STAR ANGEL SSB INTERVIEWS, CDS & NDA COACHING

SCHEME OF EXAM – CDS (IMA, INA, AFA)

SUBJECT DURATION MAXIMUM MARKS
ENGLISH 2 HOURS 100
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 2 HOURS 100
ELEMENTARY MATHS 2 HOURS 100
TOTAL 6 HOURS 300

SYLLABUS – CDS (IMA, INA, AFA)

ENGLISH

The question paper will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding of English & workman like use of words.

Questions are asked usually on following topics :-

  1. 1. Error spotting.
  2. 2. Sentence correction.
  3. 3. Fill in the blanks (grammar & vocabulary based).
  4. 4. Reading Comprehension.
  5. 5. Antonyms & Synonyms.
  6. 6. Ordering of words.
  7. 7. Analogy.
  8. 8. Sentence re-arrangement (para jumble).
  9. 9. Idioms & Phrases.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge of current events & such 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. Such questions are asked which candidate should be able to answer without special study.

Questions are asked usually on following topics :-

  1. 1. History (Ancient, Medieval & Modern).
  2. 2. Polity (Indian constitution, fundamental rights, directive principles, powers of president & prime minister, constitutional bodies, Indian judiciary etc).
  3. 3. Economics (Budget, economic survey, five year plans, current state of economy etc).
  4. 4. Geography (India & World).
  5. 5. Biology (important diseases, human biology, plant biology etc).
  6. 6. Physics (optics, motion, force, units, heat, electricity, temperature etc).
  7. 7. Chemistry (topics of organic, inorganic, physical chemistry, general chemistry etc).
  8. 8. Defence Related (recent developments etc).
  9. 9. General Awareness on – Environment, Culture, Sociology, Awards, Sports, Books & Authors, Current Events (national & International), International Organizations like IMF, WHO, World Bank, UN, BRICS, SAARC etc.

MATHS

  1. 1. Arithmetic
  1. a). Number system :-
  2. i. Natural numbers
  3. ii. Integers
  4. iii. Rational & real numbers
  1. b). Fundamental operations :-
  2. i. Addition
  3. ii. Substraction
  4. iii. Multiplication
  5. iv. Division
  6. v. Square roots
  7. vi. Decimal fractions
  1. c). Unitary method
  2. d). Time and distance
  3. e). Percentages
  4. f). Time & work
  5. g). Applications to simple & compound interest.
  6. h). Profit & loss.
  7. i). Ratio & proportion.
  8. j). Variation.
  1. 2. Algebra
  1. a). Basic operations.
  2. b). Simple factors.
  3. c). Remainder theorem.
  4. d). HCF & LCM.
  5. e). Theory of polynomials.
  6. f). Solutions of quadratic equations (relation between quadratic equation’s roots & its coefficients – only real roots to be considered).
  7. g). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns – analytical & graphical solutions.
  8. h). Simultaneous linear equations in two variables & their solutions.
  9. i). Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable and their solutions.
  10. j). Set language and set notation.
  11. k). Laws of indices.
  1. 3. Trigonometry
  1. a). When X is less than or equal to ninety degree and greater than or equal to zero degree:-
    1. i. Sine X
    2. ii. Cosine X
    3. iii. Tangent X
  2. b). Values of Sinx, Cosx & Tanx for X = zero degree, thirty degree, forty five degree, sixty degree & ninety degree.
  3. c). Simple trigonometric identities.
  4. d). Use of trigonometric tables.
  5. e). Simple cases of heights and distance
  1. 4. Geometry
  1. a). Lines & angles.
  2. b). Plane & plane figures.
  3. c). Theorems on:-
    1. i. Properties of angle at a point.
    2. ii. Parallel lines.
    3. iii. Sides & angles of a triangle.
    4. iv. Congruency of triangles.
    5. v. Similar triangles.
    6. vi. Concurrence of medians & altitudes.
    7. vii. Properties of angles, sides & diagonals of a parallelogram.
    8. viii. Properties of angles, sides & diagonals of a rectangle.
    9. ix. Properties of angles, sides & diagonals of a square.
    10. x. Circle & its properties including tangents & normals.
    11. xi. Loci.
    1. 5. Mensuration
    1. a). Areas of square.
    2. b). Areas of rectangle.
    3. c). Areas of parallelogram.
    4. d). Areas of triangle.
    5. e). Area of circle.
    6. f). Areas of figures which can be split up into squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangles & circles (field book).
    7. g). Surface area of cuboids.
    8. h). Lateral surface of right circular cones & cylinders.
    9. i). Surface area of sphere.
    10. j). Volume of sphere.
    1. 6. Statistics
    1. a). Collection & tabulation of statistical data.
    2. b). Measures of central tendency (Mean, Mode, Median).
    3. c). Graphical representation of frequency of polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts etc.

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