How to Prepare for CDS Exam in Months

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How to Prepare for CDS Exam in Months

Some Best Tips to Definitely Crack CDS Exam This Time

 CDS Exam conducts by UPSC twice in a year and it is the golden opportunity for aspirant candidates to attend SSB interview for all three services. Entry through CDS Exam grants you permanent commission in all three services including Short Service Commission in Army.

There are about a few months for the next CDS 2 Exam on 8th September 2019. With the days fast approaching, we have got very few times to prepare for the CDS Exam. But it is not that difficult too, crack the exam. In this blog, we present you some tips to crack CDS Exam this time. If you follow these tips, you will definitely clear the exam this time.

Always start Section-Wise Preparation:


English is a basic exam in SSB and candidates need to clear this for sure. And this is the easiest of all three sections that can be cleared with better marks. You have a good English speaking, you need to read and write English as an above-average candidate, otherwise, you might clear the exam, but you may not clear the SSB. All that “Hindi Hamari Matrabhsha”“You can also speak in Hindi in SSB”, is all pure BS. However, this is the topic for another time. Learn English if you don’t speak good English.

This test comprises of basic grammar, spotting the correct sentences, antonym, synonym, etc.

Tips to Clear English Test:

  • Develop the habit of reading English and Hindi newspaper regularly to improve your vocabulary and reading speed for solving understanding. If not now, it will surely help you in the next exam.
  • Improve your vocabulary for tackling Antonyms and Synonyms.
  • Memorize by writing, not by reading.
  • For rest topics, read a good book and practice a lot.
  • Go through previous year question papers for understanding the nature of questions and practicing.

General Knowledge:

GK test generally consists of History, Geography, Polity, Economics, General Science, Current Affairs, Indian Defence, etc.

Tips to Clear GK Test:

  • Read newspapers daily basis and watch English news channel.
  • Read up all current affairs and GK books there in the market. Leave no stone unturned.
  • Read a magazine daily like CSR from the past 6 months.
  • Read NCERT books for History, Geography, Polity, and Science, etc.
  • Go through previous year question papers for understanding the nature of questions and practicing.

Elementary Mathematics:

This section will have Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, questions and Basic statistics of the matriculation standard.

Tips to Clear Maths Test:

  • , Unlike the other exam, you need to prepare the previous year papers first to study for this section.
  • Try to solve the difficult questions.
  • Make all concepts clear.
  • Write all important formulae on paper.
  • Practice hard and practice regularly.

Tips to Prepare for CDS Exam:

1. Examine the Syllabus:

To more know about the syllabus of the CDS exam in-depth and prepare. Try to make out and understand what might be asked in the exam based on previous papers.

2. Easy vs. Hard:

Figure out the important topics where you do not need any preparation and the ones you have to prepare to clear CDS exam. Recognize your strong and weak areas of knowledge and work on the weak area.

3. Refer to previous question papers:

This is the hardest part of any competitive exam preparation. It is the practice of how you would score in the exam.

Management for CDS Exam : 

4.  Time Table:

Set a time table for studying for exams. This is a high time now and a serious candidate need to study for at least 6-8 hours daily as CDSE has a vast syllabus.

5.  Revise First:

This is the best planning to follow during preparing. Revision your best chapters when you were in class 10th  

 class. Now pick up those topics and start preparing. From the rest topics, prepare for the ones which require less time. If you don’t have any idea about a particular topic, don’t start from scratch. Look at the questions, if you can learn it quickly, and then only start preparing that topic.

6. Make Notes:

Always make notes for revision during studying topics, and best, just highlight the important topics in the book itself. It will be helpful to revise later in the same book.

7.    Manage Time:

This is again a most important part of the plan. You don’t have eternity to attempt the paper. Neither should you divide your time equally among all the questions.

  1. Be Positive and Confident:

Not that your life is at stake. If you be negative and be under-confident, it will only affect your performance. But on the contrary, if you are positive and confident, you might get lucky.


With CDS Exam around near, this is a great time that aspirant candidate starts preparing for the exam if not done already. This is not even too late, you can do it. You just need to have that confidence and belief in yourself.

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