CDS Syllabus 2024: Download subject-wise CDS Syllabus PDF

UPSC CDS Syllabus 2024 has been released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) at

UPSC CDS Syllabus 2024 Out
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CDS Syllabus 2024: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the CDS notification 2024 on Candidates eligible for the UPSC CDS exam 2024 can apply till January 09, 2024. Along with the official notification, the commission has also released the syllabus for the UPSC CDS 1 2024 exam. 

The CDS syllabus for admission to IMA, INA, and AFA includes English Language, General Knowledge, and Elementary Mathematics. In contrast, the CDS exam syllabus for OTA is divided into two subjects: English Language and General Knowledge.

CDS Syllabus for Mathematics

ArithmeticNumber 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. FactorisationTheorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm. Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables. 
AlgebraBasic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M., Theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, the relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns—analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear inequalities in two variables and their solutions.Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or inequalities in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable & their solutions.Set language and set notation, Rational expressions and conditional identities, and Laws of indices. 
TrigonometrySine ×, 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. 
GeometryLines and angles, Plane and plane figuresTheorems 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. 
MensurationAreas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangles and circles.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.
StatisticsCollection and tabulation of statistical dataGraphical representation frequency polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts etc. Measures of central tendency. 
UPSC CDS Math Syllabus 2024

CDS Syllabus for English

The English Language paper is uniform for candidates applying to IMA, INA, AFA, and OTA. This paper evaluates candidates based on their proficiency in English grammar and comprehension skills, as well as their adept use of the language. To prepare effectively for the exam, candidates should familiarize themselves with the CDS English syllabus. The covered topics include:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Sentence
  • Vocabulary (Synonym/Antonym)
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Spot the Error

CDS Syllabus for General Knowledge

Current AffairsMajor National & International NewsSports NewsAwards & RecognitionDefence News
Indian PolityFundamental Rights and Directive PrinciplesLok Sabha & Rajya SabhaPowers of the President and Prime MinisterConstitutional BodiesIndian judiciary
Indian HistoryIndian Ancient HistoryIndian Medieval HistoryIndian Modern History
EconomicsBudget1991 Economic ReformsNITI Aayog ReportsLatest Facts & Figures on RBI & PSU BanksRepo Rate, Reverse Repo Rate, SLR
General SciencePhysics: Optics, Motion, Force, Units, Heat, Electricity, Temperature, etc.Chemistry: Organic, inorganic, physical and general chemistry.Biology: Topics of important diseases, botany, zoology as well as human biology.
UPSC CDS GK Syllabus 2024