CDS Answer Key 2019
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CDS Answer Key 2019 - Leading Coaching Institutes like Neostencil, Cavalier and Major Kalshi Classes have released unofficial CDS answer key 2019 on this page. The answer key of CDS 2019 is released for all sets- set A, B, C and D. CDS answer key is available for English, Elementary Mathematics and General Awareness separately. Candidates can check unofficial CDS II answer key by clicking on the link available below in this article. Candidates can use CDS answer key 2019 to calculate their probable score in the exam. However, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the official answer key of CDS 2019 after the declaration of the result. UPSC will release the final answer key of CDS 2019 written exam after all the stages of CDS exam is completed. Read complete article to check CDS answer key 2019 in detailed way.
Latest: CDS Application Form 2020 Released
CDS 2019 exam is conducted for the recruitment of candidates as Commissioned Officers in Indian Navy, Army, and Air Force. The exam is conducted in two stages - written examination and SSB interview. Candidates who qualify in both the stages have to undergo training in Indian Military Academy (IMA Dehradun), Indian Naval Academy (INA Ezhimala), Air Force Academy (Hyderabad), and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA Chennai) before recruitment. A total of 7953 candidates have qualified in CDS 1 2019.

Subject-Wise Answer Keys of CDS II 2019

Candidates can check the subject wise answer key for CDS II 2019 here.

CDS Answer Key 2019 by careers360

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English

General Knowledge

CDS II Answer KeyDownload Here Download Here


CDS Answer Key 2019 by Coaching Institutes

Coaching Institute

English


General Knowledge


Elementary Mathematics


Neo Stencil

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CavalierDownload Here
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Major Kalshi ClassesDownload Here
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CDS GK Answer Key 2019

1. Which of the following is not a dimension of the Human Development Index
Ans: Access to banking and other financial provisions
2. Rajya sabha has exclusive jurisdiction in
Ans: Authorising Parliament to legislate on a subject in the State List
3. South Asian association for regional cooperation was founded
Ans: Dhaka
4. Which of the following countries is not a founding member of New Development Bank
Ans: Canada
5. Triples is a new format of
Ans: Badminton
6. In India May 21 is observed as
Ans: National anti terrorism day
7. President of Indonesia for the second term
Ans: Joko Widodo
8. India's GS Lakshmi has become
Ans: First female referee to be appointed on the ICC International Panel match referee
9. What is SWAYAM
Ans: Study Webs of Active learning for Young Aspiring Minds
10. Author of the book plagues and peoples
Ans: William H. McNeill
11. Organism responsible for sleeping sickness
Ans: Trypanosoma
12. Which one of the following is an example of a price floor
Ans: Minimum Support Price (MSP) for Jowar in India
13. Which is not considered in determining in MSP in India
Ans: Cost of living index
14. State does not have legislative council
Ans: Arunachal Pradesh
15. Mountain that separates black sea and caspian sea
Ans: Caucasus
16. Largest fresh water lake in India
Ans: Wular
17. Who were Alvars
Ans: Those who immersed in devotion to Vishnu
18. Which of the following acid known as vitamin C
Ans: Ascorbic Acid
19. Cotton clothes are
Ans: Good radiators of heat
20. Where are jhumri telaiya and mandar hill situated
Ans: Bihar
21. Which one of the following is motto of NCC

Ans: Unity and Discipline

22. Which department does not come under ministry of home affairs

Ans: Department of Legal Affairs

23. Article 371 A of indian constitution provides special privileges

Ans: Nagaland

24. Which law prescribes that all proceedings in the supreme court shall be in English language

Ans: Article 348 of Indian Constitution

25. Total number of members in the Union Council of Ministers in India shall not exceed

Ans: 15% of the total number of members of the Lok Sabha.

