UPSC CDS II Syllabus 2021 PDF – Download Exam Pattern Here!!!!


UPSC CDS II Syllabus 2021 PDF – Download Exam Pattern Here!!!!The Notification for the Combined Defense Services Examination II, 2021 has been released by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the official syllabus and exam pattern. Exam Pattern and Syllabus for Combined Defense Services Examination II, 2021 are available here. This will be extremely beneficial to those who are studying for this exam.

UPSC Syllabus 2021:

Name of the Board

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)
Name of the Exam

Combined Defense Services Examination II

Exam Date

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Syllabus Available

UPSC CDS II Selection process:

Candidates will be selected based on the following methods, The Competitive examination comprises:

  • Written examination
  • Interview for intelligence and personality test (vide Part ‘B’ of this Appendix) of such candidates as may be called for interview

UPSC CDS II Exam Pattern:

(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:-

S. No Subject  Duration Maximum Marks
1 English 2 Hours 100
2 General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
3 Elementary Mathematics 2 Hours 100

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(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy :-

S. No Subject  Duration Maximum Marks
1 English 2 Hours 100
2 General Knowledge 2 Hours 100

The papers in all the subjects will consist of objective type questions only. The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.

Penalty for wrong Answers (in Objective Type Papers): 

There will be Penalty (Negative Marking) for Wrong Answers

  • There are four alternatives for the answer to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate. One third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.\
  • If a candidate given more than one answer, it will be treated as a wrong answer even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be same penalty as above for that question.
  • If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

UPSC CDS II Syllabus:

ENGLISH (Code No. 01):

The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.


General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of a nature which candidate should be able to answer without special study.



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.


Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M., Theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, 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.

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

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.


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.


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

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How many marks does the board have in order to perform the examination?

The board has conducted the examination, which has a total of 100 marks.

How can I download UPSC CDS II Syllabus 2021?

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What is the Duration for this Examination?

The Duration for this Examination is 2 Hours