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    Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    sir i have given 3rd year exam just know
    my date oe birth is 17nov 1988
    whether im eligible 4 cds

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    Dear Friend,

    > Sorry, to say but your friend is not eligible for NDA exam because he is 24 years old.

    > Age Limit For NDA: 16 1/2 years to 19 years

    > Eligibility : 10+2 pass

    > Your friend can apply for CDSE after graduation if he wants to join defence services.

    All the Best...

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    hi,
    cds exam stands for combined defence service which is conducted by ups twice in a year.
    cds exam eligblity;-
    1-you must be passed graduation from a recognized university
    2-age limit is 19-25 years.
    3-you must be indian citizen.
    4-you must be physically as well as mentally fit.

    for more;-
    http://upsc.gov.in

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Yes, you can apply for CDS exam.

    Combined Defense Service Exam is conducted by UPSC twice a year for the selection of candidates to the defense forces such as Army, Navy and Air Force.


    Combined Defense Service Exam Age-


    Air Force Academy 19 to 23 years
    Indian Military Academy 19 to 24 years
    Indian Naval Academy 19 to 22 years
    Officer's Training Academy 19 to 25 years.

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    sir i have given 3rd year exam just know
    my date oe birth is 17nov 1988
    whether im eligible 4 cds
    [I]Yes definitely your eligible to apply for CDS ( Combined Defence Service ) Examination .

    But You have reached 24 years , So your Not eligible for Airforce / Navy Academy .. To apply for Airforce and Navy Academy you should be 19 years to 22 years for Navy Academy and 19 Years to 23 years for Airforce Academy .

    At Present you having 24 years your eligible for Army and Officer Training Academy .


    • Marital Status :-

    For Army Academy :- You should be Unmarried Male candidate
    For Officer Training Academy :- Both the Unmarried male and Female candidates are eligible .

    • Physical Standard :-

    The Aspirant should be Physically as well as Medically Fit ..



    CDS Examination Pattern :-

    cdsm.jpg




    Books for CDS Examination :-

    -CDS Examination ( Solved And Practice Papers ) by Jha S N
    -CDS Entrance Examination by Expert Compilations
    -CDS Entrance Examination ( Section wise Solved Papers ) by Arihant Experts
    -CDS Entrance Examination Guide by Datason Rp

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Dear Friend,

    Yes for sure you are eligible for CDS(Combined Defence Service) Exam being a 24 year old candidates.But you can apply for Army wing only as per your age limit.

    About CDS Exam

    CDS Exam is conducted by UPSC to recruit candidates in any one of the following Academies for Pre Commissioned training::

    Age Limit in following Academies::

    Indian Military Academy(19-24 years)

    Officers Training Academy(19-25 years)

    Air force Academy(19-23 years)

    Naval Academy(19-22)

    So you can see clearly that you can apply for Army Wing only through Indian Military Academy & Officers Training Academy.

    Eligibility for IMA & OTA

    You should be a Graduate in any stream from a recognized university

    Age should be in between 19-24 years for IMA & For OTA it should be in between 19-25 years

    Exam Pattern





    Physical Standards


    Important Dates

    For this Academic year both CDS Exam is already conducted.kindly wait for the next year exams.CDS Exam is conducted basically in the month of February and September
    For notifications kindly check the Unemployment news section

    I Hope the information Provided is useful to you.In case of any doubt , kindly feel free to post Again.We are HAPPY to answer

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Hello my friend ,
    For your kind information I would like to tell you that you are eligible for applying only the CDS - I Examination
    of the year 2013 .
    This is because your age lies between the age criteria for the Officer's training Academy
    of the CDS - I Examination going to be held in the years 2013 .

    After the CDS - I Examination you will no longer be eligible to applying the CDS Examinations .
    And you will even be no longer eligible for the OTA ( Officer's training Academy ) .

    So the CDS - I examination of the year 2013 is your last chance for the CDS Examination .
    And through the CDS - I examination of the year 2013 you can enter only the Officer's training Academy
    of CDS and not other Academies because you have become non - eligible for entering other Academies
    through the CDS Examination . The Academies that come under the CDS Examination is -:
    1. IMA( Indian Military academy ) .
    2. Indian Naval Academy .
    3. Air Force Academy .
    4. OTA ( Officer's training Academy) .

