CDS Questions

CDS February 2020 English Question Paper

Directions: In this section you have a few short passage. After each passage, you will find some items based on the passage. First, read a passage and answer the items based on it. You are required to select your answers based on the contents of the passage and opinion of the author only.

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CDS February 2020 General Knowledge Question Paper

1. The Government of India has recently constituted a civilian award in the name of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the field of contribution to

  1. Unity and integrity of India
  2. Art and culture
  3. Social work
  4. Entrepreneurship
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CDS 2018 (February) English Question Paper


Directions: Each item in this section consists of a sentence with an underlined word/words followed by four words. Select the option that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word/words and mark your response on your Answer Sheet accordingly.

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CDS 2015 (1) Paper General Knowledge Questions

1. Which one among the following was not an outcome of the fifth BRICS summit held in Durban in South Africa in March 2013?

  1. Signing of two agreements on Extending Credit Facility in Local Currencies and BRICS Multilateral Letter of Credit Confirmation Facility
  2. Proclamation of establishment of BRICS-led New Development Bank
  3. Creation of a safety net through a Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) among BRICS countries
  4. Setting up of BRICS Business Council and BRICS Think Tank Council
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CDS 2014 (Second) General Knowledge Questions

1. The upper and lower portions in common type of bi-focal lenses are respectively

  1. concave and convex
  2. convex and concave
  3. both concave of different focal lengths
  4. both convex of different focal lengths
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CDS 2014 (First) General Knowledge Questions

1. "The Draft Constitution as framed only provides a machinery for the government of the country. It is not a contrivance to install any particular party in power as has been done in some countries. Who should be in power is left to be determined by the people, as it must be, if the system is to satisfy the test of democracy." The above passage from Constituent Assembly debates is attributed to

  1. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
  2. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
  3. Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
  4. Acharya J. B. Kriplani
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CDS 2013 (2) General Knowledge Paper Questions

Directions: The following seven (7) items consist of two statements, statement I and statement II. You are to examine these two statements carefully and select the answers to these items using the code given below:


  1. Both the statements are individually true and statements II is the correct explanation of statement I
  2. Both the statements are individually true and statements II is not the correct explanation of statement I
  3. Statement I is true but statement II is false
  4. Statement I is false but statement II is true
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CDS 2013 (1) General Knowledge Paper Questions

1. Why was Kaushik Basu, the ex-economic advisor to the Prime Minister of India, in news recently?

He was appointed as

  1. the President of the IMF
  2. the President of the World Bank
  3. the Economic Advisor of the United Nations
  4. the Chief Economist of the World Bank
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CDS 2012 (2) Paper General Knowledge Questions

1. A device which is used in our TV set, Computer, Radio set for storing the electric charge is

  1. resistor
  2. inductor
  3. capacitor
  4. conductor
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CDS 2011 (1) Maths Paper Questions

1. The diagonal of a cube is 4√3 cm. What is its volume

  • (a) 16 cm3
  • (b) 32 cm3
  • (c) 64 cm3
  • (d) 192 cm3
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CDS 2012 (1) General Knowledge Questions

1. Over 90% of the world's biomass is in

  1. Tropical rain forest
  2. Freshwater wetlands
  3. Top soils
  4. Oceans
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CDS 2011 (2) General Knowledge Questions

1. Name the continents that form a mirror image of each other?

  1. North America and South America
  2. Asia and Africa
  3. Africa and South America
  4. Europe and Asia
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CDS 2011 (1) General Knowledge Questions

1. A devastating cloud burst swept over on August 2010. Which one of the following statements with regard to Cloud Burst is not correct?

  1. Cloud Burst is a localized weather phenomenon representing highly concentrated rainfall over a small area in a short duration of time
  2. Cloud Burst occurs due to upward movement of moisture-laden air with sufficient rapidity to form cumulonimbus clouds
  3. Cloud Burst occurs only in hilly areas
  4. There is no satisfactory technique till now for predicting Cloud Burst
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CDS 2016 (February) General Knowledge Paper

1. Plants contain a variety of sterols like stigmasterol, ergosterol, sitosterol etc., Which very closely resemble cholesterol. These plant sterols are referred as:

(a) Phytosterols
(b) Calciferols
(c) Ergocalciferols
(d) Lumisterols

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CDS 2018 (February) General Knowledge Question Paper

1. Which one of the following elements is used as a timekeeper in atomic clocks?

(a) Potassium
(b) Caesium
(c) Calcium
(d) Magnesium

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