UPSC CDS II 2020 Admit Card Released – Exam on 8th November

Last Modified: 12 Jun 2022

The Union Public Service Commission has published the UPSC CDS II admit card 2020 at the official website. Candidates can download their combined defence services e-admit card online by entering their communicating credentials at the prompted field. As per the official updates, the commission is all set to conduct its UPSC CDS (II) 2020 exam on 8th November 2020.

Also, the exam conducting body will not send any admit card through the post. So, the candidates are required to download the admit cards from the official website. The steps for downloading the UPSC CDS II 2020 Admit Card are provided in the article here. Read on to check out the steps.

Steps to Download CDS II 2019 Admit Card

The link to download the admit card will remain active till the date of the exam i.e. 8th November 2020. However, candidates are advised to download the same well before time.

  • Visit the official website of the Commission.
  • Under the ‘What’s New’ section, click on ‘e-Admit Card: Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2020’ link.
  • Click on the ‘Click Here’ link.
  • Read the important instructions and click the ‘Yes’ button.
  • The options to download the admit card will appear on the screen. You can download the admit card using the Registration ID or Roll number.
  • Select any one of the options and provided the related details.
  • Submit the details to access the admit card.
  • The admit card will appear on the screen. Check it carefully.
  • Download and take a print. Candidates are required to carry the admit card along with the original photo ID proof to the examination centre.

In case you find any discrepancies in the admit card details, report it to the commission by 03rd November 2020. Keep the admit card safe till the selection process gets over.

The admit cards for the CDS I exam 2020 were released on 09th January 2020 and the exam was conducted on 02nd February 2020.

Details printed in CDS (II) Admit Card

The admit card comprises the following details

  • Roll number
  • Application number
  • Candidate’s name
  • Father’s name
  • Scanned images of photograph
  • Candidate’s signature
  • Test center
  • Category
  • Date and time of exam
  • Reporting time
  • Exam day instructions

Documents to carry with CDS Admit Card

Candidates need to carry the following documents while appearing for the exam.

  • Photo-identity proof (Passport, Driving License, Voter ID, Aadhar card, College/School ID card)
  • Printout of CDS 2020 admit card
  • Three to four passport-sized photographs

CDS II 2020 Courses and Vacancies

Admission to the following courses for the mentioned vacancies will be done on the basis of CDS II 2020 examination:

CDS Exam Previous Years Solved Papers

  • UPSC Civil Services & IFS Preliminary Solved Papers (E-Book) Download
  • IES 2009 - 2018 Previous Year Papers E-Book Download
  • CDS 7 Years Solved Paper (2012 - 18) Download
  • CDS 5 Years Solved Paper (2014 - 18) Download
  • CDS 11 Years Solved Paper (2008 - 2018) Download

Course Name


Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun – 149th Course


Air Force Academy (AFA), Hyderabad – 208 F (P)


Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala


Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Chennai – 112th SSC (Men) Course


Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai – 26th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course




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UPSC CDS II 2019 Written Exam Pattern

For admission to IMA, AFA, and INA


Maximum Marks

Elementary Mathematics


General Knowledge




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For admission to OTA


Maximum Marks



General Knowledge


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All the questions will be of objective type and in both Hindi and English languages. There will be negative marking in the exam. One-third marks will be deducted as a penalty for the wrong answer. There will be no penalty for unanswered questions. Check out the syllabus for the written exam in the official notification.

Candidates who qualify the written examination will be eligible for the SSB Interview round conducted by the Services Selection Board.

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