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CDS Eligibility: Check Age Limit and Eligibility for CDS

The CDS Exam is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission twice in a year for recruitment to the Army, Navy and Air force. By clearing this exam you will get an opportunity to work for your country and also make a real difference to their lives. Like every other competitive exam that is conducted in our country CDS too has a set of minimum requirements that a candidate has to fulfill before he/she can apply. We bring to you a comprehensive list of all the CDS Exam eligibility requirements in this article:
1) Nationality
A candidates must either be:
(i) a Citizen of India, or
(ii) a subject of Bhutan, or
(iii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iv) a Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1st in 1962,with the intention of permanently setting in India, or
(v) a person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or yhe East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting in India.
This provided that a candidate belongs to any of the categories (i) (ii), (iii), (iv) and (v) mentioned above and is a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt of India
Certificate of eligibility will, however, not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal
A candidates in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination provisionally subject to the necessary certificate being given to him/her by the Govt. before declaration of result by UPSC

CDS Age Limit: Check details of age limit for CDS

2) AGE LIMIT, SEX AND MARITAL STATUS
i) For Indian Military Academy (IMA): Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1993 and not later than 1st July 1998 only are eligible
ii) For Indian Naval Academy (INA): Unmarried Male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1993 and not later than 1st July 1998 only are eligible
iii) For Air Force Academy (AFA) – Age: 20 to 24 years as on 01st July 2017 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July 1993 and not later than 1st July 1998 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 2nd July 1991 and not later than 1st July 1998 only are eligible
Note: Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried
iv) For Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for Men): Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 02nd July 1992 and not later than 01st July 1998 only are eligible
v) 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
They should have been born not earlier than 2nd July 1992 and not later than 1st July 1998 are eligible

3) EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
i) For Indian Military Academy/Officers’ Training Academy: Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
ii) For Indian Naval Academy: Bachelor of Engineering
iii) For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering
Graduates with first choice as Army/Navy/Air Force are to submit proof of graduation provisional certificate on the date of commencement of the SSB interview at the SSB
For CDS exam, applicants can be from any stream but for entry to Air Force and Navy, candidates should have studied physics and maths up to Class 12
Candidates who are studying in the final year of their degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply but they will be required to subject proof of passing the degree examination to reach the Army Head Quarter/Rtd CDSE Entry, West Bloc III, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066
Candidates appearing at the degree or equivalent examination are also eligible to compete. Such candidates will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite qualifying examination by a date to be specified in the Commission’s Notice for the Examination.
Now that you’ve gone through the eligibility requirements,go ahead and apply for the exam if you fulfill all of them!

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