10 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Preparing For CDS Exam

Quite an intriguing question right. Well, every aspirant is equally important for us to guide through the long journey of the defence life but what gets to know from the basics is that about the question how much prepared are you for every second of your life. Let that be an exam or a war, you being prepared is very important. It all depends on the level of understanding you have about the exam. So here, I present you some keen points and I expect that you break some myths in your head by the time you finish reading this article.

  1. You think the exam is tough. Do not do it. CDS is just not tough. It is just CDS. I tell these many times to many aspirants out there. The moment you term the exam as tough or easy or whatever, you subconsciously are diminishing your level of chances of cracking the exam. So, my suggestion to you is, CDS is just CDS. CDS is not tough. CDS is not easy. CDS is not anything. It is just an exam. You crack it if you prepare it. And you don’t crack it if you didn’t prepare for it. Simple.
  2. You took Indian Polity for granted. The moment you do this, you are tremendously decreasing your chances of selection. Ever wondered about the level of confidence boosts that you receive during the examination just by attempting the Polity questions and you are sure that they are going to be correct. And yes, the same rule goes with Indian History too.
  3. You take some topics of History for granted. For example, you don’t study what are the four Vedas, what is the advent of Buddhism in India, what are the various rivers that carried importance during some historical events etc. But I am sure that you will be studying regarding the Mughals and others – something which is really generic. In these cases, you must remember, that what is generally known to everybody will not be asked in History. Absolutely not. If such basic question however pops up to appear, then consider it to be a one in a million chance.
  4. You do not practice Mathematics. Stop seeing Maths with short-sightedness. What this paper can give you is something really astonishing. Do not forget that it is the Mathematics paper that will decide about your admission into the IMA/INA/AFA – the elite academies that give a permanent commission.
  5. You have no knowledge about international organizations. Probably, you are expected to know things regarding the G4, G7, G10, SAARC, BIMSTEC, World Bank, SCO, etc and such kind of coalitions. Where is their recent meeting held (or going to be held), what is its motto, what are its members, what do they actually do, etc. Regarding these, you must have a lot of information.
  6. You didn’t practice Physics. Obviously, only Physics is not a deciding factor, but this does carry a significant amount of importance.
  7. You are poor in English. Better use the discount code (if available) of SSBCrackExams to pay and enrol yourself in the course. Trust me, English improves a lot. I would suggest you participate in more number of discussions in English and have a complete understanding of sentences in the newspaper.
  8. Start reading English newspapers. This will improve your vocabulary.
  9. Use standard books and maintain notes. Something that is heard and not kept on paper will vanish very soon. And if you think that you will not require any knowledge of CDS exam once you join in Academy, then you are absolutely wrong. In fact, it is after getting into training you will get to know a lot about the Polity.
  10. You did group discussions in the last moment. This will not help you. Either you will end up teaching someone or end up just learning something from someone whom you just trust blindly. I suggest you always go through trusted resources and in much better way, download the SSBCrack Exams App for more faster, better and safer preparation.

After all, CoViD-19 has created enough amount of panic and restlessness in people. So just start early at this time and keep up your preparation. In the end, you will end up addressing every objective of the paper more confidently.

Have a healthy life and Jai Hind!

Hemanth Kasturi

    General Studies Tutor at SSBCrackExams, Graduate in Aeronautical Engineering, Cleared NDA, CDS, INET, AFCAT exams.

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    3 Comments

    1. Aditya singh

      Need of all NDA apdats.
      1. Gautam Rabha

        NDA admit card when it will be available and NDA exam will postpone or not
    2. Sumit

      Related to ssb preparation

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