CDS 2 2020 Exam – Union Public Service Commossop (UPSC) CDS 2 2020 examination is around the corner. Several candidates will be participating for CDS 2 2020 exam on November 08, 2020. As the exam is taking place amidst COVID-19 pandemic, UPSC has issued certain guidelines for the safety of candidates. Aspirants have to ensure that they obey every instruction carefully. All the CDS 2 exam guidelines are available in this article. Moreover, we have also provided some last-minute preparation tips, previous year question papers and mock test links to review. Check more on CDS 2 Exam Day Guidelines, SOPs here.
Latest: The exam date guideline and SOPs for CDS 2 2020 are now available. Check the same below.
CDS 2 2020 Exam
The examination for CDS is conducted to shortlist eligible candidates for training in Officers’ Training Academy, Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. Here is the schedule for CDS 2 2020 exam.
|Important Events||CDS 2 2020|
|Admit Card issue||15 Oct – 08 Nov 2020|
|Date of CDS exam||08 Nov 2020|
|Declaration of Result||Dec 2020 (tentative)|
Official website: upsc.gov.in
CDS 2 2020 Exam Day Guidelines
For the orderly commencement of CDS exam, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases certain guidelines. These are related to instructions that a candidate has to follow outside and inside the exam centre. This year, UPSC has published some COVID-19 specific guidelines as well. Go through the CDS 2 2020 exam day guidelines below.
- It is suggested to reach the CDS exam centre at least 30 minutes before the exam begins.
- Candidates have to wear a mask all the time. Invigilator asks candidates to remove their mask only for the verification purpose.
- It is advised to carry a hand sanitizer in a transparent bottle.
- Social distancing norms should be followed. Aspirants have to maintain at least 02 meters distance amongst them.
- Ensure that aspirant reach exam centre 10 minutes before the reporting time.
- There are certain documents aspirants have to carry to the exam centre. We have discussed the same in the next section below.
- Candidates are advised to not carry any valuable items to the exam centre. UPSC is not held responsible if items are misplaced/ lost.
- Before appearing for the CDS exam, read the ‘Manual of Examination’ as provided by UPSC.
COVID-19 Social Distancing Norms
CDS 2 2020 Admit Card is Available! – Download Here
As the examination is round the corner, UPSC has recently released the admit card for CDS exam. Aspirants can refer to the direct link available below to download the UPSC CDS admit card.
Click here to download CDS 2 2020 admit card
How to download CDS admit card
Refer to this video by Adda247 while downloading CDS II admit card.
Documents to Carry to CDS Exam Centre
Here is the list of documents that aspirants have to carry to CDS exam centre. These are documents are required for the verification purpose. So, refer to the check list below.
- CDS 2 Admit card 2020
- Proof of identity proof –
- Aadhaar Card
- Voter Card
- PAN Card
- Driving Licence
- Any other Photo ID Card
- Black Ball Point Pen
UPSC CDS Exam Pattern & Syllabus
Before appearing for the big day, we suggest aspirants brush up some basics of CDS exam. In this section, we are discussing the exam pattern for CDS II 2020 exam.
- Mode of exam: Offline mode, i.e. it is a pen-paper based test
- Duration of the exam: 02 hours (for each paper)
- Type of Questions: Multiple Choice Questions
- Language of questions: Bilingual (Hindi and English) except for the language section.
- Marking Scheme: 0.33 marks are deducted
For Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy
|Subject||No. of Questions||Marks|
For Officers’ Training Academy
|Subject||No. of Questions||Marks|
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – CDS II Syllabus
Get CDS 2020 Previous Year Question Paper
Now that candidates have revised the exam pattern and syllabus, its time to practice. In this section, candidates get some previous year question papers to practice so far. This helps them to look over the topics they have studied for the examination.
With that, a free link for UPSC CDS mock test is also available. Use both the question paper and mock test to practice more and more to increase the marks in CDS exam.
Last Minute Preparation Tips for CDS 2 2020 Exam
As the exam is around the corner, aspirants must be in search of some last-minute preparation tips. Here are some preparation tips for Combined Defence Services II.
Tip #1 Focus on basics. Revise all the important formulas and basic concepts of each topic of CDS syllabus to attempt questions faster and accurately.
Tip #2 Do not waste time on one question. If aspirants are unable to solve question in go then Experts suggest them to mark them for later once rest of the paper is done.
Tip #3 Accuracy and speed should be maintained. Aspirants must focus on their speed along with the accuracy of the questions.
Tip#4 Revise the short notes that candidates have prepared throughout their preparation months. It helps them to revise some crucial topics.
CDS 2 2020 Revision
Preparation and practising are two pillars that allow candidates to score more. However, revision plays an important part as well. So to help our readers, we have given here a video by Sarkaari Service. In this video, CDS mentors have provided some tips and tricks to revise and increase the scores.
CDS 2 2020 Last Minute Tips | Increase 25-30 Marks | Tips and Tricks – Sarkaari Service
About CDS 2 2020 Exam
The examination for Combined Defence Services (CDS) is conducted by Union Public Service Service (UPSC) twice a year. The main purpose of the exam is to appoint candidates for the training session under Officers’ Training Academy, Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. Candidates have to appear for the written exam, document verification, personal interview and medical test.