CDS GK Answer Key 2019
Shristi Kirti, 07 Sep 2019, #CDS

CDS GK Answer Key 2019 - Candidates can check CDS GK answer key released by coaching institutes in PDF format. CDS GK answer key 2019 is available for all sets of question papers - A, B, C, and D. CDS answer key 2019 for GK contains all the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. By going through CDS GK answer key 2019, candidates can know the number of questions they have answered correctly and also calculate their expected scores. By calculating their expected scores, candidates can predict their chances of qualifying the exam.

CDS exam for GK was conducted by the examination authority on September 8, 2019. The article below aims to provide the answer key of CDS for GK section only. However, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the official CDS answer key 2019 for all subjects in after the declaration of the final result.

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CDS GK Answer Key 2019

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

21. Which one of the following is motto of NCC- Unity and Discpline

22. Which department does not come under ministry of home affairs – Department of Legal Affairs

23. Article 371 A of indian constitution provides special privileges – Nagaland

24. Which law prescribes that all proceedings in the supreme court shall be in English language- Article 348 of Indian Constitution

25. Total number of members in the Union Council of Ministers in India shall not exceed - 15% of the total number of members of the Lok Sabha.

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

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

28. The term soil impoverishment related to which one of the following – Soil getting very deficient in plant nutrients

29. Indexation is a method whose use can be assocaited with – Controlling inflation

30. A car undergoes a uniform circular motion the acceleration of car is – A non zero constant

31. Chlorophyll in photosynthetic prokaryotic bacteria is associated with - Membranous vesicles

32. Food Chain is – Passage of food (and thus energy) from one organism to another

33. Bose – Einstein Condensate is - Fifth state of matter

34. The rate of evaporation of liquid does not depend upon – its mass

35. What do you mean by ‘Demographic Dividend’ – 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 – Atomic Nucleus

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

38. Coral reefs are not found in- Gulf of Cambay

39. The concept of four pillar state free from district magistracy for India was suggested by – Ram Manohar Lohia

40. What is inter-cropping- It is growing of different crops on a piece of land in a pre-planned succession

CDS GK Answer Key 2019 – Dates

The dates pertaining to the answer key of CDS 2019 exam for the Mathematics section has been given in the table below:



CDS 2019 written exam date

September 8, 2019

CDS GK answer key 2019 by Coaching Institutes

September 8, 2019

CDS answer key 2019 (Official)

To be announced

How to Download UPSC CDS GK Answer Key 2019?

In order to download the answer key of UPSC CDS 2019 for GK, candidates must follow the steps below:

  • Click on the answer key link for the desired institute provided in the table below (institute-wise links provided in the table above).

  • The link redirects to CDS GK answer key 2019.

  • Download the answer key of CDS 2019 and save it for future reference.

CDS GK Answer Key 2019 - Marking Scheme

As per the exam pattern of CDS 2019 examination, the GK section contains a total of 100 marks question for which candidates will be alloted 2 hours. There is negative marking for each wrong response given by the candidates where 0.33 marks are deducted for each wrong answer.

CDS GK Answer Key 2019 - Calculation of Scores

In order to calculate the expected marks, candidates can apply the formula given below:

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

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CDS GK Answer Key 2019

Question: When will the the official CDS GK answer Key 2019 be released?


The official answer key of CDS for GK will be released after the declaration of the final result.

Question: I want to calculate my expected scores of CDS 2019 exam. So I need the answer keys as soon as possible. Where can I find it?


Coaching Institute like NeoStencil, Baalnoi and Cavalier has released the answer key of CDS 2019 after the conclusion of the exams. You can calculate your score by going through the answer key released by the coaching institutes. However, the official answer key of CDS will be released after the declaration of the final result.

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I would suggest you to buy a general knowledge book which is that will help you with the GK questions. And then you should buy a book of reasoning and aptitude pictures that will help you to improve your aptitude questions. Why you asking for a book then I would like to recommend you pathfinder CDS it is one of the best books you can and have for the preparation. While for afcat you can buy Aarihant's afcat book for preparation. I hope this was helpful to you.

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