UPSC CDS II Answer Key 2018, Paper Solution 2018 (All Sets)

UPSC CDS II Answer Key 2018 will be released via MKC Website for all sets after the examination which is going to be conducted online on 18th November 2018. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducted the written examination of Common Defence Service Examination (II), 2018 on 18th November 2018 at 41 different exam centers all over the Country.

When the UPSC will release the CDS 2 2018 Answer Key officially, we will update here for candidates help so they will be able to get an idea of how many questions they have done right and wrong.

The Combined Defence Services Exam is a national level competitive exam which is conducted two times every year for graduate candidates to get into defense services – Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) & Officers’ Training Academy (OTA). Generally, CDS-I exam is conducted in the month of February & CDS-II is conducted in the month of November by UPSC.

Candidates who are going to appear in CDS II Exam 2018 examination must be eager to know about their approximate written exam score so that they can start the preparation of SSB Interview as soon as possible because after the announcement of the result time will be very limited and task will be a huge one.

Many aspirants after passing graduation or those who are appeared in the same, dream to make a career in defense services and air force, as both are considered as one of the highly reputed services and one can serve his nation.

UPSC CDS II Answer Key 2018: Candidates can go through the below-given links just after the examination for the CDS II 2018 Answer key. Candidates who are going to appear in CDS-II 2018 written exam on 18th Nov 2018 will be able to check CDS II 2018 Answer Key here after the release.

Subject wise answer key of CDS-II 2018 Exam
Download CDS-II 2018 Answer Key

Note: The official Answer Key of CDS 2 examination will be released on the official website of UPSC.

So, candidates you don’t need to worry or need not to wait until UPSC declares official answer key or cut off because it will be done after few months.

CDS-II 2018 Exam Pattern

The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

  1. a) For IMA, INA & AFA:

For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:

Subject Duration No of Questions Max. Marks
English 2 hrs. 120 100
General Knowledge 2 hrs. 120 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 hrs. 100 100
  1. b) For OTA:

For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

Subject Duration No of Questions Max. Marks
English 2 hrs. 120 100
General Knowledge 2 hrs. 120 100
CDS-1 2018 Marking Pattern

CDS Examination assigned 100 marks to each paper. There is 120 question in English and in GK paper for which 0.83 marks is provided for every right answer and 0.27 is deducted for every wrong answer. There is no marks deducted for unanswered questions. In Maths paper there are 100 questions in which 1 marks is given for every right answer and 0.33 marks is deducted for every wrong answer.

CDS-1 2018 Negative marking

This examination has got 1/3 negative marking on every wrong answer.

Subjects Negative Marking
English 0.27
GK 0.27
Mathematics 0.33

So candidates as it is briefed that there is negative marking of 1/3 so it is very important to attempt only those questions for which they are confident. If you are not confident please do not attempt because it can lower down your chances for clearing written examination.

CDS Book

Special features of CDS-II 2018 Answer key provided by Major Kalshi Classes-
  • Along with the quick release of the Answer Key on the same day as of the official exam, we will also provide videos on our Youtube channel regarding the solution of all the questions which came in the CDS II exam on Sunday.
  • Answer key provided by Major Kalshi Classes is made through extensive amount of hard work which is assimilated by our experienced and highly qualified teachers who collectively discuss pros and cons and then reach on common answer so that no second thoughts should be present after the release.
  • Any queries related to the Answer Keys can be resolved here at this platform via our website and blogs.
How to download the Answer Key?

To successfully download the answer key, follow the instructions given below:

  • Click on the link which will be given on this page to download the Answer Key
  • The answer key shall be available in pdf format.
  • The candidates should download the answer key pdf and cross-check their answers.

How to calculate marks using the Answer Key?

The marks will be calculated as per the marking scheme given below:

  • Each question will be of 01 mark.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.33 marks. So, while cross-checking, if any answer is incorrect then deduct 1/4th marks assigned to that question.
  • If more than two answers are marks, this will also be considered as incorrect even if one of them happens to be correct. Deduct 0.33 marks in such case.
  • If a question is left blank, no marks will be added or deducted in that case.

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