CDS Exam English 30 Day Study Plan

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: English, General Knowledge and Mathematics.

English Paper in CDS exam includes 120 questions and a total of 100 marks with 0.83 marks being awarded for each correct answer and 0.27 marks deducted for each incorrect one. The paper duration is of 2 hours.

CDS English Syllabus consists of :

  • 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
  • One Word Substitution
  • Parts of Speech
  • Spelling
  • Transformation

Most Important Topics to Focus are:

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

Below are in detail topic-wise previous years’ Q&A analysis and a concrete study plan to cover all the important topics in CDS English syllabus in 30 days of the exam:

30 Day Study Plan for CDS English Important Topics

Tips to Remember

  • Revise the Grammar and Vocabulary part regularly.
  • Practice, Practice & Practice!
  • If you have time enough, go through the rest of the CDS English syllabus alongside the study plan.
  • Take CDS English Mock Tests without fail.
  • Don’t forget to chill out and relax!

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