CDS (I) 2015 Eligibility
Apratim Chatterjee, 15 Nov 2014, #CDS

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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Explain CDS ,how can I pass the examination and what kind of job or scopes in the CDS ?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 19th Nov, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

Union Public Service Commission(UPSC) conducts Combined Defense Services (CDS) Examination twice a year for the recruitment of candidates to transform into officers in different branches of Indian armed forces.

You can read more about it here:

Hope this helps. thank you.

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Sir, I am a final year degree student and i have back papers to complete. Can i still write the CDS exam?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th Nov, 2019

Shilpa, Final year Graduation Candidates who are between 20-24 years can appear for CDS entrance examination. You should just complete all your back logs and your course at the time of counselling and admission. For more information on Physical, Visual standards for the exam, please visit our page at:


Does IIT Delhi is better option for aerospace engineering than other IITs ,if wanted to join IAF through CDS ?

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019
Hello Rohit,
IIT D is one of the best Institute of India and among IITs. So there study and faculties are very good. You may have a great career there. You should take admission and start your journey to go into Airforce.
Good luck

which books are best for cds and afcat?

Apoorva Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

Hello dear student,

I would suggest you to buy a general knowledge book which is that will help you with the GK questions. And then you should buy a book of reasoning and aptitude pictures that will help you to improve your aptitude questions. Why you asking for a book then I would like to recommend you pathfinder CDS it is one of the best books you can and have for the preparation. While for afcat you can buy Aarihant's afcat book for preparation. I hope this was helpful to you.

Best wishes

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