CDS Admit Card 2024: Release Date, Download Link, Instructions

CDS Admit Card 2024: Release Date, Download Link, Instructions

ByNaveen Singh  |  Updated on: Mar 24, 2023
UPSC CDS Admit Card 2024 has been released on the official website. Check the CDS 1 Admit Card 2023 release date, download link, steps to download the hall ticket, how to resolve discrepancies, etc., here.

CDS Admit Card will be released on the official website in April 2024. The examination is to be held on 21 April 2024. The admit card contains all important information regarding the candidature of the applicant such as the name and the roll number, exam center details, timings, date of birth, etc. Candidates might be thorough with all the details related to the CDS 1 admit card and we have provided the same here.

Candidates who will appear in the upcoming exam can download the CDS admit card from the direct link below. Check the steps to download the hall ticket from the official website, and how to correct discrepancies (if any) in the information provided below.

CDS Admit Card 2024

UPSC CDS Admit Card 2023 has been out on the official website. Candidates who are planning to appear for the CDS Exam must bookmark this page as here we will be posting all the latest updates about the release of hall tickets and a direct link to download the CDS 1 admit card 2023. The hall tickets have been made available via online mode only which candidates can easily download by entering their registration ID and password.

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CDS 1 Admit Card 2024 Release Date

CDS 1 admit card 2023 release date was 24 March 2023 and it has been out on the official website for download. The exam is scheduled for 16 April 2023 thus candidates should strategize their preparation plan in the most efficient manner. You can check the UPSC CDS admit card download date and other important events below.


Important Dates

Notification Released on

21 December 2022

CDS Admit Card 2023 Release Date

24 March 2023

Exam Date

16 April 2023

How to Download CDS Admit Card?

UPSC discloses some important steps, guidelines and instructions to download the CDS admit card through the official website. You should know the step-by-step procedure to print out a copy of the hall ticket for further reference. Below are the steps on the official website that must be followed for downloading the CDS 1 admit card. Since the admit card has been released, candidates can check the steps to download it here:

  • Candidates have to visit UPSC's official website.
  • Click on the link e-admit card: Combined Defence Services Examination (1), 2023 under the What's New section on the home page.
  • After following these steps, you will reach the important instructions page.
  • You need to click on the Yes button.
  • After that, you will have two options to download the CDS admit card either using your roll no. or registration ID and take a printout.

Details Mentioned on CDS Admit Card

It is a must for applicants to check the information presented on the admit card for the CDS exam before the exam date. When downloading your CDS 1 2023 admit card, check out the following details that should be accurately mentioned on it:

  • Candidate's Name
  • Roll Number
  • Application Number
  • Father's Name
  • Candidate's Category
  • Test Centre
  • Date of the Exam
  • Exam Timings and Shift
  • Reporting Time
  • Candidate's photograph
  • Candidate's signature
  • List of things to carry
  • Important Instructions

What to Carry with CDS Admit Card?

A major part of your exam preparation also includes what to do at the exam centre on the day of the exam. The exam day can be stressful and that might cause you to forget small yet significant details. That's why we have listed down below all the important documents you need to carry with you along with the CDS hall ticket.

  • Candidates need to carry the printout of their CDS admit card.
  • Original Photo Identity card, the one mentioned in the CDS hall ticket as other ones may not be accepted at the centre. Carry the original as well as the photocopy.
  • 2-3 passport-size photographs matching the one on your admit card for easy identification.

Technical Instructions to Download CDS 1 Admit Card 2024

Merely knowing how to download admit card for CDS exam is not enough. Sometimes, due to technical difficulties, you may find it impossible to access the official website. This can cause difficulties in downloading the UPSC CDS 1 admit card 2023. Here we have listed a few pointers to keep in mind before downloading your admit card from the UPSC website:

  • Ensure that JavaScript is enabled on your system.
  • Do not try to download the CDS admit card multiple times or you may get blocked from the server.
  • Do not use mobile phones to download your CDS hall ticket, do it from a desktop or laptop using the latest Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or Mozilla Firefox version.
  • Before downloading the UPSC CDS admit card, clear your cache to ensure that there won't be any interruptions while downloading it.

