CDS Answer Key 2018
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CDS Answer key 2018 - The answer key of CDS is available now. CDS answer key 2018 has been released by various coaching institutes on the same day of the written examination. Coaching institutes like Neo Stencil, Cavalier, Baalnoi Academy and Neostencil have released CDS answer key 2018 separately as per the sets of the papers – A, B, C, D.  Candidates who have appeared for CDS 2018 exam can check their answer subject-wise for Mathematics, English and General Knowledge. CDS 2018 answer key helps the candidates to check and match their answers marked by them in the written exam. 

Candidates can calculate the probable score and know their chances of selection to the next round of selection process i.e. SSB Interview. As per the CDS marking scheme, weightage of each paper is of 100 marks. Candidates are awarded 1 mark for each correct answer and 0.33 marks are deducted for each incorrect answer. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has conducted Combined Defence Services (CDS 2) written exam on November 18, 2018. UPSC will release the official CDS answer key for written exam in May/June 2019. 


CDS 2 Result 2018CDS 2 Cutoff 2018


CDS Answer Key 2018 Dates

The dates pertaining to CDS 2 answer key are given in the table below.

Events

Dates

CDS 2018 written exam

November 18, 2018

CDS answer key 2018 by Coaching Institutes

November 18, 2018

CDS 2018 answer key (Official)

May/June 2019

How to download CDS Answer Key 2018?

The answer key of CDS is available online on the official website in the form of PDF. The answer key has the correct answers to the questions asked in the written exam. Candidates can follow the steps given below to download CDS answer key 2018. 

Steps to download CDS 2018 Answer Key

  • Click on the link ‘CDS answer key 2018’ provided on this page. (Link has been activated).

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

  • Download  CDS 2018 answer key and save the PDF file for further reference.

CDS Answer key 2018 by Coaching Institutes

The answer key of CDS 2 has been released by coaching institutes within few hours after completion of the test. Candidates can download the answer key from the links below.

CDS (2) Answer Key 2018

Institutions

Answer Keys

Baalnoi Academy

Check here

Cavalier

Check here

CDS Question papers 2018

Along with the answer key, candidates can also download CDS 2 question papers. The links to download the question papers are given below. 

Subjects

Answer Key

English

Download here

General Knowledge

Download here

Mathematics

Download here

CDS II 2017 Answer key - Official

General Knowledge

Elementary Mathematics 

English


Click here

Click here

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CDS Exam Pattern 2018

UPSC has defined 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 is 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 Answer Key 2018 – How to calculate Score? 

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

  • 1/3 marks will be deducted for wrong answers.

CDS Result 2018

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the result of CDS exam in two stages - written and final result/merit list. CDS 2018 result will be available in pdf format on the official website. CDS result 2018 pdf will have the roll numbers of qualified candidates. To check CDS result candidates 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 2018

UPSC will release the cutoff of CDS 2 for the written exam and final separately. Candidates 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 cutoff 2015 from the table below.

Previous years CDS Cutoff

CDS II 2017 Cutoff 

Marks     of last qualified candidate

                


                

                

Course

            

Written Result


Final Result

            

Minimum qualifying marks in each Subject

Minimum aggregate marks of last qualified candidate

            

Marks of last recommended candidate

            

IMA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

            

120 marks (i.e. 40%)

            

244

            

INA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

            

111 marks (i.e. 37%)

            

237

            

AFA

    

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

            

135 marks (i.e. 45%)

            

260

            

OTA (Men)

            

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

            

86 marks (i.e. 43%)

            

167

            

OTA (Women)

            

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

            

86 marks (i.e. 43%)

            

171

            


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

CDS II 2016 Cutoff

Marks     of last qualified candidate

                


                

                

Course

            

Written Result


Final Result

            

Minimum qualifying marks in each Subject

Minimum aggregate marks of last qualified candidate

            

Marks     of last recommended candidate

            

IMA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

            

105 marks (i.e. 35%)

227

INA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

            

90 marks (i.e. 30%)


225


AFA

    

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

            

135 marks (i.e. 45%)


258


OTA (Men)

            

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

            

72 marks (i.e. 36%)


157


OTA (Women)

            

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

            

72 marks (i.e. 36%)

159


About CDS 2018

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam twice a year. There are two stages of the selection process for CDS - Written exam and SSB Interview. The written exam of CDS consists of 3 papers for the candidates appearing for IMA, INA and AFA whereas for OTA candidates have to appear for 2 papers - English and General Knowledge. Candidates who qualify the written exam are eligible to appear for SSB Interview which is conducted for 5 days. The final selected candidates are eligible to get admission to their preferred post on the basis of final merit list prepared by UPSC.

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