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CDS-2 2023 Exam Paper Analysis & Cut-Off Marks
Saturday | September 2, 2023

The CDS-2 2023 exam has been successfully conducted at various exam centers across the country.  The Union Public Service Commission conducted the CDS-2 2023 offline exam in three shifts for the three papers: English Language, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics. Candidates for the Officers Training Academy (OTA) attempted only English and General Knowledge papers and those who are preparing for the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Indian Naval Academy (INA) attempted all three papers. The expert faculty members at Centurion Defence Academy have thoroughly analyzed the papers and the detailed exam paper analysis has been given below. Furthermore, we have also predicted the expected cut-off marks based on the difficulty level of the questions and the review of the students who appeared in the CDS-2 2023 written exam. Read on to learn more about the CDS-2 2023 exam paper analysis and cut-off marks.

 

CDS-2 2023 Exam Paper Analysis

 

Here we have provided the CDS-2 2023 exam paper analysis based on the difficulty level of today’s exam. You can find out the total number of questions asked in each subject as well as how many questions were difficult and what was the secured attempt by candidates.

 

Papers Total Questions Difficult Questions Secured Attempt 
English 120 15-20 100-105
General Study  120 50-60 60-70
Elementary Mathematics 100 75-80 40-45

 

CDS-2 2023 English Paper Analysis

 

In the CDS-2 2023 English paper, a total of 120 questions were asked based on the exam pattern. Below you can find the detailed analysis of the CDS-2 2023 English paper as per the different topics asked in the exam. You can get an idea of how many questions were difficult in the English paper and how many questions can be considered as a secured attempt.

 

Topics No of Questions                    Difficulty Level
Easy Questions Moderate Questions BrainBusters (Difficult)
Spotting Error 10 10 out of 10
Idioms & Phrases 10 10 out of 10
Reading Comprehension 10 10 out of 10
Ordering of words in a sentence 10 10 out of 10
Ordering of Sentences 10 10 out of 10
Fill in the Blanks 10 10 out of 10
Antonyms 10 1      5 out of 10 5 out of 10
Cloze Composition 10 10 out of 10
Synonyms 10 5 out of 10 5 out of 10
Completion of Sentence 10 10 out of 10
Preposition & Determiners 10 10 out of 10
Parts of Speech 10 10 out of 10

CDS-2 2023 General Knowledge Paper Analysis

 

In the CDS-2 2023 General Knowledge paper, there were a total of 120 questions. Below you can find the comprehensive analysis of the CDS-2 2023 GK paper. We have provided the complete analysis of the General Knowledge paper as per the different topics covered in the exam. Read on to get an idea of the difficulty level of the CDS-2 2023 GK paper and to evaluate your performance in the exam.

 

Topics Sub-Section No of Questions                 Difficulty Level
Easy Questions Moderate Questions Brain Busters (Difficult)
Science Physics 10 8 2
Chemistry 10 9 1
Biology 10 9 1
History Ancient History 11 11
Medieval History 4   4
Modern History 12 2
Geography Indian Geography 7 5 2
World Geography 2 2
Physical Geography 9 9
Economics 13 6 7
Polity 8 5 3
Current Affairs 19 6 10 3
Static GK 14 10 4

CDS-2 2023 Elementary Mathematics Paper Analysis

 

The CDS-2 2023 elementary mathematics paper was of moderate level. Based on the inputs received from the candidates who attempted the elementary mathematics paper of the CDS-2 2023 exam, we have provided a detailed analysis of the difficulty level of the questions and how many questions candidates found easy to attempt in the CDS-2 2023 elementary mathematics paper.

 

Topics No of Questions                        Difficulty Level
Easy Questions Moderate Questions Brain Busters (Difficult)
Geometry

 

15 3 5 7
Data Sufficiency

 

10 0 7 3
Mensuration

 

11 1 5 5
Trigonometry 12 2 5 5
Height & Distance 2 0 1 1

 

Algebra 25 5 12 8
Data Interpretation 7 5 2
Number System 2 0 2 0
Logarithm and Exponential 1 1 0
LCM & HCF 2 0 2
Profit & Loss 1 0 1
SI & CI 2 0 1 1
Time & Work 2 0 2
Problem on Ages 1 0 1
Time and Distance 2 0 2
Statics 4 0 4
Ratio & Proportion 1 1

CDS-2 2023 Expected Cut-off Marks (Written Exam)

 

Candidates should note that UPSC will release the CDS-2 2023 written exam cut-off score after the declaration of the final results but for now, we can provide the expected cut-off marks only. Based on the analysis of the three papers, the difficulty level of the questions asked in the CDS-2 2023 exam, and taking the previous years’ cut-off trends into account, we have provided the expected cut-off marks for the CDS-2 2023 exam. Check complete information on the CDS-2 2023 expected cut-off marks for all four academies.

 

Academies Cut-off Score 
Indian Military Academy (IMA) 130-140
Indian Naval Academy (INA) 130-140
Air Force Academy (AFA) 135-145
OTA Men 100-105
OTA Women 100-105

 

CDS Previous Year Cut-off Marks (Written Exam)

 

Check the previous years’ cut-off marks for the CDS exam in the below section. The previous years’ cut-off marks are very useful in making strategic planning for the CDS exam preparation and assessing the expected cut-off score. Read on to check the CDS previous years’ cut-off marks.

 

Exam Cycle Cut-Off Marks (Academy-wise)
IMA INA AFA OTA Men OTA Women
CDS II 2022 126 118 136 98 98
CDS I 2022 136 128 147 100 100
CDS II 2021 138 132 148 102 102
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

 

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