    So best of luck for next years CDS - I examination .


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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    sir i have given 3rd year exam just know
    my date oe birth is 17nov 1988
    whether im eligible 4 cds
    Hey friend,

    CDS exam is conducted for candidate to join in :

    >> Indian Military Academy

    >> Indian Navy

    >> Indian Air Force

    >> Officer Training Academy


    Being 24 years old the force for which you can write the CDS exam are that you can join in Indian Military Academy or Officer Training Academy


    Eligibility Needed for IMA & OTA:

    >> You need to be a citizen of India.

    >> You need to be a unmarried male candidate

    >> For OTA both married/unmarried male candidate is eligible for applying

    >> The age limit needed for joining in IMA is that you need to have 19-24 years of age.

    >> For joining in OTA is that you need to have 19-25 years of age.

    >> Education qualification needed for joining in IMA or OTA is that you need to have completed a degree from a recognized university with a fair percentage.

    >> You need to be physically fit while appearing for the exam



    More Details:

    For more info check at www.upsc.gov.in

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Dear friend,
    To apply for CDS you should fulfill the following criteria
    -your age should be between 19-24 years at the time of applying
    -qualification graduate
    -nationality Indian
    -physically and medically fit
    -unmarried
    Once you clear the entrance exam you will be called for SSB interview followed by medical board
    Wish you good luck

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Hello Dear ,

    Yes , you are eligible to CDS exam . The CDS exam is stand for Combined Defence Service exam which conducted by Union Public Service Commission every year twice ( CDS I & CDS II ) joining for Army , Air Force , Navy .

    For Join Army two Scheme which is : IMA , OTA .

    Eligibility For IMA : IMA stand for INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY , throw this scheme candidate are join Army in permanent commission .
    Qualification : Graduation from a recognized university in any stream .
    Age Limit : 19 to 24 year .
    Gender : Unmarried male candidate are apply for this exam .
    Syllabus : English , G.K. , Elementary Math.( Arithmetic , Algebra , Trigonometry , Geometry , Mensuration , Statics ) .

    Eligibility For OTA : OTA stand for OFFICER TRAINING ACADEMY , throw this scheme candidate are join Army in Sort Service Commission .
    Qualification : Graduation from a recognized university in any stream .
    Age Limit : 19 to 25 year .
    Gender : Unmarried female & Unmarried/Married male candidate are apply for this exam .
    Syllabus : English , G.,K. .

    For Join Navy scheme is : NA .

    Eligibility For NA : The NA stand for NAVAL ACADEMY , throw this scheme candidate are join Navy in permanent commission .
    Qualification : B.Sc with physics & Math subject OR Bachelor degree in engineering .
    Age Limit : 19 to 22 year .
    Gender : Unmarried male candidate are apply for this exam .
    Syllabus : English , G.K. , Elementary math. ( Arithmetic , Algebra , Trigonometry , Geometry , Mensuration , Statics ) .

    For joining Air Force scheme is : AFA .

    Eligibility for AFA : AFA stand for Air Force Academy , throw this scheme candidate are join Air Force in permanent commission .
    Qualification : Graduation from a recognized university with physics & math subject at 12th level OR Bachelor degree in engineering .
    Age Limit : 19 to 23 year .
    Gender : Unmarried male candidate are apply for this exam .
    Syllabus : English , G.K. , Elementary math.( Arithmetic , Algebra , Trigonometry , Geometry , Mensuration , Statics ) .

    Selection Process in CDS exam :
    1. Fill online examination form which available on this link : http://upsconline.nic.in/ duration of advertisement of CDS exam ( June / October ) ,
    2. Written exam ,
    3. SSB interview ,
    4. Medical Test .

    Physical Criteria :
    Physical-Requirements(army, air force, navy).jpg

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    yes dear friend,
    if your age is 24 yrs and you wish to join army its not too late.
    you can apply for cds as the age limit for its admission is 19 to 25 years of age for men.
    thank you!!

