UPSC CDS 2 2021 Exam Analysis English; Questions moderately difficult, check expected cutoff

UPSC has concluded the CDS 2 English exam today at 11 pm. Overall the question paper was moderately difficult for the CDS 2 2021 English paper.

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Prabakaran K | Nov 14, 2021 - 11:02 a.m. IST
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New Delhi: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has conducted the CDS 2 2021 exam for the English paper today and candidates who appeared in the examination found the questions as moderately difficult. Though some of them found the questions as easy.

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There was a mixed reaction from the candidates who appeared in the UPSC CDS 2 English exam 2021. Some said it was moderate, many said it was easy and no one felt it was hard. Candidates who are having a good command of English will be able to score more than 70 marks easily.

UPSC CDS 2 exam analysis 2021: English

The UPSC CDS 2 2021 questions were asked about identifying the part of the sentence i.e. whether the underlying word, verb, noun, pronoun, adverb, adjective etc. Also, questions were asked about identifying the correct spelling. Apart from that, the exam pattern of the CDS 2 English paper was the same.

UPSC CDS 2 2021 paper analysis for English

CDS 2 paper

Good attempts

Difficulty level



Easy to moderate

UPSC CDS 2 paper analysis 2021: English (Topic-asked)

The followings were the topics and number of questions asked in the UPSC CDS 2 examination.

  • Spotting Errors - 10 questions

  • Sentence arrangement

  • Synonyms - 10 questions

  • Antonyms - 10 questions

  • Selecting words - 10 questions

  • Ordering of sentence - 10 10 questions

  • Comprehension - 10 questions

  • Ordering of words in a sentence

  • Fill in the blanks - 10 questions

  • Idioms and phrases - 10 questions, etc.

UPSC CDS 2 cutoff 2021 (expected)


Written exam cutoff

CDS final cutoff


135 marks



121 marks



112 marks


OTA (female)

84 marks


OTA (male)

84 marks


The CDS 2 2021 exam is conducted to recruit candidates for defense services in IMA/ INA/ AFA/ OTA. UPSC CDS 2 GK paper will be held today from 12 noon to 2 pm and mathematics paper will be conducted from 3 pm to 5 pm. The CDS 2 2021 result is expected to be declared in the 1st week of December 2021.

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