UPSC CDS Exam Analysis 2022: Subject-wise detailed analysis, difficulty level and more!

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The UPSC CDS 1 2022 Exam was held on April 10, 2022, by the Union Public Service Commission. CDS test analysis will assist students in understanding the overall and section-wise difficulty level, question distribution by topic, and so on.

The UPSC CDS 1 2022 Exam was held on April 10, 2022, by the Union Public Service Commission. This test is held twice a year to choose qualified applicants for the Indian Military Academy, Indian Navy Academy, and other prestigious institutions. The overall level of difficulty for the GK and English papers was moderate. The English paper was challenging, however, the GK paper was simple. Questions in Current Affairs were asked from Pinaka Missle. The Mathematics test was simple. The paper was analytical and lengthy. Trigonometry, Geometry, and Mensuration were the most frequently requested questions. CDS test analysis will assist students in understanding the overall and section-wise difficulty level, significant themes, question distribution by topic, and so on. You may also read UPSC CDS Eligibility 2022

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Table of Contents  

  1. UPSC CDS 1 2022 Exam Analysis: Overview
  2. CDS Exam 1 2022 Details
  3. CDS 1 Exam Analysis 2022: English
  4. CDS 1 Exam Analysis 2022: GK
  5. CDS 1 Exam Analysis 2022: Elementary Mathematics
  6. CDS Exam 1 2022: Good Attempts

UPSC CDS 1 2022 Exam Analysis: Overview

On April 10, the UPSC CDS 1 Exam Analysis 2022 for Elementary Math, English, and General Knowledge will be issued. CDS test analysis will assist students in understanding the overall and section-wise difficulty level, significant themes, question distribution by topic, and so on.
 
Subjects Difficulty Level Good Attempts
English Language Easy 67-72
General Knowledge Easy to Moderate 65-69
Mathematics Moderate 60-63
 

CDS Exam 1 2022 Details

Name of exam Combined Defence Services Examination
Conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) 
Exam level National
Exam frequency Twice a year
Exam mode Online
Exam mode Two hours for each paper
Language of question paper English and Hindi
Selection Stages
  • Written Test: MCQ
  • SSC Interview / Personality Test: Oral
  • Verification of Documents
  • Medical Examination
Exam Fees ₹ 200
Exam purpose Recruit candidates as Commissioned Officers in the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force
CDS 1 vacancies  341
No of test cities 41
Official website      upsc.gov.in

CDS 1 Exam Analysis 2022: English

The English part of CDS 1 Paper 1 was scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. According to the applicants' assessment, the overall level of the section is "Moderate to Difficult." The entire CDS exam analysis 2022 of the English paper is provided here.
 
Topic Details
 Spotting Error  10
 Idioms & Phrases  10
 Reading Comprehension   10
 Ordering of words in a sentence 10
 Ordering of Sentences 10
 Fill in the Blanks  10
 Antonyms  10
 Cloze Composition  10
 Synonyms   10
 Parts of Speech 10
 Completion of Sentence   10
 Preposition & Determiners 10
 

CDS 1 Exam Analysis 2022: GK


The overall level of the CDS General Knowledge section was "Moderate".
 
Name of Sub Section Number of Questions Asked
Science 30
History 21
Polity 18
Geography 19
Economics 9
Current Affairs 21
Static GK 2
 

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CDS 1 Exam Analysis 2022: Elementary Mathematics

The CDS 1 paper 3 Elementary Mathematics portion was set from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. The section's overall difficulty rating is "Easy to Moderate." The following is a thorough study of the CDS Elementary Mathematics paper:
 
Topics No. of Questions
Mensuration 12
Geometry 11
Algebra 5
Numbers System 10
Profit Loss 2 to 4
Venn Diagram 4
Simple & Compound Interest 1 to 3
Time, Speed & Distance 5
Time & Work 2
Trigonometry 18
Misc. 24
Total 100
 

CDS Exam 1 2022: Good Attempts

Paper Good Attempts
English 85 - 90 
General Knowledge 85-90
Mathematics 78 - 83

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What is the mode of UPSC CDS examination?

 CDS exam is conducted in offline mode for all the stages.

Is there negative marking in the CDS written exam?

Yes, there is a negative marking in the CDS written exam.

How CDS marks are calculated?

The CDS cutoff for the written test is based on the last qualified candidate's minimum qualifying marks in each subject and minimum aggregate marks. The ultimate CDS cutoff is determined by the marks of the most recently suggested applicant. Each topic requires a minimum of 20% to pass.

What is the academic qualification required for CDS exam?

Applicant must me a graduate to apply for CDS examination.

What is the CDS 2022 form fee?

CDS 2022 application from fee is Rs 200

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