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CDS 2017 Exam Center

UPSC Exam Centers are set and allocated to candidates by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission). There are 41 different locations where CDS is conducted every year. Here are few important highlights related to CDS Exam Centers:

  • Candidates have to enter one choice of the exam center in the CDS Application Form.
  • CDS Exam Center is allocated on first-cum-first-serve basis. There are a fixed number of candidates for each center. After the fixed number has been filled, the center is frozen.
  • This fixed number crietria is inavlid for Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata, Chennai and Nagpur.
  • The allocated exam center and its details are mentioned on the CDS Admit Card.

CDS is scheduled for November 19, 2017 at allocated exam centers. No request for change of CDS Exam Center will be entertained by UPSC. Candidates have to carry the following documents to the exam center on the exam day:

Allotment of CDS 2017 Exam Center

Candidates have to choose a center from the mentioned list of CDS 2017 exam centers according to their convenience. The candidates must note that the CDS 2017 test center allocation process is a first-apply-first-allot process. Every CDS 2017 Test Center will be allotted to a fixed number of candidates i.e. there will be a ceiling on the number of candidates allotted to each CDS 2017 Exam Center. Once the capacity of maximum number of candidates is attained, the CDS 2017 Test City is frozen.

Candidates who don’t get a desired CDS 2017 Exam Center due to the fixed allocation, will have to choose a CDS 2017 Test City from the remaining choice of CDS 2017 Test Centers. The candidates are advised to apply early to get a CDS 2017 Exam Center of their choice. The fixed number of candidate system is not applicable on Delhi, Dispur, Kolkata, Chennai and Nagpur.

The Union Public Service Commission reserves the rights to change the CDS Exam Centers to its discretion depending upon the situation.

CDS 2017 Exam Centers List

CDS 2017 is conducted in various cities across India as it is a national level examination conducted by UPSC. The candidates are required to choose one center (available at that time) according to their convenience and preference. The candidates have to mention their choice during the CDS 2017 Application Process. The table below gives the list of 41 CDS 2017 Exam Centers across India arranged alphabetically:

CDS 2017 Exam CenterStateCDS 2017 Exam CenterState
AhmedabadGujaratKolkataWest Bengal
AizawlMizoramLucknowUttar Pradesh
AllahabadUttar PradeshMaduraiTamil Nadu
BareillyUttar PradeshNagpurMaharashtra
BhopalMadhya PradeshPanajiGoa
ChennaiTamil NaduPort BlairAndaman and Nicobar Island
DispurAssamShimlaHimachal Pradesh
GangtokSikkimSrinagarJammu and Kashmir
HyderabadAndhra PradeshThiruvananthapuramKerala
ImphalManipurTirupatiAndhra Pradesh
JammuJammu and KashmirVishakhapatnamAndhra Pradesh

Change of CDS 2017 Exam Center

The candidates have to choose the CDS 2017 Exam Center during the CDS 2017 Registration. Once the Application forms for CDS exam are submitted or the CDS 2017 Exam Center chosen is frozen by the authority, the candidates cannot change the CDS 2017 Exam Center. However, the candidate can send a duly signed written request to the J.S. (Exam), UPSC for change of CDS 2017 Exam Center towards its consideration based on its merit. The candidates will be notified about the location of the allotted CDS 2017 Test Center in the CDS 2017 Admit Card.

The candidates must carefully make the choice of the CDS 2017 Exam Center while filling the CDS 2017 Application Form. No candidate must report to any other Test Center except the CDS 2017 Test center mentioned in the CDS 2017 Admit Card. If any candidate fails to reach the allotted CDS Test center on time or reaches a different test center for CDS exam then his/her candidature will be cancelled.

Instructions followed at CDS 2017 Exam Center

The candidates are required to follow the below mentioned instructions at the allotted CDS 2017 Test center and inside the examination hall. The violation of any of the instructions given below can lead to detention from the CDS exam or cancellation of candidature.

  • The candidates are advised to reach the CDS 2017 exam center half hour before the commencement of the examination with all the required documents.
  • The candidates have to check the allotted seat/room no mentioned against their roll number from the board outside the exam center for CDS exam.
  • The candidates must not carry any unwanted and undesirable material inside the CDS 2017 exam center.
  • The candidates are not allowed to copy from any candidate’s paper or shall not allow any other candidate to copy from their papers during the examination.
  • The candidates who is found attempting any kind of unfair practice inside the examination hall will not be allowed to continue the CDS exam.
  • No candidate should misbehave in any manner or create disorderly scene in the Examination Hall or harass the staff employed by the Commission for the conduct of the examination. Any such misconduct will be severely penalized.
  • The candidates who don’t follow any of the instructions will be debarred from all future CDS exam.
  • Nothing must be written on the clipboard, brought to the CDS 2017 exam center.

Things to be carried to theCDS 2017 Exam Center

The candidates are required to carry the following documents to the CDS 2017 Exam Center:

  • CDS 2017 Admit Card
  • Clip Board/Hard Board
  • Good quality Black Ball point pen

No other paper must be carried to the CDS 2017 Exam Center. The Answer sheet and sheet for rough work will be provided by the invigilator during the CDS exam.

Things not permitted inside CDS 2017 Exam Center

The candidates must not carry any of the following things to the CDS 2017 Exam Center:

  • Books, notes, log tables, mathematical and drawing instruments, loose sheets or any kind of unwanted paper is not permitted inside the center.
  • Any electronic device such as electronic calculators, mobile phones, Bluetooth, pagers or any other communication are strictly prohibited inside the CDS 2017 Exam Center.
  • Rough sheets, Test Booklets, slide rules or stencils of maps are also not permitted inside the examination hall.
  • The candidates are advised not to carry any communication device at the exam venue for CDS 2017 of their interest (mobile phones, Bluetooth etc.) as there are no arrangements for safekeeping of such devices at the CDS 2017 test center.
  • No costly item should be carried as the safety of the items will not be ensured by the center authorities or UPSC. They won’t be responsible for loss of any item.

Breaching of Examination Rules for CDS 2017

The candidates who are declared guilty by the commission of the following, will be strictly penalized by the Commission:

  • The candidates who are found impersonating or procure impersonation by any person will be punished severely.
  • The candidates must not submit any false/tampered documents.
  • The candidates must not obtain any support for his/her candidature by any means.
  • Using any kind of unfair means during the examination are prohibited.
  • The candidates can be penalized on account of writing irrelevant matter (obscene language or pornographic matter)
  • Misbehavior with anyone inside the examination is punishable
  • Harassment or any bodily harm to the staff employed by the commission at the CDS 2017 exam center
  • Possessing or using mobile phones, pager or any electronic/communication device inside the examination hall.



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