Best Book for CDS 2021 Preparation|UPSC CDS Preparation Material

The UPSC CDS Exam has to be applied with the aim to get into the army, navy and military services of India. The candidates need to get themselves prepared for the examination and for that they need to be aware with the syllabus and pattern of the exam. The CDS Exam includes the topics-

  1. General Knowledge: History & Culture, History, Geography
  2. Mathematics: Trigonometry, geometry, Arithmetic, Statistics, Algebra and other topics
  3. English: Knowledge of Communication Skills, Everyday usage of English, vocabulary, use of Synonyms & Antonyms


CDS Preparation Books

CDS Preparation Books Material pdf

There are several CDS Books by which the candidates can prepare for the CDS Exam-

  1. Pathfinder CDS Entrance Examination (CDS) by Arihant
  2. Chapterwise- Sectionwise Solved Papers CDS
  3. Best Book for SSB Interview Psychology Tests Preparation
  4. English preparation Books for CDSE & AFCAT
  5. Asian Combined Defence Services Exam Guide Written by R.P. Verma
  6. CDS Exam Guide written by Datason Rp

Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Quantitative Aptitude by Dr. R.S. Aggarwal
  2. Quicker Mathematics by M.Tyra
  3. Numerical Ability by Dilhan Publications


  1. A Modern Approach for Verbal & Non- verbal Reasoning by Dr. R.S. Aggarwal
  2. Analytical Reasoning by A.K.Pandey
  3. Data Interpretation and Sufficiency by Kiran Publications


  1. English for Competitive Examinations by A.K.kapoor
  2. Objective English by S.P.Bakshi
  3. Quick Learning objective English by Vikas & R.S. Aggarwal

AFCAT Preparation Material

AFCAT Exam Pattern & Syllabus  AFCAT Preparation Best Books
AFCAT Preparation Tips  AFCAT Sample Papers
AFCAT Full Eligibility Details AFCAT Study Material
AFCAT Previous Papers

UPSC CDS Preparation Tips CHECK HERE

The candidates who all wish to apply for the CDS Exam can refer the above mentioned books for the preparation. UPSC CDS Exam Preparation books are being mentioned above and the candidates can prepare so well for the exam.

It has to be the aim of the applicant to get the CDS Exam clear. UPSC CDS Exam will make up the career in the defence services for the applicant. UPSC CDS Exam has to be given if the applicants are eligible for the exam in all respects. Do practice out the solved papers of CDS Exam to get more related with the exam.

The UPSC CDS Exam Pattern and Syllabus has to be checked thoroughly and thus be very prepared for the examination and keep the aim to clear it.

CDS Previous Year Papers Download HERE


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  1. Please send me the solved papers and pdf books

  2. this is useful to all

  3. please send me the pdf books required for cds exam.

    1. U have pdf books so pls sent for this year year preparation. …….ya get the id for any book for pdf generate and download. ….
      Pls send me….

    2. Do u really want pdf

    3. if you have pdf book ….if you give me cds exam book iwill indbted of you

    4. Have you CDS model paper

  4. Previous year paper required

      1. When is the cds exam for ota in 2015

      2. I want previous year question papers please send me

        1. Hi Praveen,
          The papers can be downloaded easily from the above given PDFs.

          1. bro pls send pdf file

          2. Hi Arun,
            You can download the PDF of the thing using these steps-
            1) Click on PDF link
            2) Click on Download button
            3) The paper will be saved on your computer

  5. How to prepare for CDS from college level
    physically and psychologically..

  6. Sir, how many question should be right to pass CDS exam and is there preparation kit available in the market for the same.

  7. notiify me about the pdf book of arihant publication and last year solved papers..

  8. plz guide me for OTA …know i m bsc (pcm) 2nd year student. am i eligible for CDS OTA

  9. Hi Abhi,
    Can you please tell whether all the books which are stated above have to be purchased or one of them?

  10. Pls send me pdf books and solved question papers.

  11. Pls send me cds pdf books and solved question papers.

    1. No!in final year you are eligible for this exam

  12. Please send me previous OTA question papers

  13. I want about details of CDS exam .and which materials we use plz tel me

  14. Send me previous year question papers for ota

    1. You can download the CDS papers from above.

  15. I like it

  16. Pl send the previous year papers of CDS


  17. Pl send me previous year exam question papers of combined defence academy


  18. I don’t found cds privious model question paper

  19. Sir, please send me the main topics in General Studies for the preperation of CDS Exam in my mail id.

  20. Sir i am Btech 3 rd year student .and i want clear CDS exam so what are the right way for this..

    1. Hi Lucky,
      Follow stay determined and practice more and more questions, you will score good.

      1. Sir I am BE 3rd year student. And I want to clear cds exam. And what is the role of civil engg in ota. And please send me question paper and cds book pdf please…

  21. cds question mainly cover from which book??

