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UPSC CDS (1) 2017 Answer Key [All Sets] English, GK, Mathematics


UPSC conducted Combined Defence Services 1 2017 exam on 5th February 2017. Graduates across the country appeared in UPSC CDS I 2017. After exam they can check UPSC CDS (1) 2017 Answer Key for the purpose of knowing correct answers. Answer keys are available for English, General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics. In each subject there are four question paper sets. With this in mind, there are different answer keys for Set A, B, C, D. Candidates can check CDS answer key 2017 and with them arrive at estimate scores even before the Union Public Service Commission announces result.

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After assessing the number of correct and incorrect answers marked, you can know tentatively the score out of 100 in each paper. A detailed analysis of the UPSC CDS (1) 2017 can be done by going through the question papers and CDS answer keys.

UPSC Combined Defence Services (CDS) I Answer Key

Union Public Service Commission is holding the Combined Defence Services I exam on February 5, 2017. Answer key of CDS 2017 will be available here after the conclusion of exam. Also, UPSC will publish the answer key for CDS exam I on its website.

Candidates who have taken the CDS exam, can check here answer key for English, answer key for General Knowledge and answer key for Elementary Mathematics. On this page, you will get answer key for all sets A, B, C and D. Whatever set of questions you have received in the exam, you are sure to get here the answer key of your concern.

Subject wise UPSC CDS (I) 2017 Answer Key

UPSC CDS (1) 2017 Question Paper Set UPSC CDS (1) 2017 Answer Key
CDS 1 2017 English Click here for CDS English Answer key 2017 Published
CDS 1 2017 General Knowledge Click here for CDS GK Answer key 2017 Published
CDS 1 2017 Elementary Mathematics Click here for CDS Maths Answer key 2017 Published


UPSC aspirants who have taken the CDS (1) 2017 exam can check the answer keys of English, General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics here. This exam is the gateway for admission to the IMA, INA, AFA, and OTA.

  • UPSC will release official answer keys much later. In the meantime, you can check answer keys by coaching centers which are unofficial.
  • Answers you get in unofficial answer key may vary from official CDS 2017 Answer Key by UPSC.
  • You can get a good approximation of score by using CDS answer keys.
  • You can discuss the Qs-Answers at the discussion forum if you feel any question has been wrongly answered in the keys here, or wish to clarify how the answer was arrived at.

CDS Result 2017

UPSC CDS ResultUnion Public Service Commission looks after conducting the Combined Defence Services examination, compiling its answer keys and declaring the results. Result of CDS 2017 can be checked online by candidates who appeared for the exam. Usually a PDF file containing roll numbers and details of shortlisted candidates is put up by the Commission at the website. Knowing one’s roll number, it is easy to check the UPSC CDS Result.

Such candidates who qualify the written examination are called for interviews. The SSB interview is the round where candidate’s skills are assessed and thereafter final CDS Results are announced.

Details regarding UPSC CDS Result 2017 for CDS exam held on February 5, 2017, are given in the results and cut offs page, link for the same is given below.

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Exam Pattern

The exam is being conducted at several test centers in cities of India. The exam is conducted as per the UPSC schedule. The test pattern is as follows.

For admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy.

Subject of CDS exam       Duration Maximum marks
English 2 hours 100
General Knowledge 2 hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 hours 100

For admission to Officers’ training academy

Subject of CDS exam Duration Maximum marks
English 2 hours 100
General Knowledge 2 hours 100

Once the exam is over, the paper will be solved, and answer key of each set shall be provided here.

Role of CDS 2017 Answer Key

UPSC uploads the final answer keys for all papers after the CDS I exam. All candidates who appear for exam, can either download or go by the answer keys online.

  • Candidates need to be very careful while downloading or reading the CDS I exam 2017 answer keys. There are four sets A, B, C, and D of questions in one subject, so students must ensure that they refer to the set answered by them during the examination.
  • Candidates can check CDS Exam Answer Key for English which is of 100 marks and tenure for this paper is 120 minutes. It contains all objective type multiple choice questions.
  • Similarly, CDS Exam Answer Key 2017 for General Knowledge and Mathematics could be checked here separately which is again of two hours duration and contains questions worth 100 marks.

Note :­ Candidates who write examination for Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), need to take only two exam papers i.e. English and General Knowledge. Those who write CDS exam for institutes other than OTA, need to take Elementary Mathematics paper as well along with the English and GK.

Marking Pattern in CDS Exam Answer Key

The marking pattern in each set of the CDS 2017 answer key would be similar to what is actually followed in the real CDS exam. There is negative marking of 1/3 mark for each wrong answer and no deduction of marks for unanswered questions.

If a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.

Calculate score obtained using CDS answer keys

The usual distribution for marks and questions is as follows.

  • CDS English answer key – There are 120 questions of total 100 marks. Each question carries equal marks.
  • CDS GK answer key – There are 120 questions of total 100 marks. Each question carries equal marks.
  • CDS Mathematics answer key – There are 100 questions of total 100 marks. Each question carries equal marks.
  • Negative marking – one third of the mark assigned to the question shall be deducted for each incorrect answer.

By evaluating the number of correct and incorrect answers, one can know precisely how much marks they will score in the UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination.

About CDS Exam 2017

The Union Public Service Commission conducts CDS exam twice in a year to select eligible candidates for service in Indian Armed Forces, Army, Navy and Air Force. Candidates are required to clear the written exam and personality test conducted by the Service Selection Board.

Having been selected finally, candidates are sent for orientation training either to Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, or Naval Academy, Goa, or Air Force Academy, Begumpet, Hyderabad or Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai. Candidates are sent to a particular institute as per their preference in the application form and as per the merit list ranking.

Candidates going for orientation training to Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai, get short service commission, and the rest of the institutes offer permanent commission. Only unmarried men and women are eligible to apply for the CDS.


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