cds 1 2022 exam paper analysis and cutoff marks
CDS 1 2022 Exam Paper Analysis and Cut-Off Marks (Expected)
Saturday | April 9, 2022

CDS 1 2022 Exam Maths, English & GK Paper Analysis and Cut-Off Marks

The CDS 1 2022 exam was successfully conducted today at multiple examination centers across the country by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). For the three papers: English Language, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics, the Combined Defence Service offline exam was held in three sessions. Officers Training Academy (OTA) applicants only took English and General Knowledge, whereas candidates for the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Indian Naval Academy (INA) took all three papers listed above. Candidates who achieve a score in the Written Exam that is greater than the cut-off will be invited to the SSB interview stage. Continue reading to learn more about the CDS 1 2022 exam Paper Analysis and Cut-Off Marks, including a full analysis of the exam paper and expected cut-off scores.

CDS 1 2022 Exam Paper Analysis 

Sections  Secured Attempt  Difficulty Level 
English 65-70 Easy to Moderate
General Science 60-65 Moderate
Elementary Mathematics 62-66 Easy to Moderate


CDS 1 2022 Exam Analysis of English Paper

Topics No. of Questions Asked
Reading Comprehension 10
Ordering of Sentences 10
Ordering of words in a Sentences 10
Completion of Sentence 10
Cloze Composition 10
Fill in the Blanks 10
Spotting Error 10
Idioms & Phrases 10
Antonyms 10
Synonyms 10
Part of Speech 10
Preposition and Determiners 10

CDS 1 2022 Exam Analysis of General Knowledge Paper

General Science 30
Geography 22
Indian Polity 21
Current Affairs 19
Indian History 13
Indian Economy 6
Environment 3
Science & Tech 3
Art & Culture 3

CDS 1 2022 Exam Analysis of Elementary Mathematics Paper

Topics No. of Questions Asked
Trigonometry 17
Mensuration 12
Geometry 11
Number system 9
Algebra 6
Speed & Distance 4
Ven Diagram 4
Profit and Loss 2
Time and Work 1
Simple Interest and Compound Interest 1
Miscellaneous 24

CDS 1 2022 Exam Expected Cut-off Marks

Once the final results are announced, the Union Public Service Commission will publish the CDS 1 2022 final cut-off score. Candidates can, however, use previous year’s statistics to determine the CDS expected cut-off marks. The difficulty of the CDS exam, the question paper, the number of vacancies, and other factors will all influence the CDS 1 2022 cut-off. To discover more about the CDS 1 2022 expected cut-off marks, see the article below.


CDS 1 2022 Expected Cut-off 

Academies Cut-off Score 
Indian Military Academy (IMA) 119 – 131
Indian Naval Academy (INA) 104 – 121
Air Force Academy (AFA) 146 – 151
OTA Men 73 – 84
OTA Women 75 – 85


CDS 1 2022 Previous Year Cut-off Marks

Exam Cycle Cut-Off Marks (Academy-wise)
CDS 1 2021 145 136 158 107 107
CDS II 2020 139 134 152 97 97
CDS I 2020 130 118 143 93 93
CDS II 2019 134 122 148 95 95
CDS I 2019 116 105 129 78 78
CDS II 2018 116 102 131 80 80
CDS I 2018 118 98 138 69 69

CDS 1 2022 Exam Result Date

After the CDS 1 2022 is successfully completed, the Union Public Service Commission is expected to announce the written test results within two months. The results will be declared in PDF format and will include all pertinent information about the qualifying candidates. Candidates are shortlisted for the SSB Interview based on their CDS written exam results. The combined scores of the written exam and the SSB Interview are used to calculate the final result.


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