Combined Defence Services Previous Years Question Papers (2019-2021)

The Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam is conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) for the recruitment of Commissioned Officers in all three branches of the Indian Armed forces – the Army, Navy and the Air Force

CDS Exam (I) 2021 took place on 7th February 2021 while CDS Exam (II) took place on 14 November 2021. The result for CDS Exam (I) was declared on 23rd March 2021 while results for CDS Exam (II) is expected to be declared in December 2021.

For now, this article will provide the Previous Year’s Question Papers of the CDS Exam.

Do note that CDS (II) Exam 2021 answer keys are yet to be released as the results are not declared yet. 

The latest CDS Answer Key can be found at the linked article.

Benefits of Previous Years’ CDS Question Papers

Before we get to the set of previous years’ question papers, it is important to know the benefits of attempting the Previous Years CDS Question Papers. They are as follows:

  • Attempting the previous years’ question papers of CDS exam helps the candidates familiarize themselves with the pattern of the exam. One can even identify the changes made over the years, while identifying the difficulty levels that will vary from one person to another. A preparation strategy can be prepared accordingly.
  • The practice of CDS question papers also helps students understand the approximate number of questions that are usually asked from the different subsections of Maths, English and General Knowledge and prepare them accordingly.
  • By timing their practice sessions, CDS candidates can work on their time management, which can be helpful for the actual exam.
  • A careful analysis of the previous year’s question papers can help candidates understand which areas need to be prioritized and require regular practice.
  • The solutions of CDS question papers help students figure alternative/shortcut methods to approach the given questions.

CDS Question Paper 2021

CDS Paper (II) 2021 Question Papers
Elementary Mathematics

CDS II Elementary Maths –Download PDF Here

English

CDS II English –Download PDF Here

General Knowledge

CDS II General Knowledge – (English)-Download PDF Here

 

CDS Paper (I) 2021 Question Papers
Elementary Mathematics

CDS I Elementary Maths –Download PDF Here

English

CDS I English –Download PDF Here

General Knowledge

CDS I General Knowledge –Download PDF Here

Previous Years CDS Question Papers (2019-2020)

The CDS previous year’s question papers from 2015 to 2020 are given below:

CDS Question Paper 2020

CDS Paper (II) 2020 Question Papers
Elementary Mathematics

CDS II Elementary Maths –Download PDF Here

English

CDS II English –Download PDF Here

General Knowledge

CDS II General Knowledge –Download PDF Here

 

CDS Paper (I) 2020 Question Papers
Elementary Mathematics

CDS I Elementary Maths –Download PDF Here

English

CDS I English –Download PDF Here

General Knowledge

CDS I General Knowledge –Download PDF Here

CDS Question Paper 2019

CDS Paper (II) 2019 Question Papers
Elementary Mathematics

CDS II General Knowledge –Download PDF Here

English

CDS II English –Download PDF Here

General Knowledge

CDS II Elementary Maths –Download PDF Here

 

CDS Paper (I) 2019 Question Papers
Elementary Mathematics

CDS I Elementary Maths –Download PDF Here

English

CDS I English –Download PDF Here

General Knowledge

CDS I General Knowledge –Download PDF Here

To know more about the CDS Exam, candidates can refer to the following links. To know more in detail about other Defence exams, visit the linked article.

 

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