UPSC CDS Admit Card 2020: Exam date for Combined defence service 2020 is announced by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Candidates can download the admit card for UPSC CDS 2020 from official website once it is released. Candidates downloading their admit card for the first time will need their Registration ID to download the admit card. It is mandatory to carry the admit card of CDS 2020 in examination hall, as without it candidates won’t get entry. Candidates are only allowed to carry hard board and black ball pen with their admit card and nothing else. To know step wise procedure of downloading the admit card, things allowed and barred from examination hall and exam instruction, read this article carefully.
UPSC CDS Admit Card 2020
Admit card is the only document that will allow the candidate to sit for the UPSC CDS 2020 exam. No matter how well prepared a candidate is they will not be allowed to sit in the CDS 2020 examination if they do not carry their admit card with them. All the details should be correct and filled properly while filling the application form of UPSC CDS 2020, in order to avoid delay or last moment frisking. Candidates can refer the table below to know the important dates of UPSC CDS 2020 exam.
|Date of Exam Notification||30 Oct 2019|
|Last Date of Receipt of Application||19 Nov 2019|
|Date of Admit Card Release||Will Notify Soon|
|Date of Exam||02 Feb 2020|
Download Admit Card: Candidates can download the Admit Card of UPSC CDS 2020 from upsc.gov.in.
How to Download the UPSC CDS Admit Card
UPSC generally releases the admit card of CDS 2020 three weeks before the exam. To download the admit card, candidate have to first visit the official website of UPSC.
Step 1: As soon as the candidate open the official website, they will be able to see the ‘Admit Card’ as shown below:
Step 2: After clicking on it, a new page will open, click on ‘E-admit card for various Examinations of UPSC’.
Step 3: A new page will open where you will see, exam name, date and download option for the admit card. Click on download
Step 4: You will now be able to see the dates of admit card availability for download. Now click on ‘Click Here’ and move to the next page.
Step 5: Instruction page will open up, read all the instructions carefully till the end of the page and click on Yes and move ahead.
Step 6: You will now get the option to download your admit card, either by adding your Roll Number or Registration ID. For the candidates who are downloading the admit card for the first time, will login using their registration number
Step 7: By clicking on the option of Registration ID, candidates will be asked to add more details such as their Registration ID, Date of Birth and Security Code. After adding all the details candidate will be able to download their admit card of UPSC CDS 2020.
Details in UPSC CDS 2020 Admit Card
Admit card of CDS 2020 is the important document that candidate has to carry with them in examination hall. 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
Things Allowed in Examination Hall for UPSC CDS 2020 Exam
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
Articles Not Permitted in the Examination Hall: Any item other than prescribed in above 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 will receive their Admit Cards three weeks before the exam date. Admit card for UPSC CDSS 2020 can be downloaded from UPSC website. If any candidate doesn’t receive her/his 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 fail 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 admit card of the candidate. Candidates will not be allowed to sit in the exam, if they doesn’t have their admit card, irrespective of the circumstances. In case 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, 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|
Exam Centres for UPSC CDS 2020
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
UPSC CDS 2020 exam pattern is as follows:
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 answer sheet.
- Omission, mistake or discrepancy in filling the important details in OMR sheet such as Test Booklet Series Code and Roll Number can lead to the rejection of answer sheet..
- Once the exam starts, ensure that your test booklet is not torn, or have any misprint or missing items or pages, if you find any such discrepancy, then get your booklet replaced asap.
- Do not add any other information at any place in answer sheet, except the entries you 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.