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UPSC CDS SYLLABUS : Detailed CDS 2019 Syllabus

UPSC CDS SYLLABUS : Detailed CDS 2019 Syllabus
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UPSC CDS Syllabus: The the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts CDS exam twice a year for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. CDS Exam Syllabus is divided into three papers – English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics.

UPSC Conducts CDS Exam in Two Stages :

Written Examination: The UPSC CDS exam consists of 3 subjects, English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics.

(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

1.  English

2 Hours

100

2.  General Knowledge

2 Hours

100

3.  Elementary Mathematics

2 Hours

100

(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

1.  English

2 Hours

100

2.  General Knowledge

2 Hours

100

The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics, Question Papers will be set in Hindi and English.

Intelligence And Personality Test:

It's a two-stage Selection process - stage I and stage II. Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for stage II.

a)  Stage I: Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests consisting of Picture Perception* Description Test (PP&DT).

b) Stage II: Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these tests are given on the website .


These tests are designed to ascertain Officer Like Qualities and trainability in a candidate. Accordingly, candidates are Recommended or Not Recommended at the SSB.

CDS Syllabus: CDS Exam I & II. 

(Max. Marks- 300)

ENGLISH (Code No. 01)

The question paper will test the candidate’s basic English Comprehension and Writing Skills.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Code No. 02)

This paper will test knowledge of History & Geography of India, Current events, General observation and experience, including primary science.

ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS (Code No. 03)

The difficulty level of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level.

 

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. Factorisation 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, the relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns—analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear inequalities in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or inequalities 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 ×, cosine ×, Tangent × when 0° < × < 90° Values of sin ×, cos × and tan ×, for × = 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) Congruence 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 normals, (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.

 

Penalty/Negative Marking for Wrong Answers

  1. One third (0.33) of the marks assigned to the wrongly answered question will be deducted as penalty.

  2. Choosing more than one answer will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers is correct and will attract the same penalty.

  3. A question left blank, invites no penalty or negative marking.

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