CDS 2 Exam Analysis 2022 (4 September): English, GK, Maths Paper Review, Attempts, Expected Cut Off

By Vivek Chauhan|Updated : September 4th, 2022

CDS 2 Exam Analysis (04 September): CDS 2 Exam 2022 was conducted to recruit officers in Indian Armed Forces. All the aspirants who appeared in the exam wanted to know the CDS exam analysis 2022, so they could get the number of questions asked from English, General Knowledge, and Maths in the exam. 

We have conducted the CDS 2 exam analysis 2022 for OTA, IMA, INA and AFA. This CDS paper analysis 2022 includes the good attempts, exam level, and expected cutoff. Our defence experts have done this exam analysis. You can check the CDS 2022 paper analysis for English, General Knowledge, and Mathematics here.


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CDS Exam Analysis Today

CDS exam analysis 2022 is crucial not only for all the aspirants who appeared in the CDS 2 Exam but also for all the Defence aspirants who will appear in the exam in the future. Aspirants can check UPSC CDS paper analysis 2022 for the exam conducted on 04 September 2022 by BYJU'S Exam Prep experts.

CDS Exam Shift Timings

CDS exam is conducted in 3 shifts or 3 papers, out of which English (Shift 1) & General Knowledge (Shift 2) is mandatory for all the aspirants and Mathematics (Shift 3) is only for all the aspirants who are appearing for IMA, AFA and INA. Below are the CDS shifts and exam timings for the exam conducted on 4th Sep 2022.

Name of the Paper

Shift Timing

English (Shift 1) 

9 AM - 11 AM

General Knowledge (Shift 2)

12 PM - 2 PM

Mathematics (Shift 3)

3 PM - 5 PM

CDS 2 2022 Exam Analysis Highlights

Below are the major highlights of the exam conducted on 4 September 2022. These highlights give you the complete summary of the CDS exam analysis 2022. All the aspirants can check the CDS 2 2022 exam analysis highlights.

  • Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted the exam on 04th September 2022. 
  • The exam was conducted in 3 phases, or we can say for 3 subjects, i.e. English, General Knowledge, and Mathematics.
  • Overall, the difficulty level of the exam was moderate.

CDS English Paper Analysis 4 September 2022

CDS English paper was conducted in shift 1 from 9 AM to 11 AM. Here we are providing you with the CDS English paper analysis 2022 and the section-wise English questions. Check CDS English exam analysis 4 September 2022.

Topic Number of Questions  
Reading Comprehension15
Sentence Completion10
Ordering of Words10
Cloze Composition10
Preposition and Determiners10
Ordering of Sentences10
Word Meaning10
Fill in the Blanks10
Usage of Paired Words10
Spotting Errors10
Parts of Speech10


CDS GS Paper Analysis 2022

CDS GS paper was conducted in shift 2 from 12 PM to 2 PM. Here we are providing you with the CDS GS paper analysis and the section-wise GK questions. This analysis includes several history questions, geography questions, polity questions, science questions, and current affairs questions. Check the CDS GK exam analysis 4 September 2022 here.

Name of Subsection Number of Questions Asked
Static GK1


CDS Maths Paper Analysis 2022

CDS Maths paper was conducted in shift 3 from 3 PM to 5 PM. Here we are providing you with the CDS Maths paper analysis along with the questions asked in each section of Maths questions.

Topic Number of Questions Asked
Algebraic Identities4
Area and Perimeter(2D)9
clock and time1
Data Interpretation1
HCF and LCM5
Height & Distance2
Linear Equations4
Logarithm and Exponential2
Polynomials and Inequations5
Powers and Roots1
Properties of Number System3
Quadrilaterals and Polygon5
Ratio and Proportion2
Sequence and Series1
SI and CI1
Time and Distance4
Volume and Surface Area(3D)11
Work and Time3

CDS 2 Paper Analysis 2022: YouTube Session

We are conducting CDS YouTube Live Analysis on our YouTube Channel. Our expert faculties will conduct the CDS 2 exam analysis 2022. YouTube analysis will be conducted live on the 4th of September. Click on the link below to watch CDS exam analysis 2022.

CDS 2 Exam Analysis 2022: Difficulty Level

After a detailed CDS exam analysis by our defence experts, we provide you with the difficulty level of today's exam. This difficulty level may vary from aspirant to aspirant and has been calculated per an average aspirant's approach.


Difficulty Level



General Knowledge




CDS Exam Analysis Today: Good Attempts

The CDS good attempts for English, General Knowledge and Mathematics are given below. You can check out the good attempts for today's exam in the table below. These good attempts may vary according to your accuracy level. 


Good Attempts



General Knowledge




CDS Paper Analysis 2022: Expected Cutoff Marks

You can check the CDS expected cutoff marks from the table below. Our expert faculties and defence exam experts have prepared this cutoff by conducting the CDS 2 paper analysis 2022. This is not an official cutoff, and we will update the official cutoff once the UPSC officially declares it. Check below the expected cutoff marks for IMA, AFA, INA and OTA.









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CDS 2 2022 Questions Asked

Here in CDS exam analysis 2022, we provide you with the questions asked in the exam conducted on 4th September 2022. You can download the questions paper pdf from the links below.


Questions Asked Set A 

Questions Asked Set B

Questions Asked Set C

Questions Asked Set D


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We have provided you with the CDS exam analysis of 4 September 2022 and the CDS paper analysis for Maths, English and General Awareness. You can go through the previous year's CDS Previous Cut Off and CDS Selection Process. Moreover, you can also enrol in our CDS Online Classroom Program, which will boost your chances of getting recommended in the SSB interview.

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  • Yes, the CDS 2 Exam Analysis 4 September 2022 has been released. The UPSC CDS exam analysis covers good attempts, difficulty level, expected cut-off, and YouTube exam analysis.

  • The difficulty level of questions as per CDS English Exam Analysis 2022 was moderate. There were 120 questions asked in the CDS English section. We have provided the topic-wise bifurcation of CDS English questions above.

  • You can check the UPSC CDS GK analysis above. Our defence experts have covered this UPSC CDS GK analysis. The UPSC CDS GK analysis covers topic-wise questions asked from topics such as history, Polity, Geography, Current Affairs etc.

  • The CDS Paper Analysis 4 September 2022 will be conducted in 3 shifts, these includes

    • CDS Paper Analysis for English
    • CDS Paper Analysis for General Knowledge
    • CDS Paper Analysis for Mathematics
  • The difficulty level of the Maths paper as per the CDS Exam Review was Moderate. CDS Maths exam is only for the aspirant appearing for IMA, AFA, and INA. In CDS Maths, each question carries equal weightage. There were 100 questions asked in CDS Maths that was for 100 marks.

  • As per the CDS 2 2022 Exam Analysis, the expected cut-off marks for different posts are

    • CDS expected cut-off for AFA -
    • CDS expected cut-off for IMA -
    • CDS expected cut-off for INA -
    • CDS expected cut-off for OTA -

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