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CDS General Studies (GK)
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UPSC CDS General Knowledge (GK) Exam Pattern

How many questions are asked from general studies section in UPSC CDS exam?
120 questions.
What are the total marks for CDS paper III (GK)?
100 marks.
Is there any provision of negative marking in CDS GK paper?
What kind of questions are asked in the GS section?
Objective type MCQs (multiple choice questions).
How can I better understand the pattern of GS paper?
Refer to the previous years' UPSC CDS (General Studies) question papers.
In CDS (GS) paper, most questions are asked from which section?
More than 70% of questions are asked form these topics alone: Science, History and Culture, Geography, Economy and Polity.

UPSC CDS General Knowledge (GK) Preparation Tips

Which study material is a must for the preparation of CDS general studies paper?
For Science (Physics / Chemistry / Biology) refer NCERT books (class IX to XII). For Social Science refer GK book - "Pathfinder" by Arihant publication.
Which book should I study for CDS general studies (Politics, History, Geography and Economics)?
Politics: M. Laxmikanth (McGraw-Hill publication); History: Tamil Nadu state board books (class XI to XII); Geography and Economics: NCERT (class XI to XII)
Appart form regular study material, what are some general study tips for UPSC CDS (II) exam preparation?
Read newspaper: It will improve your knowledge of general awareness and English Language (vocabulary and grammar). Study Oxford Student Atlas on a regular basis because it contains important physical and political maps related to India.
Why is UPSC CDS general knowledge paper so important?
Because you can get an overall high score in the exam. Best thing is you don't need some extra time for calculation. If you possess the information fit in your mind, you can easily get full marks for the GS section by choosing the correct option.
How many hours of study will be enough for CDS GS preparation?
2 to 3 hours daily.
What topics are important for the current affairs section of GS paper?
Current defence news and government policies.