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.
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.
Idioms and phrases
Ordering of Sentences, etc.
Elementary Number Theory
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
Best books for CDS exam 2019 -General Knowledge
Geography & History
NCERT (Std 6th-12th)
Pathfinder for CDS
General Knowledge (Latest Edition)
Manohar Pandey (Arihant Publication)
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
Mathematics for CDS Examination
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Hello dear student,
I would suggest you to buy a general knowledge book which is that will help you with the GK questions. And then you should buy a book of reasoning and aptitude pictures that will help you to improve your aptitude questions. Why you asking for a book then I would like to recommend you pathfinder CDS it is one of the best books you can and have for the preparation. While for afcat you can buy Aarihant's afcat book for preparation. I hope this was helpful to you.
yes you may apply in cds if you become eligible in education and age criteria.
age limit is 24 or 25 years old according to post wise. you may apply in Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (NA), Air Force Academy (AFA), Officers' Training Academy (OTA - Men), Officers Training Academy (OTA - Women, Non-Technical).
follow the below link to know in details:
cds exam happens twice a year. the following age criteria is applicable to appear in cds exam:
For Indian Military Academy (IMA), unmarried candidates born not before than January 2, 1997 and not later than January 1, 2002 can only apply.
For Indian Naval Academy (IMA), unmarried male candidates born not earlier than January 2, 1997 and not later than January 1, 2002 are eligible.
for Air Force Academy candidate should be between 20 to 24 years as on January 1, 2021 (born not earlier than January 2, 1997 and not later than January 1, 2001).
For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for men), unmarried male candidates born not before than January 2, 1996 and not later than January 1, 2002 are eligible for the exam.
For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course), candidates should be unmarried and born not earlier than January 2, 1996 and not later than January 1, 2002.
so you are not eligible for any of the post as per age criteria.
I regret to inform you that with Biology in 10+2 you are not eligible for an officer which is a technical post.However, you can become a doctor in Armed force, for this you need to appear for NEET and get good rank.The admission done under AFMC.You can also pursue B.sc Nursing in military as you have studied Biology in 10+2.You can only become an officer(technical post) if you have studied Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in 10+2.
I hope this is helpful to you.
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