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  • Last Modified 30-08-2022

UPSC CDS I Answer Key 2022: Dates & Steps to Download

UPSC CDS I Answer Key 2022: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the CDS I answer key 2022 on its official website. Candidates will check the answer key online at upsc.gov.in. Furthermore, we will also update the answer key on this page. The UPSC CDS I 2022 was conducted on April 10, 2022.

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The Commission releases the answer key in PDF format. Moreover, they publish answer keys separately for all subjects, i.e., Elementary Mathematics, General English, and General Knowledge. Candidates can find correct answers to all the questions on the key. Furthermore, the key contains correct answers for all the sets of questions. Read on to find out more.

UPSC CDS I Answer Key 2022: Overview

Before getting into the details of the CDS answer key, candidates must go through the exam overview below:

ParticularsDetails
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam NameCombined Defence Services (CDS) Exam
Exam LevelNational Level
Frequency of ExamTwice in a Year
Mode of ExamOffline
QualificationGraduate
Selection ProcessWritten Exam, SSB Interview
After SelectionTraining at IMA/ OTA/ INA/ AFA
Exam DurationOne day
Official Websiteupsc.gov.in

UPSC CDS I Answer Key Date 2022

Find below the important dates for the CDS I answer key 2022:

EventsDates
UPSC CDS 1 Written ExamApril 10, 2022
Release of Answer Key DateTo Be Notified

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How to Calculate Marks Through CDS 1 Answer Key?

The main purpose of the CDS answer key is to match the answers and calculate marks. Candidates can easily calculate their estimated marks by following the steps below:

  • Step 1 – From the given link above, download answer key for the respective subject and set.
  • Step 2 – Start matching the answers in the answer key with what you marked in the examination.
  • Step 3 – While matching the answers, make sure that you add and deduct marks as per the marking scheme.
  • Step 4 – When all the answers will be cross-checked:
    • Add all the marks for the correct answer. (Positive marks)
    • Add all the marks for the incorrect answer. (Negative marks)
    • Subtract total correct answers marks with total incorrect answer marks and you will get your estimated scores.

Total Estimates Score = Total Positive Marks – Total Negative Marks

UPSC CDS I Exam Pattern

The written examination for CDS consists of objective-type questions divided into three subjects:

  • General English
  • General Knowledge
  • Elementary Mathematics.

CDS Exam Pattern for IMA, INA, and AFA

Check the UPSC CDS exam pattern for Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy & Air Force Academy below:

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100
Elementary Mathematics2 Hours100

CDS Exam Pattern for OTA

Check the UPSC CDS exam pattern for Officers’ Training Academy below:

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100

CDS Marking Scheme

  • For every correct attempt: 1 mark will be rewarded.
  • For every wrong attempt, 1/3rd or 0.33 marks will be deducted.

Candidates will be shortlisted for interview and personality tests on the basis of CDS Written examination scores. The interview and personality test for short-listed candidates includes group tests such as group discussions, group planning and outdoor group tasks, in addition to personal interviews.

Previous Year CDS Answer Key & Question Paper

In order to practice for the CDS exam, candidates can download and solve the question papers. After solving, they can cross-check with the Answer Keys that we have provided below. Here is the CDS question paper for the past years:

CDS Exam 01/2018

Check table below for question paper links:

SubjectCDS 1 2018 Question PaperCDS 1 2018 Answer Key
Elementary MathematicsCDS Question PaperCDS Answer Key
General KnowledgeCDS Question PaperCDS Answer Key
EnglishCDS Question PaperCDS Answer Key

CDS Exam 02/2017

Check table below for question paper links:

SubjectCDS 2 2017 Question PaperCDS 2 2017 Answer Key
Elementary MathematicsCDS Question PaperCDS Answer Key
General KnowledgeCDS Question PaperCDS Answer Key
EnglishCDS Question PaperCDS Answer Key

CDS Exam 01/2017

Check table below for question paper links:

SubjectCDS 1 2017 Question PaperCDS 1 2017 Answer Key
Elementary MathematicsCDS Question PaperCDS Answer Key
General KnowledgeCDS Question PaperCDS Answer Key
EnglishCDS Question PaperCDS Answer Key

Candidates can also check:

CDS ExamCDS Notification
CDS Application FormCDS Eligibility
CDS Cut-offCDS Syllabus
CDS Exam PatternCDS Books
CDS PreparationCDS Selection Process
CDS Question PapersCDS Exam Centres
CDS Admit CardCDS Answer Key

FAQs on UPSC CDS I Answer Key 2022

Check some commonly asked questions on the UPSC CDS I answer key 2022 below:

Q.1: When will the UPSC CDS 1 exam be conducted?

Ans: UPSC conducted the CDS (I) 2022 on April 10, 2022.

Q.2: How many sections are in UPSC CDS I?

Ans: The UPSC CDS I questions paper contains three sections, namely General English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics.

Q.3: When will the UPSC CDS I answer key be released?

Ans: The Commission will release the answer key PDF after the final result.

Q.4: What are the total marks for UPSC CDS I?

Ans: The total marks for CDS I are 300 for IMA, INA, and AFA and 200 for OTA.

Q.3: How can I check the UPSC CDS I answer key?

Ans: Candidates can check the answer key online at upsc.gov.in. Furthermore, they can also check the answer key PDF from this article.

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