CDS is conducted by Union Public Service Commission twice every year. It is a national level entrance exam for recruitment to Indian Defence Forces. CDS examination is conducted for recruitment of eligible candidates in INA, IMA, AFA and Officer Training Academy. The exam consists of three papers i.e. English, Mathematics and General Knowledge.
However, For Officers’ Training Academy, only two papers are there viz. English and General Knowledge. General Knowledge is a key component in both Indian Armed Forces and Officer’s Training recruitment. Therefore, having the general awareness of the world becomes all the more important.
CDS General Knowledge paper is an objective type paper of 100 marks with 120 questions. To help aspirants have a better understanding about the pattern of questions for CDS General Knowledge section, we have mentioned below some topics from previous year’s papers.
Now, let’s have a look at the topic wise weightage for CDS General Knowledge:
|TOPIC||Number of Questions|
|--||CDS I 2015||CDS II 2015||CDS I 2016||CDS II 2016|
|History and Culture||18||19||23||15|
|Environment and Biodiversity||11||7||8||4|
CDS 2018 exam will have 120 multiple choice questions from General Knowledge section. This section is the scoring subject in CDS Examination to the candidate who stays aware of the latest happenings and events.
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CDS is one of the entrance examination for recruitment into Indian Armed Forces. OTA, AFA, NA and IMA are one of the finest and popular Training schools in the world which suggests admission through CDS is not easy. CDS does not have a well-structured syllabus for General Knowledge, therefore, study material candidate use for preparation has to be perfect and should meet all the requirements.
To prepare for an exam, books are the best source as they enhance knowledge and provide insights about a topic but, a candidate often faces plenty of problems to choose the right book. To lighten candidates’ burden, the books mentioned below are chosen after careful research to help the candidate prepare well for General Knowledge.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.