Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts “Combined Defence Services” (CDS) Examination twice a year for recruiting candidates for the Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board ( SSB ).


Exam pattern for Indian Military, Indian Navy and Air Force Academy Exam is divided into 3 sections, whereas Officers’ Training Academy Exam is divided into 2 sections

Detailed Course Syllabus is given below


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  • Faculty are with average 20+ years’ experience for training and preparing Armed Forces participants
  • Regular class, tests and additional support for practice
  • Soft Skills are VERY important, special sessions for readiness of participants
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  • Complete syllabus covering classes, assignments, work training and exercises by teachers
  • ONLINE classes on concepts, language, and test preparation
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  • Access to recorded classes, recover on missed classes
  • 10+ Regular Subject Tests & Mock Tests to evaluate progress
  • Complete material in PDF form for preparation
  • Special Q&A webinars and mental preparation session
  • Problem Solving Classes with specially mapped questions


Exam pattern for Indian Military, Indian Navy and Air Force Academy Exam is divided into 3 sections, whereas Officers’ Training Academy Exam is divided into 2 sections

  • Each section in both the exams comprises of 100 questions.
  • Each question carries one mark.
  • There is a negative marking. One-third mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • The time allotted for the examination is 2 hours.
Mode of exam Offline
Number of sections Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA) and Air Force Academy (AFA) – Three
Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) –  Two
Total marks of the test IMA, INA and AFA –  300 OTA - 200
Nature of questions Objective type
Language of question paper Hindi and English
Duration of the test 2 hours for each section of test
Sections Topics
  • Spotting Errors Questions
  • Sentence Arrangement Questions
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Selecting Words
  • Ordering of Sentence
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Ordering of words in a sentence
  • Fill in the blanks questions
  • Idioms and Phrases
General Awareness
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Current Affairs
  • Politics
  • Chemistry
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Defence related Award
  • Geography
  • Environment
  • Sport
  • Biology
  • Cultural
  • Book
  • Statement
  • true/false
Elementary Mathematics Algebra
  • 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
  • Number System: Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers.
  • Fundamental operations: addition, substraction, 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
  • 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 Properties of angles at a point
  • Parallel lines
  • Sides and angles of a triangle
  • Congruency of triangles
  • Similar triangles
  • Concurrence of medians and altitudes
  • Properties of angles
  • sides and diagonals of a Parallelogram
  • rectangle and square
  • Circles and its properties including tangents and normals
  • 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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