Union Public Service Commission has released the admit card for CDS 2021 exam scheduled to be held on February 07, 2021. UPSC CDS (I) 2021 Admit Card is released through candidate login at the official website upsc.gov.in. Candidates who registered for the Combined Defence Service recruitment exam earlier this year have to download and print out the admit card for the exam day. Candidates have to log in with the Registration ID/Roll Number & DOB to download the CDS 2021 admit card from UPSC website. The admit card contains the details of the schedule and venue of the exam and it is mandatory to produce the printed admit card at the exam centre to appear in the exam.
How to Download UPSC CDS (I) 2021 Admit Card?
The CDS 2021 admit card is released at the official website of Union Public Service Commission. There is no option to receive the admit card by post or other means and candidates have to login to the Commissions’s website and download the admit card from the website only. The two things that candidates need to download the admit card is Registration ID/Roll Number and Date of Birth.
One must visit the UPSC website at upsc.gov.in and click on Combined Defence Service Examination (I), 2021 under the Active Examination option. Thereafter, candidates can see the link to download the e-admit card. Upon clicking the link, candidates are redirected to the Login Page. On the Login page, one must select whether they wish to log in with Registration ID or Roll Number. Thereafter, candidates can enter the Registration ID/Roll Number & Date of Birth correctly and click on LOGIN to open and download the CDS 2021 Admit Card.
Important Points Regarding CDS (I) 2021 Admit Card
It is mandatory to carry a printed copy of the CDS 2021 Admit Card to the exam centre on the day of the exam. Along with this, a valid photo identity proof e.g. Voter’s Card, AADHAR Card, Passport, Driver’s Licence etc. must also be carried in original for verification of identity at the exam centre.
While downloading the CDS 2021 admit card, candidates will come across a number of instructions issued by the UPSC in regards to the conduct of the examination. Candidates are advised to read these carefully and preferably generate a print out of the instructions page for reference.
Candidates are instructed to report to the designated centre at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the exam. The entry gates close 10 minutes prior to the start of the exam. It may be noted that the CDS (I) 2021 admit card indicates the complete details of the date, time and venue of the exam.
All candidates are instructed to put on a face mask as a mandatory requirement. Candidates must also carry their personal hand sanitizer and water bottle. Since answers need to be marked in black ball point pen only, candidates must carry the same to the exam centre. In addition, banned items such as mobile phones, calculators, books etc. should not be carried to the CDS (I) 2021 exam centre.
CDS (I) 2021 Exam Pattern
The Combined Defence Service (I) 2021 notification came out in late October 2020. According to the official notification, the examination is to be conducted for a 300 marks paper for admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. For those who have opted for admission to Officer’s Training Academy, the paper will be of 200 marks.
There are three sections of the paper carrying 100 marks each i.e. English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. OTA applicants do not have the section of Elementary Mathematics in the question paper. All questions asked are of the MCQ type and candidates have to mark their answers on OMR sheets.