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UPSC CDS Exam Pattern 2019 CDS 1 (Topic-Wise) Marking Scheme Download

UPSC CDS Exam Pattern

To start preparation for any examination either entrance exam, recruitment exam or any other, Exam Pattern and syllabus plays an important role. Contenders who are going to attend CDS exam can download UPSC CDS Exam Pattern from here.

Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam is a gateway through which young men as well as women can be a part of any of the three wings of the Indian Defence Services- Indian Army, Indian Air Force or Indian Navy. So, start preparation for upcoming CDS 2019 Exam from below given UPSC CDS 1 (Topic-Wise) Marking Scheme.

UPSC CDS Exam Date:

CDS 1 Exam and CDS 2 Exam will be held on scheduled date that is 03-02-2019 (Sunday) and 08-09-2019 (Sunday) respectively. In IMA (Indian Military Academy), Air Force Academy, and Indian Naval Academy exams, 100 multiple choice questions will be asked in three sections.

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CDS Exam Pattern

UPSC CDS Exam is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). You need to check UPSC CDS Exam Pattern as updated here to prepare in better way for upcoming exam. Contenders must know the CDS 1 & 2 (Topic-Wise) OTA, IMA, AFA marking Scheme and CDS exam pattern.

We have provided here complete details regarding Union Public Service Commission CDS 2 Exam on this page. So, have a look on this page Union Public Service Commission is going to conduct CDS 1 Exam and CDS 2 Exam on scheduled date that is 03-02-2019 (Sunday) and 08-09-2019 (Sunday) respectively.

CDS 2019 Highlights:

Mode of ExamOffline only (Pen and paper mode)
Number of Questions asked300 MCQ Type
Number of questions in OTA200 MCQ Type
Maximum Marks300 and 200 (OTA)
Duration of Exam2 hours (120 minutes) for each paper
MediumHindi or English
Sections in PaperEnglish, GK and Mathematics, English and GK for OTA
Negative MarkingOne third mark deducted for every incorrect response

UPSC CDS Exam Pattern of Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

Exam Pattern of Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:

Aspirants can check the UPSC Combined Defence Services Exam Pattern for the Military academy, IAF and Indian naval academy as well. Please have a look at below table..!!

SubjectDurationMarks
English2 Hours100 Marks
General Knowledge2 Hours100 Marks
Elementary Mathematics2 Hours100 Marks

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CDS Exam Pattern For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

Here we have provided UPSC CDS Paper Pattern Scheme for the Officers Training Academy, just have a look..!!

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100 Marks
General Knowledge2 Hours100 Marks

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CDS 2019 Marking Scheme:

Candidates will have to go through the negative marking for every wrong answer. In the question paper, aspirants will get 4 options and they have to choose the right one. For each wrong answer, there will be 1/3 of the marks will be deducted.

For English

CDS 2019 PaperEnglish
Maximum Marks100
Marks for Correct answer+1 marks for each correct option
Negative marking-0.33 marks for each wrong answer

For GK

CDS 2019 PaperGK
Maximum Marks100
Marks for Correct answer+1 marks for each correct option
Negative marking-0.33 marks for each wrong answer

For Mathematics

CDS 2019 PaperMathematics
Maximum Marks100
Marks for Correct answer+1 marks for each correct option
Negative marking-0.33 marks for each wrong answer

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Marking scheme for 2019 OTA (Officers Training Academy):

After checking the combined defense services exam pattern you can check the marking scheme of the OTA from below stated table..!!

CDS 2019 PaperEnglishGK
Maximum Marks100100
Marks for Correct answer+1 marks for each correct option+1 marks for each correct option
Negative marking-0.33 marks for each wrong answer-0.33 marks for each wrong answer

Distribution of Questions:

PaperNumber of questions
English100
Mathematics100
GK100

Important topics asked in English paper:

TopicNumber of Questions
Sentence Improvement20
Reading Comprehension23 (5 passages)
Synonyms8
Antonyms7
One Word Substitution5
Para-Jumble10
Sentence-Jumble7
Spot the Error20
Cloze Test20

Important topics for GK paper:

TopicNumber of Questions
History19
Science27
Geography22
Ecology06
Polity20
Economy/Trade11
Miscellaneous /Armed Forces15

Paper Analysis Of Mathematics Paper:

TopicNumber of Questions
Mensuration14
Algebra7
Mean-Median-Mode (Frequency Distribution Table)4
Time speed and Distance6
Number System20
Simple interest/Compound interest5
Percentage2
Profit/Loss1
Mixture1
Time and Work3
Trigonometry14
Set Theory1
Clock2
Geometry20

Recommended Books to Prepare for CDS Exam:

Name of the BookAuthor
Objective EnglishS.P. Bakshi
Quick Learning objective EnglishR.S. Aggarwal

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Combined Defence Service Exam:

Union Public Service Commission conducts Combined Defence Service exam twice every year for the recruitment of candidates to office cadre of the Army, Navy and Air force.

Candidates who will able to qualify the Written Test will be called by Service Selection Board for interview. If aspirants will be finally selected, depending upon the choice given by them and their merit list ranking, are sent to one of the following institutes for orientation training as follows:

    • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
    • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai
  • Officers Training  Academy, Chennai 23rd SSC Women (Non-Technical)

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CDS Exam 2019 Important Dates:

For CDS I:

Exam EventsFor CDS I
Release of the official notice31-10-2018
Online application process begins31-10-2018
Last date for the receipt of application form26-11-2018
Issuance of CDS admit card3 weeks before the exam
Date of written examination03-02-2019 (Sunday)
Announcement of resultMarch 2019

For CDS II:

Exam EventsFor CDS II
Release of the official notice12-06-2019
Online application process begins12-06-2019
Last date for the receipt of application form08-07-2019
Issuance of CDS admit card3 weeks before the exam
Date of written examination08-09-2019 (Sunday)
Announcement of resultOctober 2019

UPSC CDS (I) 2019 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question 1: What is the date for the online application process?

Answer: According to UPSC Examination Calendar 2019, the online application process for CDS I and CDS II will begin on 31st October 2018 and 12th June 2019, respectively.

Question 2: When will UPSC CDS admit card be issued to candidates?

Answer: 3 weeks before the examination.

Question 3: I am an arts graduate. Am I eligible for Air Force Academy?

Answer: No, you are not eligible for this post.

Question 4:  I belong to PwD category. Am I eligible for the CDS exam 2019?

Answer: No, there is no reservation for PWD category candidates in the CDS exam.

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Final Words:

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