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To recruit eligible candidates for Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Officers Training Academy and Indian Air force Academy, Union Public Service conducts combined defence services exams twice a year. Next upcoming exam for 2016 has been announced by Union Public Service Commission and hence interested candidates can read through their website and get to know the details.
Pattern of the paper
The CDS exam pattern comprises of a written test which is then followed by interview or a personality test. The written examination has three sections which are English, general knowledge, and elementary mathematics. Each paper is for 100 marks each with 2 hours duration for each paper.
Tips to prepare English section
There should be a schedule or a plan for preparing for CDS exams. Each topic in the section should be focusses with complete concentration. When English paper is taken into account, it consists of 100 marks and objective type. Few tips to prepare for English are by reading newspapers daily. By this way the candidate’s vocabulary is enhanced and knowledge is developed. Standard and basic grammar books are to be referred. Learn new words each day along with their antonyms and synonyms. Another important point to be noted is to solve previous year’s papers to know what is expected.
Hints to update general knowledge
General knowledge is another paper which also comprises of 100 marks each. The first step to prepare for this section is to watch news every day and get to know the latest happenings around. Various topics such as economy, trade policies, latest awards for sports, literature, and art. Elementary mathematics paper will cover up topics such as Algebra, arithmetic, geometry, mensuration, trigonometry and basic statistics. It is advisable to revise all the topics with clear concepts.
Best books for CDS
Few standardized study materials choose Arihant publication’s Path finder for CDS, CDS chapter wise and section wise solved papers by Arihant publication, English practice papers by Arihant publication, mathematics for CDS examination 1st edition by R.S. Agarwal, CDS by Jain Kishore and Upkar Prakashan and CDS exam guide by Datason RP.
Cracking CDS exam
Apart from these books, allotting time every day for preparation is necessary. Each subject should be learned thoroughly and revised every day. For math, noting down formulas, theorems, hints in a separate note can be beneficial at time of revising. More over practicing with more of previous years papers can be useful and help you know what you get in your exam. Enrolling in a number of sites for mock test can be another best way to get practiced well. Solve many papers possible. Also time yourself at time of solving papers so that you can judge yourself. Time management is important in order to complete your paper and score marks. Start preparing well in advance and practicing with a time table can help you cover almost everything in the syllabus. Reading every day is another tip to catch hold of the syllabus. Get to know other people who write CDS so that you can gain some tips and tricks from them.
These are few tips and tricks that are beneficial for aspirants who prepare for CDS exams. Candidates can read through the sites to know complete details, eligibility conditions and application method for the exam.
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