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CDS Answer Key 2024 (Released) - Download CDS 1 Answer Key PDFs here

CDS Answer Key 2024 (Released) - Download CDS 1 Answer Key PDFs here

Edited By Soujanya K | Updated on Apr 22, 2024 09:43 AM IST | #CDS

Candidates can download the unofficial CDS 1 2024 answer key here. The official UPSC CDS 2024 answer key will be made available for download in the form of a PDF online on the UPSC website. Candidates can use the CDS 1 answer key 2024 to calculate their tentative CDS result. The CDS answer key 2024 has been provided paper wise.

Additionally, after the exam, candidates will also be able to refer to the CDS exam analysis to get a better idea of how the topics from the CDS syllabus appeared in the exam. The CDS answer keys of the previous years can be used in conjunction with CDS question papers for better preparation.

The official UPSC CDS 2024 answer key PDF can be downloaded from upsc.gov.in. However, the official PDF will only be released after the selection process is complete. Many notable Coaching Institutes will be releasing unofficial versions of the answer key on the same day as the CDS 1 2024 exam. Candidates can refer to these unofficial versions of the CDS 1 2024 answer key to get an approximation of their results immediately after the exam. The download links for the same will be made available below.

CDS 1 Answer Key 2024 (Unofficial)

CDS 1 Answer Key 2024 (Unofficial by Major Kalshi Classes)

Papers

CDS 1 2024 Answer key (All Sets)

Mathematics

Click here

English

Click here

GKClick here

CDS 1 Answer Key 2024 (Unofficial by Cavalier)

Papers

CDS 1 2024 Answer key

Mathematics

Click here

GKClick here

English

Click here

CDS Answer Key 2024 - Dates

Candidates can check the table below to know the important CDS exam date 2024 and others.

CDS 1 Answer Key 2024 Dates

Events

CDS 1 2023 Exam Dates

CDS notification

December 20, 2023

CDS exam date

April 21, 2024

Unofficial CDS Answer Key release date

April 21, 2024

Official CDS Answer Key release date

To be released

SSB Interview call letter

To be announced

CDS 2 Answer Key 2024 Dates

Events

CDS 2 2023 Exam Dates

CDS notification

May 15, 2024

CDS 2024 exam date

September 1, 2024

Unofficial CDS 2023 answer key release date

To be announced

Official CDS answer key 2023 release date

To be released

SSB Interview call letter

To be released

How to Download CDS Answer Key 2024?

The CDS 2024 answer key can be downloaded from the UPSC website - www.upsc.gov.in. Follow the steps below to download the answer key of CDS 2024.

  • Visit the UPSC official website - upsc.gov.in.

  • In the Examination, tab click on the Answer Key link.

  • Search for the CDS 2024 answer key and click on it.

  • The pdf file of the CDS answer key will be opened.

  • Download the CDS answer key pdf for future reference.

CDS Answer Key 2024- Written Exam

The Combined Defence Services exam has two stages - a written exam and an SSB interview. The written exam has two to three sections depending on the course that the candidate has applied for. Applicants need to qualify for the CDS 2024 written examination to be eligible for the SSB interview.

Quick links: CDS Eligibility Criteria 2024

CDS Answer Keys for Previous Years

Candidates who are preparing for CDS 2024 and attempting the previous year's CDS question papers and looking for the answer key, can download the same here. In the table below applicants can find the Official CDS 1 and 2 answer key for all the previous year GK, English and Mathematics papers starting from the year 2017 to 2022. Check the table below to download the previous year CDS answer keys.

Year

CDS 1 or CDS 2

CDS Subjects

CDS Answer Key Download Link

2021


English

Download Here

Maths

Download Here

GK

Download Here

2020

CDS 2

English

Download here

GK

Download here

Mathematics

Download here

2019

CDS 2

English

Download Here

GK

Download Here

Mathematics

Download Here

CDS 1

English

Download Here

GK

Download Here

Mathematics

Download Here

2018

CDS 2

English

Download Here

GK

Download Here

Mathematics

Download Here

CDS 1

English

Download Here

GK

Download Here

Mathematics

Download Here

2017

CDS 2

English

Download Here

GK

Download Here

Mathematics

Download Here

CDS 1

English

Download Here

GK

Download Here

Mathematics

Download Here

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How to Challenge CDS Question Paper 2024?

