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The Union Public Service Commission UPSC conducts one of the most renowned exams by youngsterCDS Question Paper in PDF Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam. Aspirants who are preparing for the CDS exam are looking and have questions like what is CDS exam pattern? Well you are on the right place here we will provide you all the details about the UPSC CDS exam which is organized every year. Candidates who are preparing for CDS have to focus on all the subjects and topics as in exam based on every subject score individually you are selected.

UPSC CDS Exam Pattern

Indian Military Academy IMA/ Naval Academy/Air Force Academy English Objective 100 Marks
General Knowledge
Elementary Mathematics
Officer Training English Objective 100 Marks
General Knowledge
IMA NA and AFA SSB InterviewsOTA 300 Marks
200 Marks

CDS Age Limit

19 to 22 years – Naval Academy

19 to 23 years – Air Force Academy

19 to 24 years – Indian Military Academy

19 to 25 years- Officers Training Academy

Above we have given CDS exam pattern according to that prepare yourself and try to practice every day, so that you can get in a habit of solving questions every day. Focus on sections like General Knowledge and Mathematics as they cannot be prepared in one day or in one week. After you are done with you preparation tries to solve CDS Model question paper.

CDS Preparation Material PDF HERE

CDS Previous Year Question Papers PDF

CDS question paper is very useful to candidates as those who never appeared in the examination get an idea how theUPSC CDS Exam pattern Age Limit CDS exam is. We suggest that from proper time limit try to solve CDS previous year question papers in PDF of English, Mathematics, General Knowledge. Some times what happen that one or two questions come repeatedly that will save your time. CDS question papers is given in series like A, B, C, D.


Check all the previous year question paper of CDS of year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Every year Combined Defence Exam is conducted two times in a year so check accordingly all the questions. This is the best career option for any individual these days. Below we have provided you the link through which you can download all sets of questions. If you like our above information hit like on our Facebook page and get latest updates on CDS. Also subscribe us to get notification in your email box. Wish you great career ahead and if you need any help any time just give us a comment with your question we will help in any way we can. Always remember “Hard Work is Key to Success” stay positive and motivated.


Link given above will redirect you to UPSC official website with every year papers. Select your year of which you want to download find CDS I and CDS II Question Papers in that page and download subject wise.

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363 thoughts on “CDS Exam Previous Papers With Answers PDF Download Solved Exam Papers”

  1. Sir
    i completed bbm course, my next plan is to prepare for ias examimation. So i am requsting ur
    guidlines and ideas for preparation of ias.
    and one more pls send me old question papers .
    Thank you sir.

    1. Hello mam, you can give the exam after your graduation is completed in zoology & till then you can prepare for IAS exam & minimum criteria for exam is graduation. Thus, be focused & work hard.!!

    1. Hi Akash,

      First i need you to prepare yourself for the examination (Maths, English, General Knowledge & General Awareness) and make up your mind that you will clear this exam. All the very Best.

  2. Sir my name is amit I mlt second yaer student can I give the cds exam air force or naval after graduation.. I have passed 12th physics with maths..

  3. sir I just want to know that can I (being a girl)fill the form of CDS exam .And if yes then suggest me d bst books for its preparation.

  4. Hi mam,I would like to send the request for upsc engineering services of various year question paper for electronics and communication engineering with answer keys. because I am applying the same.

  5. I want to join Special Forces [Indian Army Commandos]. Currently, I am pursuing graduation and looking forward to join IA. Could you acknowledge me about the eligibility criteria so that I can prepare accordingly? Thanks!

  6. I have done my graduation from Guru Jambeshwar University and it provides a bachelors’ in mass comm. but its an open university. Am I eligible for CDS?

    1. Hi Shyam,

      Yes you are eligible for CDS but in that if you are willing to join Airforce wing then you do not meet the minimum requirement as you dont have physics & Mathematics in your degree which mandatory required.

