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CDS 2 Question Papers 2024 - Download Question Papers PDFs here

CDS 2 Question Papers 2024 - Download Question Papers PDFs here

Edited By Soujanya K | Updated on May 17, 2024 10:02 AM IST | #CDS

UPSC board will release the official CDS question papers 2024 online on its official website. The official previous years UPSC CDS question papers are available for download on upsc.gov.in. Candidates can also download the question paper of UPSC CDS exam directly from this page. For the CDS 2024 question papers, various coaching institute release the unofficial CDS answer key.

Those who are preparing for the CDS exam are advised to make use of CDS previous years question papers in order to prepare more thoroughly for the exam. Candidates can download the previous years CDS question papers from the links provided below.

CDS 1 Question Papers 2024 (Official)

Candidates can download the CDS 1 2024 question paper from the below table.

PapersDownload link
Elementary MathsDownload here
EnglishDownload here
General KnowledgeDownload here

CDS Question Papers Download PDF - Previous year's

You can download UPSC CDS 1 question papers from the links below

CDS 1 previous year question papers


CDS English Question Paper

CDS General Knowledge Question Paper

CDS Mathematics Question Paper

CDS Question Papers 2023

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CDS Question Papers 2022

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CDS Question Papers 2021

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CDS Question Papers 2020

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CDS Question Papers 2019

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CDS Question Papers 2018

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CDS Question Papers 2017

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CDS 2 previous year question papers


CDS 2 English Question Paper

CDS 2 General Knowledge Question Paper

CDS 2 Mathematics Question Paper

CDS Question Papers 2023

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CDS Question Papers 2022

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CDS Question Papers 2021

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CDS Question Papers 2020

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CDS Question Papers 2018

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CDS Question Papers 2017

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CDS Question Papers 2016

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Benefits of CDS previous year's question papers

Candidates attempting the CDS previous year question paper with the solution can benefit aspirants in many ways, some of which are mentioned below -

  • Practising using past question papers helps get an idea of the difficulty level of the exam.

  • Candidates can become aware of the way that important topics in the CDS syllabus will be expressed in the exam.

  • By practising the CDS previous year's question papers, candidates will be able to get an idea of their progress.

  • Solving past question papers helps candidates understand their weak points so that they can figure out how to improve them.

  • Solving CDS question papers while keeping a timer will make it easier for candidates to answer questions in the actual CDS exam on time. It has the added benefit of increasing accuracy and question-solving speed.

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CDS Question Papers 2024: How to Download?

  • Visit the UPSC official website - upsc.gov.in

  • In the header tab, click on "Examination" and select "Previous Year Question Paper" from the dropdown

  • Select the year for which the CDS question paper needs to be downloaded

  • Download the CDS question paper and practice daily.

How to Challenge CDS Question Papers 2024?

After the exam is conducted, UPSC will provide aspirants with a challenge option which is also known as the "Question Paper Representation Portal" QPRep. Candidates will be able to challenge the CDS 2024 question papers within one week. The steps to challenge are mentioned below -

  • Visit the official UPSC - upsc.gov.in.

  • Click on the examination tab and select “Time Frame for Representation”.

  • A new window will appear. Click on the link given in PDF i.e. https://upsconline.nic.in/miscellaneous/QPRep/.

  • Click on made representation for CDS question paper.

  • Fill in all details in the required field and submit the representation.

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Marking Scheme of question papers of CDS 2024

CDS written exam is conducted in pen and paper mode. CDS 2 question paper 2024 with answer pdf is MCQ-based. Each section consists of 100 marks with a time duration of 2 hours. There is a negative marking of 1/3rd marks which will be deducted for wrong answers.

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CDS Answer Key 2024

Apart from the CDS 2024 question papers, UPSC will also release the CDS 2024 answer key on the official website. The official website will have all the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. However, as soon as the exam is over, various coaching institutes have released the unofficial CDS answer keys 2024 which are memory-based.

