CDS 2 Exam 2016 Answer Key held on 23rd Oct – UPSC CDS Analysis

The Union Public Service Commission has conducted the Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2016 at different venues located at 41 Centres throughout the country on 23.10.2016 (Sunday). The CDS Exam is conducted in twice a year.  Earlier the CDS I exam was conducted on February 14,  2016. For he CDS II examination lakhs of candidates have downloaded their e admit cads from the official site of UPSC i.e and appeared at their preallotted examination centres.  The exam was conducted set wise (set A, set B, set C and set D).

As now the exam is over all the candidates wants to evaluate their marks so they are seeking for the official answer keys.  For these awaiting candidates he UPSC has announced to upload the official CDS II Answer keys in a week on their main site.  Till then the candidates can check the unofficial Answer keys released by Cavalier Academy to match their answers. Candidates can download the UPSC CDS II 2016 Answer Keys from the main site of cavalier academy.

UPSC CDS II Exam 2016 Answer Key

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC; Hindi: संघ लोक सेवा आयोग) consists of a chairman and ten members. The terms and conditions of service of chairman and members of the Commission are governed by the Union Public Service Commission (Members) Regulations, 1969. The Chairman and other members of the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) are appointed by the President of India.  The UPSC is India’s central agency which is authorised to conduct the Civil Services Examination, Indian Forest Service examination, Engineering Services Examination, Combined Defence Services Examination, National Defence Academy Examination, Naval Academy Examination, Combined Medical Services Examination, Special Class Railway Apprentice, Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination, Combined Geoscientist and Geologist Examination, and Central Armed Police Forces(Assistant Commandant) Examination.

Recently UPSC has conducted the Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS).  This examination is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June, and the examinations are conducted in February and November respectively. Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

Details of CDS II

Name of Exam  :  Combined Defence Services”Examination (CDS)

Exam Conducting Authority  :  Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Official Website  :

Date of Exam  :  23/10/2016

Category  :  Answer key

Status  :  available shortly in the official site of UPSC

Date of Result  :  December 2016

Scheme of Examination

For admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy

Subject Maximum Marks Duration
English 2 Hours 100 Marks
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100 Marks
Elementary Mathematics 2 Hours 100 Marks

For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100 Marks
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100 Marks


Interview/ Personality Test : The candidates who are selected in written test are called for interview. The SSB procedure consists of two stage selection process-Stage I and Stage II. Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for Stage II.
a. Stage I comprises of Officers Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception Description Test (P&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on combination of performance in QIR Test and PP and DT.
b. Stage II comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officers Tasks, Psychology Tests and the conference. These testes are conducted over 4 days .
The personality of candidate is assessed by three different assessors viz. the interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO) and the Psychologist. There are no seperate weightage for each test. The marks are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in all the test.

Document Verification : Document Verification will be conducted only after the candidate has qualified for Interview/Personality Test.

Medical Examination : A Candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Women candidates will undergo Medical Examination by a Medical Board comprising male/ female doctors/ specialists/ Gynaecologist. There will be a Lady Medical Officer as member of Board. Only those candidates will be admitted to the Academy who are declared fit by the Medical Board

Objection regarding Answer key  :

Firstly  the commission will publish provisional answer key which is expected to be released within a week and the authorities will ask for objections against it. Candidates need to check the answer key very carefully. If there is any wrong answer key, candidates need to submit objections against it within three days through email only along with a valid documentary proof of right answer key while submitting an objection.

How to Download UPSC CDS II Examination Answer Key

  • First of all, visit the official website of Commission  i.e. .
  • Then search the suitable link for Common Defence Services CDS II answer key 2016 in the news section.
  • Select the tentative answer key.
  • Then, download the answer key in pdf file format.
  • Crosscheck your answers.

UPSC CDS II Answer Key 2016 English

UPSC CDS II Answer Key 2016 Maths

UPSC CDS II Answer Key 2016 General Knowledge


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