UPSC CDS 2019

Exam Date : 18th November 2019
Result Date : 9th November 2019

UPSC CDS(I) 2019 Exam Application Form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern

***UPSC CDS(I) 2019 Written Result has been declared. To download the result, click here***

About: UPSC CDS stands for Union Public Service Commission Combined Defence Service. The UPSC CDS Exam ( Combined Defence Services Examination) is conducted twice a year nation-wide by the UPSC. The CDS exam 2019 is for those candidates who want to be employed as officers in the Army, Navy and Air Force.

Authority: The UPSC CSD (I) 2019 is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.

Expected Dates: The UPSC CDS 2019 (II) Official notification will be released on 12th June 2019 and the exam will be conducted on 8th September 2019. 

  • Written Exam - The CDS exam 2019 is conducted for 300 marks and two hours duration per subject. The subjects include English, General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics.  The questions are of objective type. 

  • Interview - For those who will clear the written exam, there will be an interview which will include intelligence and personality test. 


UPSC CDS (I) 2019 Vacancy

UPSC CDS I Important Notifications

Name of the Course

Vacancies

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

100

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

45

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad—(Pre-Flying) Training

32

Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)

225

Officers Training Academy, Chennai

15

Check UPSC CDS(I) 2019 Vacancy.


UPSC CDS (I) 2019 Important Dates 

Events

Date

Availability of Application Forms

November 1, 2018

Last date for Submission

November 26, 2018

Withdrawal of Online Applications

December 3-10, 2018

e-Admit Card

Three weeks before the Exam Day

UPSC CDS(I) 2019 Exam

February 3, 2019

Result declaration

March, 2019

Check UPSC CDS(I) 2019 Important Dates.


UPSC CDS (I) 2019 Exam Centres

Sl. No

Exam Centres

1

Agartala

2

Ahmedabad

3

Aizawal

4

Allahabad

5

Bengaluru

6

Bareilly

7

Bhopal

8

Chandigarh

9

Chennai

10

Cuttack

11

Dehradun

12

Delhi

13

Dharwad

14

Hyderabad

15

Gangtok

16

Imphal

17

Itanagar

18

Jaipur

19

Jammu

20

Jorhat

21

Kochi

21

Kohima

22

Kolkata

23

Lucknow

24

Madurai

25

Mumbai

26

Nagpur

27

Panaji (Goa)

28

Patna

29

Port Blair

30

Raipur

31

Ranchi

32

Sambalpur

33

Shillong

34

Shimla

35

Srinagar

36

Thiruvananthapuram

37

Tirupati

38

Udaipur

39

Vishakapatnam

Read more about UPSC CDS(I) 2019 Exam Centres.


UPSC CDS (I) 2019 Eligibility

Nationality

a. citizen of India

b. subject of Bhutan

c. subject of Nepal

d. Tibetan refugee (migrating before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India)

e. Person of Indian Origin - migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and East African Countries like Kenya, Uganda, the United
Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam (with the intention of permanently settling in India) 

Age Limit

IMA

Only Unmarried candidates, born between 2nd January 1996 and 1st January 2001, are eligible

Indian Naval Academy

Only Unmarried candidates, born between 2nd January 1996 and 1st January 2001, are eligible

Air Force Academy

Candidates between 20 and 24 years of age as on January 1, 2020 (Relaxation up to 26 years of age, if the candidate holds a valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA, India)

Educational Qualification

IMA

Any degree provided by a recognised University/ Institution or an equivalent

Indian Naval Academy

A degree in Engineering provided by a recognised Institution

Air Force Academy

Any degree provided by a recongised Institution (with Physics and Maths at 10+2 level) or a degree in Engineering

Physical Standards

Candidates must be physically fit as per guidelines are given in Appendix IV

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UPSC CDS (I) 2019 Exam Pattern

  • The exam is divided into two sections:

    • Written Exam

    • Interview

  • Exam Pattern for admissions to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy is tabulated below:

Subject

Marks

Duration

English

100

120 minutes (2 hours)

General Knowledge

100

120 minutes (2 hours)

Elementary Mathematics

100

120 minutes (2 hours)

  • Exam Pattern for admissions to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy is tabulated below:

Subject

Marks

Duration

English

100

120 minutes (2 hours)

General Knowledge

100

120 minutes (2 hours)

  • Questions will only be objective-based

  • The question papers of Elementary Mathematics and General Knowledge will be set in both English and in Hindi.

