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.

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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.

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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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