CDS 2 Study Material 2021: Get Latest Free Notes

By Naveen Singh|Updated : September 11th, 2021

CDS II 2021 Exam is to be conducted on 14th November 2021. Get CDS Study material 2021 and get free notes CDS exam here. This article provides you with detailed study material and exam notes for the CDS exam.

The Combined Defence Service Exam is conducted by the UPSC for recruitment in the defence forces - Indian Army, Indian Navy & Indian Air Force. General Knowledge paper of CDS exam includes History, Political Science, Current Affairs, Geography, Economics, etc. Many students find it difficult to get all the notes at a single place.

CDS II 2021 Exam is to be conducted on 14th November 2021. Get CDS Study material 2021 and get free notes CDS exam here. This article provides you with detailed study material and exam notes for the CDS exam.

The Combined Defence Service Exam is conducted by the UPSC for recruitment in the defence forces - Indian Army, Indian Navy & Indian Air Force. General Knowledge paper of CDS exam includes History, Political Science, Current Affairs, Geography, Economics, etc. Many students find it difficult to get all the notes at a single place.

In addition to this, we are also providing you with notes, tips & tricks to solve Maths Questions in CDS Exam. To assist you with English we cover extensive notes and examples from topics such as Idioms & Phrases, Synonym & Antonyms, Active/Passive, etc. 

We are here to provide a one-stop solution for defense aspirants. Our study material will in both languages English & Hindi. These notes are divided into subjects and further classified into topics so that we cover the whole topic properly.

CDS Study Material: Read Important Notes 

Below are the topic-wise CDS study material and free notes for the upcoming CDS exam. You also can read the notes for free from each topic.

CDS Study Material - Geography Notes

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Topic

Sub-Topic

Study Material

1

Indian Geography

Physical Features of India: The Himalayas & Northern Plains

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2

Indian Geography

Physical Features of India: Peninsular Plateau & Coastal Plains

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3

Indian Geography

Drainage System in India

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4

Indian Geography

Types of Soils in India: Characteristics & Classification

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5

 Indian Geography

Agriculture in India & Types of Crops

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6

Indian Geography

Important Lakes in India

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7

Indian Geography

Indian Climate and Weather Conditions

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8

Indian Geography

Natural Vegetation: Different types of forest in India

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9

World Geography

Solar System

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10

Human Geography

Census of India

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11

Indian Geography

Important Dams in India

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12

Indian Geography

List of Important Islands of India

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13

Economic Geography

Minerals Resources Found in India

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14

World Geography

Mountain Ranges, Peaks, Rivers

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15

World Geography

Important Rivers & its tributaries

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16

World Geography

Important Deserts of the world

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17

World Geography

List of Important Straits of the world

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18

World Geography

Ocean Currents, Volcanoes, Boundary Lines Between Countries

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19

World Geography

Interior Composition of Earth: Crust, Mantle & Core 

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20

Physical Geography

Clouds & its types

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CDS Study Material - History Notes

S. No.

 Topic

Sub-topic

Study Material

1.

Ancient History

Palaeolithic Age in India

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2.

Ancient History

Timeline of Indian History

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3.

Ancient History

Indus Valley Civilization (IVC)

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4.

Ancient History

Early Vedic Period (1500 BC - 1000 BC)

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5

Ancient History

Later Vedic period (1000 BC - 500 BC)

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6

Ancient History

Buddhism & Jainism

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7

Ancient History

Mahajanapadas & Rise of Magadha Empire

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8

Ancient History

Magadha Empire: Haryanka, Shishunaga & Nanda Dynasty

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8

Ancient History

Maurya Dynasty: Extent & Decline

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9

Ancient History

Administration During the Maurya Empire

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10

Ancient History

Foreign Invasions in India

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11

Ancient History

Gupta Dynasty: Rise & Fall

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12

Ancient History

Sangam Age

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13

Ancient History

Pallava Dynasty

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14

Medieval History

Tripartite Struggle: Palas, Pratiharas & Rastrakutas 

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15

Medieval History

The Rajput States

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16

Medieval History

Vijaynagar and Bahmani Empire

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17

Medieval History

Delhi Sultanate: Slave & Khilji Dynasty

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18

Medieval History

Delhi Sultanate: Tughlaq, Sayyid & Lodi Dynasty 

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19

Medieval History

Mughal Empire: Babur, Humayun & Sher Shah Suri (Sur Empire)

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20

Medieval History

Mughal Empire: Akbar

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21

Medieval History

Mughal Empire: Jahangir & Shah Jahan

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22

Medieval History

Mughal Empire: Aurangazeb & Later Mughals

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23

Medieval History

Bhakti and Sufi Movement in Medival India

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24

Modern History

The advent of Europeans in India

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25

Modern History

Peasant Movements in India during British Rule

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26

Ancient, Medival & Modern History

Foreign Travellers & Envoys who visited India

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27

Medieval History

Architecture during the Mughal Empire

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28

Modern History

Land Reforms during British India

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CDS Study Material - Art and Culture Notes

S. No.

Topic

Study Material

1.

Historical Monuments in India & their locations

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2.

Different Dance Forms of India (Part I)

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3.

