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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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  1. abhimanyu says:

    I am abhimanyu plz help me to clear
    My cds written exam

    1. Hi Abhimanyu hope you are doing good & first make a schedule to study & know what all is required to clear this examination i.e Syllabus check this syllabus & note all the contents in it & also check this exam pattern

      After that topics which you know better get hold of them first in order to score better & subjects like Maths GK & English should be learned & practiced everyday. After completing the syllabus contents solve the previous year question papers

      Now till now you will know the level of your practice & what all questions are asked. Now solve the sample papers provided here

      while practicing read all the

  2. Deepak pal says:

    How many attempts for clear the CDs exam

    1. Hi Deepak, there are unlimited attempts in UPSC CDS Examination within Defined Age Limit.

  3. You can attempt the exam until you exceed the given age limit of CDS exam.

  4. mohd zunaid says:

    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

    1. Hi Mohd,
      You can check them from your Email, I have sent them to you.

      1. Mauhmmad hasheem says:

        Please can I get question with answer

  5. Hello in Ota math is compulsory for male candidate or same as female candidate

    1. Hi Sawan,
      It is same as females, but for males Mathematics will be part of exam as you need to select IMA, INA or Air Force category.

      1. Can you please send those too.i will be great full

  6. sorubhrana says:

    in which way i can grew my confidence about mathematics

    1. 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.

      1. Rahul Lakhawat says:

        Hi sir….I need some previous paper to preparation for CDS and which book is must require to crack this exam

        1. Hi Rahul,
          For Previous papers and books you can refer to the previous papers and books link given above which will provide you best information.

          1. 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.

  7. aman tanpure says:

    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??

    1. Hi Aman,
      I have sent you some the preparation material for CDS exam, kindly refer the same to prepare well.

  8. Franklin benjamin says:

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

    1. 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.

  9. ani singh says:

    my English is weak….I trying but …😩😩😩😩😥😥😥

    1. 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.

  10. ani singh says:

    I’m in 1st yr….plz tell me how I prepare for CDs….plz plz…#abhi

  11. Gaurav thakur says:

    Which is the best book for cds exam and englih

  12. Nitin Vasant Sawant says:

    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.

    1. Hi Nitin,
      You can check the solved papers of CDS, I have sent them to your ID, please check

  13. hey… i filled both in ota and ima… my syllabus iz?.. only gs and eng?

    1. Hi Vinod,
      You need to prepare for GK, English and mathematics

  14. sir ladkiya join kr skti h

  15. Sir I am b.com3 student. I am applying. Cds exam

  16. what is the password sir for ota sample papers?

  17. akshay ravindra nerkar says:

    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

    1. Hi AKshay,
      Please check your email ID, the preparation material is sent to you.


    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

    1. 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.

      1. Rahul Lakhawat says:

        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

        1. 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.

  19. Pooja Fauzdar says:

    sir meri DOB 5-7-1997 h Mai try kar Sakti ho kya es bar please tell me

    1. Pooja Fauzdar says:

      please sir help me

  20. Sir iski selection process kya h & iski full information nhi h ki isme full selection process kya hogi

  21. Hello sir…u seems to be quite helpful.
    Kindly help me with some gk study material other than question papers.

  22. Hello sir. . … u seems to be quite helpful.
    Kindly help me with gk study material.

  23. are there any physical requirements in cds ota? and plz send me the requisite material for preparation of cds

    1. Hi,
      To give CDS exam, there are no physical requirements for candidates.

      1. Hlo sir

        Muje English me bhut problem aa ri h , me english k tyari OTA k liye kaese kru.. Plz help me

  24. are there any physical requirements in cds ota? and plz send the requisite material for preparation of cds ota

  25. Akash Menon says:

    hello sir

    Can you please help me in getting some notes for all the topics under general knowledge?

  26. I am student of bsc I want to a best writer name of cds book pls help me

  27. Suman Mandal says:

    sir plz told me how qulification important to gives cds (IMA)exam.Plz email me.

  28. Suman Mandal says:

    sir what qulification important For CDS(IMA) exam H.S(sci),B.Sc or other.

  29. Hisir i have passed 10+2 pcm but degree in arts am i participate cdse exam .

  30. Is maths required ti clear OTA??
    Plsz tell about subjects to command for OTA?

  31. Hai sir please send me solved model papers

  32. hi sir
    i applied OTA, how to prepare in exam about best books names. plz tell me sir

  33. Sir hw many marks cutoff for gfs exam

  34. Sir plz help me I want give this exam wht ‘s requirements for this exam

  35. Sir My English is weak,plz help me to crack this section

  36. sujeet kumar says:

    sir I flip the training officer post and want to know who prepare this post and why mathematics compulsory

  37. Manhar Singh Patiyal says:

    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?

  38. Anjaneyulu says:

    Hi sir
    I want 2009 to 2015 question paper with answer key

  39. Nidhika sharma says:

    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

  40. 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

  41. 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.


  42. Hi i am udaysinh plz ans
    CDS exam in ota and other section paper in gk and english paper is common?

  43. Anmol Sharma says:

    I’m in my second year how can i start perparing for cds

  44. Raja Singh says:

    Hiii sir….. How I prepare for English portion for cds

    1. To practice english, use the best books given in our CDS books section and then use the previous & sample papers for the practice.

  45. sheela choudhary says:

    sir, I am a Bsc 3rd year student. i am 18 years old.. am i eligible for CDS (ota)?

  46. from which book i prepare gs for cds . is ncert from 6th to class 10th is sufficient ???

    1. Hi Sneha,
      NCERT is never sufficient to study for General Studies, refer to current affairs section as well for your preparations.

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