CDS- Combined Defence Service
CDS Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment of Commissioned Officers in India Army, Navy and Air Force. The exam is taken twice a year usually in February and September by UPSC. Here in this article, we are going to share with you the best books for CDS Exam, and if you are preparing for only OTA then you will get also best book for OTA.
CDS Exam Pattern for NAVY/ ARMY/ AIR FORCE
The exam of Indian Naval Academy/Indian Military Academy/Indian Air Force comprises of 3 papers, which carry a total of 300 marks. The total duration of each exam is 2 hours.
|General Knowledge||100||2 hours|
|Elementary Mathematics||100||2 hours|
CDS Exam Pattern for Officer Training Academy (OTA)
The exam of Officer Training Academy (OTA) consists of 2 subjects with a total of 200 Marks. The duration of the two exams is 4 hours (2 hours for each exam).
|General Knowledge||100||2 hours|
Best Books for CDS Exam
#1- Pathfinder CDS Combined Defence Services Entrance Examination
Being an Officer in Indian defence forces is a dream of many aspirants. Combined defence services (CDS) conducted twice in a year by UPSC is one of the best opportunities available to secure the vacancy to be a part of prestigious Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force.
- Pathfinder CDS Entrance Exam is one of the best complete study guides to learn how to get through this entrance Exam.
- Revised carefully and consciously, it aims to provide an updated and complete study material based on the latest pattern prescribed by UPSC.
- It covers the complete syllabus in a comprehensive manner. It also provides solved papers of 2018-2017 to get a deep insight into exam pattern and types of questions.
- Packed with such comprehensive study resources, This is a perfect book to receive the best guidance for the upcoming CDS entrance Exam to strive towards success.
- Top CDS solved Paper 2018 II, CDS solved Paper 2018 I, CDS solved Paper 2017 II, Mathematics, General English, General Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology), General Studies.
#2- CDS Solved Paper Chapterwise & Sectionwise
- Serving the nation is a great pride and respect and combined defence services entrance Examination, conducted twice in a year by UPSC is one of the best opportunities to work in Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force, which are among the world’s best defence forces.
- 2019 edition of chapter wise-section wise solved papers CDS entrance Examination aims to provide complete and comprehensive study materials in chapter-wise and Section-wise manner.
- It is divided into 4 key sections including Elementary Mathematics, English, Science and General Studies to cover the complete syllabus of the examination.
- It also provides solved papers 2018-2016 with detailed and explanatory solutions.
- Housed with such customized study material for effective and robust preparation, It is a highly approachable book to get the real knowledge of exam pattern.
- Level of toughness and trends of questions to perform best in the exam.
- Top CDS solved Paper 2018 (II), CDS solved Paper 2018 (I), CDS solved Paper 2017 (II), CDS solved Paper 2017 (I), CDS solved Paper 2016 (II), Elementary Mathematics, English, Science, General Studies.
Best Book For OTA Cadets
- “Combined CDS (OTA) Book Paperback – 2019 ” is specially designed for the CDS exam.
- The book is based on the exact pattern of the examination as conducted by the UPSC. ENGLISH section contains English Grammar, Logics on spotting an error, fill-ups, sentence improvement, approach to the ordering of sentence & jumble words.
- It has a list of most important Antonym-Synonym and Solved Practice set. General Knowledge section covers Both Indian and World Geography, ancient & medieval History including Independence era, Absolute description of Politics, civics and every important information on Indian Defence which is likely to be asked in your exams.
- In addition, it covers Practical science & general science which is extremely helpful for those from Non-science background.
- This book will really help the students in developing the required Speed and Strike Rate, which will increase their final score in the exam.
- The Book contains the latest pattern 600+ most important MCQs with simple techniques and a huge collection of solved questions.
- Note– “THIS BOOK IS FOR OTA ASPIRANTS ONLY & DOES NOT CONTAIN MATHEMATICS”