CDS Analysis 2021: UPSC conducted the CDS 1 2021 Exam on 7th February 2021. The candidates appearing for the CDS 1 2021 Exam will be recruited as Officers in the Indian Army, Indian Air Force & Indian Navy. According to CDS 1 2021 Exam Pattern, there will be 2 papers for OTA (English, General Knowledge) and 3 Papers for IMA ( English, General Knowledge, and Mathematics) and these will be conducted in 3 different shifts. In this CDS 1 2021 Exam analysis, we will discuss each paper in detail, the good attempts, all the kinds of questions asked from various topics, the difficulty level of the questions, the expected cutoffs, etc.
CDS Shifts and Exam Timings
Name of the Paper
English (Shift 1)
9 AM - 11 AM
General Knowledge (Shift 2)
12 PM - 2 PM
Mathematics (Shift 3)
3 PM - 5 PM
This exam analysis of the CDS 1 2021 Exam will be useful for all the candidates who appeared for this exam and all the future aspirants who are planning to take the next CDS Exam. This exam analysis will provide an informative insight into the exam which the candidates can use to introspect their performance in the CDS 1 2021 Exam.
The English paper is now over. We will be covering the complete exam analysis of all three papers of the CDS 1 2021 Exam.
The complete analysis of the CDS 1 2021 Exam will assist all the aspiring candidates in knowing the various kinds of questions posed in all three papers so that they can have a better preparation strategy for the CDS 2 2021 Exam. The Candidates can also become more acquainted with the CDS 1 2021 exam, expected cut off here.
We are sharing the detailed analysis of the CDS 1 2021 Exam's English, GK and mathematics Paper. In this analysis of the CDS 1 2021 Exam, we will cover the complete detail of the number of questions asked. We will also provide the CDS question papers PDF, the difficulty level of the different topics that are asked in the examination.
CDS 1 2021 Exam Analysis: Difficulty Level
|Moderate - Difficult|
|Easy - Moderate|
CDS 1 2021 Analysis 2021: Good Attempts
|85 - 90|
|78 - 83|
CDS 2021 Subject Wise Exam Analysis:
CDS 1 2021 Exam Analysis English Paper
The English paper of the CDS 1 2021 Exam was conducted from 9 AM - 11 AM and comprised 120 questions for 100 marks.
|Idioms & Phrases||10|
|Ordering of words in a sentence||10|
|Ordering of Sentences||10|
|Fill in the Blanks||10|
|Parts of Speech||10|
|Completion of Sentence||10|
|Preposition & Determiners||10|
CDS 1 2021 Exam Analysis GK Paper
The GK paper of the CDS 1 2021 Exam was conducted from 12 PM - 2 PM and also comprised 120 questions for 100 marks.
Here below is the section-wise division of the GK paper.
Name of Sub-Section
No. of questions asked
CDS 1 2021 Exam Analysis Maths Paper
Candidates who aspire to join OTA, need not attempt this paper. The Mathematics paper of the CDS 1 2021 Exam was conducted from 3 PM - 5 PM and comprised 100 questions for 100 marks.
Below is the topic-wise split of questions asked in the Mathematics paper from various topics.
Name of the Topic
No. of questions asked
|Time & Distance||2|
|Profit & Loss||2|
|Sequence & Series||1|
|LCM & HCF||2|
|Time & Work||2|
CDS 2021 Expected Cut Off
The Expected Cut-off marks for the CDS 1 2021 Exam are in the table below.
In view of the previous year cut off and the detailed exam analysis of the CDS 1 2021 Exam, we are giving you the anticipated cut off, of the CDS 1 2021 Exam:
|115 - 125||121|
|105 - 115||110|
|125 - 135||130|
OTA (Men & Women)
|85 - 95||90|
CDS Previous Year Cut-Offs for Written Exam
CDS (2) 2019
CDS (1) 2019
CDS (2) 2018
CDS (1) 2018
CDS (2) 2017
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