UPSC Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination

Exam Status: CDS-II – Admit Card Released

Exam Date: 18th November 2018

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UPSC CDS II 2018 Exam Important Dates

The CDS II 2018 examination is to take place on the 18th of November. The exam conducting authority (UPSC) has released CDS II Admit Card 2018 for download by candidates. Note that only successfully registered candidates will receive Admit Card.

Candidates can expect that after the CDS II 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 II is scheduled for November 18 2018. Check the Admit Card tab to access CDS II Admit Card.