  • The candidates will not be allowed to use the help of a scribe at any cost.

  • The qualifying marks are kept as a discretion by the Commission

  • Candidates cannot use calculators to answer the objective based questions.

 Read more about UPSC CDS(I) 2019 Exam Pattern.


UPSC CDS (I) 2019 Syllabus

Once the candidates have registered for the CDS examination, they need to start preparing on the topics that will be asked in the question paper. As mentioned, the CDS exam 2019 will have three papers except for Officers Training Academy. The syllabus for the three papers is listed below.

UPSC CDS (I) 2019 English Syllabus

  • The questions will test the candidate's comprehension skills of the language.

  • The question paper will be set in such a way to evaluate on candidate's workmanlike use of words.

UPSC CDS (I) 2019 Elementary Mathematics Syllabus

Arithmetic

Number System
  • Integers

  • Rational and Real numbers

  • Natural numbers

  • Fundamental operations

  • Addition

  • Subtraction

  • Multiplication

  • Decimal fractions

  • Division

  • Square roots

  • Time and Distance

  • Time and Work

  • Unitary method

  • Percentages

  • Profit and Loss

  • Ration and Proportion

  • Variation

  • Application to Simple and Compound Interest.

Elementary Number Theory
  • Prime and Composite numbers

  • Division Algorithm

  • Multiples and factors

  • Factorisation Theorem

  • H.C.F. and L.C.M.

  • Euclidean algorithm

  • Tests of Divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, and 11

  • Logarithms to base 10, Laws of Logarithms

  • Use of Logarithm tables.

Algebra
  • Theory of Polynomials

  • Solutions of Quadratic Equations

  • H.C.F. and L.C.M.

  • Remainder Theorem

  • Simple Factors

  • Relation between its roots and coefficients
  • Set language and Set Notion

  • Practical Problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or 

    inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable

    and their solutions.

  • Rational expressions and conditional identities

  • Laws of indices.

Trigonometry
  • Simple Trigonometric identities

  • Use of trigonometric tables

  • Simple cases of heights and distances

    • Sine ×, cosine ×, Tangent × when 0° < × < 90° Values of sin ×, cos × and

      tan ×, for ×= 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90°

Gemoetry
  • Planes and Plane Figures

  • Lines and Angles

  • Theorems on:

    • Loci

    • Similar Triangles

    • Parallel Lines

    • Sides and angles of a triangle

    • Concurrence of medians and altitudes
    • Congruency of triangles

    • Circles and its properties including tangents and norma

    • Properties of angles, side, and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle, and square

    • Properties of angles at a point

Mensuration
  • Surface area and Volume of Cuboids

  • Lateral Surface and Volume of Right Circular Cones and Cylinders

  • Surface area and Volume of spheres

  • Area of squares

  • Area of rectangles

  • Area of parallelograms

  • Area of triangles

  • Area of circles

  • Area of figures which can be split into these figures (Field Book)

Statistics
  • Graphical Representation

  • Frequency Polygons

  • Bar charts

  • Pie charts

  • Histograms

  • Collection and tabulation of statistical data

  • Measures of central tendency

UPSC CDS (I) 2019 Intelligence and Personality Test Syllabus

  • Picture Perception

  • Descriptions

  • Psychometric 

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UPSC CDS (I) 2019 Application Form Details

  • Photograph and Signature: Candidates should upload the data in a specified format which are given below:

    • The scanned photo should be clear and its better if it is in white background. 

    • The signature should be taken on a white paper by a black ball pen and it should be clearly visible after scanning. The file should be in JPG format.

    • Dimensions for both photo and signature should be 140 pixels (Height) x 110 pixels (width). The size of the scanned files should be between 3KB and 40 KB.

Read more about UPSC CDS(I) 2019 Application Form


UPSC CDS (I) 2019 Application Process

Important Instructions to fill the Online Application Form 

  • There will be no chances for the candidates to change the details filled in the application form once it is submitted. 

