CDS 2017 (2) Admit Card, Exam Pattern and Date


CSS  2017 2nd Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Exam Date

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is the respective authority going to conduct Combined Defense Service (CDS) 2 2017 on 19th November 2017 respectively and its admit card is available from October 2017 onward. CDS 2017 exam is organized for admission to below-mentioned programs:

Available Application Forms
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Course Name Vacancy
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 142 200
Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala 45
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training course 32
Officers Training Academy, Chennai. 105th SSC Course (for Men) 175
Officers Training Academy, Chennai 19th SSC women (Non-Technical) 05

 *List of courses and number of vacancies mentioned above is as per the last year notification which will be updated as per the CDS 2017 official notification.

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CDS 2 2017 admit card released, exam will be conducted on 19th Nov 2017. get your direct link below. Check more about CDS 2018

Eligibility Criteria for CDS 2017

If you’re appearing for CDS exam in the year 2017 then you must check out the minimum eligibility criteria required for the same.

Check: CDS 2 2017 eligibility criteria:

CDS 2 2017 Important Dates- Released

  • Official notification will be announced: 9th August 2017
  • Deadline for receiving of application forms: 8th September 2017
  • Admit card can be downloaded:October 2017
  • Examination date: 19th November 2017
  • Publication of result: Updated soon

CDS 2017 Application Form: How to Apply?

  • Candidates are permitted to apply for CDS exam only in online mode from the official website of UPSC i.e. There is no other mode of application available.
  • Before apply, it is essentially required to check out the minimum required eligibility criteria.
  • Applicants are instructed to submit only one application, however under some circumstances, candidates have submitted more than one application then the application with the higher RID should be completed in all its aspects.
  • Application fee: Rs. 200/- (for General and OBC category). SC/ST and Female category candidates are exempted from paying the fee.
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Also Read: CDS Exam Pattern 2017

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List of Exam Centres

CDS exam will be conducted at following centres:


CDS 2017 Admit Card

All eligible candidates who have submitted their online application form before the given deadline can download their respective e-admit card from the official portal of UPSC i.e. Admit card for CDS 2 2017 will be available from October 2017 onward.

Important Instruction

  • Candidates may obtain their respective admit card one week before the beginning of the entrance exam.
  • The e-admit card will be available to download at the official website of Union Public Service Commission i.e.
  • Candidates won’t receive the e-Admit card through post.
  • Candidates are suggested to provide the genuine and working email ID as further communication will be made through this only.
  • They are suggested to keep their admit card along with them while coming to the exam centre for appearing in the exam.

Check: CDS 2017 admit card

CDS 2017 Answer Key

Answer key for CDS exam is available within or after one week from the completion of the test. You’ll able to find answer key from the official website of UPSC only.

Answer key helps candidates in calculating the expected marks. A candidate should have knowledge of the marking scheme in CDS exam if he/she wants to calculate the exact marks. That’s why I sharing below little information related to marking scheme in CDS exam:

  • There will be three papers in the exam i.e. English. General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics.
  • English and General Knowledge part will consist of 120 questions of 100 marks from each.
  • Elementary Mathematics paper will consist of 100 questions of 100 marks.
  • It means in Elementary Mathematics, 1 mark will be awarded for every correctly attempted question, whereas 1/3 marks deducted for every wrong attempt.
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Declaration of Result

The result of CDS exam is declared in two stages. UPSC first declares the written exam result. The final result is declared, once SSC interview procedure gets finished. Check this article regularly for the date of obtaining your CDS exam result.

Instruction to Check CDS Result

Here are the instructions that need to be followed by candidates in order to check their result:

  • Go to the official website of Union Public Service Commission i.e.
  • Now, find the dedicated link of CDS result 2017.
  • Soon after clicking this link, a pdf file will appear on the screen containing roll numbers of candidates along with their marks.
  • Now, candidates may search their result with their roll number.
  • Download the PDF fill and keep it preserved for future reference.
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CDS 2017 Selection Procedure

The selection process consists of four steps including:

  • Written Test;
  • Personal Interview/ Personality Test;
  • Documents verification;
  • Medical Test conducted for the shortlisted candidates. Know Here more info on CDS selection process.

