CDS Paper Analysis 2023: Question Paper, Answer Key & More

CDS 2 2023 exam was held onĀ  November, 2023 all over India. The UPSC conducts the CDS exam twice a year to recruit candidates for different defense categories like Indian Naval Academy, Indian Military Academy, Indian Air Force, and more. Here is a complete CDS 2 exam analysis 2023 for all three papers.

CDS Paper 2 Exam Analysis

The CDS Exam 2023 was held on November, 2023. The paper analysis will be provided after the successful conduction of the exam.

Subject Difficulty Level Good Attempts
English Easy 86-94
General Knowledge Easy to Moderate 68-73
Elementary Mathematics Moderate 65-70

CDS II Paper Analysis for English

TOPICS No. Of Questions
Spotting Errors 10
Sentence Arrangement
Synonyms 20
Word Selection 10
Idioms and Phrases 10
Fill In The Blanks 8-10
Word Ordering
Reading Comprehension 10
Sentence Ordering 10

CDS II Paper Analysis For General Knowledge

Subjects No. Of Questions
Geography 15
History 25
Economy 10
Polity 15-17
Physics 10-12
Chemistry 15
Biology 5-7
Current Affairs 15-20
Defense 2

CDS II Paper Analysis For Mathematics

Subjects No. Of Questions
Number System 20
Mensuration 15
Geometry 20
Profit & Loss 1
Mixture & Allegation 1
SI/CI 3-5
Statistics 3-5
Time, Speed & Distance 5
Algebra 7
Percentage 2
Clock 2
Time & Work 3
Trigonometry 13-15

UPSC CDS Shift Timing


Subjects Exam Timings
English 9 AM to 11 AM
GK 12 Noon to 2 PM
Mathematics 3 PM to 5 PM

CDS Exam Pattern 2023

Mode of exam Offline
Type of questions Multiple Choice Questions
No. of questions 300
Sections 3
Total Weightage 300 questions (1 mark for each question)
Exam Duration 120 minutes (2 Hours)
Negative Marking 1/3 Mark deducted for each wrong answer


CDS 2 2023 exam was held on 14th November 2023 all over India. The CDS Exam is conducted twice a year. While you are preparing for the CDS 1 2023, you need to check the previous year exam analysis.

Here is the entire paper analysis for the CDS II 2023 exam.

All the best for your exam!

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