Combined Defence Service (CDS) Examination Sample Papers

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CDS Sample Papers

CDSE previous year question papers and key

Combined Defence Service (CED) exam is carried out by UPSC twice every year for recruitment to office cadre of the Army, Navy and Air force. The Common Defence Service Test is the path to join the nation’s Defence forces. CDS exam is held for admission to Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA).

CDS Paper Pattern

CDS exam comprises of three papers, all the three papers has objective type multiple choice questions (MCQs).

  • Paper I: This paper comprises of English with time duration of two hours and carries 100 marks.
  • Paper II: This paper comprises of General Knowledge with time duration of two hours and carries 100 marks.
  • Paper III: This paper comprises of Elementary Mathematics with time duration of two hours and carries 100 marks.

CDS Syllabus

CDS exam comprises of following subjects and fields:

English

  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para Jumbles and Jumbled Sentences
  • Error Spotting
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the Blanks

General Knowledge

  • Current Affairs and matters of everyday observation
  • Experience in Scientific aspects
  • History of India
  • Geography of a nature

Elementary Mathematics

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Menstruation
  • Statistics

CDS Sample Papers

Here is the CDS exam previous year question papers in PDF format for your reference:

CSD Exam Sample Question Paper for English
CSD Exam Sample Question Paper for General Knowledge
CSD Exam Sample Question Paper for Elementary Mathematics

Hope above sample question papers of CDS exam 2014 may help you prepare for your upcoming CDS examination. If you have any query, do share with us in the comments section.

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