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CDS 2 2020 Exam Question Paper Analysis With Answer Key

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CDS 2 2020 Paper | CDS 2 Question Paper Analysis


CDS (Combined Defence Service) exam is very important for such candidates who want to join the Indian Army. Officers are recruited in the Indian Army through the Joint Defense Service or CDS. CDS 2 2020 Paper is conducted by UPSC for recruitment to the Indian Army, Air Force, and Navy. In order to join it, a candidate must be a graduate. Both girls and boys can apply for this examination.

The best thing about the examination is its eligibility criteria which provide an opportunity to each and every candidate to join the Indian Armed Forces irrespective of their stream. Another merit in the eligibility is that other than any stream it also provided the benefit of no percentage boundation for the examination.

CDS 2 2020 Exam was conducted in three shifts. Now the Paper wise analysis is available for CDS.

CDS 2 2020 Paper Vacancy Details

Total Posts: 344. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Name of post: Indian Military Academy, Dehradun: 100 
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala-Syllabus: 26 
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad- (Former Flight): 32 
  • Officers Training Academy for Men, Chennai (Madras): 169 
  • Officer Training Academy, Chennai for Women: 17

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • Indian Military Academy (INA) – Unmarried: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • Indian Naval Academy (INA) – Unmarried: BE / B.Tech from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • Air Force Academy (AFA) – Unmarried: BE / B.Tech from a recognized university and degree in Physics and Mathematics from a recognized university.

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Age Limit:

  • IMA – 19 to 24 years
  • AFA – 19 to 23 years
  • INA – 19 to 22 years
  • OTA – 19 to 25 years

UPSC CDS 2 2020 Exam Pattern: 

Subject – Duration – Maximum marks (IMA, INA, AFA)

  • English – 2 Hours 100 – Marks
  • General Knowledge – 2 Hours – 100
  • Elementary Mathematics – 2 Hours – 100

Subject – Duration – Maximum marks (OTA)

  • English – 2 Hours – 100
  • General Knowledge – 2 Hours – 100

CDS 2 2020 Overall Analysis

Subjects Paper Level Good Attempts
General Knowledge Easy, Moderate to Difficult 45-50
English Very Easy 60-65

 

CDS 2 2020 English Analysis

Parts of Speech

10

Spelling Mistakes

10

Ordering of Sentence

10

Synonyms

10

Antonyms

10

Fill in the Blanks

10

Ordering of Words in a Sentence

10

Idioms and Phrases

10

Comprehension 2 Passages
Spotting Errors 10
Synonyms 10
Spelling mistakes 10
Transformation of sentences 10
Reported speech 10
Antonyms 10

 

  • Paper Level: Very Easy
  • Total Questions: 120
  • Good Attempts: 60-65
  • Both Word Arrangement and Sentences have been asked in this paper.
  • Word Arrangements are normal while sentence arrangements are high levels
  • The level of passage was normal
  • Students who maintained accuracy will score high marks

CDS 2 2020 GK Analysis

Questions in the GK section were asked from current affairs, history, geography, economics, science, polity, etc.GK Section topics along with the number of questions are given below: –

Topics Level of difficulty Number of Questions
History Moderate 22
Geography Moderate to Difficult 19-20
Polity Moderate 16-17
Economy Moderate 7
Current Affairs Easy to Moderate 20-22
Physics Moderate 10
Chemistry Moderate 10
Biology Moderate to Difficult 10
Static GK Easy to Moderate 11

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • G.K. Paper Level: Moderate & Difficult

  • Well planned question structure.

  • Geography: There was a changed pattern in Geography Paper.

  • Polity: less number of questions compared to 25 Qs of the previous year.

  • Chemistry: Moderate Level Difficulty, Basic knowledge, and fundamental questions asked.

 

CDS Exam Analysis For Physics

Total Questions- 10

Paper Level – Moderate

Topics  Number Of Questions
Lenses 4
Scattering Of Light 1
Diffraction Of Light 1
Motion In Straight Line 1
Gravitational Force 1
Atomic Nuclei Theory 1
 

Electromagnetic Waves

1

 

CDS Exam Analysis for Chemistry 

Total Questions – 10

Paper Level- Moderate

Topics Number Of Questions
Atoms and Molecules 1
Elements Compound and Mixtures 2
Air and Water 1
Hydrogen  Oxygen and Mixtures 2
Metals & Non-Metals 2
 Types of Chemical Reactions 1
Separation Techniques 1

CDS Exam Analysis For Biology

Total Questions- 10

Paper Level – Moderate

Topics Number Of Questions
Human Physiology 2
Plant Taxonomy 1
Plant Physiology 2
Environment & Biology 2
Animal Classification 1
Miscellaneous 1

CDS Exam Analysis for Elementary Maths 

Topics No.of questions
Number System 20
Mensuration 12
Geometry 14
Time, Speed, and Distance 6
Simple Interest/Compound interest 2
Trigonometry 10
Algebra 11
Percentage 4
Mixture 2
Time and Work 5
Ratio & Proportion 2
Profit/Loss 1
DI & DS 5
Statistics 6

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS

  • Total Questions – 100
  • Paper Level: Moderate To Difficult
  • Good Attempts: 65-70
  • Questions based on fundamental topics

 

CDS 2 2020 Cut Off Marks [Expected]

S.No Academy Expected Cut Off
1 OTA (Women) 90 – 100
2 OTA (Men) 85 – 100
3 IMA 135 – 140
4 INA 125 – 130
5 IAF 145 – 155
S.No Academy Sectional Cut Off
1 OTA (Women) 20% in each paper
2 OTA (Men) 20% in each paper
3 IMA 20% in each paper
4 INA 20% in each paper
5 IAF 20% in each paper

We hope this analysis of ours helped some of you to understand and judge your performance in CDS 2 2020. We wish all the aspirants the very best for their SSB Round. Any candidate who missed need to lose heart and shall prepare for CDS 1 2021 Exam which will be conducted next year. Join Trishul Defence Academy for CDS 1 2021 Exam preparation.


CDS 2 2020 ANSWER KEY – SUBJECT WISE

CDS 2 2020 ENGLISH ANSWER KEY

CDS 2 2020 GK ANSWER KEY

CDS 2 2020 MATHS ANSWER KEY


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