CDS 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

CDS 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

UPSC CDS (I) 2018 Application Form has been released on 8th Nov 2017. This examination is said to be conducted on 4th Feb 2018. All the aspiring candidates can apply from 8th Nov to 4th Dec and UPSC CDS Application Form 2018 is available on the official website of UPSC. This examination is conducted to recruit officers in Army, Navy, Airforce. It is primarily organized by UPSC for the recruitment of officers. This exam is conducted twice in a year. This dream job in defense is aspired by many across the country. The students who qualify the written examination will be further called for the selection process. The selection process is a two stages process i.e., Written test and the SSB Interview. The SSB Interview consists of two tests i.e. Psychological Test and Intelligence Test. Both of these tests are determined to test the mental as well as the physical strength of the candidate.

Latest Updates – UPSC has released notification regarding application form rejection due to non-payment o the fee. 

CDS 2018 Application form submission has been closed now for CDS I exam 2018. The examination will be held on 4th Feb 2018.

About UPSC CDS: Union Public Service Commission is a National Platform which conducts various examinations like the Civil Services Examination, Engineering Service Examination, CDS Exam, etc. Its official website is www.upsc.gov.in. The headquarters of the UPSC is situated in New Delhi, India. All the candidates who aspire to join defense services and wants to apply for CDS (I) 2018 Exam, can go through all the relevant information mentioned below.

CDS 2018 Vacancy Details :

Every year a significant number of candidates appears in the CDS exam, but there are only limited vacancies. These vacancies are reserved for the students who will qualify all the stages involved in the selection process. Though the number of vacancies is for CDS (I) 2018 has been mentioned below, but all of these vacancies are distributed in different departments like IMA, INA, IAA, OTA. We have also mentioned here the units in which the qualified students will be divided as per their preferences.

CDS I 2018 Vacancy Details

Total Number of Vacancies: 414

  • Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun – 100
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai (For Women) – 12
  • Air Force Academy, Hyderabad – 32
  • Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala – 45
  • Officers Training Academy, Chennai (For Men) – 225

UPSC CDS I 2018 Important Dates :

Events CDS I 2018 Dates
CDS I 2018 Online Registration Starts From 8th Nov 2017
Last Date to Fill CDS 1 Application Form 4th December 2017
CDS 1 Admit Card 2018 January 2018
CDS 1 Exam Date 2018 4th Feb 2018
CDS 1 Result 2018 declaration date Update Soon
SSB Interview Update Soon
Final Result Update Soon

So, these were UPSC CDS I 2018 Exam Date and Other information will be updated soon.

UPSC CDS I 2018 Eligibility Criteria :

Candidates should check the eligibility first to apply for the recruitment process. Before going directly towards the application form, you should read the eligibility criteria for UPSC CDS 2018 Online Registration. There is a different standard for all the defense academy. We have mentioned here the age limits which are eligible to give the examination. So Let’s checks it out.

Academy Educational Qualification Age Group
Indian Military Academy Graduation or Equivalent Degree 20-25 years
Indian Naval Academy Degree in Engineering 20-24 years
Indian Airforce Academy Degree in B.E or B.tech/B.sc with 10+2 Certificate 20-25 years
Officer’s Training Academy(Women) Graduation in any discipline from recognized University Unmarried Candidates (20-25 years)
Officer’s Training Academy (Men) Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university Unmarried Candidates (20-25 years)

UPSC CDS Application Form 2018 :

The CDS Application Form 2018 has been released and online registration also started from 8th Nov 2017. Now, all the eligible candidates are searching for the Procedure to apply for CDS I 2018 Exam. We are here to give you complete details, regarding the application procedure of CDS. The UPSC has updated CDS notification, which is given below. Candidates are advised to apply fill CDS 2018 Application form before the last date (4th December 2017). Otherwise, their application form will be rejected. To apply for the examination, you need to visit the official website on the link, and then the application form will be displayed on the screen. Fill the form carefully, avoid errors while filling the form else your form will be exempted. Fill in all the details carefully and read them thoroughly before submitting to prevent mistakes. After filling in the form click on submit button. Scanned copy of your photograph and signature will be required while filling the form.

How to Apply for CDS I Exam 2018?

