CDS 2020 Study Plan: Crack CDS Exam

CDS 2020 Study Plan: Crack CDS Exam

CDS 2020 Study Plan: Crack CDS Exam

Combined Defence Services Examination(CDSe) is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) twice a year (around Feb and Nov) for the induction of the officers into the Indian Armed Forces i.e Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy. Every year lakhs of defence aspirants wish to serve the nation by joining the defence forces. Many aspirants lack in clearing the exam because of proper guidance and strategy. Don’t worry, by visiting us you have hit the bulls eye. To clear CDS Exam 2020 you just need fire in your belly to see yourself in uniform than only you will be able to give your 100% for the preparation. In this article we will provide you every information and and best detailed study plan to prepare and crack the CDS  Exam 2020 in your first attempt.

CDS 2020 Study Plan

Every young blood wants to serve the nation by joining the Indian Armed Forces, but to achieve your dream you have to clear the CDS  Exam 2020 conducted by the UPSC. Aspirants need to understand that clearing the CDS examination needs focus and dedication. We will talk about it in detail below. In the table we have provided you the Subjects that are part of CDS Examination.

SubjectDurationMarks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100
Elementary Mathematics2 Hours100


Note: For Admissions in Officers Training Academy Elementary
Mathematics is eliminated and candidates have to appear in two exams only


You must prepare a blueprint of your preparation strategy and paste it in front of your Study table. In this article we will also provide you the time table that will help you to crack your CDS exam in the first attempt. Lets analyse the previous year cutoffs of the CDS exam and see what should our aim to crack the exam. We went through the data available on the official website of the UPSC and calculated the average of last five year cutoff. Here is the Average cutoff.
Academy
Written Exam
Final Exam

Minimum Marks of the Written Qualified Candidate (Subject to 20 marks in each Subject)
Total Minimum Marks of last recommended candidate
IMA
125
250
INA
120
241
AFA
140
268
OTA
(Men)
84
163
OTA
(Women)
84
164

● Now, candidates we have to play very safe and prepare those
subjects thoroughly which have more importance and will help us to score good marks so that we would be able to clear the cutoff and shall have SSB interview lined up.
● Paper 1 i.e English has very important role to play in clearing the written exam as the level of the paper is easy to moderate and you can easily attempt all question and score good marks.
● After that comes the most significant Paper II i.e General knowledge, this paper decides whether you will clear the written part or not. In this paper majority of candidates sit idle and try to guess the answer because the level of difficulty is pretty high. You have to just cross over 20 marks out of 100, provided you have done good in your English and Mathematics paper. It covers all general knowledge under the roof. We have mentioned the syllabus earlier in this article.
● Last exam is the Paper III Mathematics Exam and all those who are good and find it easy to clear the minimum cutoff i.e scoring at least 20 marks out 100 have upper hand. Some Candidate who are good in Mathematics even score good marks in this but simultaneously you have to score good marks in the earlier subjects as well so that you have your overall score more than the expected cutoff. Level of Maths is moderate to difficult and questions till 10th standard are asked but they have a bit high level standard. So those candidates who find it difficult to crack the exam should make their strategy very carefully so that they score at least 20 marks and cover up the overall cutoff by scoring good marks in General knowledge and English exam. Below we will talk about how to prepare for these sections.


CDS 2020 Study Plan: Crack CDS Exam


Day
S No Mathematics General Knowledge English
1
1 number system, simplification Interior of the Earth, Earthquakes, Volcanoes Sentence Rearrangement
2
2 hcf and lcm Pre historic period and Harappan civilization Synonyms
3
3 polynomial Socio Religious Movement in India Spotting Errors 
4
4 percentage  The Union Antonyms
5
5 ratio, proportion and partnership Rank and Indices Fill in the blanks
6
6 profit &loss Emergency Provisions Synonyms
7
7 interest Indian Judiciary Reading Comprehension
8
8 speed,time and distance Newtons Law and Circular Motion One Word Substitution
9
9 time and work Acid Bases and Salts English Miscellaneous
10
10 trigonometry Cells and its structure Sentence Improvement
11
11line and angles,triangleCharacterstics of Indian Economy Antonyms
12
12 circle Indian National Movements Fill in the blanks
13 13 quadrilateral and polygon Arts and Culture of India Sentence Rearrangement
14
14 surface area and volume Environment and Ecology Synonyms
15
15 statistics Books and Authors Spotting Errors 
16
16 data interpretation Constitutional and Non Constitutional Bodies Antonyms
17
17 algebraWork Energy and Power Fill in the blanks
18
18 height and distance History of Southern India and Kingdoms Synonyms
19
19 age Human Physiology Reading Comprehension
20
20 number system,simplification Advent of Europeans One Word Substitution
21
21 hcf and lcm Physical Features of India Sentence Improvement
22
22 polynomial State Executive  English Miscellaneous
23
23 percentage Miscellaneous  Word Arrangement

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