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UPSC CDS (II) Admit Card 2023 Released, Download CDS Admit Card

CDS (II) Admit Card OUT

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the CDS 2 Admit Card 2023 on 10 August 2023. The Combined Defence Services (CDS) II Examination is scheduled on 3 September 2023. Candidates must first obtain the UPSC CDS Admit Card, which is available for download from the official website of the commission. This article contains the direct link, download instructions, and information about the CDS Examination.

Direct Link to Download: CDS 2 Admit Card

UPSC CDS Admit Card 2023 

The Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS Exam) is a National-level examination that is held twice a year to select candidates for admission to the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (IAF), and Officer Training Academy (OTA). UPSC is the organisation which is entrusted with the administration of this examination.


A written test is used to select candidates, followed by an SSB interview for intelligence and personality tests. No candidate will be permitted to enter the exam hall without their admit card. The CDS Admit Card will include information about the exam centre, date, and time.  

UPSC CDS (II) Admit Card 2023 Overview

The CDS Admit Card 2023 is extremely important because it is required for all candidates taking the examination. It is an important means of identification and verification at the examination site. Those who successfully applied for CDS 2 should download their UPSC CDS Admit Card 2023 from the commission's online application portal. The table below contains some key information about the CDS Admit Card 2023.



Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Exam Name

Combined Defence Services (II)

Mode of Examination



Admit Card


Released on 10 August 2023

CDS 2 Exam Date 2023

3 September 2023

Official website


Important Links for CDS 2 Admit Card 2023

Candidates can get their CDS 2 Admit Card by visiting the UPSC official website via the links provided below.

Important Links

Official website

UPSC Online 

Official Notice

CDS 2 Admit Card Notice 

Direct Link

Admit Card CDS 2 

Steps to Download UPSC CDS (II) 2023 Admit Card:

Candidates can download their UPSC CDS 2 admit card 2023 by clicking on the link provided above. If you are still having trouble downloading, follow the steps outlined below:

  • Visit the official Website of the UPSC

  • Click the Admit Cards tab on the homepage.

  • Select the “E-Admit Cards for UPSC Examinations” link from the drop-down option.

  • Now, click on the Download E-Admit card link for the Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2023

  • Enter your login credentials, such as your Registration ID/Roll Number and Date of Birth.

  • Enter the captcha that appears on the screen.

  • Then, to download your CDS admit card, click 'Submit'.

  • Download your Admit Card and take a printout for future use.


To secure admission to the Examination Hall, bring the printout of the e-Admit Card along with the (original) Photo Identity Card, which is mentioned on the e-Admit Card, to each session. The E-Admit Card must be kept safe until the CDS 2 Final Results 2023 are announced, as its presentation before the Service Selection Board is required.

Documents to Carry Along with CDS Admit Card

Along with the printout of the e-Admit Card, you must bring a photo ID and other important documents as specified by the Union Public Services Commission to the Examination Venue. At the exam centre, you must present an original photo ID. 

You can carry any of the following ID cards in original:

  • Aadhaar Card

  • Voter Card

  • PAN Card

  • Passport

  • Driving Licence

  • Any other Photo ID Card issued by the State/Central Government. 

Candidates are also advised to bring a black ballpoint pen to the examination hall. 

Details Mentioned on Your CDS Admit Card

It is crucial to ensure that all the important information on your CDS 2 Admit Card 2023 is correct and error-free. Candidates must ensure that the following information is correct on their Admit Card.

  • Candidate's Name

  • Father’s Name

  • Exam Day, Date, and Time

  • Exam Centre Address/Venue, Centre Code

  • Application Number/Roll Number

How to Correct Discrepancies in UPSC CDS Admit Card 2023?

If any of the details are incorrect or there are any discrepancies, candidates should contact the authorities right away. 

  • To notify the Commission, candidates are required to send an e-mail having all their details to skindo-upsc@gov.in, no later than 29 August 2023, so that the Commission can make a decision.

  • If the photograph is not visible or available on the e-admit Card, candidates are advised to bring three (03) identical photographs (one photograph for each session) along with the printout of the e-Admit Card to the Examination Venue in order to appear with an undertaking.

Exam Day Instructions for UPSC CDS (2) 2023

While taking the UPSC CDS 2023 exam, the below-mentioned important instructions must be followed.

  • Make sure your admit card is printed and ready to be presented at the examination centre. Also, as specified in the instructions, bring a valid photo ID.

  • Keep in mind the reporting time specified on your admit card and arrive at the examination centre early.  The entrance to the Examination Venue will be closed 10 minutes before the scheduled start time. 

  • Take note of the items that are not permitted in the examination hall, such as cell phones, calculators, smartwatches, electronic devices, study materials, and so on. 

  • Understand the exam duration and the sections/papers that you must attempt. Manage your time wisely to ensure you finish all the required sections.

  • For incorrect answers marked by a candidate on the objective-type Question Paper of the Examination, there will be a penalty (Negative Marking).

  • Answers other than those written with a black ballpoint pen on an objective question paper will not be considered.


The written examination pattern for IMA, INA, AFA & OTA is given in the table below:

CDS Written Exam Pattern for IMA, INA and Air Force Academy



Maximum Marks 





2 Hours

General Knowledge 



2 Hours

Elementary Mathematics 



2 Hours

CDS Written Exam Pattern for Officers’ Training Academy




2 Hours

General Knowledge 



2 Hours



The CDS SSB Interview is divided into two stages, each of which includes an intelligence and personality test:

(a) Stage I: Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests and Picture Perception & Description Test (PP&DT). 

(b) Stage II: Over the course of four days, four tests are administered: Interviews, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests, and the Conference.

CDS (II) 2023 – Question Paper Representation

Candidates may submit representations, if any, on the questions asked in the Question Papers of CDS (II) Examination 2023 to the Commission only through the "Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep)" between September 4th and September 10th, 2023 (till 6:00 PM). The Commission will not accept any representation received in any other manner after the above-mentioned time period.

UPSC CDS (2) Admit Card 2023 FAQs

Q1. Where can I obtain my UPSC CDS (2) Admit Card 2023?

Ans: The direct link to download UPSC CDS (2) Admit Card 2023 is available on this page.

Q2. How will the CDS 2 Exam be administered?

Ans. The Combined Defence Services (CDS) Written Exam will be conducted offline (via OMR).

Q3. When will the UPSC CDS (II) Admit Card 2023 be released?

Ans. UPSC has issued the CDS (II) Admit Card 2023 on August 10, 2023.

Q4. When is the CDS 2 2023 Exam scheduled to take place?

Ans. The CDS 2 2023 Exam will be held on September 3rd, 2023.

Q5. Is it possible to change my exam location preference?


Ans. No, the examination authority denies any request for a change in the exam center.

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