  • email Id and phone number should be filled in for future references.

  • Application Form is available in two languages - English and Hindi, but the candidates can only fill the application form in English.

  • The registration is of two parts.

  • Candidates need to fill the basic information in Part I.

  • Part II consists of filling up payment details, selection of Exam Centres, uploading photograph and signature.

How to fill UPSC CDS (I) 2019 Application Form

  • Go to the official website of Union Public Service Commission, which is upsconline.nic.in. The website can be best viewed in Google Chrome and Internet Explorer 9.0 or above.

  • The contents of the website will be in both English and Hindi. 

  • Click on "Online Application For Various Examinations of UPSC". 

  • Registration for the UPSC CDS (I) is of two parts. The page clearly indicates the Examination Code (CDSI), Examination (Combined Defence Services Examination), Notice Number (02/2019-CDS-I), Closing Date (26-11-2018 till 1800 hours), Part I Registration, and Part II Registration.

  • Click on "Click here for Part I Registration". The page will be redirected to the instruction page that instructs the candidates about the details regarding UPSC CDS Exam 2019 Application Form.

  • Click on "Yes" on the bottom of the page to access the online application form.

  • Fill in Personal details such as Name, Gender, Date of birth, Father's Name, Mother's Name, Nationality, Marital Status, Community.

  • If you belong to a minority community, select Yes and choose your Religion from the drop-down list.

  • Minority Religion List: Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, Jain.

  • Select your Educational qualifications

  • Enter your address with pin code and area code.

  • Fill in your email id and phone number.

  • Once all the correct details are entered, select "Continue".

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UPSC CDS (I) 2019 Admit Card

  • Admit cards for UPSC CDS(I) 2019 will be issued on the official website 15 days prior to the date of examination.

  • Admit Cards will not be sent by posts and candidates have to download the CDS examination 2019 admit cards to be taken to the examination hall.

  • Read more about UPSC CDS(I) 2019 Admit Card.


UPSC CDS (I) 2019 Results

Results for UPSC CDS(I) is declared in two stages, firstly results are declared for the written exam, and final results are declared when SSC interview procedure finishes.

The candidate needs to visit the official website at www.upsc.gov.in and click on the 'Active Examinations' link to check the results.

Read more about UPSC CDS(I) 2019 Results.


Contact

Facilitation Counter,

Commissioner's Office

011-23381125/ 011-23385271/ 011-23098543

UPSC CDS 2019 Important Dates

UPSC CDS 2019 Exam is conducted in two sessions throughout the year.

Combined Defence Services Examination(II)- 2019:

  • Application Form Notification: 8th August 2019

  • Date of Upload of the form: 8th August 2019

  • Last Date for Receipt of Applications: 4th September 2019

  • Date of Examination: 18th November 2019

Combined Defence Services Examination(I)- 2019:

  • Application Form Notification: 9th November #year

  • Date of Upload of the form: 8th November #year

  • Last Date for Receipt of Applications: 2nd December #year

  • Date of Examination: 5th February 2020

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UPSC CDS 2019 Eligibility

The following is the Eligibility Criteria for UPSC CDS Exam:

  • Nationality: A candidate must be:
    • A citizen of India.
    • A subject of Bhutan.
    • A subject of Nepal.
    • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
    • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories 2, 3, 4 and 5 above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gurkha subjects of Nepal.

  • Education Qualification:
    • For IMA /OTA: A degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
    • For Indian Naval Academy:  Bachelor of Engineering.
    • For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10 +2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.
  • Age Requirements:
    • For IMA: Unmarried male candidates between 19-24 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.
    • For Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates between 19-22 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding; the year of examination
    • For Air Force Academy: Unmarried male candidates between 20-24 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination
    • For Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for men):  Male candidates (married or unmarried) between 19-25 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1994 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.
    • For  Officers  Training  Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible.
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UPSC CDS 2019 Application Process

Application Process for UPSC CDS:

UPSC CDS Application Process

Steps to apply for the UPSC CDS exam:

  • Visit the official site of UPSC i.e. http://www.upsc.gov.in/
  • Check the What's New section shown on the right-hand side of the page
  • If you can not find the link of CDS exam in the What's New section then you can also find it in the Active Examinations Column in Examination section shown in the centre of the page
  • Read the notification carefully and check the eligibility criteria of the branches (AFA, INA, IMA & OTA) you wish to apply
  • After this, you will be redirected to https://upsconline.nic.in/
  • In this site, you can find the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM for CDS exam written in bold letters
  • Click on the link and you will enter PART-I  of Registration. Fill up the form
  • After completing the Part-I of registration, you will have to fill the PART-II to complete the form
  • You will also have to upload your photo and signature as per the instructions are given
  • Candidates are intimidated in their mail about the successful submission of their form by the UPSC in the Mail-Id mentioned in the exam form
  • Candidates must make sure that the application form of UPSC CDS is complete when submitted
  • The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the Commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID
  • The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination.
  • The Admit Card will be available for downloading from the official website of UPSC CDS exam. Candidates must make sure to download as no admit card will be sent via post
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UPSC CDS 2019 Application Form Details

Application Form Details for UPSC CDS Exam:

  • Candidates will have to visit the official website of UPSC CDS.
  • Find the application form and fill the form according to the instructions.
  • Make sure that the submitted details are correct.
  • Upload the scanned copy of the Passport Sized Photograph.
  • Next step is to pay the Application Fee via online banking.
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UPSC CDS 2019 Admit Card

How to download the Admit Card:

UPSC CDS Admit Card

  • Availability of Admit Card: The eligible candidates will receive the Admit Card three weeks before the exam. Candidates can download the Admit Card once it is available on the official website.
  • Provide valid details of E-Mail ID while registration as the may use it to contact the candidates.
  • Note: Candidates will not receive Admit Card via post.
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UPSC CDS 2019 Exam Pattern

UPSC CDS Exam is conducted in three papers. The details of the papers can be found below:

  • Paper 1 - English: 
    • Number of Questions: 120
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Marks: 100
  • Paper 2 - General Knowledge:
    • Number of Questions: 120
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Marks: 100
  • Paper 3 - Elementary Mathematics:
    • Number of Questions: 100
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Marks: 100

Elementary Mathematics is not required for admission to Officers Training Academy (OTA).

There will be four sets of question booklet namely A, B, C and D. Candidates will get question booklet randomly.

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UPSC CDS 2019 Syllabus

Syllabus for UPSC CDS Exam:

The CDS 2 2019 syllabus is mentioned below. The below mentioned topics are 

  • English:
    • Synonyms
    • Antonyms
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Para Jumbles
    • Error Spotting
    • Jumbled Sentences
    • Sentence Correction
    • Fill in the Blanks
  • General Knowledge:
    • Knowledge of Current Events
    • Experience in Scientific Aspects
    • History of India
    • Geography of Nature.
  • Elementary Mathematics:
    • Arithmetic
    • Algebra
    • Trigonometry
    • Geometry
    • Measurements
    • Statistics
  • Intelligence and Personality Test
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UPSC CDS 2019 Results

Steps to download the Result:

UPSC CDS 2019

  • Results for UPSC CDS is declared in two stages
    • First, UPSC declares the written exam result
    • Final Result is out once SSB interview procedure is finished
  • Aspirants should secure minimum required marks to get shortlisted for the next round of the selection process

Statistics of CDS II 2016:

Here, we are presenting the data collected by various sources which display the number of candidates qualified. Approximately 274,835 candidates registered online for the exam out of which approximately 40% didn't show up for the exam. So 164,901 candidates appeared for the exam out of which 7,194 candidates qualified the written examination. 

These 7,194 were allotted the interview dates to appear in their respective SSB Boards. Candidate qualifying all the three domains will be called only once for the SSB. The selection of interview dates depends upon the SSB Boards, which is final and can not be changed unnecessarily.  

For admission, candidates have to qualify in interview round. All candidates will also be required to submit their original documents in support of their age and educational qualification before the last date.

The original Certificates are to be submitted within two weeks of completion of the SSB Interview and not later than 13th November 2019.

UPSC Commission will release the marks list of the exam within fifteen days from the date of publication of the final results.

Candidates can download the marks sheet within 60 days from the day it was put up.

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Discussion Forum



Q
What are the content in UPSC CDS 2018 application form

What are the content in UPSC CDS 2018 application form?

