UPSC CDS Admit Card 2020: Since CDS 2020 recruitment involves a written exam, therefore, UPSC issues admit cards to all eligible applicants. In fact, unless one has the CDS Admit Card, they are not allowed to appear in the exam. The admit card is conventionally issued 03 weeks before the exam date. As we know, CDS 1 2020 already took place and the UPSC issued admit cards for the same. UPSC CDS Admit Card for the second session in 2020 is releasing before the exam at the official website. The CDS 2 2020 exam is scheduled to be conducted on November 08, 2020. Candidates seeking the UPSC CDS Admit Card 2020 process and exam pattern can get the information here on this page.
Latest: UPSC CDS (2) Admit Card 2020 is to be released approximately 03 weeks before the exam date.
UPSC CDS Admit Card 2020
CDS Admit card 2020 is the only document that proves the provisional eligibility appear for the exam. Under no circumstances shall a candidate be allowed to sit in the CDS 2020 examination if they do not carry the UPSC CDS admit card with them. Candidates can refer to the table below to know the important dates of CDS 2020, as well as the expected date of release of CDS 2, Admit Card 2020.
|CDS 1 2020 Event||Date|
|Notification release||30 Oct 2019|
|Start of online application||30 Oct 2019|
|Last date to apply||19 Nov 2019|
|Admit Card issue||09 Jan – 02 Feb 2020|
|Exam date||02 Feb 2020|
|Result||23 Mar 2020|
|CDS 2 2020 Event||Date|
|Notification release||05 Aug 2020|
|Start of online application||05 Aug 2020|
|Last date to apply||25 Aug 2020|
|Admit card issue||To be announced!|
|Exam date||08 Nov 2020|
|Result||To be announced!|
Download Admit Card: Click here to download the UPSC CDS Admit Card 2020.
How to Download the UPSC CDS Admit Card 2020?
The Commission generally releases the UPSC CDS Admit Card 2020 three weeks before the exam. To download the admit card, candidates have to first visit the official website of UPSC and then log in to get the admit card.
Step 1: As soon as the candidate open the official website, they are able to see the ‘Admit Card’ as shown below:
Step 2: After clicking on it, a new page opens, click on ‘E-admit card for various Examinations of UPSC’.
Step 3: A new page opens where candidates can notice, exam name, date and download option for the admit card. Click on download
Step 4: Now the dates of admit card availability for download is visible on the screen. Now click on ‘Click Here’ and move to the next page.
Step 5: Instruction page opens up, read all the instructions carefully till the end of the page and click on Yes and move ahead.
Step 6: Candidates now get the option to download their admit card, either by adding their Roll Number or Registration ID. For the candidates who are downloading the admit card for the first time, login using their registration number.
Step 7: By clicking on the option of Registration ID, candidates are asked to add more details such as their Registration ID, Date of Birth and Security Code. After adding all the details candidate are able to download their admit card of UPSC CDS 2020.
Details in UPSC CDS 2020 Admit Card
Admit card of CDS 2020 is perhaps the most important document that the candidate must carry with them in the examination hall. Besides, it is also advised to carry a photo identity card. Vital details that candidate can see in their admit card are as follows:
- Date of the Examination
- Name of the Candidate
- Roll number of the Candidate
- Photo identity card
- Father’s name
- Mother’s name
- Exam centre
- Venue of the examination
- Timings of all three written test subjects i.e English, General Knowledge and Mathematics
Items Allowed in Examination Hall Of UPSC CDS 2020
While appearing for CDS 2020, candidates are allowed to carry certain things with them, list of which is given below. Any other object except given in the list will not be allowed, so avoid carrying the barred objects, in order to avoid frisking.
- Hard board or clip board
- Black ball pen of good quality
Items Not Permitted in the Examination Hall
Any item other than prescribed in below list is not allowed in examination hall.