CDS Exam Day Guidelines

Check the CDS Exam Day Guidelines printed on the admit card which must be followed by the candidates. It includes restrictions on taking some items and Covid-related guidelines. Go through the CDS admit card exam day guidelines listed below:

  • Mobile Phones and other electronic gadgets are prohibited inside the examination room.
  • You must keep your CDS 1 admit card carefully till the declaration of the final results as you may need to carry it for the Service Selection Board (SSB) Interview.
  • Only Black Ballpen is allowed in the exam. No other coloured pens or pencils are allowed inside the examination hall.
  • Mask/face cover is mandatory for all candidates. No candidate will be allowed inside the exam centre without a mask.
  • Candidates need to carry their own hand sanitiser in transparent bottles. If they want to carry a water bottle, that must be transparent too.
  • Follow COVID-19 norms of social distancing inside the examination centre.
  • Candidates should ensure that they are taking care of their health and their temperature is normal on the day of the exam.
  • Candidates should reach the exam centre 30 minutes prior to the exam time, especially in view of Covid-19 protocols as the checking may take extra time with social distancing.
  • Candidates should remain seated even after their exam is done early. They will only be allowed to leave when it is time to end the exam.
  • Candidates should avoid wearing any flashy jewellery to the exam centre.

How to Correct Discrepancy in the CDS Admit Card?

After downloading your CDS call letter for the exam, it is a must that you double-check all the information printed on it. Even a little mistake can be a cause of inconvenience later so be careful while checking the information on your CDS admit card 2023 before taking a printout.

In case there is any discrepancy in your CDS hall ticket, you should immediately inform Union Public Service Commission and send them a mail at: Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi - 110069.

This will ensure that your details are corrected on your CDS admit card before the date of the exam and you do not face any challenges later in the selection process.

CDS Exam Centers

CDS 1 & 2 exams are conducted in an offline mode at the designated centres simultaneously across the nation for which the CDS admit card will be issued containing information about the allotted exam centre. While filling out the CDS Application Form, candidates get a chance to enter their preferences for CDS exam centres 2023. Below are the exam centres for the exam:



Panaji (Goa)






Port Blair



Prayagraj (Allahabad)







Almora (Uttarakhand)






Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh)




















Srinagar (Uttarakhand)






















Gautam Buddh Nagar




Navi Mumbai





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CDS Admit Card FAQs

  • The CDS Admit Card is an important official document that must be carried to the exam centre on the exam day. This year, the paper is going to be conducted on 21 April 2024. The hall ticket will be released in April 2024 on the official website.

  • To download the CDS 1 admit card 2024, go to the official UPSC website. There you will find the notification link to download the hall ticket. Log into the portal, enter your details and you will find your CDS admit card there which you can download and take its printout.

  • CDS 1 admit card 2024 will be released in April 2024 on the official site of the Union Public Service Commission. Candidates who have successfully applied for the examination can download their CDS admit card in order to appear for the examination.

  • Candidates must ensure to carry the following documents along with the UPSC CDS admit card:

    • CDS 1 hall ticket printout/hardcopy.
    • Original Photo Identity card.
    • Passport size photographs.
  • If you are not able to download your CDS 1 admit card, you can go to this website - uscds-upsc@ nic. in. Here you will be able to find the contact information of the authorities that will help you resolve the issue. Send them an email with all your details mentioned in it.

  • If you lose your CDS admit card 2024, contact the UPSC and concerned authorities to issue you a new one. It is always advisable that you download your admit card and save it on multiple devices to access it in case it gets misplaced.

  • UPSC will not send the CDS admit card through the post or email to the aspirants. Candidates must visit the official website online in order to access the hall ticket. No other medium is required to download the admit card.

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