CDS Syllabus 2017 Big Changes!! Check Now UPSC CDS New Exam Syllabus


CDS Syllabus

CDS Syllabus 2017: Big Changes Made This Year in CDS Syllabus !!! Lets’ Check It Out: For admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Officers Training Academy & Indian Air Force Academy Courses, UPSC is going to conduct CDS Exam. Combined Defense Services Exam will be held on 05th February 2017. Candidates who are going to prepare for exam they may get the UPSC CDS Syllabus now through this page. Contenders may also download the Syllabus along with UPSC CDS Exam Pattern from official site through online mode.
CDS Syllabus
This is one of the toughest exams and huge number of competitors participates in this paper, so aspirants must be preparing at their best level. From this page of you may get complete information about Combined Defense Services Syllabus, so please have a look!!!

CDS Exam Pattern

CDS Syllabus for IMA, AFA courses for Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:

2 hours

CDS Syllabus for OTA Courses for Officers’ Training Academy

2 hours

CDS Exam Syllabus

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

General Knowledge:
  • Current Affairs of last 6 months
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian Politics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Sports
  • Banking sector
  • Awards & Honors Sports
  • Finance
  • Agriculture
  • Books & Their Authors
  • RBI Functions & Policies etc

Elementary Mathematics:


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.

  • Basic Operations
  • Simple factor
  • 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
  • Trigonometry:
  • Sine x, cosine x, Tangent x when 0 < x < 90 degrees, Values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x = 0, 30, 45, 60 and 90 degrees, Simple trigonometric identities, Use of trigonometric tables, simple cases of heights and distances.


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 normals, (ix) Loci.

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  • 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
  • Cylinders, surface area and volume of spheres
  • Collection and tabulation of statistical data
  • Graphical representation frequency polygons
  • Histograms, bar charts, pie charts, etc.
  • Measures of central tendency
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CDS Study Material:
  • CDS Arihant book
  • CDS maths book by RS Aggarwal
  • R Gupta CDS book,
  • CDS pathfinder book – Pathfinder CDS entrance examination conducted By UPSC
More Information on: CDS Preparation Books

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