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    Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    I wish to join the air-force. My date of birth is 8-11-1990. As it is evident I'll be completing my 22 years in a few days. I wish to know whether i can apply for the CDS 2013 during my running age of 23??
    i am confused as to whether I'll be eligible for the CDS exam as in the notification a range of date-of-births is mentioned. And i fear whether my date of birth wold fall within this range or not.

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Friend,Please note that CDS Examination is conducted for recruitment into: Indian Army Indian Navy Indian AirforceAt the age of 23 years, you will be able to get appear for Indian Army and Airforce because the required age limits are: 19-24 years for army 19-23 years for airforce 19-22 years for navyApart from the above mentioned requirements, it is also needed to be Indian citizen and unmarried. Also physical fitness is needed.CDS Examination in held two times in a year. Union Public Service Commission is entrusted the job to conduct CDS Examination. UPSC publicised the notification for CDS Examination on http://upsc.nic.in and also on Employment News and other leading newspapers.WISH YOUR BRIGHT FUTURE

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    yes brother you can give the exam of cds if you want to join air force the age limit for the air force is 19 to 23 year
    for military the age limit is 19 to 24 year
    the age limit fore the naval Academy is 19 to 22 year

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Hi,

    cds exam stands for combined defence service is conducted by upsc twice in a year.

    You are eligible for cds exam.

    Cds exam is conducted into following wings;

    indian military academy

    officer training academy

    navel academy


    air force academy



    eligibility;

    - graduation from a recognized university.

    age limit;-

    for ima;-
    19-24 years.

    For ota;-
    19-25 years,

    for navel academy
    19-23 years.

    For air force
    19-22 years.

    *****indian citizen

    for more information;-
    visit the official website.


    thank you..........................

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Dear
    Yes You are Eligible to Appear The CDS Exam
    Actually You said That Your age is 23 Years.So At This age You are Eligible to Appear 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.For This Examination The Following are The Eligibility Details

    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.
    These are The Eligibility Details for The CDS Exam.
    Sector Wise Age Details for The CDS Exam.
    For The Indian Army:19-24 Years
    For The Indian Navy:19-22 Years.
    For The Indian Air Force:19-23 Years


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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Hi Aspirant

    Yes you are eligible for the combine defence services exam

    At the age of 22 and you can write the exam

    So you should not worry about your age for the exam

    As you are fully eligible for the exam

    Education Required for the CDS Exam :

    > The Applicant should be pass in graduation from a recognized university

    > The Applicant should have physics and maths as subjects at 12th level for Air force and Indian Naval

    > The Final year applicants can also apply for the exam


    Age Limit :

    > IMA 19-24

    > Indian Naval 19-22

    > Indian Air force 19-23

    > OTA 19-25


    Nationality :

    > Indian

    Number of Attempts :

    > No Limit

    Best of luck

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Dear aspirant at the age of 23 years you can apply for cds(combined defence service exams)beside the age you are to follow:-

    1.cds is conducted by upsc twice in a year.

    2.to apply a candidate is require to be a graduate or final year degree candidate from a recognized university in any discipline.

    3.the candidate's age must be within 19 years to 25 years.

    Primarily you are to stress above points then if you ned more to know you can visit the official website of upsc.

    Thank you,

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    • Yes, definately you can Join the Indian Air force through the Combined defence services (CDS) examination.
    • The age limit to Join Indian air force for this exam is 19 years to 23 years as on 1st january or 1st july succeeding the year of examination.
    • For this examination, there is no age relaxations is provided to you.
    • You must have bachelor degree of science i.e b.sc in physics & or mathematics or graduate in engineering.
    • Nationality should be Indian.
    • This examination is conducted twice every year.

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Dear Friend,

    Considering your age, you are not eligible of AIR wing of CDS I 2013 exam. But you can apply for India Army as the age for doing so is 24 yrs in case of IMA(Indian Military Academy) and 25 yrs in case of OTA(Officer Training Academy).

    Regards...

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?



    Hi,
    well, you surely can apply for the CDS but this might be your last chance too as you are on the verge of crossing the upper age limit.
    I present you some vital information about CDS:

    Eligibility Details for CDS

    1.Citizenship: Indian

    2.Sex: Males and Females both are eligible

    3.Marital Status:Unmarried

    4.Educational Qualifications:Graduation

    5.Age:19-25 Years.

    For The Indian Army:19-24 Years
    For The Indian Navy:19-22 Years.
    For The Indian Air Force:19-23 Years

    Go for it!

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Hi Friend......

