CDS Answer Key 2021 Out for GK, English & Maths, Download PDF

CDS Answer Key 2021: The written Exam has been conducted CDS 2 Exam on 14th November 2021 at various examination centres spread across India for recruiting 339 vacancies in Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Officers Training Academy (OTA). There were three papers- English, Mathematics, and General Knowledge for which we have provided unofficial answer key in the below section solved by our expert faculty. 

CDS 2 Answer Key 2021

UPSC has conducted Combined Defence Service (II) Examination 2021 on 14th November 2021 and Career Power has provided the unofficial CDS-2 Answer Key to help the candidates calculate their expected marks. We will be providing the official UPSC CDS 2 Answer Key as soon it is released by the commission on Keep visiting this page to get every latest update for UPSC CDS Question Paper Answer Key 2021. 

CDS Answer Key 2021

Union Public Service Commission will upload the official CDS-II Answer Key for the exam held on 14th November 2021 on their official website For further details about CDS Answer Key check the information provided in the article- 

CDS 2 Answer Key 2021: Overview
OrganisationUnion Public Service Commission
Name of ExamCDS (II) Exam 2021
CDS 2 Exam Date14th November 2021 (Sunday)
UPSC CDS Answer Key Release Date (Unofficial)14th November 2021
UPSC Answer Key Release Date (Official)To be notified
Marking Scheme 1 for each correct answer
Negative Marking1/3rd of marks 
Official Website

CDS 2 Answer Key 

As soon the official answer key is released by Union Public Service Commission on its official website, we will be providing the same here, till then the candidates can refer to the unofficial CDS Answer Key prepared by our esteemed faculty. All questions will be solved soon and we will be providing the answers here for English, Mathematics, and General Knowledge

CDS Answer Key for English

CDS-2 Answer Key 2021- English (Set-D)
1- a2- a3- a4- d5- c6- b7- c8- d9- c10- b
11- a12- c13- c14- b15- b16- b17- b18- c19- a20- c
21- a22- a23- c24- a25- b26- d27- c28- b29- c30- a
31- a32- a33- d34- b35- c36- a37- c38- c39- a40- b
41- b42- b43- b44- a45- c46- b47- d48- a49- c50- c
51- c52- d53- b54- b55- a56- d57- c58- c59- b60- b
61- b62- a63- b64- a65- d66- a67- d68- a69- a70- d
71- b72- c73- d74- d75- a76- d77- d78- c79- b80- d 
81- b82- a83- c84- b85- d86- a87- c88- a89- c90- b
91- c92- a93- c94- a95- b96- b97- c98- a99- d100- c
101- d102- *103- a104- b105- a106- b107- d108- c109- d110- b
111- a112- c113- c114- d115- a116- *117- *118- c119- c 120- c 

CDS Answer Key for General Knowledge

CDS-2 Answer Key 2021- GK (Set-D)
1- a2- b3- c4- d5- b6- b7- a8- d9- a10- b
11- b12- c13- c14- c15- b16- d17- c18- a19- a20- b
21- c22- d23- b24- b25- a26- d27- d28- c29- b30- a
31- b32- b33- a34- c35- b36- a37- a38- a39- a40- c
41- b42- a43- c44- d45- a46- a47- c48- b49- a50- b
51- d52- c53- b54- b55- d56- b57- a58- c59- b60- b
61- c62- b63- a64- a65- c66- a67- a68- a69- b70- a
71- a72- a73- d74- c75- *76- b77- b78- d79- b80- d 
81- b82- a83- a84- d85- a86- b87- c88- b89- c90- c
91- c92- d93- b94- d95- d96- *97- a98- b99- d100- b
101- c102- c103- a104- b105- c106- b107- a108- c109- *110- d
111- b112- a113- a114- d115- b116- c117- b118- a119- a 120- a

CDS-II 2021 Question Paper

Download CDS 2 Question Papers for each subject from the below links and know what questions were asked in today's Combined Defence Service Examination 2021. 

Click to Download CDS 2 English Question Paper 2021

Click to Download CDS 2 GK Question Paper 2021

Click to Download CDS 2 Maths Question Paper 2021

Steps to Download CDS 2 Answer Key 

Candidates can download the official CDS Answer Key 2021 by following the below-mentioned steps-

Step-1 Browse the official website of UPSC at  

Step-2 On the homepage, click on “Examination>>Answer Keys”.

Step-3 Click on the answer key link against “Combined Defence Service Written Examination Answer Key 2021-22”

Step-4 The UPSC CDS Answer Key pdf is opened, download the pdf and compare your responses to those detailed in the answer key.

UPSC CDS 2021 Answer Key- Marking Scheme

The aspirants can calculate their approximate marks in the Written Exam as per the marking scheme decided by the Union Public Service Commission. Each paper in CDS exam consists of MCQs scoring 1 mark each for the correct answer and a penalty of 0.33 marks or 1/3rd marks for each incorrect answer. The marking scheme is discussed below.

ParticularsMarking Scheme
Correct Answer+1
Incorrect Answer-0.33

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CDS 2 Expected Cut Off 2021

Based on the difficulty level of CDS-2 Exam held on 14th November 2021, the cut-off that can be expected is as follow-

CategoryExpected Written Cut Off
IMA ( Indian Military Academy)130-134
INA (Indian Naval Academy)128-132
AFA (Air Force Academy)138-142
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) Men93-97
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) Women93-97

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CDS Answer Key 2021: FAQs

Q. Is Official CDS Answer Key for CDS 2 Exam released?

Ans. The official CDS Answer Key will be released soon.

Q. From where I can download UPSC CDS 2021 Answer Key?

Ans. CDS 2 Answer Key link will be provided by Careerpower when released officially.