Union
Public Service Commission CDS II Exam Indian Military Academy, Indian
Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Officers Training Academy Chennai Syllabus
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UPSC CDS 2 Selection
Procedure/Scheme:
The
Selection Procedure/Scheme of the Exam will be as follows: Written Exam,
Intelligence and Personality Test, PFT, Interview
UPSC CDS II Exam:
1.
The Competitive examination comprises:
(a)
Written examination as shown in para 2 below.
(b)
Interview for intelligence and personality test (vide Part ‘B’ of this
Appendix) of such candidates as may be called for interview at one of the
Services Selection Centres.
2.
The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks
allotted to each subject will be as follows:
(a)
For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force
Academy:
SI. No

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

1

English

2 Hours

100

2

General Knowledge

2 Hours

100

3

Elementary Mathematics

2 Hours

100

(b)
For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy :
SI. No

Subject

Duration

Maximum Marks

1

English

2 Hours

100

2

General Knowledge

2 Hours

100

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The
maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be
equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written
examination and to the interviews will be 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for
admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force
Academy and Officers’ Training Academy respectively.
3.
The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only.
The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary
Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.
4.
In the question papers, wherever necessary, questions involving the metric
system of Weights and Measures only will be set.
5.
Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances will
they be allowed the help of a scribe to write answers for them.
6.
The Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the
subjects of the examination.
7.
The candidates are not permitted to use calculator for answering objective type
papers (Test Booklets). They should not therefore, bring the same inside the
Examination Hall.
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UPSC CDS I1 Standard
and Syllabus Of The Examination:
Standard:
The
standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation
level. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as
may be expected of a graduate of an Indian University.
Syllabus:
English
(Code No. 01): The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’
understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.
General
Knowledge (Code No. 02): 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 (Code No. 03):
Arithmetic
Number
System—Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental
operations, addition, substraction, 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 real
roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two
unknowns—analytical and graphical 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 set notation,
Rational expressions and conditional identities, Laws of indices.
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.
Simple
cases of heights and distances.
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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 and volume 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
The
SSB procedure consists of two stage Selection process  stage I and stage II.
Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for stage
II. The details are:
(a)
Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture
Perception* Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted
based on combination of performance in OIR Test and PP&DT.
(b)
Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests
and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these
tests are given on the website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.
The
personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessors viz. The
Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO) and the Psychologist.
There are no separate weightage for each test. The mks are allotted by
assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate
holistically in all the test. In addition, marks for Conference are also
allotted based on the initial performance of the Candidate in the three techniques
and decision of the Board. All these have equal weightage.
The
various tests of IO, GTO and Psych are designed to bring out the
presence/absence of Officer Like Qualities and their trainability in a
candidate. Accordingly candidates are Recommended or Not Recommended at the
SSB.