26. Chandimangala was composed in which one of the following languages during the 16th century CE

Ans: Bengali

27. In December 1962, which soviet leader declared that China was responsible for first Sino-Indian war of 1962

Ans: Khrushchev

28. The term soil impoverishment related to which one of the following

Ans: Soil getting very deficient in plant nutrients

29. Indexation is a method whose use can be associated with

Ans: Controlling inflation

30. A car undergoes a uniform circular motion the acceleration of car is

Ans: A non zero constant

31. Chlorophyll in photosynthetic prokaryotic bacteria is associated with

Ans: Membranous vesicles

32. Food Chain is

Ans: Passage of food (and thus energy) from one organism to another

33. Bose – Einstein Condensate is

Ans: Fifth state of matter

34. The rate of evaporation of liquid does not depend upon

Ans: its mass

35. What do you mean by ‘Demographic Dividend’

Ans: A rise in the rate of economic growth due to a higher share of working age people in a population

36. Rutherford’s alpha particle scattering experiment on thin gold foil was responsible for the discovery of

Ans: Atomic Nucleus

37. Which greek philosopher coined the term ‘Geography’ in 3rd century B.C.E.

Ans: Eratosthenes

38. Coral reefs are not found in

Ans: Gulf of Cambay

39. The concept of four pillar state free from district magistrate for India was suggested by

Ans: Ram Manohar Lohia

40. What is intercropping

Ans: It is growing of different crops on a piece of land in a pre-planned succession

41. Which one of the following is correct sequential phase in the successional development of vegetation community in a habitat

Ans: Nudation, Migration , Reaction and Stabilization

42. Rains caused by thunderstorms during the hot weather season (Mid March to Mid June) in Karnataka are called

Ans: Cherry blossoms

43. Which one of the following is monoatomic

Ans: Helium

44. In graphite each carbon atom is bonded to three other carbon atoms

Ans: In the same plane giving a hexagonal array

45. Employing Chromatography, one can not separate

Ans: Colours from a dye

46. Which one of the following is not found in animal cells ?

Ans: Cell wall

47. Which one of the following body parts/organs of the human body does not have smooth muscles

Ans:Bronchi of lungs

48. Magnification is

Ans: Observed size of specimen /actual size

49. The value of a normal demand curve is

Ans: Negative

50. Ginni coefficient or Gini Ratio can be associated with which one of the following measurements in the economy

Ans:Income inequality

CDS English Answer Key 2019
Correct Spelling of the questions asked in CDS II exam 2019 is mentioned below
1. Accommodate
2. Recommend
3. Argument
4. Decisive
5. Aggressive
6. Assassination
7. Embarrassment
Idiom/Phrases of the questions asked in CDS II exam 2019 is mentioned below
1. Dirt cheap- Extremely cheap
2. A shrinking violet - A shy person
3. Gordian knot - A difficult problem
4. Fall in a heap - To lose control of one's own feelings
5. Have a conniption fit - To be every angry
6. Be in seventh heaven - To be extremely happy
7. Hand in glove - Working together
8. Nip in the bud - Prevent a small problem before it becomes severe
9. Like a shag on the rock - Completely alone
10. A pearl of wisdom - An important piece of advice
SYNONYMS of the questions asked in CDS II exam 2019 is mentioned below
1. Impounded - Confiscated
2. Impugned - Challenged
3. Innate -Intrinsic
4. Obligatory - Compulsory
5. Betrayal - Treachery
6. Narrowest - Widest
7. Akin - Similar
8. Attributed- Ascribed
9. Acquiring - Obtain
10. Desired - Wish for
ANTONYMS of the questions asked in CDS II exam 2019 is mentioned below
1. Beauty - Inelegance
2. Vulnerable - Impervious
3. Daunting - Demoralizing
4. Intimidation - Support
5. Constrain - Support
6. Plausible - Unthinkable
7. Plaintive - Gleeful
8. Discord - Accord
9. Insolent - Respectful
10. Incessant - Sporadic

Steps to Download CDS 2019 Answer Key

The answer key of CDS 1 and CDS 2 will be published in PDF format. To download CDS answer key 2019, follow the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Click on the subject-wise answer key links provided on this page

