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CDS Exam 2016: Analysis of GK with tips

We will provide you detailed analysis and tips on ‘How to prepare general knowledge for the CDS Exam’ which will help you to crack this Exam.

Jan 29, 2016 12:36 IST
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Analysis of General Knowledge for the preparation of CDS Exam

General Knowledge section is equally important as it contains 100 marks which will be objective in nature. The total number of questions asked is 120, which also include negative marking. Analysis of CDS General Knowledge paper is given below

CDS Exam 2012 to CDS Exam I 2013

TOPIC

2012(I)

2012(II)

2013(I)

SCIENCE

26

19

28

HISTORY &CULTURE

19

22

18

GEOGRAPHY

15

24

15

ECONOMY

12

5

14

POLITY

11

20

24

MISC. G.K

7

6

14

IR

6

6

10

E&B

11

7

7

DEFENSE

8

7

0

AGRO

5

4

0



•    The Majority of the paper consists of questions from the topics like static/theory topics only. Current events are expected from economics & polity.

CDS Exam 2014

•    The GK paper consisted of questions from all spheres like science, economy, Current affairs etc.

•    Ample of questions were asked from polity and economics.

CDS Exam 2015

TOPIC

QUESTION

LEVEL

HISTORY

19

DIFFICULT

SCIENCE

27

EASY

GEOGRAPHY

22

MODERATE

ECOLOGY

06

MODERATE

POLITY

20

EASY TO MODERATE

MISC/ARMED FORCES

15

MODERATE

ECONOMY

11

MODERATE


•Science based questions came from NCERT.

•Art & Culture questions comprise of history 18th century.

•The Level of difficulty was moderate.

Detail about the topics & Books required

•History& culture can be studied from NCERT books. This will give you the depth knowledge. For this section, further topics can be sub divide.

1.Ancient: It includes the topics like Harappa, Maurya Empire, Gupta Dynasty   etc. which can be covered with Mock test papers and your school NCERT.

2.Medieval:   it includes the topics like King, wars; dynasty etc. if you are running out of time then aspirants can skip this topic.

3.Modern History:  it can be covered from MCQ or spectrum publication’s brief history of modern India.

4.Culture:  related topics are painting, literature, dance, music etc which can be covered with NIOS study material.

•Science:  Basic principles and theory questions are asked from the subjects like physics, chemistry, biology which can be prepared from NCERT study material. You just need to clear the concepts and should have the basic knowledge of the applications or chemical formulae.

•Geography:  further divided into sub-topics

1.Physical Geography:  It includes universe, World physical, earth, atmosphere, weather, climate etc.

2.Indian Geography:  topics related to India; industry, Physical, drainage etc.

•Environment & Biodiversity:  Majority of the questions is asked from static/ theory and some question will be asked from current summit related to Environment etc.

•Polity:  Indian polity by M. Laxmikanth is suggested to be studied for this section. Chapters can be studied in a sequence for the better understanding of the topics like President, Vice President, Governor, Emergency Provisions, and then cover chapters on P.M,C.M, state council of Ministers, Parliamentary  system, state legislative assembly, supreme court and high court. Budget topics, financial commission, fundamental rights topics can be studied further.

•Economy:  Simple basic can be cleared from 11th & 12th NCERT books.

•International Relations:  Summit, disputes, International organization like UN, UNESCO, WTO, ASEAN, and NATO etc can be prepared.

•Defense:  Questions can be prepared on the topics like missiles, DRDO technology, joint-military exercises.

•Misc G.K: It involves sports, awards, book-authors, news etc.

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