    CDS stands for Combined Defense Service

    This Examination is Conducted by Union Public Service Commission

    Age Limit For CDS Examination : -

    For Indian Military Academy - The Minimum age is 19 years and the max age is 24

    For Officers Trainy Academy - The Minimum age is 19 years and the max age is 25 years

    For Navel Academy - The Minimum age is 19 years and the max age is 23 years

    For Air Force Academy - The Minimum age is 19 years and the max age is 22 years

    all the best.......

    Regards......
    Tash

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Dear aspirant,

    Yes you are eligible for CDS exam if you are 23 years of age. The age limit for different academy varies but you are eligible for CDS exam.

    For Naval Academy the age must be between 19 to 22 years.

    For Air force academy the age must be between 19 to 23 years.

    For IMA age must be between 19 to 23 years.

    For OTA age should be between 19 to 25 years.

    So you are still eligible for CDS exam as you are below 25 years of age. If you are not eligible for Air force and Navy then you will be eligible for Army through CDS exam.

    You can apply for CDS exam through UPSC website when the notifications are out.

    The notification usuallu come out twice in a years in May/June and November/December.

    You must be a Graduate to apply for CDS exam. You have to pass objective paper , SSB interview and Medical examination to join the training for officer.

    After training you will become a officer in defence.

    BEST OF LUCK...

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Hi friend

    You can get the job at this age this is the extreme edge of the Age limit of the defence service so you can eligible for the exam One thing you have to give importance on the last date of the 23 years which you will get the in the Importance notes in the CDSE exam , apart from this You will get the other guide lines in the Eligibliity requirements

    The Indian candidates can apply for the this exam This CDSE exam is the one of the good exam this exam is conducted by the upsc government The candidates or aspirants who want to apply for the exam have to fill online application form in the official website of upsc

    Some of the eligibility conditions of the exam are and also physical conditions are

    ->The aspirants should complete the Graduation from the recignized college or any other college which is recognized by the government

    ->The candidates have the age limit in the range of 19-24 years.

    ->You should have In the graduation you should scored the minimum 60%.
    and you should complete the graduation and intermediate with Maths and physics

    ->you must have the maths and the physics in the senior secondary education and also scored the 50% in these subjects.


    Apart from the above said conditions The Physical conditions

    ->Your height should be minimum 157 cm.

    -Your weight co-releated with the height.

    -Your eye sight should be normal

    -Your blood pressure should be normal

    Examination subjects

    General awareness

    Maths

    Aptitude test

    History

    The candidates who will get the job in this area have good salary and good working conditions so candidates have to choose the this opportunity and brighten their life

    Thank you.

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Yes,surely upto 25 years of age you can apply for CDS entrance examination.It is a upsc examination .You can easily appear since you are graduate .It is a very good exam and very competitive so you must try hard for the exam and do well in it for getting into the exam .Just check all details and fill form online at upsconline.nic.in

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Dear,es you are eligible for the combine defence services exam

    At the age of 22 and you can write the exam

    So you should not worry about your age for the exam

    As you are fully eligible for the exam

    Education Required for the CDS Exam :

    > The Applicant should be pass in graduation from a recognized university

    > The Applicant should have physics and maths as subjects at 12th level for Air force and Indian Naval

    > The Final year applicants can also apply for the exam


    Age Limit :

    > IMA 19-24

    > Indian Naval 19-22

    > Indian Air force 19-23

    > OTA 19-25


    Nationality :

    > Indian

    Number of Attempts :

    > No Limit


    Hi,
    well, you surely can apply for the CDS but this might be your last chance too as you are on the verge of crossing the upper age limit.
    I present you some vital information about CDS:

    Eligibility Details for CDS

    1.Citizenship: Indian

    2.Sex: Males and Females both are eligible

    3.Marital Status:Unmarried

    4.Educational Qualifications:Graduation

    5.Age:19-25 Years.

    For The Indian Army:19-24 Years
    For The Indian Navy:19-22 Years.
    For The Indian Air Force:19-23 Years



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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Quote Originally Posted by ayub View Post
    I wish to join the air-force. My date of birth is 8-11-1990. As it is evident I'll be completing my 22 years in a few days. I wish to know whether i can apply for the CDS 2013 during my running age of 23??
    i am confused as to whether I'll be eligible for the CDS exam as in the notification a range of date-of-births is mentioned. And i fear whether my date of birth wold fall within this range or not.

    Dear Aspirant...

    Yes, you can apply CDS examination after graduation and you must be prepare well than crack easily

    you can give CDS examination Twice in a year and You must be get good marks in graduation is a

    good than give CDS exam.CDS stand for Combined Defence Service.CDS exam is conducted by UPSC.

