UPSC CDS Syllabus 2020

Abhik Das Updated On: 30 Oct, 2019 20:24 IST

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UPSC CDS 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus for 2020 UPSC CDS paper 1 is available for the aspirants in the official Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) website. The UPSC CDS 2020 paper I will be conducted to recruit eligible candidates for the Air Force Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Indian Military Academy and Officer’s Training Academy. The UPSC CDS 2020 syllabus is similar except for the paper which will select candidates for the Officer’s Training Academy (OTA).

It is important for the aspirants who are appearing for the entrance examination to have in-depth knowledge about the UPSC CDS 2020 paper I syllabi along with exam pattern and marking scheme to keep themselves a step ahead of the competitors. To score good marks in this All-India level entrance examination, the aspirants must possess a sound understanding of the syllabus and important topics from where the questions are most likely to be asked in the exam. To make sure that the aspirants do not go hither and tither for the detailed syllabus of UPSC CDS 2020, CollegeDekho has provided the complete syllabus to ensure that the aspirants can use it to their advantage during the preparatory stages of the examination.

The following sections must be thoroughly scrutinised by the aspirants for the updated UPSC CDS 2020 paper I syllabus. The Elementary Mathematics paper will comprise of questions from Matriculation level while the remaining papers will consist of questions that can be countered by an Indian University graduate students.

Detailed Subject-Wise Syllabus of UPSC CDS Part I

UPSC CDS 2020 Part I Syllabus of English

The question paper will be based on the understanding of English and the use of words.

UPSC CDS 2020 Part I Syllabus of General Knowledge

  • Knowledge of current events

  • matters of everyday observation

  • experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject.

  • Questions based on History of India and Geography of nature.

UPSC CDS 2020 Part I Syllabus of Elementary Mathematics

  • Arithmetic: Number System, Natural numbers, Rational and Real numbers, Integers, Square roots, Decimal fractions, Fundamental operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. Unitary method, time and distance, ratio and proportion, variation, time and work, percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss.

  • Elementary Number Theory: Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers, Euclidean algorithm, Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11, Multiples and factors, Factorisation Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M.  Logarithms to base 10,  use of logarithmic tables, laws of logarithms.

  • Algebra: Basic Operations, H.C.F., L.C.M., simple factors, Remainder Theorem,  Theory of polynomials, Laws of indices, 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. Rational expressions and conditional identities, 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. 

  • Trigonometry

    • cosine ×, Sine ×, Tangent × when 0° < × < 90° Values of sin ×, for × = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90°, cos × and tan ×.

    • Simple cases of heights and distances

    • Use of trigonometric tables

    • Simple trigonometric identities

  • Geometry: Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures,  Congruency of triangles, Theorems on Properties of angles at a point, Properties of angles, Parallel lines, Sides and angles of a triangle, Similar triangles,  sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square, Concurrence of medians and altitudes, Loci, Circles and its properties including tangents and normals.

  • Mensuration: Areas of squares, rectangles, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, triangle and circle, parallelograms. Areas of figures which can be split up into these figures (Field Book), Surface area and volume of cuboids,  surface area and volume of spheres.

  • Statistics: Collection and tabulation of statistical data, histograms, bar charts, Graphical representation frequency polygons, pie charts etc. Measures of central tendency.

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