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CDS Exam Eligibility

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CDS Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for CDS exam, candidates need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria.

Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status

For Indian Military Academy (IMA), unmarried candidates

For Indian Naval Academy (IMA), unmarried male candidates

Candidates applying for Air Force Academy should be between 20 to 24 years    

For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for men), unmarried male candidates

For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course), candidates should be unmarried .

Educational Qualification

For IMA and Officers’ Training Academy, candidates must be a graduate.  

For Indian Naval Academy, candidates must have a degree in Engineering from a recognised university.

For Air Force Academy, a degree with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering is necessary.

Physical Fitness

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to CDS exam.

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