The combined defense services examination is conducted for admission in the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Air Force Academy (AFA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA).
UPSC CDS Exam is conducted twice a year. The recruitment process of the UPSC CDS Exam is not that easy and proper and dedicated preparation is required to crack UPSC CDS Exam 2021.
Candidates should have a proper idea about UPSC CDS Exam Syllabus 2021 exam to start the preparation in the right direction.
All candidates can check the latest syllabus on this page and make their preparation strategy accordingly.
UPSC CDS Exam Syllabus 2021 for IMA, AFA, and INA
Syllabus for Indian Military Academy (IMA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Indian Naval Academy is same. It will consist of three parts i.e. English, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics.
CDS OTA Syllabus is different from IMA, AFA, and INA. CDS OTS Syllabus will consist of only English and General Knowledge. The Elementary Mathematics part is not there in the Syllabus
Please have a look all parts syllabus below:
There will be three parts in the Syllabus 2021.
- General Knowledge
- Elementary Mathematics
Syllabus of Elementary Mathematics will be similar to the matriculation level Mathematics exam. Syllabus for all other subjects will be similar to any Indian University Graduation level exam.
Please find below UPSC CDS Exam Syllabus 2021:
The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.
General questions on the History and Geography subjects which do not require any special kind of preparation. Questions based on current events and general awareness of the candidates. General knowledge questions are just to check the candidate’s observation power and common understanding and how he develops his technical knowledge based on the current news and events.
|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||Factorization Theorem||Euclidean algorithm|
|Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, and 11||H.C.F. and L.C.M||Prime and composite numbers|
|Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms||use of logarithmic tables||Multiples and factors|
- Basic Operations
- Solutions of quadratic equations
- Simple factors
- Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns—analytical and graphical solutions.
- Remainder Theorem
- Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or in-equations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable & their solutions.
- H.C.F., L.C.M.
- Theory of polynomials
- The relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered).
- Simultaneous linear in-equations in two variables and their solutions.
- Set language and set notation, Rational expressions, and conditional identities, Laws of indices.
|Sine ×, cosine ×, Tangent × when 0° < × < 90° Values of sin ×, cos ×, and tan ×, for ×= 0°, 30°, 45°, 60°, and 90°||Simple trigonometric identities|
|Use of trigonometric tables||Simple cases of heights and distances|
Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on
|Properties of angles at a point||Congruency of triangles||The concurrence of medians and altitudes,|
|Similar triangles||Circles and its properties including tangents and normals, (ix) Loci||Properties of angles, sides, and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle, and square|
|Parallel lines||Sides and angles of a triangle|
|surface area and volume of spheres||Areas of figures which can be split up into these figures (Field Book)|
|Surface area and volume of cuboids||triangle and circle|
|lateral surface, and volume of right circular cones and cylinders||Areas of squares|
|Graphical representation frequency polygons||Bar charts|
|Measures of central tendency.||Collection and tabulation of statistical data|
|Pie charts, etc.||Histograms|
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