CDS Maths Syllabus 2018 Exam Pattern, Books PDF

CDS Maths 2018 – Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Books PDF 4 February – UPSC CDS Mathematics New Syllabus For 2018. OTA Maths Syllabus & Paper Pattern on The CDS exam includes Elementary Mathematics, General Knowledge and English. As we know Mathematics is the only subject where a student can get maximum marks & also has maximum weightage. Application filling process has been started. There are many good CDS Maths syllabus books for preparation. There are many coaching institutions those suggest good books for CDS exam. These books will help you to cover your Maths syllabus and you will be able to cover all the topics. Candidates can download CDS Maths exam syllabus from the official web portal of UPSC.

CDS Maths 2018 – Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Books PDF 4th February Exam

Candidate those have internet accessibility they can buy books and access CDS Maths Syllabus question papers. There are thousands of CDS 2 Maths syllabus PDF books are available on the internet. You can buy it from the internet and prepare for the exam. The Elementary Mathematics includes Arithmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensuration, and Statistics.


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


Surface area and volume of spheres, Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle and circle, Surface area and volume of cuboids, Areas of figures which can be split up into these figures (Field Book),  lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface area and volume of spheres.


Lines and angles, Plan and plane figures, Theorems on (i) Similar triangles, (ii) Parallel lines, (iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, (iv) Circles and its properties including tangents and normal, , (v) Properties of angles at a point,  (vi) Loci , (vii) Congruency of triangles, (viii) Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square, (ix) Concurrence of medians and altitudes.


Sine x, cosine x, Tangent x when 0° 90° Values of sin x, cos x and tan x, for x = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90°

Use of trigonometric tables.

Simple cases of heights and distances.

Simple trigonometric identities.


Number System – Unitary method, time and distance, time and work, percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation. Fundamental operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal fractions. Natural Number, Integers, Rational and Real numbers.

Elementary Number Theory – Factorisation Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm. Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11. Multiples and factors. Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables.


Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F. L.C.M., Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns-Analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns-analytical and graphical solutions. Theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, the relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear inequations in two variables and their solutions. Set language and set notation, Rational expressions and conditional identities, Laws of indices. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable & their solutions.

CDS Maths Syllabus 2018 | CDS 1 Mathematics Exam Pattern 2018

Participants can refer to the CDS Math Syllabus question papers from previous exams to check the exam pattern. CDS Maths Syllabus download from the official web page which is The exam pattern is different for OTA and others. Elementary Mathematics is for IMA, IFA and INA candidates for OTA candidates will be tested on General Knowledge and English.

Subjects Marks Duration
General Knowledge 100 2 Hours
English 100 2 Hours
For IMA, IFA and INA
Subjects Marks Duration
General Knowledge 100 2 Hours
English 100 2 Hours
Elementary Mathematics 100 2 Hours

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