    You must be graduate than apply CDS examination and some eligibility are given below .

    ELIGIBILITY :-

    ** You must be graduate any discipline university .

    ** You must be Indian Citizenship.

    ** You can give CDS examination Twice in a year.

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

    ** If you want join navy and Air force so you must be Science stream student 12th standard

    than you eligible for in this wings.

    ** If you want join Army so you any stream student no problem.

    ** You must be prepare well in this exam than get a best job.

    EXAM PATTERN :-



    GOOD LUCK

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    DEAR FRIEND.

    You can apply for CDS at the age of 23 years but you will
    not be able to join all the three strems of defence services.

    Following criteria is needed to apply for CDS

    1. You should be graduated from a recognised university.
    2) You should be unmarried.
    3) You should be citizen of India.
    4) Only male candidate can appply.
    5) Age limit is in between 19 to 22 years for Navy, 19 to 23
    years for Air Force, 19 to 24 years for Army.


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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    CDS stands for Combined Defense Serice Examination.UPSC will hold the CDS exam twice a year.

    This CDS exam contains different wings namely

    Indian Military academy(IMA)

    Air force Academy

    Indian Army

    Indian Trainee academy.(ITA)

    For IMA and ITA your age should in between 19-25 years.

    For air force academy your age should in between 19-24 years.

    For Indian Army you must have the age in between 19-23 years.

    You must complete the graduation from any recognized university.


    So you can go for CDS examination.

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    dear friend,

    CDS STANDS FOR combined defence services


    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR CDS EXAM IS GIVEN BELOW:



    Age Limit';


    19-24 Years Indian Military Academy

    19-22 Years Naval Academy

    19-23 Years Air Force Academy

    19-25 Years Officers’ Training Academy]



    Educational Qualification;

    • IMA & OTA- Degree of a recognized University or equivalent

    • Naval Academy- B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg

    • Air Force Academy- B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg


    Candidates who are appearing for the examination are also eligible



    all the best...

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Dear aspirant, you can apply for the CDS examination at the age of 25 years, so you are eligible to apply for the same, if you like to apply for the CDS exanination then you should apply for OTA and IMA because these are the academies you can apply after the 23 years of age as the age requirement for them are as follows 19 to 25 for OTA and 19 to 24 for IMA. You only need to have graduation with you, you should not have any criminal records, you should always be an indian by nationality, you need to be physically and mentally fit to apply for the same. Selection procedure for the same is as follows - written test, SSB interview and medical examination are the procedure. For more details log on to www.upsc.gov.in Thank you.

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Quote Originally Posted by ayub View Post
    I wish to join the air-force. My date of birth is 8-11-1990. As it is evident I'll be completing my 22 years in a few days. I wish to know whether i can apply for the CDS 2013 during my running age of 23??
    i am confused as to whether I'll be eligible for the CDS exam as in the notification a range of date-of-births is mentioned. And i fear whether my date of birth wold fall within this range or not.
    Hey friend,

    Yeah you can apply for the CDS Exam with a age of 23 years as you are satisfying the needed age limit for the exam

    For joining in IMA the age limit needed is 19-24 years

    For joining in Indian navy it is 19-22 years

    For joining in Indian Air force you need to have 19-23 years

    In the case of joining in Officer Training Academy you need to have 19-25 years of age

    There are certain other criteria's which are needed to be satisfied along with the age limit in order to apply for the CDS exam and they are:

    ## The candidate appearing for the exam must have a Citizenship in India

    ## The education qualificaiton needed is that the candidate must haev completed a degree from a recognized university fro joining in IMA and OTA

    ## In the case of joining in Indian Navy means you need to have completed a degree in Engineering

    ## For joining in Indian Air Froce you need to haev completed a degree with Physics and Mathematics as subjects

    If you satisfy them all then you can apply for the CDS Exam

    ALL THE BEST

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Yes,you can join CDS at the age of 23.
    The age limits for CDS exam are-
    1)For IMA-
    19-24 years.
    2)For OTA-19-25 years.
    3)For Naval Academy-19-23 years.
    4)For air force-19-23 years.

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    CDS Stands Combined Defence Academy

    CDS exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission twice in a year

    CDS exam conducted following services

    Indian Military Academy

    Officers Training Academy

    Indian Navy Academy

    Indian Air Force Academy

    Eligibility :

    IMA / OTA : Any degree from a recognized university

    Indian Navy Academy : B.Sc with Physics & Maths OR Engineering degree from a recognized university

    Indian Air Force : Any degree from a recognized university & 12th stands with PCm

    Age limit :

    IMA : 19 to 24 years

    OTA : 19 to 25 years

    Indian Navy Academy : 19 to 22 years

    Indian Air Force Academy : 19 to 23 years

    Selection Process :

    written Test

    SSB Interview

    Physical Test

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    As per the Age limit of the CDS exam to join in Airforce (19-23 years) , you are Eligible for the CDS exam .

