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CDS Previous Year Question Papers

Last Updated - March 20, 2017

CDS Previous year question paper will get 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) two times each year for recruitment in Air Force, Army and Navy. The selected candidates after a written exam and interviewed by Service Selection Board are given admission in 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 permanent commission. The candidates who pass out from training academy get short service commission. They can mention their preferences.

In order to be a part of the academy, the candidate should be a citizen of India, a subject of Bhutan, Nepal or a Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January, 1962 which the intention of settling in India. A person who migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka or east African countries but these people should have come to India with the intention of permanently settling here.

Candidates must have a graduation degree in any stream from a recognized university for applying for the post of IMA/OTA. They must have a B.E (Bachelor of Engineering) degree for seeking admission in Indian Naval Academy. In order to take admission in Air Force Academy the candidates must have a degree of Bachelor of Engineering from a recognized university.

The application fee for general category is INR 200 while there is no application fee for females and candidates from SC/ST/OBC category. They are required to pay fee either by depositing in SBI, via net banking, debit card or credit card.

The tentative dates of notification of examination would be in August and March in newspapers. The exams will be conducted in February, March, September or October.

The UPSC releases vacancies each year and each year CDS gets held on 5th February, 2017. The notification and online application are available till 2nd December 2016 on the official website. The students can apply online from 9th November 2016. The official website address is www.upsconline.nic.in

During the examination, there will be negative marking for wrong answers in the objective type question. If a candidate gives a more than 1 answer it will be treated as a wrong answer.

Check CDS 2017 Sample Papers


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 YearAcademyQuestion Paper Link

 

 

2014

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

 

2015

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

 

 

2016

Civil Services (Main) ExaminationQuestion Paper – Paper 1 Question Paper – Paper 2
Indian Forest Service (Main) ExamQuestion 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 YearAcademyClick Here

 

 

 

2014

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

 

 

2016

Civil Services (Main) ExaminationQuestion Paper – 1 Question Paper – 2 Question Paper (Compulsory)
Combined Defence Services Examination - IQuestion Paper
Combined Geo-Scientist & Geologist ExamQuestion Paper
Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service ExamQuestion Paper
2017Combined 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 2017 . 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 YearExam NameQuestion Paper

 

 

2014

CAPF (AC) EXAMQuestion Paper
Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service ExamQuestion Paper
Civil Services (Main) ExaminationQuestion Paper - 1 Question Paper -2 Question Paper -3
Civil Services (Preliminary) ExamQuestion Paper – 1 Question Paper – 2 Question Paper - 3

 

2015

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

 

 

2016

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


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