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    Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    My name is Patrick and I'm doing B.COM 1st year. I want to sit for the CDS exam but I'm confused about the what is age limit and what qualification is needed for CDS exam? Please let me know whether I am eligible for it or not.


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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    Since you are from the B.Com background you will be eligible to apply for I.M.A. or the Officers’ Training Academy. Also only Male candidates are allowed to apply. You are eligible to apply when you are in the final year of graduation. For joining the IMA it is a must to have completed atleast 19 years of age. Also there is a maximum limit of 24 years for appearing for the exam. For the Officers Training Academy the maximum limit is 25 years and minimum is 19 years. Also there is a condition that only unmarried candidates can apply and also during the training period the candidates are not allowed to marry. While registering it is a must to enter the same date as mentioned in the matriculation.




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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    There are very basic eligibility requirements as to be eligible in the CDS exam. One of the foremost criterions is that the candidate needs to be a citizen of India. As a B.Com graduate you are not eligible to appear for Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. These require students to have B.Sc. from a recognized University or equivalent. Anyhow, you are eligible to apply for the For IMA or OTA. For this candidates needs to have any degree. As for the IMA, candidates need to be in between 19 – 24 years of age. Male Bachelor candidates are only eligible to apply. For the OTA male candidates who are in between 19 to 25 can apply. Candidates can be either married or single.

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    You are from commerce background, so you are eligible for I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy post and to apply for this, you must have a bachelor degree from a recognised university. And for this post Only unmarried male candidates between 19-24 years are eligible and for OTA, your age should between 19 to 25 years, The UPSC conducts the CDS examination twice in a year. And if you want to get complete information, then please visit the official website of UPSC -

    www.upsc.gov.in

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    having a bcom background u are eligible for cds exam.ur other eligibility will be unmarried born between 2-1 1988 to 1-1-1993.any degree from a recognised university

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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    The eligibility for CDS is as follows:

    EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
    -For Indian Military Academy/Officers Training Academy: Degree from a recognized university.
    -For Indian Naval Academy : Degree in Engineering.
    -For Air Force Academy: Degree from a recognized university with physics and maths/B.E

    AGE LIMIT
    -Indian Military Academy: 19-24yrs.
    -Naval Academy: 19-22yrs.
    -Air Force Academy: 19-23yrs.
    -Officers Training Academy: 19-25yrs.

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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    Only Graduation is Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    Eligibility criteria to apply for cds examination is that you should be graduate

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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    The minimum elligibilty is that you need to graduate in any discipline ,Your age limit should be between 19 to 25 years.

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    Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    Hi I have passes 12th in Science Stream and currently in the final year of BCA.AM i elgible for CDS exam or Millitary Officers Training Acadamy.
    please suggest.

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    Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    Hi I have passes 12th in Science Stream and currently in the final year of BCA.AM i elgible for CDS exam or Millitary Officers Training Acadamy.
    please suggest.

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    ELIGIBILTY OF COMMERCE BCCA CAN APPLY THIS

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    Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    Hi I have passes 12th in Science Stream and currently in the final year of BCA.AM i elgible for CDS exam or Millitary Officers Training Acadamy.
    please suggest.

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    What is the required percentage marks for cds exams.

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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    commerce background are eligible for I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy post and to apply for this, you must have a bachelor degree from a recognized university. And for this post Only unmarried male candidates between 19-24 years are eligible and for OTA, your age should between 19 to 25 years, The UPSC conducts the CDS examination twice in a year. And if you want to get complete information, then please visit the official website of UPSC -
    www.upsc.gov.in

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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    if you want to make carrier in CDS it is good but there is some prerequisit criteria like education and about age limit anout sex the croteria about different attribute is as folloes

    EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
    -For Indian Naval Academy : Degree in Engineering.
    -For Air Force Academy: Degree from a recognized university with physics and maths/B.E
    -For Indian Military Academy/Officers Training Academy: Degree from a recognized university.

