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CDS GK Answer Key 2024 - Download Official & Unofficial Answer Key PDF's

CDS GK Answer Key 2024 - Download Official & Unofficial Answer Key PDF's

Edited By Soujanya K | Updated on Apr 21, 2024 06:25 PM IST | #CDS

Union Public Service Commission will release the official CDS 1 2024 GK answer key online on the official UPSC website. Candidates will be able to download the UPSC GK answer sheets at after the selection process is complete. Many notable Coaching centres will also be releasing their own versions of the CDS 1 answer key 2024 after the exam.

CDS GK Answer Key 2024 - Download Official & Unofficial Answer Key PDF's
CDS GK Answer Key 2024 - Download Official & Unofficial Answer Key PDF's

The unofficial CDS 1 GK answer key 2024 will be made available for download immediately after the exam. The download links for the same will be available in the content below. Candidates who will be attempting the CDS 1 2024 exam are advised to download the answer key for reference as soon as it comes out.

CDS GK Answer Key 2024 - Important Dates

To know about the important dates of the CDS 2024 exam dates and CDS GK Answer Key 2024 candidates can check the table below.

Important Dates of CDS GK Answer Key 2024



CDS 1 2024 exam

April 21, 2024

CDS 2 exam 2024

September 1, 2024

Unofficial CDS 1 GK Answer Key 2024

To be announced

Unofficial CDS 2 GK answer key 2024

To be announced

CDS 2024 result

To be announced

CDS GK Answer Key 2024 - Written Exam

The CDS exam is conducted in two stages by UPSC - a written exam and an SSB interview. The CDS 1 written exam has questions asked from subjects like general awareness, elementary mathematics, and English. The three CDS 2024 question papers will be released after a few days of the CDS exam. The CDS answer key will be released for all three papers separately. Candidates need to have cleared the CDS written examination to be eligible for the SSB interview stage. UPSC will release the official answer key for the CDS 1 GK written exam after the declaration of the final result.

How to Download the Official CDS GK Answer Key 2024?

The CDS GK answer key 2024 will be available for download on the UPSC website. Candidates can follow the steps below to download the answer key of the CDS GK paper.

  • Visit the UPSC official website -

  • Search for the CDS GK answer key 2024 link.

  • A PDF file of the GK answer key will be opened on the screen.

  • Check the CDS question paper set and accordingly match the CDS answer key.

  • Download the CDS GK answer key for future reference.

CDS GK Answer Key 2024 - Score Calculation & Marking Scheme

With the help of the unofficial CDS GK answer key 2024, candidates will be able to calculate their approximate score and get an idea of how they did in the CDS 2 2024 exam. To calculate the Combined Defence Services examination score aspirants can use the below-mentioned formula.

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

Marking Scheme for CDS GK 2024



Maximum Marks

Marks of incorrect answer

General Knowledge

2 hrs


-⅓ of the marks allotted to the question

Previous Year CDS GK Answer Key

Candidates preparing for the CDS exam 2024 can also use the previous year's answer key along with the past question papers during preparation. The previous years' answer keys are helpful as using these answer keys will help candidates evaluate their performance while solving the past years’ papers. For more details, candidates can find the CDS previous year's answer keys (both official and unofficial) in the table given below.

CDS GK 2023 unofficial answer key


CDS GK answer key 2023 Links

Baalnoi Academy answer key

Click here

Cavalier answer key

Click here

NeoStencil answer key

Click here

Major Kalshi Classes

Click here

CDS 2 2022 Answer Keys (Unofficial)


CDS GK answer key 2022 Links


Click here


Click here

Previous years CDS Answer Keys (Official)


CDS GK answer key

CDS (II) 2021

Click here

CDS (I) 2021

Click here

CDS (I) 2020

Click here

CDS (II) 2020

Click here

CDS Cut off 2024

Union Public Service Commission will release the CDS 2024 cutoff for all the stages of the exam after the final CDS result declaration. The final CDS cutoff 2024 will be released along with the final CDS result. But some of the eminent coaching institutes will release the expected CDS cutoff after the CDS exam. Applicants clearing the CDS written exam cutoff will be eligible to appear for the SSB interview stage.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. When is the CDS 2 2024 exam scheduled to be held?

The CDS 2 2024 exam will be conducted on September 3, 2024.

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

Yes, 1/3 marks are deducted for every wrong answer in the CDS examination.

3. What post does one get after clearing the CDS exam?

After clearing the CDS exam candidates are recruited as officers in the three Indian Defence Services.

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

Applicants can download the CDS GK answer key from the UPSC website - after the conclusion of the exam.

5. What is the selection process of CDS 2024?

The selection process of CDS exam 2024 comprises written exam, SSB interview and medical examination.

6. How to download the CDS question paper 2024?

Candidates will be able to download the CDS question paper PDF from the official website.

7. How many marks is the CDS GK paper?

The CDS GK paper holds 100 marks and the time allotted to attempt this paper is 2 hours. 

8. How many marks are deducted for wrong answer in CDS?

For every incorrect answer, 0.33 marks are deducted from the total in the CDS GK exam.

9. Can I see my marks in CDS?

The CDS 1 Results will be made available on the official UPSC exam before the SSB interview. 


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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.



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

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 ; .

Hope it helps you !!

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