This is an Ultimate Collection of the best books for Indian Armed Forces Aspirants.

No matter, for which exam you have applied , the first step towards success is to be ready with your weapons, in our case , the books. The market is flooded with a number of books for every competitive exam you can think of, but your success in the exams is guaranteed only if you read the Right books, books that are free from errors, & mistakes, Covers Complete syllabus and contains practice questions. Keeping this in mind, We have compiled only the top books and have left out the ones that are not up to the mark from the exam point of view.

Top Books for National Defence Academy Exams [ NDA – NA Exam ]

1. Pathfinder for NDA & NA Entrance Examination

This is the best book available in the market for NDA Aspirants. All the topics are covered with Complete explanation of the theory followed by solved examples. You will even find previous year solved questions at the end of every chapter .A thorough study of this book will guarantee success to anyone preparing for this exam. The mathematics portion is very well illustrated and included with solved examples. Utmost care has been taken to get the book free from any errors and the English part is accompanied by a good collection of Proverbs and Vocabulary.

2. Chapter wise – Section wise Previous years Questions of Mathematics, English, General Ability NDA/NA with Explanatory solutions

Once you are done with the Pathfinder book, you may move on to this for Practice. Remember , Practice is very essential for any competitive exam. A ton of theory is useless unless it is backed by a lot pf Practice. This book gives a comprehensive list of questions that have been asked in the previous years chapter wise along with the explanatory answers to each of them. A must read for NDA Aspirants.

3. 10 Practice Sets for  NDA/NA

This book contains 10 Practice sets and is recommended for those who want to do practice questions of the same level as that asked in the Examination.

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Top Books for Air Force Common Admission Test [ AFCAT Exam ]

AFCAT Air Force Common Admission Test for Flying & Technical Branch by Arihant Publications

This book is the best book for AFCAT Exam as far as the Syllabus Coverage of the exam is concerned. The book is divided into 4 parts namely – General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test. The sections are neatly organised and well written. Practice exercises are given at the end of chapters. But as it has been published in 2012 , the Current affairs part is outdated. So this book must be accompanied by a Current Affairs book such as Yearly 2014 Competition in Focus 4th Edition

Top Books for Combined Defence Services Exam [ CDS Exam ]

1. Pathfinder for CDSE by Arihant Publications

The book covers complete syllabus of CDS Exam and is divided into 3 parts – English, General Studies, Mathematics. Each part starts with theory followed by example questions and Practice questions. A must buy book, if you really want to clear the Combined Defence Services exam.

2. CDS Chapterwise – Sectionwise Solved Papers

This book must only be touched , when you are done with the theory part from the Pathfinder for CDSE ( above book ). It contains previous year questions in a chapter wise form with complete solutions and explanations.

3. 10 Solved papers of CDS Exam

This one is purely for Practice and must be bought if you don’t want to rule out any possibility of failure in the examination. Practice 1 set a day and no one can stop you from cracking the CDS Exam.

Top Books for Services Selection Board [ SSB Interview ]

By far, the best book that is out there in the market is Services Selection Board Interviews

This book will give you complete insight into the procedure followed by the Services Selection board. No other SSB Guide explains the Selection Procedure as Lt. Col. Rajeev Devgan has done it, if you can follow what is given in the book , you can be a Recommended Candidate. Don’t buy any other SSB book, I repeat don’t ever buy any other SSB book. It is better to have none, if you don’t have this one.

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Top Books for Central Armed Police Forces [ CAPF – CRPF – BSF – SSB Assistant Commandant Exam ]

Central Police Forces Assistant Commandant Examination – Study Package

Published in 2013, this book covers the entire syllabus in a lucid manner. As with all books by Arihant Publications , this too comes with practice questions at the end of each chapter. A good book for Starters but must be followed by Practice questions , for that one may consider buying Solved Papers – Central Police Forces Assistant Commandant Examination.

Books to read for making a Career into the Indian Armed Forces – Army, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, CRPF, BSF, SSB, ITBP

For those of you, who wants to know about the life at the academies and read first hand accounts of Life in the Armed Forces might consider getting their hands on some of these books/Novels. [boxes type=’light’ title=’Defence Novels and Books’][/boxes]