CDS Exam Syllabus – Schedule and Exam Dates

Combined Defence Service Examination is a Union Public Service Commission exam which is conducted for entailing young and energetic candidates as an Officer in any of the Defence Services. Four Defence training academies participate in this recruitment process, on the whole UPSC conducts exam commonly for all these Academies. To participate in this exam aspirants needed to apply online in the official portal of UPSC. The details regarding the applying procedure were discussed in the previous sections; you may refer it for any clarifications.

CDS Syllabus Details:
This exam consists of three papers, which are the English, General Knowledge and Elementary Maths. For the candidates who are applying for the Officers Training Academy are not supposed to write the Elementary Mathematics Paper. But the other two papers are compulsory for all the applicants.

Paper-I English:

This paper contains questions to check the ability of the candidates in understanding English and other sections which tests them with their knowledge in the workmanlike use of words.

Paper-II General Knowledge:
In the General Knowledge Paper most of the questions will be asked regarding the recent events takes place in day to day life. It also contains some sections which will test the experience of candidates in the study of any scientific subject. It also includes some questions from the History of India and the Geography of a nature. These are questions which are asked to evaluate the knowledge of the candidates out of their academics.

Paper-III Elementary Mathematics:

The Elementary Mathematics paper contains Mathematical questions which are mostly asked from the subjects of Elementary classes. Every aspirants will be studied Mathematics in their school education. So, this paper will be easy for most of the aspirants. The subjects for this paper are,
  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Menstruation
  • Statistics
By preparing with the previous question papers you can get good idea about the Exam. It will also increase your confidence to prepare with collective source of books. The previous question papers are available in the previous sections. Candidates can download it and prepare by their own with the guidance of books in the particular sections.

Examination Schedule and Dates:
CDS exam will be conducted by UPSC twice in a year. The first phase will be conducted between January to February and the second will be conducted between August to September. Aspirants who are not getting selected in the first phase of exam may continue their attempt till they selected. By this year UPSC has been schedule to host this exam on 8th of September 2013. But this exact scheduled date will be chaining by every year.

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