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(Syllabus) CDS : Syllabus, Scheme and Standard of Exam
CDS : Syllabus, Scheme and Standard of Exam
A. Scheme
of Examination
1. The Competitive examination
comprises:
(a) Written examination.
(b) Interview for intelligence and
personality test (vide Part 'B' of this Appendix) of such candidates as may be
called for interview at one of the Services Selection Centres.
2. The subjects of the written
examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject
will be as follows:
(a) For Admission to Indian
Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy.
Subject |
Duration |
Maximum
Marks |
1. English |
2 Hours |
100 |
2. General Knowledge |
2 Hours |
100 |
3. Elementary Mathematics |
2 Hours |
100 |
(b) For Admission
to Officers' Training Academy
Subject |
Duration |
Maximum
Marks |
1. English |
2 Hrs |
100 |
2. General
Knowledge |
2 Hrs. |
100 |
The maximum marks allotted to the
written examination and to the interviews will be equal for each course i.e. the
maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be
300,300,300 and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Naval
Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers' Training Academy respectively.
3. The
papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The
question papers (test booklets) of general knowledge and elementary mathematics
will be set in bilingually in Hindi as well as English .
4. In the question papers,
wherever necessary, questions involving the metric system of Weights and
Measures only will be set.
5. Candidates must write the
papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will they be allowed the help of a
scribe to write answers for them.
6. The Commission have
discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the
examination.
7. The candidates are not
permitted to use calculator for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets).
They should not therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.
B. Standard
and Syllabus of the Examination
Standard
The
standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level.
The
standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be
expected of a graduate of an Indian University.
Syllabus
English
(Code No. 01)
The question paper will be designed
to test the candidates' understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.
General
Knowledge (Code No. 02)
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.
Elementary
Mathematics (Code No. 03)
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 equations 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 x, cosine x, Tangent x when 0^{0 }<
x < 90^{0
}
Values
of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x = 0^{0}, 30^{0}, 45^{0},
60^{0} and 90^{0}
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.
Intelligence
and personality test
In
addition to the interview the candidates will be put to Intelligence Tests both
verbal and non-verbal, designed to assess their basic intelligence. They will
also be put to Group Tests such as group discussions, group planning, outdoor
group tasks, and asked to give brief lectures on specified subjects. All these
tests are intended to judge the mental calibre of a candidate. In broad terms,
this is really an assessment of not only his intellectual qualities but also his
social traits and interests in current affairs.
For more
details visit :
Appendix
I- Scheme, standard and syllabus
Appendix
II- General Instructions
Appendix
III- List of Post Offices where Application forms are available
Appendix
IV-Special Instructions for conventional Type of papers
Appendix VI - Brief Particulars of service etc.
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