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    When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    hello, i am a 2nd year economics hons studend..i would like to pursue a creer in the army..my dob is 14-03-1992..i didnt have physics or chemistry in my 2 exams...i had economics-statistics-mathematics and accountancy..
    if you please tell me how and when to apply for these exams it would be very helpful..
    i would like to give the exams in 2012..
    help for NDA or CDS..
    thank you..





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  3. #2
    Nidhi@
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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    Hello,

    You can apply for NDA after 12th only, and yuan apply for CDS after 12th and graduation .

    National Defence Academy and Combined Defence Academy conducted by UPSC ( Union Public Service Commission ) .

    NDA has three wings:

    Army Wings

    Airforce Wings

    Navy Wings

    CDS consists four Defence Academies :

    *Indian Military Academy

    * Indian Airforce Academy

    * Indian Naval Academy

    *Officers Training Academy.

    You can apply for CDS after graduation also , and the minimum age requires is 19 years.

    The candidates who are completed their 12th from science stream can apply for the same .

    Mostly the Elligibity criteria for both is same as:

    Candidate should be Citizenship of India.

    Candidates are able and unmarried.

    Candidates are physically fit.

    And Age for :

    IMA : 19 to 24 years
    Naval : 19 to 21 years
    Airforce :19 to 23 years
    OTA : 19 to 25 years.

    For NDA the age is 16.5 to 19 years.


    Thankyou.




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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    Hello,

    You can apply for NDA after 12th only, and yuan apply for CDS after 12th and graduation .

    National Defence Academy and Combined Defence Academy conducted by UPSC ( Union Public Service Commission ) .

    NDA has three wings:

    Army Wings

    Airforce Wings

    Navy Wings

    CDS consists four Defence Academies :

    *Indian Military Academy

    * Indian Airforce Academy

    * Indian Naval Academy

    *Officers Training Academy.

    You can apply for CDS after graduation also , and the minimum age requires is 19 years.

    The candidates who are completed their 12th from science stream can apply for the same .

    Mostly the Elligibity criteria for both is same as:

    Candidate should be Citizenship of India.

    Candidates are able and unmarried.

    Candidates are physically fit.

    And Age for :

    IMA : 19 to 24 years
    Naval : 19 to 21 years
    Airforce :19 to 23 years
    OTA : 19 to 25 years.

    For NDA the age is 16.5 to 19 years.


    Thankyou.

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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    Hello,

    You can apply for NDA after 12th only, and yuan apply for CDS after 12th and graduation .

    National Defence Academy and Combined Defence Academy conducted by UPSC ( Union Public Service Commission ) .

    NDA has three wings:

    Army Wings

    Airforce Wings

    Navy Wings

    CDS consists four Defence Academies :

    *Indian Military Academy

    * Indian Airforce Academy

    * Indian Naval Academy

    *Officers Training Academy.

    You can apply for CDS after graduation also , and the minimum age requires is 19 years.

    The candidates who are completed their 12th from science stream can apply for the same .

    Mostly the Elligibity criteria for both is same as:

    Candidate should be Citizenship of India.

    Candidates are able and unmarried.

    Candidates are physically fit.

    And Age for :

    IMA : 19 to 24 years
    Naval : 19 to 21 years
    Airforce :19 to 23 years
    OTA : 19 to 25 years.

    For NDA the age is 16.5 to 19 years.


    Thankyou.

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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    After 12th completion you are applicable for NDA exam and after graduation degree you can apply here .

    The details of NDA and CDS exam is given below-

    NDA stand for
    National Defence Service Exam.This exam is conduct twice time in a year.

    NDA Examination is conducted in 3 wings:

    Indian Air Force
    Indian Navy
    Indian Army

    Educational Qualification : -

    Those candidate have completed 12th standard are applicable for NDA Exam .

    Age criteria : -

    16.5 to 19 years old .

    Nationality : -

    Indian .

