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Last updated on April 22nd, 2022 at 05:27 pm

The official notification regarding the dates of the UPSC CDS Examination has been released by the authorities which will be conducted on 10 April 2022. Aspirants who are appearing for the UPSC CDS Recruitment must have a thorough understanding of the examination to prepare smartly and excel on the day of the examination. Aspirants can check this UPSC CDS Exam Analysis page before the examination which consists of important information such as 

  • Expected Cutoff
  • Difficulty Level 
  • Good Attempts
  • Section-wise Analysis 

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UPSC CDS Exam Analysis Important Points 2022 

The UPSC CDS I Exam for the year 2022 is scheduled to take place on the 10th of April 2022. Read the article below about the previous year’s exam analysis of UPSC CDS to understand the difficulty level of the exam and understand the topic-wise weightage well enough to prepare you for the examination confidently. Candidates are required to go through the points and have an idea of the examination. 

  • The questions will be objective-based.
  • The duration of the UPSC CDS Examination is 2 hours for each paper. 
  • On every wrong answer, there will be a deduction of 0.33 marks. 
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • The total marks for OTA are 200 and for IMA, INA and AFA are 300 marks. 

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UPSC CDS Exam Cutoff

Candidates appearing for the UPSC CDS Recruitment can check out the expected cutoff marks given in the table below. 

AcademyWritten ExamFinal Exam
Indian Military Academy119-131244-256
Indian Navy Academy104-121232-246
Air Force Academy146-151267-271
Officers’ Training Academy (Men)73-84161-170
Officers’ Training Academy (Women)75-85164-170

UPSC CDS Exam Analysis Overview

Candidates can check out the table given below to know more about the UPSC CDS Examination Analysis of the previous year’s examination of CDS I. 

SubjectsMarksDifficulty LevelGood Attempts
English Language100Easy85-90
General Knowledge100Moderate-Difficult85-90
Mathematics100Easy-Moderate78-83

UPSC CDS Subject-wise Analysis

Here is the subject-wise analysis of the previous year’s examination of the UPSC CDS for the candidates who are appearing for the UPSC CDS I Examination 2022. It is important to have a thorough understanding and knowledge of the previous year’s question papers to boost your preparation for the examination. 

UPSC CDS English Exam Analysis 2021

English Language section of the UPSC CDS Examination was quite easy for the candidates. Check out the table below for the sectional analysis. 

TopicsQuestions
Ordering of words10
Antonyms10
Ordering of Sentences10
Parts of speech10
Idioms and Phrases10
Fill in the Blanks10
Spelling Mistakes and Correction10
Synonyms10
Reading Comprehension10
Spotting Errors10
Completion of Sentence10
Prepositions and Determiners10
Total120

UPSC CDS Exam Analysis 2021 – General Knowledge 

The overall section of General Knowledge of the UPSC CDS Examination 2021 was Moderate-Difficult. A total of 120 questions were asked for 100 marks from the topics given in the table below. 

TopicsQuestions
Geography22
History22
Economy09
Polity18
Physics10
Chemistry10-12
Biology09
Current Affairs16
Misc.01
Total120

UPSC CDS Mathematics Exam Analysis 2021

According to the candidates who have appeared for the UPSC CDS Examination in the year 2021, the section of Mathematics was overall Easy-Moderate. Check out the table to know in detail. 

TopicNo. of questions
Logarithm2
Trigonometry16
Number system12
Percentage2
Time & Distance2
Profit & Loss2
Simplification11
Statics5
Triangle10
3D Mensuration16
Data Interpretation4
Average2
Quadrilateral3
Circle1
Polynomial3
Sequence & Series1
Divisibility Rule2
Remainder Theorem1
LCM & HCF2
Time & Work2
2D Mensuration1
Total100

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UPSC CDS Exam Analysis 2022 FAQs

When is the UPSC CDS Examination for the year 2022 going to be held?

The UPSC CDS I Examination will be conducted on 10 April 2022. 

What will be the difficulty level of the UPSC CDS Examination 2022?

The UPSC CDS Examination 2022 is expected to be moderately difficult.

What are the total marks in the UPSC CDS 2022?

The total marks in the UPSC CDS are 300.

Is there any negative marking at the UPSC CDS Examination 2022?

 Yes, there is a deduction of 0.33 marks on the wrong answers in the UPSC CDS Examination 2022. 

Is there any limit to the number of attempts for the UPSC CDS Examination 2022?

No, there is no limit to the number of attempts for the UPSC CDS Examination 2022.