UPSC CDS admit card released: exam on October 23

The admit card for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Combined Defence Services (CDS) 2016 for examination to be held on October 23 has been released.

With less than a month remaining for CDS 2 exam, UPSC released the admit cards for all eligible applicants. CDS admit card can be accessed from the official website of Commission as the exam is scheduled to be held on October 23, 2016.

UPSC CDS 2016The official notification of CDS (II) 2016 exam was released by the Union Public Service Commission on July 16 and the online application process concluded on August 12. CDS (II) 2016 exam is being organised by the UPSC to shortlist the eligible candidates for admission to Indian Military Academy, Dehradun; Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala; Air Force Academy, Hyderabad and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai. There are total 413 seats for admission through CDS II in these academies.

CDS exam would be conducted across 41 cities in October and the exact details of the venue would be mentioned in the admit card of respective candidates. It was initially notified that the admit cards would be released three weeks before the exam date, however, the admit cards were issued on September 26. The candidates can access the e-admit card through registration Id or roll number. The admit cards would be available till the exam date, however, the candidates are advised to download their respective admit card as soon as possible to avoid the last minute delay. The candidates would also have to carry a valid ID proof to the examination venue for verification purposes.

The written examination for admission to Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy consists of three sections : English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. All these three sections carry weightage of 100 marks each and the candidates would be allotted two hours to solve each section. On the other hand, the candidates who have applied for admission to OTA would have to take only two sections : English and General Knowledge. These sections would have weightage of 100 marks each, while the time duration for each section would remain 2 hours.

As most of the candidates aspiring to join Defence forces through CDS 2016 exam know the syllabus of the exam, they must take this remaining time to revise cautiously. The Elementary Mathematics section would have questions of Matriculation (Class 10th) level, while the questions in other two sections would be of graduate level.

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