UPSC CDS 2018 Syllabus Download For OTA|IMA|NA|Air Force

UPSC CDS Exam is being conducted in the nation every year 2 times. The CDS Exam is being scheduled by UnionCDS Exam Syllabus public Service Commission. The examination is filled by many lac candidates every year. The candidates who all wish to crack the exam needs to be very sound with the examination pattern & Syllabus to start the preparations for the exam. It is duty of the applicant to get aware of the things related to CDS Exam.

The CDS Exam Pattern can be checked from LINK

CDS Exam is being conducted for posts-

  1. Indian Military Academy
  2. Indian Navy Academy
  3. Air Force Academy
  4. Officers Training Academy- OTA

The CDS Syllabus for the posts mentioned above is different for each one. The posts except OTA involves 3 papers- Mathematics, English & general Knowledge but the OTA posts which is basically for females includes- English & general Knowledge.


The CDS Exam includes the topics-

  1. General Knowledge: History & Culture, History, Geography, Current Affairs, Political System, important dates & events, currency, sports, culture etc.
  2. Mathematics: Number system, whole numbers, statistics, binomial theorem, percentages, profit & loss,trigonometry, LCM & HCF, Euclidean algorithm, time & work, time & speed,  ratio & proportion, polynomials, laws of indices, use of trigonometry tables, simple & compound interest, factorization theorem, geometry, theorems of angles & lines, mensuration including areas & volumes, probability, tables & graphs etc.
  3. English: Knowledge of Communication Skills, Everyday usage of English, vocabulary, use of Synonyms & Antonyms

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Followed by written exam, is an intelligence & personality test details of which are-

Stage I: Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR)=  Picture Perception + Description Test.

Stage II: Interview, Group Testing Officer Task, Psychology testing

The topics which are covered under different papers in CDS Exam are from the syllabi of classes VI to X. The candidates can check out the previous papers of CDS Exam to know about the exam questions of different field. These will help you to know what kind of questions come in exam.

UPSC CDS Exam Previous Year papers CHECK

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Often the applicants are confused about the way to prepare for the CDS Exam. They can check the CDS EXAM PREPARATION TIPS HERE. Just be prepared for the exam and give it with full presence of mind to get through the examination in one go.



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