CDS 2018 Admit Card

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Jun 19, 2019

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Anil Tigga

University Data Specialist

CDS 2018 Admit Card will be released by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). The Admit Card will be issued only to those candidates who will submit CDS 2018 Application Form and fulfill the eligibility criteria. CDS 2018 Admit Card will be available in the online mode. Candidates can download the admit card by visiting the official website of UPSC.

  • Candidates can download CDS 2018 Admit Card from the official website by entering their registration number and date of birth one month before the date of CDS 2018.
  • Certain technical guidelines should be followed to download the admit card.
  • CDS 2018 Admit card contains important details and instructions to be followed on the day of the exam.
  • Candidates are also required to carry certain documents on the day of examination.

CDS 2018 Important Dates

CDS 2018 is expected to be held in first week of February 2018. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website to appear for the examination. Tentative dates for CDS Admit Card 2018 are given below:

Event Important Dates
CDS 2018 Written Examination February 05, 2018
Release of admit card January 6, 2018
Last date to download Admit Card February 05, 2018

How to download CDS 2018 Admit Card?

UPSC will provide the facility of downloading CDS 2018 Admit Cards one month before the exam. Candidates will have the provision to download the admit card till February 05, 2018. Candidates are required to download the admit card from the official website and follow the instructions given on the admit card.

The following steps can be followed by candidates to download the CDS 2018 Admit card.

Step 1: Candidates should visit the UPSC official website-

Step 2: After visiting the official website, click on the link for “CDS 2018 Admit Card”.

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Step 3: Candidates are required to enter the following details in the fields provided.

  • Registration number and date of birth


  • Roll number and date of birth


  • Name, Father’s Name, and date of birth
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Step 4: After filling the details, click on the ‘submit’ tab.

Step 5: The online Admit card for CDS 2018 will appear on the screen.

Step 6: Candidates must download and print copies of the same. Admit card should be preserved for future correspondence.

Note: Candidates should note that admit cards will not be sent by the post. Admit card of CDS 2018 will be available only through online mode.

Technical Instructions to download CDS 2018 Admit Card

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

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

Details on Admit card

CDS 2018 Admit card is an important document that contains some important details given below:

Note: No request to change the exam venue or exam timings will be entertained by UPSC.

  • 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 (as mentioned in the Application form)
  • Date and time of the CDS 2018 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

Discrepancy in Admit Card

Candidates are required to carefully check all the details mentioned in the CDS 2018 Admit Card. 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 2018 Admit Card 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

Important Note: In case, candidates are not able to download their CDS 2018 Admit Card or any other communication regarding candidature for the examination three weeks before the commencement of the test then they should contact the Commission on the e-mail id mentioned above. Candidates can also receive information in this regard from the facilitation counter located in the Commission's Office either in person or over phone.

Documents required with Hall ticket

On the day of CDS entrance examination, the most important document to be carried by candidates is CDS Admit Card. Entry without admit card will not be permitted in the examination center. The following documents should be carried by candidates along with admit card:

  • CDS 2018 Admit Card
  • Identity Proof in original
  • Photocopy of Identity proof
  • 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.

CDS 2018 Exam Centers

Candidates are required to note that there is a limit on the number of candidates allotted to each of the center. Candidates who will apply first will be allotted the centers first and once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, the same will be frozen. In case, candidates do not get a centre of their choice, they will be required to choose a center from the remaining ones. Candidates are therefore advised to apply early so that they could get a center of their choice.

The following table lists the Exam centers for CDS 2018:

Agartala Gangtok Panaji (Goa)
Ahmedabad Hyderabad Patna
Aizawl Imphal Port Blair
Allahabad Itanagar Raipur
Bangaluru Jaipur Ranchi
Bareilly Jammu Sambalpur
Bhopal Jorhat Shillong
Chandigarh Kochi Shimla
Chennai Kohima Srinagar
Cuttack Kolkata Thiruvananthapuram
Dehradun Lucknow Tirupati
Delhi Madurai Udaipur
Dharwar Mumbai Vishakhapatnam
Dispur Nagpur  -

Exam Day Instructions

Candidates are required to follow certain instructions on the day of CDS 2018 entrance test to avoid any kind of problem during the test. CDS 2018 Admit Card will contain the set of instructions to be followed by candidates.

  • Candidates without AISEEE 2018 Admit Card will not be permitted to take the entrance test under any circumstances.
  • Aspirants should safely preserve the admit card safely during the entire duration of the test as they have to produce it anytime to the invigilator during the examination. Admit card should also be preserved after the test as it may be required during further stages.
  • You are advised to occupy their seats in the exam hall at least 20 minutes before the start of the test. Candidates arriving 10 minutes late after the commencement of the test will not be allowed to take the test.
  • 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 2018 entrance test and the candidate will be expelled if found using or possessing these devices.

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