# UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis, Expected Cut off 2016

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UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis, Expected Cut off 2016: Union Public Service Commission conducted the UPSC CDS (II) examination today i.e. 23 October 2016. UPSC conducts the Combined Defence Services Examination for recruiting new candidates every year for the Indian Defence Forces.

This article focuses on UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis, Number of Good Attempts and Expected Cut-off for the written examination. This analysis will specify the number of questions from each topic along with a few pointers on the level of difficulty of specific topics in CDS (II) Exam.

## UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis 2016

UPSC CDS (II) written examination consisted of Objective type questions carrying 100 marks for each subject.

Refer to the following table to understand UPSC Exam Pattern for training in Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy.

 Subject Duration Maximum Marks English 2 Hours 100 General Knowledge 2 Hours 100 Elementary Mathematics 2 Hours 100

The UPSC CDS (II) Written Exam is divided into 3 sections, namely English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. The time limit for each section is set for 2 hours. Hence, the Combined Defence Services Examination is a 6-Hour Ordeal.

In case of Officers’ Training Academy, the exam has 2 sections, English and General Knowledge.

Now, let’s begin our UPSC CDS 2 Exam analysis by discussing about the difficulty level for each section of CDS examination.

## Section-Wise UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis 2016

As explained before, there were 3 sections in UPSC CDS (II) Examination. The overall difficulty level was Moderate. Let’s head to our sectional exam analysis and assess the overall the paper of UPSC CDS (II) 2016.

### UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis: English

The level of difficulty for UPSC CDS 2 English paper was Easy to Moderate. The table below tells about the number of questions from each topic in CDS (II) English Exam 2016.

 Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty Antonyms and Synonyms 17 Moderate Spot the Error 20 Easy Sentence Improvement 28 Moderate Word Substitution/ Selection 12 Easy Reading Comprehension 20 Moderate Parajumble Words 23 Moderate-Difficult

### UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis: General Knowledge

As expected, the difficulty level of questions in CDS (II) General Knowledge paper was Moderate to Difficult. Maximum questions were asked from the following topics:

 Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty Physics 10 Moderate to Difficult Chemistry 8 Easy Biology 9 Easy to Moderate Geography 22 Easy Polity 20 Moderate History 19 Difficult Current Affairs 15 Moderate Sociology and Environment 6 Easy Economics Concepts 11 Easy

### UPSC CDS 2 Exam Analysis: Elementary Mathematics

CDS (II) Elementary Mathematics section was Moderate in nature. Questions were asked mostly from the following topics:

 Topic No. of Questions Level of Difficulty Number System 20 Easy to Moderate Simple interest/Compound interest 5 Moderate Percentage and Profit & Loss 3 Easy Time and Work 3 Easy to Moderate Time speed and Distance 6 Easy to Moderate Clock 2 Easy Trigonometry 14 Easy to Moderate Set Theory 1 Moderate Geometry 20 Moderate to Difficult Mensuration 14 Moderate Algebra 7 Moderate Mean-Median-Mode (Frequency Distribution Table) 4 Moderate

This was our sectional analysis. Let us compile all the data and see what sort of a paper UPSC CDS (II) really was.

## UPSC CDS 2 Cut-Off 2016 (Expected)

There are a few factors which are taken into consideration while calculating the cutoff marks for UPSC CDS Examination. Factors like number of candidates, vacancies, level of difficulty etc. are taken into account. Based on our UPSC CDS 2 exam analysis, we have provided the Expected CDS (II) Cutoff Marks list in the section below.

 Post Expected Cut Off 2016 Air force Academy (AFA) 135-140 Indian Military Academy (IMA) 95-100 Officers Training Academy (OTA) 75-80 Naval Academy (NA) 100-110