The UPSC CDS (I) 2018 Exam will be held on 04 February 2018. The Exam will test the knowledge of candidates in English language, Elementary Mathematics and General Knowledge through three papers.
Compared to other two exams, General Knowledge Exam is perceived as challenging due to the wide variety of subjects it covers. Another key difference in the GK Paper is the implicit nature of its syllabus. By carefully analyzing the previous question papers, one can decipher that questions on Indian Defense Management are very frequent and demands a careful study.
For the benefit of CDS (I) 2018 aspirants, we are providing some useful tips to cover ‘Indian Defence Management’. They are as given below.
1. The aspirants must focus on important sub-sections of Indian Defence Management. Some of them are –
• List of Joint Military Exercises – Bilateral & Multilateral
• Indian Missile Technologies – variants, features, collaboration with other countries, etc
• Gallantry Awards to Defence Personnel – Wartime & Peacetime
• Military Cooperation Agreements – Bilateral & Multilateral
• Military Doctrines
• Acquistion of military equipments and technologies from other countries
• Key personnel who served in the Indian Army, Navy & Air Force
• Missile testing centres
• Important Days related to Army, Navy & Air Force
• Names of important navy vessels, aircrafts, tanks, etc and their features
• Training Centres of tri-services and their locations
• Defence and Security related Groupings & India’s membership status
• Important public and private organizations involved in defence research, testing and development
• Headquarters of Naval Commands, Bases of Air Force & Army Cantonments
• Ranks of Indian Army & their equivalent ranks in Navy and Air Force
2. Refer to official websites of Indian Army, Navy and Air Force to obtain authentic information on Indian Missile Technologies, Defence News, Training cooperation, etc.
3. Refer to questions asked previously in CDS as well as NDA Exams related to Indian Defence Management. This will help in understanding the nature of the questions.
4. Practice Questions from online and offline sources on this topic. Keep referring to jagranjosh.com for practice questions.
5. Keep an eye on defence related current affairs since majority of the questions asked in the CDS exam are picked up from the events happened in the last one year or so.
For an aspirant of CDS, it is essential to know the fundamentals of Indian Defence Management. The knowledge gained will be helpful for the CDS (I) 2018 Exam and the subsequent SSB Interview.
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