CDS 1/2020 Model Papers and Practice Paper Pdf Download

The CDS exam is conducted by the UPSC twice in a year and this is the only exam after the graduation by which you can get recruited for any of the three Major Forces of India like Indian Air force, Indian Army, and Indian Navy, etc. Any graduates who have physics and mathematics at 10+2 level can apply for this exam. Here In this article, I will share with you guys the sample paper of CDS 1/2020, the Model paper of CDS 1/2020 and some Previous Year question papers of it. You can download these papers in PDF and can solve those papers for better Practice.

CDS 1/2020 Model Papers and Practice Paper Pdf Download:-

In this article, we will also discuss what is different between Medel question papers and previous year question papers. both the papers are similar in looks and the same number of questions, same difficulty level, etc. But both are different.

UPSC CDS 2020 Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme

Model paper of CDS 1/2020:

The model question paper of any exam is different from the previous year’s question paper. The model question papers are mostly designed by the Coaching Institutes for the practice of their students and sometimes a teacher who has more experience in any particular exam, they also design the model question paper and sell them online and offline. You can solve those papers for better practice, The number of questions and difficulty level of questions is almost the same, Most of the coaching design the model papers of CDS by taking the help of CDS Examiners, these papers can be very useful. I have given a link below to download the Model question papers of CDS 1 2020.

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Sample paper of CDS 1/2020:

You would have seen that most of the books have sample papers that are given at the last 2-3 pages in the books. These are the sample which is designed by the publications to give a brief idea of the question papers. The sample is just not enough for you for the exam. Most of the books give the sample paper of every chapter, the motto is to give this, to get a brief idea about what type of questions can be asked in the exam from this particular chapter. If you have enough time for the preparation, I would suggest you start with the solving sample paper of each particular chapter and then move to the previous year’s question paper. I have given a link to download the Sample question paper.

Previous Year question papers of CDS 1 2020:

The previous year’s question paper is an exact paper of Exam which has happened the previous year or last year. But it is hard to get the exact previous year of the exam but Here I will share with the previous year question papers of the CDS exam. you can download this paper in PDF.  I have given the link below to download the previous year question papers:

How to prepare for CDS 1/2020:

How known the preparation tricks of the CDS exam, first let’s see the exam pattern and syllabus of the CDS exam 1/ 2020:

  • English
  • General knowledge
  • Elementry mathematics

For Permanent Commission:-

SECTION No.of questions Marks
1.   English         100 100
2.   General Knowledge         100 100
3.   Elementary Mathematics         100 100
Total marks 300

For Shart Service Commission.

SECTION No.of questions Marks
1.   English         100 100
2.   General Knowledge         100 100
Total marks 200


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This is the syllabus of the CDS 1/2020,  You have to prepare three individual subjects for a better score in the exam.

English section is aimed at testing the basic English skills of the candidate like Synonyms, Antonyms, Reading comprehension, Jumbled sentences, Sentence Correction and Fill in the blanks, etc.

General Knowledge requires you to have up-to-date knowledge of Current Affairs, scientific inventions, History, Geography, defense-related news and any other topics of importance.

Elementary mathematics is just basic mathematics up to the 10th level and aimed to check the sharpness of your mind by giving you tricky questions.

Here are the few common tips to prepare the CDS syllabus, All the portion of this exam is easy, it’s all up to how you prepare for this:

  1. For English, first, check the English test syllabus.
  2. To prepare for the English create a habit of reading and improve your vocabulary. You can do it by reading English newspapers, English articles, etc.
  3. Set proper time management for the grammar portion.
  4. Solve mock test paper and previous year question paper.
  5. For General knowledge, there is no perfect trick to prepare for this. Just collect information regarding news, international news, defense-related news, etc.
  6. And for the History, civil and geography prepare with the CDS books. Or books of Major Kalshi Classes.
  7. For elementary mathematics, this is not so tough portion, most of the questions would be tricky like reasoning, just prepare for the reasoning and also solve the maths till 10th class.

Download Model Paper With Answer Key

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1 English Click Here Click Here
2 General knowledge Click Here Click Here
3 Elementry mathematics Click Here Click Here

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