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Dear Friend.

    -CDS stands for combined defense service.

    -CDS has three wing.

    -There wings and their age limit is given below:-

    -Indian Army age limit is between nineteen to twenty four year.

    -Indian Air Fore age limit is between nineteen to twenty three year.

    -Indian Navy and age limit is between nineteen to twenty two year.

    -In this connection, candidate must be citizen of Indian and Candidate must be physically strong and free from any kind of disease.

    -I think you will understand.

    -Thank You.

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Dear

    Yes You are Eligible to Appear the CDS Exam.But This is This is The Last Chance You have To Apply for The CDS Exam.
    CDS Means Combined Defence Service.
    This CDS Examination is conducting by The Union Public Service commission Two times in a Every Year.

    Eligibility Details for The CDS Exam:-
    The following are the Eligibility Details for The CDS Exam.
    Citizen:- Indian
    Sex:- Males and Females
    Martial Status: Unmarried
    Educational Qualifications:- Graduation
    Age: 19-25 Years.
    This Exam is Conduct for The Recruit The Candidates for The following Sectors
    Indian Army
    Indian Navy
    Indian Air force.
    These are the Eligibility Details
    This Exam Includes Three Papers .Those are as Under
    General Knowledge
    General English
    Elementary Maths
    These are the Details

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Yes, you are applicable for the following exams (considering that you have completed your graduation):

    1. Indian Military Academy (age limit is 19 to 24 years)
    2. Officer's Training Academy (age limit is 19 to 25 years)

    however,you have surpassed the upper age limit of these exams:
    1. Indian Naval Academy (age limit is 19 to 22 years)
    2. Indian Airforce Academy (age limit is 19 to 23 years)

    ALL THE BEST FOR THE FIRST TWO.

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Dear aspirant ,

    You are 24 years old hence you are definitely eligible for CDS exam.


    But you have to complete your graduation otherwise you will not be eligible for CDS exam.


    The age limit for CDS exam is 19 to 25 years of age.


    You have to clear objective type paper and SSB interview if you want to get into the defence as an officer.


    BEST OF LUCK......

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    *** As per your Date of Birth , you are not Eligible for the CDS exam

    Actually , to apply for the CDS exam , Age should be between 19-24 years for ARMY
    Age should be between 19-23 years , for Airforce and Age should be between 19-22 years , for NAVY

    So , You are not eligible for the CDS exam


    Other Ways to join Defence Services : -


    ~~ After completion Your Graduation ,

    1) You can apply for the NCC MEN (If you are Male) and NCC WOMEN (If you are Female) in ARMY

    Your age should be between 19-25 years only


    2) You can apply for the SSC Officer in INDIAN NAVY
    Age should be between 19-24 years
    SSC Officer is Short Service Commissioned Officer



    3) You can apply for the AFCAT exam

    If you are Pursuing Engineering , then you can apply for the AFCAT exam in Final Year also

    The Exam includes 3 branches like ,

    a) Technical branch

    b) Flying branch

    c) Ground duty Branch



    ** Remember For Technical Branch Only , You are eligible

    You are Not eligible for the Flying Branch and Ground Duty branch at this age .





    4) If you are Doing Engineering , then you can apply for the TGC scheme

    TGC - Technical General Course

    Age should be between 20-27 years only





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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Dear Friend,

    I am sorry to say but reviewing your age I found that you are over aged and cannot apply for CDS entry. The max age acceptable for this entry is 25 years at the time of commencement of training and you will cross 25 on 17th of Nov 2013 and so you can't apply for CDS-I 2013 as the training of it will commence in Jan 2014.

    Regards...

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Hello my dear friend.....


    Yes you are eligible for the c.d.s. Exam.....
    The eligibility criteria for c.d.s. Exam are:

    >>>65% MARKS IN GRADUATION

    >>>AGE 16.5 TO 19yrs

    >>>HEIGHT 160cms

    >>>EYESIGHT 6/6

    >>>PHYSICAL FITNESS

    >>>MEDICAL FITNESS

    >>>INDIAN CITIZENSHIP

    >>>UNMARRIED

    >>>MALE


    Best of luck.....

