**CDS Exam Syllabus – Important Questions. **The notification of Combined Defense Services Exam 2 has been released and the students who might be searching for the latest syllabus of the exam must check it out from here. The CDS exam is conducted by Union Public service Commission which has recently announced the release of the application forms for the admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy Courses. Every year, the exam has been conducted 2 times(CDS 1 & CDS 2) by the management and thousand of eligible candidates apply with the hope of selection. But drastically, very few managed to get selected. Reason? There are so many. But the major is that the most of them are not fully aware of the syllabus and the exam pattern and so do not manage to score well. So, here is the clear description of the syllabus of the CDS exam for all those aspirants who are working very hard to get selected.

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## CDS 2 Exam 2016 – Syllabus

**English**Synonyms, Antonyms, Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Error Spotting, Jumbled Sentences, Sentence Correction and Fill in the Blanks.

**General Knowledge**current affairs, questions on History of India and Geography of nature.

**Mathematics**– (Number System, Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal fractions).

Arithmetic

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, 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 equations 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 degrees, Values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x = 0, 30, 45, 60 and 90 degrees, Simple trigonometric identities, Use of trigonometric tables, simple cases of heights and distances).

**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).

## CDS 2 Exam Syllabus 2016 – Exam Pattern

The written exam of CDS examination will consist of three sections, English, General Knowledge and Mathematics. There will be objective type questions only.

S.No. |
Paper / Subject |
Questions |
Duration |
Marks |

1. | English | 120 | 2 Hours | 100 |

2. | General Knowledge | 120 | 2 Hours | 100 |

3. | Elementary Mathematics | 100 | 2 Hours | 100 |

## CDS 2 Exam 2016 – Important Dates

The aspirants need to raise their brows at some of the important dates of CDS Examination which are very important to keep in mind.

**Notification Date: 16 July 2016****Last Date to Apply: 12 August 2016****CDS Exam Date: 23 October 2016**

Hope ! after reading the article. There is so much which got clearer for the aspirants. Prepare Hard. The result will be all yours. Good Luck.

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