# CDS Trend Analysis – Topic & Subject Wise Weightage, Last 5 Year

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

In this post, we have provided a detailed CDS Trend Analysis for the last 5 years. 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.

In this article, we will do a complete trend analysis of the CDS subject wise weightage. This analysis will help you to prepare better for the upcoming exam.

## CDS Trend Analysis – Exam Pattern

Here we have provided the complete CDS Trends Analysis and exam pattern. There are three papers for IMA, AFA and INA, on the other side there are only two papers for OTA in the CDS Exam.

1. Exam Pattern for IMA, AFA and INA is as follows:

 Section No. of Questions Marks English 120 100 General Knowledge 120 100 Elementary Mathematics 100 100 Total Marks 300

2. There is no Paper of Mathematics is conducted for OTA. The CDS Exam Pattern for OTA is as follows:

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

## CDS Topic Wise Weightage for Mathematics Paper

The CDS subject wise weightage for the 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

## CDS Topic Wise Weightage for English Paper

The CDS subject wise weightage for the 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 —

## CDS Topic Wise Weightage for G.S. Paper

The CDS subject wise weightage for the 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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