FAQ’s (Most Asked Questions)

Ques: What is CDS Examination?
Ques: When will CDS 2 2017 application form be available?
Ques: What are the age criteria for appearing in CDS exam?
Ques: Kindly Brief selection procedure of CDS.
Ques: Can I submit the CDS application form in offline mode?
Ques: From where can I download my admit card?


85 COMMENTS Add Your Comment

  1. Hello sir.
    Am susheel Kumar
    I had completed my B.Com Degree in
    Nov-Dec. 2016 .
    My DOB:-24-JULY-1994
    How many time I can attempt the exam and till how maney year I can eligible.

    Thank you sir .
    JAI HIND .

  2. Dear sir;
    I have completed my bpharm now so i want to join indian navy as pharmacist placement plz guide me in that manner

  3. Sir this is sreejith Actually i have small white spot near my left eye but it is not leukodermia As I confirmed from doctor so will it is acceptable in physical test?? ?

  4. Comment:Myself Amandeep Singh ….my date of Birth is 12-12-1993 .I was done BCA 1&2 year regularly in 2012-14 . Due to any reason , I have to drop 2 years and now completed final year in 2016-17 crosspondence without any supply .Can I apply for OTA ?????? plz rply sir ……..

  5. While applying on 9th August wt all they ask to submit in online and they ask for degree certificate huh after these exam wt is the next procedure and they call us for the ssb interview? Huh soon only

  6. Sir Ihave one back log on 4th semester know I am in my 5th semester I have 70% aggregate and I will clear it by the end of my semester I am in my final year can I apply for this cds2 plz reply sir

  7. Hello Sir
    Mera name Adarsh hai aur maine 12 PCM se 2017 me 58% ke sath kiya hai meri DOB 3/4/1999 hai kya mai ye exam de sakta han

  8. Sir I’m hamesh ,I’m first year student in my DOB is 2-10-1999 I’m eligible to write the ota exam for defence????

  9. Hello sir, my graduation year is complete but my percentage is not well is 58 but I apply exam in ota 2017 I m required ya not my dob is 5/4/1997 plz inform me sir I request u

  10. Dear sir,
    my name is rahul i am completed my gradution in bcom so can I apply for CDS Exam?
    sir plz reply me sir . and when date is comeing cds on line form

  11. Sir,
    Please tell me that will there be

    Running,High Jump,Long Jump,Push Up

    in Personality Test under the Selection

    Procedure for C.D.S?

    Also,please tell me how the Personality

    Test in Selection Procedure is taken and

    what exams does it include?

  12. Plz reply sir nd yes plz suggest tips also for selecting in CDS OTA nd plz make sure that i can get ful information by u about CDS OTA plz sir its a humbble request for u by me

  13. Hello sir this is jyoti sharma here
    I wanna ask a question than i m pursuing bcom last sem at a time can i apply for CDS OTA exam nd my birth date is14sep 1996

  14. Respected sir/madam,
    I am a final year student and my date of birth (26-10-1997).
    Can I eligible for CDS(2) exam 2017. Pls tell me .

  15. Sir I am a serving soldier and I have to attend the CDs exam in upcoming month of Nov, and my DOB is 7 Dec 93 can I am eligible or not?

  16. Good morning sir
    my self aneesha kurmi i am student of aeronautical engineering (mech.) . I have complet my course

    and i got dgca paper 1 and 2 plz any jab like me plz contact me.


  17. hello sir,
    i wanted to inquire about the age eligibility I want to appear for CDS 2 2017 but my dob is May 1994 and the age limit is from July 1994. Would i be eligible for CDS 2 2017?

    • Gud Mrng…. sir….
      My Self Navina.i am a student of B.TECH(CSE). I have completed 7th semesters.I don’t have any NCC i eligible

  18. Hello i completed my graduation in BA. and i recently completed 22yrs. my DOB 03-12-1994. can i apply for IMA. and how many time i am eligible to give this exam. plz rply.

  19. i am in last sem of B.E. which year of exam of CDS i can eligible ? what is the best books of CDS for self study ?


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