Indian Army CEE Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021

By | July 21, 2021

Indian Army CEE Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2021

The Indian Army will soon update the Indian Army CEE Exam Syllabus along with the official notification to be released by the same. The candidates must be aware of the Indian Army CEE Syllabus and exam pattern to prepare diligently. The Indian Army Common Entrance Examination (CEE) recruits candidates for various posts, such as Indian Soldier General Duty and Clerk, Indian Soldier Tradesman. Understanding the Indian Army GD CEE syllabus will help the candidates in covering up each topic and not miss out on anything.

  • The candidates have to undergo three stages of selection, i.e, Physical Fitness Test, a medical examination, and a written test.
  • Preparing as per the CEE exam pattern will help the candidates to prepare according to the weightage given to each section or subject.

Read further to know the complete Indian Army CEE Syllabus and exam pattern and get tips on how you can prepare in a planned manner for the exam.

Indian Army CEE 2021 Syllabus

The Indian Army GD CEE syllabus and the syllabus for Tradesman is similar. The Syllabus of the Soldier Clerk is similar but also has Computer Science and English subjects in addition. The below tables show the detailed syllabus for all the posts under CEE.

Soldier Clerk 

Subject Syllabus
Paper- I
General Knowledge
  • Abbreviations – National and International.
  • Sports – National and International.
  • Awards & Prizes – National awards, Gallantry awards, Nobel Prizes.
  • History – Important dates & battles in Indian and World History and landmarks of Indian History, national movement.
  • Geography – Solar System Space exploration, The earth principal peaks, Deserts, Rivers, Lakes and famous waterfalls, Geographical Tallest, Biggest and Longest etc.
  • Terminology – Geographical terms, Economic terms, Astronomical terms, Legal terms and Misc terms.


  • Indian Armed Forces.
  • Indian Towns, States and Uts.
  • Institutions and Research Stations,
  • International space Stations and Festivals of India and World.
  • Indian News Agencies and Dailies.
  • Continents and Sub Continents.
  • Inventions and Discoveries. 2 Environment.
  • The Constitution of India.
  • Religious communities and Principal Languages.
  • National and International Days.
  • International Organizations.
  • Books and Authors.
  • The world of Plants and animals.
  • Current Affairs and “Who’s Who”.
General Science Human Body

  • Food and nutrition,
  • diseases and prevention, vitamins and their uses.
  • The question of General Science consisting of topics related to Physics, Chemistry and Biology based on fundamentals and day to day activities
  • Medical Terms,
  • Scientific Terms,
  • Scientific and Research Institutes in India.

IO/Numeral Ability

  • The questions will be based on the ability of the candidates of age group ranging between 16 & 20 years.
Mathematics Algebra

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication and division of algebraic expressions
  • HCF & LCM
  • Factorisation
  • Simple Equations
  • Surds
  • Indices
  • Logarithms
  • Solution of linear equations of two and three variables.
  • Ratio and proportion meaning and standard form,
  • Roots and discriminant of a quadratic equation ax^2+ bx + c = 0;


  • Natural numbers
  • integers, fractions
  • rational/irrational numbers
  • decimal fractions
  • HCF & LCM
  • square root
  • ratio and proportion
  • percentages
  • averages
  • profit & loss
  • simple and compound interest


  • Area and Volume:

Area of four walls of a room, area of a circle, sector and segment of a circle; surface area and volume of cube, cuboids cone, cylinder, sphere.

  • Trigonometry:

Trigonometric ratios of an angle A of a right angle triangle, Simple applications of trigonometric ratios for solving problems of different types, Simple identities based upon the above.

  • Heights and Distances:

Solution of simple problems of height and distance using trigonometric tables and logarithmic tables.


  • Lines and Angles:

Different characteristics of lines and angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, inserting lines, some of angles and triangles, interior and exterior angles. Triangles-properties, equality, congruence and similarity with respect to sides and angles. Parallelogram-types and properties. Circles – Properties, arc, chords, tangents, secants and angles subtended by arcs.



  • Histograms with given intervals
  • Classification of data
  • Frequency
  • Frequency polygons, ogives.
  • Mean, median and mode of grouped and ungrouped data, problems related to statistical techniques.
Computer Science Computer System

  • Characteristics of a computer
  • Basic applications of a computer
  • Components of a computer system – Central Processing unit (CPU), Visual Display Unit (VDU), Keyboard.


Concept of memory

  • Primary and Secondary Memory
  • RAM and ROM, Units of Memory – Byte, Kilobyte, Megabyte, Gigabyte, Terabyte.


Input/Output Devices

  • Mouse
  • JoyStick
  • Scanner
  • Microphone
  • OCR
  • MICR
  • Light pen
  • Barcode Reader
  • Digital Camera
  • Printer, Speaker
  • Plotter.



  • Basic concept of an Operating System and its functions.


Introduction to WIndows

  • Using Mouse and moving icons on the screen
  • My computer
  • Recycle Bin
  • Task Bar
  • Start Menu and menu selection
  • running an application,
  • setting system date and time
  • Windows Explorer to view files, folders and directories
  • creating and renaming of files and folders
  • Opening and Closing of Windows Minimise
  • Restore and Maximise forms of windows
  • Basic components of a Window : Desktop, Frame, Title Bar, Menu Bar, Status Bar, Scroll Bars (Horizontal and Vertical)
  • Using right button of the Mouse
  • Creating Shortcut
  • Basic Windows, Accessories : Notepad, Paint, Calculator, Wordpad.



