CDS Exam Syllabus

In order to perform well in the CDS 1 2024 exam, candidates must fully comprehend the CDS Syllabus. Those who want to enlist in the Indian Armed Forces can do so directly through the CDS 1 2024 Test. Applicants can review the synopsis of
the CDS Exam Syllabus, which offers applicants thorough preparation materials.

CDS Syllabus for English

English CDS Syllabus: Candidates are encouraged to develop the habit of reading the newspaper every day in order to improve their performance in the English segment. They ought to recognize difficult terms and look up their definitions to increase their vocabulary and comprehension of sections. The purpose of this section is to assess candidates’ English language skills and their ability to use language in a professional and efficient manner.

1] Reading Comprehension Questions.
2] Spotting the Error Questions.
3] Fill in the blank questions.
4] Synonyms & Antonyms Questions.
5] Idioms and Phrases Questions.
6] Sentence Arrangement or Jumbled Questions.
7] Ordering of words in Sentence Questions.
8] Sentence Improvement or Sentence Correction Questions

CDS Syllabus for Mathematics

Mathematical topics covered in the CDS Elementary Mathematics syllabus include arithmetic, geometry, trigonometry, measures, statistics, and more. Regular practice and committed work are required to improve preparedness and produce positive results in this paper. In order to complete the questions within the given time, applicants must maintain both accuracy and speed. It is advised to consult the above table for the mathematics syllabus of the CDS 1 2024 test in order to gain a thorough understanding of the syllabus.


 Number System 

  • Natural numbers, Integers, Rational
    and Real numbers.
  • Fundamental operations, addition,
    subtraction, multiplication, division,
  • Square roots, Decimal fractions.
    Unitary method, time and work, time
    and distance, percentages.
  • Applications of profit and loss, simple
    and compound interest, ratio and
    proportion, variation.
Elementary Number Theory
  • Division algorithm.
    Prime and composite numbers.
    Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and
    Multiples and factors.
    Factorisation Theorem.
    H.C.F. and L.C.M.
    Euclidean algorithm.
    Logarithms to base 10, use of
    logarithmic tables, laws of logarithms.


Basic operations and Simple factors

  • Remainder Theorem.
  • H.C.F. and L.C.M.
  • Theory of polynomials, relation
    between its roots and coefficients
    (Only real roots to be considered),
    solutions of quadratic equations.
  • Simultaneous linear equations in two
    unknowns — analytical & graphical
  • Simultaneous linear inequalities in two
    variables & their solutions.
  • Practical issues with solutions that
    result in two simultaneous linear
    equations, inequalities in two
    variables, or quadratic equations in
    one variable.
  • Set notation and set language.


  • Sine x, cosine x, Tan x when 0° < x <
    90° , Values of sin x, cos x & tan x, for x
    = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° & 90°.
  • Simple trigonometric identities.
  • Use of trigonometric tables.
  • Simple cases of heights and distances.


Plane and plane figures, Lines and angles,
Theorems on:

  • Properties of angles at a point
  • Parallel lines
  • Sides and angles of a triangle
  • Congruence of triangles
  • Similar triangles
  • Concurrence of medians and altitudes
  • Properties of sides, angles and
    diagonals of a rectangle, parallelogram
    and square
  • Circles and their properties including
    tangents and normals
  • Loci


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


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

CDS Syllabus for General Knowledge

CDS Curriculum General information: This is the information that one would anticipate from an educated person who hasn’t pursued any particular field of study. It includes current events and a broad grasp of common observations and experiences, including a scientific component. In addition, the test will contain geography and Indian history questions that any qualified applicant should be able to answer without further research.

  • Indian History
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Environment
  • General Science – Physics, Chemistry, Biology
  • Current Affairs– National & International Awards, Summits, Sports, Conference;