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CDS Exam Centres 2023: Check State-wise Cities Lists


CDS Exam Centres 2023: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) released the CDS exam centre list in its official notification on December 21, 2022. The written exam will be conducted in two shifts in more than 70 cities across the country. Applicants must choose their preference of exam centres while filling out the application form. However, they can select only one exam centre.

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The exam centres will be allotted on a first-apply-first-allot basis. Applicants must be careful while selecting their preferred centres, as the commission does not accept requests to change exam cities later. The CDS 1 exam will be held on April 16, 2023. Read this article to get a complete list of the test centres.

Latest: The CDS (1) admit card 2023 is available now. Candidates can download their hall tickets here.

List of CDS 1 Exam Centres 2023

The UPSC will conduct CDS 1 2023 at the designated exam centres across the country. The exam centre allotted to each candidate will be mentioned on the admit card. Applicants must carefully check out the exam centre details on their hall ticket before the exam date to have a hassle-free exam experience. Check out the list of test cities from the below table:

CDS Exam Centres 2023
Agartala Ghaziabad Panaji (Goa)
Agra Gorakhpur Patna
Ajmer Gurgaon Port Blair
Ahmedabad Gwalior Prayagraj (Allahabad)
Aizawl Hyderabad Puducherry
Aligarh Imphal Pune
Almora (Uttarakhand) Indore Raipur
Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh) Itanagar Rajkot
Aurangabad Jabalpur Ranchi
Bengaluru Jaipur Sambalpur
Bareilly Jammu Shillong
Bhopal Jodhpur Shimla
Bilaspur Jorhat Siliguri
Chandigarh Kochi Srinagar
Chennai Kohima Srinagar (Uttarakhand)
Coimbatore Kolkata Thane
Cuttack Kozhikode (Calicut) Thiruvananthapuram
Dehradun Leh Tiruchirapalli
Delhi Lucknow Tirupati
Dharwad Ludhiana Udaipur
Dispur Madurai Varanasi
Faridabad Mumbai Vellore
Gangtok Mysore Vijayawada
Gaya Nagpur Vishakhapatnam
Gautam Buddh Nagar Navi Mumbai Warangal

CDS 2023 Exam Centre Announcement Date

The UPSC released the admit card for CDS 1 2023 exam on March 24, 2023. Candidates will be informed of the exam centre through the admit card. It will include the name of the exam centre, the exam date and the time of reporting. Candidates can check the latest dates related to the exam and centre announcement from the below table:

EventsCDS 1 Dates
CDS 2023 Notification Release DateDecember 21, 2022
Online Registration DateDecember 21, 2022, to January 10, 2023
CDS Centre Announcement DateMarch 24, 2023
CDS Exam Dates 2023April 16, 2023

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  • 5th Step: Search and select “UPSC CDS” on the search bar and click on “Next”.
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  • 7th Step: Click “Practice” from the header Section.
  • 8th Step: Scroll down to the “Subjects” section.
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Key Points on UPSC CDS Test Centres

There is a chance that aspirants may have to appear for the test at different centres as per the circumstances. Here are a few important points about CDS 2023 exam centres that applicants must pay attention to:

  • Every exam centre can take up to a certain number of students for the written exam. Once all the seats have been allocated to the candidates, UPSC will no longer allocate seats to any candidate in the same centre (this is called ceiling). That’s why it is recommended that candidates fill out the CDS Application Form as soon as possible.
  • In case all the seats in a particular centre are allocated, the next option selected by the candidate will be allocated if the seats are not filled.
  • The ceiling is not applicable for these CDS OTA SSB centres: Chennai, Dispur, Kolkata, and Nagpur.
  • UPSC has the right to change the centre if the situation demands it.

CDS Exam Centres Instructions

The conducting authority provides guidelines on the admit card to attend the CDS exam. Here are some important guidelines that candidates must follow:

  • Candidates must not carry mobile phones even if it is in switched-off mode. Any electronic items like a pager, pen drive/smartwatches/camera/Bluetooth devices/any other equipment/related accessories that can be used as a communication device, are banned.
  • If any candidate is still bringing any of the above items or the items in the list of “not permitted” items mentioned below, they are advised to keep them outside the exam hall.
  • Disciplinary action, including a ban from all future exams, can be taken if the above rule is found to be violated.
  • No one will be responsible if any of the candidate’s items are stolen.
  • Articles that are permitted inside the exam hall are:
    • Clipboard or hardboard (on which nothing is written)
    • Good quality black ball pen for marking responses on the answer sheet
  • Articles that are not permitted inside the exam hall are:
    • Books
    • Notes
    • Loose sheets or rough sheets pertaining to the earlier session
    • Electronic or any other type of calculator
    • Mathematical and drawing instruments
    • Log tables, slide rules, test booklets
    • Mobile phones, Bluetooth devices, pagers, or any other communication devices.

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CDS Exam Centres 2023 FAQs

Here are some of the frequently asked questions on CDS test centres 2023:

Q: Can I change my allotted CDS centre?

A: No. Applicants can not change the allotted CDS exam centre after submitting the application form.

Q: In how many cities will the CDS 1 exam be conducted?

A: CDS 1 will be conducted in more than 70 cities throughout India.

Q: Will I get transportation assistance to reach the CDS exam centre?

A: UPSC does not provide any transportation assistance for candidates to reach the CDS 1 exam centre.

Q: What if I reach the CDS exam centre late?

A: Candidates must reach the centre before the gate closing time mentioned on the CDS 1 admit card 2023. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to attend the exam.

Q: How many exam cities can I choose for the CDS 2 2023 exam?

A: Candidates can only choose one city for the CDS 2 2023 written exam.

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