CDS I 2020 Exam Centers: UPSC, the conducting body of the Combined Defence Services Examination (abbreviated as CDS Exam) has released a list of exam centers for CDS 2020 in its notification. There are 41 different locations where CDS will be conducted every year.
Here are a few important highlights related to CDS Exam Centers :
CDS I 2020 will be conducted on February 2, 2020 at allocated exam centers. No request for change of CDS Exam Center 2020 will be entertained by UPSC. Candidates have to carry the following documents to the exam center on the exam day:
Candidates have to choose a center from the mentioned list of CDS 2020 exam centers according to their convenience. The candidates must note that the CDS 2020 test center allocation process is a first-apply-first-allot process. Every CDS 2020 Test Center will be allotted to a fixed number of candidates i.e. there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each CDS 2020 Exam Center. Once the capacity of maximum number of candidates is attained, the CDS 2020 Test City is frozen.
Candidates who don’t get a desired CDS 2020 Exam Center due to the fixed allocation, will have to choose a CDS 2020 Test City from the remaining choice of CDS 2020 Test Centers. The candidates are advised to apply early to get a CDS 2020 Exam Center of their choice. The fixed number of candidate system is not applicable on Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata, Chennai and Nagpur.
The Union Public Service Commission reserves the rights to change the CDS Exam Centers to its discretion depending upon the situation.
CDS 2020 is conducted in various cities across India as it is a national level examination conducted by UPSC. The candidates are required to choose one center (available at that time) according to their convenience and preference. The candidates have to mention their choice during the CDS 2020 Application Process. The table below gives the list of 41 CDS 2020 Exam Centers across India arranged alphabetically:
|CDS 2020 Exam Center||State||CDS 2020 Exam Center||State|
|Allahabad||Uttar Pradesh||Madurai||Tamil Nadu|
|Chennai||Tamil Nadu||Port Blair||Andaman and Nicobar Island|
|Gangtok||Sikkim||Srinagar||Jammu and Kashmir|
|Jammu||Jammu and Kashmir||Vishakhapatnam||Andhra Pradesh|
The candidates have to choose the CDS 2020 Exam Center during the CDS 2020 Registration. Once the Application form for CDS exam is submitted or the CDS 2020 Exam Center chosen is frozen by the authority, the candidates cannot change the CDS 2020 Exam Center. However, the candidate can send a duly signed written request to the J.S. (Exam), UPSC for change of CDS 2020 Exam Center towards its consideration based on its merit. The candidates will be notified about the location of the allotted CDS 2020 Test Center in the CDS 2020 Admit Card.
The candidates must carefully make the choice of the CDS 2020 Exam Center while filling the CDS 2020 Application Form. No candidate must report to any other Test Center except the CDS 2020 Test center mentioned in the CDS 2020 Admit Card. If any candidate fails to reach the allotted CDS Test center on time or reaches a different test center for CDS exam then his/her candidature will be cancelled.
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The candidates are required to follow the below mentioned instructions at the allotted CDS 2020 Test center and inside the examination hall. The violation of any of the instructions given below can lead to detention from the CDS exam or cancellation of candidature.
The candidates are required to carry the following documents to the CDS 2020 Exam Center:
No other paper must be carried to the CDS 2020 Exam Center. The Answer sheet and sheet for rough work will be provided by the invigilator during the CDS exam.
The candidates must not carry any of the following things to the CDS 2020 Exam Center:
The candidates who are declared guilty by the commission of the following, will be strictly penalized by the Commission:
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Ques. Can I change my centre after submission of my application form?
Ans. Change of Exam center is discouraged by UPSC. However, written request duly signed addressing to J.S. (Exam), UPSC may be sent for change of centre request towards its consideration based on its merit.
Ques. What do I need to carry at the CDS Exam Center 2020?
Ans. Things to be carried at the exam center are : CDS Admit card, black ball point pen, Identity proof.
Ques. How many choices can I enter for Exam center and will my exam be conducted at same center that I choose?
Ans. Only one choice of CDS Exam Center has to be entered in the application form. It is not compulsory that same center to be allocated as it depends upon the total choices made by the candidates and UPSC reserves all rights to change the exam center if needed.
Ques. Can I carry calculator in the examination?
Ans. No Calculators are strictly prohibited in the CDS exam center 2020. Any kind of electronic device like mobile phones, pager, calculator are not allowed to be carried.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.