Union Public Service Commission Combined Defence Services Exam [UPSC CDS]

UPSC CDS 2017 Eligibility

Exam Date : 19th November 2017 To 19th November 2017
Result Date : 19th January 2018

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Eligibility Criteria for UPSC CDS:

In order to be eligible in UPSC CDS, a candidate should clear the following criteria's so that he can apply for the examination.

  • Nationality:
    A candidate must either be:
       1. A citizen of India.
       2. A subject of Bhutan.
       3. A subject of Nepal.
       4. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
       5. A 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 and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

    Provided that a candidate belonging to categories 2, 3, 4 and 5 above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
    Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gurkha subjects of Nepal.
  • Educational Qualifications:
    For IMA /OTA: A degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
    For Indian Naval Academy:  Bachelor of Engineering.
    For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10 +2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering
  • Age:
    For IMA: Unmarried male candidates between 19-24 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.
    For Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates between 19-22 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding; the year of examination
    i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.
    For Air Force Academy: Unmarried male candidates between 20-24 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination
    i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.
    For Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for men):  Male candidates (married or unmarried) between 19-25 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination  i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1994 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.
    For  Officers  Training  Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible.
    They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1994 and not later than 1st January 2000.
  • Physical Standards:
    Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination, 2017 as per the guidelines.

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What is the age limit for the SSC course for men?

Asked By: Nihal Shetty,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Male candidates (married or unmarried) should be between 19-25 years as on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1994 and not later than 1st January 2000.

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Eligibility Criteria for Age in UPSC CDS 2017

Asked By: Jugal Mehta,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • For IMA: Unmarried male candidates between 19-24 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.
    For Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates between 19-22 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding; the year of examination
    i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.
    For Air Force Academy: Unmarried male candidates between 20-24 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination
    i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.
    For Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for men):  Male candidates (married or unmarried) between 19-25 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination  i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1994 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.
    For  Officers  Training  Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible.
    They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1994 and not later than 1st January 2000.
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Eligibility Criteria for Nationality in UPSC CDS 2017

Asked By: Mohan das,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

A candidate must either be:
   1. A citizen of India.
   2. A subject of Bhutan.
   3. A subject of Nepal.
   4. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
   5. A 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 and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

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Eligibility Criteria for Education in UPSC CDS 2017

Asked By: Deepali Bhat,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

For IMA /OTA: A degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
For Indian Naval Academy:  Bachelor of Engineering.
For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10 +2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering

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QEligibilty Criteria

What is the eligibility criteria for writing the UPSC CDS exam 2017?

Asked By: Prakash Kumar,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Nationality:
A candidate must either be:
   1. A citizen of India.
   2. A subject of Bhutan.
   3. A subject of Nepal.
   4. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
   5. A 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 and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories 2, 3, 4 and 5 above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Certificate of eligibility will not, however, be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gurkha subjects of Nepal.

  •  Educational Qualifications:
    For IMA /OTA: A degree from a recognized University or equivalent.
    For Indian Naval Academy:  Bachelor of Engineering.
    For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10 +2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering
    • Age:
      For IMA: Unmarried male candidates between 19-24 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.
      • For Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates between 19-22 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding; the year of examination
        i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.
        For Air Force Academy: Unmarried male candidates between 20-24 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination
        i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.
        For Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for men):  Male candidates (married or unmarried) between 19-25 years on 1st January or 1st July of the year succeeding the year of examination  i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1994 and not later than 1st January 2000 only eligible.
        For  Officers  Training  Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible.
        They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January 1994 and not later than 1st January 2000.
      • Physical Standards:
        Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination, 2017 as per the guidelines.
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QUPSC CDS 2017 Age Limit

What is the age limit for the UPSC CDS exam?

Asked By: Ojin M,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The age limit for the UPSC CDS exam is as follows: -

For IMA: Unmarried male candidates between 19-24 years on January 1st or July 1st of the year succeeding the year of examination i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than 1st January 2000 are eligible.
For Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates between 19-22 years on January 1st or July 1st of the year succeeding; the year of examination i.e. born not earlier than January 2nd, 1995 and not later than January 1st, 2000 are eligible.
For Air Force Academy: Unmarried male candidates between 20-24 years on January 1st or July 1st of the year succeeding the year of examination
i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January 1995 and not later than January 1st, 2000 are eligible.
For Officers Training Academy (SSC Course for men):  Male candidates (married or unmarried) between 19-25 years on January 1st or July 1st of the year succeeding the year of examination  i.e. born not earlier than January 2nd, 1994 and not later than January 1st, 2000 are eligible.
For  Officers  Training  Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarriedwomen, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than January 2nd, 1994 and not later than January 1st, 2000.

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What are the educational qualifications for UPSC CDS 2017?

Asked By: Preetesh Roy,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

1. For IMA /OTA: A degree from a recognised University or equivalent.

2. For Indian Naval Academy:  Bachelor of Engineering.

3. For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10 +2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering

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QUPSC CDS 2017 citizenship

Can a citizen of Nepal apply for UPSC CDS 2017?

Asked By: Ram Bahadur ,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

A candidate attending UPSC CDS 2017 must either be:

 1. A citizen of India.

 2. A subject of Bhutan.

 3. A subject of Nepal.

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What are the Educational Qualifications required to attend the UPSC CDS 2017 exam?

Asked By: Saif Khan,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Educational Qualifications for UPSC DS 2017 are as follows:

1. For IMA /OTA: A degree from a recognised University or equivalent.

2. For Indian Naval Academy: Bachelor of Engineering.

3. For Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10 +2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

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Who sets the Physical Standards for the eligibility tests for UPSC CDS exams?

Asked By: Ameer Ismail ,
A Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Physical Standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination are set by the Board themselves while fulfilling all the necessary requirements for the Defence Services substantially.

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