CDS I 2019 has been successfully conducted on February 3, 2019 through offline mode. Once the exam is conducted, various coaching Institutes released an unofficial answer key. Candidates who have appeared for CDS 2019 can check their answer key as subject-wise. Candidates can know their probable score with help of answer key.
The following table shows the subject-wise answer key for CDS I 2018:
|Subject||Set A||Set B||Set C||Set D|
Check subject-wise answer key for CDS II 2018:
|Subject||Answer Key (By Baalnoi Academy)|
After the completion of the exam, the answer key will be released by coaching institutes. It will be released for all sets i.e. A, B, C and D. With the help of the answer key, students can easily calculate the scores based on the number of correct and incorrect answers.
For English and General Knowledge
Unlike previous years, there were no ambiguous question this year. CDS was moderate to difficult in nature with direct and conceptual questions. CDS 2019 seems to have been moderately easy yet lengthy. Few questions from some subjects were even lengthier than last year.
The following table shows the Overall Analysis of CDS exam -
|Subject||Total Marks||Time Duration||Difficulty Level|
|General Knowledge||100||2||Moderate to average|
|Elementary Math||100||2||Moderate to difficult|
Distribution of the Questions as per Different sections is as follows -
|Subject||Topics||Number of Questions|
|English Language||Sentence Improvement||20|
|One Word Substitution||5|
|Spot the Error||20|
|Misc. /Armed Forces||15|
|Elementary Mathematics||Number System||20|
|Simple interest/Compound interest||5|
|Time and Work||3|
|Time speed and Distance||6|
|Mean-Median-Mode (Frequency Distribution Table)||4|
The difficulty level of the written test ranges between low and moderate. The cut off is expected to be in ranges of 65-85.
The below tables represents the previous years cut off of CDS Exam.
|UPSC CDS 2017 Levels||UPSC CDS 2017 Cut off (Expected)||UPSC CDS 2017 Final Cut off (Expected)|
|IAF Training Academies||UPSC CDS 2016 Cut off||UPSC CDS 2016 Final Cut off|
|IAF Training Academy||Location||IAF Wing||UPSC CDS Cut off||Vacancies every year|
|Indian Military Academy||Dehradun, UK||Indian Army||70-80||Around 100|
|Air Force Academy||Hyderabad, AP||Air Force||120-140||40-60|
|Indian Naval Academy||Ezhimala, Kerala||Indian Navy||60-70||40-50|
|Officers Training Academy||Chennai, TN||Indian Army||65-75||230-260|
CDS 2019 Trend Analysis has been prepared based on the previous year exam analysis. The trend analysis showcases the level of difficulty of each section of CDS exam. This trend analysis will help the candidates to gauge the difficulty level of CDS 2019 exam.
The paper for English was of average standard.
This section comprised questions from a variety of areas.
Questions from static GK dominated the section.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.