CDS Previous Year Papers

CDS Previous Year Papers – UPSC conducts CDS Exam twice every year. Candidates get recruited in all 3 spheres of Indian defense. Candidates planning to appear in the exam can get all the necessary details in this blog. CDS Previous Year Papers can also be downloaded from the links shared in here.

Combined Defence Services (CDS) Previous Year Paper

Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam is conducted to recruit suitable Male and Female candidates who are unmarried/ divorcee/ widow in defense services. All Indian level recruitment exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to select the most suitable candidates in all 3 spheres of Indian defense i.e. Army, Navy and Air force. However, for Air force academy married candidates more than 25 years are eligible to apply. The CDS exam is conducted twice a year i.e. in February and November. Notifications of the exam dates are released in November and August respectively. UPSC CDS Examination (II) will be conducted on 8th September 2019.

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Overview of Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam

Name of the Exam CDS (Combined Defense Services)
Conducting Authority Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Official Website Here
Exam Occurrence Twice in a year
Paper Language Hindi and English
Mode of Exam Offline (Pen and paper mode)
Exam Type National Level
Age Limit Minimum Age- 19 YearsMaximum Age- 25 Years


Selection Procedure of UPSC Combined Defence Services

UPSC CDS exam is conducted in 3 stages. Following are the stages:

  1. Written Examination
  2. Personal Interview
  3. Medical Test

Written Exam CDS

Exam Pattern of UPSC CDS 2019: Indian Navy, Military and Air Force
Subject Marks Duration Nature of question
General Awareness 100 2 hours Objective type questions
English 100 2 hours Objective type questions
Mathematics 100 2 hours Objective type questions
Total 300
Exam pattern of UPSC CDS 2019: Officer Training Academy (OTA) 
Subject Marks Duration Nature of question
General Awareness 100 2 hours Objective type questions
English 100 2 hours Objective type questions
Total 200
  • There is negative marking for every wrong answer
  • 1/3rd marks are deducted depending upon marks allocated to the question

2. Personal Interview

  • Candidates who clear written exam receive a call for the interview
  • The interview is conducted by 3-4 days
  • Psychological test, Intelligence Test, Group Activities and Group Discussion are conducted during the interview
  • Candidates recommended after the interview will undergo medical tests
  • The medical test will be conducted by the Service Medical Officers Board

CDS Previous Year Papers

Candidates planning to appear for CDS exam have already started their preparation. Strategy to clear Written exam of UPSC CDS is practice on Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam Previous Year Papers as much as possible. Solving Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam Previous Year Papers before the actual exam will help the candidate in understanding paper pattern and prepare accordingly. For you we have consolidated Combined Defence Services (CDS) Exam Previous Year Papers that can be downloaded from the link shared below:

CDS Previous Year Papers 2019 

Combined Defence Services Examination I 2019 Elementary Math
Combined Defence Services Examination I 2019 GK
Combined Defence Services Examination I 2019 English

CDS Previous Year Papers 2018 

Combined Defence Services Examination II 2018 Elementary Math
Combined Defence Services Examination II 2018 GK
Combined Defence Services Examination II 2018 English
Combined Defence Services Examination I 2018 Elementary Math
Combined Defence Services Examination I 2018 GK
Combined Defence Services Examination I 2018 English

CDS Previous Year Papers 2017 

Combined Defence Services Examination II 2017 Elementary Math

Combined Defence Services Examination II 2017 GK

Combined Defence Services Examination II 2017 English

Combined Defence Services Examination I 2017 Elementary Math

Combined Defence Services Examination I 2017 GK
Combined Defence Services Examination I 2017 English

 

Syllabus for UPSC CDS Exam

English

  • Reading comprehension
  • Jumbled sentences
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Sentence correction and Finding errors and omissions.

General Knowledge

  • Current Affairs of last 6 months
  • Indian Economy
  • Indian Politics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Sports
  • Banking sector
  • Awards & Honors Sports
  • Finance
  • Agriculture
  • Books & their Authors
  • RBI Functions & Policies etc.

Mathematics

Arithmetic
Number System
  • Natural numbers
  • Fundamental operations
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Profit and loss
  • Applications to simple and compound interest
  • Percentages
  • Time and work
  • Time and distance
  • Unitary method
  • Decimal fractions
  • Square roots, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
  • Rational and Real numbers
  • Integers and Variation.
Elementary Number Theory
  • Multiples and factors
  • Factorization Theorem
  • Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11
  • H.C.F. and L.C.M
  • Euclidean algorithm
  • Logarithms to base 10
  • Use of logarithmic tables
  • Prime and composite numbers
  • Laws of logarithms
  • Division algorithm
Geometry
  • Plane and plane figures
  • Lines and angles
  • Properties of angles at a point
  • Parallel lines
  • Sides and angles of a triangle
  • Congruence of triangles
  • Similar triangles
  • A concurrence of medians and altitudes
  • Properties of angles
  • Circles and its properties including tangents and normals
  • Loci
  • Sides and diagonals of the square, rectangle, and parallelogram.
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 and simple cases of heights and distances
Algebra
  • Set language and set notation
  • Laws of indices
  • Rational expressions and conditional identities
  • Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations
  • Simultaneous linear in equations in two variables and their solutions
  • Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns—analytical and graphical solutions
  • The relation between its roots and coefficients
  • Solutions of quadratic equations
  • The theory of polynomials
  • Remainder Theorem
  • Basic Operations
  • Simple factors, H.C.F., L.C.M etc.
Statistics
  • Graphical representation frequency polygons, collection, and tabulation of statistical data, measures of central tendency, histograms, pie charts, bar charts etc.
Mensuration
  • Areas of squares, circle, triangle, rectangles, and parallelograms
  • Areas of figures which can be split up into these figures
  • Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface area and volume of spheres

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