    Martial Status :-


    Unmarried

    Gender :-

    Male

    CDS stands for
    Combined Defence Service . UPSC Conduct CDS Examination for twice in a year .

    Educational Qualification:-

    For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy : Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.
    For Indian Naval Academy : Degree in Engineering for CDSE and Degree in Engineering or B.Sc. ( with Physics or Mathematics ) for NCC entry.
    For Air Force Academy : Degree of recognized University ( with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level ) or Bachelor of Engineering.

    Age Criteria:-

    Indian Military Academy: - 19-24 Years
    Air Force Academy: - 19-23 Years
    Naval Academy: - 19-22 Years
    Officer's Training Academy: - 19-25 Years

    For more details about NDA and CDS exam and Application process , you can visit to http://www.upsc.gov.in
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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    You can apply for NDA <national defence academy> after 10+2. The age limit is 16.5 - 19 years.
    After graduation from a recognised university you can appear in CDS <combined defence services> examination.
    The age limit is above 19 years.

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    Gajula Chaitanya krishna
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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    How to apply for NDA wat is the syllabus ,wat are the fee details

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    NILKANTA ADHIKARI
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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    Dear friend,

    As per government of India one can write NDA and CDS examination at least after completing your 10+2Th level.What subject you've studied in 12th that doesn't matter.At present there is not any notifications for NDA and CDS.For details you refer to UPSC' website---->>> http://www.upsc.gov.in

    thank You.;..

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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    Both NDA (National Defence Academy) and CDS (Combined Defence Service) are conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commision ), these exams are conducted twice a year.
    NDA :
    Through this exam you can join in
    + Indian Army
    + Indian Airforce
    + Indian Navy
    The eligible cretiria for this exam are the following.
    * Educational Qualification : 12th (minimum)
    * Age limit : 16.5 - 19 yrs
    * Nationality : Indian.

    CDS :
    Through this exam you can join in the following feilds
    + Indian military Academy
    + Airforce Academy
    + Navel Academy
    + Officer training Academy
    The eligible qualification for this exam are

    * Educational Qualification : Any degree
    * Age limit : 19 - 25
    * Nationality : Indian

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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    You can apply for NDA after the completion of your 12th standard.

    NDA(National Defence Academy)entrance examination is conducted by UPSC twice within the year.

    Science back Ground male students with PCM subjects' can write NDA also can join in Air Force/Navy/Army.

    The age of the NDA candidate must be within 16.5 years to 19 years.And eye sight must be normal 6''/6''.

    **After Graduation you can apply for CDS(combined defence Services).CDS entrance exam is taken by UPSC 2 times in a year.

    Male/Female both can apply for CDs/Must be the citizen of India/Marital status must be single.CDS age variable wing to wing.

    CDS Army: 19-24 years, CDS NAVy: 19-22 years, CDS Air Force : 19-23 years.

    For details visit http://www.upsc.gov.in

    Thank You,


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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    Hai,

    UPSC conducting these two exams, NDA and CDS.

    NDA stands for National Defence Academy.


    Eligibility details:-

    Candidate should have to complete 12th standard from a recognised board or university.

    Percentage is not required for this exam.

    Candidate must be a citizen of India.

    The age limits are 16.5 years to 19 years,

    No age relaxation.

    You must be physically fit.

    Only unmarried male candidates are eligible.


    Selection process:-

    Written exam,

    SSB interview,

    Medical test.


    CDS exam eligibility and details:-





    Best of luck.

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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    • Hello
    • NDA stands for National Defence Academy
    • You can apply for NDA exam after completing 12th
    • NDA exam is conducted twice in a year
    • You can even appear 2 times in a year
    • The age limit for NDA exam is 16 1/2 - 19 years


    • CDS stands for Combined Defence Services
    • You can apply for CDS exam after completing degree
    • You must have minimum 55% marks for B.Sc, B.Tech courses
    • If you are related to commerce courses like LLB, CA, ICWA, B.Com etc then the minimum marks percentage is 60%
    • The age limit for CDS exam is 19 - 24 years

    • Both the CDS, NDA exams are conducted by UPSC board
    • All the candidates must be mentally, physically fit
    • The selection procedure is same for both the exams i.e., the procedure is
    • 1. Written exam
    • 2. SSB test
    • 3. Medical test
    • All the candidates must be the citizens of India or atleast they must be Indian origin
    • all the best

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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    Well NDA stands for National Defence Academy while CDS stands for Combined Defence Service.

