UPSC CDS 2 Answer Key 2016- 23rd October Exam

UPSC CDS 2 Answer Key 2016:  The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has invited the applications for the recruitment of the eligible folks in the defense forces. Successful commencement of the Combined Defence Services (CDS 2) examination was held on 23rd October/2016 all over the India. A huge number of the candidates applied and appeared for the same.

UPSC CDS 2 Answer Key

Now, the candidates started searching for UPSC CDS 2 Answer Key 2016 .The UPSC CDS 2016 Answer Key will be updated on the official portal after few days of the examination. All the candidates who appeared for this examination can download the UPSC CDS 2 Answer Key 2016 from the web portal

The UPSC CDS 2 Answer Key for 23rd October will be updated by the officials on its portal once it is released.

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Overview of the UPSC CDS 2 Exam

  • Name of the Conducting Authority: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
  • Name of the Examination: Combined Defence Services Examination 2016 (CDS)
  • Date of the Examination: 23rdOctober /2016
  • Category: Answer Key
  • Answer key Status: To be released soon
  • Official Website:

Exam Pattern and the UPSC CDS 2 Exam Review

The examination carried three subjects namely, English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Maths. All these 3 sections were of 100 marks each and the time duration was 2 hours for each paper. The candidates can also view here, the UPSC CDS 2 Exam Paper Analysis (subject-wise) for the English, General Knowledge, and the Elementary Maths.

Exam Pattern

Subjects Duration Maximum marks
English 2 hours 100
General Knowledge 2 hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 hours 100

For admission to Officers’ training academy (OTA)

Subject of CDS exam Duration Maximum marks
English 2 hours 100
General Knowledge 2 hours 100

Note: So, the UPSC CDS 2 Answer Key 23 October would be provided here once the official sources release it.

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Review and the Paper Analysis

 The Paper Analysis (subject wise) is given below:

English: [Easy-Moderate]

This section was a little difficult as the questions asked on this subject were tricky. The section also included some short passages from which difficult questions were asked. The overall the level of the paper was Easy – Moderate.

General Knowledge: [Easy-Moderate]

It included the science-based questions. The question asked in this section were of the NCERT level. The overall level of this section was moderate.

Elementary Mathematics [Moderate-Difficult]

This section included questions from the topics like Arithmetic, Trigonometry, Mensuration, and Geometry. Some questions were quite difficult to solve.

Procedure to check the UPSC CDS 2 Answer Key 2016

  • Visit the official site of the UPSC.
  • Then go to the link “UPSC CDS Exam 2 Answer key 2016”.
  • Choose the required paper code for which you want to see the answer key.
  • Download and save the answer key to your local computer.
  • Save the answer key and match the answers.

All the applicants are required to check the official website for more information and the latest updates.