UPSC CDS Eligibility Criteria 2018

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 07 Dec, 2018 13:02 IST

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UPSC CDS 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality:

  • Be an Indian citizen or
  • A subject of Nepal, or Bhutan, or he/she has a Tibetan refugee who came to India before 01 January, 1962 for the purpose of permanent settling in India.
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan,  Srilanka, Malawi, Zaire, East African, Burma, countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia,  Ethiopia and Vietnam with the purpose of permanently settling in India.

Age Criteria:

Indian Military Academy

18-23 Years

Naval Academy

18-23 Years

Air Force Academy

20-24 Years

Officers’ Training Academy

18-24 Years

Gender and Marital Status:

  • IMA and For Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates who are born not earlier than January 2, 1995 and not later than January 1, 2000 will be eligible.
  • Air Force Academy:  Candidates should be between the age group of 20 and 24 years as on January 1, 2019 i.e. the candidate who are born not earlier than January 02nd, 1995 and not later from 1st January, 1999 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e. the candidates who are born not earlier than January 2, 1993 and not later than January 1, 1999 will be eligible.
  • For Officers' Training Academy (SSC Course for men): Male candidates who are (unmarried or married) born not earlier than January 2, 1994 and not later than January 1st, 2000 will be eligible.
  • For Officers' Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): 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 January 2, 1994 and not later than January 1, 2000.

Educational Qualifications:

  • I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy: Candidates should have a graduate degree from any recognised University or equivalent.
  • Indian Naval Academy: Candidates should have a Graduate Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution.
  • Air Force Academy: Candidates should have a Graduate Degree from any recognised University (having Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.
  • Graduates with first choice as Navy/Army/Air Force must submit the proof of graduation on the date of commencement of the SSB Interview at the SSB.
  • Candidates who are pursuing their final year/semester of Degree and are yet to pass the final year degree exams can also apply.
  • Candidates who are carrying professional and technical qualifications, which are recognised by government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees, would also be eligible for the examination. They are required to submit passing proof of the degree exams by the prescribed date.

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