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CDS 2021 Exam Centers- Check Complete List

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Mar 8, 2021

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Sudeshna Bhar

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The CDS (I) 2021 Exam will be conducted on February 07, 2021. Candidates must bring the CDS to admit card to the exam center to get permission. Here are a few important highlights related to CDS Exam Centers:

  • Candidates have to enter one choice of the exam center in the CDS Application Form.
  • CDS Exam Center is allocated on first-cum-first-serve basis. There are a fixed number of candidates for each center. Once the center is filled, the center is frozen and cannot be selected in the choice.
  • This fixed number criterion is invalid for Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata, Chennai, and Nagpur.
  • The allocated exam center and its details are mentioned on the CDS Admit Card.

No request for change of CDS Exam Center 2021 will be entertained by UPSC. Candidates have to carry the following documents to the exam center on the exam day:

  • CDS Admit Card
  • Clipboard or Hardboard
  • Black Ballpoint pen


Allotment of CDS 2021 Exam Center

Candidates have to choose a center from the mentioned list of CDS 2021 exam centers according to their convenience. The candidates must note that the CDS 2021 test center allocation process is a first-apply-first-allot process. Every CDS 2021 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 2021 Exam Center. Once the capacity of a maximum number of candidates is attained, the CDS 2021 Test City is frozen.

Candidates who don’t get the desired CDS 2021 Exam Center due to the fixed allocation, will have to choose a CDS 2021 Test City from the remaining choice of CDS 2021 Test Centers. The candidates are advised to apply early to get a CDS 2021 Exam Center of their choice. The fixed number of candidate systems is not applicable to Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata, Chennai, and Nagpur.

The Union Public Service Commission reserves the right to change the CDS Exam Centers to its discretion depending upon the situation.


Exam Center List

CDS Exam Centers List 2021

CDS 2021 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 2021 Application Process. The table below gives the list of 41 CDS 2021 Exam Centers across India arranged alphabetically:

CDS 2021 Exam Center State CDS 2021 Exam Center State
Agartala Tripura Kohima Nagaland
Ahmedabad Gujarat Kolkata West Bengal
Aizawl Mizoram Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
Allahabad Uttar Pradesh Madurai Tamil Nadu
Bengaluru Karnataka Mumbai Maharashtra
Bareilly Uttar Pradesh Nagpur Maharashtra
Bhopal Madhya Pradesh Panaji Goa
Chandigarh Chandigarh Patna Bihar
Chennai Tamil Nadu Port Blair Andaman and Nicobar Island
Cuttack Odisha Raipur Chhattisgarh
Dehradun Uttrakhand Ranchi Jharkhand
Delhi Delhi Sambalpur Odisha
Dharwad Karnataka Shillong Meghalaya
Dispur Assam Shimla Himachal Pradesh
Gangtok Sikkim Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir
Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh Thiruvananthapuram Kerala
Imphal Manipur Tirupati Andhra Pradesh
Jaipur Rajasthan Udaipur Rajasthan
Jammu Jammu and Kashmir Vishakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh
Jorhat Assam

Cahnge in Exam Center

Change of CDS Exam Center 2021

The candidates have to choose the CDS 2021 Exam Center during the CDS 2021 Registration. Once the Application form for the CDS exam is submitted or the CDS 2021 Exam Center chosen is frozen by the authority, the candidates cannot change the CDS 2021 Exam Center. However, the candidate can send a duly signed written request to the J.S. (Exam), UPSC for change of CDS 2021 Exam Center towards its consideration based on its merit. The candidates will be notified about the location of the allotted CDS 2021 Test Center in the CDS 2021 Admit Card.

The candidates must carefully make the choice of the CDS 2021 Exam Center while filling the CDS 2021 Application Form. No candidate must report to any other Test Center except the CDS 2021 Test center mentioned in the CDS 2021 Admit Card. If any candidate fails to reach the allotted CDS Test center on time or reaches a different test center for the CDS exam then his/her candidature will be canceled.


Instructions to follow

Instructions for CDS 2021 Exam Center

The candidates are required to follow the below-mentioned instructions at the allotted CDS 2021 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 advised to reach the CDS 2021 exam center half hour before the commencement of the examination with all the required documents.
  • The candidates have to check the allotted seat/room no mentioned against their roll number from the board outside the exam center for CDS exam.
  • The candidates must not carry any unwanted and undesirable material inside the CDS 2021 exam center.
  • The candidates are not allowed to copy from any candidate’s paper or shall not allow any other candidate to copy from their papers during the examination.
  • The candidates who is found attempting any kind of unfair practice inside the examination hall will not be allowed to continue the CDS exam.
  • No candidate should misbehave in any manner or create a disorderly scene in the Examination Hall or harass the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of the examination. Any such misconduct will be severely penalized.
  • The candidates who don’t follow any of the instructions will be debarred from all future CDS exam.
  • Nothing must be written on the clipboard, brought to the CDS 2021 exam center.