Asked By: Khushi khandelwal,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Khushi,

UPSC CDS 2018 application form will be asked to fill their basic information such as Name, Parents name, nationality, category, email id, Contact Details, Corresponding Address etc and fields marked with Star are mandatory and the applicant cannot leave it empty.

Click here to read other content of application form.

Good Luck.


Q
How many attempts candidates can make to clear UPSC CDS exam

How many attempts candidates can make to clear UPSC CDS exam?

Asked By: Akansha,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Akansha,

There is no restriction on the number of attempts in UPSC CDS exam, you can apply twice a year as per the eligibility criteria.

Click here to read other eligibility criteria.

Good Luck.


Q
What kind of job is offered after clearing the UPSC CDS exam

What kind of job is offered after clearing the UPSC CDS exam?

Asked By: Meenkshi,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Meenakshi,

UPSC CDS conducts two exams annually: Combined Defence Service (I) & Combined Defence Service (II). Entrance exams are conducted for the following academies and posts: 

Indian Military Academy - Army officers (Lieutenant)

Indian Naval Academy - Sub-Lieutenant

Air Force Academy - Flying Officer

Officer's Training Academy - Short Service Commission Officer

Click here to read other details of UPSC CDS exam.

Good Luck.


Q
Can I appear for UPSC CDS exam after completing my B.Tech

Can I appear for UPSC CDS exam after completing my B.Tech ?

Asked By: Palak,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Palak,

Yes, you can apply for UPSC CDS exam.

  • For IMA /OTA: A degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

  • For Indian Naval Academy:  Bachelor of Engineering or B.E.

  • For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10 +2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Click here to read other eligibility criteria.

Good Luck.


Q
UPSC CDS 2017 conducting authority for interview

Who conducts the UPSC CDS interview?

Asked By: Sunil Ramesh,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The UPSC CDS interview is conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).


Q
UPSC CDS 2017 conducting authority

Who conducts the UPSC CDS exam?

Asked By: Pragyan Ponamma,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Union Public Service Commission conducts the UPSC CDS exam.


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Union Public Service Commission Combined Defence Services Exam [UPSC CDS] 2017 Details

where are the Female trained after qualifying [UPSC CDS]

Asked By: Nidhi Mehta ,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Women candidates are eligible for OTA (Officers Training Academy, Chennai) only


Q
Union Public Service Commission Combined Defence Services Exam [UPSC CDS] 2017 Details

where are the candidates interviewed after qualifying written test

Asked By: Sharadh Mehta ,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Candidates qualifying the written test are interviewed by the Service Selection Board and if finally selected, depending upon the choice given by the candidates and their merit list ranking, are sent to one of the following institutes for orientation training:

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
  • Air Force Academy,  Hyderabad
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai
  • Officers  Training  Academy, Chennai 21st SSC Women (Non- Technical)

 


Q
Apply for the exam

How do i apply for the UPSC CDS 2017 EXAM?

Asked By: Punith Gowda,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Candidates are required to apply online only using the link www.upsconline.nic.in click here to apply
The applicants are advised to submit only single application, however if due to any unavoidable situation, if he/she submits another/multiple applications, then he/she must ensure that application with the higher RID (Registration ID) is complete in all respects like applicants’ details, examination centre, photograph, signature, fee etc
The applicants who are submitting multiple applications should note that only the applications with higher RID (Registration ID) shall be entertained by the commission and fee paid against one RID shall not be adjusted against any other RID.
Candidates are not required to submit alongwith their applications any certificate in support of their claims regarding age, educational qualifications, SC/ST/OBC and fee remission etc.
The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admission Certificate three weeks before the commencement of the examination
The e-Admission Certificate will be made available in the UPSC website www.upsc.gov.in for downloading by candidates. No admission certificate will be sent by post
Information in this regard can also be obtained from the Facilitation Counter located in the Commission’s Office either in person or over telephone 011-2338527/011-23381125/011-23098543


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UPSC CDS 2017 Number of times the exam is conducted

How many times is the UPSC CDS exam conducted in a year?

Asked By: Sailendra Dewan,

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Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The UPSC CDS exam is conducted twice a year.


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