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CDS Exam Dates 2024 (Released): Check CDS 1 Exam Schedule, Shift, Timings


UPSC CDS Exam Dates 2024: The Union Public Service Commission has released the UPSC CDS Exam Date 2024 on its portal, upsc.gov.in. The official notification will be released on December 20, 2023. The application form submission window for CDS 1 will be activated on December 20, 2023, and the last date to apply online for the exam will be January 9, 2024. As per the latest CDS exam schedule, the entrance test will be conducted on April 21, 2024. Continue reading to learn more about the CDS exam date for the application form, the last date to apply, fee submission, form editing, and more.

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The Combined Defence Services (CDS) examination is conducted to recruit candidates for the Indian Naval Academy (INA), Officers Training Academy (OTA), Indian Military Academy (IMA), and Indian Air Force Academy (IMFA). Applicants who pass the written exam will be invited to an interview and medical examination before the final selection. Read on to know the important dates related to the exam, application form, admit card and result.

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— UPSC is set to conduct CDS 1 on April 21, 2024. We suggest all appearing aspirants take CDS I exam mock tests now to ensure their selection for the applied post. See subject-wise mock tests below.

CDS 2024 Exam Dates

The Union Public Service Commission has announced the dates for this exam. Before preparing for this exam, candidates must know the important dates and deadlines. Scroll down to know the CDS 1 and 2 2024 exam dates.

UPSC CDS 1 Exam Dates 2024

Check out the CDS 1 exam important dates below:

EventsCDS 2023 Dates
Release of CDS 1 NotificationDecember 20, 2023
Release of Online Application FormDecember 20, 2023
Last Date for Filling out CDS Application FormJanuary 9, 2024
Withdrawal of Application FormJanuary 2024
Release of CDS 1 Admit CardMarch 2024
CDS 1 Written ExamApril 21, 2024
Declaration of CDS 1 ResultMay 2024
CDS 1 Interview DateTo Be Notified
Declaration of Final ResultMay 2024

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Dates 2024

UPSC has announced CDS 2 dates through its examination calendar. Here are the important dates:

Release of CDS 2 NotificationMay 15, 2024
Release of Online Application FormMay 15, 2024
Last Date for Receiving CDS Application FormJune 4, 2024
Withdrawal of Application FormJune 2024
Release of CDS 2 Admit CardAugust 2024
CDS 2 Written ExamSeptember 1, 2024
Declaration of CDS 2 ResultTo Be Notified
CDS 2 Interview DateTo Be Notified
Declaration of Final ResultTo Be Notified

How To Practice Questions on UPSC CDS Exam?

Know the steps to practice questions on the UPSC CDS Exam 2024 below:

  • 1st Step: Visit Embibe’s official website, i.e., embibe.com.
  • 2nd Step: Use the mobile number/email to log in.
  • 3rd Step: Click on the menu bar “Getting a Government Job”.
  • 4th Step: Select the Goal “Defence” from the dropdown and click “Next”.
  • 5th Step: Search and select “UPSC CDS” on the search bar and click “Next”.
  • 6th Step: Select the preferred language and click “Done”.
  • 7th Step: Click “Practice” from the header Section.
  • 8th Step: Scroll down to the “Subjects” section.
  • 9th Step: Click on any UPSC CDS Exam subjects.
  • 10th Step: Scroll down to click on the chapters from the selected subject to begin the practice.

UPSC CDS Exam Timings 2023

Candidates must enter the examination hall at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time. In each session, entry to the hall closes 10 minutes before the scheduled start of the exam. The examination timings are listed below for English, GK, and Elementary Mathematics.

PaperExam Timings
English 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
GK 12.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Elementary Mathematics3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

UPSC CDS 2024 Notification Release Date

The CDS 1 notification will be released on December 20, 2023. Candidates must check the important dates along with other details of the CDS recruitment procedure.

UPSC CDS 2024 Application Release Dates

The CDS 1 online application form was activated on December 20, 2023. The last date to submit the CDS application form is January 9, 2024.

UPSC CDS 2024 Admit Card Release Date

The UPSC CDS 1 2024 hall ticket will likely be released in March 2024. Candidates can download the hall ticket from the official website. However, to download the CDS 2024 admit card, they must log in with their registration ID/ roll number and date of birth. The call letter will contain details like the candidate’s name, roll number, exam schedule, exam centre, reporting time, and exam day guidelines.

UPSC CDS 2024 Result Declaration Date

The CDS 1 2024 result and eligible candidates’ roll numbers will be released in May 2024. The written exam and final selection results will be released in two stages. The result of the written exam will be announced first, followed by the announcement of the final result. The roll numbers of the shortlisted candidates will be displayed in PDF format.

UPSC CDS SSB Interview

Candidates who qualify for the CDS written exam can download the SSB interview call letter by logging in to the website. The date and time of reporting will be mentioned in the SSB interview call letter. The selected candidates should carry the following documents:

  • SSB call letter
  • Matriculation or 10th mark sheet
  • Intermediate or 12th or equivalent certificate
  • Original graduation degree certificate with mark sheets
  • Post-graduation degree certificate and mark sheets (if mentioned in the qualification field in the application form).
  • NCC certificates (if required)
  • Identity proof like an Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, PAN Card, or Passport.
  • The final-year students/candidates whose results are awaited, need to have a certificate issued by the Principal.

SSB Interview will be conducted for 5 days, and several tests like Intelligence Tests, Psychology Tests, Group Testing Officer Tasks (GTO Tasks), and so on will be conducted.

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FAQs on CDS 2024 Exam Dates

Here, we have enlisted some of the most frequently asked questions related to the CDS Important Dates 2024:

Q: When will the CDS 1 exam be conducted?

A: The CDS (1) 2024 examination will be conducted on April 21, 2024.

Q: When will the CDS 1 Notification 2024 be released?

A: CDS Exam (1) 2024 notification will be released on December 20, 2023.

Q: When can I apply for the CDS 1 exam 2024?

A: Candidates could apply online for the CDS (1) exam from December 20, 2023 to January 9, 2024. .

Q: When will the CDS 1 admit card be released?

A: UPSC released the CDS 1 2024 admit card in March 2024.

Q: How many times can I appear for the CDS exam?

A: The CDS exam is conducted twice yearly; therefore, candidates can appear twice.

We hope that this detailed article on CDS Exam Dates 2024 helps you. Feel to check our website or download our app if you have any queries. We will surely help you.

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