CDS (I) 2017 – Paper Analysis


  • The UPSC conducted the CDS (I) Exam on February 2017.
  • The exam consisted of three papers – English, Elementary Mathematics and General Knowledge.
  • UPSC CDS II 2017 exam was slightly easier than the previous year and some sections were more conceptual.
  • General Knowledge & English questions were of moderate level while Mathematics was on tougher side.
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  • The questions on quantitative ability were based on various topics and involved simple calculations.
  • The difficulty level of this section was moderate.
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  • The level of the questions was moderate.
  • Verbal Ability covered entirely every topic of English usage such as Sentence Correction, Critical Reasoning, Parajumbles, Paragraph completion, Paragraph Summary and Reading Comprehension.
CDS (I) 2017 - English

General Knowledge

  • The level of the questions was moderate.