Best books for CDS Exam 2019
Updated on Nov 21, 2018 - 10:45 a.m. IST by Supriya Kumari
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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.

Subjects

Topics

English

Reading Comprehension  

Spotting Error

Idioms and phrases

Cloze Comprehension

Ordering of Sentences, etc.

General Knowledge

History

Current Affairs

Polity  

Geography

Chemistry, etc.

Elementary Mathematics

Arithmetic

Elementary Number Theory

Algebra

Geometry

Trigonometry

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 

Books

Authors

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

Books

Authors

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

Books

Authors

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

R. S. Aggarwal

Pathfinder for CDS

Arihant Experts

Mathematics for CDS Examination

R. S. Aggarwal

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Questions related to CDS

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How should a pcm stream girl preparing for Afcat and cds?

Kalpana Sharma 25th Jan, 2020

Hi,

Hope you are doing great.

In CDS exam ,girls can only go for OTA(officers training academy) and the exam pattern is slightly different as per other academies.

It has only two papers that of general knowledge and general English.

For general knowledge you should be well prepared about current affairs and read 6-12 class ncert books thoroughly for history , geography , science etc. You can also go for internet for general knowledge along with also focus on basic GK like first in the world , famous books and authors etc.

For English, practice is the key to success. Have a good book of objective English like Arihant and read newspaper daily and improve you vocabulary.

Solve previous years questions as well.

For AFCAT:

It includes the same GK and English followed by numerical ability and reasoning questions as well.

You should again go for basics in mathematics upto class 12 and try to learn more tricks and shortcuts and for reasoning , follow a good book of reasoning ability and be more focused and concentrated while solving these questions.

Hope it helps.

Thank you




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I m a +1 student, Girl. My dream is to join in air force. How can I Acheive my goal?

Shareef 22nd Jan, 2020

Hello,

Girl candidates who want to join IAF have 2 possible ways. AFCAT and non AFCAT entry. AFCAT is an entrance exam conducted twice a year. If you clear this exam, then you will be called for SSB Interview and then you can choose your own branches.

There are various kinds branch in IAF(Indian air force) like technical, flying and ground. each  branch has its own Eligibility and qualification criteria... As you haven't mentioned any kind of branch, let me tell you about these core branches

Flying branch: age should be in between 19 to 23.You should be a graduate in any stream with aggregate of 60% marks and you should have studied Maths and Physics in your 12th and have passed with 60% marks. Or BE or B.Tech with 60% marks is also accepted.

Technical branch: There are 2 types of technical services under technical branch. Both of them need the same criteria of 18-28yeats.First one is Aeronautical Engineer which is mechanical service. Second one is Aeronautical Engineer which is electrical service.

Ground duty branch: There are 3 types of services in Ground duty branches.

Administration and Logistics: Age should be between 20-23 years for Graduates. You should be a Graduate or a Post Graduate in any discipline with atleast 60% marks.

Education: Age should be  20-25 years for Post Graduates and you should be a Post Graduate in any stream with 50% marks.

Accounts:  20-27 for M.Ed, Ph. D, CA, ICWA. Bachelors degree or Masters degree in Commerce. If you have Bachelor's degree then you should have 60% marks and if you have PG degree, then you should have 60% marks.

Through Non AFCAT entry, there are CDSE and FTS. For meteorology branch, age should be between 20-25 years and for Phd students, age should be 27 years. Students should have post graduate degree in any science stream.

There is also NCC Special Entry Indian Air Force. Age should be 20-24 years. You should be a graduate in any stream with aggregate of 60% marks and you should have studied Maths and Physics in your 12th and have passed with 60% marks. Or BE or B.Tech with 60% marks is also accepted

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Hello Sir , i had been completed my graduation with open degree which is comes to under kakatiya university .Can i eligible to apply for CDS Exam ... Please inform me sir..

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 19th Jan, 2020

hi,

see open university student who have completed their graduation in any discipline may appear in cds exam.

you have not mention your graduation course or stream. if you dont belongs to bachelor in electrical engineering or bachelor courses in physics or mathematics you may apply for below mention post,

Indian Military Academy

Officers’ Training Academy (OTA)

Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course)

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I am currently doing my graduation in Economics and also I am a girl. Will there be constraints for me to pass the CDS exam?

thomas joy 19th Jan, 2020

Hi there,

Here are the eligibility criteria for CDS exam

  • Women candidates can only apply for Officers Training Staff or OTA
  • Final year graduate or gradutes can apply for the exam
  • Minimum age is 19 years and for OTA maximu age is 25
  • Candidate should have good mental and physical health
  • 200 mcq questions in OTA section
  • English and General Knowledge is asked.

Hope this will help you.

All the best, Thank you

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Sir, can I give CDS exam?. I am a student of BE(fire engineering) .

Akram Khan 1st Jan, 2020

Hi,

The educational qualification for eligibility to Central defense service exam that is CDS exam is

The candidate should be graduate or appearing in the final year of the  same is eligible to apply for CDS exam.

So if you are in final year of your graduation you can apply to this exam.


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