CDS Eligibility Criteria
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                                                     CDS Eligibility Criteria 

       Category    Age    Gender                                                                            Marital Status
Indian Military Academy (IMA)19 – 24 YearsMaleUnmarried
Indian Naval Academy (INA)19- 22 YearsMaleUnmarried
Air Force Academy19- 23 YearsMale<25 years unmarried or >25 years married or not.
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for Men)19- 25 YearsMaleMarried or Unmarried
Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course)19- 25 YearsFemaleUnmarried Women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible.

CDS  Educational Qualification

All the candidates should have completed their Graduation or should be appearing for the final year degree examination. The individual educational qualification required for each institution is discussed below.

I.M.A. and OTA: Degree of a recognized University or equivalent.

Indian Naval Academy (INA):  Degree in Engineering from a recognized university/institution.

Air Force Academy: Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Note: The candidates who are in the final years of their Degree Course and have yet to pass the final year Degree examination are also eligible to apply.

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