CDS (I) 2015 Eligibility
Updated on Nov 15, 2014 - 5:18 p.m. IST by Apratim Chatterjee

CDS (I) 2015 Eligibility – UPSC has declared eligibility of Combined Defence Services (CDS (I)) 2015 Exam. It is the exam conducted by UPSC for selecting candidates for admissions to various courses including IMA Dehradun, INA Ezhimala, Air Force Academy Hyderabad and OTA Chennai.

CDS (I) 2015 is scheduled to be held on February 15, 2015. 


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CDS (I) 2015 Eligibility Criteria – Applicants need to check eligibility criteria before applying CDS (I) 2015 Application. Check below for detailed information on CDS (I) 2015 Eligibility Criteria.

Nationality – A candidate may be considered eligible for CDS (I) 2015, if he/she is –

  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 with intention of settling permanently in India
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, The United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawai, Zaire, Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanent settlement in India

Age Limits – Applicants applying for IMA, INA, Air Force Academy and OTA need to check their respective age limit criteria as given below –

  • IMA and INA– Unmarried Male candidates born between January 2, 1992 and January 1, 1997
  • Air Force Academy – Unmarried male candidates born between January 2, 1992 and January 1, 1996
  • OTA – Candidates (both male and female) born between January 2, 1991 and January 1, 1997

Educational Qualifications – Candidatesappearing for CDS (I) 2015 Exam for IMA, INA, Air Force Academy and OTA need to have following respective educational qualification to be considered eligible.

  • IMA and OTA – Graduation Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or recognized equivalent institution
  • INA – Degree in Engineering from a recognized University or equivalent institution
  • Air Force Academy – Graduation Degree from a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level)/Bachelor of Engineering

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Hello Sir , i had been completed my graduation with open degree which is comes to under kakatiya university .Can i eligible to apply for CDS Exam ... Please inform me sir..

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 19th Jan, 2020


see open university student who have completed their graduation in any discipline may appear in cds exam.

you have not mention your graduation course or stream. if you dont belongs to bachelor in electrical engineering or bachelor courses in physics or mathematics you may apply for below mention post,

Indian Military Academy

Officers’ Training Academy (OTA)

Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course)


I am currently doing my graduation in Economics and also I am a girl. Will there be constraints for me to pass the CDS exam?

thomas joy 19th Jan, 2020

Hi there,

Here are the eligibility criteria for CDS exam

  • Women candidates can only apply for Officers Training Staff or OTA
  • Final year graduate or gradutes can apply for the exam
  • Minimum age is 19 years and for OTA maximu age is 25
  • Candidate should have good mental and physical health
  • 200 mcq questions in OTA section
  • English and General Knowledge is asked.

Hope this will help you.

All the best, Thank you


Sir, can I give CDS exam?. I am a student of BE(fire engineering) .

Akram Khan 1st Jan, 2020


The educational qualification for eligibility to Central defense service exam that is CDS exam is

The candidate should be graduate or appearing in the final year of the  same is eligible to apply for CDS exam.

So if you are in final year of your graduation you can apply to this exam.


cds ke peper main math kis class ki rahti hai

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 31st Dec, 2019
Mathematics paper consists of questions from arithmetic, algebra, mensuration, geometry, trigonometry and statistics. Some best books for CDS Mathematics are Arihant Pathfinder, Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Verma, Mathematics for CDS by RS Aggarwal. You can check the syllabus here-
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difference between nda syllabus and cds syllabus

niharika cherry 29th Dec, 2019

Hi Divy!

NDA and CDS have different similitudes however are not one in something very similar. NDA is for the 10+2 level, CDS is for graduation level. NDA test is for national guard institute and CDS is for IMA and OTA. The fundamental contrast is that CDS must be given by graduates. So coming to syllabus NDA has 10+2 level syllabus and CDS has graduation syllabus.

Hope this helps.

All the best!

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