  • Introduction to a Word Processor,
  • Creating and Saving a Document,
  • Editing and Formatting a Document ; Text Style (B.I.U),
  • Font Type, Size, changing colour, alignment of text
  • Formatting paragraphs with line or paragraph spacing
  • adding headers and footers, numbering pages, using
  • grammar and spell utilities,
  • using subscript and superscript,
  • inserting symbols,
  • Print Preview, Printing a document,
  • Inserting WordArt, Clipart and Pictures,
  • Page setting,
  • Bullets and Numbering,
  • Borders and Shading,
  • Format painter,
  • Find and Replace,
  • Inserting Tables: inserting, deleting-rows and columns, merging cells, splitting cells, using auto format.



  • Introduction to presentation Graphics,
  • understanding the concept of slideshows, Basic elements of a slide,
  • Different types of slide Layouts,
  • Creating and saving a presentation,
  • Different views of a slide : Normal view, Slide Sorter view and Slide Show,
  • Editing and Formatting a slide : Adding Titles, Subtitles, Text, Background, Watermark; Headers and Footers, Numbering Slides.



  • Introduction to Spreadsheets,
  • Concept of Worksheets and workbooks,
  • Creating and Saving a worksheet,
  • Working with a spreadsheet: entering numbers, text, date/time,
  • series using Autofill,
  • Editing and formatting a worksheet including changing colour, size, font, alignment of text, inserting or deleting cells, rows and columns.
General English (Grammar)
  • Parts of Speech
  • Article, Noun and Pronoun, Adjective, Preposition, Conjunction and modals.


  • Verbs
  • Tenses: Present/past forms, Simple/continuous form, Prefect forms, future time reference


  • Sentence Structures
  • Types of Sentences: Affirmative/interrogative sentences
  • Use of Phrases, Direct and Indirect speech


  • Other Areas
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • One word substitution

Soldier GD and Tradesman

Subject Syllabus
General Knowledge Same as for Soldier Clerk
General Science Human Body

  • Food and nutrition,
  • diseases and prevention, vitamins and their uses.
  • The question of General Science consisting of topics related to Physics, Chemistry and Biology based on fundamentals and day to day activities
  • Medical Terms,
  • Scientific Terms,
  • Scientific and Research Institutes in India.
Mathematics Arithmetic

  • Natural numbers
  • Decimal fractions
  • HCF & LCM
  • square roots
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Percentage
  • Average
  • profit & loss
  • Unitary Method
  • Time, Work, and Distance
  • simple interest



  • Basic operations and Factorization
  • HCF & LCM
  • Quadratic Equations



  • Lines and Angles
  • Triangles, Quadrilaterals
  • Parallelograms and Circles.



  • Area and perimeters of Squares, rectangles, parallelograms, and Circles, Volume, and surface area of a cube
  • Cuboids cone, cylinders, and sphere.

Indian Army CEE Exam Pattern 2021

The selection process of the Indian Army CEE Exam for various posts is the same. There are three major rounds in the selection process. They are as follows.

  • Physical Fitness Test at the Rally Site
  • Medical Test
  • Written Test

The qualifying marks for the Written Test is 32. The candidates who fail to achieve a minimum of 32 marks will not be selected for the further stages. The exam pattern for all the posts is detailed below:

Soldier Clerk 

  • For every right answer, the candidate will get 4 marks.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.5 marks.
Subjects No. of Questions Marks Allotted
General Knowledge 05 20
General Science 05 20
Mathematics 10 40
Computer Science 05 20
English 25 100
Total 50 200

Soldier GD & Tradesman

  • For every incorrect answer, the candidates will be awarded 2 marks.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.5 marks.
Subjects No.of Questions Marks Allotted
General Knowledge 15 30
General Science 20 40
Mathematics 15 30
Total 50 200

Indian Army CEE 2021: Preparation Strategy

In order to be exam ready, one needs to have a preparation strategy to cover the entire Indian Army CEE Syllabus well in advance. Here are some useful tips that will help you to get your desired post.

  • Candidates can refer to the question papers from the previous years. This helps in a better understanding of the important topics and you can prepare them accordingly.
  • Make sure to draft down study notes on the major topics for self study.
  • The candidates should also attempt weekly mock tests available online. This will help in managing time and enhancing your speed and accuracy.

Indian Army CEE Exam 2021: Books for Preparation

To be considered for selection to any of the posts under CEE, candidates must grab some of the best books. Candidates must make sure that the books they select cover the entire syllabus. Some of the books that the candidates can refer to are listed below:

Subject Books Authors/Publishers
All Practice Papers ARMY GD General Duty Mocktime Publication
General Knowledge General Knowledge GK Objective for Indian Army Recruitment Exams Ram Singh Yadav, Yajvender Yadav, S.K. Books
General Science Science for Indian Army Exams Ram Singh Yadav, Yajvender Yadav, S.K. Books
Mathematics Indian Army GD Math Mock Test Papers Mocktime Publication
Computer Science Computer Awareness Arihant Publications
General English Objective General English S.P. Bakshi

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