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CDS (II) 2022 : 4th September2022

SCHEDULE FOR CDS EXAMINATION

PAPER DATE OF EXAMINATION ONLINE AVAILABILITY OF FORMS
CDS -I
10th April 2022
CDS - II
4th Sep. 2022

SUBJECTS

PAPER - I (ENGLISH) PAPER-II (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

EXAM PATTERN CDS {MCQ – 100 IN EACH SUBJ}

SUBJECT DURATION MAX. MARKS IMA/OTA
ENGLISH
2 hours
100
BOTH
GENERAL ABILITY
2 hours
100
BOTH
MATHEMATICS
2 hours
100
IMA
Negative marking 1/3
English/hindi
Offline mode
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

DETAILED SYLLABUS:

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;

  1. General Knowledge- 100 Marks
  2. English- 100 Marks
  3. 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 above-mentioned papers;

  1. General Knowledge- 100 Marks
  2. 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.

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