UPSC CDS Exam Syllabus

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The journey of  a CDS exam preparation starts from planning an effective strategy and ultimately clearing it with its detailed syllabus. The Syllabus of the Exam provides an insight to practise effectively to get the fruition. Here, we have provided you the detailed CDS Exam Syllabus

ENGLISH SYLLABUS

  • Spotting Errors Questions
  • Sentence Arrangement Questions
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Selecting Words
  • Ordering of Sentence
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Ordering of words in a sentence
  • Fill in the blanks questions
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Spelling Error

UPSC CDS Exam Syllabus

ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS SYLLABUS

ARITHMETIC

Number System—Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations, addition, substraction, 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 inequations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or inequations 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 ×, cosine ×, Tangent × when 0° < × < 90° Values of sin ×, cos × and tan ×, for ×= 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 normals, (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. 

UPSC CDS Exam Syllabus

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.

History

Ancient History:
Harrapa/Indus Civilization
Vedic Culture
Jainism and Budhism
Mahajanpada period
Religious Movements
Maurya Period
Post-Maurya/Pre-Gupta Period
Sangam period
Gupta Period/ Post Gupta Peiord
Vardhana Dynasty

Medieval History
North- India (Rajputana Period)
South India (Cholas and others dynasty)
Delhi Sultanate
Vijaynagar and Bahamani Kingdom
Religious Movements
Bhakti Movements
Sufi Movements
Mughal Period
Maratha Confederacy
The Advent of the Europeans

Modern History
East India Company
Expansion of British Empire
Socio-Religios Movement
Indian Freedom Struggle
The Revolt of 1857
Moderate Phase
Extremist Phase
The Gandhian Era
Governor General and Viceroys
Committees/ Commsions
Congress Session

Geography

Physical and World Geography
The Universe and the Solar System
Earth’s Shape, Size and Movements
Atmosphere- Temperature, pressure, Winds
Humidity, Oceans Currents, Cyclone, Clouds
Hydrosphere, Rocks, Soil
Lithosphere
Agents of gradation
Earth Climate

Continents
Asia
Africa
North America
South America
Europe
Australia
Antarctica

Indian Geography
Physical Feature
Indian Climate
Indian Soils
Natural vegetation of India, National parks and Wildlife Sancturies
Agriculture of India
Indian Mineral Resources
Indian Industries
Transport
Waterways
Indian Railways

Indian Polity
Evolution of Indian Constitution
Constituent Assembly
making of the Consitution
Different Sources of Indian Constitution
Important Article of the Constitution
Important Amendments of the Constitution
Special Features of the Indian Consititution
The Preamble
The Union and its Territories
Citizenship
Fundamental Rights
Directive Principal of State Policy
Fundamental Duties
Procedure of Amending the Consititution
Executive of Union
The Parliament of India
Executive of the States
Judiciary
Writs
Panchayats and Municipality
Commissions and Committees
Official Languages

Indian Economy
Characteristic of Indian Economy
Agriculture and Land Development
National Income
Planning
Unemployment
Trade and Commerce
New Economic Policy
Indian Financial System
Indian Fiscal System
Banking in India
Tax System
Industry
Foreign Trade
Latest Economic Survey

General Science

Physics
Unit
Motion
Work
Energy and Power
Gravitation
Pressure
Electricity
Magnetism
Heat
Flotation

Chemistry
Substance and Its Nature
Atomic Structure
Periodic Classification of Elements
Chemical Bonding
oxidation and Reduction
Acid, Bases and Salt
Behavior of Gases
Electrolysis
Carbon and its Compund
Fuel and Metallurgy
Important facts About Some Metals

Biology
Botany
Plant Kingdom
Plant Morphology
Plant Tissue
Plant Hormones
Plant Disease
Plant Ecology
Pollution
Zoology
Classification of Animal Kingdom
Animal Tissue
Human Body, Diseases.

Miscellaneous
First in India (Male and Femaile)
First in World (Male and Female)
Superlatives-India, World
Awards and Honours
Current Happening, National, International
Sports and Defense Deals
Books Authors

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