CDS Eligibility Criteria 2015 UPSC CDS Exam Age Limit, Relaxation

CDS Eligibility Criteria 2015

  • Combined Defence Service (CDS) Eligibility Criteria 2015 has been disclosed by the Union public Service Commission (UPSC). Aspirants who are going to apply for CDS must hold the prescribed CDS Exam Age Limit & Educational Qualification.
  • Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is going to conduct the exam of Combined Defence Services (CDS) to recruit the suitable candidates for various posts under Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA).
  • Entire details about CDS eligibility criteria to apply for the Combined Defence Services Exam in well mentioned on this page by the portal,, candidates can check their Age limit and relaxation in the below section.

CDS Eligibility Criteria 2015:


First eligibility criteria place by the UPSC is the nationality cause and the candidates have to strictly hold to the following, the candidate must be a citizen of

  • India
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan

Age Limit, Sex and Marital Status:

The second set of CDS 2015 Eligibility Criteria deals with the candidate’s age, sexual characteristics and marital status and following are to be followed:

Marital status of the candidates Required Age limitations
Candidates aspiring for Indian Military Academy (IMA) and unmarried (males)

Not earlier 2nd July, 1990 and not born later than 1st July, 1995

Candidates interested in Indian Naval Academy (INA) who are unmarried (Male)
In case of Male unmarried candidates opting for Indian Air Force Academy

Not earlier 2nd July, 1991 and not born later than 1st July, 1995

In case of Male married or unmarried candidate applying for Officers training

Not earlier 2nd July, 1989 and not born later than 1st July, 1995

In case of women who are aspiring for officers training academy- unmarried women

Educational Qualification:

Following are the educational qualifications required by the candidate in order to fall under the eligibility criteria of CDS 2015.

  • Applicant’s applying for IMA or officers training academy are required to have any degree of any recognized university or equivalent.
  • Candidates applying for Indian Naval Academy (INA) must have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from any recognized university.
  • Contenders interested in Air Force Academy (ACA) must have degree of any recognized university with physics and math at 10+2 and Bachelors Of Engineering
Find More Related Details
CDS Notification CDS Sample Papers
UPSC Calendar CDS Syllabus
Career Success Tips UPSC Notification

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