CDS Syllabus 2017, Exam Pattern, Eligibility & Cutoffs

Combined Defence Service commonly known as CDS 2017 which is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This recruitment is for various vacancies under Indian Military Academy, India Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. The following article is very much useful for your career in defense services. Checkout cds syllabus and test pattern from the below.

Information to be noted:

Date of notification: August 9, 2017

                Last date for application submission: September 8, 2017

                Examination date: November 19, 2017

                Candidates are required to apply online and the detailed instructions for filling up online application are available on

CDS Registration Link  

The CDS exams contains three different papers and syllabus for each paper is discussed in detail below,

CDS Syllabus 2017, Exam Pattern, Eligibility & Cutoffs

Paper I : English:

This paper designed to test the candidates understanding of English workmanlike usage of words.

Paper II : General Knowledge:

GK includes knowledge of current affairs, issues related to the latest changes in fields of science, government bodies, defence bodies, national awards, sports, nation politics, etc.

CDS Syllabus 2017, Exam Pattern, Eligibility & Cutoffs
CDS Syllabus 2017, Exam Pattern, Eligibility & Cutoffs

Paper III : Elementary Mathematics:

  • Arithmetic:

Number system, integers, square roots, time and distance, time and work, percentages, simple and compound interests, profit and loss.

  • Number theory:

Prime numbers, composite numbers, tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11. Multiples and factors, L.C.M and H.C.F.

  • Algebra:

Linear equations, quadratic equations, remainder theorems, theory of polynomials, set language, set notation, rational expressions and conditional identities.

  • Trigonometry:

Sinx, cosx, tanx, simple trigonometric identities, simple cases of heights and distances.

  • Geometry:

Properties of angles in planes, lines, triangles, rectangles, parallelograms, etc, circle and its properties including tangent and normal.

  • Mensuration:

Areas of circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, parallelograms, total and surface areas of spheres, cylinders, cones, cubes, cuboids, volumes of cones, cylinders, spheres, cubes & cuboids.

  • Statistics:

Graphical representation, frequency polygons, histograms, collection and tabulation of statistical data, bar charts, pie charts, measures of central tendency.

Also check: CDS 2017 1 & 2 Admit Card Download

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Hope this page helps you in your preparation, prepare your study plan wisely and crack the paper. All the very best.

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