CDS Answer Key 2020

CDS Answer Key 2020 – The Union Public Service Commission publishes CDS Answer Key for Combined Defence Services exam on the official website. The UPSC CDS answer key is released in PDF format separately for English, GK and Elementary Mathematics. 

The CDS 2 exam 2020 is scheduled from November 8th 2020. Candidates will be provided with the unofficial CDS answer key shortly after the written exam is conducted. 

CDS Exam is conducted twice in a year by UPSC for admission to Defence Training Academies. Further information on the CDS Exam is given in the linked article. 

The CDS 1 2020 examination was conducted on February 2nd 2020. The Commission is yet to release the official CDS Answer Key for the same. However, the result for the CDS 1 exam is announced. Candidates can check the UPSC CDS Result page for detailed information. 

Latest Update –  UPSC has released CDS II Answer Key 2019 on November 6th 2020. The final result for the same was announced by the Commission on November 2nd. 

Candidates can get the details of the Combined Defence Services answer key and can download CDS Answer Key PDF in the article. Using CDS answer key, candidates can compare their answers marked in the exam. Also, they will be able to calculate the probable score based on the number of correct and incorrect responses. The official answer key of CDS is released by UPSC after completion of the recruitment process.

For information on various Defence exams aspirants can check the linked page. 

Preparing for CDS examination, leave no stone unturned for your preparation! Check the links for assistance- 

CDS Answer Key 2019

The Union Public service Commission has made available the CDS 2 Answer key 2019 on its official website. The answer key provided is for all sets of English, Elementary Mathematics and General Knowledge.  

Candidates can download the CDS 2 2019 Answer Key subject-wise for all the sets below-

CDS 2 Answer Key 2019
Subjects CDS Answer Key PDFs
English CDS 2 2019 English Answer key
Elementary Mathematics CDS 2 2019 Elementary Mathematics Answer Key
General Knowledge CDS 2 2019 General Knowledge Answer Key

Similarly, candidates can also download the PDF of CDS 1 2019 Answer Key published by the commission.

CDS 1 Answer Key 2019
Subjects CDS Answer Key PDFs
English CDS 1 2019 English Answer key
Elementary Mathematics CDS 1 2019 Elementary Mathematics Answer Key
General Knowledge CDS 1 2019 General Knowledge Answer Key

How To Download CDS Answer Key?

Aspirants are required to download the UPSC CDS Answer Key 2020 by visiting the official website. No login credential is required to download the CDS Answer key. Candidates are required to follow the steps mentioned below to view or download CDS Answer Key 2020.

Step 1 – Visit the Official site of UPSC i.e. (

Step 2 – In the Main Menu on the Homepage, Click on the Examination Tab.

CDS Answer Key - Steps to download

Step 3 – Select the ‘Answer keys’ tab from the drop-down menu

UPSC CDS Answer Key 2020

Step 4 – The answer keys for various examinations conducted by the commission is displayed on the screen. Click on the link to Download UPSC CDS Answer Key 2020 exam.

Step 5 – The CDS Answer Key for all the three subjects in PDF format will be provided, click on the link and download the same. 

CDS 2 Answer Key 2019-2020

Aspirants willing to appear for the next recruitment of CDS Exam can check the links given below for assistance-

CDS Notification CDS Eligibility
CDS Salary CDS Admit Card

Aspirants of various Government Exams can know the details of the upcoming examination on the linked page.

How to Calculate Score Using CDS Answer Key?

The answer key published by the commission is helpful to calculate an estimate of the final score that candidates will obtain. With the knowledge of marking criteria of the CDS exam and the answer key, it is possible to get an estimation of the overall score.

For calculation of the scores, candidates must know the marking scheme followed in the exam, which is as follows for CDS – 

  1. For the correct answer, candidates need to allot 1 mark or the marks assigned to the particular question.
  2. There is a penalty for wrong answers. Hence, for every incorrect answer, candidates will lose 1/3 marks as per the exam pattern of CDS examination.
  3. On marking more than one answer for a question, again candidates lose 1/3rd marks as it is counted as the wrong answer.
  4. If a question is left unattempted, there will be no penalty for that question. 

UPSC calculates the scores based on the number of correct answers after applying the penalty for wrong answers.

Likewise, note down your number of correct and incorrect answers, award 1 mark for correct questions and deduct 0.33 marks for incorrect ones and you will arrive at the predicted final score. 

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Aspirants of the various examinations can go through the preparation strategies for competitive exams on the linked page to ace the exam with flying colours. For further assistance on preparation, strategy and tips, important books etc. look no further than BYJU’s.

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