UPSC CDS Exam Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2016 Model Paper PDF

The Combined Defence Service (CDS) exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) . UPSC had issued Notification in the previous month for the recruitment of Empty vacancies in the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. The women candidates are admitted into the OTA only for short service commission.. Candidates who applied for this Exam are searching for the syllabus of CDS . Check Here the latest Syllabus & Exam pattern of UPSC CDS Exam Syllabus 2016.

UPSC CDS  Syllabus 2015

CDS stands for Combined Defense Services. It is held twice a year by Union Public Service Commission to hire candidates into Officer Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy Indian Military Academy, and Indian Air force Academy. Only Unmarried Eligible Candidates can appeared for this exam. UPSC releases the CDS Notification on the month of October and June every year. And examination held in the month of February and November every year. Now candidates who are preparing for this Exam they must need to Know the CDS  Syllabus & latest Exam Pattern because the competition is at its peak . We Here are providing you the latest syllabus & exam Pattern which help you to tackle with the competition. Check Below the CSD latest Syllabus & Exam Pattern.

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Exam Pattern:

For Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Indian Air force Academy

 Subject Name  Duration  Maximum Marks
 English  2 hrs  100
 General Knowledge  2 hrs  100
 Elementary Mathematics  2 hrs  100

 For officer’s Training Academy

  Subject Name  Duration  Maximum Marks
English  2 hrs  100
General Knowledge  2 hrs  100

UPSC CDS Exam Syllabus


 The Question is designed in English to test the candidates for understanding of English like:-

  • Comprehension passages,
  • Vocabulary testing,
  • Synonyms,
  • antonyms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Sentence Correction
  • Jumbled Sentence
  • Reading Comprehension &
  • Finding errors and omissions etc

General Knowledge

  • Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society.
  • Questions will also be designed to test 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.
  • The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to Sports,
  • History,
  • Culture,
  • Geography,
  • Economic scene,
  • General Polity including Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research etc.
  • These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline. This is topic is huge so applicants are advised to go through Newspaper daily and read good GK books and other notes.

Elementary Mathematics

  • Arithmetic,
  • Algebra,
  • Trigonometry,
  • Geometry,
  • Menstruation
  • Statistics Etc are the topics covered in Elementary Mathematics.

UPSC CDS 2016 Admit Card

Latest Update :- UPSC CDS (I) Admit Card is now available to download. The exam date for the paper is 14-Feb-2016. Candidates can download it from the official website or we are providing the direct link to download the Admit card. The direct link is given below

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Study Material:-

Important Books To Prepare: Here are some most recommended books which are advised by most of the authors to prepare smartly with appropriate time table and step by step preparation for the written exam. These books not only helpful in preparing for the exam but also gives important tips and tricks to crack exam.

  • Pathfinder CDS Entrance Examination Conducted By UPSC
  • Objective General English
  • Objective General Knowledge & Current Affairs level 2 for UPSC/ IES/ State PCS/ CSAT/ Bank PO/ NDA/ CDs/ MBA Exams
  • Pathfinder CDS Examination Conducted by UPSC
  • 10 Practice Sets CDS Examination Conducted by UPSC

Click Here To Download CDS Model Paper 1 

Click Here To Download CDS Model Paper 2

Click Here To Download CDS Model Paper 3

Click Here To Download CDS Model Paper 4

Click Here To Download CDS Model Paper 5

Click Here To Download CDS Model Paper 6


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Updated: October 13, 2017 — 5:18 pm

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