CDS Exam Dates 2019

07 Feb, 2019

CDS Exam Dates 2019 – Combined Defense Services or CDS is national level entrance exam which offers limited seats for the number of men and women who want to serve the country.  The three wings of Indian Defense Services are Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air force. The exam is conducted twice a year. The examination is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission).  The two phases of CDS 2019 are CDS 1 and CDS 2. As per the official notification released by UPSC on its official website, CDS 2019 will be conducted in February 2019 and September 2019. The application had commenced from 31st October 2018 (For CDS 1 Exam 2019) where for CDS 2 2019, it will be rolled out on 12th June 2019. The official Notification for CDS 2 is scheduled to be released on 12th June 2019. This article provides you with all the relevant information regarding CDS Exam Dates 2019.

CDS Exam Dates 2019

Important Dates For CDS 1 For CDS 2
Official notification releases 31st October 2018 12th June 2019
Commencement of Application Process 31st October 2018 12th June 2019
Last date to print receipt of Application form 26th November 2018 8th July 2019
Release of Admit card 11 January 2019 3 weeks before the exam
CDS Exam date 2019 3rd February 2019 8th September 2019
Declaration of Result March 2019 October 2019

CDS Exam Dates 2019- Application Form

 The candidates can fill the application form for CDS 2019 from the official website of UPSC. The official web portal of UPSC is The candidates have to enter all the details and upload all the necessary documents. The female candidates can go for the posts in the category of Officers Training Academy.  The application fee for OBC and general candidates is Rs 250 and candidates belonging SC/ST and every female candidate will be exempted from the application fee.

 CDS Exam Dates 2019- Admit Card

    The candidates can download e-admit card from the official web portal.  UPSC will release CDS 2 Admit card 3 weeks before the exams. The admit card for the second phase of the examination will be released 3 weeks before the day of examination. The candidates have to enter registration number and password. Don’t forget to carry admit card on the day of examination otherwise you will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

    CDS Exam Dates 2019- Result

    The exam will be conducted in offline mode i.e. it would be a written exam.  The exam will have objective-type of questions.  The CDS 1 result will be released in the month of March 2019 and result for CDS 2 will be declared in October 2019. The candidates can get the result from the official web portal.

    CDS Exam Dates 2019- Interview and Personality Test

    After the declaration of result, the shortlisted candidates have to appear for Intelligence and Personality Test.  The Selection process will have two stages.

    Stage 1- It comprises Officer Intelligence Rating and picture perception and description tests.

    Stage 2- It comprises Interview, psychology, group tasking force and conference.

    The selection procedure for the CDS 2019 is expected to commence from November 2019. If you want detailed information of the above-discussed test then you need to visit official website at

    Note: CDS 2019 is conducted twice in a year. The exam will be conducted at many centres across all the major cities and the candidates have the choice to choose the exam centre. The list of the exam centres consists of the cities like Jaipur, Kolkata, Nagpur, Patna, Jammu, Port Blair, etc.

    This is all about CDS Exam Dates 2019. If you still have any doubt or query then let us know in the comments section below.

    All the best for the exams!  


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