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Eligibility For Combined Defence Services Exam


The eligibility conditions of CDS Examination conducted by the UPSC are explained as under :

(A) Age-limits
19-24 Years Indian Military Academy
19-22 Years Naval Academy
19-23 Years Air Force Academy
19-25 Years Officers Training Academy
(B) Educational Qualifications
IMA & OTA Degree of a recognized University or equivalent
Naval Academy B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg
Air Force Academy B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg

Candidates appearing at the degree or equivalent examination also eligible to compete. Such candidates will be required to submit the proof of passing the requisite qualifying examination by a date to be specified in the Commission’s Notice for the Examination.

Physical Requirements for CDS

Candidates must be physically fit according to the Regulations specified in the Commission's Notification for further details, click on

Exam Pattern for CDS