Candidates who are appearing in Combined Defence Examination should read CDS Syllabus carefully for sure success. It will give them the a better idea about the CDS exam pattern and how to prepare to get through. CDS exam is organised by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice a year. Aspiring applicants can check details of CDS syllabus below. **Read more about CDS Application Form 2017.**

**Syllabus of Paper1: English**

There is no specified syllabus of English. The question paper will be set to test understanding of English and efficient use of words. **Don’t miss to read UPSC Exam Calendar 2017.**

**Syllabus of Paper2: General Knowledge**

CDS Syllabus does not require specialised knowledge of any subjects. However, it is expected from the candidate to have** **good** **knowledge of current events, matters of everyday observation, General Science, History of India and Geography. **You can also check CDS Cut Off**

**Syllabus of Paper2: Elementary Mathematics **

CDS Syllabus of Paper2 Elementary Mathematics will have following components. Arithmetic, Elementary Number Theory, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensuration and Statistics. The details are as follows.

**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. **You can also read and download CDS Previous Year Question Paper PDF **

**Algebra: **Basic 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 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 x, cosine x, Tangent x when 0 ≤x ≤90 Values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x = 0, 30, 45, 60 and 90, Simple trigonometric identities. Use of trigonometric tables.Simple cases of heights and distances.

**Geometry: **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 normal, (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.

**You can also check UPSC CDS II Exam Answer key 23 October 2017.**