Step 2: PDF file for the answer key of the selected subject will open

Step 3: Cross-check your answers against the correct answers provided

Step 4: Calculate your score

Step 5: Download and save the CDS answer key for future reference

UPSC CDS Answer Key 2019 - Important Dates

Events

Dates

CDS 1 written exam

February 3, 2019

CDS 1 answer key (official)

To be released

CDS 2 written exam 2019

September 8, 2019

CDS answer key 2019 by Coaching Institutes

September 8, 2019(Released)

CDS 2019 answer key (Official)

To be released

Subject-Wise Question Papers & Answer Keys of CDS 2 & CDS 1

Candidates can check the answer key for CDS I and CDS II alongside CDS question papers 2019 from the table below. Unavailable files will be updated as and when released by the exam body.


CDS I 2019

Subject

Question Paper

Answer Key

English

Download Here

Download Here

General Knowledge

Download Here

Download Here

Elementary Mathematics

Download Here

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CDS Answer key 2019 by Coaching Institutes

The answer key of UPSC CDS II will be released by coaching institutes within few hours after completion of the exam. The table below reflects the name of the coaching institutes who will release the answer key of CDS 2019. Candidates can download CDS 2019 answer key from coaching institutes from the table below when they are released.

CDS 1 Answer Key 2019

Institutions

Answer Keys

NeoStencil

Click here

Baalnoi Academy

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Cavalier

Click here


CDS 2019 - Marking Scheme

  • Candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer.

  • 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Keeping in mind the negative marking, candidates are advised to attempt only those questions that they are confident about.

Calculate Number of Correct and Wrong Attempts

Use the formula: Total Marks = Number of Correct Answers – (Number of Wrong Answers × 0.33)


Previous Years’ UPSC CDS Answer Keys Along with Question Paper

Candidates can download CDS answer key of CDS along with question papers for the year of exam so that they can prepare in a better way. Links to download the answer keys of CDS is mentioned in below given table.

CDS Answer Key and Question Papers

CDS

English

General Knowledge

Elementary Mathematics

CDS II 2019 Question Paper

Download Here
Download Here
Download Here

CDS II 2019 Answer Key

To be Notified
To be Notified
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CDS I 2019 Question Paper

Download Here
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CDS I 2019 Answer Key

To be Notified
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To be Notified

CDS II 2018 Question Paper

Download Here

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CDS II 2018 Answer Key

Download Here

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Download Here

CDS I 2018 Question Paper

Download Here

Download Here

Download Here

CDS I 2018 Answer Key

Download Here

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CDS II 2017 Question Paper

Download Here

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CDS II 2017 Answer Key

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CDS I 2017 Question Paper

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CDS I 2017 Answer Key

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CDS Exam Pattern 2019

The exam conducting authority prescribes the exam pattern of CDS. Candidates who will take CDS II exam will have to appear for 3 papers - General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics and English while for those candidates who will appear for OTA will have to appear for 2 papers - General Knowledge and English. Each paper will be held for 2 hours and will carry questions of 100 marks. Each correct answer will fetch the candidates 1 mark whereas, for each incorrect answer, 0.33 marks will be deduced. The table below contains the CDS written exam pattern 2019.

Exam pattern of CDS II 2019

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

UPSC CDS exam result is announced in two stages - written and final result/ merit list. CDS II result 2019 will be declared in the form of PDF on the official website of the exam conducting authority. The result of CDS I written examination was declared on April 9, 2019. The result PDF contains the roll numbers of qualified candidates only. In order to check CDS result 2019, candidates have to click on the result link of CDS 2019 and download the result PDF. Qualifying candidates of the written exam will be invited for the SSB Interview. The final result of UPSC CDS 2019 will mention the names of candidates who qualify SSB interview.

CDS Cutoff 2019

UPSC releases the cut off of CDS 2019 for written exam and final result separately. Candidates who will secure equal to or more than the minimum cutoff marks will be considered qualified. Candidates who qualify the written exam will be eligible to appear for the next round of the selection process i.e. SSB Interview. Candidates must check CDS 2019 cut off to know the minimum marks required to qualify the exam. Candidates can check CDS previous years’ cut off from the table below.

