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UPSC CDS II 2020: Exam Pattern and Syllabus
UPSC CDS II 2020: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

UPSC CDS II 2020 UPSC recently released the notification regarding the 344 vacancies in Combined Defence Services, CDS. Interested candidates can check the latest UPSC Syllabus and Exam. For UPSC CDS II 2020 Recruitment, click here.

UPSC CDS II 2020: Exam Pattern and Syllabus
UPSC CDS II 2020: Exam Pattern and Syllabus

UPSC recently released the notification regarding the 344 vacancies in Combined Defence Services, CDS. Interested candidates can check the latest UPSC Syllabus and Exam Pattern here for the written exam scheduled to be held on 8 November 2020. Here in this article, you will find important topics of General Knowledge, English, and Mathematics of written exam and SSB Interview which will prove beneficial for you during the exams. 

UPSC EXAM PATTERN AND SYLLABUS:-

The Union Public Service Commission i.e. UPSC has released the notification for the UPSC CDS 2020. This notification is regarding the recruitment in the Combined Defence Services through courses carried out by IMA (Indian Military Academy ), INA (Indian Naval Academy), and OTA (Officers Training Academy).

The UPSC CDS 2 Exam 2020 is going to be held on 8th November 2020. The selected students will be recruited by the Indian Military Academy,  the Indian Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, and Officers Training Academy. The exam will be held in the written mode for the selection of candidates for the SSB interview round. The exam will be held on the latest UPSC CDS Syllabus. Students can check the latest UPSC CDS Syllabus below. Before that look at the important dates for the exam.

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • UPSC released CDS notification- 5 August 2020. 
  • Start date of Online Application form- 5 August 2020.
  • Last date to apply- 25 August 2020.
  • UPSC CDS 2 Exam Date- 8 November 2020.
  • Admit Card release date- October 2020.
  • UPSC CDS 2 Result Date- January 2021.

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Now let’s look at UPSC CDS II 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus:-

UPSC CDS Exam is conducted twice every year for admission of students to the Indian Military, Indian Navy, Indian Airforce, and Officers Training Academy. The selection process is completed in two phases – 

  1. Written Exam 
  2. SSB Interview

For getting selected, Candidates are required to qualify both the phases. Written below is the exam pattern for the UPSC CDS 2020.

Subject  No. Of MCQs Maximum Marks  Total Time 
General 

Knowledge

120 100 120 minutes 
English language  120 100 120 minutes 
Elementary Mathematics  100 100 120 minutes 

Note:- Candidates who have applied for OTA have to appear for the first two papers only (General Knowledge and English Language) while candidates who have applied for IMA, IFA, and NA have to appear for all three exams. 

UPSC CDS II Syllabus:- 

English  General Knowledge  Elementary Mathematics 
Questions will be such that they will check candidates understanding of English Language and Vocabulary 
  • Current Events 
  • History 
  • Geography 
  • Arithmetic 
  • Algebra 
  • Trigonometry 
  • Mensuration 
  • Statistics 

CDS II SSB Interview 2020:

Candidates who qualify the written examination will be called for the UPSC CDS 2 Interview. 

It consists of two stages:- 

 

  • Stage 1:- This phase includes Officers Intelligence Rating, Picture Perception, and Description Test. 
  • Stage 2:- This phase includes Interview, Group Testing Officer Task, Psychology Test, and Conference. 

 

UPSC CDS Interview is 4 days long. Candidates are judged physically, mentally, and psychologically during the interview. 

This is all about the syllabus and exam pattern of the UPSC CDS 2. Hope you find the information helpful. 

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