CDS Maths Answer Key 2019
Updated on Sep 7, 2019 - 4:01 p.m. IST by Team Careers360

CDS Maths Answer Key 2019 – The answer key of Combined Defence Services (CDS) II for Maths is released by coaching institutes like Baalnoi/Major Kalshi and Cavelier. CDS Maths answer key 2019 is released for all sets of the question paper – A, B, C and D. The answer key of CDS Math is released by the coaching institutes will be available online. With the help of CDS Maths answer key 2019, candidates can check the number of correct and incorrect answers of CDS II math questions which they have attempted in the test. This will help them in determining their probable score in the CDS exam.

CDS II exam will be conducted on September 8, 2019 for English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics three paper. However, this article aims specifically to provide candidates with the answer key of CDS Maths section. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the official CDS answer key 2019 in December after the declaration of the final result.

Institute-wise CDS Maths answer key 2019

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CDS Maths 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 II 2019 written exam to be held on

September 8, 2019

CDS II answer key 2019 for Maths by Coaching Institutes

September 8, 2019

CDS 2019 official answer key

April, 2020

Note: Candidates must note that only those who have applied for admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy have to attempt Mathematics section while candidates having opted for Officers’ Training Academy are not required to attempt Maths section.

How to Download UPSC CDS Maths answer key 2019?

The steps to download the answer key for the Mathematics section are as follows:

  • Click on the institute-wise links provided in the table below.

  • The answer key will be displayed on screen

  • Download and save the answer key for future reference

Previous years’ CDS Mathematics Answer Key

Candidates can check CDS answer key of previous year in the table below.


CDS Maths answer key

CDS (I) 2018

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CDS (II) 2018

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CDS (I) 2017

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CDS (II) 2017

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CDS Maths Answer Key 2019 – Calculation of Score

Elementary Mathematics section of the exam had 100 questions and total marks allotted for the section was 100. Therefore, candidates will be awarded 1 mark for every correct response. Negative marking is applicable for CDS (1) 2019 and for each incorrect answer, 1/3 (0.33) marks will be deducted.

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

CDS examination is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice annually in the months of February and September to shortlist candidates for different defence academies like Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA).

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I m a +1 student, Girl. My dream is to join in air force. How can I Acheive my goal?

Shareef 22nd Jan, 2020


Girl candidates who want to join IAF have 2 possible ways. AFCAT and non AFCAT entry. AFCAT is an entrance exam conducted twice a year. If you clear this exam, then you will be called for SSB Interview and then you can choose your own branches.

There are various kinds branch in IAF(Indian air force) like technical, flying and ground. each  branch has its own Eligibility and qualification criteria... As you haven't mentioned any kind of branch, let me tell you about these core branches

Flying branch: age should be in between 19 to 23.You should be a graduate in any stream with aggregate of 60% marks and you should have studied Maths and Physics in your 12th and have passed with 60% marks. Or BE or B.Tech with 60% marks is also accepted.

Technical branch: There are 2 types of technical services under technical branch. Both of them need the same criteria of 18-28yeats.First one is Aeronautical Engineer which is mechanical service. Second one is Aeronautical Engineer which is electrical service.

Ground duty branch: There are 3 types of services in Ground duty branches.

Administration and Logistics: Age should be between 20-23 years for Graduates. You should be a Graduate or a Post Graduate in any discipline with atleast 60% marks.

Education: Age should be  20-25 years for Post Graduates and you should be a Post Graduate in any stream with 50% marks.

Accounts:  20-27 for M.Ed, Ph. D, CA, ICWA. Bachelors degree or Masters degree in Commerce. If you have Bachelor's degree then you should have 60% marks and if you have PG degree, then you should have 60% marks.

Through Non AFCAT entry, there are CDSE and FTS. For meteorology branch, age should be between 20-25 years and for Phd students, age should be 27 years. Students should have post graduate degree in any science stream.

There is also NCC Special Entry Indian Air Force. Age should be 20-24 years. You should be a graduate in any stream with aggregate of 60% marks and you should have studied Maths and Physics in your 12th and have passed with 60% marks. Or BE or B.Tech with 60% marks is also accepted


Hello Sir , i had been completed my graduation with open degree which is comes to under kakatiya university .Can i eligible to apply for CDS Exam ... Please inform me sir..

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 19th Jan, 2020


see open university student who have completed their graduation in any discipline may appear in cds exam.

you have not mention your graduation course or stream. if you dont belongs to bachelor in electrical engineering or bachelor courses in physics or mathematics you may apply for below mention post,

Indian Military Academy

Officers’ Training Academy (OTA)

Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course)


I am currently doing my graduation in Economics and also I am a girl. Will there be constraints for me to pass the CDS exam?

thomas joy 19th Jan, 2020

Hi there,

Here are the eligibility criteria for CDS exam

  • Women candidates can only apply for Officers Training Staff or OTA
  • Final year graduate or gradutes can apply for the exam
  • Minimum age is 19 years and for OTA maximu age is 25
  • Candidate should have good mental and physical health
  • 200 mcq questions in OTA section
  • English and General Knowledge is asked.

Hope this will help you.

All the best, Thank you


Sir, can I give CDS exam?. I am a student of BE(fire engineering) .

Akram Khan 1st Jan, 2020


The educational qualification for eligibility to Central defense service exam that is CDS exam is

The candidate should be graduate or appearing in the final year of the  same is eligible to apply for CDS exam.

So if you are in final year of your graduation you can apply to this exam.


cds ke peper main math kis class ki rahti hai

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 31st Dec, 2019
Mathematics paper consists of questions from arithmetic, algebra, mensuration, geometry, trigonometry and statistics. Some best books for CDS Mathematics are Arihant Pathfinder, Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Verma, Mathematics for CDS by RS Aggarwal. You can check the syllabus here-
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