Centre for Development Studies Admission 2020 for MA Admission 2020 will be conducted. Centre for Development Studies (CDS) invites applications from eligible candidates on or before 08 Apr 2020.

Eligible candidates having required qualifications can take part in the entrance exam by applying online. We have mentioned all important information such as age limit, application fee, qualification, seat details, selection process etc. However, for verification and more information, the official notification pdf is also attached.

Important Dates

Notification Date03 Mar 2020
Last Date for Submission of Application Form08 Apr 2020
Exam Date17 May 2020 10:00 AM

Application Fee

Gen/ OBC₹500
SC, ST and PWD

Pay the Examination Fee through DD drawn from State Bank of India (SBI) only in favour of the Centre for Development Studies, payable at Thiruvananthapuram (SBI Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Branch Code - 070029). 


Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram


For Indian students
1. A bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50 percent of marks.
2. Candidates from SC, ST & Persons with Disability (PWD) (with ≥40% disability) are eligible irrespective of percentage of marks secured in the qualifying degree.
For Students from SAARC Countries
1. The candidate must have a Bachelor’s/ undergraduate degree (three year programme) with English as the medium of instruction and the three year undergraduate programme must be equivalent to an undergraduate programme of an Indian university.
2. All certificates provided by the candidate must be Apostille certified before joining the programme. 

How to Apply

Eligible candidates may send their application in prescribed format (attached below) to Academic Programme Office Centre for Development Studies Medical College P.O., Thiruvananthapuram – 695 011, Kerala on or before 08 Apr 2020, along with copies of all relevant documents & certificates in support of their age, cast, qualification, experience etc. and candidates should superscribed on the cover of application form ‘Application for MA Admission – 2020’ .