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Combined Defence Services Examination 2020

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CDS 2020 Answer Key: Download and Challenge Answer Key

Updated On - July 06 2020 by Latika Kalra

CDS 2020 Answer Key will be released by the official conducting body(UPSC) after the written exam is conducted. The answer key will be available in May 2020 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 2020 Answer Key Important Date

UPSC CDS(1) 2020Important Date
Date of CDS written examination02 February 2020
Availibilty of English Answer KeyMay 2020
Availibilty of General Knowledge Answer KeyMay 2020
Availibilty of Mathematics Answer KeyMay 2020

How to Calculate Marks Using the 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 2020 Answer Key?

Candidates can check the below-given steps to download the official CDS 2020 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 2020 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 the Question Paper?

  • Candidates can challenge the Question Papers through an online portal called as Online Question Representation Portal (QPRep).
  • To challenge each exam, commissions has 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 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 marks the significance of the answer key mentioned below-

  • The Answer key is released by UPSC before the declaration of 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 2020 is released subject-wise for the convineance of the candidates. 

CDS 2020 Result 

Union Public Service Commission releases the CDS 2020 Results in the online mode. The Result will be declared in May 2020 and candidates can check the same at the official website. 

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