New Delhi, Nov 28: UPSC has released the CDS I Exam 2017 notification on upsc.gov.in. The details of the exam can be checked on the official website. The interested candidates should go through the eligibility criteria for the exam. The admit card will be made available three weeks before the exam. Candidates can apply for UPSC CDS I Exam 2016 on or before December 2. Also Read - UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist Interview Schedule 2020 Released | Check Interview Dates Here
The exam will be conducted at various centers across the nation including Agartala, Aizawl, Bhopal, Bareilly, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Cuttack, Dharwad, Delhi, Dispur, Hyderabad, Chennai, Dehradun, Gangtok, Imphal, Jorhat, Jammu, Jaipur, Itanagar, Kohima, Kochi, Madurai, Nagpur, Lucknow, Kolkata, Mumbai, Panaji (Goa), Port Blair, Sambalpur, Ranchi, Patna, Raipur, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar, Udaipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati and Visakhapatnam. Candidates willing to appear for the UPSC CDS I Exam 2017 should go through the complete syllabus of the exam. Also Read - UPSC Exam 2021: Supreme Court Dismisses Plea Of Last Attempt Civil Service Candidates
ENGLISH (Code No. 01)
Candidates will be tested on their understanding of English and efficient use of words.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Code No. 02) (ALSO READ: UPSC IAS Mains Exam 2016: One week Preparation Plan, follow the reverse preparation strategy)
This will include current events and matters of everyday observation, questions on History of India and Geography of a nature.
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS (Code No. 03)
Number System: Natural numbers, Rational and Real numbers, Integers.
Fundamental operations: Addition, Subtraction, Division, Multiplication, Square roots, Decimal fractions, Unitary method, Time and work, time and distance, percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, variation, ratio and proportion.
Elementary Number Theory: Division algorithm, Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11, Multiples and factors, Factorisation, Prime and composite numbers, Theorem, H.C.F. and L.C.M, Euclidean algorithm, Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms and 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. Also Read - UPSC: SC Takes Note of Centre's No to Granting Age Relaxation for Civil Service Aspirants
Simple trigonometric identities, Use of trigonometric tables, Simple cases of heights and distances. (ALSO READ: UPSC IAS Exam 2016: Important Topics for General Studies Paper I, II and III)
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.