CDS 2 2021 exam to begin soon; Check shift timings and guidelines

UPSC will conduct the UPSC CDS 2 2021 exam today across the country in three shifts. Check the CDS 2021 exam day schedule and important guidelines here.

CDS 2 2021 exam to begin soon; Check shift timings and guidelines
Ujjwal Kirti | Nov 14, 2021 - 7:16 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has scheduled the CDS 2 2021 exam to be conducted today in offline mode. The CDS 2 2021 exam will be conducted at various exam centres across the nation in three shifts. Candidates need to bring the CDS 2 2021 admit card along with the valid photo identity proof. If not, they are not allowed to enter the exam hall of NDA 2 2021.

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Candidates must reach the NDA 2 2021 exam centre at least 60 minutes before the reporting time as the gates will be closed 10 minutes before the scheduled time of each shift. Students must carry COVID-19 essentials along with them and are advised not to panic.

CDS 2 2021 exam schedule



CDS 2021 IMA, INA, AFA timings

CDS OTA timings


November 14, 2021

9 AM to 11 AM

9 AM to 11 AM

General knowledge

12 PM to 2 PM

12 PM to 2 PM


3 PM to 5 PM


CDS 2 2021 2021: Important points to remember

  • To avoid any hassle, students must know the CDS 2 2021 do’s and don’ts for the exam day provided by the UPSC.

  • Candidates strictly follow the instructions that are given by the invigilator inside the exam hall

  • The OMR sheet must be given to the invigilator before leaving the CDS 2 2021 exam hall.

  • During the CDS 2 2021 2021 exam, examinees are not allowed to take off their mask.

  • Students are advised that they must carry COVID-19 essentials along with the CDS 2 2021 tier 1 admit card. The COVID-19 essentials include masks, personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), ball-point pen, transparent water bottle.

Note: To the examination hall, candidates are not permitted to bring any electronic devices, gadgets, or extra paper. If you are proven guilty, you will face severe consequences. The extra paper for rough work will be provided by the exam centre authority.

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