CDS Exam Syllabus

The UPSC conducts a written exam called CDS Examination for the recruitment of the applicable aspirants. The CDS Exam Syllabus is very important to be read out for passing the exam. The exam comprises three basic subjects English, General Knowledge and Mathematics. These three subjects include various topics. The CDS Exam Syllabus Details will give the detailed information regarding the subjects as given below

CDS Exam Syllabus Details:

Paper 1: English

The objective type question paper is designed to examine the understanding of English of the applicants. English question paper of CDS Exam includes passage for answering few questions related to that passage.

Paper 2: General Knowledge

General Knowledge question paper in CDS examination includes knowledge of current topics and of matters which are observing every day. The aspirants must be able to answer scientific aspects without any particular scientific study. They should have knowledge of History of India and Geographical issues without any specific study. The applicants must be able to answer these general knowledge questions to pass this test.

Paper 3: Elementary Mathematics

The objective type question paper includes various topics of elementary mathematics. Candidates should have posses knowledge about these topics. There are lots of topics to cover which are as following:

  • Arithmetic: Aspirants need to perform well in arithmetic which includes Number System, Fundamental Operations, Unitary Methods, and Elementary Number Theorems etc.
  • Algebra: The applicants should able to solve basic operations, Remainder Theorem, Quadratic Equations, Linear equations and practical problems etc.
  • Geometry: The candidates should able to answer geometric questions which contain Lines and angles, plane and plane figures and their related questions.
  • Trigonometry: The applicants need to know the values of Sine x, cosine x and tangent x.
  • Menstruation: The all candidates applying for the test should have knowledge of calculating areas of squares, rectangles, triangles, circles and parallelograms etc.
  • Statistics: Everyone needs to know the collection and tabulation of data, histograms, pie and bar charts etc.

All these above mentioned fields have been included in the mathematics question paper so the aspirants must have good knowledge in elementary mathematics. The candidates need to be good in calculation and more basic operations so that they can perform well in the examination.

Note: The eligible candidates need to pass individually in all tests for clearing the CDS exam. Candidates can Download CDS Exam Syllabus pdf format by clicking here. The syllabus contains all necessary topics which are appropriate to check your efficiency in all subjects as per exam syllabus.

11 Comments
  1. Sir, i am persuing my B.Tech mechanical engineering in 3rd year. I want to join indian army through my engineering field but i am confuse about that i got an operation of APENDIX before 4 year. What is the possibility of selection in this field ?. Please suggest me through mail.. Thank you..

  2. what is syllabus of CDS 2014? Exam dates of CDS 2014 are announced but we are waiting for official notification of written exam to be held for CDS 1 2014. Whether syllabus is changed in 2014 for CDS exam, IMA? What is CDS 2014 OTA syllabus? Is there is any change in exam syllabus? pls provide details

    • Hi Sanjay,
      CDS 2014 syllabus is same as it was for previous years. There is no change in CDS exam 2014 syllabus. You can find syllabus detail of CDS Exam 2014 here. See the difference between OTA 2014 syllabus and IMA, INA, AFA syllabus for 2014 CDS exam.

  3. Sir Iam a graduate in B.Sc Physics and NCC Army wing ‘C’ certificate holder.Iam already applied CDS Exam feb 2014 for OTA Chennai.sir next what i will do.plz send the model questions of this exam.

  4. Sir,
    As i have completed my both registration for OTA and i have got my centre also but the full adress in not mentioned in it. Then how could I know that in which location the centre is . As i have choose the centre in Delhi. And please also suggest me the books for prepartion for OTA..
    Plz Reply…

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