  22. where i can get the cds gk question pdf

    1. Hi Shekhar,
      TO prepare GK prepare the best books and solve CDS Sample papers.

  23. hey wanna previous question papers and is any website for detail study material
    also tell me steps for proper preparation …….

    1. Hi Vinay,
      For CDS preparation, this is the best website and you can attain the best of study material from here. Just refer to the links given above and practice all the question papers of CDS given on this website. You can use search button for your preparation for CDS.

  24. CDS question paper with solution. Please send me pdf

    1. Hi Lalit,
      There are many question papers available on the website and you can download them from there itself following below steps-
      1) Click on PDF link
      2) Click on Download arrow on top of page.
      3) The paper will be saved on your computer

  25. please send me previous year solved papers

    1. Hi Rahul,
      You can take the papers from the above portion of the article.

  26. plz anybody suggest me ,where i can get the pdf of cds book

  27. which book we have to prefer

  28. Hello can you please suggest me were I can find the study material for cds exam preparation

  29. please send me best books name and writer to prepare cds in hindi version.

      1. Arihant book

  30. Previous year question paper required

  31. Who is best English book for preparation please tell me

    1. Depending upon the type of preparation you want, you can refer to the books of English for CDS.

      1. Hey is there any restriction regrading height for OTA EXAM

        1. HI Priya,
          To give the exam, physical standards don’t matter much.

  32. Sir… now I am studying second year mechanical engineering……so what are tips to clear the cds. Examination and also ssb interview…

    1. Start concentrating on your GK, English and Numerical Aptitude first and then go to previous papers.

  33. Please provide me the guidelines to prepare for CDS OTA exam
    and also refer me a book to prepare for the G.K exam.

  34. bro iam trying cds xam from last 2 attempts,english portion is good bt in gs iam unable scure good marks…and due to which unable to clear cds xam…plzzz help me out

    1. Hi Amit,
      This means you are lagging in the General awareness section, read newspaper daily to stay updated with world. Moreover, practice the GK questions from Arihant book available in market and you will surely improve your GK.

      1. hy
        can u send me books for cds ota post .

  35. can you please send me solved question paper pdf of CDS

    1. Hi Dinesh,
      Kindly download the papers from the given links in the article.

  36. sir plz sent me previous question papers..

    1. Hi Santosh,
      You can download the papers from above given link itself, Whenever you click on the download button you will find a arrow on top clicking which you can save papers in your system.

  37. Hi sir I like questions paper

  38. Sir,I am 3rd YEAR Civilengg student.I would like to join in officers training academy..Plz guide me to crack the GK and ENG questions asked by UPSC.Sir,I am so eager to join INDIAN ARMY.

    1. Hi,
      You can practice the sample papers for CDS which is available on our website at-
      They are available section wise too on this website.

  39. I want to best guid for ota written exam.and ssb interview. Give me some idea

    1. Hey Ajay,
      On this website you can find all the possible material of CDS exam. For CDS OTA section, in search button type CDS OTA and you will find all its material.

  40. Hi sir my bod is 5/1/1994 can I give CDS exam? Where these exam held? N which language ?

    1. Yes Sachin, you can apply for it and the question paper is given in both English & Hindi language for the subjects other than language paper.
      The choice of exam centre is asked while filling the exam centre.

  41. Jeeteshwar Mishra

    What are the difference between ima and ota.

    1. Hi,
      IMA is Indian Military Academy and OTA is officers Training Academy, there is huge difference in both. Females can only choose OTA category under CDS and males have the other options too. As per your choice and preference you can go for it.

  42. Please send me previous year fully solved question paper of cds 2 OTA

    1. Hi Sonam,
      Under UPSC category, you can search for CDS Previous year papers and then you download the papers by-
      1) Click on year whose paper you want
      2) Click on Download button
      3) The paper will be saved on your computer

  43. send me all pdf regarding cds paper plz

    1. Hi Kuljeet,
      You can download the PDF of the thing you actually want from the website. If you face any issue, please follow the steps-
      1) Click on PDF link
      2) Click on Download button
      3) The paper will be saved on your computer

  44. hi sir I am in final year mechanical engineering, and I am going to prepare for CDS exam ….so how can I start my study……please suggest me…

    1. Hi Kapil,
      First check syllabus of CDS exam, then make your time table to study as per your capabilities. Follow best of the books for CDS preparation and then practice the previous year question papers for UPSC CDS.

