Combined Defence Services Examination I – UPSC CDS I Exam Centres 2018

Combined Defence Services Examination I – UPSC CDS I Exam Centres 2018

The UPSC Combined Defence Services I Examination 2018 will be held at the following centres

AgartalaGangtokPanaji (Goa)
AizawlImphalPort Blair

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Applicants should note that there will be a ceilling on the number of candidates allotted to each of the centres except Chennai, Delhi, Dispur, Kolkatta and Nagpur. Allotment of Centres will be on the first-apply-first-allot basis and once the capacity of a particular centre is attained, the same will be frozen. Applicants, who cannot get a centre of their choice due to ceiling, will be required to choose a Centre from the remaining ones. Applicants are, thus, advised that they may apply early so that they could get a Centre of their choice.

NB : “Notwithstanding the aforesaid provision, Commission reserve the right to change the Centres at their discretion if the situation demands.”

Candidates admitted to the examination will be informed of the time table and place or places of examination. Candidates should note that no request for change of centre will be granted.

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Note : While filling in his / her online Application form, the candidates should carefully decide about his / her choice for the centre for the examination.

If any candidate appears at a Centre / Paper other than the one indicated by the Commission in his / her Admission Certificate, the papers of such a candidate will not be valued and his / her candidature will be liable to cancellation.

Important Note for UPSC CDS Exam I 2018

Candidates to ensure their eligibility for the UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination I 2018

The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.

Mere issue of Admission Certificate to the candidate will not imply that his candidature has been finally cleared by the Commission.

Verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents will be taken up only after the candidate has qualified for interview / Personality Test.

How to Apply Online for UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam I 2018 

Candidates are required to apply online by using the website Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form Detailed instructions are available on the above mentioned website.

Last Date for Submission of Online Applications for UPSC CDS Exam I 2018 

Combined Defence Services Examination I Online applications for UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam I 2018 can be filled upto 04th December, 2017 till 6:00 PM after which the link will be disabled.

The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be made available on the UPSC website ( for downloading by candidates. No eAdmit Card will be sent by post. All the applicants are required to provide valid & active e-mail i.d. while filling up online application form as the Commission may use electronic mode for contacting them.

Penalty for Wrong Answers

Candidates should note that there will be penalty ( Negative Marking ) for wrong answers marked by a candidate in the Objective Type Question Papers.

For both writing and marking answers in the OMR sheet ( Answer Sheet ) candidates must use black ball pen only Pens with any other colour are prohibited. Do not use Pencil or Ink pen. Candidates should note that any omission / mistake / discrepancy in encoding / filling of details in the OMR answer sheet especially with regard to Roll Number and Test Booklet Series Code will render the answer sheet liable for rejection. Candidates are further advised to read carefully the “Special Instructions”

Facilitation Counter for Guidance of Candidates 

In case of any guidance / information / clarification regarding their application, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over Telephone No.011-23385271 / 011-23381125 / 011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 Hrs. to 17.00 Hrs.

Mobile Phones Banned 

  1. Mobiles phones, pagers / bluetooth or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
  2. Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones / pagers / bluetooth or any valuable / costly items to the venue of the examination as arrangements for safe keeping cannot be assured. Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.


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Combined Defence Services Examination I – UPSC CDS I Exam Centres 2018


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22 Responses to “Combined Defence Services Examination I – UPSC CDS I Exam Centres 2018”

  1. purohit prakash khemraj January 5, 2012 at 9:37 pm # Reply

    sir i want to change my exam center from mumbai to udaipur(rajasthan) bcoz i think i will be in rajasthan on 12th of feb and i dont want to miss my cds 1 exams………….pls do reply my question as soon as possible.i will be waiting for u guideance…..

    • UpscExam January 6, 2012 at 9:27 am # Reply


      Pls read these instructions given below :

      The Exam centres for CDS Exam I 2012 and the date of holding the examination as mentioned above are liable to be changed at the discretion of the Union Public Service Commission. While every effort will be made to allot the candidates to the centre of their choice for CDS I examination, the Union Public Service Commission may, at their discretion allot a different centre to a candidate, when circumstances so warrant. Candidates admitted to the CDS examination I will be informed of the time table and place or places of UPSC examination.