Required Documents at CDS 2021 Exam Center

The candidates are required to carry the following documents to the CDS 2021 Exam Center:

  • CDS 2021 Admit Card
  • Clip Board/Hard Board
  • Good quality Black Ballpoint pen

No other paper must be carried to the CDS 2021 Exam Center. The Answer sheet and sheet for rough work will be provided by the invigilator during the CDS exam.

Prohibited Items at CDS 2021 Exam Center

The candidates must not carry any of the following things to the CDS 2021 Exam Center:

  • Books, notes, log tables, mathematical and drawing instruments, loose sheets, or any kind of unwanted paper is not permitted inside the center.
  • Any electronic device such as electronic calculators, mobile phones, Bluetooth, pagers, or any other communication is strictly prohibited inside the CDS 2021 Exam Center.
  • Rough sheets, Test Booklets, slide rules or stencils of maps are also not permitted inside the examination hall.
  • The candidates are advised not to carry any communication device at the exam venue for CDS 2021 of their interest (mobile phones, Bluetooth, etc.) as there are no arrangements for the safekeeping of such devices at the CDS 2021 test center.
  • No costly item should be carried as the safety of the items will not be ensured by the central authorities or UPSC. They won’t be responsible for the loss of any item.

Examination Rules for CDS 2021

The candidates who are declared guilty by the commission of the following will be strictly penalized by the Commission:

  • The candidates who are found impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person will be punished severely.
  • The candidates must not submit any false/tampered documents.
  • The candidates must not obtain any support for their candidature by any means.
  • Using any kind of unfair means during the examination is prohibited.
  • The candidates can be penalized on account of writing irrelevant matter (obscene language or pornographic matter)
  • Misbehavior with anyone inside the examination is punishable
  • Harassment or any bodily harm to the staff employed by the commission at the CDS 2021 exam center
  • Possessing or using mobile phones, pager or any electronic/communication device inside the examination hall.

CDS Exam Center FAQs

Ques. Can I change my center after the 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 center request towards its consideration based on its merit.

Ques. What do I need to carry at the CDS Exam Center 2021?

Ans. Things to be carried at the exam center are: CDS Admit card, black ballpoint pen, Identity proof.

Ques. How many choices can I enter for the Exam center and will my exam be conducted at the 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 the same center 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 a calculator in the examination?​

Ans. No Calculators are strictly prohibited in the CDS exam center 2021. Any kind of electronic device like mobile phones, pager, calculator is not allowed to be carried.

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

Comments


7 Comments
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sunny pandey
Who holds the right to make the changes in the CDS Exam Centers?
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kavita rani

Hi Sunny. The Union Public Service Commission reserves the right to change the CDS Exam Centers to its discretion depending upon the situation.

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sandesh kumar
I don’t want to get the desired CDS 2021 Exam Center due to the fixed allocation, what should I do?
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kavita rani

Candidates who don’t get the desired CDS 2021 Exam Center due to the fixed allocation, will have to choose a CDS 2021 Test City from the remaining choice of CDS 2021 Test Centers. The candidates are advised to apply early to get a CDS 2021 Exam Center of their choice. The fixed number of candidate systems is not applicable to Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata, Chennai, and Nagpur.

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arushi thankur
From where can I check the updated CDS Exam Centers List 2021?
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kavita rani

CDS 2021 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.

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mizna harmain
How CDS exam centers are allotted?
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kavita rani

CDS Exam Centers are allocated on first-cum-first-serve basis. There are a fixed number of candidates for each center. Once the center is filled, the center is frozen and cannot be selected in the choice.

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omkar shivaji yelave
Can a bachelor in account and finance student can apply for IMA ?
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arvind kumar

Hi Omkar, you can apply for IMA once you fulfill the elibility criteria. For details visit: CDS eligibility

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sakshi singh
are we eligible for cds if we are doing graduation in foreign county?
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Sakshi, no, students doing graduation from any of the foreign countries is not eligible to apply for CDS.
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nonil athokpam
Can I change my exam location
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sakshi garg expert
Hi Nonil, No, you can not change the exam location.