Eligibility Details for UPSC CDS Exam: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conduct exam for the recruitment of COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (I), [INCLUDING SSC WOMEN (NON-TECHNICAL) COURSE] for various courses in Indian Military Academy, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy. Exam details are given below:-
A candidate must be either:
(a) A citizen of India, or
(b) A subject of Nepal, or
(c) A subject of Bhutan, or
(d) Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the Examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after, the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/ her by the Government of India.
Age Limit: –
|S. No.||Name of Academy||Age Limit|
|1.||Indian Military Academy||Born not earlier than 02-01-1995 and not later than 01-01-2000. (Unmarried male candidates)|
|2.||Indian Naval Academy||Born not earlier than 02-01-1995 and not later than 01-01-2000. (Unmarried male candidates)|
|3.||Air Force Academy||Age between 20-24 0n 01-01-2019(Born not earlier than 02-01-1995 and not later than 01-01-1999) (Unmarried male candidates)|
|4.||Officers’ Training Academy||Born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2000. (Unmarried & married male candidates)|
|5.||Officers Training Academy||Born not earlier than 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2000. (Unmarried male candidates)|
(i) For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy— Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy—Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution.
(iii) For Air Force Academy—Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.
NOTE: – Those candidates who are in final year’s degree courses and have yet to pass the final year degree examination are also eligible to apply.
Physical Standard: – Candidates must have to be physically fitted according to physical standards of Combined Defence Services Examination.