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CDS 2019 Exam Dates: Check Important Dates by UPSC

Updated On - November 27th 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA

UPSC has released the registration and exam date for CDS 2019. The detailed schedule for session 1 will be released shortly at

  • The last date to register for CDS 2019 was November 26. CheckCDS Form Correction
  • CDS Exam (session 1) is scheduled for February 3, 2019.
  • Indian citizens, having a Bachelor degree from a recognised University/ Institute can apply for the exam. Check CDS Eligibility
  • Candidates are recruited as official cadre at Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officer’s Training Academy (OTA). 
  • CDS is a three-stage exam- Written exam, Interview and Medical Examination.
  • The exam is organised twice a year in February and November. CheckCDS Exam Pattern

Check the following article for a detailed schedule of CDS (I) and CDS (II).

CDS Exam Dates 2019

UPSC has released the official notification for CDS 2019. But, the schedule for the examination will be published shortly at 

EventsCDS I 2019CDS II 2019
Release of UPSC CDS NotificationOctober 31, 2018To be notified
Availability of CDS Application FormOctober 31 – November 26, 2018To be notified
Issue of CDS Admit CardDecember 2018To be notified
CDS 2019 Exam DateFebruary 3, 2019To be notified
Declaration of CDS ResultsTo be notifiedTo be notified

CDA 2019 Registration

  • Mode of applying: Online only
  • Where to apply:
  • Application Fee: INR 200 (Female/ ST/ SC candidates are exempted from payment of fee)
  • Modes of Payment: by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur/State Bank of Hyderabad/State Bank of Mysore/State Bank of Patiala/State Bank of Travancore or by using Visa/Master Credit/Debit Card.
  • New Change: The online applications can be withdrawn from December 3 to December 10, 2018 till 6.00 PM.

CDA 2019 Admit Card and Exam

  • Registrants will be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of CDS Exam.
  • Visit the official website to download the document.
  • No e-Admit Card will be sent by post. 

DownloadCDS Admit Card

About CDA Exam Pattern

Given below are highlights for the paper pattern of the competitive examination.

Mode of ExamOffline only (Pen and paper mode)
Number of Questions asked300 MCQ Type
Number of questions in OTA200 MCQ Type
Maximum Marks300 and 200 (OTA)
Duration of Exam2 hours (120 minutes) for each paper
MediumHindi or English
Negative marking1/3rd mark deducted for every incorrect response

Check detailedCDS Syllabus

CDS 2019 Results and Selection Process

  • UPSC will prepare a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as fixed by the Commission in their discretion. Check CDS Cut offs
  • Candidates who are declared successful in the written exam will be detailed for intelligence and personality test at the Service Selection Board based on their preference by the respective service HQ.
  • The written exam qualifiers must register themselves on the recruiting directorate website i.e. so as to enable them to receive call-up for SSB Interview.
  • The email ID registered with DG Recruiting Website and that given to UPSC must be same and unique to the applicant.

Know more aboutCDS Results

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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1 Comment
Manish banga

Hii. I m Manish from Punjab and I like defence so I try CDS exam Thanks

02 Nov, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Manish, Yes you try the CDS exam as well as you may full fill the eligibility too for the exam.

02 Nov, 2018 11:10

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