CDS Syllabus 2017 – Download UPSC CDS Exam Syllabus, Pattern PDF

CDS Syllabus 2017 – Army, Navy, Air Force Cadets – Officer Cadre Selection – Combined Defence Services Exam – Exam Pattern And Detailed Syllabus

CDS Syllabus 2017: Candidates who are going to attend Combined Defense Services Exam  can check the updated CDS Syllabus and Exam pattern here!!! Candidates can also download the UPSC CDS 1 & 2 Revised Syllabus PDF by online process. By covering all the topics of syllabus, candidates can prepare well by following the CDS Syllabus to score well in exam.

UPSC CDS Syllabus

Department Name : Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Post Titles : Male & Female Officer Cadre For Army, Navy, & Air Force

Category: Exam Pattern And Syllabus

Status: Released

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Union Public Service Commission CDS Examination 2017:

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the combined defence services (CDS) examination twice every year to select officer cadre. The written exam is held every year during February/March and September/October. The qualifiers who get selected receive training at the various defence academies such as Army (IMA), Navy (INA), and Air Force Academy. The qualification is done on the basis of ranking order in merit list and final selection permits the candidate to  choose a specific institute for orientation and training. Women cadets, however, have to receive training only at Chennai’s Officer Training Academy (OTA). Interested aspirants are invited to go through the following document that has been prepared and published by our professional website team in a careful manner.

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Written Examination Syllabus For Selecting Defence Cadets:

The CDS IMA Syllabus 2017 includes three different topics or sections namely English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics. The Naval and Air Force Academy aspirants also have to answer all three sections. The CDS OTA Syllabus 2017 has only two sections namely English and General Knowledge. The graduate aspirants who appear for this examination can expect a standard of questioning as appropriate to their level of education. The school level English and Math knowledge along with considerable grasp of General Knowledge and Current Affairs are required to qualify and earn merit ranking in CDS exam.

Examination Pattern Of Combined Defence Services Exam (CDS):

The combined defence services exam will have the following exam scheme –

  • Multiple choice objective type questions have to be answered in the test.
  • CDS Officer’s Training Academy (OTA) Test will have 2 sections.
  • IMA, INA, and Air Force Academy CDS exam will have 3 sections.
  • The aspirants have to answer each section of the test in or under 2 hours.
  • Each section of the question paper will be set for a total of 100 marks.
  • Negative marking is applied during evaluation of the answer sheets.
Subject Duration Total Marks
English 2 hours 100
GK 2 hours 100
Elementary Mathematics 2 hours 100
Total 300

Detailed CDS Syllabus 2017 For Officer Cadre Selection:

The detailed syllabus for the Combined Defence Services Exam is listed below in accordance with the official notification –

CDS English Syllabus 2017:

Grammar rules, vocabulary, reading skills, and the ability to apply the syntax and semantics of the language are tested in this section –

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms, Antonyms
  • Error Spotting
  • Jumbled Sentences
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the Blanks

CDS General Knowledge Syllabus 2017:

Knowledge in Current Affairs of recent origin is tested in this section. The aspirants have to read newspapers, internet content, journals, books, etc., to update their knowledge –

  • Indian Economy
  • History
  • Indian Politics
  • Geography
  • Sports Awards & Honours
  • Banking Sector
  • Agriculture
  • Books & Their Authors
  • Finance
  • RBI Functions & Policies etc

CDS Elementary Mathematics Syllabus 2017:

School level math concepts are covered by the questions in this section. Aspirants have to prepare with seriousness and in a thorough manner to score high marks in this part of the CDS test –

  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration
  • Statistics
  • Data Interpretation
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