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    How to prepare for CDS? Best material to crack written exam?

    sir am pre final yr engg. student and am keen to join the army so how can i prepare myself for cds also tell me best material to crack the cds written xam.plz rply

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    ashwak is offline Senior Member ashwak is on a distinguished road
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    Re: How to prepare for CDS? Best material to crack written exam?

    Yes , a Finla year Engineering Student is eligible to appear for the CDS exam


    Generally , to apply for the exam ,

    ~ Age should be between 19-22 years , for Navy
    ~ Age shouldbe between 19-23 years , for Airforce
    ~ Age shouldbe between 19-24 years , for Army

    Exam Syllabus : -

    1) General Knowledge - 100 marks (120 Questions)
    2) General English - 100 marks (120 Questions)
    3) Elementary Maths - 100 marks (100 Quesitons)

    See , to crack the exam , you should be well prepared in all these topics

    Books to be Referred are ,

    According to the Publications ,

    Arihant Publication
    Kiran prakashan
    Upkar prakashan

    According to the Syllabus ,

    General English - Hari prasad
    General Knowledge - M.Laxmikanth
    Elementary maths - R.S.Aggarwal

    Selection process is ,

    1) Written exam
    2) Interview
    3) Medical test

    All the best..

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    Re: How to prepare for CDS? Best material to crack written exam?

    For applying for CDS exam ,you first need to satisfy the below mentioned criterion-

    >>>Indian citizenship needed

    >>>age between 19 to 24 years for Army and 19-23 years for Air-force and Navy.

    >>>a geaduate degree in any discipline from a recognized institute/university.

    >>>there is no age relaxation as such for the exam.

    To prepare for the CDS exam , follow the following tips-

    1.pay equal wattage to all the sections of the paper and prepare accordingly.

    2.Concentrate on your speed of solving.

    3.Practice as many previous year question papers as possible.

    Attachment 3964

    i have uploaded the syllabus of CDS exam and the previous year question paper of CDS.
    Practice them.

    Some of the books that you can refer for the exam are mentioned below-

    Attachment 3965
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    Attachment 3968
    Attachment 3969
    Attachment 3970

    Also go through the previous year question papers of CDS.

    You can download them from the following link-



    Good luck
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    Re: How to prepare for CDS? Best material to crack written exam?

    > CDS - Combined Defence Services

    ~~> The Combined Defence Service Examination is conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) twice in year to recruit the candidates for :
    Officers Training Wing
    Naval Wing
    Air Force Wing
    Military Wing

    ~~> Structure of the Examination :-

    The CDS exam consists of 2 stages which are Written Test and Interview. The Written Test pattern is different for each institute. The Written Exam for Naval Academy, IMA and the AFA consists of three papers. All the three papers carry multiple choice objective type questions. Each Paper carries a maximum of 100 marks and the duration of each paper is 2 hours.

    ♦> Some of the Books for preparation op CDS :

    ____ ____

    ~~> Tips which will help in the preparation :-

    English Vocabulary needs to be good.
    Read weekly magazines and newspapers.
    General Knowledge should be well.
    Solve sample papers for perfection.

    >> Sample papers, Previous year papers and reference books for CDS Examination are attached below :-
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    Re: How to prepare for CDS? Best material to crack written exam?

    for me mother and nation is same..... jai hind

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