UPSC Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination

UPSC CDS I 2019 Exam

● Date of Admit card Released – Three weeks before the examination.

● Date of Examination – 02 February 2020 (SUNDAY)



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UPSC CDS I 2019 Exam Important Dates

The CDS I 2019 examination is to take place on the 02 February. The exam conducting authority (UPSC) has released CDS I Admit Card 2020 for download by candidates. Note that only successfully registered candidates will receive Admit Card.

Candidates can expect that after the CDS I exam process, UPSC will declare the results in the month of December in the form of list of qualifying candidates for SSB process.

Date of Notification Last Date for receipt of Applications Date of commencement of Exam Duration of Exam
Examination (I)


26.11.2018 03.02.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
Examination (II)


08.07.2019 08.09.2019 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
Examination (I)


19.11.2019 02.02.2020 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY
Examination (II)


25.08.2020 08.11.2020 (SUNDAY) 1 DAY

CDS is a 3-Tier/Stage exam comprising –

  • Written exam
  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Examination.

The exam is organised biannually – in February and November. CDS I is scheduled for February  2019-20. Check the Admit Card tab to access CDS I Admit Card.