UPSC provides the facility to challenge the CDS question paper. Candidates can do so by visiting the UPSC website before the last date to raise objections. The procedure to raise an objection is mentioned below:

  • Visit the UPSC website - upsc.gov.in.

  • Click on CDS question papers through the Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPR).

  • Entering the basic details required and submitting the challenges.

Candidates should note that for each UPSC exam, the Commission has fixed a time frame of 7 days for raising objections.

Quick links: CDS Exam Pattern 2024

CDS Answer Key 2024 - Score Calculation & Marking Scheme

With the help of the CDS answer key 2024, candidates can calculate their score to get an idea of how they did in the Combined Defence Services written exam. To calculate the CDS written score candidates can use the below-mentioned formula.

Total score = Number of correct answers x Marks awarded – Number of incorrect answers x Marks deducted

CDS Exam 2024 Marking Scheme

Events

Marks

Correct Answer

+1

Incorrect Answer

-1/3

Unanswered

-

Quick links:

CDS Cut off 2024

Union Public Service Commission will release the CDS cutoff for every stage of the CDS exam. The final CDS 1 cut off 2024 will be released along with the declaration of the final CDS result 2024. Candidates qualifying for the CDS cut off of the written exam are called for the CDS SSB interview round. The written exam cutoff is for shortlisting applicants for the CDS SSB interview. So the candidates need to score well in the CDS written exam and move on to the main exam.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Does UPSC release the answer key for the CDS written exam?

Yes, the Union Public Service Commission will release the answer key for the CDS written examination.

2. Is there -ve marking in the CDS written exam?

Yes, a negative marking of 0.33 mark for every wrong answer is applicable in the CDS written exam.

3. When is the CDS 1 2024 exam going to be held?

The CDS exam was conducted today, September 3, 2024.

4. Where can I download the official CDS answer key from?

Candidates will be able to download the official CDS exam answer key from the UPSC website.

5. What are the marks awarded for the correct answer in the CDS exam?

In the CDS 2024 exam, correct answers 1 mark is awarded for each correct answer. 

6. Is negative marking in CDS?

Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.33 in the CDS 1 2024 exam. 

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Questions related to CDS

Have a question related to CDS ?

Dear aspirant !

Hope you are doing good !

Candidates between 19 to 25 years of age are eligible to apply for CDS recruitment 2024. Before filling up the application form, aspirants must check UPSC CDS eligibility criteria carefully. CDS exam 2024 for both sessions will be conducted on April 21, 2024 and September 1, 2024.

From now you will get 4-5 attempts of both so don't worry about attempt.give your best in preparation only .

Hope it helps you !!

Thanking you


Hii There,

Certainly. If you're in your third year of engineering, you're eligible to appear for the CDS examination. However, if you qualify the written exam, you won't be able to attend the SSB (Service Selection Board) interview because you must be in the final year of your engineering studies to do so.


Thanks

Hello,

No, You do not necessarily need to choose an engineering stream in college to be eligible for CDS or AFCAT exams. As long as you meet the eligibility criteria specified by the exams, you can pursue your desired field of study in college and still appear for these exams. So go ahead and prepare for CDS and AFCAT with your chosen stream.

Hope this helps you,

Thank you

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Hello aspirant,

You will be roughly 21 years old by 2026. Based on your age, you can enrol in any of the CDS 2026 courses, including the IMA course. Aside from that, you can enrol in CDS 2029 for IMA, since there is a 24-year-old maximum age limit.

Thank you

Hope this information helps you.

Dear aspirant !

Hope you are doing well !

From my point of view you should start preparing from now ,also you are late ,you must start your preparation in the 2nd year but you didn't,cds takes time and it's not an easy task to do . Now you have to prepare for your placement also . If you want job from college then it will be hard for you to manage both ,choose only one and stick with that and prepare very hard for the dream . Don't late now .

For more information about cds ,visit the link ;

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Hope it helps you !!

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