CDS (Combined Defense Service)

CDS represents Combined Defense Services, applicants who desire to be a part of Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Indian Air Force Academy should apply for Combined Defense Services Examination. CDS test is directed twice in a year by UPSC (Union Public Services Conducted), competitors who have cleared CDS composed test will be called for a meeting by Service Selection Board (SSB) and the selected applicants will be named with separate preparing institutes.




  • Candidates that are qualified ought to be either-
  • a Citizen of India,
  • a subject of Bhutan,
  • a subject of Nepal,
  • a Tibetan outcast who came to India before January 1, 1963, with the goal of for all time settling in the nation, or
  • an Indian beginning who has moved from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire or Vietnam with the aim of settling down in India for all time

Age Limit

Age rule for various organizations is as given underneath

Institution Age Limit
Indian Military Academy 18-23 Years
Maritime Academy 18-23 Years
Airforce Academy 20-24 Years
Officer’s Training Academy 18-24 Years

Sex and Marital Status

Note: The Commission will only acknowledge confirmation of Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in an endorsement perceived by an Indian University as identical to Matriculation or a concentrate from Register of Matriculates kept up by a University.

IMA: Unmarried male applicants are qualified to apply who are born before January 2, 1995, and not after January 1, 1999.

Indian Naval Academy: Only Unmarried male applicants conceived before January 2, 1995, and January 1, 2000, can apply.

Airforce Academy: Male Candidates ought to be conceived between January 2, 1995, and January 1, 1998. For candidates having a substantial and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA, India, the upper age limit is loose up to 26 years. These applicants ought to be conceived between January 2, 1993, and January 1, 1998. Candidates must be unmarried in the event that they are underneath 25 years old while wedded candidates over 25 years old are likewise qualified to apply.

Officer’s Training Academy (SSC Course for Men): Married or Unmarried applicants ought to be conceived between January 2, 1994, and January 1, 2000, so as to be qualified for this course.

Officer’s Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried ladies, widows who have not remarried and divorced people who have not remarried can apply just for this course. Applicant ought to be conceived between January 2, 1994, and January 1, 2000.

Instructive Qualification

Scholastic capabilities for different foundations are-

I.M.A. what’s more, Officers’ Training Academy-Degree from a perceived University or identical.

Indian Naval Academy—Degree in Engineering from a perceived University/Institution.

Airforce Academy-Degree of a perceived University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 dimension) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Students, who have proficient and specialized capabilities that are perceived by the legislature as comparable degrees are likewise qualified.

Competitors who are showing up for the qualifying test of a Degree course can likewise apply gave they don’t have any present excess up to the last semester and can submit required records at the season of affirmation.