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 Maths Answer Key 2019

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

Coaching institutes

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Baalnoi Academy

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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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Questions related to CDS

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Will I be able to clear medical of CDS if i got my hand burnt by cracker and is ok now.

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 31st Mar, 2020

In medical test, they usually check the Height, weight. They also check for amy visual, auditory deformities. They will take a Chest X ray to rule out any Chest infections. Hand burn is a scar and it us not a deformity or an illness. So if the rest of the parameters are good, then there should be no reason why you would not clear the Medical fitness test. All that matters is that you should be in good Physical and Mental health and be free from any deformity or disease that might interfere with performing your duties efficiently.


My date of birth is 10th july,1999.Can I apply for cds in 2023?

Soham sengupta 31st Mar, 2020

Hello aspirant,

Yes you can apply for CDS in 2023. According to CDS eligibility criteria candidate's minimum age should be 20 & maximum age should be 24 years. Candidate also have to pass their graduation or appearing for the final year to give the examination. To know more about CDS eligibility criteria click here


Is spectacles allow a candidates can select with spectacles

Rehan Alam Student Expert 26th Mar, 2020

Dear aspirant,

yes you can apply for CDS exam even if you have spectacles however you will not be able to get into the air force and flying department because of your spectacles.

you could however go for logistics and administration even if you have your spectacles.

Hope this helps. Thank you.


if I have 50% in mathematics and physics in 10+2 class, can I appear for OTA and AFA?

Shiksha 25th Mar, 2020


Yes, you are eligible for appearing for cds ota & afa.

  • The eligibility criteria for CDS OTA says: the person should be between 19-25 years age & should have a bachelor's degree from a recognised University/institue (men & women both). The men can be married or unmarried & women can be married or unmarried or widow.
  • The eligibility criteria for AFA says that: the person should be between 20-24 years unmarried. Should have a degree  (with physics and mathematics at 10+2 level) from a recognised University/institue or bachelor's in engineering.

I hope this clears you doubt.


i have completed my ba.llb degree and my dob is 04/03/1995 .can i apply for CDS .if not then is there any other option for me in defence.

Hrisheekesh Singh 24th Mar, 2020

Hi Dawood,

As per the latest eligibility criteria of CDS 2020, the candidates between 20 to 24 years are eligible to give this exam.

You are 26 now which means you are above 24 years of age now, so you are not eligible for the respective exam in each and every course ranging from IMA to OTA.

You can go for Indian Army recruitments now.

Feel free to ask doubts in the Comment Section.

You may refer to this article for more information about CDS 2020 Eligibility criteria.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!

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