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How to Prepare for Maths Section for CDS 2 2022?

How to Prepare for Maths Section for CDS 2 2022?

CDS Exam is going to be conducted on 4th September 2022 for which the aspirants are already preparing in full swing. One important thing to note here is that Mathematics is a subject which comes in 3 categories i.e. IMA (Indian Military Academy), INA (Indian Naval Academy), and AFA (Air Force Academy). Mathematics questions are not asked in the OTA (Officers Training Academy) category. In this article, you will get detailed strategy of how to prepare for Elementary Mathematics section for CDS 2 2022 Examination.

CDS 2 2022: Mathematics Syllabus

Before we delve into the Mathematics Preparation Strategy, one must know the detailed syllabus of the subject. Elementary Mathematics questions are asked of the Class 10th level.

Number System Decimal fractions Time and Distance
Time and work Percentages Simple and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss Ratio and Proportion Division Algorithm
H.C.F. and L.C.M Logarithms to base 10 Theory of Polynomials
Quadratic Equations Linear equations in Two Variables Laws of Indices
Trigonometry Heights and Distances Geometry
Lines and angles Mensuration Statistics

CDS Marking Scheme

Paper III Mathematics Exam for 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 other 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 Paper English GK Mathematics
Maximum Marks 100 100 100
Marks for Correct answer +1 marks for each correct option +1 marks for each correct option +1 marks for each correct option
Negative marking -0.33 marks for each wrong answer -0.33 marks for each wrong answer -0.33 marks for each wrong answer

Here in this article we will also try to understand the nature and details of the exam in order to have a focused strategy with the help of pattern it has been following for years. So let’s just discuss about the Paper pattern of the exam –

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 Previous Year Analysis of Maths

On the basis of nature of questions coming for so many years, we have segregated some important Maths topics to cover that are most likely to be there in the exam –

Arithmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensuration, Statistics, Natural numbers, Applications to simple and compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Time and distance, heights and distances, Ratio and Percentage, etc.

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Maths paper is scheduled at the last, that is, after the English and GK paper and by that time, most of the candidates get so much mentally tired that their efficiency decreases. So, here you need a focused strategy also here comes the role of lots of  practice

In this section, you need to score 20 marks to qualify Maths and 40+ is a decent score to clear your exam.

Weightage of Questions Based on CDS 1 2022

Topic Number of questions
Mensuration 12
Geometry 11
Algebra 6
Number system 9
Trigonometry 17
Time and Work 1
Speed & Distance 4
Simple Interest and Compound Interest 1
Venn Diagram 4
Profit and Loss 2
Miscellaneous 24
Total 100

From Where to Study?

  1. Go through the previous papers to have the idea of the questions and also to practice. Here is the link for the same.
    CDS Mathematics Previous Year Papers
  2. ACE DEFENCE Mathematics A Complete Guide for Defence Exams By Adda247
    A Complete Guide on Mathematics for Defence Exams that include CDS , AFCAT , Territorial Army , Coast Guard , Airmen Group X & Y ,CAPF ACs. Sailor -Entry &  other Competitive Exams The eBook is updated as per the latest examination pattern and is suitable for Defence 2022 Exams. This eBook is useful to crack the Defence  Exam. we’ve brought access to all the latest updates and study material at your fingertips.

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    4. 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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    5.  75 Days Study Plan for CDS 2 2022 Examination

    Team Adda has provided you with all the necessary details that you require to clear this exam. It’s a date-wise study plan of 75 days. This will help you in planning your day accordingly.

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