CDS
Crash Course 05 Oct 2020 to 05 Nov 2020 Will Be Free For Old Students Of SHARPSHOOTERS

SCHEDULE FOR CDS EXAMINATION
PAPER 
ONLINE AVAILABILITY OF FORMS 
DATE OF EXAMINATION 
CDS I 
– 
– 
CDS – II 
01 July 2020 To 01Nov 2020 
08 Nov 2020 
SL NO. 
DATE  FEES* (Rs.)  DURATION  TIME 
1. 
05 Aug. 2020 To 05 Sept.2020 
17000 
30 Days 
9 AM – 6 PM 
Note: – * Above Fee is excluding GST – 18%.
REGULAR BATCHES
SL NO. 
FEES (Rs.)  DURATION  TIME  
1. 
18500 
90 Days 
4 PM – 7 PM 
3 hours a day 
2. 
18000 
45 Dyas 
9 AM – 4 PM 
7 hours a day 
new BATCH WILL COMMENCE ON 1^{ST } of eVERY MONTH
WEEKEND BATCHES AVAILABLE
Weekend Batch 
(Sat + Sun) 7 hours a day 
Time 
10 AM – 5 PM 
Duration 
3 ½ months 
Fees 
₹ 18000/ 
Note: – * Above Fee is excluding GST – 18%.
new BATCH WILL COMMENCE ON 1^{ST } of eVERY MONTH
SUBJECTS
PAPER – I
(ENGLISH) 
PAPERII
(GENERAL KNOWLEDGE) 
PAPER III
(ELEMENTARY MATHS) 
1. Antonyms 
1. History 
1. Algebra 
2. Synonyms 
2. Civics 
2. Trigonometry 
3. Ordering of Words 
3. Geography 
3. Statistics 
4. Ordering of Sentences 
4. Physics 
4. Arithmetic 
5. Comprehension 
5. Chemistry 
5. Mensuration 
6. Spotting Errors 
6. Biology 
6. Geometry 
7. Current Affairs 
EXAMINATION pattern (IMA)
SUBJECT 
DURATION 
MAX. MARKS 
ENGLISH 
2 hours 
100 
MATHEMATICS 
2 hours 
100 
GENERAL ABILITY 
2 hours 
100 
For Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) 

SUBJECT 
DURATION 
MAX. MARKS 
English 
2 hours 
100 
General Knowledge 
2 hours 
100 
Mode of Exam 
Offline only (Pen and paper mode) 
Number of Questions asked 
300 MCQ Type 
Number of questions in OTA 
200 MCQ Type 
Maximum Marks 
300 and 200 (OTA) 
Duration of Exam 
2 hours (120 minutes) for each paper 
Medium 
Hindi or English 
Negative marking 
One third mark deducted for every incorrect response 
ENGLISH (Code No. 01) 
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Code No. 02) 
The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words. 
General Knowledge 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. 
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS (Code No. 03) 

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. 
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 normal, (ix) Loci. 
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 in equations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or in equations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable & their solutions. Set language and set notation, Rational expressions and conditional identities, Laws of indices.

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. 
TRIGONOMETRY Sine ×, cosine ×, Tangent × when 0° = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90° Simple trigonometric identities. Use of trigonometric tables. Simple cases of heights and distances. 
STATISTICS Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation frequency polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts etc. Measures of central tendency. 
HOW TO APPLY FOR CDS/OTA EXAMINATION?
The Notification for the CDS written exam is issued in the months of November and July. UPSC holds the exam in the months of Feb and October. Students can apply for the CDS and OTA written examination online only on UPSC website.
ELIGIBILITY FOR CDS WRITTEN EXAMINATION
Educational; Graduates qualified or appearing (final year) are eligible to sit for CDS written exam. For Air Force and Navy candidates must have engineering /physics and mathematics subjects. For details check the notification. For OTA, Graduates and final year students can to apply.
Age; 19 ½ to 24 years on date of joining IMA. For OTA, age must be between 19 ½ to 25 years on date of joining.
Sex; Only male candidates can sit for the CDS written exam. Both ladies and men can apply for OTA exam.
EXAM PATTERN OF CDS/OTA WRITTEN EXAMINATION
The CDS written exam consists of three papers;
 General Knowledge 100 Marks
 English 100 Marks
 Mathematics 100 Marks
All three papers of the CDS written exam are held on the same day and the duration of each paper is two hours. The papers of CDS written exam are of 100 marks each and the total of the CDS written exam is of 300 marks.
The OTA Written exam consists of only two of the abovementioned papers;
 General Knowledge 100 Marks
 English 100 Marks
OTA Candidates are exempted from Mathematics exam. The remaining two papers of OTA written exam are of 100 marks each and the total of the OTA written exam is of 200 marks.