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CDS (II) 2017 Exam: GK Question Paper Analysis & Solution

Dec 13, 2017 19:50 IST
    CDS (II) 2017 Exam: GK Question Paper Analysis & Solution
    CDS (II) 2017 Exam: GK Question Paper Analysis & Solution

    The UPSC conducted the CDS (II) Exam on November 2017. The exam consisted of three papers – English, Elementary Mathematics and General Knowledge. For the benefit of aspirants, Jagran Josh is providing sectional wise distribution of questions asked in the exam. Besides, the answers along with detailed explanation is also given. They are as follows.

    Section-wise distribution of CDS (II) 2017 GK Questions

    S.No.

    Topic

    No. of Questions

    1.

    Physics

    8

    2.

    Chemistry

    13

    3.

    Biology

    6

    4.

    Geography

    15

    5.

    History & Culture

    18

    6.

    Indian Polity

    23

    7.

    Economy

    10

    8.

    Environment

    7

    9.

    Current Affairs

    13

    10.

    Miscellaneous

    7

     

    Total No. of Qns.

    120

    Section-wise distribution of Questions in the previous three Exams is as given below.

    S.No.

    Topic

    No. of Qns. in CDS (II) 2017

    CDS (I) 2017

    CDS (II) 2016

    1.

    Physics

    8

    11

    8

    2.

    Chemistry

    13

    8

    10

    3.

    Biology

    6

    11

    10

    4.

    Geography

    15

    16

    16

    5.

    History & Culture

    18

    14

    16

    6.

    Indian Polity

    23

    16

    24

    7.

    Economy

    10

    12

    8

    8.

    Environment

    7

    2

    2

    9.

    Defence Related

    1

    7

    12

    10.

    Current Affairs

    13

    13

    6

    11.

    Miscellaneous

    6

    10

    8

     

    Total No. of Qns.

    120

    120

    120

    Observations -

    • On an average 20 questions are asked from General Science that includes Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The questions were intended to test candidate’s conceptual clarity. These questions can be answered by reading basic books of NCERT.

    • From Geography, around 15 questions are asked in every exam. The questions are spread over physical, economic and human geography. While physical geography covers topics like landforms, drainage, soils, etc, human geography covers topics like census, important tribal groups, etc. Questions from economic geography cover important industrial areas, mineral resources distribution, transport infrastructure, etc.

    • Around 15 questions are asked from History and Culture. The Majority of the history questions are from the Modern India, especially from Indian Freedom Movement. Besides few questions are also from the Medieval India (Mughal Empire) and Indus Valley Civilization. Questions from Indian Culture are mostly from Ancient India. Besides, at least 2-3 questions are from World History covering areas like Industrial Revolution, American History, etc.

    • The Majority of the questions of Indian Polity are based on the Indian Constitution covering areas like – Preamble, Fundamental Rights, DPSPs, Amendments to Constitutuion, Schedules, PRIs, Judiciary, etc. Besides, questions are also asked on statutory bodies. Hence candidates are advised to read material on important statutory bodies like National Commission for Women, National Human Rights Commission, etc.

    •  From Economy, around ten questions are asked in every exam. The topics covered are – planning, budgetary concepts, GDP growth rates, base years, industrial growth, finance commission, etc. The candidates should note that around 50% of the economy questions are current affairs related.

    • Questions from Environment have increased in recent times. Though the majority of the concepts are covered under Geography and Biology, a special emphasis should be given while studying, especially on biomes, protected areas, pollution, multilateral agencies, important agreements, etc.

    • Questons from ‘India Defence Management’ cover topics like missile technologies, naval commands, air force bases, regiments of Indian Army, vessels of Indian Navy, heads of tri-services, important days related to army, navy and air force, etc.

    • Current Affairs has been playing a critical role in recent times. Questions from this section cover topics like – International Affairs, National and Sports. Special emphasis should be given to persons in news (persons appointed, elected, persons died), awards, important national and international days, etc.

    • Apart from the above mentioned areas, questions can be asked from traditional GK like – inventors, famous scientists and their quotes, landmarks, currencies, capital cities of countries, etc.

    Click on the following for solution of the Qns. asked in the CDS (II) 2017 Exam.

    CDS (II) 2017 Exam: Solution to Geography Questions

    CDS (II) 2017 Exam: Solution to History Questions

    CDS (II) 2017 Exam: Solution to Indian Polity Questions

    CDS (II) 2017 Exam: Solution to Environment Questions

    CDS (II) 2017 Exam: Solution to Current Affairs Questions

    CDS (II) 2017 Exam: Solution to Economy Questions

    CDS (II) 2017 Exam: Solution to Biology Questions

    CDS Exam Previous Year Question Papers (2014-2017) with Answers

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