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CDS 2024: Understanding the Exam Syllabus

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Unlocking CDS Syllabus: A Roadmap to Success

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is gearing up to conduct the Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination, paving the way for recruitment in the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, and Officers Training Academy. Here’s a detailed overview of the CDS syllabus to guide your preparation.

CDS Exam Syllabus: A Comprehensive Breakdown

Paper – 1: English The English paper assesses candidates’ understanding and effective use of the language. It focuses on testing vocabulary, comprehension, and language proficiency.

Paper – 2: General Knowledge This section evaluates general knowledge, including current events and matters of everyday observation with scientific aspects. Expect questions related to the history and geography of India, designed for candidates with a broad educational background.

Paper – 3: Elementary Mathematics This paper covers various mathematical topics, including:

  • Arithmetic: Number systems, fundamental operations, time and distance, percentages, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, and more.
  • Elementary Number Theory: Division algorithm, prime and composite numbers, factorization theorem, logarithms, etc.
  • Algebra: Basic operations, theory of polynomials, simultaneous linear equations, set language and notation, laws of indices.
  • Trigonometry: Sine, cosine, tangent, simple trigonometric identities, use of trigonometric tables, heights and distances.
  • Geometry: Lines and angles, theorems on angles, parallel lines, triangles, congruency, similar triangles, circles, and more.
  • Mensuration: Areas of various shapes, surface area and volume of geometric solids.
  • Statistics: Collection and tabulation of data, graphical representation, measures of central tendency.

This comprehensive syllabus aims to assess your proficiency in English, general knowledge, and mathematics, ensuring a holistic evaluation of your capabilities. Use this roadmap to tailor your preparation strategy and excel in the upcoming CDS Examination. Best of luck!

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