Common Defense Services (CDS) Exam 2017

Information about CDS Exam

National Exam
  • UPSC CDS
  • Common Defense Services
  • Information
  • Eligibility
  • Exam Pattern
  • EXAM DATE
    19/10/2016 - 19/10/2016
  • APPLICATION FORM
    08/09/2016 - 08/09/2016
  • RESULT
    12/12/2016

Eligibility

Educational Qualification

  • IMA and Officer’s Training Academy – Candidate needs to have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
  • Indian Naval Academy – Candidate must have done Engineering from a recognized university or institution.
  • Air Force Academy – Candidate needs to have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university (Physics and Chemistry in 10+2) or B. Tech.

Note- Candidates who are appearing the final year, they can also apply for CDS 2017 Examination.

 

Age Limit

CDS 1 2017 Exam Age Limit

  • CDS 1 2016 Exam Age Limit For IMA : Male candidates born not earlier than 2nd Jan 1993 and not later than 1st Jan 1998 only are eligible.
  • CDS 1 2016 Exam Age Limit For OTA : Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 2nd Jan, 1992 and not later than 1st Jan, 1998 only are eligible. 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 Jan, 1992 and not later than 1st Jan, 1998
  • CDS 1 2016 Exam Age Limit For AFA :  20 to 24 Years as on 1st Jan, 2017 i.e. born not earlier than 02 Jan, 1993 and not later than 01 Jan, 1997 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 Yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 02 Jan, 1991 and not later than 01 Jan 1997) only are eligible. Note : Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live out with family.
  • CDS 1 2016 Exam Age Limit For NA : Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd Jan, 1993 and not later than 1st Jan, 1998 only are eligible.

 

CDS 2 2017 Exam Age Limit

  • CDS 2 2016 Exam Age Limit For IMA : Male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1993 and not later than 1st July 1998 only are eligible.
  • CDS 2 2016 Exam Age Limit For OTA : Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 2nd July , 1992 and not later than 1st July , 1998 only are eligible. 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 July , 1992 and not later than 1st July , 1998
  • CDS 2 2016 Exam Age Limit For AFA :  20 to 24 Years as on 1st July , 2017 i.e. born not earlier than 02 July , 1993 and not later than 01 July , 1997 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 Yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 02 July , 1991 and not later than 01 July 1997) only are eligible. Note : Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live out with family.
  • CDS 2 2016 Exam Age Limit For NA : Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July , 1993 and not later than 1st July , 1998 only are eligible.

 

Nationality

Candidate must either
a) India Citizen
b) Bhutan Citizen
c) Nepal Citizen
d) Tibetan refugee who had come in India before 1st January 1962 and must have permanent living prove.

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