UPSC CDS(2) 2019 Answer key And Expected Cut Off’s

The combined defence services examination in conducted by union public services (UPSC) commission twice a year.i.e. CDS –I in the month of Feb & CDS –II Sept every year in order to induct the suitable candidate for the three wings of Indian armed forces

The second education of the CDS exam 2019 will be held on September 8,2019.UPSC will conduct the exam for short listing candidates for the interview which will be conducted by services selection board.(SSB). Candidates who qualify the written exam for intelligence & personality tests etc. Subsequently.

The written test which would be conducted by the UPSC will have questions related to English ,general knowledge (inclusive of science humanities & general awareness current affairs) & elementary mathematics. Each of the paper would carry maximum of 100 marks & candidates would be allowed 2hours.each of the papers.

The examination is meant for written test for admission to IMA (Indian military academy) INA(Indian naval academy) & AFA (air force academy)the written test for admission to the officers training academy (OTA) will not have elementary mathematics paper & will carry 200 marks.

Know One Exam Pattern

A  clear idea of the syallbus of the exam helps the candidate to know the pattern of paper enabling the student to the topics which need to be prepare

Elementary Mathematics

Consists of arithmetic ,algebra, geometry ,statistics ,trigonometry & mensurations

Arithmetic section basically tests your awareness knowledge, of the  number system, elementary number theory & other related basic concepts like, integers, rational & real numbers fundamental operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, square roots, decimal factors, time & distance, time & work ,percentage, interest, simple compound interest, profit & loss, ratio & proportion prime & composite number multiplefacotrs theorms factorisation  lcm & hcf ,logarithicism etc.

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Spotting errors, sentence arrangement. Synonyms, antonyms, selecting appropriate words, ordering the sentence comprehension, fill in the blanks, ordering words in a sentence.


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General knowledge

Geography, history of india , science –physics ,chemistry ,biology, botany ,Indian polity ,current affairs etc.

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The exam pattern is important because this tells the student what are the steps of the selection process, is there just a written test only for there a physical test & medical fitness test normally ,there are multiple physical mental intellactual tests. Included in the selection process for which students to keep practicing from the very beginning as they start their studies. The physical fitness along with their subject preparation. There are tests of intelligence & personality for which the student have to prepare simultaneously  because there will be not much time for physical preparation after the written exam.


The candidates who cleared the written exam are called for interview conducted by S.S.B total maximum marks for interview will be 200 for O.T.A ,and 300 for I.M.A,NAVAL & AIRFORCE. Candidates for airforce why naval aviation will also undergo a Pilot Aptitude Test.

The S.S.B process is for 5 days.

Day-I it appear for P.P.T (picture perception and description test)

A round of group discussion

At end of the day only screened out candidates stay back.

Day-II A chest number is allotted to every candidates. Divided in the group of 8-10, will appear for psychological & other related test.

Day-III to appear the personal interview before interviewing officer. They are briefed about out door-physical endurance test. Then tests have to be cleared.

Day-IV on day for S.S.B interview beings with individual obstacle race. One has a clear a set of 10 obstacles in 3 minute.

Day-V candidates are required to appear for a conference conducted by S.S.B& declaration of test.

How to make accurate preparation for CDS exam.

Once you get similar with the exam pattern of syllabus then one can set down with dear vision.the best option to start solving the previous paper of CDS examination.

The test requires speed skills & accuracy  in marking the answer. Since there is negative marking action  your performance. Hence one has to be very careful and  caution in a responsible attempts of the question paper .after solving the papers-get the answers checked & than you can very well assess your performance & the areas of improvement on which you can give better attention.

Also quite important is to know the strength & weaknesses so that a strategy can be made well in time.during rpreparationn give equal weight age to all the subjects enabling to score abovethe cut off marks if one is coofidant in a particular subject that give more attention enabling you to compensate for other subject by scoring maximum in that subject.

One can get an idea of cutoff of the previous years  exams enabling to prepare for exam accordingly.

Maths preparation

As a lot of practice so that you can get speed & accuracy while attempting it. For it questions banks mock test and memorise the table cubies, cube roots & short cut methods can save your time & speed up you.

Time management is the most vital features of such exams. How to distribute of your time while attempting the papers. Some questions needs the time to solve them or may be the calculate the answer recommended books like-R.S aggarwal

English preparation.

A subject where one can score better if one is serious about selection of the questions ,here time management also comes to your rescue. Most of the questions need to minimum time like voacab synonyms, antonyms & idioms and phrases comprehension & para jumble-ordering the sentence need some more time to answer. This part should be attempted in the end. Moreover English is such a subject where its proficiency gives you an edge over the others and provide confidence while appearing the S.S.B interview.

Few tips for this subject is:- develop a habit of reading –newspaper, maggzines, autobiographies etc.reading makes you not only knowledgeable person alos makes you a vitiperson . Reading makes you n history & general studies .reading makes your written skills, listening skills, comprehension capabilities etc.

For good English one must he will versed in grammatical skills,to know the right usage of the language one must know its grammatical knowledge,usage of right word in right time in right place. Recommend books-grammer, wren and martin, Richard Murphy ,Raymond Murphy, Edfer etc. For objective English R.s aggarwal will help in attempting the exams. S.P bakshi is another one.



Preparation for general knowledge tries to  test the general awareness about the surroundings environments & one needs to be keep a breast with the current event ___ education system, examination pattern economics affairs foreign policies, political  system, parliamentary democracy sports entertainment ,literature, books, awards has a vast  field from where questions can he asked about general science, social sciences pollution etc.

This section is based on the basic concepts.

One should go through things the NCERT books in history ,geography, science for exhausted preparation of general knowledge ,NCERT I the base of all these go through thoroughly chruorgly state capitals surrency language. Fog dances, dynamistic etc. Year book can help you in the update events-manarma,CSR ,other completive books recommended by UPSC.

G.K books manohar pandey, edger thrope, bhardawaj,also go through the English newspaper to update the current affairs –like ,the Hindu ,tribune deccan, chronicles and telegraph etc.