    Both these exams are conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Comission).

    After completing 12th you can write NDA but for CDS graduation degree is must


    The following are the eligibility criteria for writing NDA Exam

    »» You should complete 12th [HSC]

    »» You should be an Indian Citizen

    »» Your age must lie between 16.5 - 19 years.

    »» You should be an unmarried male candidate.

    »» You must be physically and mentally fit for this.


    The following are the eligibility criteria for writing CDS Exam

    »» You should complete your graduation degree from a recognised institute.

    »» You must be an Indian Citizen

    »» Your age must lie between 19 - 25 years

    »» You should be physically and mentally fit.

    .....All the best.....

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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    Hello my dear Friend


    Follow the below eligibility Criterias


    For N.D.A ::



    N.D.A -- NATIONAL DEFENSE ACADEMY


    You need to have a minimum of Higher secondary examination

    The minimum age is 16.5 years


    Maximum age is allowed up to 19 years

    Only Unmarried male candidates are eligible to apply for the NDA exam



    For CDS ::



    C.D.S -- COMBINED DEFENSE SERVICES


    For this you must have a minimum of BACHELOR DEGREE from a recognized university

    The minimum age is 19 years


    Maximum age is expected to the 24years

    You must be an Indian Citizen

    You can apply for ..

    <> Indian Navy

    <> Air Force Academy

    <> Officer Training academy

    <> Indian Military Academy ..



    ALL THE VERY GOOD LUCK

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    navjotsidhupamal
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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    Hello friend,


    >>You can apply for NDA after 12th.


    >>And you can apply for CDS after graduation.


    >>You can complete your 12th with in any of the field.


    >>As there are four streams in 12th:

    1.Arts

    2.Commerce

    3.Medical

    4.Non-Medical



    >>And you may done your 12th in any field which you want.


    >>But If you have complete your 12th with arts or commerce then only eligible for Indian Army.


    >>If you want to go for Indian Navy or air force then you have to complete your 12th with Science and commerce with mathematics field.


    >>You must be eligible for NDA then only you can apply for NDA.


    >>NDA stands for National Defense Academy.


    >>It is the entrance exam to join the civil services after 12th.


    >>There are three types of civil services comes under NDA:


    1.Indian Navy

    2.India Air Force

    3.Indian Army


    >>NDA is conducted by UPSC.


    >>UPSC stands for Union Public Service Commission.


    >>It is held as twice in a year.


    >>You must be an Indian.


    >>You have to check the eligibility criteria first.


    >>Your age must lies between 16.5 to 18 years.


    >>Your eye sight should be correct i.e.6/6.


    >>You must be physically fit.


    >>Girls are not eligible for NDA.


    >>Only the unmarried males are eligible foe it.


    >>Girls can join the civil services after graduation only.


    >>They can apply through CDS.


    >>CDS stands for Combined Defense Services.


    >>It is entrance exam to join civil services after graduation.


    >>You may opt any course for graduation.


    >>Your age for CDS entrance exam should lies between 19.5 to 22 years.


    >>Both girls and boys are eligible for CDS.


    Thank u!!

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    Unhappy Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    hello, i am a 2nd year economics hons studend..i would like to pursue a creer in the army..my dob is 14-03-1992..i didnt have physics or chemistry in my 2 exams...i had economics-statistics-mathematics and accountancy..
    if you please tell me how and when to apply for these exams it would be very helpful..
    i would like to give the exams in 2012..
    help for NDA or CDS..
    thank you..
    Hey friend,

    NDA stands for National Defence Academy

    CDS stands for Combined Defence Service

    These two exams are being conducted by UPSC(Union Public Service Commission) and is held every year as NDA I and NDA II and CDS I and CDS II.

