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  • Last Modified 11-08-2022
  • Written By Ravikant_Yadav
  • Last Modified 11-08-2022

CDS Question Papers 2022: Download Free PDF

CDS Question Papers 2022: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release CDS (II) question papers 2022 after the successful conduction of exam. UPSC will conduct the CDS (II) exam on September 4, 2022. They will release the question paper PDF online on its official website – upsc.gov.in. Furthermore, aspirants can download the UPSC CDS previous year question paper PDF from the direct links mentioned in this article.

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The UPSC Combined Defence Services exam comprises three subjects: Elementary Mathematics, General English, and General Knowledge. Candidates can download question papers for all three sections and prepare for the upcoming exam. Scroll down to get the question papers!

Latest: UPSC has published the CDS 1 Question Paper PDF 2022. Candidates can download the same below.

CDS previous year question paper 2022: Overview

Before going straight to the details, let us have an overview of the UPSC CDS exam below:

Exam NameCombined Defence Services Examination
Commonly Known asCDS Exam
Conducting BodyUnion Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Exam LevelNational Level
Frequency of ExamTwice in a Year
Mode of ExamOffline
QualificationGraduate
Selection ProcessWritten Exam and SSB Interview
After SelectionTraining at IMA/ OTA/ INA/ AFA
Official Websiteupsc.gov.in

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UPSC CDS Question Papers 2022: Download PDF

The CDS written exam for admission to Indian Naval Academy, Indian Military Academy, and Air Force Academy includes three subjects, i.e., Elementary Mathematics, General English, and General Knowledge. In comparison, the written exam for admission to Officer’s Training Academy consists of two subjects: General English and General Knowledge.

The Commission has published the question paper PDF of all three subjects. Candidates can check as well as download the UPSC CDS (I) 2022 Question Paper PDF from the direct link provided below:

SubjectQuestion Paper PDF links
General EnglishDownload CDS 1 General English Paper PDF 2022
General KnowledgeDownload CDS 1 General Knowledge Paper PDF 2022
Elementary MathematicsDownload CDS 1 Elementary Mathematics Paper PDF 2022

UPSC CDS Previous Year Papers

Candidates preparing for the exam can find the UPSC CDS previous year question papers PDF for the year 2017 to 2021 below:

CDS II 2021 Exam Paper

The CDS II 2021 exam papers are given below:

Exam NameQuestion Paper link
CDS 2 2021 English Question PaperClick Here
CDS 2 2021 General Knowledge Question PaperClick Here
CDS 2 2021 Elementary Mathematics Question PaperClick Here

CDS I 2021 Exam Paper

The CDS I exam papers of 2021 for all three papers are as under

Exam NameQuestion Paper link
CDS 1 2021 English Question PaperClick Here
CDS 1 2021 General Knowledge Question PaperClick Here
CDS 1 2021 Elementary Mathematics Question PaperClick Here

CDS II 2020 Exam Paper

The CDS II exam papers PDF 2020 for all three papers are as under:

Exam NameQuestion Paper link
CDS 2 2020 English Question PaperClick Here
CDS 2 2020 General Knowledge Question PaperClick Here
CDS 2 2020 Elementary Mathematics Question PaperClick Here

CDS I 2020 Exam Paper

The CDS I exam papers of 2020 for all three papers are as under:

Exam NameQuestion Paper link
CDS 1 2020 English Question PaperClick Here
CDS 1 2020 General Knowledge Question PaperClick Here
CDS 1 2020 Elementary Mathematics Question PaperClick Here

CDS II 2019 Exam Paper

The CDS II exam papers of 2019 for all three papers are as under:

Exam NameQuestion Paper linkAnswer key
CDS 2 2019 English PaperClick HereClick Here
CDS 2 2019 General Knowledge PaperClick HereClick Here
CDS 2 2019 Elementary Mathematics PaperClick HereClick Here

CDS I 2019 Exam Paper

The CDS I exam papers of 2019 for all three papers are as under:

