UPSC CDS 1 2017 exam has been scheduled to be held on 5th February and the Commission has issued the admit cards for all the applicants today. The aspirants can access the CDS admit card from the official web portal of UPSC. All the applicants are required to download the e-admit card as no admit card will be sent by post.
The Union Public Commission (UPSC) had announced the CDS 2017 exam date in November and accordingly the applications were invited. As the application process of Combined Defence Services Examination concluded on 2nd December, the candidates were waiting for the release of admit cards as it is the gate pass to the first part of the selection process – written exam. The written exam would be administered across 41 cities.
For around 463 seats in Defense Academies, over 5 lakh candidates are expected to participate. These seats are in Indian Military Academy, Dehradun; Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala; Air Force Academy, Hyderabad and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai for the courses commencing in January 2018.
The UPSC CDS written exam would consist of three papers – English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics. The candidates who have applied for OTA will be required to take only first two papers, while all the other candidates will appear for three papers. Each paper carries 100 marks and the candidates will be given 2 hours for each paper.
CDS 2017 admit card will remain available till the exam day, but the candidates are advised to get hold of their respective admit cards as soon as possible. If there is any discrepancy in the details mentioned in the e-admit card, the candidates should notify the Commission immediately. Candidates who do not have clear photographs on the e-admit card or signatures, they will have to bring a photo identity proof and three passport size photographs with an undertaking in order to take the exam.
The candidates should reach their respective examination venue well in time and get entry into the examination hall 20 minutes prior to the commencement of the exam.
The candidates will be judged on the basis of the written exam as the Commission would recommend only selected candidates to the Service Selection Board. The Board would conduct intelligence and personality test for such shortlisted candidates.