      Candidates should note that no request for change of centre will normally be granted. When a candidate, however, desires a change in centre from the one he / she had indicated in his / her application form for the Combined Defence Services Examination I, he / she must send a letter addressed to the Controller of Examinations, Union Public Service Commission, giving full justification as to why he / she desires a change in centre.

      Such requests will be considered on merits but requests received after the 28th December 2012 will not be entertained under any circumstances.

      Its not possible to change the exam centre for you, the date has exceeded. So please manage as possible.


      • DODIYA KEYUR December 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm # Reply

        I wants to change my exam centre from nagpur to delhi because i am in delhi on 16 February 2013. and my CDS Exam (I) 2013 is on 17 February 2013. So please give me Examination Controller’s Address so that I can sent written Application for change in Exam Centre. Hope you will help me.

  2. saranya January 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm # Reply

    sir, i got the printout of my hall ticket. i want to know that we ill get some other notification also for the exam or the hall tick which i got online is enough.and how ill i get the address of the exam center and all other details pl tell.its my first time so pl tell clearly and fully.

  3. vineesh vijayan January 10, 2012 at 11:53 am # Reply

    I have not get my hall ticket for cds exam?and my exam is held on 12 feb 2012 in cochi i have no details about my center .so i expect ur kind information that only to help.
    please help me …..
    i am waiting for ur reply

  4. raghvendra January 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm # Reply

    i haven,t got my centre name androll registraction,no is-11202056349

  5. aryan vikas January 23, 2012 at 9:09 pm # Reply

    what is the procedure of change of centre of cds 1 2012

  6. mahesh kumar chaubey January 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm # Reply

    sir, I want to change my centre from New Delhi to Kolkata because my sister marriage is fixed on the same day at Kolkata. I am working in defence services as PBOR so you know sir how important this exam is for me. my roll no is 057782. SIR PLEASE DO THE NEEDFUL

  7. sarita yadav February 2, 2012 at 10:33 am # Reply

    sir, i have not received my hall ticket yet…
    till when should i wait and what should i do..

  8. FEBINA T February 10, 2012 at 12:43 pm # Reply

    please show hallticket of the register no.11203287766

  9. Ramesh Karpe February 11, 2012 at 11:25 am # Reply

    I have not get yet admit card.So what can i do?please tell me.

  10. mohd asad May 8, 2012 at 1:24 pm # Reply

    what is mini % in 10+2+3 for cds IMA ,Officer training acdemy please send me mail.

  11. paramjeet kaur May 10, 2012 at 11:49 am # Reply

    hello sir,
    with due respect
    sir im not taken my admit card for CDS exam so im not present for cds1 exam plz tell me can i do my 2cds exam and what happed u not send my in my id. im also fill my CDSexam online. plz sir inform me whats problem for this matter.

  12. yudester June 20, 2012 at 9:05 am # Reply

    i have applied for cdsII 2012 through online, but it is mndotary for me to change my examination cetre due to unexpected move to some other place which is far away from the exam cetre which i have applied for.
    my doubt is that , shall i apply for second time through online for the same exam with different exam centre by online with all new?

  13. NIDHI SINGH June 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm # Reply

    Sir I want to change my center of examination from delhi to lucknow because when I filled the form I was in DELHI but due to some reason I can not go back to Delhi so pls suggest me for change the center in Lucknow.Sir can I fill the form again?

  14. ksh Premchand August 13, 2012 at 8:09 pm # Reply

    ksh Premchand :Sir I want to change my center of examination from IMPHAL to BANGALORE because when I filled the form I was in IMPHAL but due to some reason I can not go back to IMPHAL so pls suggest me for change the center in bangALORE

  15. arvind kumar anand September 13, 2012 at 6:09 am # Reply

    sir i didn’t receive my hall ticket yet please tell me that how will i receive my hall ticket

  16. amar January 2, 2014 at 6:23 pm # Reply

    Sir i want to know that how i will come to know about the centre of my cds 1 2014 exam????

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