cds eligibility

What is CDS Eligibility Criteria?

cds online coaching As you are planning to join Indian Army, Navy & Air Force after graduation by clearing CDS Written Exam, SSB Interview & Medical fitness test, then you must check all of the eligibility criteria laid down by UPSC & Indian Army, Navy & Air Force. For your ease, we have summarized all important details like qualification, age, percentage, Physical & Visual Standard below.

Nationality

Age

Note: The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent.

Exclusive dates Range for CDS I April 2023

Wing Born not earlier than Born not later than Course commencing Date
IMA 2nd January, 2000 1st January, 2005 Jan, 2024
INA 2nd January, 2000 1st January, 2005 Jan, 2024
AFA 2nd January, 2000 1st January, 2004 Jan, 2024
OTA (Male) 2nd January, 1999 1st January, 2005 April, 2024
OTA (Female) 2nd January, 1999 1st January, 2005 April, 2024

Exclusive dates Range for CDS II Sep 2023

Wing Born not earlier than Born not later than Course commencing Date
IMA 2nd July, 2000 1st July, 2005 July, 2024
INA 2nd July, 2000 1st July, 2005 July, 2024
AFA 2nd July, 2000 1st July, 2004 July, 2024
OTA (Male) 2nd July, 1999 1st July, 2005 October, 2024
OTA (Female) 2nd July, 1999 1st July, 2005 October, 2024

Qualification

Note: Graduates with first choice as Army/Navy/Air Force are to submit proof of Graduation/provisional certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB Interview at the SSB.

Final Year Students - Candidates who are studying in the final year/semester Degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply.

Marital Status

Physical Standard

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination as per guidelines.

Note: These concessions are not applicable for Air Force.

Physical Conditioning: Prospective candidates are advised to keep themselves in good physical condition by following the under mentioned routine :—

Visual Standard

Visual Standards for Army

Male Female
Vision (corrected) better eye 6/6 and worse eye 6/12 Vision(corrected) better eye 6/6, worse eye 6/12
Myopia of not more than minus 3.5 D Myopia of not more than minus 5.5 D
Manifest hypermetropia of not more than plus 3.5 D including Astigmatism Manifest hypermetropia of not more than plus 3.5 D including Astigmatism.

Visual Standards for Navy

Visual Standards for Indian Air Force