CDS Previous Year Question Papers

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Jun 30, 2020

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CDS Previous year question paper will give an idea of the exam pattern, difficulty level of the questions, distribution of questions, marking scheme and total number of questions. Candidates solving the previous year question paper will help them to increase their speed and accuracy. CDS (Combined Defence Services) exam is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) twice a year for recruitment in Air Force, Army and Navy. The selected candidates after a written exam and CDS SSB Interview are admitted to the following institutions.

  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai 21st SSC Women

Candidates who join the top 3 institutes get a permanent commission. The candidates who pass out from training academy get short service commission. They can mention their preferences.


CDS Maths Previous Year Question Papers

The previous year’s question papers help the candidates in preparing for the examination. The question paper has 4 different sets like A, B, C & D which has similar questions in random order. The UPSC CDS solved question papers are available online along with the answer keys.

For IMA, Air Force and Indian Naval Academy the subjects under which the students will get tested includes English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics.  Each exam will be for 100 marks each and for 2 hours.

For training academy, the candidates will get tested on English and General Knowledge which will be for 100 marks each and time period of 2 hours.

The question papers are available to download online for free. Below are the links of the past year’s questions papers. The answer keys are available in the link: CDS 2017 Answer Key 

Exam Year Academy Question Paper Link

2014

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam (I), 2014 Question Paper
National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam (II), 2014 Question Paper
Indian Forest Service (Main) Exam (Optional) Question Paper – Paper 1 Question paper – Paper 2
Civil Services Main Exam Question Paper – Paper 1
Question Paper – Paper 2

2015

Civil Services (Main) Examination Question Paper – Paper 1 Question Paper – Paper 2
Indian Forest Service (Main) Exam Question Paper – Paper 1 Question Paper – Paper 2
National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam (I) Question Paper

2016

Civil Services (Main) Examination Question Paper – Paper 1 Question Paper – Paper 2
Indian Forest Service (Main) Exam Question Paper – Paper 1 Question Paper – Paper 2
National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (II) Question Paper
National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Exam (I) Question Paper

CDS English Previous Year Question Papers

The previous year question papers are always recommended to be practised more and more for better understanding of concepts and to know the weak areas where the candidates need to work a bit harder. As per the candidates, English is the scoring section in CDS written test. Check the following table to know the previous year CDS question paper for English subject.

Exam Year Academy Click Here

2014

Combined Defence Services (I) Exam Question Paper
Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Exam Question Paper
Civil Services (Main) Examination Question Paper – Paper 1 Question Paper – Paper 2 Question Paper – Compulsory
Indian Forest Service (Main) Exam Question Paper
Combined Defence Services (II) Exam Question Paper
Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologists Exam Question Paper
2015 Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam Question Paper
Combined Defence Services Exam - I Question Paper
Civil Services (Main) Examination Question Paper- Paper 1 Question Paper – Paper 2 Question Paper – (Compulsory)
Combined Defence Services Examination - II Question Paper
Question Paper (General)
Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Exam Question Paper

2016

Civil Services (Main) Examination Question Paper – 1 Question Paper – 2 Question Paper (Compulsory)
Combined Defence Services Examination - I Question Paper
Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist Exam Question Paper
Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service Exam Question Paper
2017 Combined Defence Services Examination(I) Question Paper

CDS General Science Previous Year Question Papers

CDS question paper provided here serves as an important study resource for all the aspirants of CDS. This section is considered as one of the toughest section in CDS entrance test. Candidates can go through the following table to download the previous year CDS question paper for General Awareness section.

Exam Year Exam Name Question Paper

2014

CAPF (AC) EXAM Question Paper
Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Exam Question Paper
Civil Services (Main) Examination Question Paper - 1 Question Paper -2 Question Paper -3
Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam Question Paper – 1 Question Paper – 2 Question Paper - 3

2015

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination Question Paper – 1 Question Paper -2
CAPF (AC) Examination, Question Paper
Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Exam Question Paper
Civil Services (Main) Examination Question Paper -1 Question Paper-2 Question Paper – 3 Question Paper -4

2016

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination Question Paper -1 Question Paper - 2
CAPF (AC) Examination Question Paper
Civil Services (Main) Examination Question paper -1 Question paper -2 Question Paper-3 Question Paper -4
Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service Exam Question Paper
2017 Engineering Services (Preliminary) Examination Question Paper

In case of any clarification/information regarding the application, the candidates can contact UPSC’s facilitation counter which is near Gate C of the campus. The contact details are as below:

Telephone No.011-23385271/011-23381125/011- 23098543

Working timings are between 10.00 hours. To 17.00 hours.


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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