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UPSC CDS II 2019 Exam Analysis: PDF Download Question Paper of all sections

UPSC CDS II 2019 Exam Analysis is given here along with the Question Papers of the Combined Defence Services exam conducted on 8th September 2019. PDF Download CDS question papers and know the Questions Asked, Difficulty Level & Good Attempts in the CDS Exam. 

Sep 11, 2019 11:01 IST
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UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis
UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis

UPSC CDS II 2019 Exam Analysis and Question Paper: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducted the CDS exam on 8th September 2019 in offline mode (written), in which, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) were asked from General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics and English Language. PDF Download the CDS 2019 Question Papers and check here the detailed Exam Analysis of UPSC CDS Exam 2019 to get familiar with the difficulty level of questions asked. UPSC CDS English Exam was held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, General Knowledge exam was held from 12:00 PM to 2 PM and Mathematics paper was conducted from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. 

UPSC aims to fill in a total of 417 vacancies for courses carried out by Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy through this recruitment exam. Candidates who seek recruitment in courses of IMA, INA and AFA, attempted questions from all three sections, while candidates seeking recruitment in courses of OTA attempted questions from only two sections English and General Knowledge. 

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UPSC CDS II Question Papers 2019 - PDF Download

Subject

Question Paper

Elementary Mathematics

UPSC CDS II Elementary Mathematics Question Paper

English

UPSC CDS II English Question Paper

General Knowledge

UPSC CDS II General Knowledge Question Paper

UPSC CDS II Exam Analysis 2019

Candidates who appeared for the exam shared their feedback. The overall difficulty level of the UPSC CDS 2 Exam was Moderate to Difficult level. The General Knowledge section was Easy-Moderate to attempt, while English and Mathematics sections were of Moderate to Difficult level.  Have a look at the detailed exam analysis:

UPSC CDS (2) 2019 Exam Analysis

Sections

Total Questions

Good Attempts

Difficulty Level

General Knowledge

120

70-78

Easy

English Language

120

60-70

Moderate

Elementary Mathematics

100

60-69

Moderate to Difficult

Total

340

180-195

Moderate to Difficult

Note: Candidates who applied for IMA, AFA and INA attended all the above 3 papers, while OTA Candidates attended only General Knowledge & English.

Detailed Exam Analysis of UPSC CDS 2 Exam 2019

English Language: A total of 120 questions of total 100 marks were asked from this section. Candidates were able to attempt around 60 to 70 questions. The difficulty level of this section was of Moderate level. Have a look at questions asked in this section and their difficulty level:

Questions asked

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Spell Check & Correction

7

Easy

Synonyms

10

Moderate

Antonyms

10

Moderate

Spotting Errors

15

Easy-Moderate

Ordering of Sentences

10

Easy

Reading Comprehension

17

Moderate

Cloze Test

20

Moderate

Rearrangement of Sentence

13

Easy-Moderate

Idioms and Phrases

10

Easy

Parts of Speech

10

Moderate

General Knowledge: 120 MCQs of total 100 marks were asked from the section. Overall, the difficulty level of the section was easy to moderate and students could make around 70-78 good attempts. Questions were asked from Current Affairs, Science, History, Geography, Economy, and Polity. Have a look at questions asked:

Questions asked

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Current Affairs, Defence-related questions & MISC

23

Easy-Moderate

Physics

7

Moderate

Chemistry

18

Easy-Moderate

Biology

4

Easy

History

17

Easy

Geography

21

Easy-Moderate

Polity

19

Easy

Economy

11

Easy-Moderate

Elementary Mathematics: A total of 100 questions were asked from this section. Each question carries 1 mark. The difficulty level of the section was Moderate to Difficult. Candidates were able to make around
60 to 69 good attempts. Have a look at questions asked:

Questions Asked

No. of Questions

Level of difficulty

Number System

20

Easy 

Mensuration    

15

Moderate

Geometry

11

Moderate to Difficult

Time, Speed and Distance

6

Moderate

Simple Interest/Compound interest    

2

Easy

Trigonometry    

12

Moderate

Algebra    

10

Moderate to Difficult

Percentage    

4

Moderate

Mixture

1

Moderate

Time and Work    

5

Moderate

Ratio & Proportion    

2

Easy

Profit/Loss

1

Moderate

DI & DS

3

Moderate

Statistics

8

Easy

Candidates who would qualify the written exam will be called for the SSB interview. SSB interview will be conducted after the declaration of the CDS Exam result.

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