UPSC CDS 2 2016: For General Knowledge question paper analysis, check here

The Combined Defence Service Exam (CDS) 2, 2016, was conducted on Sunday, October 23. The exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) consists of three papers of two hours each namely English, General Knowledge and Mathematics. Each paper is of 100 marks. The General Knowledge paper had a total of 120 questions with each correct answer worth 0.80 marks and a one-third negative marking scheme.

Following is the distribution of marks for the General Knowledge paper of CDS 2 2016.  

Distribution of questions 

Subject                   No of Question

Physics – 5

Chemistry – 13

Biology – 8 

Geography/Environment – 24

History – 15 

Economics – 12 

Polity – 23

Defence /Current Affairs – 15

GK – 5

Comparative analysis for General Knowledge paper.

Arranging the areas in descending order (highest to lowest), the priority ranking of subject areas for GK are –

  • General Science and Science & Technology
  • Geography
  • Polity, Governance, and Institutions
  • Current Affairs
  • History
  • Economics

A total of 413 vacancies have been notified in CDS 2 2016 exam for entry in Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Chennai (Men and Women), Air Force Academy, Hyderabad, and Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala. 

For CDS 2 2016 English paper analysis, click here