- Electronic devices
- Loose sheets
- Mathematical and drawing instruments
- Stencils of maps
- Log tables
- Test booklets
- Slide rules
- Rough sheets
UPSC CDS 2020 Admit Card Not Received
Candidates who are eligible for the CDS 2020 receives their Admit Cards three weeks before the exam date. UPSC CDS Admit Card 2020 can be downloaded from the UPSC website. If any candidate doesn’t receive the admit card then they should immediately get in touch with the Commission. Candidates can also contact Facilitation Counter in this regard situated at Commission’s Office either in person or they can also dial the numbers given below:
If the candidate fails to inform the Commission three weeks before the exam about not receiving the admit card, then Commission is not going to be responsible for non-receipt of the CDS admit card 2020 of the candidate. Candidates will not be allowed to sit in the exam if they don’t have their admit card, irrespective of the circumstances. In case of candidate notice any discrepancy then they should immediately inform UPSC regarding the same.
Exam Schedule for UPSC CDS 2020
Exam schedule for CDS 2020 is given below and candidates are advised to check the official website of UPSC to know if the schedule has changed or not.
Exam schedule for Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:
|General Knowledge||02 hours||100|
|Elementary Mathematics||02 hours||100|
Exam schedule for Officers’ Training Academy:
|General Knowledge||02 hours||100|
CDS 2020 Exam Centres
Exam for CDS 2020 is conducted in almost all the prominent states of India. Candidates can choose the centre of their choice from the given list, while filling the application form.
- Panaji (Goa)
- Port Blair
- Prayagraj (Allahabad)
UPSC CDS 2020 Exam Pattern
CDS 2020 exam consist of three papers of equal marks. The detailed aspects of the pattern of the exam is provided here in this section.
Language: Question papers of Elementary Mathematics and General Knowledge are bilingual and available in both Hindi and English.
Exam Mode: Exam of UPSC CDS 2020 is conducted through OMR Sheets.
Negative Marking: One third (0.33) marks assigned to that question will be deducted for wrong answer.
Type of Questions: All the subjects have Objective Type Questions only.
Details of subject wise number of questions and marks is given below:
|Subject||No. of Questions||Marks|
Important Exam Instructions for UPSC CDS 2020
Instructions given below are very important for the candidates who are going to appear for the UPSC CDS 2020 exam.
- Candidates are only allowed to use Black ball pen and add the subject code along with the roll number at the appropriate space given in the answer sheet.
- Omission, mistake or discrepancy in filling the important details in OMR sheets such as Test Booklet Series Code and Roll Number can lead to the rejection of the answer sheet.
- Once the exam starts, ensure that the test booklet is not torn, or have any misprint or missing items or pages, if there is any such discrepancy, then get the booklet replaced asap.
- Do not add any other information at any place in the answer sheet, except the entries that are asked to fill
- Avoid putting extraneous marking on the answer sheet and do not damage it by folding it.
About Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Union Public Service Commission, known as UPSC is in of the premier recruiting agency of India. It is the responsible body who conducts examinations as well as appointments for All India Services and appointment and recruitment of group A & B of Central services. Commission directly reports to President and through him it can also advise the Government.
UPSC CDS 2020 Admit Card Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : Candidates who are eligible receives the admit card 3 weeks before the exam date, they can download it from the UPSC website.
Ans : In this case candidates should immediately get in touch with the Commission by writing an email. Candidate can also call facilitation center to know about their admit card.
Ans : No such request is accepted by the commission.
Ans : No, candidate should only appear in the examination centre allotted to them. If they didn't do so then their paper will not be evaluated and their candidature might stand cancelled.
Ans : Signature and photograph should be in JPG format and should not exceed the size of 300 KB and shouldn't be less than 20 KB. Candidates should read the instruction carefully present on the website of UPSC before uploading the photograph and signature.
Ans : Mobile phone are not allowed, even they are switched off, any electronic equipment, programmable device, smart watch, pen drive etc, bluetooth, camera etc are not allowed in the examination venues.