Edited By Soujanya K | Updated on May 09, 2024 12:42 PM IST | #CDS

An unofficial version of the CDS 2024 answer key was released by Baalnoi on their website. Candidates can now download the CDS 2024 Answer key by Baalnoi. Using the Answer key enables candidates to make a rough estimate of their score in the CDS 2024 exam and assess their performance.

The Union Public Service Commission will release the official CDS 2024 answer key on their official website, upsc.gov.in after the selection process is over. However, coaching institutes like Baalnoi release unofficial versions of the CDS answer key after the UPSC CDS 2024 exam. The CDS Answer Key 2024 by Baalnoi was released after reviewing the CDS question paper by candidates and with the help of subject matter experts who solve questions from the CDS question papers.

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## CDS Answer Key 2024 by Baalnoi Dates

Check the dates of CDS answer key 2024 from the following tables.

### CDS 2 2024 Baalnoi Answer Key Dates

 Events CDS 2 2024 CDS 2 2024 Exam September 1, 2024 CDS 2 2024 Answer Key by Baalnoi To be announced CDS 2 2024 Official Answer Key To be announced

### CDS 1 2024 Baalnoi Answer Key Dates

 Events CDS 1 2024 CDS 1 2024 Exam April 21, 2024 CDS 1 2024 Answer Key by Baalnoi To be announced CDS 1 2024 Official Answer Key To be announced

### CDS 1 2024 Answer Key Subject Wise

 Subject CDS Baalnoi Answer Key CDS 1 2024 Answer Key Maths To be released CDS 1 2024 Answer Key English To be released CDS 1 2024 Answer Key GK To be released

### CDS 2 2024 Answer Key Subject Wise

 Subject CDS Baalnoi Answer Key CDS 2 2024 Answer Key Maths To be released CDS 2 2024 Answer Key English To be released CDS 2 2024 Answer Key GS To be released

### CDS Marking Scheme

As mentioned in the exam pattern of CDS, the marking scheme specifies that there are a total of 340 questions for INA, IMA and AFA of 300 marks while for OTA there are 240 questions of 200 marks and one-third of a mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. However, no marks will be deducted for unattempted questions in the CDS exam.

## CDS Result 2024

UPSC will release the CDS result 2024 in online mode on the official website. The result of CDS 2 2024 written test will be released in PDF format and consists of the academy-wise names of all the shortlisted candidates who will be eligible to appear for the SSB. The final merit list will be released in PDF format after the SSB and medical examination are over. This list consists of academy-wise roll numbers and names of all candidates who are finally recruited to the vacant positions of CDS.

## CDS Cut off 2024

The CDS cut-off is the minimum qualifying mark prescribed by UPSC to qualify for the exam. Aspirants must score equal to or more than the prescribed marks to qualify for each stage of the CDS exam. The CDS marks will be released academy-wise along with the result.

## CDS Salary 2024

Aspirants who finally get recruited to the vacant posts of CDS get posted as Lieutenant and get the CDS salary equal to Level 10 which is Rs. 56100-177500, the MSP is Rs. 15500. Candidates get allowances also like dearness allowance, flying allowance, dress allowance, transport allowance, and field area allowance.

### CDS Answer key by Baalnoi - Previous Year

From the following tables, candidates can download the previous year of Baalnoi Academy CDS answer keys from the 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018 CDS exams.

### UPSC CDS Answer Key by Baalnoi/Major Kalshi 2019

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### CDS 1 Answer key by Baalnoi 2018

Step 2: A new PDF will open from where aspirants can check the CDS answer key

Step 3: Match the answer to the question paper based on your attempts

Step 4: Calculate your score using the CDS marks calculation method shared here.

### How CDS marks are Calculated?

 Score = 1 x Number of right answers – 0.33 x Number of wrong answers

### Benefits of CDS Answer key 2024 by Baalnoi

• It helps aspirants know about all the correct answers from the CDS exam.

• Candidates can know their probable scores based on the number of correct and incorrect responses they have made in the exam.

