The Combined Defense Services (CDS) exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission to recruit candidates to serve in various defense categories of India. Through this exam, candidates seek admissions to Indian Military Academy (IMA), Air Force Academy (AFA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), and Officers Training Academy (OTA).
The CDS exam is conducted twice every year. Aspirants seeking admissions to IMA, AFA, and INA need to appear for all three sections - English, Elementary Maths, and General Knowledge. Whereas for OTA only two sections need to be attempted i.e. General Knowledge and English. The maximum marks of the written exam for admission to INA, IMA, and AFA is 300 marks and for OTA, it is 200 marks.
● CDS (1) 2021 exam analysis for Mathematics, English, and Elementary Maths; will be conducted at various cities after February 7 (soon after the exam gets over).
● Last year, the overall difficulty level of CDS 1 remained moderate to difficult.
● The Maths section was difficult, while General Knowledge and English sections were easy to moderate.
● For CDS (2) the overall difficulty level remained moderate.
● The Maths section was moderate, the English section was easy and the General Knowledge section was tough.
CDS 2021 Exam: Last Year Exam Analysis
Soon after the CDS 2021 exam will be conducted, the exam analysis will be out. Till then candidates can refer to the previous year exam analysis given below and stay a step ahead.
CDS (1) 2020 Exam Analysis
CDS (1) 2020 was conducted in February. The overall difficulty level for all three sections is as tabulated below:
CDS (1) Exam Analysis 2020 for General Knowledge
Detailed analysis of different topics asked in the General Knowledge section is as follows:
CDS (1) Exam Analysis 2020 for Elementary Maths
CDS (1) Maths exam paper 2020 contained questions from topics like trigonometry, algebra, number system, geometry, etc. Detailed analysis of all topics asked is given below:
CDS (1) Exam Analysis 2020 for English
The English Section contained questions to assess a candidate’s understanding of the English Language. The table below contains details of the number of questions asked from various topics.
Expected CDS (2) 2021 Exam Analysis
Soon after the CDS 2 exam 2021, the exam analysis will be out similarly. Till then candidates can refer to the 2020 exam analysis given below.
CDS (2) 2020 Exam Analysis
The exam was conducted in November instead of September due to the spread of COVID-19. The overall difficulty level for all the three sections is as mentioned under:
CDS (2) Exam Analysis 2020 for General Knowledge
The General Knowledge section in CDS 2 exam 2020 contained questions related to history, economy, geography, biology, physics, etc. Detailed analysis for all the topics asked in the General Knowledge section is mentioned below:
CDS (2) Exam Analysis 2020 for Elementary Maths
CDS (2) Maths exam paper 2020 contained 100 questions carrying 100 marks. The difficulty level for this section was moderate. Questions were asked from topics like profit & loss, mensuration, algebra, number system, ratio & proportion, etc. Detailed analysis of all topics asked is given below:
Through the above-mentioned CDS exam analysis; students can get an idea of the difficulty level of the topics asked in each section, the number of questions asked from each topic as well the weightage of the topic. They can then plan their studies for all three sections depending on the importance of the topics asked. Please like and share if your blogs are useful.