CDS Answer Key (Not Released): Dates, Marking Scheme & More

The UPSC CDS exam will be held on 10 April, 2022. The CDS answer key will be released after the successful conduction of the examination. The CDS 1 answer key can provide candidates with an idea of the marks they received in the examination. This is just an estimate, and the candidates will get to know the exact marks through the CDS result, which will be announced in May 2022 (tentatively).

CDS Answer Key 2022

Here are the entire CDS exam dates 2022 for you.

CDS 1 2022 Events Dates
Application Start Date 22 December, 2021
Application End Date 11 January, 2022
CDS Admit Card March 2022
CDS Exam Date 10 April, 2022
CDS Result May 2022 (Tentative)

How to calculate CDS 2 Marks?

UPSC calculates the score of candidates as per the process mentioned below-

  • Candidates will get a +1 mark for each correct answer.
  • For the incorrect answer, 1/3 mark will be deducted as negative marking.
  • If candidates answer more than one option it will be treated as the wrong answer and will be counted as negative marking.

Expected CDS 2 Cut Off 2020 (Expected)

The CDS exam is conducted to fill the vacant positions in IMA (100 vacancies), INA (22 vacancies), AFA (32 vacancies), and OTA (180 vacancies). The conducting authority releases the answer key after the successful conduction of the exam. The expected CDS Cutoff is as given below:

Academy Written Exam Final Marks
IMA 122-130 245-254
INA 106-122 232-252
AFA 146-150 266-272
OTA (Male) 75-84 164-170
OTA (Female) 76-86 162-172


The CDS Answer Key will be released on the official website after the exam is over. The candidates can also raise objections in the answer key.

Here in this post, we explained everything about the answer key for CDS

All the best for the exam!

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