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SYLLABUS FOR CDSE (COMBIND DEFENCE SERVICE EXAM)

MATHEMATICS (100 Question)

  • Basic Calculation
  • Number System
  • Decimal Fraction
  • Simplification
  • Square Roots & Cube Roots
  • Surds & Indices
  • HCF & LCM
  • Time & Work
  • Pipe & Cistern
  • Problem on Trains
  • Time and Distance
  • Boat & Stream
  • Percentage
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixture & Allegation
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Average
  • Partnership
  • Problem on Ages
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Algebra
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Statistics

GENERAL ENGLISH (120 Questions)

  • Verb
  • Tense
  • Passive Voice
  • Narration
  • Question Tag
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Conditional Sentences
  • Identifying parts of Speech
  • Infinitive
  • Gerund
  • Participle
  • Inversion
  • Mood
  • Noun
  • Pronoun
  • Adjective
  • Conjunction
  • Article
  • Preposition
  • Adverb
  • Patallelism

OTHERS

  • Word Arrangement
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Cloze Test
  • Superfluous Expressions
  • Comprehension
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Detecting Error
  • Word Often Confused & Misused
  • Vocabularies from Root
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • One Word Substitution
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Phrasal Verbs
  • Spellings

General Studies (120 Questions)

  • History
  • Geography
  • Sports
  • Polity
  • Economy
  • General Science
  • Current Affairs

Exam Conducted – Twice in a Year April (CDS Ist) September (CDS IInd)

Age IMA, INA
AFA
OTA
19 TO 24 YEARS (MALE CANDIDATES ONLY)
20 TO 24 YEARS (MALE CANDIDATES ONLY)
19 TO 25 YEARS (MALE & FEMALE)
Qualification IMA & OTA For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai — Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.
  INA For Indian Naval Academy— Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution
 

 

 

AFA For Air Force Academy—Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering
     
CDSE : EXAM PATTERN
Paper’s Subject Questions Maximum Marks Duration Negative Marking
Paper-1 ENGLISH 120 100 2 hours 0.27
Paper-2 GK 120 100 2 hours 0.27
Paper-3 Mathematics 100 100 2 hours 0.33
    340 300 6 hours

 

SSB INTERVIEW 5 Days Stage-1: Screening Test- (1) Verbal & non-verbal tests (2) PPDT (Picture Perception and Discussion Test)
Stage-2: Psychological Test- (1) Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) (2) Word Association Test (WAT) (3) Situation Reaction Test (SRT) (4) Self Description Test (SD)

Group Testing Officers Test- (1)GD (Group Disscussion) (2) GPE (Group Planning Exercise) (3) PGT (Progressive Group Task) (4) HGT (Half Group Task) (5) IOT (Individual Obstacle Task) (6) Command Task (7) Snake race/Group Obstacle Race (8) Individual lecture (9) FGT (Final Group Task)
Personal Interview

Conference

 

 

6 to 10 Day Document Verification & Medical

Note- OTA Aspirants are not Eligible for Mathematics Exam.