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Every year UPSC conducts CDS paper twice a year for the recruitment of Officers in the Indian Armed Forces.

As the name suggests it is a Combined Defence Examination for joining Indian Army, Indian Navy & Indian Airforce as an Officer by the courses carried out by Indian Military Academy, Indian Air Force Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Officers training Academy.

Now the students can sit and relax as they have done their part and CDS 2 2019 written examination is over.

The exam was held on 8th September 2019 to fill in the total vacancy of 417 candidates.

Like always CDS 2 2019 was conducted in 3 meetings i.e., the first paper was of English from 9 am to 11 am , second paper is of General Knowledge from 12 pm to 2 pm and the third paper is of Elementary Mathematics held from 3pm to 5pm.

As the CDS 2 2019 examination is over, the students must be curious to know about their paper. Here we are sharing the detailed analysis of the CDS 2 2019 English paper.


This analysis will contain the comparison of CDS 2 2019 paper with the previous year’s paper as well as the number of questions asked and their level of difficulty.


The English paper of CDS 2 2019 containing a total of 100 marks consists of 120 questions. Divided as follows:

                                                                                                  TYPE OF QUESTION NO. OF QUESTIONS
Reading Comprehension 3  Short Passages
Cloze test 2  Cloze
Spotting Errors 15 Questions
Vocabulary –                                                  Antonyms                                                           Synonyms  

10  Questions                                        10 Questions

Ordering Of Words 13 Questions
Ordering Of Sentences 10 Questions
Idioms & Phrases 10 Questions
Spelling Correction 7 Questions
Parts of Speech 10 Questions


Now detailing about the questions as well as the question paper, beyond the expectations and speculations English section was comparatively easy as compared to previous years CDS papers. The major change that happened in CDS 2 2019 English paper is that this time there were absence of fill in the blanks type questions.

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The reason of CDS 2 2019 paper being easy is that it even asked for the first time in the history of UPSC questions were asked to identify the parts of speech , not only this for the first time identifying the correct word or Misspelt words  were also asked and that too of a very basic level. Rest of the part wasn’t a surprise it was as it always is. Talking about the Idioms and phrases it was again a child’s play. Cloze and reading comprehension was icing on the cake. Even the vocabulary part containing the Antonyms and Synonyms were based on everyday use.

Coming to the grammatical part, Spotting errors were based on basic knowledge of Grammar i.e., Parts of speech and tenses.

Overall we can say that the paper was easy and of basic level. As we analyse this paper pattern is quite similar to the TET paper.  With the change in trend we can say that the pattern of CDS paper is also changing. Since the paper was easy we can easily assume that the cut-off may go high. It may vary from 70 – 85 which makes the English paper even more important.

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