    AGE LIMIT
    -Naval Academy: 19-22yrs.
    -Air Force Academy: 19-23yrs.
    -Officers Training Academy: 19-25yrs.
    -Indian Military Academy: 19-24yrs.
    best of luck.

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    They never ask for the marks but the minimum qualification is graduation degree in any decipline.

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    Yes you are eligible for the CDS examination the minimum qualification is graduation degree. Since you are final year student if you score more then 60% marks in your final year then you are eligible for direct SSB which is interview process for the selection.

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    what is the eligiblty criteria for girls to apply for cds exam?? nd what is d age limit???

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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    For Indian Military Academy/Officers' Training Academy: Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
    For Naval Academy: B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engineering
    For Air Force Academy: Degree of a Recognized University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering
    Indian Military Academy 19-24 Years
    Air Force Academy 19-23 Years
    Naval Academy 19-22 Years
    Officers’ Training Academy 19-25 Years

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    i have passed 10 2with(physics and math) now i am appearing in B.A final year.can i apply for cds 2011

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    Is BCA student can aplly for this xam???????????????????

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    if one's age is 24 when he fill up the form for Cds...
    Can he apply ?

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    if i born on 20-aug -1988 can i eligible for cds 1 2012

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    if i born on 20-aug-1988 can i eligible for cds 1 2012

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    is it necessary to score 60% aggregate in graduation to be eligible to
    appear in cds xam..???

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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    CDS Exams Eligiblity -

    For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy- Degree of a recognised University

    For Indian Naval Academy - Degree in Engineering.

    For Air Force Academy - Degree of Recognized University With Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level Or Bachelor of Engineering.


    So, After Completing Your B.com, You Are Eligible To Apply for CDS Exams. So, Please Complete Your Degree First Only Then You Are Eligible.


    Age Eligiblity -


    For IMA - Unmarried male candidates between 19-24 years Are Eligible

    For Naval Academy - Unmarried male candidates between 19-22 years Are Eligible

    For Air Force Academy- Unmarried male candidates between 19-23 Year Are Eligible

    For Officers Training Academy- Male candidates Married or Unmarried between 19-25 years Are Eligible.

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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    yes of course,For Indian Military Academy/Officers' Training Academy: Degree from a recognized university or equivalent
    For Naval Academy: B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engineering
    For Air Force Academy: Degree of a Recognized University with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or Bachelor of Engineering
    Indian Military Academy 19-24 Years
    Air Force Academy 19-23 Years
    Naval Academy 19-22 Years.

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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    Indian Military Academy 19-24 Years
    Air Force Academy 19-23 Years
    Naval Academy 19-22 Years
    Officers’ Training Academy 19-25 Years
    you can appear only in officers training academy.
    Good luck.

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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    what r the age relaxation for st candidates?

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    why only male candidate are elligible for OTA and IMA?????

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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    dear frend

    CDS Exams Eligiblity -

    For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy- Degree of a recognised University

    For Indian Naval Academy - Degree in Engineering.

    For Air Force Academy - Degree of Recognized University With Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level Or Bachelor of Engineering.


    So, After Completing Your B.com, You Are Eligible To Apply for CDS Exams. So, Please Complete Your Degree First Only Then You Are Eligible.


    Age Eligiblity -


    For IMA - Unmarried male candidates between 19-24 years Are Eligible

    For Naval Academy - Unmarried male candidates between 19-22 years Are Eligible

    For Air Force Academy- Unmarried male candidates between 19-23 Year Are Eligible

    For Officers Training Academy- Male candidates Married or Unmarried between 19-25 years Are Eligible.


    all the best

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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    Hey friend,

    CDS- Combine Defence Service examination.


    The exam is conducted by UPSC and it is done twice in a year.

    The education criteria for CDS exam is mentioned below:

    For Military and Officers training academy:

    A degree from a recognized university is needed.

