UPSC CDS (1) 2017: Candidates say General Knowledge section was difficult

The Union Public Service Commission UPSC successfully conducted the Combined Defence Services, CDS (1) 2017 Exam on February 5, 2017. PaGaLGuY spoke to a few CDS 1 2017 exam aspirants to seek their review of  CDS I 2017.

UPSC CDS 2017 (I) Exam Review: 

A CDS  candidate, Rishabh Kumar, from Navi Mumbai, said, “The difficulty level of the paper was moderate, but the General Knowledge section was tough. Questions like how many medals did India win in Summer Olympics, who won the gold medal in Summer Paralympics in Javelin Throw, and more were asked. Overall my exam was alright.” 

The UPSC CDS 1 2017 exam consisted of three papers, namely:

  • English
  • General Knowledge
  • Elementary Mathematics

Another CDS aspirant Aniket Gomekar who took the exam from Pune, said, “I fared well in the exam. The GK paper was based more on the static part,  however,  there were a few questions related to the current affairs. The English paper was easy when compared to the last CDS”. 

Each subject was tested in a separate paper and the duration of each of these were of two hours. 

“If the cut offs for this CDS do not exceed last years’ patter,  then i am pretty sure of clearing the written part. English was easy, GK was manageable. Hopefully looking forward to my next SSB attempt”, said Dishant Verma, who took the exam from New Delhi. 

A total of 463 vacancies are to be filled this year in the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Chennai (Men and Women), Air Force Academy, Hyderabad, and Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala. The above mentioned vacancies will be filled through the CDS 1 2017 exam. 

As per the tentative schedule, UPSC is expected to declare the CDS 1 2017results in April 2017.

Lakhs of candidates appear for CDS exam which is conducted twice a year, that is in every six months. Success at the examination confers no right of admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy or the Officers’ Training Academy as the case may be. The final selection will be made in order of merit subject to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects and number of vacancies available.

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