CDS - Answer Key

Combined Defence Services Examination

Exam Date: 16 Apr 2023

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Exam Date: 16 Apr 2023

CDS 2023 Answer Key: Download and Challenge Model Answer Key

Updated On - March 09 2023 by Divyansh K

CDS 2023 Answer Key will be released by the  UPSC after the written exam is conducted. The answer key will be available separately for each slot for the subjects English, General Knowledge and Mathematics. The authority will also release separate Answer Keys for all sets i.e. A, B, C, D of each paper. Candidates can get more about the Answer Key in the article below.

CDS 2023 Answer Key Important Dates

The candidates can check below in the table CDS 2023 Answer Key dates:

CDS 2023 Answer Key Schedule(tentative)
EventsImportant Date
Date of CDS written examination07 February 2023
Availibilty of English Answer KeyMay 2023
Availibilty of General Knowledge Answer KeyMay 2023
Availibilty of Mathematics Answer KeyMay 2023

How to Calculate Marks Using CDS 2023 Answer Key?

Candidates can compare their answers paper-wise using the marking scheme given below-

Paper + Marks for correct Answer - Marks for wrong Answer 
General Knowledge5/65/18

Candidates can use this Marks Calculator and get the predicted score.

How to Download the official CDS 2023 Answer Key?

Candidates can check the below-given steps to download the official CDS 2023 Answer Key:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of UPSC  i.e.
  • Step 2: On the panel click on Examination Tab and then click on Answer Keys tab on the drop-down menu.
  • Step 3: A page will open which has answer keys for various exams conducted by UPSC. Applicants have to find UPSC CDS Answer Key and download it.
  • Step 4: The Answer key for all the 3 subjects will be provided separately and click on the link to download the Answer Key PDF.
Step 5: The Answer key pdf will be displayed. Download and Save the details for calculating marks.

How to Challenge CDS 2023 Question Paper?

  • Candidates can challenge the Question Papers through an online portal called as Online Question Representation Portal (QPRep).
  • To challenge each exam, commissions have fixed a time-frame of 7 days.
  • To raise objections, candidates have to enter details like Roll number, Date of Birth and Image.

Importance Of CDS 2023 Answer Key

The Answer Key is an important event through which candidates can calculate scores and predict their chances of getting selected. There are certain points that mark the significance of the answer key mentioned below-

  • The Answer key is released by UPSC before the declaration of the final result. 
  • With the help of answers, candidates can get the predicted marks before the actual result in advance.
  • The official website is released by the official authority hence it is an authentic source.
  • The UPSC Answer Key 2023 is released subject-wise for the convenience of the candidates. 

CDS 2023 Result 

Union Public Service Commission releases the CDS 2023 Results in the online mode. The Result will be declared in March and candidates can check the same at the official website. 

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