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    Can I appear for IMA exam being 23 years old?

    Sir, i am the student of b.tech (mech) final semester. My dob is 25 may 1989. Can i eligible to appear ima exam.

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    pappa is offline Senior Member pappa is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Can I appear for IMA exam being 23 years old?

    hello my dear friend....

    There is not a direct exam for i.m.a. But for that you have to go for
    c.d.s. exam

    this is is held twice a year..

    And you can apply for both the times ....the age criteria for this exam is from
    19 to 25yrs

    yes you are eligible for going to i.m.a.

    the other eligibility criteria for c.d.s are

    1.indian citizenship
    2.65% marks in graduation
    3.eyesight 6/6
    4.height 160 cm
    5.no police records
    6.no medical unfitness

    best of luck for your future ...

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

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    afsana is offline Senior Member afsana is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Can I appear for IMA exam being 23 years old?


    if the candidate age is in between 19-24 year who wishes to join IMA through CDS EXAM,unmarried,medically fine in all aspects,fulfill the physical standards,and have degree qualification,without any backlog

    then friend you can try for it.

    for this you need to crack the entrance exam name "COMBINED DEFENSE SERVICE " abbreviated as CDS ,happens to held twice in a year .

    the notification for the examination is usually released in the month of june and october and exam conduct in the month of february and november respectively.

    **scheme of examination=

    all questions are of objective types=english consists 100 marks,mathematics also 100 marks and general knowledge 100 markas,so total of 300 marks

    those who has succeeded in written exam would face the physical fitness test followed by SSB interview

    the notification you will be updated from the website=


    good luck

    thank you

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    venkataprakash is offline Senior Member venkataprakash is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Can I appear for IMA exam being 23 years old?

    Being 23 year old applicant can apply for the Indian Military Academy(IMA) examination but you have to satisfy the Education qualification , Age limits , Marital status , Physical fitness , Nationality as per the notification .

    IMA entry comes under the CDS Examination and this examination is conducted twice in a year by Union Public Service Commission as namely called as CDS I and CDS II .

    Eligibility Criteria for IMA Entry ::

    -->> Applicant must be Citizen of Indian .
    -->> Applicant must have a possessing the degree course of recognized Institution .
    -->> Degree course in any discipline from a recognized Institution .
    -->> Possessing the final year of degree course may also eligible to apply .
    -->> Age must have a minimum 19 years and maximum 24 years .

    This year CDS 2012 examination was already completed and 2013 CDS Exam notification was already out and it is available in the official website of UPSC as well as employment news paper . Check the Employment news paper 10-16 November 2013 .

    As per the notification , the applicant should be unmarried male candidate born not earlier than 2nd January , 1990 and not later than 1st January , 1995 Only are eligible . So as per the notification of official website , you are not eligible to apply for the CDS Examination .

    But you have a chance to apply for the OTA Examination , if you are willing then apply for CDS OTA Examination .


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    cenarocks is offline Senior Member cenarocks is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Can I appear for IMA exam being 23 years old?


    ima stands for indian military academy.

    It is branch of cds exam.


    *-*-a bachelor degree from a recognized university in any stream.

    -*-*age limit is 19-23 years.

    -*-*indian citizen

    cds exam pattern;--

    i hope you understanmd it.

    Thank you........................

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    indianarmyfan is offline Senior Member indianarmyfan is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Can I appear for IMA exam being 23 years old?

    For IMA the age must be between 19 to 24 years then only you can join IMA.

    IMA is Indian Military Academy situated in Dehradun and only graduates are allowed to join the training.

    To join Indian Military Academy you must apply for CDS exam.

    CDS examination is a Combined defence services examination for Graduates .

    So if you want to join IMA then you must start preparing for CDS examination.

    This exam is conducted twice a year and you can apply for this exam through UPSC website http://upsconline.nic.in

    here is a common application form for every UPSC exam and you just have to select the exam for which you are applying.

    The application fee in online form is paid through Bank Challan or Net Banking.

    For more information about IMA you can visit http://joinindianarmy.nic.in

    ou must ensure that you are medically fit before applying for defence exam. Otherwise you will face problem later and will not be allowed to join defence.

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