• The answer key of CDS by Baalnoi will also help them know their performance.

• They can also compare their probable score with the expected CDS cutoff to know the chances of their selection. Check the CDS Selection Process.

1. When will the official CDS answer key be released?

The official answer key will be released after the announcement of the result/ when the complete recruitment process is over.

2. Is there any negative marking in the CDS exam?

Yes, it is, one-third of the marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer marked by candidates.

4. What is the frequency of the CDS exam?

The CDS exam is conducted twice a year by UPSC.

5. How many marks is a correct answer for in CDS?

A correct answer in the CDS exam 2024 is for 1 mark for English, GK and Mathematics.

6. What is the lowest cut-off for CDS exam?

The cut-off marks for the CDS exam 2024 will be declared by the UPSC after the selection process.

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### Questions related to CDS

Have a question related to CDS ?

Ofcourse you can give cds exam until the age of 25 years if you have completed your graduation.there is no best year for attempting any exam it depends on your preparation if you are confident that you are going to crack the exam go for it dont waste your time for the right time to come.

Cds exam is conducted by UPSC hence it is hard you need to prepare for it do hard work smartly update yourself with ongoing news to get good marks in current affairs section as this is the toughest part of exam which keep changes with time.

Hey there,

The age limit to appear in the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam is a minimum of 18 years and a maximum of 25 years. Additionally, you must be unmarried for some segments like Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA) and Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for Men) and have completed your graduation before appearing for the CDS exam.

Given your date of birth is December 17, 2001, you will be eligible to appear for the CDS 2025 exam for segments like Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for Men) but you won't be eligible for segments like Indian Military Academy (IMA) and Indian Naval Academy (INA) because these segments require the age between 18 years to 23 years and by the time of CDS exam in 2025 your age will be more than 23 years. So, you won't be able to appear for IMA and INA.

Thank you, and best wishes for your future!

Hey there,

The age limit to appear in the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam is a minimum of 18 years and a maximum of 25 years. Additionally, you must be unmarried for some segments like Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA) and Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for Men) and have completed your graduation before appearing for the CDS exam.

Given your age will be 25 in July 2027, you will be eligible to appear for the CDS-1  2027 exam for segments like Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for Men) only if the CDS-1 Exam helds before July 2027 but you won't be eligible for segments like Indian Military Academy (IMA) and Indian Naval Academy (INA) because these segments require the age between 18 years to 23 years and by the time of CDS exam in 2027 your age will be more than 23 years. So, you won't be able to appear for IMA and INA.

Thank you, and best wishes for your future!

Yes, you can give the CDS exam after completing a BJMC course, provided you meet the other eligibility criteria set by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) which conducts the exam.

A candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university. Your BJMC degree fulfills this requirement.

A BJMC degree might not provide a direct advantage in the CDS exam content, which focuses on mathematics, science, general knowledge, and military aptitude. However, the communication and analytical skills you develop during your BJMC program can be beneficial for aspects like the interview stage.

https://media.careers360.com/articles/ipu-cet-bjmc

I hope it helps!

Hello,

Yes, you are eligible to sit for the Combined Defence Services (CDS) and Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) exams provided you meet certain criteria. For CDS, you need a degree from a recognized university for Indian Military Academy (IMA) and Officers' Training Academy (OTA), and for the Air Force Academy (AFA), you need a degree with Physics and Mathematics at the 10+2 level or a Bachelor of Engineering. The age limits for CDS are 19–24 years for IMA and INA, 19–24 years for AFA, and 19–25 years for OTA. For AFCAT, you need a graduation degree with at least 60% marks and Physics and Mathematics at the 10+2 level for the Flying Branch, or a B.E./B.Tech degree for Ground Duty (Technical), and a three-year graduation degree with 60% marks for Ground Duty (Non-Technical).

The age limits for AFCAT are 20–24 years for the Flying Branch and 20–26 years for Ground Duty. Since you are pursuing a B.P.Ed and have completed 10+2 with science, you meet the basic educational qualifications, provided you also meet the age and other specific criteria.

Hope this helps,

Thank you