The UPSC CDS 2017 examination was conducted on February 5. Reportedly, lakhs of candidates sat for the Combined Defence Services (CDS 1) examination that was held across 41 cities in the country. CDS 1 exam 2017 was notified on 9th November 2016.
Around 460 vacancies are to be filled through this examination including in Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training academy. The exam was held in written mode.
The answer keys for CDS 1 2017 exam have already been released by some coaching centres. The official answer keys will be out in a week or two. Even though the answer keys outed by these coaching institutions aren’t official, the accuracy level is great. Candidates can use these answer keys to tally their answers and get a rough idea about their performance and the marks they can expect.
Some of the coaching institutions release the CDS answer key 2017 are: Cavalier academy, Resonance, Paramount, Baalnoi academy among others. Candidates may find the answer keys at these institutions’ official websites.
CDS answer key 2017 for English, General Knowledge or Mathematics will be available to download officially from www.upsc.gov.in.
The result of the examination will expectedly be announced by April end or May. In 2016, the CDS 1 was held on February 14 and the results of that exam were announced on May 3rd.
UPSC will prepare a list of qualified candidates on the basis of their performance in the written exam. The candidates are required to obtain minimum qualifying marks set by UPSC in order to proceed to the next round of selection. The candidates who qualify the written test, will be called for the intelligence and personality test at SSB headquarters.