UPSC CDS Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019

UPSC CDS Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019

UPSC CDS Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019
UPSC CDS Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts various examinations in Defence field. As the UPSC Exams are being conducted in two sessions every year, the first session is completed in February. The second session is set to begin in September. UPSC conducts a combined defense exam for various job posts like Military, Navy, and Air force. As there is an ample amount of time for the exam, candidates who are willing to apply for this post can start preparing well for the exam. Here in this blog, we have provided detailed information regarding UPSC CDS Syllabus and Exam pattern for UPSC CDS Exam 2019. Candidates can go through the blog to know more and prepare well accordingly.

UPSC CDS Exam Pattern

Highlights of CDS Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam Offline only (Pen and paper mode)
Number of Questions asked 300 MCQ Type
Number of questions in OTA 200 MCQ Type
Maximum Marks 300 and 200 (OTA)
Duration of Exam 2 hours (120 minutes) for each paper
Medium Hindi or English
Negative Marking One-third mark deducted for every incorrect response

CDS Marking scheme for Indian Military, Indian Naval and Air Force Academy

CDS Paper English GK Mathematics
No. of Questions 100 100 100
Maximum Marks 100 100 100
Marks for Correct answer +1 marks for each correct option +1 marks for each correct option +1 marks for each correct option
Negative Marking -0.33 marks for each wrong answer -0.33 marks for each wrong answer -0.33 marks for each wrong answer

CDS Marking scheme for Officers Training Academy (OTA)

CDS Paper English GK
No. of Questions 100 100
Maximum Marks 100 100
Marks for Correct answer +1 marks for each correct option +1 marks for each correct option
Negative Marking -0.33 marks for each wrong answer -0.33 marks for each wrong answer

UPSC CDS Syllabus

Here is the detailed UPSC CDS Syllabus subject-wise. Go through the syllabus and start preparing well.

CDS Syllabus for English

Below is the list of topics important in the CDS Exam. Make sure you prepare well for these topics.

  • Sentence Improvement
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Para-Jumble
  • Sentence-Jumble
  • Spot the Error
  • Cloze Test

CDS Syllabus for General Knowledge

candidates can cover the following topics:

  • Latest Current Affairs
  • Indian Constitution
  • Indian History
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian Geography
  • Indian Politics
  • Indian Navy & Military
  • Religions
  • Books & Authors
  • Sports, Awards, etc

CDS Syllabus for Elementary Mathematics

  • Mensuration
  • Algebra
  • Mean-Median-Mode (Frequency Distribution Table)
  • Time speed and Distance\
  • Number System
  • Simple interest/Compound interest
  • PercentageProfit/Loss
  • Mixture
  • Time and Work
  • Trigonometry
  • Set Theory
  • Clock
  • Geometry

Thus, this is the detailed UPSC CDS Syllabus and Exam Pattern; Candidates can plan their preparation and begin it soon. After being thorough with the UPSC CDS Syllabus, candidates can study from the wide range of CDS Preparation Books available online.

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