UPSC CDS Previous Year Papers 2022, Question Papers And Solutions!

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UPSC CDS Previous Year Papers: The result for the UPSC CDS Examination 2022 has been released on the 21st of November. The candidates aspiring for the next CDS Examination to be held on 6 th of April, must go through the previous year's question papers for the CDS Examination. The question papers are a good source of revision and practice. The numerous toppers for the examination have extensively relied on these papers. The space below has the links to UPSC CDS Previous Year Papers. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our MATHS SPECIAL Batch that will help you to ace the CDS examination.

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UPSC CDS Previous Year Papers
CDS Exam Pattern
CDS Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme 

UPSC CDS Previous Year Papers

The candidates can get an idea of the difficulty level, and nature of the questions asked in the exam form by going through the compilation of previous years' papers.  The papers are also essential as many questions are repeated and candidates with sound command over the previous years' papers will have an edge over the others. The previous year's papers are also one of the best methods to do a thorough analysis of the examination and the need for the examination. The table below has the past year's papers for the CDS Examination.

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CDS Paper 2021  CDS Previous Year Paper
CDS Paper 2020
CDS Paper 2019

To know more about CDS read here:
 NDA Vs CDS CDS Syllabus  UPSC CDS Eligibility  UPSC CDS Best Books 

CDS Exam Pattern

The exam pattern is the next important thing to look out for after the CDS Syllabus. The exam pattern for CDS Exam as per the official notification is as follows:
  1. The exam has three papers.
  2. General Studies and English Papers are mandatory for all.
  3. The candidates applying for Officers Training Academy and Women candidates are not required to appear for Maths Paper.
  4. Each paper has a duration of 2 hours.
  5. The exam consists of objective type of questions.
The detailed CDS Exam Pattern is as follows:
Paper  Number of questions
General Studies  100
English  100
Maths  100

Read here the landmark NDA Notification For Women.

CDS Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme 

The official notification carries details on the marking scheme, which is as per the CDS Exam Pattern, that is:
  1. The maximum marks on each paper are 100.
  2. The maximum marks for IMA candidates in the written examination are 300.
  3. The maximum marks for OTA candidates in the written examination are 300.
  4. Each question in the exam carries 1 mark.
  5. There is a negative marking in the examination. 1/3rd of marks are deducted for each wrong answer.

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What is CDS Exam?

The Combined Defence Services Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment of Commissioned Officers in the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy.

What is the exam date for CDS Exam?

The CDS Exam is set to be held  April 16 2023.

Is the previous year papers impoarntant for the CDS Examination?

Yes, the previous year's papers are important for the CDS Exam preparation.

What is CDS exam syllabus?

The syllabus for CDS Exam consists of:
  1. General Knowledge
  2. Maths
  3. English.

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