    Happy to help you...........................

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    sir i have given 3rd year exam just know
    my date oe birth is 17nov 1988
    whether im eligible 4 cds


    Dear Aspirant...

    Yes, but only Army post because Army age eligibility criteria 19 to 25 years and you can apply only

    Army post and You can give this examination and You must be prepare well and than give you crack

    easily CDS examination.You can give CDS examination .You can doing 8 hour study and than give

    you defincalty crack easily.Some eligibility criteria are given below.

    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA :-

    ** You must be graduate any discipline university.

    ** You must be indian citizenship.

    ** You must be prepare well than give CDS exam.

    ** Your age limit should be 19 to 24 years.

    ** You any streams student than apply Army post.

    CDS has 3 wings are

    1.Navy

    2.Air force

    3.Army

    EXAM PATTERN :-



    GOOD LUCK

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Yes you are elligible for cds exam conducted by upsc twice in a year.please see other eligibility requirements needed to write cds.

    1.a graduate or final year candidate from a recognized university in any discipline can write cds.

    2.age must be within 19 years to 25 years.

    3.male female both require to be unmarried indian citizen.

    So you are elligible for cds.

    Thank you,

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Yes , you can apply for CDS (Combined Defence Service). But you have only year or two attempts because you are being 24 years old and CDS maximum age limit is 25 years. Only you can join OTA (Officers Training Academy) through CDS because you are being over age. For army ,air force , navel academy only unmarried candidates can apply but for OTA both married and unmarried can apply. You have graduate degree form any recognised University. You are indian citizen. Now application forms are availbale you can apply online in net. For apply or get more information plz visit www.upsc.gov.in

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Hello,
    As you have mentioned you want to face CDS exam.
    Definetly you are eligible for CDS exam.
    CDS stand for Combined defence academy.
    CDS exam is conducted by UPSC twice in a year.
    Eligibility for CDS exam:-
    You must have pass or appear in graduation final year exam
    You must be Indian
    You have no any criminal background
    You must be physically fit
    Age for Army,Navy and Air Force are respectively 24,22 and 23.
    So,you are only eligible for Army wing.
    Exam pattern for CDS:-
    (1)English-2 hours,100 marks
    (2)Generalknowledge-2 hours,100 marks
    (3)Math-2 hours,100 marks

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Hello

    CDSE-Combined Defense Service Examination.

    It is a entry in all three wings of defense.
    Indian Air Force.
    Indian Navy.
    Indian Army.

    Entries in all three wings of defense is through four academy.

    IMA-Indian Military Academy
    Entry in Indian Army.
    Age limit for IMA is 19 to 24 years.

    OTA-Officer Training Academy.
    Entry in Indian Army.
    Age limit for OTA is 19 to 25 years.

    AFA-Air Force Academy.
    Entry in Air Force.
    Age limit for AFA is 19 to 23 years.

    NA-Naval Academy.
    Entry in Navy.
    Age limit for NA is 19 to 22 years.

    All ages are at the time of commencement of the course,not at the time of applying.

    www.upsc.gov.in

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    Re: Am I eligible for CDS being 24 years old?

    Hai friend.........

    yeah,you are eligible to apply CDS exam being 24years old.

    CDS stands Combined defence services.It is organized by National union public service commission every year two times.

    CDS has four wings such as,

    1.IMA(Indian Military Academy).

    2.IAF(Indian Air Force Academy).

    3.INA(Indian Navial Academy).

    4.OTA(Officer Training Academy).

    Eligibility Criteria::
    ----------------

    ->you should complete the graduation from recognized university.

    ->you should belongs to India.

    ->Age Limit::

    -IMA::19 to 24years.

    -IAF::19 to 23 years.

    -INA::19 to 22years.

    -OTA::19 to 25 years.

    ->you should be unmarried.

    ->you should have a good phyisc and mental ability.


    **as per above age limit you are only eligible to two wings such as IMA and OTA.

    hope this info will help you....

    All the best,,,,,,,,,

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