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CDS Exam 2016: Analysis of GK with tips

Jan 29, 2016 12:36 IST

    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

    AGRO

    5

    4



    •    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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