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CDS-1 2023 Exam Paper Analysis & Cut-Off Marks

CDS-1 2023 was conducted on the 16th of April 202 by the Union Public Service Commission. Like previous many years, this year too we are providing a very accurate and pinpointed exam analysis of the CDS-1 2023. CDS-1 2023 Exam Paper Analysis will cover topics asked in each paper, the number of questions from each topic, and the difficulty level of each topic.

The Expert Team of Mentors Defence Institute has done thorough research on the CDS Exam conducted on 16th April and we are presenting you a very accurate and reliable exam analysis and expected cut-off for CDS-1 2023. Our exam analysis will cover not only topics but also their difficulty level. After presenting you with this accurate analysis, we shall tell you the expected cut-off for CDS-1 2023.

The Combined Defense Services (CDS) examination is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to recruit eligible candidates for various posts in the Indian Armed Forces. The CDS-1 2023 exam was conducted on 16th April 2023, and as always, it was eagerly awaited by thousands of aspirants across the country. In this article, we will provide a detailed analysis of the CDS-1 2023 exam.

The CDS-1 2023 exam was conducted in two sessions: the morning session (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM) and the afternoon session (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM). The exam consisted of three papers – English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics – with a total of 300 marks. Each paper was of two hours in duration.

English Paper

The English paper consisted of 120 questions, each carrying one mark. The level of the paper was moderate, and candidates who had prepared well for grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension would have found it relatively easy. The questions were distributed evenly among topics such as synonyms and antonyms, fill-in-the-blanks, idioms and phrases, sentence improvement, and comprehension.

TopicsNo of Questions          Difficulty Level
Easy QuestionsModerate QuestionsBrainBusters (Difficult)
Spotting Error1010 out of 10
Idioms & Phrases1010 out of 10
Reading Comprehension1010 out of 10
Ordering of Chunks in a sentence1010 out of 10
Ordering of Sentences1010 out of 10
Fill in the Blanks1010 out of 10
Antonyms101      10 out of 10
Cloze Composition1010 out of 10
Synonyms1010 out of 10
Completion of Sentence1010 out of 10
Preposition & Determiners1010 out of 10
Word Classes- (POS) Recognition1010 out of 10

General Studies Paper

The General Knowledge paper consisted of 120 questions, with each question carrying one mark. The level of the paper was moderate to difficult, with a few questions being quite tricky. The questions were distributed among topics such as current affairs, history, geography, economy, polity, and defense-related issues. The defense-related questions were particularly challenging, and candidates who had prepared well for this section would have had an advantage.

TopicsSub-SectionNo of Questions       Difficulty Level
Easy QuestionsModerate QuestionsBrain Busters (Difficult)
SciencePhysics1055
Chemistry1064
Biology1082
HistoryAncient History4121
Medieval History633
Modern History12552
GeographyIndian Geography14743
World Geography211
Physical Geography312
Economics9531
Polity16943
Current Affairs201055
Static GK44

Elementary Mathematics Paper

The Elementary Mathematics paper consisted of 100 questions, with each question carrying 1.5 marks. The level of the paper was moderate, and candidates who had prepared well for topics such as algebra, trigonometry, geometry, and mensuration would have found it relatively easy. There were a few tricky questions, but overall, the paper was doable.

TopicsNo of Questions        Difficulty Level
Easy QuestionsModerate QuestionsBrain Busters (Difficult)
Geometry 15258
Data Sufficiency 100100
Mensuration 152112
Set 11
Trigonometry963
Height & Distance202
Polynomial734
Number System16862
Logarithm and Exponential110
Surds & Indicies211
LCM & HCF413
Percentage101
Profit & Loss101
SI & CI202
Time & Work202
Pipe & Cistern101
Partnership101
Problem on Ages101
Average101
Time and Distance202
Boat & Streams101
Statistics404
Ratio & Proportion110

CDS-1 2023 Expected Cut off for OTA, IMA, AFA, and INA

CDS-1 2023 Expected Cut off
OTA (Women)90-100
OTA (Men)90-100
IMA130-140
AFA140-150
INA115-125

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