# CDS/OTA

The Lakshya Academy provides one of the Best Coaching for CDS in Delhi. Each paper is divided into smaller subjects, and preparations are made in accordance with those. Candidates can cover each paper thoroughly and intensively using this method. As a result, candidates are better equipped to respond to any question on any of the three examination topics.

### Description

**CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY:**

**(a) Nationality: A candidate must be unmarried and must either be:**

(i) a Citizen of India, or

(ii) a subject of Nepal, or

(iii) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka

and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania,

Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently

settling in India.

**(b) Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status :**

(i) For IMA—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 2000 and not later than 1st January 2005 only are eligible.

(ii) For Indian Naval Academy—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 2000 and not later than 1st January 2005 only are eligible.

(iii) For Air Force Academy—

20 to 24 years as of 1st January 2024 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 2000 and not later than 1st January 2004 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1998 and not later than 1st January 2004 only are eligible.

**Note: **Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during the training period they will neither be provided married

(iv) For Officers’ Training Academy—(SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January 1999 and not later than 1st January 2005 only are eligible.

(v) For Officers’ Training Academy—(SSC Women Non-Technical Course)

Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1999 and not later than 1st January 2005.

**(c) Educational Qualifications:**

(i) For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai — Degree of a recognised

University or equivalent.

(ii) For Indian Naval Academy— Degree in Engineering from a recognised

University/Institution

(iii) For Air Force Academy—Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and

Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Graduates with first choice as Army/Navy/Air Force are to submit proof of Graduation/provisional certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB Interview at the SSB.

Candidates who are studying in the final year/semester Degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply provided the candidate should not have any present backlog up to the last semester/year for which results have been declared upto the time of submission of application.

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** ****SCHEME OF EXAMINATION**

**The Competitive examination comprises:**

(a) Written examination as shown in para 2 below.

(b) Interview for intelligence and personality test of such candidates as may be called for interview at one of the Services

Selection Centres.

**The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:**

(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:—

Subject |
Code |
duration |
Maximum marks |
Sectional cut-off |

1. English |
11 | 2hours | 100 | 20% (20 marks) |

2. General Knowledge | 12 | 2hours | 100 | 20% (20 marks) |

3. Elementary
Mathematics |
13 | 2hours | 100 | 20% (20 marks) |

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**(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:—**

Subject |
code |
duration |
Maximum marks |
Sectional cut-off |

1. English | 11 | 2hours | 100 | 20% (20 marks) |

2. General knowledge | 12 | 2hours | 100 | 20% (20 marks) |

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The maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be equal for each course i.e. the maximum marks allotted to the written examination and to the interviews will be 300, 300, 300 and 200 each for admission to

the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers’ Training Academy respectively.

**The papers on all the subjects will consist of objective-type questions only. The question papers (Test Booklets) of General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics will be set bilingually in Hindi as well as English.**

**STANDARD AND SYLLABUS OF THE EXAMINATION **

**STANDARD **

The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian University.

**SYLLABUS **

**ENGLISH (Code No. 01)**

The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

**GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Code No. 02) **

General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on the History of India and the Geography of nature which candidates should be able to answer without special study.

**ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS (Code No. 03) **

**ARITHMETIC**

Number System—Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations, addition, subtraction, 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.

**ALGEBRA **

Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M., Theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, the 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, and Laws of indices.

**TRIGONOMETRY **

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.

** GEOMETRY**

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.

** MENSURATION **

Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangles and circles. Areas of figures 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, and surface area and volume of spheres.

**STATISTICS **

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