    So , no need to worry .

    Generally , CDS exam will helds two times in every year by UPSC .

    To apply for the exam , you should have completed Graduation from any Descipline university

    cds - pjc.jpg




    Selection Process :-
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    1) written exam

    2) interview

    3) medical test




    Exam syllabus :-
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~

    1) general knowledge - 100 marks (120 questions)

    2) general english - 100 marks (120 questions)

    3) elementary maths - 100 marks (100 questions )




    Good luck

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Hello

    Before coming to any sort of conclusion,you need understand some basic theories.
    The all three wings of the defence generally follow three stage selection process(two stage for NCC,some entries foe engineers,few for law graduates).
    1)Entrance exam.
    2)SSB interview.
    3)Medical fitness.

    Now the age limit for applying in navy is 19 to 22,for air force is 19 to 23,for army is 19 to 24.
    But all must be at the time of commencement of the course.

    It takes 1 complete year to complete all three stage of selection process,hence it is necessary to apply when you have 1 extra year in hand for applying.

    Now through CDSE,there are two entries for army,IMA(Indian Military Academy),OTA(Officers Training Academy)-the age limit for IMA is 19 to 24,for OTA is 19 to 25 years(both at time of commencement of the course).Now your age is 22 years and 4 months,you can definitely apply for both IMA and OTA,as when the course will begin your age will be 23 years 4 months,which is done with both IMA and OTA.

    But with entry for air force is AFA(Air Force Academy)-the age is 19 to 23 years(at the time of commencement of the course).Now your age is 22 years 4 months,when the course will begin your age will be 23 years 4 months,not done.

    Again entry for navy through CDSE is NA(Naval Academy)-the age is 19 to 22 years(at the time of commencement of the course).Now your age is 22 years
    months,here you are already out of consideration.

    BEST OF LUCK.

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Age Limit to join army is as:
    Indian Military Academy 19-24 years
    Air Force Academy 19-23 years
    Naval Academy 19-24 years
    Officers’ Training Academy 19-25 years (not before 2 June)

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Dear Friend,

    Yes, of course you can apply for CDS(Combined Defence Service) Exam at the age of 23 years.However you are eligible for only Army & Air force as for Navy age required is 19-22 years.

    About CDS 2013

    CDS Exam is conducted to select candidates for Defence Services and is conducted by UPSC Twice a year as CDS-I & CDS-II
    Through CDS you will be recruited in any one of the Following training academies::

    Indian Military Academy

    Officers Training Academy

    Air force Academy

    Naval Academy(Not Eligible)

    Eligibility

    IMA & OTA

    You should be a Graduate in any disciple from a recognized University

    Age Limit is 19-24(IMA) years & 19-25 (OTA) years

    AFA

    You should be a Graduate in any disciple with Physics & Maths as compulsory subjects in 12th

    Age limit is 19-23 years

    Exam Pattern



    Physical Fitness Parameters



    Selection Procedure

    Written Exam ==>>SSB Interview==>>Medical Test==>>Fitness Test

    Important Dates

    25/05/2013 is the Notification Date

    24/06/2013 is the last Date to Apply

    08/09/2013 is the CDS-II Exam Date

    For more information Visit::http://upsc.gov.in/

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    Re: Can I apply for CDS at the age of 23 years old?

    Yes, You are eligible for the CDS exam. There are the following details about the CDS examination.

    The CDS examination stands for the Combined Defense services. And the examination held in the twice a year. and the examination conducted by the upsc.

    There are following eligibility for the CDS examination.

    You should have a degree from recognized university.

    Your age limit should be between 19 to 25 years.

    You should have an Indian Citizenship.

    Only un-marrieds are eligible for the CDS exam.

    There are following eligibility for the different - different streams.

    FOR IMA ( Indian military Academy) : Your age limit should be between 19 to 24 years.

    FOR OTA ( Officers Training Academy) : Your age limit should be between 19 to 25 years.

    FOR IAA ( Indian airforce Academy) : Your age limit should be between 19 to 22 years.

    FOR INA ( Indian naval academy ) : Your age limit should be between 19 to 23 years.

    You can also visit the UPSC official website for more details.

    www.upsc.gov.in

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