CDS Exam

Combined Defence Services Exam

Combined Defence Services Exam

Mode of ExamOffline
LevelProfessional
Level of ExamNational Level

 Combined Defense Services Exam acronym as CDSE is conducted by UPSC on national basis to fill nearly 350-400 vacancies of Defense Officers (Army Officer, Air Force Officer, Navy Officer) in all the three branches ie. Army, Air Force and Navy of Indian Armed forces. Due to its National level approach this test is taken by most of the defense services aspirants on the priority basis. Brack of Vacancies will be as follows:

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 142th

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training (201/16F/PC)

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala

Officers Training Academy, Chennai 105th SSC (Men)

Officers Training Academy, Chennai, 19th SSC (Women) (Non-Technical)

CDS Exam Pattern

CDS Exam consists of three parts:

 

Subject

No of Question

Duration

Mathematics 200 2 Hr.
English 200 2 Hr.
General Knowledge 200 2 Hr.

Note: Level of all the three paper is equivalent to the Metric Standard. There is no negative marking in the CDS exam so the candidate can attempt full paper.

Important:-There is a break of 1 Hr each in all the parts of the paper. All the three papers are held on the same day. Candidates can opt for Question Papers either in English or in Hindi. This option should be exercised while filling in the Application Form. It cannot be changed later.

CDS Exam Test Centres
Most of the major cities of the countries are made the test centers of the CDS Exam. Name of the cities made as the CDS Exam centre last time are:

Agartala.

Gangtok

Panaji (Goa).

Ahmedabad.

Hyderabad.

Patna.

Aizwal, Imphal.

Port Blair.

Allahabad.

Itanagar.

Raipur.

Bangalooroo.

Jaipur.

Ranchi.

Bareilly.

Jammu.

Sambalpur.

Bhopal.

Jorhat.

Shillong.

Chandigarh.

Kochi.

Shimla.

Chennai.

Kohima.

Srinagar.

Cuttack.

Kolkata.

Thiruvanathapuram.

Dehradun.

Lucknow.

Tirupati.

Delhi.

Madurai.

Udaipur.

Dharwad.

Mumbai.

Vishakhapatnam.

Dispur.

Nagpur.

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For opting Army the candidate must be a graduate in any stream.

For Air force or Navy the candidate must be a graduate with Maths, Physics and Chemistry as the Main subjects at this level

Those who are taking final years of graduation in present academic year can also appear for the entrance test provisionally subject to their fulfilling the conditions later.

Other eligibility Conditions:

1. Educational Qualification
Aspiring candidate should have done Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university and equivalent.

2. Age

The candidates should be between the age group of 18 years to 24 years. 

3. Nationality

Indian

4. Marital Status

Single.

CDS Exam consists of three papers of 2 hours duration each consisting of 100 questions from the following given subjects.  

English - Code No 1

The English part of the question paper will be consist of questions aimed at testing the candidate's understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

General Knowledge - Code No 2

General Knowledge part of the paper including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject.

The paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of a nature which candidate should be able to answer without special study.

Mathematics - Code No 3

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, relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns-analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear equations 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 & their solutions. Set language and set notation, Rational expressions and conditional identities, Laws of indices.

Trigonometry

Sinx, cosx, Tanx for 0 < x < 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) 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.

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.

Important: For those candidates who opts only for the Officers Training Academy have to take two paper. ie English and General Knowledge

Application Start Date :

8th November 2017

Application End Date :

4th December 2017

Exam Date :

4th February 2018

Result Date :
Conducted By :

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

Official Website : http://www.upsc.gov.in/

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