As per the CDS II schedule, the entrance exam will be held on November 8, 2020. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released all the exam-related dates of Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE) 2020 on the official website. These include dates related to the release of the exam notification, CDS II application form, admit card, exam, answer key, result, etc. Candidates must keep a check on all the CDS II 2020 exam dates so that they do not miss any important deadline. The notification and application form for CDS II will be available from August 5, 2020 on the official website of UPSC.
For more details about CDS exam dates 2020, go through this article.
CDS Exam Dates 2020
Candidates can check the important dates of Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) 2020 events below.
CDS Exam 2020 Event Schedule
|Events||Important Dates for CDS I||Important Dates for CDS II|
|CDS Notification||October 30, 2019||August 5, 2020|
|Release date of CDS application form||October 30, 2019||August 5, 2020|
|Last date to apply||November 19, 2019||August 25, 2020|
|Last day of payment of fees||November 19, 2019||August 25, 2020|
|Withdrawal of CDS application form||November 26 – December 3, 2019||To be notified|
|Availability of CDS Admit Card||January 9, 2020||October 2020|
|CDS exam date||February 2, 2020||November 8, 2020|
|CDS written exam result||February 7, 2020||December 2020|
|SSB call letter||NA||To be notified|
|SSB interview||NA||To be notified|
|CDS final result||NA||To be notified|
|CDS answer key||NA||To be notified|
CDS Exam Dates – Highlights
Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE) II will be held on November 8, 2020 through offline mode. CDS II applicants are advised to stay updated through the information provided below:
CDS II Application Form 2020
Union Public Service Commission will release the application form of CDS II on August 5, 2020 through online mode. Eligible candidates can fill the CDS application form by visiting the official website – upsc.gov.in. The last date to submit the CDS II online form is August 25, 2020. Also, applicants must go through the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the exam conducting body before application form submission. The CDS application form can be filled in two parts – Part I (Registration) and Part II (fee payment, centre selection, uploading of images and final submission).
CDS II Admit Card 2020
The commission will release the admit card of CDS II three weeks prior to the commencement of exam. Applicants can download the CDS admit card 2020 from the official website – upsc.gov.in. Only those who have successfully submitted the application form will be able to download the CDS II admit card. Candidates must carry any one of their photo-identity cards along with the CDS admit card on the day of the examination. They will not be allowed to take the examination without the admit card.
CDS II Exam 2020
UPSC will conduct the CDS II examination through offline mode on November 8, 2020. As per the exam pattern of CDS, candidates applying for Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Indian Military Academy have to prepare for three subjects – English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics whereas candidates who opt for Officers’ Training Academy have to prepare for English and General Knowledge.
CDS Exam Dates – FAQs
✔️ When will the admit card of CDS II be released?
The admit card of CDS II will be released in October, three weeks prior to the entrance examination. CDS II exam will be held on November 8 and the admit card is expected to be released in mid of October.
✔️ In what mode will the CDS exam be conducted?
Combined Defence Services Examination (CDSE) will be held in offline mode on November 8, 2020. Candidates taking the exam for Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Indian Military Academy training need to be prepared for answering questions from English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics. On the other hand, candidates who opt for Officers' Training Academy have to prepare for English and General Knowledge.
✔️ When is the last date to apply for CDS II?
As per the CDS exam dates 2020 notification, the last date to apply for CDS II is August 25. However, interested candidates are advised to submit the application form of CDS II as soon as possible, once the CDS II application form submission window opens on August 5, to avoid any last-minute hassle.
✔️ From where can I download the CDS II admit card?
You can download the CDS II admit card from the official website in online mode only. Candidates should preserve the printout of admit card until the interview round (if selected).
✔️ When will the SSB interview be held for candidates who qualify CDS 2020?
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has not yet released the dates for SSB call letter issuance and interview. The date for the SSB interview is expected to be revealed with the release of CDS II official notification.
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