If you have decided to appear in a CDS exam, it is great news, and you must now start your preparation to make sure that you give your very best when you appear. It is important to know the syllabus, the pattern which will be followed during the examination, and then finding out where you lack and working on that. All of this will be as a part of the written examination, and you have to make sure you do your best, as the written examination has a great part in the final selection of the candidates.

The examination comprises of three different subjects, which are:

  • English

Syllabus:

For English, the syllabus isn’t all that complex or difficult to understand. It only includes MCQs, which will be taken so that they can understand how well you are with English. Secondly, a passage will be included, followed by several questions which are to be answered with the help of that passage.

Pattern:

For this paper, they have to check many aspects of your knowledge of English, including majorly, your vocabulary as well as grammar.

  • Total Marks: 100
  • Total No. Of Questions: 120
  • Duration: 2 Hours.

Preparation:

For the preparation of English, it is important to divide your time wisely between grammar and vocabulary, working on both of these aspects side by side. You can also read more so that you can improve your English greatly in terms of expression as well.

  • General Knowledge

Syllabus:

The syllabus would mostly include questions which are related to the current as well as recent events which have been unfolding within India. They will be testing your vigilance, and how much you pay attention to what is going on around you. Additionally, you should be able to answer questions which are related to the history and geography of India.

Pattern:

The paper will contain general questions which are related to science, as well as questions about the modern as well as ancient history of India, along with geographical knowledge.

  • Total Marks: 100
  • Duration: 2 Hours.

Preparation:

To be aware of what’s going on around you, read the newspaper regularly, and stay in contact with friends who know a lot about the current affairs. You can also buy course books which cover this particular syllabus, and you’ll be able to ace it easily if you work hard enough.

  • Mathematics:

Syllabus:

The topics which are supposed to be covered under this syllabus include:

  • Algebra,
  • Arithmetic,
  • Trigonometry,
  • Geometry,
  • Statistics and

Pattern:

In this exam, they will be testing your calculation skills, as well as how you deal with mathematical sums in general.

  • Total Marks: 100
  • Total No. Of Questions: 100
  • Time Duration: 2 Hours.

Preparation:

Have a thorough look at the syllabus, and for your ease, make a list of all the formulae which come under the topics. Additionally, you can also practice from different sources, just to make sure that you have a grip on everything which comes under the syllabus.

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