Defence aspirants who are preparing for the CDS Exam can download the UPSC CDS Exam previous year question papers with answer keys pdf files. CDS Exam previous question papers are extremely helpful for the candidates as they give us complete picture of CDS exam paper pattern and the type of questions one might face in the CDS Exam. CDS exam paper has four different sets like A, B, C, and D, but each set has similar questions in random fashion. Candidates can also download the answer keys for few previous question papers. You can find the fully solved CDS Exam previous years papers in SSBCrackExams CDS Exam Online Course.
You can download CDS exam question papers from year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. If you are preparing for CDS Exam 2021 – 2022, you must download these previous papers and start solving it. You may also find the answer keys of these papers in this blog. For more tips on CDS exam, follow the links below.
CDS Exam Paper Tentative Schedule: (Examination held twice a year)
- Conduct of Examination: February and November
CDS Exam Papers Age-limits
- 19-24 Years Indian Military Academy
- 19-23 Years Naval Academy
- 19-23 Years Air Force Academy
- 19-25 Years Officers’ Training Academy
CDS Exam Paper Educational Qualifications
- IMA and OTA: Degree of a recognized University or equivalent
- Naval Academy: B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg
- Air Force Academy: B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg
Candidates appearing at the degree or equivalent examination also eligible to compete. Such candidates will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite qualifying examination by a date to be specified in the Commission’s Notice for the Examination.
CDS Examination Pattern
OF THE EXAMINATION
Combined Defence Services Exam is a national level
exam organized by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) to recruit
candidates for Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian
Naval Academy, and Indian Air Force Academy. CDS Exam held two times in a
year through offline mode (written test).
CDS OTA Examination Pattern
OF THE EXAMINATION
Combined Defence Services – Officers’ Training
Academy Exam is a national level exam organized by UPSC (Union Public
Service Commission) to recruit candidates for Officers Training Academy.
CDS OTA Exam is held two times in a year through offline mode (written
SCHEME OF EXAMINATION
CDS 1 2021 Question Papers
CDS 2 2020 Question Papers
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CDS 2 2018 Question Papers
CDS 1 2018 Question Papers
CDS 2 2017 Question Papers
CDS 1 2017 Question Papers
CDS 2 2016 Question Papers
CDS 2 2015 Question Papers
CDS 1 2015 Question Papers
CDS 1 2019 Answer Key
CDS 2 2018 Answer Key
CDS 1 2018 Answer Key
CDS 2 2017 Answer Key
CDS 1 2017 Answer Key
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