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UPSC CDS 2019 Exam

Latest information on UPSC CDS 2019 exam with its notification, exam dates, eligibility, application form also including paper pattern, syllabus, test centres and CDS result.

UPSC conducts Combined Defense Service Examination for three military academics of the defense forces. Service Selection Board conducts Combined Defense examinations twice in a given year in February and August respectively. Candidates who successfully clear the written examination are selected for training which is the first step or an induction into the defenses forces.

This time on UPSC conducts Combined Defence Services Examination (CDS) would conduct admission for the following academics and training centers
Indian Military Academy Dehradun
Indian Naval Academy Ezhimala Kerala
Air Force Academy, Hyderabad
Officers Training Academy, Chennai

UPSC CDS 2019 Eligibility:-

(a) Nationality : A candidate must either be :
(i) a Citizen of India, or
(ii) a subject of Bhutan, or
(iii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Certificate of eligibility will however not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkhas subjects of Nepal.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination provisionally subject to the necessary certificate being given to him/her by the Govt. before declaration of result by UPSC.

Age-limits:-

19-24 Years - Indian Military Academy
19-22 Years - Naval Academy
19-23 Years - Air Force Academy
19-25 Years - Officers’ Training Academy

Educational Qualifications:-

IMA & OTA     

Degree from a recognized University or equivalent .

Naval Academy - B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor’s degree in engineering

Air Force Academy - B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor’s degree in engineering.

CDS 2019 Paper Pattern:-

a) For Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy     

1. English (Objective type) - 100 Marks
2. General Knowledge  (Objective type) - 100 Marks
3. Elementary Mathematics (Objective type) - 100 Marks

Total - 300 Marks
             
(b) For Officers’ Training Academy     

1. English (Objective type) - 100 Marks
2. General Knowledge (Objective type) - 100 Marks

Total - 200 Marks
             
Marks for SSB Interviews

IMA, NA and AFA - 300 marks
OTA - 200 Marks

 

CDS 2019 Dates -

UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination (II) 2019
 
 
Apply Online at website - https://upsconline.nic.in from 12-06-2019 to 08-07-2019.
 
Exam Date -  8th September 2019.
 
 
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CDS 2020 Dates:-

C.D.S. Examination (I) 2020 -
 
Date of Notification - 30.10.2019
 
Last Date for receipt of Applications - 19.11.2019 
 
Date of commencement of Exam - 02.02.2020, Sunday
 
Duration of Exam - 1 Day
 
 

 

C.D.S. Examination (II) 2020 - 
 
Date of Notification - 05.08.2020 
 
Last Date for receipt of Applications - 25.08.2020  
 
Date of commencement of Exam - 08.11.2020, Sunday
 
Duration of Exam - 1 Day

 

 

UPSC Combined Defence Services Examination - CDS (I) 2019
 
Apply online at website -  www.upsconline.nic.in 
 
Date of Notification:- 31.10.2018
 
Last Date for Submission of Applications: 26.11.2018
 
UPSC CDS (I) 2019 Date - 3rd February 2019, Sunday.
 
Duration of Exam:- 1 DAY.
 
 
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C.D.S. Examination (II) 2019

Date of Notification:- 12.06.2019

Last Date for receipt of Applications:- 08.07.2019 

Date of Exam:- 08.09.2019 (SUNDAY)

Duration of Exam:- 1 DAY 

 

 
 

UPSC CDS 2019 Syllabus:-


ENGLISH:-

The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE:-

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:-

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 realroots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns-analytical andgraphical solutions. Simultaneous linear inequations 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 setnotation, Rational expressions and conditional identities, Laws of indices.

TRIGONOMETRY

Sine x, cosine x, Tangent x when 00 < x < 900 Values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x = 00, 300, 450, 600 and 900 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 andvolume 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 toGroup 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/her intellectual qualities but also his/her social traits and interests in current affairs.

 

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