    For Indian Naval Academy:

    A degree in the field of engineering is needed.

    For Air force academy:

    A degree from a recognized university with physics and maths at 10 and 12 level or a B.E degree is needed.

    Eligibility criteria:

    For Indian Military academy:

    Only male unmarried candidates with 19-24 years of age are eligible.

    For Naval academy:

    Only male unmarried candidates with 19-22 years of age are eligible.

    For Air force academy:

    Only male unmarried candidates with 19-23 years of age are eligible.

    For Officer's training academy:

    Unmarried or married male candidates with 19-25 years of age are eligible.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    CDS stands for the Combined Defense Service.

    ELIGIBILITY FOR CDS EXAMINATION :

    You must either be :
    A citizen of India

    OR, A subject of Bhutan.

    OR, A subject of Nepal.

    OR, A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently setting in India.

    OR A person of India origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, etc with the intention of permanently settings in India.

    AGE LIMIT :

    If you are Unmarried male born not earlier than 2nd January 1990 and not later than 1st January 1993, so you are eligible.

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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    Quote Originally Posted by Expert View Post
    My name is Patrick and I'm doing B.COM 1st year. I want to sit for the CDS exam but I'm confused about the what is age limit and what qualification is needed for CDS exam? Please let me know whether I am eligible for it or not.
    dear friend,,
    CDS Exams Eligiblity -

    For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy- Degree of a recognised University

    For Indian Naval Academy - Degree in Engineering.

    For Air Force Academy - Degree of Recognized University With Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level Or Bachelor of Engineering.


    So, After Completing Your B.com, You Are Eligible To Apply for CDS Exams. So, Please Complete Your Degree First Only Then You Are Eligible.


    Age Eligiblity -


    For IMA - Unmarried male candidates between 19-24 years Are Eligible

    For Naval Academy - Unmarried male candidates between 19-22 years Are Eligible

    For Air Force Academy- Unmarried male candidates between 19-23 Year Are Eligible

    For Officers Training Academy- Male candidates Married or Unmarried between 19-25 years Are Eligible.


    all the best

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    i am bca final year student in ignou.can i apply cds exam.And how can i prepare for cds exam. my age is 20years and 8 months.so how can i sucsess till the time

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    i am diploma chemical 3 years complete .can i apply cds exam

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    a BCA student is eligible for CDS in air force and Naval Academy?

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    Re: Eligibility criteria to apply for CDS examination

    hello friend,

    -->The Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) Conducts Combined Defense Service(CDS) exams every year held in the month of February and September for the officer cadre of Army,Navy and Air force.

    -->The Candidates who crack the exams will sent to the Defense Training Academies.

    Selection Process :-

    1.Written test

    2.Physical Fitness test

    3.Interview

    **For CDS exams,you must fulfill the eligibility Criteria.

    Eligibility Criteria for CDS :-

    -->You should be a Graduate in any stream from any recognized university.

    Age limit :-

    -->For Indian Military Academy 19 to 24 years.

    -->For Indian Navy Academy 19 to 22years.

    -->For Indian Air force Academy 19 to 23years.

    -->For Officer's Training Academy 19 to 25years.

    -->NO Age relaxation is given to any Category.

    -->Candidates should be Physically and Mentally fit.

    **Both Male and Female Candidates can apply.

    **Male Candidates must be Unmarried.

    **You Must be a Indian Citizen.

    Important Dates of CDS-I exams :-

    **Last date to apply 1St week of June,2012.

    **Exam date 2Nd week of September,2012.

    Contact Address :-

    Controller of Examinations,
    Union Public Service Commission(UPSC),
    Dholpur House,
    Shajaha Road,
    Delhi--110069.


    prepare well

    For further Details www.upsc.gov.in

    Good Luck...........

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    i have born in 15-06-87 would be i able to give any of the cds exam in 2012, n also this is my last semister which will be held on march.

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