CDS Eligibility 2017 - Candidates who wish to apply for CDS 2017 are advised to read the eligibility criteria to ascertain their age and educational qualification as required for joining as commissioned officers in Army, Navy and Air Force. Candidates must fulfil the CDS eligibility criteria 2017 as asked by examination authority Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). As per the eligibility criteria of CDS 2017 applicant must be minimum of 20 and maximum of 24 years of age and must have degree from a recognised University or equivalent.
Latest: CDS 1 Application Form 2017 is available from November 9.
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Candidates, who have yet to pass their degree examination, will be eligible only if they are studying in the final year of degree examination. Those candidates have to submit the final year degree examination at the time document verification during selection through CDS 2017.
According to examination authority UPSC, only those candidates will be considered for the selection process who fulfils the eligibility criteria of CDS 2017. The application form of CDS I 2017 will be available from November 9 to December 2, 2016. Candidates can check detail of CDS 2017 eligibility criteria from this page.
Highlights of CDS Eligibility 2017
A subject of Bhutan or Nepal
Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
Person of Indian origin but migrated from Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam. These candidates are only eligible if they have the intention of permanently settling in India
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (other than India citizen) shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Certificate of eligibility will, however, not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination provisionally subject to the necessary certificate being given to him/her by the Govt. before declaration of CDS 2017 result by UPSC
CDS 2017 Eligibility - Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status:
Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status
Indian Military Academy (IMA)
Indian Naval Academy (INA)
Air Force Academy (AFA)
Officers Training Academy (OTA - SSC Course for men
Age: Candidates must be born not before July 2, 1992 and after July 1, 1998
Marital Status: Married or Unmarried
Officers’ Training Academy —(OTA SSC Women Non-Technical Course)
Age: Must be born not before July 2, 1992 and not later than July, 1998
Sex: Unmarried women and issueless widows
Educational Qualifications for CDS 2017:
CDS 2017 Branches
IMA. and Officers’ Training Academy
Degree from recognised University or equivalent
Indian Naval Academy (INA)
Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution
Air Force Academy
Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering
Physical standard required for CDS 2017:
Candidates must be physically fit as per the prescribed physical standard
Candidate must be in good physical and sound mental health and free from any disease/disability that can interfere the efficient performance of duties
There should be no evidence of weak constitution, bodily defects or over weight
The minimum acceptable height for male candidates is 157.5 cm. for Army, 157 cm for Navy and 162.5 cms for Air Force
For Women candidates’ minimum acceptable height is 152 cm
For Gorkhas and candidates belonging to hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwali and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cm less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2cms.
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