Different Dance Forms of India (Part II)

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4.

Indian Paintings

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5.

Famous Temples in India

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7.

UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Sites in India

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8.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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9.

List of Geographical Indication Tags in India

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CDS Study Material - Indian Polity Notes

S. No.

Topic

Study Material

1.

List of Important Articles of the Indian Constitution

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2.

Background of the Indian Constitution: Regulating Act, Charter Act, Pitts India act & GOI Act

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3. 

Features of Indian Constitution

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4.

Making of Indian Constitution & sources

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5.

The Preamble of the Indian Constitution

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6.

Part I of the Constitution: Union & its Territories

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6.

List of Fundamental Rights (FR) & Fundamental Duties (FD)

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7.

Directive Principles & State Policies (DPSP)

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8.

Part V of the Constitution: President of India

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9.

Part V of the Constitution: Vice President of India

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10.

Part V of the Indian Constitution: Parliament of India

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11.

The Judiciary System of India

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12.

Constitutional Bodies

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13.

Non-Constitutional Bodies

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14.

Governor, Chief Minister and Council of Minister

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15.

Panchayati Raj, Municipalities & Centre-State Relations

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16.

Lok Sabha

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17.

Part VI of the Indian Constitution: CM & Council of Ministers

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18.

Part VI of the Indian Constitution: Governor of the State

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CDS Study Material - Indian Economy Notes

S. No.

Topic

Study Material

1.

Five Year Plans of India

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2.

National Income (GDP, GNP, NNP, Personal Income etc.)

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3.

Inflation in India (CPI, WPI)

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4.

Reserve Bank of India

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6.

Inflation in India: WPI, CPI, Effects & Causes 

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8.

History of Banking in India

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9.

Money Market- Banking System in India

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10.

Capital Market

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12.

Union Budget of India

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13.

Microeconomics Notes: Economic Theory

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14.

Economic Survey: Important Points

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15.

Highlights of Union Budget - 2019-20

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CDS Study Material: Science & Technology Notes

S. No.

Topic

Sub-topic

Study Material

1

General Science

Physics

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2

General Science

Chemistry

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3

General Science

Biology

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4

General Science

Notes on Optics

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5

General Science

List of Chemical Formula

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6

General Science

Heart & Human Circulatory System

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7

General Science

Work, Power & Energy

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8

General Science

Laws of Motion

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CDS Study Material - Environment & Ecology Notes

S. No.

Topic

Study Material

1.

Biodiversity Hotspots in India & World

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2.

Tiger Reserves in India

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3.

List of Biosphere Reserves in India

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4.

List of National Parks in India

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5.

Ramsar (Wetlands) Sites in India

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CDS Study Material - General Awareness Miscellaneous Notes

S. No.

Topic

Study Material

1.

Firsts in India

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2.

Largest, Smallest, Tallest, Highest in India

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3.

List of nicknames of Indian Cities

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4.

List of Important Indian Cities on River Banks

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5.

Famous Sports Personalities in India

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6.

International Organisations Notes

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7.

Government Schemes: Ministry of Finance

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8.

List of Important Days & Dates

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CDS Study Material - Defence Related Notes

S. No.

Topic

Study Material

1.

Missiles of India

Agni - V

Brahmos

Nirbhay

2.

Aircraft of the Indian Air Force

Dassault Rafale

Mig-21

LCA Tejas

Mirage 2000

Su-30 MKI

Boeing Chinook CH-47

Apache AH-64

Seahawk Romeo

3.

Ships & Submarines of the Indian Navy

INS Vikramaditya

INS Chakra

INS Imphal

4.

Weapons & Equipment of the Indian Army

AK - 203

Dhanush Howitzer

Trikaal: Corner-Shot Rifle

5.

List of Military Exercise of IndiaClick Here

CDS Study Material - Elementary Mathematics Notes

S. No.

Topic

Study Material

1.

Tips on solving Algebra QuestionsClick Here

2.

Mensuration Notes & FormulasClick Here

3.

Speed, Time and DistanceClick Here

4.

Tips on Geometry QuestionsClick Here

5.

Tips on Statistics QuestionsClick Here

6.

Tips on Trigonometry (Heights & Distance)Click Here

7.

Tricks on Simple InterestClick Here

8.

Tricks on Compound InterestClick Here

9.

Tips on Time & WorkClick Here

10.

Tips on Profit, Loss & DiscountClick Here

11.

Geometry Notes on CircleClick Here

12.

Tips on Number SystemClick Here

CDS Study Material - English Notes

S. No.

Topic

Study Material

1.

Idioms & Phrases SeriesClick Here

2. 

General Rules for Direct/Indirect SpeechClick Here

3

Rules for Solving Questions on Error SpottingClick Here

4.

Tips on Reading ComprehensionClick Here

5.

One Word Substitution Series (A-Z)Click Here

6.

Basics of AdverbClick Here

7.

Basics of ConjunctionClick Here

8.

Subject-Verb AgreementClick Here

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Recommended twice for Indian Army in 2011 & 2017. Cleared NDA, CDSE, AFCAT, CAPF Exams.
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Manoj KumarAug 31, 2021

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