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

138 thoughts on “Best Book for CDS 2021 Preparation|UPSC CDS Preparation Material”

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

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

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

    • 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.

    • 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

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

  5. 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

    • 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.

  6. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

    • 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

  7. 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…

    • 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

    • 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.

  10. 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….

  11. 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..

    • 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.

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

  13. 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..


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