The Combined Defence Services (CDS 2) Admit Card 2019 has already been released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
The candidates can go to the official UPSC website at upsc.gov.in and click on the admit card link and download it by entering their Roll Number and Date of Birth. The applicant must carry UPSC CDS Admit card and a valid Photo ID card to the examination center.
UPSC CDS 2019 Exam Pattern
The UPSC CDS Written exam consists of three papers except for the candidates opting for Officers Training Academy. Each paper consists of 100 Multiple choice questions(MCQs).
Each question carries one mark and for every wrong answer will lead to deduction of 1/3 marks from the total. No marks will be deducted for leaving a question blank. The paper of General Knowledge and Mathematics is bilingual. The papers will be Hindi and English. Moreover, calculators are not allowed in the exam center.
UPSC CDS Exam Previous Papers
The candidates can get a fair amount of idea about the syllabus after solving the previous year papers. Moreover, the candidate can analyze his/her weak spots in the syllabus and time required to solve the entire paper. Thus UPSC CDS Exam previous year papers will help him/her in planning his/her preparation.
Regularly practicing the mock and sample tests will help the candidate to gain speed and finally help him/her finishing the actual exam on time. These are very helpful for the Mathematics part of the exam.
UPSC CDS 2 Exam 2019 Results
The UPSC CDS Results is declared in two stages, firstly results are declared for the written exam, and final results are declared when SSB interview procedure finishes. The candidate needs to visit the official website at www.upsc.gov.in and click on the ‘Active Examinations’ link to check the results.
The written result will contain the names of candidates who have qualified the written exam. Also, it will be mentioned that for which academy the candidate is eligible. The candidate whose name is there in the list will receive call letter for SSB interview after some days of the result.
The final result will come after the whole procedure of SSB interview and medical tests are over. A merit list will be there on the UPSC’s site. Candidates in the merit list have to report to the mentioned academy.
UPSC CDS Exam Cut off
The candidates must score at least 20% marks in each of three papers. Failing to do that even in one subject can lead to failure in the written exam, even if your total score is above the aggregate cut off. The minimum cut off varies for each academy. The Air Force Academy (AFA) generally has the highest cut-off, followed by Indian Military Academy & Indian Naval Academy. The officers training academy has the lowest cut off as there are only two subjects in the exam.
UPSC CDS Exam Selection Procedure
The candidates firstly have to give the written examination. After qualifying it, they’ll be called for SSB interview which is a 5-day process in which there will be different tests which will test the Officer Like Qualities (OLQs) in the candidate. If the candidate clears the SSB Interview, he/she’ll be sent for medical assessment tests. After those tests are done, a merit list will be prepared.
If the candidate’s name is there in the merit list, he/she will receive a call letter to join the respective academy for which the candidate has given highest priority.