CDS Question Papers 2019
Supriya Kumari, 23 Sep 2019, #CDS

CDS Question Papers 2019 - Candidates can check CDS 2019 question papers available for English and GK. Candidates can go through CDS question papers 2019 to know what all questions were asked in the exam. With the help of CDS question papers, candidates can get the overall idea about the exam pattern, difficulty level, section-wise weightage of topics, type of questions asked in the written CDS exam. UPSC will release CDS 2019 question papers after the exam. Solving the question papers of CDS can help candidates increase their question-solving speed and accuracy. The written exam on CDS 2019 was conducted in pen and paper mode on September 8, 2019. Candidates can also practice CDS question papers 2019 as the mock practice test. With the help of previous years question papers, candidates will be able to solve the actual CDS 2019 question papers with more speed and accuracy. Candidates can check below CDS question papers 2019 and download it below.

Latest: Candidates can check CDS Answer Key 2019 here for GK, English and Elementary Mathematics

Previous years’ CDS Question Papers

Benefits of solving CDS Question Papers 2019

  • With the help of CDS question papers 2019 candidates can know about the exam pattern, type of questions asked in CDS exam.

  • By gping through CDS 2019 question papers, candidates can better be acquainted with the sections, topics and units of the question papers.

  • The question papers help candidates understand the difficulty level of the written exam by solving CDS question papers 2019.

  • Candidates can know their preparation level for the exam

  • Candidates can know about the units and topics which may be tough for them while solving previous year question papers.

  • By solving previous years’ question papers candidates can become efficient at managing time.

Marking Scheme of CDS 2019

UPSC prescribes the marking scheme of CDS. For each incorrect response one-third (1/3) marks are deducted. Candidates who answer more than one response can be treated as the wrong answer whereas no deduction of marks is done for unanswered question.

CDS 2019 Important Topics

Candidates appearing for CDS 2019 exam can check the important topics of the written exam below.


General Knowledge

Elementary Mathematics

Reading Comprehension


Number system

Spotting Error

Current Affairs

Time and Work

Idioms and phrases



Ordering of Sentences





Time speed and Distance



Set Theory

Cloze Comprehension



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CDS Answer Key 2019

Candidates can go through the answer key of CDS 1 that has been released by the coaching institute soon after the exam. CDS 2019 exam was conducted on February 3, 2019. Candidates can check the answers key released by various coaching institutes by clicking on the link available on this page. Through the answer key, candidates can check the number of corrects answers marked in the examination. The official answer key of CDS 1 will be released by UPSC in December 2019.

CDS Result 2019

The examination authority will announces the result of CDS in online mode for the test which was held on Spetember 8, 2019. Candidates will be able to check their result by using their login credentials. All those candidaste who will be able to secure marks equal to or more than the cut off scores will be considered qualified.

CDS Cutoff 2019

Depending on the number of vacancies, difficulty of the exam and number of candidatse to appeared for the exam, the authroty will determine the cut off of CDS. In order to qualify, candidates will have to secure marks equal to or more than CDS Cut off as per their category. CDS Cut off 2019 is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates must secure in order to qualify for the next round of selection process. UPSC releases CDS 2019 cut off to shortlist candidates for Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Officer’s Training Academy.

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Questions related to CDS

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Explain CDS ,how can I pass the examination and what kind of job or scopes in the CDS ?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) conducts Combined Defense Services (CDS) Examination twice a year for the recruitment of candidates to transform into officers in different branches of Indian armed forces.

You can read more about it here:

Hope this helps. thank you.

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Sir, I am a final year degree student and i have back papers to complete. Can i still write the CDS exam?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th Nov, 2019

Shilpa, Final year Graduation Candidates who are between 20-24 years can appear for CDS entrance examination. You should just complete all your back logs and your course at the time of counselling and admission. For more information on Physical, Visual standards for the exam, please visit our page at:


Does IIT Delhi is better option for aerospace engineering than other IITs ,if wanted to join IAF through CDS ?

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019
Hello Rohit,
IIT D is one of the best Institute of India and among IITs. So there study and faculties are very good. You may have a great career there. You should take admission and start your journey to go into Airforce.
Good luck

which books are best for cds and afcat?

Apoorva Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

Hello dear student,

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.

Best wishes

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