UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis, Expected Cut off 2016

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis, Expected Cut off 2016

 UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis, Expected Cut off 2016: Union Public Service Commission conducted the UPSC CDS (II) examination today i.e. 23 October 2016. UPSC conducts the Combined Defence Services Examination for recruiting new candidates every year for the Indian Defence Forces.

This article focuses on UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis, Number of Good Attempts and Expected Cut-off for the written examination. This analysis will specify the number of questions from each topic along with a few pointers on the level of difficulty of specific topics in CDS (II) Exam.


UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis 2016

UPSC CDS (II) written examination consisted of Objective type questions carrying 100 marks for each subject.

Refer to the following table to understand UPSC Exam Pattern for training in Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy.

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 Hours 100

The UPSC CDS (II) Written Exam is divided into 3 sections, namely English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. The time limit for each section is set for 2 hours. Hence, the Combined Defence Services Examination is a 6-Hour Ordeal.

In case of Officers’ Training Academy, the exam has 2 sections, English and General Knowledge.

Now, let’s begin our UPSC CDS 2 Exam analysis by discussing about the difficulty level for each section of CDS examination.


Section-Wise UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis 2016

As explained before, there were 3 sections in UPSC CDS (II) Examination. The overall difficulty level was Moderate. Let’s head to our sectional exam analysis and assess the overall the paper of UPSC CDS (II) 2016.

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis: English

The level of difficulty for UPSC CDS 2 English paper was Easy to Moderate. The table below tells about the number of questions from each topic in CDS (II) English Exam 2016.

 Topic  No. of Questions  Level of Difficulty
 Antonyms and Synonyms  17  Moderate
 Spot the Error 20  Easy
 Sentence Improvement  28  Moderate
 Word Substitution/ Selection  12  Easy
 Reading Comprehension  20  Moderate
 Parajumble Words  23  Moderate-Difficult

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis: General Knowledge

As expected, the difficulty level of questions in CDS (II) General Knowledge paper was Moderate to Difficult. Maximum questions were asked from the following topics:

Topic   No. of Questions  Level of Difficulty
 Physics  10  Moderate to Difficult
 Chemistry  8  Easy
 Biology  9  Easy to Moderate
 Geography  22  Easy
 Polity  20  Moderate
 History  19  Difficult
 Current Affairs  15  Moderate
 Sociology and Environment  6  Easy
 Economics Concepts  11  Easy

UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis: Elementary Mathematics

CDS (II) Elementary Mathematics section was Moderate in nature. Questions were asked mostly from the following topics:

Topic   No. of Questions  Level of Difficulty
Number System  20 Easy to Moderate
Simple interest/Compound interest  5  Moderate
Percentage and Profit & Loss  3  Easy
Time and Work  3  Easy to Moderate
Time speed and Distance  6  Easy to Moderate
Clock  2  Easy
Trigonometry  14  Easy to Moderate
Set Theory  1  Moderate
Geometry  20  Moderate to Difficult
Mensuration  14  Moderate
Algebra  7  Moderate
Mean-Median-Mode (Frequency Distribution Table)  4  Moderate

This was our sectional analysis. Let us compile all the data and see what sort of a paper UPSC CDS (II) really was.


UPSC CDS 2 Cut-Off 2016 (Expected)

There are a few factors which are taken into consideration while calculating the cutoff marks for UPSC CDS Examination. Factors like number of candidates, vacancies, level of difficulty etc. are taken into account. Based on our UPSC CDS 2 exam analysis, we have provided the Expected CDS (II) Cutoff Marks list in the section below.

 Post  Expected Cut Off 2016
Air force Academy (AFA)  135-140
Indian Military Academy (IMA)  95-100
Officers Training Academy (OTA)  75-80
Naval Academy (NA)  100-110

We conclude this article on UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis and Expected Cutoff. Please mention your doubts and queries in the comments section below.

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