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UPSC CDS (2) 2021 Question Paper PDF (Official Released): Download Answer Key of English/GK/Maths Paper Released by Coaching Centres (Set-A/B/C/D)

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UPSC CDS (2) 2021 Official Question Paper & Answer Key (PDF Download): The UPSC CDS 2021 Written Exam was held on 14th November 2021 in Offline mode. The offline test was conducted in 3 shifts for the 3 papers- English Language, General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics. The first shift of the CDS-2 (English) paper was held from 9 am to 11 am while the second shift for the CDS-2 (General Knowledge) paper was held from 12 pm to 2 pm and the third shift for the CDS-2 (Elementary Maths) paper was held from 3 pm to 5 pm. Candidates who applied for IMA, AFA, and INA attended all the above 3 papers, while OTA Candidates attended only General Knowledge & English. Female candidates applied for the CDS exam for admission to vacancies at the Officer Training Academy (OTA) only.

Next, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting the Combined Defence Services (1), 2022 exam on 10th April 2022 for admission of 341 vacancies in the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) (both Men & Women). The last date for the online Application submission is 11th January 2022.

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UPSC CDS Exam Pattern 2021

The UPSC CDS 2021 Selection Process comprised two stages:

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(i) Written Examination

(ii) Interview for Intelligence and Personality Test

Admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Officers’ Training Academy will be made on the results of the written examination followed by intelligence and personality test by the Services Selection Board of candidates who qualify in the written examination.

For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

Section

No. of questions (MCQs)

Maximum Marks

Duration

General Knowledge

120

100

120 minutes

English Language

120

100

120 minutes

Elementary Mathematics

100

100

120 minutes

Total

340

300

6 Hours

For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy

Subjects

No. of questions (MCQs)

Maximum Marks

Duration

General Knowledge

120

100

2 Hours

English Language

120

100

2 Hours

 

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Candidates who are able to fetch UPSC CDS Cut off Marks in the written exam and qualify for the SSB Interview make it into the final merit list prepared by the UPSC. Candidates’ selection for admission to IMA, INA, AFA, and OTA courses is made through this final merit list.

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In this article, we have shared the UPSC CDS 2 2021 Question Papers PDF. The answer key for the UPSC CDS 2021 Paper-1, 2 & 3 has been shared below the question paper. So, let’s have a look at the UPSC CDS 2 2021 Question Paper and Answer Key:

UPSC CDS 2 2021 Question Papers & Answer Key PDF Download (Released by Coaching Centres)

UPSC CDS 2 2021 Question Papers By SSB Crack

UPSC CDS 2 Question Paper (Set-A/B/C/D)

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Paper-1 English Question Paper (Official)

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Paper-2 GK Question Paper (Official)

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Paper-3 Maths Question Paper (Official)

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CDS Answer Key for English (Tentative & Unofficial)

CDS-2 Answer Key 2021- English (Set-D)

1- a

2- a

3- a

4- d

5- c

6- b

7- c

8- d

9- c

10- b

11- a

12- c

13- c

14- b

15- b

16- b

17- b

18- c

19- a

20- c

21- a

22- a

23- c

24- a

25- b

26- d

27- c

28- b

29- c

30- a

31- a

32- a

33- d

34- b

35- c

36- a

37- c

38- c

39- a

40- b

41- b

42- b

43- b

44- a

45- c

46- b

47- d

48- a

49- c

50- c

51- c

52- d

53- b

54- b

55- a

56- d

57- c

58- c

59- b

60- b

61- b

62- a

63- b

64- a

65- d

66- a

67- d

68- a

69- a

70- d

71- b

72- c

73- d

74- d

75- a

76- d

77- d

78- c

79- b

80- d 

81- b

82- a

83- c

84- b

85- d

86- a

87- c

88- a

89- c

90- b

91- c

92- a

93- c

94- a

95- b

96- b

97- c

98- a

99- d

100- c

101- d

102- *

103- a

104- b

105- a

106- b

107- d

108- c

109- d

110- b

111- a

112- c

113- c

114- d

115- a

116- *

117- *

118- c

119- c 

120- c 

CDS Answer Key for General Knowledge (Tentative & Unofficial)

CDS-2 Answer Key 2021- GK (Set-D)

1- a

2- b

3- c

4- d

5- b

6- b

7- a

8- d

9- a

10- b

11- b

12- c

13- c

14- c

15- b

16- d

17- c

18- a

19- a

20- b

21- c

22- d

23- b

24- b

25- a

26- d

27- d

28- c

29- b

30- a

31- b

32- b

33- a

34- c

35- b

36- a

37- a

38- a

39- a

40- c

41- b

42- a

43- c

44- d

45- a

46- a

47- c

48- b

49- a

50- b

51- d

52- c

53- b

54- b

55- d

56- b

57- a

58- c

59- b

60- b

61- c

62- b

63- a

64- a

65- c

66- a

67- a

68- a

69- b

70- a

71- a

72- a

73- d

74- c

75- *

76- b

77- b

78- d

79- b

80- d 

81- b

82- a

83- a

84- d

85- a

86- b

87- c

88- b

89- c

90- c

91- c

92- d

93- b

94- d

95- d

96- *

97- a

98- b

99- d

100- b

101- c

102- c

103- a

104- b

105- c

106- b

107- a

108- c

109- *

110- d

111- b

112- a

113- a

114- d

115- b

116- c

117- b

118- a

119- a 

120- a

The official UPSC CDS 2021 Answer Key will be released after a few days of the exam at UPSC Official Website - upsc.gov.in.

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 UPSC conducts the CDS exam biannually in February and September for recruitment of officer cadre in Army, Air Force, and Military. UPSC aims to recruit officers for the courses carried out by the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Officers Training Academy through CDS Exam.

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