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CDS Exam 2019 (I): Subject-Wise Written Exam Analysis

The CDS Exam 2019 (I) was conducted on Feb 3, 2019. The candidates can get the analysis of the CDS Exam 2019 (I) in this article.

Feb 4, 2019 11:15 IST
CDS Exam 2019 (I) Analysis

CDS Written Exam 2019 (I) Analysis: The written exam analysis of CDS 2019 (I) will provide the details of the type of questions asked and their difficulty level in the CDS exam. The written exam of CDS (I) 2019 was conducted on 3 February 2019. Candidates who appeared in the CDS Exam 2019 (I) wants to know the written exam analysis of CDS Exam (I) 2019. In this article, we are providing the detailed analysis of the CDS Written Exam 2019 (I).

Before we analyse the CDS Exam 2019 (I), lets have a look at the Exam pattern of CDS.

CDS Exam (I) 2019: Expected Cut Off

CDS Exam Pattern

The examination comprises a written examination that consists of English, GK and Maths. Each paper is of 2 hours. Negative marking is applicable in the CDS exam. For every wrong answer, one-third mark will be deducted. The stages of the CDS Exam Pattern are as follows:

For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

Subject

Duration

No. Of Questions

Marks

English

2 Hours

120

100 Marks

General Knowledge

2 Hours

120

100 Marks

Maths

2 Hours

100

100 Marks

For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy

Subject

Duration

No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks

English

2 Hours

120

100 Marks

General Knowledge

2 Hours

120

100 Marks

CDS Exam 2019 (I) Analysis: Overall Difficulty Level of the Question Paper

On analysing the question paper of the CDS exam 2019 (I), we can see that the overall difficulty level of the questions in written exam was moderate. The questions of Maths were a bit difficult to solve. The questions of English Language were of standard level and easy to solve. The questions of GK were also difficult for the candidates. The table below provides the overall difficulty level of CDS Exam 2019 (I):

Subjects

Level of Difficulty

Maths

Moderate to Difficult 

English

Easy to Moderate

GK

Moderate to Difficult

CDS Exam 2019 (I) Analysis: Subject-Wise Difficulty Level

The candidates who have appeared in the CDS Exam 2019 (I), want to know the difficulty level of the subjects. In the coming segment, we are providing the subject-wise difficulty level of the CDS Exam on the basis of the question paper.

CDS Exam 2019 (I) Analysis: Maths

The paper of Maths is of 100 marks. The questions are usually asked from the topics like arithmetics, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, mensuration, simplification, profit & loss, ratio & proportion, average etc. In the CDS Exam 2019 (I), the questions were asked from the following topics:

Topics

Level of difficulty

Number of Questions

Number System

Easy 

20

Mensuration    

Moderate

15

Geometry

Moderate to Difficult

11

Time, Speed and Distance

Moderate

6

Simple Interest/Compound interest    

Easy

2

Trigonometry    

Moderate

12

Algebra    

Moderate to Difficult

10

Percentage    

Moderate

4

Mixture

Moderate

1

Time and Work    

Moderate

5

Ratio & Proportion    

Easy

2

Profit/Loss

Moderate

1

DI & DS

Moderate

3

Statistics

Easy

8

CDS Exam 2019 (I) Analysis: English

The questions in the English section test the understanding of the language of the candidates. The questions in English section are usually asked from the topics like RC, spotting errors, fillers, antonyms, synonyms, idioms & phrases and cloze test etc. In the CDS Exam 2019 (I), the questions were asked from the following topics:

Topics

Level of difficulty

Number of Questions

RC    

Moderate 

20

Spotting Errors

Moderate 

20

Idioms & Phrases

Easy 

15

Cloze Test

Easy 

15

Jumbled Words

Moderate

10

Jumbled Sentences

Moderate

10

Synonyms    

Easy 

10

Antonyms

Easy 

10

Fillers

Easy 

10

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CDS Exam 2019 (I) Analysis: GK   

The questions in the GK section test the knowledge of current affairs, history, geography, economics, science, polity etc. In the CDS Exam 2019 (I), the questions were asked from the following topics:

Topics

Level of difficulty

Number of Questions

History

Moderate

18

Geography    

Moderate to Difficult

17

Polity   

Moderate

13

Economy

Moderate

14

Current Affairs

Easy to Moderate

20

Physics 

Moderate 

8

Chemistry  

Moderate

10

Biology

Moderate to Difficult

9

Static GK

Easy to Moderate

11

On the basis of the analysis of the written exam of CDS 2019 (I), the expected cut off can be predicted. The expected cut off of the CDS written exam 2019 (I) can be inferred from the table given below:

IMA

INA

AFA

OTA (M)

OTA (F)

128-130

116-118

136-138

92-95

92-95

Those candidates who have done well in the written exam of CDS should start preparing for the SSB interview. SSB interview will be held after the declaration of the result of the written exam. The candidates must qualify the SSB interview in order to get the final selection.