Syllabus For CDS
Scheme, standard and syllabus of the CDS I Examination
This competitive Examination Comprises:
Written examination
Interview for intelligence and personality test
The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:
(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:-
Subject | Duration | Max. Marks |
English | 2 Hours | 100 |
General Knowledge | 2 Hours | 100 |
Elementary Mathematics | 2 Hours | 100 |
(b) For Admission to Officer’s Training Academy:-
Subject | Duration | Max. Marks |
English | 2 Hours | 100 |
General Knowledge | 2 Hours | 100 |
The maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy Respectively.
The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question paper of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.
The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
Standard and Syllabus of the Examination
Standard
The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian University.
Syllabus
(1) English
The question paper will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.
(2) General Knowledge
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 special study.
(3) Elementary Mathematics
Arithmetic
Number System – Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations, addition, substraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal Fractions. Unitary method, time and distance, time and work, percentage, 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. and 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 – analytic and graphical solutions. Simultaneously linear inequations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or enequations 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
Sine X, cosine X, Tangent X when 0^{0}<=X<=90^{0} Values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x = 0^{0}, 30^{0}, 45^{0}, 60^{0} and 90^{0}
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 normal, (ix) Loci.
Mensuration
Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangles 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.