CDS Answer Key 2019
Supriya Kumari, 03 Feb 2019, #CDS

CDS Answer Key 2019 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has conducted CDS 1 exam on February 3. 2019. For the written exam, various coaching institutes release the answer key. The answer key of English, Elementary Mathematics and General Knowledge by Neostencil, Cavalier and Major Khalsi has been released for all sets of test booklets. Candidates who have appeared in the exam can check CDS answer key 2019 by downloading it. Candidates can check the answer key released by coaching institutes separately as per the sets of the papers – A, B, C, D. CDS answer key 2019 helps candidates check and match their answers marked by them in the written exam. 


Through CDS 2019 answer key, candidates are able to calculate the probable score and know their chances of selection to the next round of selection process i.e. SSB Interview. UPSC will release official CDS answer key 2019 after the final recruitment. According to the prescribed CDS marking scheme, each paper is conducted for 100 marks. For each correct answer, candidates are awarded 1 mark whereas for each incorrect answer 0.33 marks are deducted. CDS 2019 was scheduled to be held on February 3. Read this article to know the details about CDS answer key 2019 below.

CDS Answer key 2019 by Coaching Institutes

The answer key of UPSC CDS 1 has been released by coaching institutes within few hours after completion of the exam. Candidates can download the answer key from the links below.

CDS (1) Answer Key 2019

Institutions

Answer Keys

 NeoStencil

Click here

Baalnoi Academy

Click here

Cavalier

Click here


CDS Paper-Wise Answer Key 2019

Along with CDS answer key 2019 by coaching institutes, candidates can also download CDS 1 paper-wise answer key. The links to download the papers-wise answer key are given below. 

Subjects

Answer Key

English

Download here

General Knowledge

Download here

Mathematics

Download here


UPSC CDS Answer key 2019 Dates

The dates pertaining to CDS 1 answer key are given in the table below.

Events

Dates

CDS written exam 2019

February 3, 2019

CDS answer key 2019 by Coaching Institutes

February 3, 2019

CDS 2019 answer key (Official)

December 2019

How to Download CDS Answer Key 2019?

The answer key of CDS is available online on the official website in the form of PDF. CDS answer key 2019 have the correct answers to the questions asked in the written exam. Candidates can follow the steps given below to download CDS answer key. 

Steps to download CDS Answer Key 2019

  • Click on the link ‘UPSC CDS Answer key 2019’ provided on this page. (Link given above is activated).

  • The answer key displays as per the sets of question booklet.

  • Download CDS answer key 2019 and save the PDF file for further reference.

Previous years’ UPSC CDS 1 Official Answer key 

Candidates appearing for CDS 2019 can check the previous years’ CDS answer key below.

Year

General Knowledge

Elementary Mathematics

English

CDS 1 2017

Click here

Click here

Click here

CDS 2 2017

Click here

Click here

Click here

CDS Answer Key 2019 – How to calculate Score? 

  • For the correct answer in Elementary Mathematics, candidates get 1 mark.     

  • 1/3 marks is deducted for wrong answers.

CDS Exam Pattern 2019

UPSC has prescribed the exam pattern of CDS. Candidates appearing for IMA, INA, AFA have to appear for 3 papers - General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics and English whereas for candidates appearing OTA have to appear for 2 papers -  General Knowledge and English. Each paper is conducted for 2 hours and carry 100 marks. For each correct answer, candidates are awarded 1 mark whereas for each incorrect answer 0.33 marks are deducted. Check CDS written exam pattern below.

For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

English

2 Hours

100

General Knowledge

2 Hours

100

Elementary Mathematics

2 Hours

100

            

For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy 

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

English

2 Hours

100

General Knowledge

2 Hours

100

CDS Result 2019

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the result of CDS exam in two stages - written and final result/merit list. CDS result 2019 will be available in pdf format on the official website. The result pdf will have the roll numbers of qualified candidates. To check CDS result 2019, candidates will have to download the result pdf and check their roll numbers. Candidates who qualify the written exam will be called for SSB Interview. UPSC will then release the final result of the candidates who qualify SSB interview. The final result will be prepared to add the marks obtained by the candidates in the written exam and SSB Interview.

CDS Cutoff 2019 

The cutoff of CDS 2019 for the written exam and final will be declared separately. Candidates will have to score equal or above to the cutoff released by UPSC. Candidates who qualify the written exam will be eligible to appear for next round of selection process i.e SSB Interview. Candidates must also check cut off the to know the minimum marks required to qualify the exam. Candidates can check CDS previous years’ cut off from the table below.

CDS I 2017 Cutoff

Academy

Written Exam

Final Exam

Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate

Marks of last recommended

IMA

125

249

INA

118

241

AFA

144

268

OTA (Men)

82

163

OTA(Women)

82

164

CDS I 2016 Cutoff   

Academy

Written Exam

Final Exam


Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate*

Marks of last recommended

candidate

IMA

72

214

INA

63

217

AFA

123

249

OTA (Men)

68

150

OTA(Women)

68

157

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