Best Books For CDS Exam Preparation – MKC Publication

Best Books for CDS 1 2023 Preparation

No War can Be Fought Without Weapons. This statement aptly applies here. No matter what exams you are preparing for, firstly you need to have the proper study material and the right guidance. The candidates who are preparing for the Union Public Service Commission Combined Defence Services Examinations.


Although, a huge number of books are available in the market. But how many of them are authentic and offer the best content? The answer lies with MKC publication. Yes! you read that right, Major Kalshi Classes are the most reliable source of study material for the CDS exam preparation. Whether it is CDS OTA Books, CDS IMA, INA, or CDS AFA books, we have the books for all the subjects separately.

The main subjects that the candidate must prepare for during his CDS exam preparation are Maths, English, and General Knowledge.

Also Read: 7 Important Tips to Clear CDS Exam by Major Kalshi Classes

Best Books for CDS Exam Preparation 2023

Regarding CDS preparation, candidates cannot find complete and authentic study material but at MKC, we provide the best books for CDS preparation. Here is the list of subject-wise CDS books. You can simply click on the books and buy them from our website.

CDS Elementary Mathematics Book – Click to Buy Online
CDS Objective General English Book – Click to Buy Online
CDS History Book – Click to Buy Online
CDS Indian Polity & Constitution Book – Click to Buy Online
CDS Geography Book – Click to Buy Online
CDS Economics Book – Click to Buy Online
CDS General Science Book – Click to Buy Online


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Also Read: CDS 2023 Exam Preparation Tips & Tricks

CDS Maths Book

There are mainly three subjects under the CDS exam namely, English, Elementary Mathematics, and General Knowledge.  Out of the three, students mostly face problems in Elementary Mathematics. MKC Publications has got the best CDS maths books for you all.

CDS English Book

The next most important subject for the CDS exam is CDS Objective General English. English is a fear of many students. But after studying MKC Publications books for general English. You will be able to get that fear out. Those who have

CDS Exam Pattern

Once you have got the right study material in form of books by Major Kalshi Classes, you should also be aware of the CDS exam Pattern. We have explained the detailed exam pattern for the Combined Defence Services exam.

CDS Exam Pattern for IMA, INA, and AFA

There are different entries in the CDS exam. The CDS exam Pattern for IMA, INA, and AFA is provided in the table below.

Subjects Number of Questions / Maximum Marks Time Duration
English 120 / 100 2 hours
Elementary Mathematics 100 / 100 2 hours
General Knowledge (GK) 120 / 100 2 hours
Total 340 / 300 6 hours

CDS Exam Pattern for OTA

The CDS exam pattern for the Officers Training Academy or the OTA is provided in the table below:

Subjects Number of Questions / Maximum Marks Time Duration
English 120 / 100 2 hours
General Knowledge (GK) 120 / 100 2 hours
Total 240 / 200 4 hours

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CDS SSB Interview – 5-Day SSB

After clearing the CDS written exam the candidates need to start their preparation for the CDS SSB Interview.  Here is the list of events that are followed in a hierarchy in the 5-Day SSB Interview.

Dates Events
Day 1 Reporting, Filling out forms, Picture Perception and Description Test (PPDT)
Day 2 Psychological Test- TAT (Thematic Appreciation Test), WAT (Word Association Test), and SRT (Situation Reaction Test). SD (Self-Description)
Day 3 Group Tasks – The candidates have to prove their physical and mental capabilities to become officers. Also, Officer-like-Qualities (OLQs) are judged on the basis of these tasks. The tasks allotted to candidates include Group Discussion, Military Planning Exercise, Progressive Group Task, Group Obstacle Race, Half Group Task
Day 4 Individual Obstacle Task (IoT), Command Task, Final Group Task (FGT), Personal Interview, and Individual Lecturette
Day 5 Conference and Document Verification

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CDS Coaching in Allahabad

Major Kalshi Classes is the Best CDS coaching in Allahabad. It has its own authentic study material by MKC Publication. Other than the best study material MKC also has the most experienced faculty.

We offer the facility of doubt-solving counters, where teachers are always available to clear your doubts. As MKC is the best CDS coaching in Prayagraj, it offers the facility of medical checkups. So, that one is confident of clearing the SSB Medical Examination.

Best CDS Coaching in India

Major Kalshi Classes are not only restricted to Allahabad. The Best CDS coaching in India is MKC, it provides best-in-class infrastructure and facilities to its students during their preparation. Below we have provided some of the exclusive features of MKC. Regular motivational sessions are also offered by Saurabh Sir during his tenure.

MKC Offline Classroom Course Unique Features:

  • “Trend Analysis” based unique “Teaching Plan” 
  • Most experienced faculty of MKC, 
  • Doubt Counter facility 
  • Spoken English Classes, 
  • Physical Training Sessions at Malviya Stadium,
  • Best Study Material by MKC Publication 
  • Weekly and Monthly Testing System 
  • Special Current Affairs Sessions 
  • Sunday Extra Classes 
  • Best SSB Interview guidance by Retired Officers 
  • Fully Equipped GTO Ground 
  • Huge Computer Lab 
  • Comfortable Hostel & Mess for Nutritious food 
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