  7. Hi sir
    I am bsc mathematics . Am I Neligible for upsc cds ..and i need your guidance for this exam can you plz guide me , what should i need to do to clear this exam ,which books are good for the preparation and tips for the preparation.
    Thank u

    1. Yes Komal, you can give this exam and you can refer all the material for CDS from this website by visiting UPSC Papers tab visible in upper part of website.

  8. Hi sir
    I am bsc mathematics . Am I eligible for upsc cds ..and i need your guidance for this exam ,can you plz guide me , what should i need to do to clear this exam ,which books are good for the preparation and tips for the preparation.
    Thank u

  9. Sir,
    I am bcs,mpc’s graduate student and i do have NCC “B” and “C” certificates with grades A. How these can be helpful for me to join IMA/OTA.

  10. Hello sir
    I want to give also this exam..but not clearly syllabus about this .what exactly occur in prilims it is optional type questions or its paragraph writing and what is csat..

  11. Sir,
    I am a botany and biotec student, this is my last year. I Had not taken maths in 12 class but, I am interested in joining CDS, it is my dream to join army. So sir can you please guide me how to prepare for it from now.

  12. Kritika.S.Torgal

    I am doing engg. 1st yer completed. Can I write exam this time. I have lot of interest in cds so can I write exam this time? Kya mai attend kar sakti hu. Plz reply me….

  13. Sir do we have same exam pattern as IAS for ,do we have preliminary & main ,if in which of this two we gonna have pattern that u mentioned above ,I’m confused plz explain ,sir

  14. I want to join indian defense after graduation, so I thought this is the best way to join .so only plz tell me how to join, what gonna be the exam pattern ,eligibility,&other criteria to join defence,I searched many web site I all they gave preliminary ,& mains ,in mains u gonna have 9 papers 4-gk,1-eng,1-regional,1-essay ,2 -option ,I’m confused of pattern u given above whether it’s in preliminary or mains ,which one is right to join defence by CDS.

    1. Hey Navya
      I’m no expert but after giving my Nda paper i can surely tell you that the most important thing for any defense aspirant is to know basic maths+2 level.
      English is the most scoring subject so one needs to work on that and i personally recommend buying Arihant Books.
      Also one cannot master in General Knowledge but read the newspapers daily and the best way for that is to subscribe various news forums online.

      1. purna chandra Palai

        I want to know sir,will come question same for all stream’s students like arts,science & commerce?please reply me

  15. hello sir,
    I’m a student of 2nd semester.I want to join IAF fighter Pilot.But my age is 22.
    sir can I joni as a fighter pilot? JAI HIND!!!!

  16. hi sir i am studying in 11 and i have very interest in army this is my passion because my dad is also in army and he wants that i will become in army in my future but problem is that i was completed my high school from hindi medium but now i am in english medium school what can i do for prepare all the subjects in english and also strong my english subject so that i wiil give my best in cds written exam and also in ssb sir plz plz plz reply me

  17. I completed my bca degree in 2016 batch. But I eager to join for Indian military academic. I am eligible to this?
    How to prepare for cds exam and I want previous questions.

  18. hello, sir i am saurabh suman date of birth is 5/08/1996.. i have passed B.Sc with maths this year what i am fill up the application form of cds

  19. Hello sir,….sir i hv jst passed my graduation….n i want to join ota…can you sgest some best books for this

  20. in my childhood a normal surgery on my corler bone but now i am absolutly fine … now i want to apply for cds exam. i am able to apply for IMA or not

  21. M doing b tech in Mechanical engineering in 3rd year I want some solved previous questions paper nd pdf of books of CDS. I want your guidance.thanku

  22. Sir,I am b.a. graduate student and i do have NCC “B” and “C” certificates with grades A. How these can be helpful for me to join IMA/OTA.

  23. Sir,i m a hotel management student holding degree of bsc in hotel nd hotel administration from IHM Goa m i eligible for appearing CDS

  24. hello sir,i m a student of final year B.E. Mechanical… can i give cds 2017 exam which is to be held in february…? as i will complete my degree in may,2017… plz,guide me sir.

