CDS Eligibility Criteria 2022 – Check Age Limit and Qualification Here

CDS Eligibility Criteria 2022: The eligibility criteria of CDS has been defined by exam conducting authority, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). CDS eligibility criteria 2022 can have the set of norms in terms of age, nationality and educational qualification. According to CDS eligibility criteria, candidates applying for the examination should be twenty to twenty four years. 

Candidates who have passed graduation or appearing for his or her final year are eligible to use for CDS examination provided they submit a relevant certificate of passing the examination at the time of commencement of course. The detailed CDS 2022 eligibility criteria is provided on this page. Candidates will check CDS eligibility criteria before filling the application form. CDS 2022 examination are going to be conducted soon. Read this article for additional details on CDS eligibility criteria 2022.

Highlights of CDS Eligibility Criteria 2022:

Nationality:
Candidates applying for CDS Exam 2022 should be the Citizen of India, or Candidates from Nepal, Bhutan and Tibetan refugee, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam also are eligible however solely after subject to fulfilment eligibility criteria as the rule of government of India.

Age Limit, Educational Qualification, Sex, and Marital Status:

Courses

Marital Status

Qualification

Age Limit

Indian Naval Academy (NA)

Unmarried

Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution

19 to 24 years

Air Force Academy (AFA)

Unmarried

Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering

20 to 24 years

Indian Military Academy (IMA)

Unmarried

Degree of a recognized University or equivalent

19 to 24 years

Officers’ Training Academy (OTA – Men)

Unmarried and Married

Degree of a recognized University or equivalent

19 to 25 years

Officers Training Academy (OTA – Women, Non-Technical)

Unmarried, Widow and Divo

Degree of a recognized University or equivalent

19 to 25 years

Physical Standard Required for CDS 2022:

Candidates should be physically fit as per the prescribed physical standard by UPSC.

Candidate should be in good physical and sound mental health and free from any disease/disability that may interfere with the efficient performance of duties.

There ought to be no evidence of weak constitution, bodily defects or overweight.

The minimum acceptable height for male candidates is 157.5 cm. for Army, 157 cm for Navy and 162.5 cms for Air Force.

The minimum height of women candidates’ ought to be 152 cm.

For candidates belonging to Gorkhas and hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwali and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height are going to be 5 cm less. in case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height may be reduced by 2 cms.

For women candidates, if pregnancy is detected at any stage once selection at SSB or during coaching can debar the candidates from the grant of commission and cost recovered from the date of joining OTA until the date of debarring on confirmation of pregnancy from military hospital Authorities.

Candidates ought to have a sufficient number of natural and sound teeth. A minimum of 14 dental points are going to be acceptable. when thirty two teeth are present, the whole dental points are twenty two.

Internal examination of the eye are going to be done by means of ophthalmoscope to rule out any disease of the eye. A candidate should have good binocular vision. The colour vision standard are going to be CP-II for Army. A candidate ought to be able to recognize red and green colours.

Visual Standards for Air Force:

Male

Female

Myopia of not more than minus 3.5 D

Myopia of not more than minus 5.5 D

Vision (corrected) better eye 6/6 and worse eye 6/12

Vision(corrected) better eye 6/6, worse eye 6/12

Manifest hypermetropia of not more than plus 3.5 D including Astigmatism

Manifest hypermetropia of not more than plus 3.5 D including Astigmatism.

Visual Standards for Navy:

Uncorrected without glass – 6/12
Corrected with glass – 6/6
Limits of Myopia – 1.5
Limits of Hypermetropia +1.5

ALSO READ: CDS 2022 APPLICATION FORM.

CDS Eligibility Criteria Important Points 2022:

CONDITIONS OF ELIGIBILITY:

(a) Nationality: A candidate must be unmarried and must either be:
(i) a Citizen of India, or
(ii) a subject of Nepal, or
(iii) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii) and (iii) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Certificate of eligibility will, however, not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination provisionally subject to the necessary certificate being given to him/her by the Govt. before declaration of result by UPSC.

(b) Age Limits, Sex and Marital Status :
(i) For IMA—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1999
and not later than 1st January, 2004 only are eligible.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy—Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than
2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2004 only are eligible.
(iii) For Air Force Academy — 20 to 24 years as on 1st January, 2023 i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1999 and not later than 1st January, 2003 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 2nd January, 1997 and not later than 1st January, 2003 only are eligible.

Note: Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live with family out of the premises.
(iv) For Officers’ Training Academy—(SSC Course for men) unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2004 only are eligible.
(v) For Officers’ Training Academy—(SSC Women Non-Technical Course) Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are
eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1998 and not later than 1st January, 2004.

NOTE : Male divorcee/widower candidates cannot be treated as unmarried male for the purpose of their admission in IMA/INA/AFA/OTA, Chennai courses and accordingly they are not eligible for these courses.
The date of birth accepted by the Commission is that entered in the Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract
from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Matriculation/Secondary School Examination or an equivalent examination certificate. These certificates are required to be submitted only after the declaration of the result of the written part of
the examination. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and the like will be accepted. The expression Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate in this part of the instruction includes the alternative certificates mentioned above.
Sometimes the Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate does not show the date of birth, or only shows the age by completed years or completed years and months. In such cases a candidate must send in addition to the self attested/certified copy of Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate a self attested/certified copy of a certificate from the Headmaster/Principal of the Institution from where he/she passed the Matriculation/Secondary School Examination showing the date of his/her birth or exact age as recorded in the
Admission Register of the Institution.
NOTE 1 : Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary School Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the Commission and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
NOTE 2 : Candidates should also note that once a Date of Birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the Commission for the purpose of admission to an Examination, no change will be allowed subsequently or at a subsequent examination on any ground whatsoever.
NOTE 3 : The candidates should exercise due care while entering their date of birth. If on verification at any subsequent stage any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their Matriculation or equivalent examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken against them by the Commission under
the Rules.

(c) Educational Qualifications:
(i) For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai — Degree of a recognised University or equivalent.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy— Degree in Engineering from a recognised University/Institution
(iii) For Air Force Academy—Degree of a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.
Graduates with first choice as Army/Navy/Air Force are to submit proof of Graduation/provisional certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB Interview at the SSB.
Candidates who are studying in the final year/semester Degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply provided candidate should not have any present backlog upto the last semester / year for which results have been declared upto the time of submission of application and they will be required to submit proof of passing the degree examination at the time of commencement of course to reach the IHQ of MoD (Army), Rtg ‘A’, CDSE Entry, West
Block III, R. K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 in case of IMA/SSC first choice candidates and
Naval HQ “DMPR” (OI & R Section), Room No. 204, ‘C’ Wing, Sena Bhawan, New
Delhi-110011 in case of Navy first choice candidates and PO3(A)/Air Headquarters,
‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110
106 in case of Air Force first choice candidates by the following dates failing which their candidature will stand cancelled :
(i) For admission to IMA on or before 1st January, 2023, Indian Naval Academy on or before 1st January, 2023 and Air Force Academy on or before 13th November, 2022.
(ii) For admission to Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai on or before 1st April, 2023.
Candidates possessing professional and technical qualifications which are recognised by government as equivalent to professional and technical degrees would also be eligible for admission to the examination.
In exceptional cases the Commission may treat a candidate, who does not possess any of the qualifications prescribed in this rule as educationally qualified provided that he/she possesses qualifications, the standard of which in the opinion of the Commission, justifies his/her admission to the examination.

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