned on admit card are :

  • Candidate’s name
  • Father’s Name
  • Candidate’s photograph
  • Candidate’s signature
  • Roll number 
  • Application number
  • Test venue/ center
  • Date and time of the CDS 2020 examination
  • Category
  • Instructions to be followed on the exam day

Ques.What kind of browser should I use for downloading CDS admit card?

Ans. The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are best to be used for downloading CDS 2020 admit card.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


b durga
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi, Aspirants are required to check CTET 2020 Eligibility before applying for the exam. Candidates belonging to the reserved categories will be provided with a relaxation of 5% in the qualifying marks in the academic eligibility of CTET. The eligibility criteria for the Primary stage and Elementary stage are different. For more information, please refer, CTET Eligibility.

vishal konwar
Date of entrance CDs exam in 2021

Hello Vishal,

The date of CDS-I 2021 is 7th of February 2021. For more details on the exam, visit – CDS-I 2021

koyena biswas
What should I do, I have lost the application for the CDS exam, and I am going to attend SSB? It is not available on their site. Any other way to apply?
kavita rani

Hi Koyena. In case you have a call up letter, then you might not be asked for your application form. But make sure you are carrying all other important documents while going for document verification.

dharshini rajendran
What will be the schedule of the NDA, CDS, and the AFCAT for 2021?
kavita rani

Hi Dharhini. NDA exam will be held on April 18. 2021. CDS (I) 2021 exam will be held on February 7 while CDS (II) is scheduled to be conducted on November 14, 2021. AFCAT exam date is February 2021. For more details, refer here.

sunny pandey
I don't have the copy of my application form of my CDS exam. I have to appear for my SSB in which I have to carry it. What shall I do?
kavita rani

Hi sunny. While going for the SSB interview, you need to carry your application form as well, which is a mandatory document. But in case you don’t have a copy of your application, you can log in at your mail as the authorities send an application copy as well when the application process gets finished.

vishal sharma
I am in class 12 now and I have taken the CDS exam for experience. If I clear the exam, will I be able to go for SSB too?
kavita rani

Hi Vishal. If you are in class 12, you are not allowed to apply for the CDS exam. CDS is exclusively for those who have completed their graduation or at least in the final year of their graduation course. You can check the detailed eligibility criteria here.

In my CDS admit card, my name is replaced by my mother's name. After that, I already take the exam, but can I solve this?
kavita rani

Hi pradeepraj. In this case, you must immediately call at the official contact number and get it rectified. Also, I the time of document verifications, carry the originals revealing your identity.

karan rathod
Can I appear for the CDS exam if my father's name is wrong in the admit card?
arvind kumar

Hi Karan, please contact the UPSC authorities for correction in your admit card.

sourajit mukherjee
What is the value of an NCC C certificate in the CDS exam?
kavita rani

HI Sourajit. Since CDS Exam is an open UPSC exam and you must be a graduate to give this exam. Your NCC ‘C’ certificate don’t have any value.

purash thapa
2020 CDS ll admit card date ?
arvind kumar

Hi Purash, For details regarding admit card and latest updates, please click here.

ayesha chatterjee
Is the syllabus of SSC-CGL, CDS and AFCAT the same? Can I clear others also if I prepare for one?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Ayesha, No, The syllabus is not same. Also, the pattern of the paper is different. English and Maths can be a bit same in all the exams but SSC CGL covers questions from General Science too.

kavita rani

Hi Ayesha. Even in case you prepared for SSC –CGL, you need to study separately for AFCAT. SSC CGL Maths and English might help you in scoring good marks in these subjects in AFCAT and CD exam but general studies section of CDS is total different as compared to SSC CGL. While preparing for AFCAT, the candidates must have detailed knowledge of science, politics, geography, current affairs and history. Also, the exam pattern of both these exam differ from each other. Also, CDS and AFCAT exam are for class one Group A officers while CGL is taken to appoint candidates for Group C rank.

ranu kanwar
When will CDS 2 2020 publish the admit cards?
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Ranu, The admit cards of CDS 2 paper for the year 2020 will be available 3 weeks before the exmaination on the official website of the paper.

ashish kumar tiwari
How can I redownload a CDS admit card?
kavita rani

Hi Ashish. You can download UPSC CDS Admit Card by using their registration number and Date of Birth. Steps to follow while downloading CDS admit card again.

You need to visit the official Website of UPSC (

After that tab on the “Admit Card” button

After that click on Admit Card tab.

You need to fill your credentials such as Date of Birth, Registration Number, Password, etc. while downloading the admit card.

Once you have filled all the details, click on the submit button to download the card

The CDS Admit Card will appear on the screen • Take a hard copy of the call letter or CDS admit card so that it don’t get misplaced again.

rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Ashish, 

The steps to download the admit card of CDS is given below:

  1. Visit the official website of UPSC.
  2. Click the admit card link on the home page.
  3. Download it either by registration number or roll number.
  4. CDS admit card appears on the screen.
  5. Download the admit card and take its printout.
dhruv kaushik
Has anyone received an admit card of SSB for CDS 1 2020?
kavita rani

Hi Drruv. CDS 1 exam was conducted in an offline mode across 41 test cities in February 2020. UPSC released the admit card for CDS 1 2020 in January 2020.

praver katyal
Lost my CDS admit card and no copy is available anywhere. Will I be allowed to appear for SSB?
kavita rani

Hi Praver.

In case you remember your roll number, then its fine as it might not create any problem for you. There are higher chances that Admit cards are available on the UPSC websites. If not, then it is vital to take all the documents and the acknowledgement page you get previously while CDS registration. In case you have lost your admit card, you need to follow the below steps: • File an FIR mentioning loss of CDS admit card and roll number • Make an affidavit.

sunil yadav
CDS admit card 12020, when will be release
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Sunil, you can expect the admit cards to release by the end of this week.