  25. Sir , I am mechanical engineer. Apllied for cds 2016 on23rd oct. I want to know about the books to refer for best presentation

  26. Hello sir ,this is Shubham , I would like to ask that I filled up cds application form and I gave my preference as 1.ima and 4 ota than which type of question paper will going to come either there is maths in that question paper or not ….pls tell me

  27. Sir, i have passed 12th with medical side, nd i m doing with zoology , i have a great interst in indian army , so can you plz suggest me some exams that dosent’t contain mathematics through which i can join indian defence.

    1. Hi Sachin,
      For CDS mathematics is very very important for males. If you can prepare for CDS mathematics section, then go for the exam and prepare well for the exam.

    1. Hi Palak,
      You can study all the subjects which are part of CDS exam syllabus and also prepare the questions based on them so that you know the tips & tricks to crack the paper.

  28. Hii Sir…There was hole in my ear & My ears operation was did by dr. in 15th year,now I am 19 years old & not have any Problem for hearing capacity…So is there any objection for that in medical test??

    1. Hi Shubham,
      No, there will be no such problem. You can apply for CDS paper and stay dedicated to clear the exam. You can crack CDS paper just be focussed to prepare for it.

    1. HI Sarfaraz,
      You can find best of CDS books from this website,. In above article, best books for CDS are mentioned, you can refer them for the exam.

  29. hello sir . i want to join Indian Air Force though CDS . is it beneficial for me to get pilot license (DGCA). what month of course they offered for license and what is the criteria ?
    please guide

    1. Hi Sourav,
      While applying for CDS exam, pilot license is not required. Your educational qualification & age will only decide your eligibility for the exam.

  30. Hello sir,

    I am in my final year engineering and writing this exam for the first time. Can u please leave the link to download the previous year question paper ?
    And Also plz give the complete procedure of this exam, right from CDs exam to recruitment.

  31. Hey sir,
    can you please share the link for downloading the solutions of pervious year question papers from 2009 onwards.
    I do not found any link for downloading it !

  32. Sir I want to ask u that I filled my form for OTA now which paper is given to me .only English aur gernal knowledge or anything else plz tell me sir

  33. hello sir.. sir i have 64% marks in 10th n 61% in 12th n 59% in my graduation….am i eligible for CDS OTA…if yes then please tell me that because of my low markes is there any chance to get rejection at the SSB INTERVIEW level?

    1. There is no specific percentage that is required that means you are eligible for the examination don’t fear from the interview level just go ahead achieve your dream & stay confident.

      1. Hii ,sir I completed my 12th commerce without maths, do I’m eligible to apply for this,,presently, m Perusing my degree in sybba

        1. Hi Pooja,
          For CDS, you need to be a graduate regardless of subjects you have chosen. If you are in last year of your degree course or have completed it, you can carry on with filling the application form.

    1. Hi Raina,
      We have provided the CDS previous Papers & Sample Question Papers on our website. You can easily download the papers and store them in your system so that you can practice them.

  34. Hello sir,

    I’m in the last year of B.Com. I have a backlog though which I’ll clear in October this month. Just wanted to know if I’m eligible and when can I give the CDS exam, since I did not register for the years exam.(last date was 12 August 2016 ) Please help me. I dont know anything in this regard.

    Thank you.

  35. Sir I am now 19 year old, can I give my cds exam, if no then will I be able to write on my last year of engineering now I am in 1st year. And will you please send me cds exam papers?

  36. Hello Sir I am Rohan Sisodia. I am B.COM graduate,sir can I give CDS exam for OTA. Sir can you please send me the previous year question papers of CDs OTA. Thank you

  37. sir,
    Pls give me a cds paper with answersheet and sir, this is my first time to given this exam. So, pls give me a guideline.

  38. sir please help me to solve g.s portion please provide study material and some tips for preparing GS and improving English.plz sir

  39. Radhika p. gajendragadkar

    Hello sir
    myself Radhika, I completed my graduation in law . I want to prepare for cds exam (IMA)category. and now i am 24 years old, so could you tell me that whether I am eligible or not?
    for preparation plz suggest me best book for cds.