Exam NameQuestion Paper linkAnswer key
CDS 1 2019 English PaperClick HereClick Here
CDS 1 2019 General Knowledge PaperClick HereClick Here
CDS 1 2019 Elementary Mathematics PaperClick HereClick Here

CDS II 2018 Exam Paper

The CDS II exam papers of 2018 for all three papers are as under:

Exam NameQuestion Paper linkAnswer key
CDS 2 2018 English PaperClick HereClick Here
CDS 2 2018 General Knowledge PaperClick HereClick Here
CDS 2 2018 Elementary Mathematics PaperClick HereClick Here

CDS I 2018 Exam Paper

The CDS I exam papers of 2018 for all three papers are as under:

Exam NameQuestion Paper linkAnswer key
CDS 1 2018 English PaperClick HereClick Here
CDS 1 2018 General Knowledge PaperClick HereClick Here
CDS 1 2018 Elementary Mathematics PaperClick HereClick Here

CDS II 2017 Exam Paper

The CDS II exam papers of 2017 for all three papers are as under:

Exam NameQuestion Paper linkAnswer key
CDS 2 2017 English PaperClick HereClick Here
CDS 2 2017 General Knowledge PaperClick HereClick Here
CDS 2 2017 Elementary Mathematics PaperClick HereClick Here

CDS I 2017 Exam Paper

The CDS I exam papers of 2017 for all three papers are as under:

Exam NameQuestion Paper linkAnswer key
CDS 1 2017 English PaperClick HereClick Here
CDS 1 2017 General Knowledge PaperClick HereClick Here
CDS 1 2017 Elementary Mathematics PaperClick HereClick Here

Benefits of Solving CDS Previous Year Question Papers

The various advantages of solving CDS previous year papers are:

  • Solving CDS exam papers will help you understand the difficulty level of the exam.
  • You will be able to figure out the importance of various topics.
  • You will get to know where you are standing and what are your strengths and weaknesses.
  • It will help you improve your overall test-taking strategies, like time management and question selection.

So, now you have all the CDS previous year papers, and you know how solving these papers can help you in your preparation. Make the best use of these resources and take your preparation to the next level.

You may also check-

CDS Answer KeyCDS Exam Notification
CDS Application FormCDS Eligibility
CDS Exam DatesCDS Syllabus
CDS Exam PatternCDS Books
CDS PreparationCDS Selection Process
About CDS ExamCDS Exam Centres
CDS Admit CardCDS Result
CDS Cut-offCDS Selection Process

FAQs on CDS Question Papers

The frequently asked questions related to the UPSC CDS previous year papers are given below:

Q.1: Is there any benefit of practising UPSC CDS Previous Year Papers?
Ans: Candidates should solve previous year’s papers to practice for the UPSC CDS exam. Through this, they can know about the types of questions and difficulty level of the exam. Accordingly, they can practice effectively for the exam.

Q.2: Is there a chance of questions being repeated from UPSC CDS Previous Year Papers?
Ans: There will not be exact questions, but the same type of questions might get repeated from UPSC CDS Previous Year Papers.

Q.3: How many previous year papers should I answer?
Ans: It is advisable that candidates answer at least the past 4 years’ papers for good practice.

Q.4: Where can I find UPSC CDS Previous Year Papers?
Ans: You can find CDS question papers for past years at Embibe. We have provided free PDFs that you can download anytime and start preparing for the exam.

Q.5: How many UPSC CDS Previous Year Papers are available here?
Ans: Previous year question papers from 2021 to 2017 are available in this article. Answer keys to some of them will be updated soon.

Q.6: How do UPSC CDS previous year papers inculcate test-taking skills?
Ans: Candidates will be able to learn time management, accuracy, speed and attempt strategy by solving UPSC CDS question papers.

Q.7: What should be done after attempting UPSC CDS Previous Year questions?
Ans: Candidates should evaluate their performance by practising the previous year’s question papers and rectifying the mistakes.

We hope that this article on UPSC CDS Exam Paper 2022 helps you. If you have any queries, visit our website. We will be glad to help you.

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