Best books for CDS Exam 2018
Supriya Kumari, 10 Aug 2018

Best Books for CDS Exam 2018 – We know that books are very important for the preparation of any exams. To choose 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 2018. CDS 2 2018 written exam is scheduled to be conducted on November 18, 2018. CDS exam is conducted twice a year. Over 3 to 4 lakh candidates appear for the exam. Candidates who wish to join Army, Navy and Air Force can apply for CDS exam.


CDS Important Topics




  • Finding errors & omissions

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Jumbled Sentence

  • Sentence Correction etc.

General Knowledge

  • Current affairs like politics, sports, Indian economy, daily news, etc.

  • History of India and Geography

  • Books and their Authors

Elementary Mathematics

  • Arithmetic

  • Elementary Number Theory

  • Geometry

  • Algebra

  • Trigonometry

  • Mensuration

  • Statistics etc.

Important books for CDS Exam 2018

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


Best Books for CDS 2018 - English



Objective General English

S. P. Bakshi

Wren & Martin’s High School English Grammar & Composition

Wren and Martin’s

Word Power Made Easy

Normen Lewis

Best books for CDS - General Knowledge

Geography & HistoryNCERT (Std 6th-12th)

NCERT books (Std 6th-12th)

Pathfinder for CDS

Arihant Experts

General Knowledge (Latest Edition)

Manohar Pandey (Arihant Publication)

Manorama Yearbook

Malayala Manorama publishers

Newspapers like The Hindu, Indian Express etc.


Best Books for CDS 2018 - Elementary Mathematics



Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

R. S. Aggarwal

Mathematics for CDS Examination

R. S. Aggarwal

Pathfinder for CDS

Arihant Experts

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