Combined Defence Service Examination is conducted for the selection of the candidates as an officer in the Indian Army, Indian Airforce and Indian Navy, etc. To get selected in any of the forces through the CDS Entry, One will need to clear the CDS phases of selection. Here in this article, we will discuss this in detail and will give you better information about the CDS Preparation Books. It is very hard to find the Best CDS Exam Book. You must check the complete article below. It will be easy for you to select the best book for the exam.
How to Choose the Best Study Material for CDS Preparation:
The market is full of study materials, it has become very tough to select the best book for the preparation of the exam. To choose the best book for the preparation you must check the reviews of each book that are famous for CDS preparation. You can also ask the students who have qualified the exam.
If you think, No study Materials are good for the CDS preparation. Then, In the CDS Examination, Most of the questions are asked from class 6th to 12th NCERT books either its Maths, Science or Social, etc. You must start studying the NCERT Books and make proper notes and prepare with Notes. It may be a bit tough and time taking. There are some books that are really useful for the preparation of the CDS Examination. I will share with you the links to download that in PDF or can also order the hard copy of the book online.
Choose Best Book for CDS Exam:
Most of the books that are available in the market are not value for money. You may waste your time studying those books. There are few CDS preparation books that are best for the preparation of the CDS Exam. Here below I have shared a link from there you can order the book online and can prepare better for the exam.
Pathfinder CDS Entrance Examination 2020
CDS Maths : Fastrack With Shortcut Tricks
UPSC CDS Exam Goalpost, Solved Papers
Most of the books that I have shared above are available on Amazon and other E-commerce Websites. These books cover the complete syllabus of the CDS Written Examination and give you better preparation.
Your preparation for any exam can be only better if you practice more. Try to solve the maximum previous year question paper, Sample papers and Model paper, etc for the better practice. Let’s see some preparation tips for CDS Exam.
CDS Written Exam Syllabus and Its preparation:
For the CDS written Examination, one will need to prepare three subjects that are:
- General Knowledge
- Elementary Mathematics etc.
This syllabus is for the Army, Airforce, and Navy, etc. For the OTA (Officer Training Academy) You will just need to prepare English and General Awareness etc. To understand better, You can check the box given below to understand the complete exam pattern:
|Section||No. of Questions||Marks|
|2. General Knowledge||100||100|
|3. Elementry Mathematics||100||100|
English is the easiest portion of the paper. You must prepare the English better. Whatever CDS preparation books I have shared above are better for the English.
Once you are done with the English move to the Mathematics or General Awareness. If you get bored studying General Awareness and your mathematics is stronger, you must choose the Mathematics first. Whatever you choose, make sure that you can tick the maximum correct answer in that. If your maths is week or average, Choose General Awareness first over Mathematics.
Prepare all three subjects but give the more important to the subjects that are your stronger. It is very important for all candidates to practice previous year Questions and sample papers. Solving the Question paper gives you a better idea about time management. There are also some websites that conduct the Online mock test for CDS Written Examination, If you have enough time, you must appear for the mock tests.
Here I am sharing with you the complete syllabus of the CDS Examination that you have to prepare for the examination.
Some common tips for preparation:
- Prepare a study Chart. Remember one thing this exam is not too hard you just have to be clear with the Basics.
- You can also take help from some CDS Exam books that I have shared above. Make shorts note while you are studying. It will help to prepare well.
- Solve previous year question papers.
- If you have less time and cannot cover the entire syllabus then just solve sample papers, Model papers as much as you can.
- As per my experience, if you were good at the 12th, you just need 3 months for the best preparation, if you are regular and punctual of time.
- You just have to study for 5-6 hours every day.
The preparation for any examination completely depends on your capability of learning. Prepare well and do the best in the examination.