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CDS Eligibility Criteria 2017 Know! (Age/Qualification/Physical Standard)

CDS Eligibility Criteria

CDS Eligibility CriteriaMust know the changes in CDS Eligibility Criteria !!! Before applying for CDS Exam 2017, check out Age, Qualification and Physical Standard for this exam. Only those candidates, who will match with the CDS Eligibility Criteria 2017, can appear for the Combined Defense Services Exam. You can go through this page completely, to get information regarding Combined Defense Services Eligibility.

This exam is conducted for the recruitment in the three armed forces of India- Air Force, Army and Navy. Male applicants can apply for IMA, AFA, NA and OTA and female contenders can apply for OTA. We, the team of, are providing complete details about UPSC CDS Eligibility right here, so please have a look before applying.

CDS Eligibility Criteria

Details regarding Vacancies:

  • Indian Naval Academy
  • Indian Military Academy
  • Air Force Academy
  • Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for Women)
  • Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for Men)

CDS Qualification:

Serial No. Discipline Qualification Required
1 Air Force Academy(AFA) Bachelor’s degree and Class 12 passed with Physics and Mathematics as subjects.
2 Indian military academy(IMA) Degree from recognized university
3 Naval Academy(NA) B.Sc with Physics and Mathematics as subjects or a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) from approved University or Institute.
4 Officers Training Academy(OTA) Degree from recognized university

Check Here: CDS Previous Year Paper

CDS Age Limit:

For Indian Military Academy Unmarried male applicants born not earlier than 02nd July 1994 and not later than 1st July 1999 only are eligible
For Indian Naval Academy
For Air Force Academy 20 to 24 years as on 01st July 2018 i.e. born not earlier than 02nd July 1994 and not later than 01 July 1998 (Upper age limit for applicants holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 02nd July 1992 and not later than 01st July 1998) only are eligible
For Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for Men) Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 02nd July 1993 and not later than 01st July 1999 only are eligible
For Officer Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried Women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorces (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible

CDS Physical Standards:

For admission to Combined Defence Services Examination applicants must be physically fit according to physical standards.

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For more information about CDS Eligibility Criteria 2017, aspirants may go through the Official website.

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