Combined Defence Services Exam Centres

The Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exams will be carried out in examination centres designated by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC). The UPSC reserves the right to change the exam centres at their discretion if the situation demands it.

The notification for CDS Exam 2023  was released recently and the CDS 1 is scheduled to be conducted on 16t April 2023. For the sake of clarity, information about CDS Exam centres for 2023 will be provided in this article.

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CDS Exam Centres (As per 2023 Notification)

The table below gives details about the location for the Combined Defence Services Exam:

Combined Defence Services Exam Centres

Agartala Ghaziabad Panaji
Agra Gorakhpur Patna
Ajmer Gurgaon Port Blair
Ahmedabad Gwalior Prayagraj (Allahabad)
Aizawl Hyderabad Puducherry
Aligarh Imphal Pune
Almora (Uttarakhand) Indore Raipur
Anantpur (Andhra Pradesh) Itanagar Rajkot
Aurangabad Jabalpur Ranchi
Bengaluru Jaipur Sambalpur
Bareilly Jammu Shillong
Bhopal Jodhpur Shimla
Bilaspur Jorhat Siligudi
Chandigarh Kochi Srinagar
Chennai Kohima Srinagar (Uttarakhand)
Coimbatore Kolkata Thane
Cuttack Kozhikode (Calicut) Thiruvananthapuram
Dehradun Leh Tiruchirapalli
Delhi Lucknow Tirupati
Dharwad Ludhiana Udaipur
Dispur Madurai Varanasi
Faridabad Mumbai Vellore
Gangtok Mysore Vijayawada
Gaya Nagpur Visakhapatnam
Gautam Buddh Nagar Navi Mumbai Warangal

Keep a track of the latest information about CDS Notification in the linked article.

Key Points to remember about CDS Exam Centres

  • 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 a 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.
  • Candidates will be informed of the exam centre through the admit card. The CDS admit card will include the name of the exam centre and the date and time of reporting.
  • No request to change the exam centre will be entertained by the conducting authority.

FAQs on CDS Exam Centres


How many exams are there in CDS?

The CDS exam comprises two stages viz: Written Exam and Interview for intelligence and personality test.

Where is the CDS Exam Conducted?

The CDS Exam is conducted across many designated centres designated by UPSC.

Is there any dress code for the CDS written exam?

Any kind of jewellery or ornaments is not allowed inside the exam hall. Any electronic device/gadgets or hand bracelets are not allowed. Designer and artificial products/things are not allowed to be taken inside the exam hall. Candidates are restricted from wearing shorts to the exam hall.

To know more about the CDS Exam, candidates can refer to the following links. To know more in detail about other Defence exams, visit the linked article.

Find CDS Exam related information from the links given below

Related Links

CDS Answer Key CDS Eligibility
CDS Result CDS Salary
CDS Syllabus CDS Posts
CDS Notification CDS Final Result.
Current Affairs Government Schemes
CDS Admit Card Government Exam Free Online Mock Tests
CDS Exam Pattern CDS Books



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