How to Prepare for CDS Written Exam OTA Pdf Preparation Tips

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Union Public Service Commission which is the acting authority for conducting Combined Defence Services Examination twice a year. So in this notification we will explain and giving you CDS Written Examinations tips. Well as you all know that CDS is one of the examinations which everyone wants get through and for that you need proper guidance and the information.


How to prepare for UPSC CDS Exam

Candidates who are thinking to get admission in Indian Military Academy or in Air Force/ Navy had to score good marks in the written examination, because based on the marks the cut off is declared. CDS is of 300 marks which are composed of three sections English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics. Those candidates who are aspiring to take admission in OTA have to give only two examination English and General Knowledge. As per the estimation lakhs of candidates appear in the examination and from those 10000 candidates pass the cut off and go for the SSB interview. we will also be providing CDS preparation notes for OTA Exam.


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Tips for Clearing CDS Exam

  • Firstly check the syllabus and the exam pattern this will give you an idea what kind of topics the question is coming from and the time limit given to you.
  • Rather than thinking for the preparation, start preparing from now onwards
  • Divide your time and schedule it like that you can give each section equal time.
  • Make sure than you have command on some topics which will help you to clear the examination.
  • Buy or download some practice books
  • And after preparing the full syllabus try to solve previous year question papers of CDS
  • Make a notebook in which you can write the main topics events or portion/ formulas which are used often.
  • Prepare and read every day especially for general knowledge as it is not one day task to learn it.
  • Most important thing is to have belief in yourself and have confidence what you are doing.


Hope you will follow and do your preparation for the CDS exam and tips will be only beneficial if you follow them until there making plans is easy but to follow them is hardship. Connect with us on FB for the details and more information on CDS examination.


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82 thoughts on “How to Prepare for CDS Written Exam OTA Pdf Preparation Tips”

  1. Respected sir
    How can I prepare for general knowledge because I doing job and having less time for preparation please tell me examination killer tips

    • Hi Sorubhrana,
      The only way to boost up your confidence for exam is to refer to question papers and practice them daily. For CDS you need to be fully prepared for each section.

          • Respected sir,
            I need killer tricks for English and general knowledge paper…for Feb 5th exam.
            OTA, I am concentrating. So plz mail me the tricks.

  2. sir i am in 12th std. can you pls tell me what i am doing now about cds exam?either join coaching or not?what type of book you thought so i read??

  3. Hii sir i have to join officer’s training academy but iam weak in maths kindly suggest your valuable advise

    • HI Franklin,
      To prepare for CDS Mathematics, you can practice a lot of question papers and refer to best of books for the exam. I have emailed you several preparation notes, please refer them and make yourself ready for exam.

    • Hi Ani,
      Try more hard for English and I am sure you can crack it well.
      Refer to best of books for exam and question papers to get fully prepared for the exam. They are sent to your ID, please check.

  4. it is very helpful for all the candidates who are applying for the exam . but you have give the answer key with the previous question papers so that it will be more easy and helpful for the candidates.

  5. Sir I am.interest in indian.naval and indian army exam and but I am not have that much sufficient guide line so u please me tell what book I prefer and and some information related to the cds

  6. Sir is there any %age requires for CDS OTA? AND PLEASE TELL ME HOW CAN I CRACK CDS OTA?
    What should be my daily routine ,if I’m working for my job daily 10hours?
    Please give me your opinion.

    Thank you,Dibyaranjan

    • Hi,
      No there is no %age criteria as such.
      Yes you can give OTA and surely crack it with best of preparation guidelines. Check the material sent to your ID for exam preparation, it will help you.

      • Respected sir….
        Now I m BE final final year student
        How can I prepare for this exam…..
        Pls give me suggetion some material,book name
        What should be the schedule

        • Hi Rahul,
          You can check the study material from this website, all study material of the CDS exam is well efficient and will help you to score good in exam.

          The schedule for exam is- First exam of English & General Knowledge is conducted and then Mathematics exam is organized for male candidates.

  7. Hlo sir .i wanted to know about gk portion..pls advise me or mail me some links from where i can prepare for i wanted to know that either current affairs are coming or the events that had happened in the frequent past ..that comes?

  8. Hello sir..m so confused because I have only 15 dayz for d preparation..will u plz help me..n guide me how I can prepare myself for o
    T.a plz help me

  9. hello sir,
    how can i prepare for general knowledge because me doing job and having less time.can u suggest me killer tips and other info to crack in gk other than previous papers.

    Thanq sir, Jyothsna

  10. Hi Sir,

    Please help me to prepare for cds ota exam. This is my first try. It will be very helpful for me… Please reply ASAP.



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