  45. Plz anyone tell me which book is better for the preparation of cds exam

    1. Hi Arun,
      You can refer any of the book for the CDS exam, the motive has to be to practice as many questions as possible.

  46. hi abhi
    i cant download OTA book by using this link.please help me

    1. HI Vijayalakshmi,
      These are the name of books which can you get from markets and online stores.

  47. Plzzz mujyyy bhi koii iskee baare m tipss doo I m also the fan of armyy plzzz frndzz..

    1. HI Kavita,
      I have sent you some of the material for exam, practice it and check the preparation tips too.

  48. sir/maam,
    kindly request you to please send me previous question papers with solved answers and books (pdf) as i am not able to download it from site.

  49. Best website

  50. Please send me the exm pattern solve paper pdf

    1. HI All,
      Please check your email ID, study material is sent to you.

  51. how to crack this xam without hard working..

    1. HI Vijeta,
      It is mandatory to do hard work for this exam as there are many applicants who every year give this exam and have hope to get selected.

  52. Please send me the solved papers and pdf books

  53. Hlo sir i am bsc final year student.There is any difference between ssb or cds .after clearing ssb we go into the same field as cds clear students are gone.kindly clear my problem

    1. HI Manish,
      SSB is the term used for physical, mental test and interview in UPSC exams. After written exam of CDS, SSB interview is being conducted for the selection of the candidates.

  54. sir am now in s.y b.pharm so i required syallbus,books name ……

  55. plzz sir send me cds OTA pdf books and solved question paper

  56. Thokchom Abungsana Singh

    Please send me the PDF books required for CDS exam and solved papers also

  57. Pls send me some materials for preparation of OTA exam

  58. I gone through this link but I didn’t get any download options.. ?

  59. Sir please send me solved paper and book pdf of cds ota exam. Please….. Send….

  60. Hlo sir
    Good morning
    Please send me OTA exam papers

  61. Ramdas aatkire (Ra.One)

    Best of luck my friends

  62. Hello sir
    I want to download cds exam quetion how can get it

  63. plzzzz Sirrr send me cds exam previous year papers

  64. sir plz send me preparation materials on my email id plz sir………

  65. Please send pdf… Please

  66. Sir.what i will have to do for cds ota exam after inter final? Please give me suggetion stepwise by which i can crack ota….

  67. Hlo sir I have passes chemistry .may I eligible for OTA?

  68. How to download CDS material

  69. i am in final year of BE can i try cdse exam.sir plz give mi details about it how to do stdy for it…plz help me also i got ncc certificate also…its helpful for me..

    1. Your age should be under 25

  70. My dreem is a IMA plz help me sir ..!

    1. Hi Rajan,
      To make your dreams come true, you can start your CDS preparations now. Make sure you know the concepts well of every section of the syllabus and practice lots of question paper. This will make you confident over solving the questions in exam too.

  71. Please sent me pdf …….

  72. inorder to get a call from ssb how many answers should be correct in each and every particular subject in CDS

    1. Hi Sravan,
      The cut off marks for the CDS exam differ every year and so you need to give the best performance in the exam.

  73. Sir.. .i need previous years solved paper for my preparation. …..if possible please send me the answers. ..thank you.. .

  74. Hello everyone M Neeraj I want full guide nss for ota exam becose i don’t know how prepare ota written exam.. 😦🙏

  75. Hi, I’m Bikram…
    I’m just in a confusion that I’m giving the BA final and willing to give the exam in OTA so I need a proof that I will pass the BA…actually how will I get that proof and from where and whom will I give it…!!!??? Sir kindly make me aware all of these..Thanking you in anticipation..

    1. Hi,
      In final year of your graduation degree course you can apply for CDS and while applying for this exam, you need to submit the provisional marksheet of your degree.

  76. hello sir,

    please suggest me gk & general science book for cds preparation.

  77. sir my dought is english and gk are the common for the ota and remining three i.e; ima,na,afa say yes or no

    1. Yes Shiva,
      OTA include GK & English
      Others include GK, English & Mathematics

  78. Plzz send me the material for cds prepration..tq..

  79. Plss send me solved question paper for ota

  80. Pooja Dhruvbal Tikhe

    Anyone can pls send mi the books / nooks names required to study for cds exams

  81. If Somebody wants to get SSB Interviews books, of N.K.Natrajan and SSBCRACK..
    U may email me..

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