Best books for CDS Exam 2019
Supriya Kumari, 21 Nov 2018, #CDS

Best books for CDS exam 2019 - We know that books are very important for the preparation of any exams. To choose the best books for CDS preparation is the biggest challenge for the candidates because in today’s market there are numbers of books available having same contents of different authors and publications. As said by Epictetus - “Books are the training weights of the mind.” Thus, to train the mind, it’s quite important that we train it with nothing less than the best.

The same applies while choosing the best books to prepare CDS exam which is one of the key aspects of preparation. The best books you choose to prepare for CDS leads the step by step training of your preparation. If you have the idea about the best books, half your work is done. Careers360 brings you the list of best books for CDS exam 2019. CDS (1) 2019 written exam is scheduled to be conducted on February 3. CDS exam is conducted twice a year. Over 3 to 4 lakh candidates appear for the exam. Candidates who wish to join Army, Navy, Air Force, and Officer’s Traning Academy can apply for CDS exam.

Important topics of CDS 2019

Candidates can check the important topics of CDS exam below paper wise. The topics given are based on the maximum number of questions asked in the CDS exam.




Reading Comprehension  

Spotting Error

Idioms and phrases

Cloze Comprehension

Ordering of Sentences, etc.

General Knowledge


Current Affairs



Chemistry, etc.

Elementary Mathematics


Elementary Number Theory




Mensuration, etc.

Best books for CDS exam 2019 - Paper-wise

Candidates can refer the books given below to prepare for CDS exam.

Best books for CDS exam 2019 for English 



Objective General English

S. P. Bakshi

Wren & Martin’s High School English Grammar & Composition

Wren and Martin’s

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

Best books for CDS exam 2019 -General Knowledge



Geography & History

NCERT (Std 6th-12th)

Pathfinder for CDS

Arihant Experts

General Knowledge (Latest Edition)

Manohar Pandey (Arihant Publication)

Manorama Yearbook

Malayala Manorama publishers

National daily newspapers

 The Hindu, Indian Express, TOI etc.

Best books for CDS exam 2019 for Elementary Mathematics



Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

R. S. Aggarwal

Pathfinder for CDS

Arihant Experts

Mathematics for CDS Examination

R. S. Aggarwal

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14 Days ago

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