  40. hello all i m doing my final year of engineering on electronics and communications.i m here applying for an cds exam.My biggest dream is to join in the indian air force!so if anybody helps what r the syllabus that r required for an cds examination,so it will be very helpful me to improve my career!!

  41. Sir
    Last yr o had qualified milatory exam, but I got rejected in medical (teeth prblm)
    Dis yr my treatment is goin on so k just askin u to apply or not ..
    But sir it’s my dream sir ..

  42. Sir,
    I am studying in third year of Diploma in engineering(E&etc).After that I am going for BE.How should I have to prepare for CDS to walk through IMA ?
    Can I get some preparational material for study ?

    1. Hi Rishi,
      You can get all CDS material for your preparations from this website. Download papers from above and for all sections by typing in CDS in the search box.

  43. Sir,
    I’m studying b. SC honours in economics and after completing my graduation I want to join air force… So for clearing the ssb interview what steps I should follow…?

    1. Hi Sutirtha,
      You need to clear written exam first and then you are eligible for SSB. There your presence of mind is the only MANTRA that can take you to the heights and at your dream.

  44. Sir I M a graduate of bms…. as per the given details I M allowed to apply for cds ans in that too for ota..
    Can I give ima too???

  45. Hello sir
    i have done my over all % is 58%,now i m 22 years old ,, can i fill the cds form??
    please send me pattern and some question papers.

    1. Hi Kamal,
      Yes you can give CDS exam and get all the material of CDS from this website only. In Search bar, type CDS and you will get all the material of CDS.

  46. sir i have completed my duration of btec(4 years)but i have back locks in few subjects can i give the cds exam,if yes than what i will have to do regarding the backlocks in the future

  47. Sir
    Am in the 1st year of bsc with PCM. My confusion is how can I start preparing to clear Cds? what is the best way to start preparing?

    1. Hi Ronit,
      It completely depends on you and your abilities. If you are confident enough with your preparations you can study at home. Collect best of material from web, download papers from above and practice them for exam.

      1. sir i just passed my 12th class with both subject. I want to join an Indian army. I really want ur help so that u can guide me how i joined Indian army

  48. I am apply now cds 1 exam and admit card also takke but i have ncc c certificate with B grade please tell me can i apply direct SSB INTERVIEW. ..

  49. hloo
    sir I just passed my 12th class nd I got 74 % in both subject ie med+non med. I really want to join Indian army. so i want ur help to guide me how i can join.

  50. sir,
    i m a student of 2 year and i want to do CDS so, i want to know that my graduation marks are valuable for this exam ?

  51. Hlo sir, am doing b. A. I have completed my 2nd year n now I’m in last year I.e. 5 th Sem is in progress………so can I apply for this examination .

  52. Sir i dont have 4 finger in my left leg although i can run, walk and jump and can do anything a normal person can even though i am a badminton player as well.
    Does that make any difference with my selection


  54. Shyamsundar Thakur

    Sir,I am Shyamsundar student of bsc chemistry hons.with math and I have passed 12 with PCM .Can I eligible for CDS exam?

  55. Hello Sir… I am a Civil engg. graduate(2017) and want to join the Navy in the Naval architecture stream… DO I have to clear the CDS ? But the age limit of CDS is only 22 years. I am confuse…could you pls help..thank you!

      1. pratiksha r. dandwate

        Hello sir,
        i am pratiksha i completed my graduation in BSC(computer science).now i applied for CDS exam i need privious year solved question paper urgently plz send it to me.

  56. Hello sir,
    I am in my 2 yr but in august i will be in my bba 3 yr i.e. 5th semester. So sir can i apply for cds ota exam this year. And plz send me the link of previous 5 yr solved papers.
    Thank you

  57. Sir plzz suggest how i prepare for cds 2 2018 and whats the criteria for eyesight and how can i get previous year question plz send a link

    1. Hi Nidhi,
      You can prepare for CDS from given syllabus, study material and previous papers given on this website. Also, you need to clear written exam first and then medical standards will be counted.

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