UPSC CDS Exam Pattern 2021

UPSC CDS Exam Pattern 2021– UPSC has released the exam pattern of UPSC CDS 2021.  Students preparing for the exam should be aware of UPSC CDS 2021 exam pattern. UPSC CDS exam pattern 2021 contains the details of marking scheme, examination mode, test duration, number of question asked and more. The questions asked in CDS 2021 exam will be from GK, Maths & English of Matric/ Class 10th Level.
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UPSC will conduct the CDS 1 2021 on February 7. Also, Combined Defence Services Exam (2) 2021 in pen and paper mode on November 11, 2021 for graduates to get admission in to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officer’s Training Academy. Here, we have compiled the detailed UPSC CDS 2021 Exam Pattern.

UPSC CDS Exam Pattern 2021 Highlights

Exam Mode Offline or pen and paper mode
Total Number of Questions 300
Number of questions in OTA 200
Maximum Marks 300 (for Indian Military, Navy and Air Force) and 200 (for OTA)
Test Duration 2 hours or 120 minutes for each paper
Paper Medium Hindi or English
Negative marking 1/3rd marks

CDS Exam Pattern 2021- Important Points

  • CDS 2021 Paper in all subject will comprise of Objective Type Questions
  • Question papers of CDS of General Knowledge & Elementary Mathematics will be bilingual, to be set in English and Hindi, both.
  • There will be negative marking for each incorrect answer. One third (0.33) will be deducted as penalty.
  • Only Black Ball Point pen is allowed to write the exam.
  • Paper of Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation Level
  • For both writing and marking answers in the OMR sheet (Answer Sheet), candidates must use black ball pen only
  • No mark will be given or deducted if a question is left blank.

UOSC CDS 2021 Exam Pattern for IMA, INA, Air Force Academy-

Subjects Duration Maximum Marks
English 02 hours 100 Marks
General Knowledge 02 hours 100 Marks
Elementary Mathematics 02 hours 100 Marks

CDS Exam Pattern 2021 for Officer’s Training Academy-

Subjects Duration Maximum Marks
English 02 hours 100 Marks
General Knowledge 02 hours 100 Marks

CDS Marking Scheme 2021

CDS Paper English GK Mathematics
Maximum Marks 100 100 100
Marks for each right answer +1 marks +1 marks +1 marks
Negative marking for each wrong answer -0.33 marks -0.33 marks -0.33 marks
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CDS Marking Scheme 2021 for OTA

CDS Paper English GK
Maximum Marks 100 100
Marks for each right answer +1 marks +1 marks
Negative marking for each wrong answer -0.33 marks -0.33 marks

UPSC CDS 2021 Exam Centres

Agartala Chennai Imphal Lucknow
Ahmedabad Cuttack Itanagar Madhurai
Aizawl Dehradun Jaipur Mumbai
Allahabad Delhi Jammu Nagpur
Bengaluru Dharwad Jorhat Panaji (Goa)
Bareilly Dispur Kochi Patna
Bhopal Gangtok Kohima Port Blair
Chandigarh Hyderabad Kolkata Raipur
Ranchi Sambalpur Shillong Shimla
Srinagar Tirupati Udaipur Visakhapatnam
Thiruvananthapuram

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