CDS Syllabus 2020: UPSC or Union Public Sevice Commission released the CDS 1 Notification on 30th October 2019. The CDS Online Application has already begun. The last date to apply for CDS Exam is 19th November 2019. For a well-planned CDS I preparation, aspirants must have a clear knowledge of CDS exam pattern and CDS syllabus. CDS has two stages of selection – Written Exam and SSB Interview. Candidates have to pass the CDS Written Exam in order to be eligible to appear for the SSB Interview. The CDS exam will be conducted in the offline mode. All the questions asked will be of MCQ type. In this article, we will provide you with the detailed CDS syllabus which will help you in getting your CDS preparation planned.
CDS Syllabus 2020
CDS is conducted to facilitate admission to Indian Naval Academy (INA), Indian Military Academy (IMA), Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA). Note that if you are seeking admission in OTA then you are required to study only General Knowledge and English, and Mathematics is not required. Candidates who are seeking admission to IMA/INA/AFA are required to study all three subjects that are English, General Knowledge, and Mathematics. For more clarity on this, you can see the CDS Exam Pattern from below:
For admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy, CDS 2020 exam pattern is tabulated below:
|Topics||Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|Elementary Maths||100||2 Hours|
|General knowledge (GK)||100||2 Hours|
For admission to Officers’ Training Academy, the CDS 2020 exam pattern is as under:
|Topics||Maximum marks||Time Duration|
|General knowledge (GK)||100||2 Hours|
Let us now look into the detailed CDS Syllabus for each section:
CDS Syllabus 2020 For Elementary Maths
The Elementary Maths consists of Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, Trigonometry, and Mensuration.
Arithmetic section basically tests your knowledge of Number System, Elementary Number Theory and other basic concepts as tabulated below:
Rational and Real numbers
Time and Distance
Time and Work
Applications to Simple and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss
Ratio and Proportion
Prime and Composite Numbers
Tests of Divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11
Multiples and Factors
Highest Common Factor (HCF)
Lowest Common Multiple (LCM)
Logarithms to Base 10
Laws of Logarithms
Use of Logarithmic Tables
The CDS syllabus for Algebra is tabulated below:
|CDS II Syllabus 2020 For Algebra|
|Highest Common Factor|
|Lowest Common Multiple|
|Theory of Polynomials|
|Solutions of Quadratic Equations|
|Relation Between Quadratic Equation Roots and Coefficients|
|Simultaneous Linear Equations- Analytical and Graphical Solutions|
|Simultaneous Linear Inequations in Two Variables and their Solutions|
|Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable and their solutions.|
|Set Language and Set Notation|
|Laws of Indices|
The syllabus of Trigonometry is tabulated below:
|CDS II Syllabus 2020 For Trigonometry|
|Tangent x when 0 degree < x< 90 degree values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x= degree 0, 30, 45, 60 and 90|
|Simple Trigonometric Identities|
|Use of Trigonometric Tables|
|Simple Cases of Heights and Distance|
The CDS syllabus for Geometry is as under:
|CDS II Syllabus 2020 For Geometry|
|Lines and Angles|
|Plane and Plane Figures|
The CDS syllabus for Mensuration is as follows:
|CDS II Syllabus 2020 For Mensuration|
|Area of Square, Rectangle, Parallelograms, Triangle, and Circle|
|Area of Figures which can be Split up into Figures (field book)|
|Surface Area and Volume of Cuboids|
|Volume of Right Circular Cones and Cylinders|
|Surface Area and Volume of Spheres|
The CDS syllabus for Statistics is tabulated below:
|CDS II Syllabus 2020 For Statistics|
|Collection and Tabulation of Statistical Data|
|Measures of Central Tendency|
CDS Syllabus 2020 For English Language
This section tests your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. Along with this, it also tests your sentence formation skill.
|CDS II Syllabus 2020 For English Language|
|Synonyms and Antonyms|
|Ordering of Sentences|
|Ordering of Words in a Sentence|
|Fill in the Blanks|
CDS Syllabus 2020 For General Knowledge
CDS II syllabus 2020 for GK includes knowledge of Current Affairs and events happening in everyday life. The General Knowledge paper also includes questions on Geography and History of India which aspirants should be able to answer without a specialized study of that matter.
Important Topics For CDS Syllabus
Here are some important topics that every CDS aspirant must cover. These important topics have been selected on the basis of the number of question asked in the previous year CDS examination.
|Elementary Mathematics||General Knowledge||English|
|Number System||Science||Reading Comprehension|
|Mensuration||Polity||Spot the Error|
CDS Syllabus 2020: Intelligence & Personality Test
The SSB Interview consists of Stage I and Stage II. Aspirants who clear Stage I will go ahead for Stage II.
Stage I: This stage has tests based on Picture Perception(PP), Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) and Description Test (DT). Aspirants are shortlisted based on their combined performance in OIR Test and PP and DT.
Stage II: This stage comprises Interview, Psychology Tests, Group Testing Officer Tasks and the Conference. This stage takes over 4 days to get over.
With a detailed CDS syllabus 2020 at your disposal, Embibe hopes you have a great preparation ahead. Know these topics properly and solve a sufficient number of CDS practice questions. Along with the study of the above-mentioned topics, practice CDS Question papers. Practice will make you perfect with time and you will soon find yourself in a position to take the exam without nervousness.
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