# CDS Exam Last 5 Year Trend Analysis: Check here CDS Examination Previous Year Exam Trend Analysis!

By Dhruv Kumar|Updated : July 15th, 2021

CDS Exam Last 5 Year Trend Analysis: Combined Defence Service (CDS) examination is conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) twice a year for the Grade- A Gazetted post in Indian Air Force, Indian Army and Indian Navy. The CDS exam is considered one of the toughest written exams in the country followed by SSB interviews and medical interviews.

The Combined Defence Service (CDS) examination is conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) twice a year for the Grade- A Gazetted post in Indian Air Force, Indian Army and Indian Navy. The CDS exam is considered one of the toughest written exams in the country followed by the SSB interviews and medical interviews.

In this article, we will do the complete trend analysis of the CDS exam of the last 5 years. This analysis will help you to prepare better for the upcoming CDS exam.

## CDS Written Exam Pattern

There are three papers for IMA, AFA and INA on the other side there are only two papers for OTA.

### 1. For IMA, AFA and INA:

 Section No. of Questions Marks 1. English 120 100 2. General Knowledge 120 100 3. Elementary Mathematics 100 100 Total Marks= 300

### 2. No Paper of Mathematics is conducted for OTA:

 Section No. of Questions Marks 1. English 120 100 2. General Knowledge 120 100 Total Marks= 200

## Topic Wise Weightage & CDS Marks Distribution for Mathematics Paper

The subject wise weightage for the CDS examination Mathematics paper is given in the following table:

 Year Statistics Mensuration Algebra Trigonometry Number System Geometry Arithmetic CDS 2 2020 10 23 11 11 18 13 14 CDS 1 2020 11 17 9 13 26 10 14 CDS 2 2019 11 24 20 5 17 13 10 CDS 1 2019 10 11 12 10 17 20 20 CDS 2 2018 5 16 21 12 13 15 18 CDS 1 2018 3 16 12 10 12 20 25 CDS 2 2017 12 14 13 11 10 20 20 CDS 1 2017 7 14 17 17 14 11 20 CDS 2 2016 8 20 15 18 17 5 17 Average 10 17 15 11 16 13 18

## Topic Wise Weightage & CDS Marks Distribution for English Paper

The subject wise weightage for the CDS examination English paper is given in the following table:

 Year Ordering of Sentence Error Spotting and Sentence Improvement Reading Comprehension Cloze Comprehension One word substitution Antonym and Synonym Reported Speech Parts of Speech Parts of Speech Other Topics CDS 2 2020 10 10 10 20 -- 20 -- 10 10 30 CDS 1 2020 10 10 10 -- -- 20 10 10 -- 50 CDS 2 2019 13 15 17 19 -- 20 -- 10 10 16 CDS 1 2019 10 20 20 15 -- 20 -- 10 10 15 CDS 2 2018 20 10 18 15 -- 21 6 -- 10 20 CDS 1 2018 10 20 20 15 -- 20 -- -- -- 35 CDS 2 2017 20 25 21 10 6 8 -- -- -- 30 CDS 1 2017 20 46 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- 32 CDS 2 2016 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Average 14 20 18 12 6 18-20 8-10 10 10 --

## Topic Wise Weightage & CDS Marks Distribution for G.S. Paper

The subject wise weightage for the CDS examination General Studies paper is given in the following table:-

 Year Polity History Geography & Environment Economics Current Affairs Science CDS 2 2020 17 20 21 9 23 30 CDS 1 2020 17 17 11 8 22 25 CDS 2 2019 15 16 13 6 21 29 CDS 1 2019 10 18 21 11 26 34 CDS 2 2018 15 23 19 10 -- -- CDS 1 2018 10 21 19 5 -- -- CDS 2 2017 22 19 20 5 -- -- CDS 1 2017 -- -- -- -- -- -- CDS 2 2016 -- -- -- -- -- -- Average 15 20 18 8 23 30

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