UPSC CDS
Combined Defence Services
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UPSC CDS Question Papers

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UPSC CDS 1 2022 Exam on 10th April 2022. Download UPSC CDS 1 Admit Card 2022. Download UPSC CDS (I & II) Previous Year Question Papers (2021 to 2016) in PDF format. 

UPSC CDS Previous Year Papers: 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). In the UPSC CDS Written Exam, candidates will be asked questions from three sections - General Knowledge, Elementary Maths, and English Language. Candidates preparing for the UPSC CDS 1 2022 Written Exam can download these questions papers to boost their preparation. In this article, we have shared the UPSC CDS (I & II) Previous Year Question Papers (2021 to 2016) in PDF format.

UPSC CDS 1 2022: Important Dates

Event

Date

Last date of Application Process

11th January 2022 Till 6 pm

Withdrawal of applications

18th January to 24th January 2022 till 6 pm

UPSC CDS (1) 2022 Admit Card Release

14th March 2022 to 10th April 2022

UPSC CDS (1) 2022 Exam Date

10th April 2022

Release of UPSC CDS (1) 2022 Result

May 2022 (Tentative)

UPSC CDS Exam Pattern 2022

The UPSC CDS 1 2022 Selection Process comprises two stages:

(i) Written Examination

(ii) Interview for Intelligence and Personality Test

Admission to the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) 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.

NOTE: The maximum marks allotted to the written exam and the interview will be equal for each course. This means the maximum allotted to the written exam and the interviews will be 300, 300, 300, and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) (both Men & Women).

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

Subjects

Maximum Marks

Duration

General Knowledge

100

2 Hours

English Language

100

2 Hours

Elementary Mathematics

100

2 Hours

For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy

Subjects

Maximum Marks

Duration

General Knowledge

100

2 Hours

English Language

100

2 Hours

 

UPSC CDS 2022 Related Links

UPSC CDS 1 2022: Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility, Salary, Cut Off, Vacancy, Selection Process

UPSC CDS 2022 Section-wise Preparation Strategies for English/GK/Math

UPSC CDS 2022 Details of 341 vacancies in IMA OTA INA AFA

UPSC CDS Previous Year Papers PDF with Answers Keys

UPSC CDS Previous Years Papers – PDF Download

The UPSC conducts the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination twice in a year for recruitment in the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Officers Training Academy (OTA), and Indian Air Force Academy (AFA). Check here the previous years’ questions papers of the UPSC CDS and prepare for the exam accordingly. Have a look:

General Knowledge

This section tests candidates' knowledge of Current Affairs, General Awareness and Static GK such as Indian History, Geography, Economy, Physics, Chemistry, etc.

Year

Question Paper –PDF Format

2021 (CDS II)

CDS Examination (II) 2021 (General Knowledge Paper) Answer Key

2021 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2021 (General Knowledge Paper)

2020 (CDS II)

CDS Examination (II) 2020 (General Knowledge Paper)

2020 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2020 (General Knowledge Paper)

2019 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2019 (General Knowledge Paper)

2018 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2018 (General Knowledge Paper + Answer Key)

2018 (CDS II)

CDS Examination (II) 2018 (General Knowledge Paper + Answer Key)

2017 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2017 (General Knowledge Paper + Answer Key)

2017 (CDS II)

CDS Examination (II) 2017 (General Knowledge Paper + Answer Key)

2016 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2016 (General Knowledge Paper)

2016 (CDS II)

CDS Examination (II) 2016 (General Knowledge Paper)

English Language

This section tests candidates' understanding of the English language and asks questions on Reading Comprehension, Fillers, Synonym & Antonym, Sentence improvement, Cloze Test, etc.

Year

Question Paper –PDF Format

2021 (CDS II)

CDS Examination (II) 2020 (English Paper) Answer Key

2021 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2020 (English Paper)

2020 (CDS II)

CDS Examination (II) 2020 (English Paper)

2020 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2020 (English Paper)

2019 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2019 (English Paper)

2018 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2018 (English Paper + Answer Key)

2018 (CDS II)

CDS Examination (II) 2018 (English Paper + Answer Key)

2017 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2017 (English Paper + Answer Key)

2017 (CDS II)

CDS Examination (II) 2017 (English Paper + Answer Key)

2016 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2016 (English Paper)

2016 (CDS II)

CDS Examination (II) 2016 (English Paper)

Elementary Mathematics

Questions in this section are asked from topics like Number systems, profit & loss, percentage, decimal fractions, HCF & LCM, algorithm, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, mensuration & statistics.

Year

Question Paper –PDF Format

2021 (CDS II)

CDS Examination (II) 2020 (Elementary Mathematics Paper)

2021 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2020 (Elementary Mathematics Paper)

2020 (CDS II)

CDS Examination (II) 2020 (Elementary Mathematics Paper)

2020 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2020 (Elementary Mathematics Paper)

2019 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2019 (Elementary Mathematics Paper)

2018 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2018 (Elementary Mathematics Paper + Answer Key)

2018 (CDS II)

CDS Examination (II) 2018 (Elementary Mathematics Paper + Answer Key)

2017 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2017 (Elementary Mathematics Paper + Answer Key)

2017 (CDS II)

CDS Examination (II) 2017 (Elementary Mathematics Paper + Answer Key)

2016 (CDS I)

CDS Examination (I) 2016 (Elementary Mathematics Paper)

2016 (CDS II)

CDS Examination (II) 2016 (Elementary Mathematics Paper)

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