CDS Exam Previous Year Question Papers 2010 – 2023 [UPDATED]

Defence aspirants who are preparing for the CDS Exam can download the UPSC CDS Exam previous year’s question papers with answer keys pdf files. CDS Exam previous question papers are extremely helpful for the candidates as they give us a complete picture of the CDS exam paper pattern and the type of questions one might face in the CDS Exam. CDS exam paper has four different sets A, B, C, and D, but each set has similar questions in a random fashion.

CDS EXAM Previous papers

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Candidates can also download the answer keys for a few previous question papers. You can find the fully solved CDS Exam previous years papers in SSBCrackExams CDS Exam Online Course.

You can download CDS exam question papers from the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. If you are preparing for CDS 2 & 2 2023 Exam, you must download these previous papers and start solving them. You may also find the answer keys to these papers in this blog. For more tips on the CDS exam, follow the links below.

If you are preparing for the CDS 2 2023 and CDS 1 2024 written exam and SSB interview, you can check SSBCrackExams online courses and mock tests.

CDS Exam Paper Tentative Schedule: (Examination held twice a year)

  • Conduct of Examination: April and September

CDS Exam Papers Age-limits

  • 19-24 Years         Indian Military Academy
  • 19-23 Years         Naval Academy
  • 19-23 Years         Air Force Academy
  • 19-25 Years         Officers’ Training Academy

CDS Exam Paper Educational Qualifications

  • IMA and OTA: Degree of a recognized University or equivalent
  • Naval Academy: B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg
  • Air Force Academy: B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg
Candidates appearing at the degree or equivalent examination also eligible to compete. Such candidates will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite qualifying examination by a date to be specified in the Commission’s Notice for the Examination.

CDS Examination Pattern

OVERVIEW OF THE EXAMINATION

The combined Defence Services Exam is a national-level exam organized by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) to recruit candidates for Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Indian Air Force Academy. CDS Exam is held two times a year through offline mode (written test).

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

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MARKING SCHEME

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CDS OTA Examination Pattern

OVERVIEW OF THE EXAMINATION

Combined Defence Services – Officers’ Training Academy Exam is a national-level exam organized by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) to recruit candidates for the Officers Training Academy. CDS OTA Exam is held two times a year through offline mode (written test).

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

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MARKING SCHEME

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