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How to Approach CDS Written Examination
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This lecture will deal with the correct ways to handle the written test of the Combined Defence Services.

Ashish Prakash
B.Sc(H) Geology from D.U, M.Sc(Petroleum Geology)from M.S.U Vadodara, final merit list of CDS-2 2015,Avid reader, love teaching, singer.

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If I fail in first attempt of SSB, Again I need to give written exam?
Ashish Prakash
2 years ago
yes, you have to clear written exam every time,then only you will be called for SSB.
Braham Singh
2 years ago
sir how much time is needed to prepare for cds written exam and which current affair to read while preparing for gk part ?
Ashish Prakash
2 years ago
6 months are enough for preparation. Static GK is to be done from Lucent and for Current affairs you can go through any magazine available in the market.
Braham Singh
2 years ago
ohk sir thank you so that means we don,t have to touch (ncert) only with Lucent and magazine is enough to crack gk part with good marks ?
Ashish Prakash
2 years ago
I never said that,you asked about the current affairs GK.You must go thriugh NCERT.Please go through my videos for detailed explanation of your doubt.
Braham Singh
2 years ago
thank u sir but it will take a huge time if I start my course from 6-12 ncert but if I prepare only ncert of 11-12 for geo,his,politics and current affair will that work and one more query sir , sir I can speak English but my grammer is weak so any special tips for how to cope up with that is there a strategy for English or any trick to learn rules
Braham Singh
2 years ago
ashish sir ,can you please provide your cds notes which you prepared from ncerts I,'ll help full to you sir its a huge request please send it to my Gmail if -brahamsingh1997@Gmail.com
Braham Singh
2 years ago
ashish sir ,can you please provide your cds notes which you prepared from ncerts I,'ll help full to you sir its a huge request please send it to my Gmail if -brahamsingh1997@Gmail.com
Braham Singh
2 years ago
sir I want to know is coaching are useful for cds written exam
Braham Singh
2 years ago
if one takes coaching for cds written how,s it ....is it usefull
Vishwanadh ch
2 years ago
sir,please suggest a book for english.
sir can you mention the few topics in ncert 12th Science please it will be really helpful for us and can you make videos on previous year question paper and sir R Gupta or Word power made easy which book should we follow please sir ??
If someone has gone through surgury(thie) but now completly fit, is he eligible?
Ashish Prakash
2 years ago
Yes sure, he is eligible.But the surgery should have been done before an year of the medicals.
Manoj Sangwan
2 years ago
Thanks sir
SM
Sir please give the information about the books which i have to follow for CDS
Ashish Prakash
2 years ago
I have already covered all the comprehensive reading list in my CDS preparation videos. Plz through it.
SM
Thanks sir
Sir can you add tutorials over the written exam preparation specially for english and general knowledge Thanks.
i am student of final year civil engineering,last week i know about these exam, shall i prepare cds 2 by self , how can imake schedule upto written exam
  1. How to approach CDS exam Ashish Prakash


  2. ABOUT ME Ashish Prakash Age 25 years - Age 25 years -B.Sc - M.Sc Petroleum Geology,M.S.U,Vadodara (H) Geology,University of Delhi Recommended in UPSC CDS SNL-104 Final merit list.


  3. What is CDS UPSC conducts the written test twice a year to admit students for academies of different services. These tests include English, General studies and Mathematics. After the graduation it is the best way to join defence services. Examination is conducted mostly in February and August.


  4. How to prepar English Most scoring, Objective types -100 marks . R Gupta CDS book . Word Power Made Easy: Norman Lewis G.k Moderate-difficult, objective-100 marks . Geography 8 History: NCERT (Std 6th-12th) Polity: M laxmikant, Roman Sir's lecture. . Science: NCERT (7th-10th), few topics from 11th & 12th . Economy: NCERT (1 1th-12th) . Current affairs of last 7-8 months. Maths (IMA,INA,AFA),objective-100 marks . R.S Aggarwal


  5. Recent break up of questions English: 2015 2015 2014 2014 2013 2013 Topics/Exam Synonyms Antonyms Spotting Errors Sentence improvement Word substitution Selecting Words Comprehension Ordering of sentences Ordering of words in a 12 10 20 15 12 15 20 25 20 1915 20 15 8 10 78 10 20 25 20 20 20 20 15 10 25 12 20 20 23 16 10 8 20 27 18 189 sentence Fill in the blanks 10 4


  6. General Knowledge: Exam/Topics Economics Political Science History 2015 () 2015() 2014 (II) 2014 () 15 18 20 Science 18 10 18 12 10 17 18 18 Biology/Health Physics Chemistry Environment /Polution Current Awareness Defence related Sociology/Cultural Award Sport Book 10 14 10 Statement true/false


  7. Maths: - CDS 1 2015 (i) Arithmetic 33 questions (33 marks) (ii) Algebra 17 questions (17 marks) (ii) Trigonometry-11 questions (11 marks) 111) Trigonometry- (v) Geometry- 19 questions (19 marks) iv) Geometry 19 questions (19 marks) (V) Mensuration-17 questions (17 marks) (vi) Statistics 3 questions (3 marks)


  8. Important points to keep in mind Try scoring maximum marks in English. - General knowledge cut off is 20 marks. Practice previous years questions specially for maths. DONOT apply, if you don't fulfil the physical criteria. Forget negative marks!!


  9. Thank You