UPSC CDS Answer Key 2018 – After UPSC CDS Entrance Examination UPSC will release answer key for the candidates who appeared in the examination. Candidates can use the answer key to match the answers they have written in the examination. This will give an idea to the candidates of his or her scores in UPSC CDS 2018 examination. Candidates can calculate the scores while looking up to answer key.  The answer keys will be uploaded in the pdf form. An answer key will released before the declaration of result. Answer key for CDS 2018 shall be released on UPSC official website at as official.

UPSC CDS Answer Key 2018

Candidates who shall appear in the examination may note that answer key for every subject will be uploaded on the official website. Also, other answer keys will be available after exam which will help in calculating score before the declaration of result of UPSC CDS 2018. Some unofficial website such as coaching centers upload the Answer Key just after the examination. Entrants must not consider unofficial answer key for final result to match answers they have written in the examination. Know UPSC CDS Answer Key 2018 Dates

Events UPSC CDS (1) 2018 UPSC CDS (2) 2018
Date of exam 04 Feb 2018 18 Nov 2018
Issue of answer keys After exam After exam
Declaration of written exam result March / April 2018 December 2018 / January 2019

Answer Key: Answer Key will be released on

Official UPSC CDS Answer Key 2018

Official answer key is released by the official website of UPSC. It is updated around result so that candidates who have given the examination can check their answers with that. An answer key has four sets as set A, B,C and D depending upon the question paper. Official website upload its answer key one by one. Candidates are advised to follow the official answer key because it is authentic and give you right answers for the questions.

Unofficial UPSC CDS Answer Key 2018

Unofficial answer key is released by the coaching centers and individual experts. Candidates can use the unofficial answer key for reference purpose only but do not completely rely on this type of answer key. Unofficial answer key is uploaded just after the examination or after few days of examination. They provide answer key for all the sets together at in one time.

How To Download the Answer Key for UPSC CDS 2018

Candidates who shall appear in the UPSC CDS 2018 examination can look up to answer keys via online mode through the following steps:

  • Visit the official website of UPSC at
  • This will navigate you to the official website
  • You need to look up for the answer key section
  • After that search for CDS examination answer key
  • This will give you the links of all the four subject’s answer keys
  • Now you can download the answer key of the subject you want to, which will be available in the pdf form.

Usage of Answer Key

There are various uses of answer key that a candidate can use. Candidates need to be very careful while checking the answer key. While calculating the marks, candidates should note that there is 1/3  mark negative marking for each wrong answer. There are four sets A,B,C,D respectively for each subject (english, mathematics and general knowledge), therefore candidate must remember his or her set for each exam while downloading the answer key.

To calculate the marks of each subject separately candidate should know the marking scheme for each right answer. There are 120 questions of 100 marks for english and general knowledge (G.K)  subject and each question carries equal number of marks. Whereas for mathematics there are 100 questions for 100 marks and each question carries 1 mark. Candidate shall be able to calculate his or her total number of marks precisely for UPSC CDS 2018 if they calculate it by looking up to answer keys and follow the instructions that are mentioned above in the article.


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