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CDS Eligibility Criteria 2018 UPSC CDS 1 & 2 Age Limit, Qualification

CDS Eligibility Criteria

UPSC is going to conduct CDS Examination for candidates willing to join Indian Armed Forces. If you are also interested to apply for CDS exam, firstly need to know CDS Eligibility Criteria. The authorities of Union Public Service Commission conduct the CDS Exam twice a year as CDS 1 & 2. The UPSC CDS Eligibility Criteria 2018 for both the exams is same. Here on this page we are providing all the details regarding the CDS Eligibility Criteria 2018 like the Age Limit, Qualification etc. hence to avail all the details about the Combined Defense Services Eligibility criteria, take a look below…

Those candidates who qualify the Combined Defense Services Exam becomes eligible to get admission in the Indian Naval Academy, Indian Military Academy, Air Force Academy and Officers Training Academy. There are some other rules also like only male contenders are eligible to apply for the IMA, AFA, NA and OTA whereas Female can only apply for OTA. Rest of the information regarding the CDS Eligibility Criteria 2018 is available in below section of this page which is well created by the team members of recruitmentresult.com

Some points to know about CDS Exam:

  • Both CDS-I and CDS-II are same exams conducted by UPSC twice a year
  • CDS -I gets organized in February and CDS –II gets organized in October of every year.
  • Aspirant can take any of these exams according to their choice

CDS Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility requirements for CDS include:

  • Nationality
  • Education
  • Age limitations
  • Physical Standards

Let’s start with the eligibility criteria first:

Nationality for CDS Exam:

An applier must be a

  • Citizen of India, OR
  • Subject of Nepal, OR
  • Subject of Bhutan, OR
  • Refugee from Tibet who came to India before 1st July 1962 for permanent settlement in India
  • Person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, The United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with intention of permanently settling in India.

You Can Also Check: UPSC CDS 1 Notification

CDS Qualification Details:

  • For Indian Military Academy/Officers’ Training Academy:

To get selection in the Indian Military Academy/Officers’ Training Academy it is must for candidates to attain Graduation Degree from a recognized institution.

  • For Indian Naval Academy:

Indian Navy requires those candidates who have attained Bachelor degree in Engineering in relevant branch along with good academic scores

  • For Air Force Academy:

Those, who possess Degree of a recognized University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering, are eligible to apply for admission in Air Force Academy.

Must Check Out: UPSC CDS 2 Notification

CDS Marital Status:

CoursesMarital Status
Indian Military Academy (IMA)Unmarried
Indian Naval Academy (NA)Unmarried
Air Force Academy (AFA)Unmarried
Officers Training Academy (OTA – Men)Unmarried and Married
Officers Training Academy (OTA – Women, Non-Technical)Unmarried / Widow/ not remarried / issueless divorces

CDS Age Limits:

For Indian Military Academy (IMA) Aspirants, who are interested, should not born earlier than 02nd July 1994 and not later than 01st July 1999.
For Indian Naval Academy (INA) Male candidates born not earlier than 02nd July 1994 and not later than 01st July 1999 are eligible to apply for admission in Indian Naval Academy.
For Air Force Academy (AFA)
  • Age of appliers should not be below 20 years and exceed from 24 years as on 01st July 2018 i.e. born not earlier than 02nd July 1998 and not later than 01st July 1998
  • For candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) may get relaxation in upper age limit upto 26 yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 02nd July 1992 and not later than 01st July 1998).
  • Those, who are below 25 years, must be unmarried.
For Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for Men) Male candidates should not born earlier than 02nd July 1993 and later than 01st July 1999.
For Officer Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Only those are eligible, who have not born earlier than 02nd July 1993 and later than 01st July 1999

Check Here: UPSC CDS Officer Salary

CDS Physical Standard:

Height and Weight (For Navy)

Height in Centimeters
(Without shoes)
Weight in Kgs.
18 years20 years22 years
15244*4647
1554648@49
157474950
160485051
162505253
165525355
168535557
170555758
173575960
175596162
178616263
180636465
183656767
185676970
188707172
190727374
193747677
195777879

Do You Know: How To Prepare For CDS Exam

Female

Height in cms
(Without shoes)
Weight in Kgs.
20 years25 years30 years
148394143
150404243.5
1534243.545
155434446
158454648
160464749
163474951
165495153
168505254
  • The acceptable weight for Air Force candidates will be ą 10% of the average weight given below:
  • Male Ideal Weights In Kg For Different Age Groups And Heights For Fat % (<20) Of Normal Individuals

Check Here: CDS Exam Question Paper

FOR AIR FORCE

Height in MMAge Range
15-1718-2223-2728-3233-3738-4243-47>48
15204647505454545554
15304747515555545654
15404748515655555755
15504849525656565756
15604849535757565856
15704950545858575857
15804950545858585958
15905051555959596058
16005152565960596059
16105152566060606160
16205253576161616260
16305254586162616261
16405354596263626362
16505355596363636462
16605456606364646463
16705456616465646564
16805557616565656565
16905557626566666665
17005658636667676766
17105659646668676767
17205759646768666867
17305860656869696968
17405861666870696969
17505961666971707069
17605962677071717170
17706062687072727171
17806063697173727271
17906164697273737372
18006164707274747373
18106265717375757473
18206266727476757474
18306366727476767575
18406467737577777675
18506468747578777676
18606568747678787777
18706569757779797877
18806669767780807878
18906670777881807979
19006771777981818079
19106771787982828080
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  • Candidates are required to have good physical structure, mental health and must not have any disease/ disability.
  • Appliers should not have weak constitution, bodily defects or over weight.
  • Height of male candidates should not be below 157.5 cm. for Army, 157 cm for Navy and 162.5 cms for Air Force.
  • Women candidates should not be below 152 cm.
  • Relaxation in height of 5 cm is available for Gorkhas and candidates belonging to hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwali and Kumaon and for Lakshadweep candidates, relaxation is 2cms.
  • Candidate should have natural teeth with 14 dental points. Candidate who is suffering from severe pyorrhea shall get rejected.
  • Hearing of the applicants should be normal
  • Forced whisper at a distance of 610 cms in a quiet room will be clear to the candidates.
  • Applicants have not disease in ear, nose and throat in past or present.
  • Candidate should be physically and mentally fit.

Check Out: UPSC Eligibility Criteria

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