Many of you may be knowing about the coming CDS (Combined Defense Service) exam which is conducted by the UPSC every year twice. Let me discuss about the exam. UPSC conducts this exam twice a year. This exam provides an excellent opportunity for all the aspirants who wants to serve the nation, let it be army, navy or air force. Lets jump to the main discussion.
Its not about only clearing the written part of the exam, getting through the SSB process will only fetch you the uniform.
Part 1: Clearing the written exam.
Part 2: Getting recommended in the SSB process.
Today I will talk about the written part. The written exam consists of 3 sections, namely, General Knowledge, English and Elementary Mathematics. The point you need to keep in mind is that there will be a sectional cut off marks for each section, i.e., 20% of the total marks in a section.
Before starting your preparations you need to analyze the syllabus of the exam thoroughly and understand it.
Lets discuss each topic briefly.
1) General Knowledge: There is huge scope and vast portion which consist of topics like history, geography, economics, science, current affairs etc. This section consists of 120 marks and has a negative marking of 0.8.
Lets see how to deal with G.K.
Start reading newspaper daily as this will help you in many ways and if you don't have time then go for the annual current affairs magazine, this will be enough for current affairs. Go through the 8th, 9th and 10th standard NCERT textbooks well. It will be good if these are of Tamil Nadu board. You can use internet knowledge like YouTube videos for better understanding and download apps that provide crisp information on G.K.
2) English: It is the most important factor to decide your score as this section is very easy and one can make maximum out of it. Simple grammar questions like sentence correction, fill in the blanks, jumbled sentences etc. You can refer any good english book for this, as no special requirement is needed.
3) Elementary Mathematics: This is the section which is purely based on the 11th and 12th standard maths which needs the most attention after G.K.
- Go through the syllabus clearly and segregate topics which you know and which you don't.
- Prepare the topics which has more weightage first and then proceed accordingly.
- Try to learn short cuts and tricks instead of conventional way.
- Focus more on your speed maths ability and approximations and option elimination.
- Remember all formulas.
Apart from these tips there are many guidelines which should be followed. I will cover many more aspects in the coming articles. If you find it useful, do support.
Thank you and best of luck!
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