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How to Prepare English Section for CDS 2 2022?

How to Prepare English Section for CDS 2 2022?

Hello Aspirants,

In this article, we are going to focus on some important factors related to English section, particularly for CDS 2 2022 . The Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. CDS Written exam consists of three papers: Maths, English and General Knowledge.

CDS Exam Pattern

CDSE is divided in three major parts, i.e. General Knowledge, English & Mathematics (which is optional for OTA, so the total marks for OTA is 200.

Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
English 120 100 2 Hours
General Knowledge 120 100 2 Hours
Elementary Mathematics 100 100 2 Hours
Total 340 300 6 Hours

CDS 2 2022: English Syllabus

First of all, let’s see the detailed syllabus of the English section. The syllabus of the English Section is very vast so it is very much important to divide each topic separately and prepare accordingly. This will help you give the idea of what you need to prepare and in how much depth you need to prepare for each topic.

  • Spotting of Errors
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Vocabulary (Idioms & Phrases)
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence Completion (Fill in the Blanks & Cloze Test)
  • Ordering of Words & Sentences
  • Comprehension
  • Active – Passive Voice
  • Direct – Indirect Speech or Reported Speech
  • Word Substitution
  • Parts of Speech
  • Spelling
  • Transformation of Sentences
  • Prepositions & Determiners
  • Completion of Sentences

Weightage of English Topics in CDS 1 2022

Topics No. of Questions
Ordering of Sentences 10
Ordering of words in a Sentences 10
Fill in the Blanks 10
Spotting Error 10
Reading Comprehension 10
Antonyms 10
Synonyms 10
Part of Speech 10
Completion of Sentence 10
Cloze Composition 10
Preposition and Determiners 10
Idioms & Phrases 10

CDS English Previous Year Analysis

Below is the table provided of the previous year questions from various English Topics.

Year spotting of errors Antonyms and synonyms vocabulary (idioms and phrases) sentence completion

(fill in the blanks)

sentence completion (cloze test) ordering of words Comprehension reported speech  parts of speech  preposition and determiners  completion of sentences  ordering of sentences
CDS 1 2018 20 20 15 10 15 10 20 0 0 0 0 10
CDS 2 2018 10 21 5 10 15 20 18 6 0 0 0 20
CDS 1 2019 20 20 15 10 15 10 20 0 0 0 0 10
CDS 2 2019 15 20 10 0 19 13 17 0 10 0 0 13
CDS 1 2020 10 20 10 10 0 10 10 10 10 0 0 10
CDS 2 2020 10 20 10 10 20 10 10 0 10 0 0 10
CDS 1 2021 10 20 10 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10
CDS 2 2021 10 20 10 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10
CDS 1 2022 10 20 10 10 10 10 10 0 10 10 10 10

From Where to Study?

  1. COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES (CDS) EXAMINATION SUBJECT-WISE SOLVED PAPERS Adda247
    You can practice test papers which is available on the website of adda 247. This Book is updated as per the latest examination pattern and is suitable for UPSC CDS Exam.

    The aim of this Book is to help students learn and understand the new pattern of recruitment exams which will help them to maximise their scores in the competitive examination. The Book has been prepared by experienced faculties, subject-matter experts and with the expertise of Adda247 keeping the new pattern and challenges of competitive exams in mind.

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2. UPSC CDS 2022 Complete eBooks E-Kit

UPSC CDS ( IMA ,INA  & AFA) Previous Year and UPSC CDS(OTA) Previous Year eBooks for UPSC CDS Exams. The eBook is updated as per the latest examination pattern and is suitable for UPSC CDS Exams.

These eBook are useful to crack the UPSC CDS Exam. we’ve brought access to all the latest updates and study material at your fingertips. These eBooks are useful to crack the UPSC CDS Exam.

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3. UPSC CDS II 2022 (OTA ) Online Live Classes | Complete Bilingual Batch By Adda247

This Complete course is designed for all those aspirants who are weak in English , General Knowledge And unable to score better marks in any section. Its contents will clear the basic concepts of All Subjects, helping students of any standard or background to understand any question in a better way, thereby helping in score more. This  batch will cover the complete CDS ( OTA) Exam.. This batch provides practice questions along with latest pattern questions and basic concepts so that you can relate to exams.

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4. UPSC CDS II 2022 (IMA INA AFA) Online Test Series By Adda247

Adda247 offers UPSC CDS II 2022 ( IMA ,INA & OTA) Test Series which are designed and conducted in the same way as of the actual examination. It helps the students analyze their strengths and weaknesses so that the same can be worked upon before the actual examination.

These Comprehensive Test Series will examine the knowledge of the aspirants and prepare them to develop the right attitude for them through a wide variety of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s) over the course of the Test Series. These test series, through practice, help the aspirants reduce the rate of errors committed during the UPSC CDS II 2022 Examination.

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5. To understand the pattern of paper, go through the previous papers and try to solve them to analyze your performance. Here is the link – CDS English Previous Year Question Papers

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