CDS Answer Key 2020 by Baalnoi
Updated on Feb 3, 2020 - 3:16 p.m. IST by Supriya Kumari

CDS Answer Key 2020 by Baalnoi - All the correct answers to the questions is mentioned in the answer key of CDS 1 by Baalnoi. CDS answer key 2020 by Baalnoi is released after the conclusion of exam on February 2, 2020. Baalnoi academy/Major Kalshi has release the answer key of CDS 1 exam for all three subjects English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics in the form of PDF. With the help of CDS answers key 2020 by Baalnoi, candidates can check the correct responses to the questions asked in the entrance examination. Based on the correct and incorrect answers, candidates can calculate their probable scores secured in UPSC CDS exam.

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the official CDS 1 answer key 2020 after the declaration of the final result. CDS I 2020 exam was slated to be held in offline mode. To know more about CDS answer key 2020 by Baalnoi, read this article. Candidates can check below the CDS answer key released by Baalnoi Academy/Major Kalshi for all the sets.

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Steps to download CDS Answer key 2019 by Baalnoi

Candidates who will appear for CDS should download the answer key in order to know their probable score. The steps to download CDS answer key 2019 by Baalnoi are given below:

  • Click on CDS answer key 2019 by Baalnoi/ Major Kalshi link will be provided on this page.

  • The answer key opens in front for all the sets.

  • Download and compare responses from CDS 2 answer key.

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Advantages of CDS answer key 2019 by Baalnoi

  • Candidates can know their probable scores on basis of the number of correct and incorrect responses.

  • The answer key of CDS 2 helps the candidates to know their performance in the examination.

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

UPSC CDS Marking Scheme 2019

  • For each incorrect response one-third (1/3) marks has been deducted.

  • More than one response is treated as the wrong answer and 1/3rd mark is deducted.

CDS Result 2019

The result of CDS 2 for written exam will be declared by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in October 2019. CDS 2019 is scheduled to be conducted on September 8 in offline mode. Candidates securing minimum qualifying marks in the written exam as fixed by the commission will be eligible to appear for SSB Interview for Psychological Aptitude Test and Intelligence Test. The final CDS 2 result will be announced in December 2019. On the basis of marks obtained in written exam and SSB Interview, UPSC will prepare all India merit list.

CDS Cutoff 2019

The cutoff of CDS is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates have to secure to qualify the exam and become eligible for next round of selection process i.e. Services Selection Board (SSB). As per the notification, candidates are required to secure the minimum CDS Cutoff 2019 in each subject in written exam to qualify for the exam. CDS cutoff will be released separately for CDS written exam and SSB Interview and candidates have to secure qualifying marks in each stage. The final cutoff score of CDS will be based on the combined score of written and SSB test.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CDS Answer Key 2020 by Baalnoi

Question: What details will be mentioned on CDS 2019 result of written exam?


The result of CDS for written exam is declared in the form of PDF which contains the roll number of the candidates who have qualified in the exam. 

Question: When will the CDS 2 answer key be released?


The official answer key of CDS 2 is expected to be released after the announcement of the result. However, CDS answer key 2019 by Baalnoi will be released after the examination that will be conducted on February 3.

Question: Is there any negative marking in CDS exam?


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

Question: How can I download the CDS answer key 2019?


In order to download the CDS answer key, you have to follow these steps:

  • Click on CDS answer key 2019 by Baalnoi/Major Kalshi link has been provided on this page as and when released.
  • Select the set provided to them during the exam.
  • Download and check your answers from CDS 2 answer key.

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hello, I want to know that can Bsc student (PCM) can also eligible for CDS exam ??plz guide us

Sharon Rose Student Expert 13th Feb, 2020


Yes, you are eligible to appear in CDS. But you are only eligible to join Indian Military Academy(IMA), Airforce Academy(AFA), officer's training academy(OTA) as the eligibility criteria to join in any of these academy is that a candidate must have passed bachelor's degree.For Indian Naval Academy a candidate must have passed bachelor's in Engineering.

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What was cds cut off in 2018 and how to prepare for it ???What about the exams held after first written exam??

Shivansh Trigunait 16th Feb, 2020

Dear aspirant,

The cutoff * (aggregate marks of the last qualified candidate) for CDS 2018 written exam are the following:


  1. IMA - 118
  2. INA - 98
  3. SFA - 138
  4. OTA (Men) - 69
  5. OTA (Women) - 69


  1. IMA - 116
  2. INA - 102
  3. SFA - 131
  4. OTA (Men) - 80
  5. OTA (Women) - 80

* Given the candidate has minimum 20% marks in each subject

After clearing the written exam, the candidates have to appear in the SSB interview, upon clearing which they shall be selected on the basis of the final merit list.

For details on the CDS exam pattern, syllabus and application you can check the following link:

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if i do graduation in art stream through distance education is it valid for cds exam

prerna vats 10th Feb, 2020

Hello dear student !

CDS , that it , combined defense services is an All India level examination which is conducted twice a year by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) . If you have done graduation in Art stream through distance education, then also you can appear in the CDS examination as there is no such rule for them and they are also eligible for the same.

Hope this will help you


graduation grom distance is valid for cds exam

Manish Singh 10th Feb, 2020

Doing a graduation from distance mode is no problem for applying to CDS provided the university or college you are doing it from is affiliated and recognized. Provided you clear all the eligibility criteria provided by CDS like age and stream, it won't matter if it is done by distance mode or not


which subject is required for cds exam in graduation

prerna vats 10th Feb, 2020

Hello dear student !

If you are asking about the subjects , the questions of which are asked in the CDS examination then , CDS exam pattern for the written examination for admission to India Naval academy, Indian military Academy and Air force academy will include three main subjects which are Elementary mathematics, General knowledge and English . So you have to prepare accordingly.

Hope this will help you

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