1.  Visit the official website of UPSC i.e. www.upsc.gov.in.

2.  You will land on to the homepage, then select career section.

3.  Now click on the notification of recruitment process CDS-I 2018 Exam Notification

4.  When you click on that notification, the form will be displayed along with the instruction set.

5.  Read all the stated instructions carefully into it.

6.  After reading all the instructions, fill in all the application form.

7.  Fill in all the credentials mentioned in the form correctly.

8.  Upload your scanned photograph and signature, in the required column.

9.  If you’re filled information is correct, then click on the submit button.

10. Make the Application Fee Payment for the CDS I 2018 Application Form.

11. Now, they will take you to the page where your full application will be displayed.

12. Take a printout of that application form for future reference

13. Your recruitment form is submitted now. You will get an update in your mail account.

Check CDS I Official Notification – Click Here

Fill CDS I Application Form 2018 – Apply Now (Closed Now)

CDS 2018 Application Fee :

The CDS II Application Fee is Rs. 200 for all candidates except female, SC, and ST candidates because they are exempted from application fee. Candidates can pay application fee by depositing the money in any SBI Branch by cash, or by using net banking facility of SBI, SBBJ (State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur)/ SBH (State Bank of Hyderabad)/ SBM (State Bank of Mysore)/ SBP (State Bank of Patiala) /State Bank of Travancore or by using Credit OR Debit Card.

UPSC CDS 2018 Exam Pattern :

To start the preparation for CDS I 2018 Exam, you should be aware of the examination pattern. The marking scheme and the distribution of subjects play a major role in development. Here we will endow you with the brief idea about the structure and pattern of the examination CDS 2018. To attempt all the questions on time you the candidate should be aware of the total duration and the number of questions asked in the recruitment of CDS 2018 Exam 1 & 2. To explain the examination, the applicant should know the detailed syllabus of English and Elementary Mathematics.

CDS 2018 Exam Pattern for INA, IMA, IAA

Topic Marks Duration
English 100 2 Hours
Elementary Maths 100 2 Hours
General Knowledge (GK) 100 2 Hours

For the three above mentioned Academy we have three sections in the written examination which is of total 300 marks.

CDS 2018 Exam Pattern For OTA

Topic Marks Duration
General Knowledge (GK) 100 2 Hours
English 100 2 Hours

UPSC CDS 2018 Syllabus :

TOPIC CONTENT
ELEMENTARY MATHS Number System, Unitary method compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation, Elementary Number Theory. H.C.F. and L.C.M, Euclidean algorithm, Logarithms , Algebra, trigonometry, geometry, areas , menstruation and statistics
General knowledge Current events, daily news paper headlines, chemistry, history, geography etc.
English Basic grammar topics, comprehension, synonyms, antonyms, Para jumbles and error spotting.

UPSC CDS 2018 Selection Procedure :

A huge number of benefits and allowances are given to the army personnel. The pay scale of the military men starts from 15000/- rupees per month with many extra benefits. The officer is also provided with a house and a personal car. It is a national level examination conducted by the UPSC and also considered among the toughest exams of India. CDS-I 2018 online exam has following three stages:

  • After the submission of the application form CDS-I 2018. The online exam date will be given on the official website.
  • The online exam will be conducted across the country.
  • After the selection in the online written test, you will get selected for SSB Interview.
  • SSB Selection Process will test the physical and mental ability of the candidate.
  • Selected Candidates will be called for the last step that is document verification followed by personal interview.

So these were the three stages of the selection procedure of the CDS Recruitment 2018. To be successful in this examination, there has to be consistency and precision. You have to practice more. The test level of CDS Examination is very high. The three topics i.e. general knowledge, English, and maths should be learned thoroughly. To prepare for this examination, self-study is a must, beyond that, you can also take online mock drills and buy online study materials. It will help you in the better understanding of the main paper. The SSB test will be aimed to test the mental and physical ability required to be an officer. Afterward, your documents will be verified.

CDS Syllabus:

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is going to conducts Combined Defence Services (CDS) Examination for recruitment of various vacancies under Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. The CDS syllabus details is given below.

PAPER – 1: ENGLISH:
The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

PAPER – 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 without special study.

PAPER – 3: ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS: 
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.

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.

TRIGONOMETRY
Sine x, cosine x, Tangent x when 0 ≤x ≤90 Values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x = 0, 30, 45, 60 and 90
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, 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.

STATISTICS
Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation, frequency Polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts etc. Measures of central tendency.

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