CDS Question Papers 2020
Updated on Dec 5, 2019 - 12:20 p.m. IST by Mohit.dhyani
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CDS Question Papers 2020 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the question papers of Combined Defence Services(CDS) examination on its official website. The CDS Question 2020 Papers will be released subject wise for mathematics, general knowledge, and the English language as per the code. Candidates who are going to appear for the written exam can practice CDS 2020 question papers. With regular practice of CDS Question Papers 2020 candidates can also find the exam pattern and structure of the CDS exam. CDS 2020 examination will be held in pen and paper along across the country. The written examination of CDS 2020 will be held on February 02, 2020. Candidates can check CDS Question Papers 2020 from the article below.
UPSC will conduct CDS 2020 written examination on February 02, 2020. Every year around 8 lakh candidates apply for CDS examination. Last year 7650 candidates cleared the written examination of CDS out of which 295 candidates got recommended. Check here all the previous year CDS Question Papers 2020.

How to download CDS Question Papers 2020

  • Visit the official website of UPSC @www.upsc.gov.in.

  • Select examination and then click on the answer key from the drop-down menu.

  • Select the CDS 2020 question papers and select the year of examination.

  • Download the question paper of CDS for future reference.

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How to Challenge Official CDS Question Papers 2020?

After the successful completion of written examination UPSC provides a chance to all the candidates to challenge the CDS 2020 question papers. Candidates can challenge the question papers of CDS 2020 from the official website. Steps to challenge the CDS Question papers 2020 are given below.

Step 1: Visit the official website of UPSC @ www.upsc.gov.in.

Step 2: Click on the examination tab and then select “Time Frame for Representation”.

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Step 3: A new window will appear. Now click on the link given in the PDF i.e https://upsconline.nic.in/miscellaneous/QPRep/.

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Step 4: Click on made representation for CDS question papers 2020.

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CDS Question Papers 2019

Examination

Paper

Answer Key

CDS 1

English

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General knowledge

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Mathematics

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CDS 2

English

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General knowledge

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Mathematics

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Previous years’ CDS Question Papers

Examination

Paper

Answer Key

CDS 1

English

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General knowledge

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Mathematics

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CDS 2

English

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General knowledge

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Mathematics

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CDS Question Papers 2017

Examination

Paper

Answer Key

CDS 1

English

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General knowledge

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Mathematics

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CDS 2

English

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General knowledge

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Mathematics

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CDS 2016 Question Papers

Examination

Paper

Answer Key

CDS 1

English

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General knowledge

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Mathematics

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CDS 2

English

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General knowledge

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Mathematics

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CDS 2015 Question Papers

Examination

Papers

Answer Key

CDS 1

English

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General knowledge

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Mathematics

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CDS 2

English

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General knowledge

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Mathematics

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Question Papers of CDS 2014

Examination

Paper

Answer Key

CDS 1

English

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General knowledge

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Mathematics

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CDS 2

English

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General knowledge

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Mathematics

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Benefits of solving CDS 2020 Question Papers

  • Previous year CDS question papers help to get a basic idea about the examination pattern, type of question and others.

  • Candidates can find out the important topics which are repeatedly asked in the previous CDS previous year question papers.

  • Candidates can find out their strengths and weaknesses which helps to make a proper study plan.

  • After the completion of the syllabus CDS Question Papers, 2020 can be used as many tests also. It will help to check the preparation level of candidates.

  • Solving CDS previous year question paper improves the accuracy along with effective time management.

Marking Scheme of CDS 2020

The written examination of CDS 2020 takes place in pen and paper mode. Each question CDS 2020 question papers will have four objectives out of which one is correct. Candidates should note that there is a negative marking for each incorrect answer. 1/3rd marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. There is no negative marking for the question left unmarked by candidates. If candidates mark more than one answer in the OMR sheet it will be considered as the wrong answer. For more clarity, candidates can refer to question papers of CDS 2020 given in the article.

CDS 2019 Important Topics

General Knowledge

English

Elementary Mathematics

History

Reading Comprehension

Number system

Current Affairs

Spotting Error

Time and Work

Polity

Idioms and phrases

Profit/Loss

Geography

Ordering of Sentences

Mixture

Chemistry

Synonyms

Time speed and Distance

Economy

Antonyms

Set Theory

Physics

Cloze Comprehension

Algebra

Biology

Fill in the Blanks

Trigonometry


CDS Answer Key 2020

UPSC will release the answer key of the CDS 2020 examination after the declaration of final results. However, candidates can check the answer keys after a few hours of the exam on the website of different institutes. Candidates can check the CDS answer key 2020 to calculate their score and number of correct questions. The official answer key will be released by UPSC on the official website on April 2020.

CDS Results 2020

UPSC will release the results for CDS 2020 after the successful completion of the written examination. The results will be released in a PDF format containing roll numbers of qualified candidates. SSB call letters will be issued to qualified candidates to appear for the further process.

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Questions related to CDS

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How should a pcm stream girl preparing for Afcat and cds?

Kalpana Sharma 25th Jan, 2020

Hi,

Hope you are doing great.

In CDS exam ,girls can only go for OTA(officers training academy) and the exam pattern is slightly different as per other academies.

It has only two papers that of general knowledge and general English.

For general knowledge you should be well prepared about current affairs and read 6-12 class ncert books thoroughly for history , geography , science etc. You can also go for internet for general knowledge along with also focus on basic GK like first in the world , famous books and authors etc.

For English, practice is the key to success. Have a good book of objective English like Arihant and read newspaper daily and improve you vocabulary.

Solve previous years questions as well.

For AFCAT:

It includes the same GK and English followed by numerical ability and reasoning questions as well.

You should again go for basics in mathematics upto class 12 and try to learn more tricks and shortcuts and for reasoning , follow a good book of reasoning ability and be more focused and concentrated while solving these questions.

Hope it helps.

Thank you




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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

Hello,

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

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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

hi,

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)

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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

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

Akram Khan 1st Jan, 2020

Hi,

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.


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