Previous Years’ CDS II Cut off Scores (Written Exam)


2017

2016

2015

Academy

Aggregate marks of qualified candidates

IMA

120

105

105 (35%)

INA

111

90

99 (33%)

AFA

135

135

138 (46%)

OTA (Men)

86

72

84 (42%)

OTA (Women)

86

72

84 (42%)


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CDS Answer Key 2019

Question: When is the official and final answer key of CDS released?

Answer:

The final answer key of CDS 2019 will be released after the final result of CDS i.e. after all stages of the exam have been conducted. 

Question: Will I be able to check CDS answer key after the exam?

Answer:

UPSC will not release the answer key right after the exam has been conducted, but many coaching institutes release the answer key after the exam which candidates can check on their websites. 

Question: Is there any facility to raise objections on CDS answer key?

Answer:

No, candidates cannot challenge or raise objections on CDS answer key. 

Question: What is Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep)?

Answer:

Online Question Paper Representation Portal (QPRep) is a facility provided by UPSC where candidates can raise objections in the incorrect question or options given in the CDS question paper. This facility is only available for one week after the exam. 

Question: Is there any negative marking in CDS exam?

Answer:

Yes, 0.33 marks are deducted for each incorrect answer. 

Question: How will be the cut off of CDS 2019 decided?

Answer:

CDS cutoff 2019 will be based on the number of candidates appearing for the exam, difficulty of the exam and number of vacancies. 

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I want to apply for Air force Academy but they have mentioned that the candidate applying should not be late than 1st January 2000 and my DOB is 8th January 2000 . What should I do ?

Parvathi Ramachandran 10th Dec, 2019

Greetings !!

You may apply for this post !! Kindly note that Air force Academy mentioned that the candidate Date of birth should not be prior to 1.1.2000. Since you have born on 08.01.2000, after the specified date, you may proceed for application. If any age issue is there, you won't be able to submit application. If your able to submit the application successfully, you can assure that you are with the age limt. Star preparing for exams. If any doubts, pls feel free to ask.

Wish You Good Luck !!

Thank You !!

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can i join cds after lasik laser eye treatment ?

Saishree Shirodkar 10th Dec, 2019

Hello,

If you have undergone a L.A.S.I.K treatment 1 year before medical examination before the age of 20. You can get a post in a technical field like Aeronautical engineer, Basic air staff, ground duty officers, an officer in medical IAF and also in IAF- pilot flying aircraft and helicopters. Your eye axial length must be less than 25.5 mm and your residual corneal thickness should be more than 450 microns.

All the best

I hope this will help you

Thank you

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I had got 53 %in 12 class .can I give paper of CDS

KUNAL LANJEWAR 6th Dec, 2019

Hello,

The minimum eligibility criteria for appearing the paper of CDS exam 2020 as per the rules of UPSC are that-

1. The person should have age ranging from 19 to 24 years

2. The person must be a citizen of India

3. The person must have completed his graduation.

So, the percentage of 12th doesn't matters. The only thing is that you should satisfy the above minimum requirements.

For more details about CDS exam, you may visit the link given below:

https://competition.careers360.com/articles/cds-eligibility-criteria

Best wishes for your future.


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can diploma holder apply for this !?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 6th Dec, 2019
You can't appear for CDS Examination until you have a graduate degree from a recognized university. Being a diploma holder, you are unable to apply for CDS. You must be a graduate first. However, final year graduation students can apply. Beside this, there are other criteria also like applicants age should be within 20-24 years.
Check the CDS eligibility criteria here-
http://competition.careers360.com/articles/cds-eligibility-criteria
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Is civil engineering graduation eligibe for I. N. A of CDS

Avishek Dutta 4th Dec, 2019
Indian Military Academy (IMA)

Age:19 to 24 years

Qualifications:Degree of a recognized University or equivalent

Indian Naval Academy (NA)

Age:19 to 24 years

Qualifications:Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution

Air Force Academy (AFA)

Age:20 to 24 years

Qualifications:Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering




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