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Syllabus of CDS - 1 2020 & CDS - 2 2020 Exam: Paper - 2: General Knowledge

 

Paper - 2 in CDS (Combined Defence Services) Exam is General Knowledge. This paper is common for all branches (IMA, INA, AFA & OTA).

Exam Pattern of Paper - 2: General Knowledge:

Total No. of Questions

120

Total Marks

100

Time

2 Hours

Marks Per Correct Answer

+0.83

Marks Deducted Per Wrong Answer

-0.27

Marks For Answer that Left Blank

0

 

Difficulty Level of Paper - 2: General Knowledge:

As per the official notification by UPSC, difficulty of questions in Paper - 2: General Knowledge will be of Graduation level.

 

Syllabus of Paper - 2: General Knowledge:

1. History:

Part - 1: Ancient History:
1. India - Geographical Features and their Impact on History
2. Pre-Historic India and the Harappan Culture
3. The Vedic Culture
4. Jainism and Buddhism
5. The Rise of Magadha and Alexander’s Invasion
6. The Mauryan Empire
7. Post - Mauryan India
8. Sangam Age
9. Gupta Empire
10. Harshavardhana (606 - 647 A.D)

Part - 2: Medieval History:
11. South Indian Kingdoms - I Pallavas
12. South Indian Kingdoms - II Chalukyas and Rashtrakutas
13. Imperial Cholas
14. The Spread of Indian Culture in other Asian Countries
15. Early Medieval India
16. Delhi Sultanate
17. India under the Delhi Sultanate
18. Bhakti Movement in Medieval India
19. Vijayanagar and Bahmani Kingdoms
20. The Mughal Empire
21. India under the Mughals
22. The Marathas
23. The Coming of Europeans

Part - 3: Modern History:
24. India Under the English East India Company: Warren Hastings (1772-1785)
25. Lord Cornwallis (1786-1793)
26. The Marquess of Wellesley (1798-1805)
27. Lord Hastings (1813-1823)
28. Lord William Bentinck (1828-1835)
29. Lord Dalhousie (1848-1856)
30. Revenue Administration and Economic Policy of the British
31. Educational and Social Reforms
32. Palayakkarar Rebellion
33. Vellore Mutiny
34. The Great Revolt of 1857
35. British India After 1858: Lord Lytton (1876-1880), Lord Ripon (1880-1884) And Lord Curzon (1899-1905)
36. Socio-Religious Reform Movements
37. Indian National Movement (1885-1905)
38. Indian National Movement (1905-1916)
39. The Indian National Movement (1917-1947)
40. Role of Tamil Nadu in the Indian National Movement
41. The Justice Party Rule
42. Constitutional Development (1858 – 1947)
43. India After Independence

Part - 4: World History:
44. Renaissance
45. Geographical Discoveries
46. The Reformation and Counter Reformation
47. The American War of Independence (1776-1783)
48. French Revolution
49. Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions
50. First World War
51. Russian Revolution of 1917
52. The League of Nations
53. Rise of Fascism and Nazism
54. Second World War
55. Growth of Asian Nations: China And Japan
56. United Nations Organisation
57. The Cold War
58. World Today

 

2. Geography:

Part - 1: World Physical Geography:

1. The Origin and Evolution of the Earth
2. Solar System
3. The Earth & The Moon
4. The Hydrosphere
5. Lithosphere
6. Atmosphere

Part - 2: Indian Physical Geography:

7. Indian-Size & Location
8. India Physiography
9. Drainage System of India
10. Climate
11. Natural Vegetation
12. Soils
13. Land Resources & Agriculture
14. Water Resources

Part - 3: Indian Economic Geography:

15. Mineral & Energy Resources
16. Manufacturing Industries

Part - 4: Indian Human Geography:

17. Transport & Communication
18. International Trade
19. Population
20. Migration

 

3. Polity:

Part - 1: Constitutional Framework:

1. Historical Background
2. Making of the Constitution
3. Salient Features of the Constitution
4. Preamble of the Constitution
5. Union and itsTerritory
6. Citizenship
7. Fundamental Rights
8. Directive Principles of State Policy
9. Fundamental Duties
10. Amendment of the Constitution
11. Basic Structure of the Constitution

Part - 2: System of Government:
12. Parliamentary System
13. Federal System
14. Centre- State Relations
15. Inter-State Relations
16. Emergency Provisions

Part - 3: Central Government:
17. President
18. Vice-President
19. Prime Minister
20. Central Council of Ministers
21. Cabinet Committees
22. Parliament
23. Parliamentary Committees
24. Parliamentary Forums
25. Supreme Court

Part - 4: State Government:
26. Governor
27. Chief Minister
28. State Council of Ministers
29. State Legislature
30. High Court
31. Subordinate Courts
32. Special Status of Jammu & Kashmir
33. Special Provisions for some states

Part - 5: Local Government:
34. Panchayati Raj
35. Municipalities

Part - 6: Union Territories and Special Areas:
36. Union Territories
37. Scheduled and Tribal Areas

Part - 7: Constitutional Bodies:
38. Election Commission
39. Union Public Service Commission
40. State Public Service Commission 
41. Finance Commission
42. National Commission for SCs
43. National Commission for STs
44. Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities
45. Comptroller and Auditor General of India
46. Attorney General of India
47. Advocate General of the State

Part - 8: Non - Constitutional Bodies:
48. Planning Commission 
49. National Development Council
50. National Human Rights Commission
51. State Human Rights Commission
52. Central Information Commission
53. State Information Commission
54. Central Vigilance Commission
55. Central Bureau of Investigation 
56. Lokpal and Lokayuktas

Part - 9: Other Constituitional Dimensions:
57. Co-Operative Societies
58. Official Language
59. Public Services
60. Tribunals
61. Rights and Liabilities of the Government
62. Authoritative Text of the Constitution in Hindi Language
63. Special Provisions Relating to Certain Classes

Part - 10: Political Dynamics:
64. Political Parties
65. Elections
66. Electoral Reforms
67. Anti-Defection Law
68. Pressure Groups
69. National Integration
70. Foreign Policy

Part - 11: Working of the Constitution:
71. National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution
 

4. Economics:

1. Introduction
2. Growth,Development and Happiness
3. Evalution of the Indian Economy
4. Economic Planning
5. Economic Reforms
6. Inflation
7. Indian Financial Market
8. International Economic Organisations and India
9. Banking in India
10. Public Finance in India
11. Stock Market in India
12. Tax Structure in India
13. Agriculture and Food Management
14. Insurance in India
15. Industry and Infrastructure
16. Service Sector
17. Human Development in India
18. External Sector in India
19. Sustainability and Climate Change

 

5. Science:

Physics:
1. Units and Measurements
2. Motion and its laws
3. Current electricity
4. Light
5. Gravitation
6. Magnetism
7. Sound
8. Atom and Nuclei


Chemistry:
1. Matter & it's Properties
2. Structure of Atom
3. Classification of Elements
4. Oxidation & Reduction
5. Acids & Bases 
6. Chemistry of Non - Metals
7. Air & Water
8. Carbon & there Different Forms
9. Carbon Dioxide
10. Concept of Atomic Molecular and Equivalent Masses
11. Laws of Chemical Combination


Biology:
1. The study of life
2. Cell the basic unit of life
3. Classification of living organisms
4. organisation
5. Nutrition
6. Respiration
7. Transport System
8. Excretion
9. Biocommunication
10. Muscle Contraction
11. Skeletal System
12. Reproduction
13. Plant Growth
14. Plant Disease
15. Animal Husbandry

 

6. Current Affairs:

Current Affairs consists of important events of last 12 months including Defence, Politics, Economy, Sports, Important Personalities etc.

 

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Sameer Hapani

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