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CDS Syllabus 2024

The CDS 2024 syllabus is mentioned in the official notification. The syllabus consists of all the subjects, topics, and sections on which the CDS question paper 2024 will be based. As per the IMA, INA, and AFA syllabus, the subjects are English, GK, and Elementary Knowledge. For OTA, the subjects are English and GK.

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CDS Preparation Tips 2024

To prepare for the CDS 2024 exam aspirants need to follow the steps mentioned below -

  • Stick to the official syllabus and CDS 2024 exam pattern.

  • Download the CDS previous year's question paper and practice them regularly.

  • The difficulty level of the exam is graduation level so just make sure to cover the syllabus topics

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. How can I download the CDS question paper 2024?

You can download the CDS question paper 2024 from the official website and from the download links that are mentioned in the article.

2. What are the cut-off marks of CDS 2024?

The CDS cut off 2024 will be released according to the difficulty level of the CDS question paper.

3. Is the CDS exam difficult?

No, the exam is not very difficult however, the competition is tough due to a lot of candidates applying for few, limited vacancies. If you prepare well you can qualify for the exam.

4. Is there negative marking in the CDS exam?

Yes, there is negative marking in the exam which is 1/3rd per wrong attempt.

5. When is the CDS 2 2024 exam scheduled to be held?

CDS 2 exam 2024 will he held on September 1, 2024.

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Questions related to CDS

Have a question related to CDS ?

Yes, you can give the CDS exam after completing a BJMC course, provided you meet the other eligibility criteria set by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) which conducts the exam.

A candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized university. Your BJMC degree fulfills this requirement.

A BJMC degree might not provide a direct advantage in the CDS exam content, which focuses on mathematics, science, general knowledge, and military aptitude. However, the communication and analytical skills you develop during your BJMC program can be beneficial for aspects like the interview stage.


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I hope it helps!


Hello,


Yes, you are eligible to sit for the Combined Defence Services (CDS) and Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) exams provided you meet certain criteria. For CDS, you need a degree from a recognized university for Indian Military Academy (IMA) and Officers' Training Academy (OTA), and for the Air Force Academy (AFA), you need a degree with Physics and Mathematics at the 10+2 level or a Bachelor of Engineering. The age limits for CDS are 19–24 years for IMA and INA, 19–24 years for AFA, and 19–25 years for OTA. For AFCAT, you need a graduation degree with at least 60% marks and Physics and Mathematics at the 10+2 level for the Flying Branch, or a B.E./B.Tech degree for Ground Duty (Technical), and a three-year graduation degree with 60% marks for Ground Duty (Non-Technical).


The age limits for AFCAT are 20–24 years for the Flying Branch and 20–26 years for Ground Duty. Since you are pursuing a B.P.Ed and have completed 10+2 with science, you meet the basic educational qualifications, provided you also meet the age and other specific criteria.


Hope this helps,


Thank you

Dear aspirant !

Hope you are doing good !

Candidates between 19 to 25 years of age are eligible to apply for CDS recruitment 2024. Before filling up the application form, aspirants must check UPSC CDS eligibility criteria carefully. CDS exam 2024 for both sessions will be conducted on April 21, 2024 and September 1, 2024.

From now you will get 4-5 attempts of both so don't worry about attempt.give your best in preparation only .

Hope it helps you !!

Thanking you


Hii There,

Certainly. If you're in your third year of engineering, you're eligible to appear for the CDS examination. However, if you qualify the written exam, you won't be able to attend the SSB (Service Selection Board) interview because you must be in the final year of your engineering studies to do so.


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Hello,

No, You do not necessarily need to choose an engineering stream in college to be eligible for CDS or AFCAT exams. As long as you meet the eligibility criteria specified by the exams, you can pursue your desired field of study in college and still appear for these exams. So go ahead and prepare for CDS and AFCAT with your chosen stream.

Hope this helps you,

Thank you

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