CDS Exam Analysis 2019
Supriya Kumari, 08 Sep 2019, #CDS

CDS Exam Analysis 2019 - Candidates who have appeared in exam can check the CDS Exam 2019 Analysis. CDS II exam conducted on September 8, 2019 was of moderate nature. The exam analysis of CDS provides the details about the questions asked in the exam, overall as well as sectional difficulty, topic-wise distribution of marks, expected cut off. The written exam of CDS was conducted on September 8, 2019 in offline mode. This exam was held at various cities across the country in three different shifts paper-wise. Candidates appearing for admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Indian Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy can check CDS 2 exam analysis 2019 here.

As per CDS exam analysis, the questions asked in CDS 2019 written exam were of moderate level. The questions asked from English section were set on standard level. The questions of Elementary Mathematics were tricky as per the candidates who have appeared for the exam, whereas the questions of General Knowledge were twisted. Each paper was conducted for 2 hours carrying 100 marks. Read this article to check analysis of CDS exam 2019 in detailed way.

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After calculating marks candidates can check CDS Cut off 2019


CDS Exam Analysis 2019 - Overall difficulty

CDS II written exam was conducted for three papers - English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. The appearing candidates who have appeared for the exam can check the overall difficulty level of CDS written exam. The list provided below describes the overall difficulty level of CDS exam.

S.no

Subject

Level of Difficulty

1.

Elementary Mathematics

Moderate

2.

English

Moderate to Easy

3.

General Knowledge

Moderate

Total

Moderate

CDS Exam Analysis 2019 - Sectional Difficulty

For the candidates appearing for CDS written exam 2019, it is very important to know the sectional difficulty of the different papers in order to know the overall analysis. The sectional CDS exam analysis on the basis of questions asked in the examination for all three papers is explained below.

CDS Exam Analysis 2019 for Elementary Mathematics

The Elementary Mathematics paper was conducted for 100 marks. The questions were asked from arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, mensuration etc. The topic wise CDS exam analysis below with the maximum number of questions are explained below.

CDS Exam Trend Analysis - Elementary Mathematics

Topics

Level of difficulty

Number of Questions

Number system

Easy

20

Geometry

Moderate to difficult

20

Mensuration

Moderate to difficult

14

Trigonometry

Moderate to difficult

14

Algebra

Moderate to difficult

7

Time speed and Distance

Easy

6

Simple Interest/Compound interest

Easy

5

Time and Work

Moderate

3

Clock

Easy

2

Percentage

Easy

2

Mixture

Moderate

1

Profit/Loss

Moderate

1

Set Theory

Moderate to difficult

1

Mean-Median-Mode (Frequency Distribution Table)

Easy

4

CDS Exam Analysis 2019 for English

The English section of CDS was conducted for 2 hours carrying 100 marks. The question paper was designed to test the candidates’ understanding of standard English and use of words. The questions were asked from reading comprehension, spotting errors, fill in the blanks etc. Check topic wise distribution of English section questions below.

CDS Exam Trend Analysis - English

Topics

Level of difficulty

Number of Questions

Reading Comprehension

Moderate

20

Spotting Error

Easy

20

Idioms and phrases

Easy

15

Cloze Comprehension

Easy

15

Ordering of Sentences

Moderate

10

Synonyms

Moderate

10

Antonyms

Easy

10

Fill in the Blanks

Easy

10

CDS Exam Analysis 2019 for General Knowledge

The General knowledge section was conducted to test the knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation, History, Geography of India and experience in their scientific aspects etc. This paper was conducted for 100 marks carrying 120 questions. Candidates can check the section-wise distribution of General knowledge paper analysis below.

CDS Exam Trend Analysis - General Knowledge

Topics

Level of difficulty

Number of Questions

History

Moderate to difficult

18

Current Affairs

Easy

26

Polity

Moderate

13

Geography

Moderate

17

Chemistry

Moderate to difficult

10

Biology

Moderate

9

Physics

Moderate

8

Economy

Easy

14

Static/Misc.

Easy

05


CDS Cut off 2019

The cutoff of CDS exam will be released by UPSC. Candidates will have to score equal or above to cut off released by UPSC to be eligible to appear for SSB Interview. The cut off for written test for IMA, INA and IFA will be calculated out of the total score of 300. The cut off score for OTA (Men & Women) will be calculated out of 200. Candidates can check the previous year CDS cutoff for written exam below.

CDS cut off 2017 (Written Exam)

Academy

CDS 1

CDS 2

Aggregate marks of last qualified candidates*

IMA

125

120

INA

118

111

AFA

144

135

OTA (Men)

82

86

OTA (Women)

82

86

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