    For applying for these two exams you need to satisfy the eligibility criteria and they include such as:
    • Nationality
    • Martial Status
    • Age Limit
    • Education Qualification
    • Physical Standard


    FOR NDA:

    >> The Nationality standard needed for the exam is that the candidate must have a Citizen of India

    >> The Martial Status for the Exam must be a Unmarried male candidate.

    >> The age limit needed for the exam must have a age limit 16 1/2-19 yers

    >> Education qualification needed for the exam must have completed +2 from a recognized university with a fair percentage.

    >> In the case of joining in Indian Navy or air Force you need to have completed +2 with Physics and Mathematics as subjects.

    >> The candidate need to be Physically fit while appearing for the exam.

    If you tend to satisfy all these criteria for the exam then you can apply for the NDA Exam


    FOR CDS:

    >> The candidate need to be a Citizen of India

    >> Only Unmarried male candidate is eligible for applying

    >> The age limit needed for joining in IMA is 19-24 years

    >> For joining in Indian Navy it is 19-22 years

    >> For joining in Indian Air Force it is 19-23 years

    >> For joining in OTA you need to have age limit of 19-25 years

    >> The candidate need to have completed a Degree from a recognized university with a fair percentage for joining in IMA or OTA.

    >> The candidate should have completed a Engineering Degree from a recognized university for joining in Indian Navy

    >> The candidate need to have completed a Physics and Mathematics as subjects for joining in Indian Air Force

    >> The candidate need to be Physically fit while appearing for the exam


    If you satisfy all these criteria needed for the exam then you can apply for the exam.

    For more info regarding both the exams you can check at http://www.upsc.gov.in


    ALL THE BEST

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    pabolu manikanta
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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    Hi Dude...

    Dude for appearing for the NDA examination you should have to appear for it after the completion of your 12th class only and should cross the age of 19 years and as you were born in 1992 you can not appear for the NDA examination

    Instead of NDA you can appear for the CDS examination which is also one of the defense services which are conducted and the general defense services which are offered through the CDS examination are..
    Indian Navy
    Indian Air force
    Indian Military
    Officers Training Academy
    These are the services which are offered through the CDs examination and these CDS recruitments are conducted by the UPSC services and both the boys and girls are also eligible but girls are not eligible for technical course of study instead they are eligible only for the non technical course...

    As you are not with mathematics and Physics branches of study in your 12th class you can not be eligible for Navy and Air force recruitments you can be eligible only for the Indian Military only...

    some of the main requirements for CDS examination are..
    >>should have attained the age of 19 years and should not exceed the age of 23 years
    >>should have completed the graduation in engineering and technology for appearing to the Indian Navy and Air force recruitments..
    >>should have completed the bachelor degree or the graduation in any of the stream of study for appearing to the Indian Military recruitment...
    REGARDS:

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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    [COLOR="rgb(139, 0, 0)"]Hi friend,

    >>>After 12th you can apply for NDA

    >>>Here is the eligibility for NDA

    >>>Passed 12th from recognized board

    >>>Age limit 16.5 to 19 years

    >>>Physically fit

    >>>Unmarried male candidate

    >>>This exam is conducted twice in a year that is NDA 1 and NDA 2 by UPSC

    >>>After clearing NDA you will become officer in any one of these forces that is Army, Navy, Airforce


    >>>After graduation you can apply for CDS

    >>>Here is the eligibility for CDS

    >>>Age limit 19-25 yrs

    >>>Unmarried candidate

    >>>Graduate from recognized university

    >>>Should be physically fit

    >>>Citizen of India

    >>>This exam is conducted by UPCS twice in a year that is CDS 1 and CDS 2

    >>>Hope so this information helps you

    Thank You[/COLOR]

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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    Dear Friend

    You can apply for the NDA examinations at the age of 16.5 years with minimum qualification 10+2 passed or appearing from a recognized board.

