Akash Chhagani

Sir, I am in first year of T.Y. B.Sc. When should I start preparing for CDS Exam?

Sir, I want you to know that I am good in English as well as in G.K. I can cover maths but will have to do a lot of practice work. Could you suggest me some books as well? Thank You.


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RE: Sir, I am in first year of T.Y. B.Sc. When should I start preparing for CDS Exam?

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
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Hello Akash,
Welcome to CareerGuide.com!!!
Hope you are doing well.
Thanks for visiting CareerGuide.com and coming up with your query.

Many students in their life have a fascination to make their career in the defence field i.e in Army,Navy or Air Force. These sectors have really great career opportunities for those candidates who wish to serve their Mother Land. Their is a huge requirement of the candidates in all sectors like Technical Staff,Non-Technical Staff,BAck office,on floor etc. So the candidates having different qualifactions coming from different streams can make a career in the defence sector as per their qualifications.

In order to get into defence field students either have to appear for NDA exam after completing 12th from Science for Navy and Air force and for Army they can come from any stream. While students also have other option to get into defence sector by appearing for Combined Defence Service (CDS) Exam on the successful completion of their graduation from any stream. The CDS and NDA exams are conducted every year by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Cracking CDS exam is not an easy task.One has to work hard in order to crack the exam. One has to earn a CDS exam. CDS exam is conducted twice eevry year - February and November.

Preparation Tips-
One can start its preparation for CDS right from the time they get into graduations first year or can also start from second year.
Have yourself medically examined before going for CDS exam. Exercise regularly and keep your weight in check. Take all necessary steps that will keep you healthy.

Generic Tips-
Syllabus-
Be completely sync with the syllabus and start preparing subjects accordingly. Solve Past question papers as many as possible.

Maintain Routine-
Maintain routine time table so that you cover all subjects and have ample time for revision.

Clear Concept-
Be clear with the basic concepts of the subjects

Time Management-


How to solve question and answer in the examination hall is something that you have to plan and prepare.Having strategy will help you. SO have a strategy . You can choose your own strategy. Strategy may differ from person to person. so considering your case you can use startegy as you are good with English and GK you can complete that section first by alloting time and than can proceed for MAths.

Study Material-
Refer good study material for your studies that will help you to crack the exam.

Refering books-
1.CDS Chapterwise - Sectionwise Solved papers- 1st Edition
2.Pathfinder CDS- Combined Defence Services Entrance Examination-1st Edition
3.Combined Defence Services Exam Guide by R.P Datason
4.Arihant CDS Entrance Examination by Dr.Satyajeet Rawat,Brijesh Tripathi and Neetika Goyal.

And the most importance is have a great CONFIDENCE.

I hope you find the information useful and helpful.

Wish you good luck.

Feel free to get in touch again.

Thank you

Warm regards,
Prathamesh K.


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