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UPSC CDS 2 Admit Card 2017 – Candidates planning to appear for CDS 2 exam on November 19, 2017, must download the admit card now. The admit card of UPSC CDS exam is a crucial document and without it, the authority will not grant permission to enter the exam hall. The admit card is available at but the link to download it is also available on this page. Candidates can only avail CDS 2 Admit Card via login by submitting the Registration Number / Roll Number and Date of Birth. The Commission will not dispatch a print copy of the document. Check process for downloading UPSC CDS 2 Admit Card 2017, the process for removing errors, faqs and more details from this page.

Latest: Download UPSC CDS (2) Admit Card 2017 before the exam day, i.e. November 19, 2017. Do carry as a print on an A-4 sheet.

UPSC CDS 2 Admit Card 2017

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has only issued the admit card for the registered candidates. The UPSC CDS (2) Admit Card 2017 indicates candidate information, examination venue and timing details. Important Schedule for UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination (2) 2017 is as follows.

Important events Dates
End of application form submission 08 Sep 2017
Download UPSC CDS 2017 Admit Card 27 Oct 2017
CDS 2017 Examination 19 Nov 2017

Get Here UPSC CDS (II) Admit Card: Click Here to download UPSC CDS 2 Admit Card 2017.

What to Do If Unable to Download UPSC CDS 2 Admit Card 2017

If the candidate is unable to download the admit card of UPSC CDS 2017 or if it is not available then the candidates should contact UPSC Facilitation Counter. Candidates are required to call them at:

  • 011-23385271, 23381125, or 23098543
  • Candidates can call in any working day, between 10:00 am to 05:00 pm.
  • If a candidate wishes to FAX then the Fax Number is 011-23387310.

Removal of Discrepancies in CDS 2 Admit Card

Now that the exam is around the corner, the candidates should take care of certain factors. The most important factor is that the admit card with errors will lead to cancellation of candidature. Hence, it is advised to the candidates that they check all the details on admit card, after downloading it.

If there is a discrepancy in the details then the candidates must contact UPSC as soon as possible. UPSC can be contacted at:

Address: Union Public Service Commission
Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069
E-mail ID: feedback-upsc[at]gov[dot]in

Instructions to be Followed If the Photograph is not Available in UPSC CDS 2 Admit Card 2017

As said above, it vital to ensure that all the details are apt on the admit card. This include photograph as well. If a candidate notices that the photograph is not available on the admit card then they need to:

  • Carry 3 identical photograph, along with Identity Proof.
  • Also carry the print out of the admit card.

Valid Photo ID Proof: Voter ID card with the image, Aadhaar Card with the image, Passport, PAN card with the image, College ID Card, etc.

Note: If a candidate has not informed UPSC about the problem(s) they will be solely responsible for the consequences.

How to Download UPSC CDS 2 Admit Card exam?

The procedure to download UPSC CDS 2 Admit Card 2017 is simple and candidate friendly. The candidates can check the steps by step procedure to download the admit card from below:

  • Go to the official website of UPSC at or candidates can also follow the Admit card link provided above.
  • Navigate to the link that says e-Admit Card – Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2017.
  • The landing page for reaching admit card download page shall appear, and it look like the image shown below.

  • Click on the link and reach the instructions page.

  • Select one of the options as shown on the page.

  • Choose Registration Id or Roll Number option.

  • If the candidates will opt for Registration ID then they need to enter Registration Id and Date of Birth but if the candidates choose Roll Number option then they will have to submit it Roll Number and Date of Birth.
  • Click on “Submit” button.
  • Check and download the CDS Admit Card.

Download and print the UPSC Combined Defence Services (II) e-admit card on a plain white sheet of paper. Take multiple print outs and keep it safe.

Significance of the UPSC CDS (2) admit card 2017

  • No candidate will ordinarily be allowed to take the examination unless he/she holds an e-Admit Card for the examination.
  • The hall ticket is a very important document for the examination and it should be carefully preserved.
  • Do not tamper with the admission certificate. Do not make any markings on the UPSC CDS admit card issued by the Commission.
  • Make sure that all details in the document are correct and verifiable.

Important Instruction after downloading Admit Card

  1. Check the e-Admit Card carefully and bring discrepancies, if any, to the notice of UPSC immediately.
  2. Mention your Name, Roll Number, Registration ID and Name & Year of the Examination in all the correspondence with UPSC.
  3. Candidates need to bring the e-Admit Card in each session. Candidates need to keep E-Admit Card safely because it will be required during SSB.
  4. You are responsible for safe custody of the e-Admit Card and in the event of any other person using this e-Admit Card.
  5. Candidates who do not have clear photographs on the e-admit card/signatures on the Scannable Attendance Lists will have to bring a photo identity proof viz. Adhar Card, Driving Licence, Passport, Voter I Card etc. and three passport size photographs one for each session for appearing in the examination with an undertaking.

FAQs on UPSC CDS 2 Admit Card 2017

Q. What to do if the UPSC CDS 2 admit card 2017 of another candidate is mistakenly received?

A. Candidates may please note that if their admit card for UPSC CDS 2017 has any mistakes, or it is issued in another candidate’s name – such a case should be immediately brought to the notice of the Commission. Candidate must carry admit card issued in their name only, and also all the details in the document should be correct and verifiable.

Q. I have got the admit card but I wish to change the exam center. How can I do so?
A. After receiving the admit card it is not possible to change the center.

The UPSC CDS 2 Admit Card notice has been displayed below:

UPSC CDS Preparation Strategy and Important Books

The first step towards preparing for the Combined Defense Services examination is to know the exam pattern and syllabus.

#1 Exam Pattern

For Admission to Indian Academy, Indian Naval Acadmy and Air Force Academy

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 Hours 100

For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100

Services Selection Centres will conduct SSB interview for the candidates who willqualify the written examination.

 #2 Syllabus

UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination Syllabus

# 3 Books to Prepare for CDS Exam

Name of book Author
Pathfinder CDS Examination Conducted by UPSC Arihant Experts
Chapterwise-Sectionwise Solved Paper of CDS Mathematics, English, General Ability Expert Compilation
10 Practice Sets CDS Examination Conducted by UPSC Expert Compilation
Mathematics for CDS Entrance Exam RS Agarwal
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations RS Aggarwal
Objective General English RS Aggarwal
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
General Studies for All Competitive Examinations IAS, IFS, IES, IES/ISS, SCRA, CMS, CPF, CDS, NDA/NA, SSC, PSC Volume 1 Atlantic Research Division
General Studies for All Competitive Examinations IAS, IFS, IES, IES/ISS, SCRA, CMS, CPF, CDS, NDA/NA, SSC: Volume 2 Atlantic Research Division
Manorama Yearbook Mathew, Mammen & Manorama, Malayala
General Knowledge by Manohar Pandey Arihant Publications

# 4 Practice from past year CDS question papers

Go through the question papers of last years Combined Defence Services examination. This will help you understand the standard of exam, pattern and difficulty level. You can chart your preparation after going through at least two-three question papers.

UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination II, 2017

This hall ticket is very important from the examination point of view. UPSC will issue CDS 2 Admit Card 2017 to eligible candidates which they can get at

The examination is being conducted for filling vacancies in Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 145th (DE) Course commencing in July, 2018;  Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala Course commencing in July, 2018 Executive (General Service); Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July, 2018; Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai 108th SSC Course (for Men) commencing in October, 2018; Officers Training Academy, Chennai 22nd SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in October, 2018.

UPSC CDS 2017 Exam Centres

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

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