    For CDS exams ,minimum age limit is 19 years and academic qaulification is bachelor's degree from a recognized university.

    The important dates for the year 2013 are over.YOU need to wait for 2014 exams

    Online application is done at www.upsconline.nic.in

    Hope the information helps you .If you have any other query you can leave your message here .

    All the best

    aashisranjan784

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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    HELLO

    You can apply for NDA <national defence academy> after 10+2. The age limit is 16.5 - 19 years.
    After graduation from a recognised university you can appear in CDS <combined defence services> examination.
    The age limit is above 19 years.

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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    HELLO

    You can apply for NDA <national defence academy> after 10+2. The age limit is 16.5 - 19 years.
    After graduation from a recognised university you can appear in CDS <combined defence services> examination.
    The age limit is above 19 years.

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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    your eligible only CDS examination

    CDS stands combined defence academy

    it is conducted by UPSC twice in a year

    CDS wings following services

    Indian Military Academy

    Officers Training academy

    Indian navy academy

    Indian airforce academy

    Eligibility :

    Indian

    Complete Graduation from a recognized university

    age limit between 19 to 25 years

    selection process based on written test , interview & medical test

    NDA stands National Defence Academy

    It is also conducted by UPSC twice in a year

    NDA wings following academies

    Indian Army

    Indian Navy

    Indian Air Force

    Eligibility :

    Indian

    complete 12th stands from a recognized university

    age limit between 16.5 to 19 years

    only unmarried male candidates eligible

    selection process based on written test , interview & medical test

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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    There is an another option for 10+2 PCM (Tech) candidates through which one can enter directly to Indian Military Academy. Age limit falls between 161/2-191/2 years. Month of commencement of course in each year is January and July. One has to apply directly to the Recruitment Directorate in May and November

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    you can apply for NDA after 12th only, and you can apply for CDS after 12th or graduation.
    1> NDA satnds for National Defence Academy.
    2> CDS stands for Combined Defence Service.

    These two exams are conducting by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Two times in a every Year.

    Eligibility Criteria for NDA Exam:-
    ----------------------------------------

    * complete 10+2 with minimum 60% mark with physics & math subject.
    * must be Indian.
    * age limit 16.5-19 years.



    Eligibility Criteria for CDS Exam:-
    ------------------------------------------

    *Should have completed Graduation From Discipline University
    * must be Indian.
    * age Should be between 19-25 years

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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    Hi Friend,

    The Eligibility for NDA:
    Indian Air Force:
    10+2 from recognized University with PCM(Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) with 60% marks
    Age limit is 16.5 to 19 years
    Should be Male
    Should be Indian
    Should be UN Married
    Indian Army:
    10+2 from Recognized University with 60% marks
    age limit is 16.5 to 19 years
    Should be Indian
    Should be Male
    Should be UN Married

    Exam Process:
    Written Exam
    SSB Interview
    Medical test

    For More Details about Fee and all Visit www.upsc.nic.in

    Thank you.,

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    Re: When should I apply for NDA or CDS exams?

    My dear friend.

    As your DOB is 1992 you have gone past the age of 19.

    And you also haven't done Non-Medical in 12th which is mandatory for NDA.

    So i am sorry to say that you are not eligible for NDA.

    Now you are doing your graduation.

    Once you do that you can go for the CDS exam.

    CDS stands for Combined Defense Services.

    It is conducted by UPSC.

    UPSC stands for Union Public Service Commission.

    Remember your age must not exceed 23 years by the time of completion of your graduation.

    It is a mandatory thing for Indian Army after Graduation.

    After the completion of your graduation you can apply for CDS.

    Your eye sight should be 6/6.

    And your Nationality should be Indian.

    That is the main requirement for CDS.

    Apart from that visit the UPSC website for more details:-

    --> http://www.upsc.gov.in

    I hope this information will be helpful.

    Regards
    tanveersandhu.

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