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CDS Syllabus Details: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is going to conducts Combined Defence Services (CDS ) Examination for recruitment of various vacancies under Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. The CDS syllabus details is given below.

PAPER – 1: ENGLISH:
The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

PAPER – 2: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE:
General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The Paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of a nature which Candidate should be able to answer without special study.

PAPER – 3: ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS: 
Arithmetic: Number System-Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental Operations addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal fractions. Unitary method, time and distance, time and work, percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.
Elementary Number Theory– Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11. Multiples and factors. Factorization Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm, Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables.

ALGEBRA
Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M. Theory of polynomials, Solutions of quadratic equations, relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns-analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear in equations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or in equations in two Variables or quadratic equations in one variable & their solutions. Set language and set notation, rational expressions and conditional identities, Laws of indices.

TRIGONOMETRY
Sine x, cosine x, Tangent x when 0 ≤x ≤90 Values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x = 0, 30, 45, 60 and 90
Simple trigonometric identities.
Use of trigonometric tables.
Simple cases of heights and distances.

GEOMETRY
Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on (i) Properties of angles at a Point, (ii) Parallel lines, (iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, (iv) Congruency of triangles, (v) Similar triangles, (vi) Concurrence of medians and altitudes, (vii) Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square (viii) Circles and its properties including tangents and normal, (ix) Loci.

MENSURATION
Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle and circle. Areas of figures which Can be split up into these figures (Field Book), Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface area and Volume of spheres.

STATISTICS
Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation, frequency Polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts etc. Measures of central tendency.

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Responses to “CDS Syllabus Details”

  • Karan says:

    My height is 152.5 cm. Am i eligible for the post of CDS?

  • Md Shahbaz says:

    How much percentage is required for the posts in CDS exam?

  • Gopal says:

    I have done BA, MA, ITI and my date of birth is 27th July 1997. Am i eligible for this exam?

  • sujindra moshahari says:

    Sir, I have passed BA and my date of birth is 12th December 1993. Am i eligible for CDS OTA exam?

  • Mallesh says:

    I have NCC airforce ‘C’ whether i have exam or not

  • Mohammed Tameem says:

    I’m 3rd year Computer Science Engineer student, am i eligible to apply for this post?

  • ajay kaler says:

    sir, my height is only 5.5 inch. can i apply for cds exam?

  • Nuthana says:

    @Balram saini
    As per the notification candidates who are studying in the final year/ semester Degree couse & have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply for 457 posts in UPSC CDS I, but candidate should not have present backlog upto tha last year/ semester for which the result have been declared upto the time of submission of application & they would be required to submit the proof of passing the Degree examination at the time of SSB to reach the Army. For more details click the following URL:
    https://www.freejobalert.com/upsc-recruitment/16960/

  • nikunj sehvaliya says:

    Sir, i have passed 12th with commerce economics, and graduation with BCA (bachelor of computer application), can i fill form of “ITA and OMA”?

  • Balram saini says:

    Sir, i am B.Sc final year student, can i apply for cds official training acadamy?

  • Chaitra says:

    @Anjali Sharma
    As per the notification candidates should born between 02-01-1992 and 01-01-1998 in order to apply for UPSC CDS I in Officers Training Academy course.

  • Anjali Sharma says:

    Sir, my age is 24 years, am I eligible for OTA?

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