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If You are Looking for the Best CDS Coaching Institute in Lucknow for CDS Exam then visit Pathfinder Defence Academy. We have experienced trainers to help you with CDS Written Exam. CDS Coaching, OTA Coaching.

With the highest selection per year in CDS, the academy leads you to success with ease. We provide well-equipped classes for written and SSB both. Written classes are provided through experienced faculties. The faculty at Pathfinder Defence Academy is highly qualified and vastly skilled in successfully coaching candidates for CDS/OTA exams. The standards of quality followed by Path Finder Defence Academy ensure that each student who opts for coaching with us feels convinced and well prepared for the exam. UPSC conducts the CDS exam for recruitment into India Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Officers Training Academy (OTA) and Air Force Academy (AFA) as Commissioned Officers.

Pathfinder Defence Academy is one of the best competitive exam institutes in Lucknow to provide Best CDS Coaching Institute in Lucknow, we offer the entire solution for competitive exams. We generally focus on student’s weak areas and do not much more concentrate on the strong ones. The CDS written exam is not very hard or difficult to crack if you have been not covered to a variety of questions on each topic.  Pathfinder Defence Academy in Lucknow provides the entire solution of your kind of problems don’t think too much just join the best defense coaching in Lucknow and best for your career.

The CDS exam is also organized by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice in a year and select the candidates for the several posts such as Indian Air Force Academy Officer Training Academy, India Military Academy, and Indian Navy Academy.  We are providing the best coaching classes in Lucknow of CDS to crack written exam with a better score.


Nationality : A candidates must either be :

  • a Citizen of India, or.
  • a subject of Bhutan, or.
  • a subject of Nepal, or.
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently setting in India, or
  • a person of India 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 setting in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii),(iv) and (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt of India.

Certificate of eligibility will, however, not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.

A candidates in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination provisionally subject to the necessary certificate being given to him/her by the Govt. before declaration of result by UPSC.


  • For IMA –Unmarried male candidates.
    Minimum Age : 19 years
    Maximum Age : 24 years.
  • For Indian Naval Academy – Unmarried male
    Minimum Age : 19 years
    Maximum Age : 22 years
  • For Air Force Academy –
    Minimum Age : 19 years
    Maximum Age : 23 years
  • For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for men and women) (married or unmarried)
    Minimum Age : 19 years
    Maximum Age : 25 years


  1. For Indian Military Academy/Officers’ Training Academy: Degree from a recognized university or equivalent.
  2. For Indian Naval Academy: Bachelor of Engineering.
  3. For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized 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 certificate on the date of commencement of the SSB interview at the SSB.

For CDS exam, applicants can be from any stream but for entry to Air Force and Navy, candidates should have studied physics and maths up to Class 12.


The candidates will be provided admission to INA, IMA, Airforce Academy, and Officers’ Training Academy through Written Examination, Personality Test and Interview.

The candidates will be placed in the order of merit on the basis of the total marks secured by them in the written examination and in the SSB tests. The final selection will be made in order of merit subject to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects and number of vacancies available.


English Syllabus.

The question paper is designed to test your understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

Questions in English are from.

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

General Knowledge Syllabus :

General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper also includes questions on History of India and Geography of a nature.

Elementary Mathematics Syllabus :

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, relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns-analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear equations 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.

Trigonometry :

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

Statistics :

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

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