CDS Exam Syllabus 2018 | Download Full Syllabus, Practice Set Pdf

By Siksha Raturi | Exams Syllabus | Nov 02, 2017
UPSC CDS Syllabus 2018| Download CDS Syllabus Exam Pattern 2018 pdf| CDS I & II syllabus Pdf download

Candidates are going to apply for UPSC Combined Defence Service Examination (CDS) can download UPSC CDS Syllabus 2018 here. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will organize CDS Examination 2018 twice in a year just like each time. The examination is organized to provide admission to the candidates in Indian Naval Academy (INA), Officers Training Academy (OTA), Air Force Academy (AFA) & Indian Military Academy (IMA). The online Application for CDS 1 Exam 2018 will soon be started from 8/ Nov/ 2017. Candidates will be able to apply through online mode.

Applicants who wish to download CDS Previous Papers, Practice Set can download it from the link given below.

Download Combined Defence Service Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2018

All those candidates who are looking for UPSC CDS Exam Syllabus can check complete pattern from this website. The CDS syllabus with exam pattern will help you to clear the concept of the UPSC CDS examination format. Candidates can also visit UPSC official website for further information regarding the CDS 1 exam Syllabus 2018, pattern, previous papers, notification etc.

You can also download UPSC CDS Exam Syllabus 2018 and pattern pdf from here and CDS Exam Preparation tips. Here, in this webpage,

we are updating CDS 2018 Examination Pattern & Complete syllabus. Below given the link to Download CDS Syllabus in Pdf Format


UPSC Combined Defence Service Exam Pattern 2018

The CDS Exam 2018 will cover the following three Subjects--

  1. English

  2. General knowledge.

  3. Elementary Mathematics


CDS Exam Pattern 2018 for IMA, INA & AFA

S.noSubjectMaximum MarksTime Duration
1English100 Marks2 Hours
2General Knowledge100 Marks2 Hours
3Elementary Mathematics100 Marks2 Hours



CDS Officers Training Academy Exam Pattern

S.noSubjectMaximum MarksTime Duration
1English100 Marks2 Hours
2General Knowledge100 Marks2 Hours


CDS Exam Syllabus 2018

Here updated the complete syllabus for CDS (Combined Defence Service) I & II Examination 2018

UPSC CDS Syllabus Pdf for English

English Subject in this CDS syllabus is to acknowledge the ability of the candidates in English skills & mainly for the grammatical. The paper consists only basics of the subject to test the right use of English words, verbs, tenses etc. Parameters given below contain roughly the paper cover these subjects given below in your preparations. Fill in the blanks, Jumbled Sentence, Reading Comprehension, Sentence Correction, omissions & Finding errors and etc.


UPSC Combined Defence Services Syllabus for Elementary Mathematics

  • Arithmetic Ability

  • Trigonometry

  • Algebra

  • Menstruation

  • Geometry

  • Statistics

  • Numbers System


  • Download CDS Syllabus pdf (Arithmetic)

No. System, Operations, Fundamental Unitary, Methods, and Elementary No., method, Theorems, time and distance, application to simple and compound interest etc.

  • Download CDS I Exam Syllabus 2018 pdf (Algebra)

Basic operations, Remainder Theorem, Quadratic Equations, Linear equations, Theory of Polynomials, Relationship between coefficients and roots (only real roots to be considered), set language, set notation etc.

  • UPSC CDS I Syllabus 2018 pdf (Statistics)

Tabulation of data, histograms, pie and bar charts, graphical representation, frequency polygons etc.

  • UPSC CDS Exam Syllabus 2018 (Trigonometry)

Values of Sine x, cosine x, and tangent x, simple Trigonometric identities, simple cases of height and distances

  • Combined Defence Service Syllabus 2018 (Geometry)

Lines and angles, plane and plane figures, parallel lines, sides and triangles of a triangle, Congruency of triangles, Concurrence of medians and altitudes, circles and its properties including tangents and Normal’s, Loc etc

  • UPSC CDS Syllabus 2018 Download Pdf (Mensuration)

Calculating areas of squares, rectangles, triangles, circles and parallelograms, surface area and volume of sphere, lateral Surface Area, volume of cones etc


CDS Syllabus 2018 for General Knowledge

The syllabus for general knowledge is both dynamic and static. Dynamic means currents happenings and static means passed events which have been done itself or by anyone. Indian Economy Current happening in the field of politics, business, sports, entertainment etc. Monuments of India Books and Authors name etc.


Download CDS Examination Syllabus 2018 pdf here

Download CDS Previous Year Question Papers, Practice Set for Exams


Candidates those who are determined to make their career in UPSC Defence services must work hard for the CDS Examination 2018 with the help of the CDS syllabus, exam pattern and previous papers.


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