UPSC announces CDS 2016 Examination 1 Results on May 3
Urvashi Dalal, 04 May 2016, #CDS

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the result of Combined Defence Services (CDS) 2016 Examination 1 in the afternoon of May 3, 2016. As per the official results data, a total of 8411 candidates have qualified for the Service Selection Board (SSB), Ministry of Defence interview rounds. The result of CDS 2016 has been declared in online mode only, where the student can check the shortlist in the form of roll numbers.

The test was conducted by UPSC on February 14, 2016, for admissions to Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Indian Naval Academy, Kerala,  Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course, Officers Training Academy, Chennai, Officers Training Academy, Chennai, and Women Non-Technical Course.

Click here to check CDS 1 Results 2016

UPSC will also declare the cutoff of CDS I 2016 after the final result of the Defence Services Examination. CDS 1 Cutoff 2016 will be regarded as the eligibility criteria for CDS 2016 SSB Interviews, and only those candidates who meet the cutoff for CDS 2016 SSB will be called in for interviews at the scheduled boards.


While the written exam was conducted by UPSC, the Interview will be conducted as scheduled by Service Selection Boards (SSB) of the Defence Services located at Allahabad, Bhopal and Bangalore.

Through the process, the UPSC has announced to fill a total of 457 vacancies for five courses – Indian Military Academy Dehradun (200), India Naval Academy Ezhimala (45), Air Force Academy Hyderabad (32), Officers Training Academy (for Men) Chennai (175) and Officers Training Academy (for Women) Chennai (05).

UPSC conducts CDS twice a year for selecting the candidates in India Defence Services, including Army, Naval Force and Air Force. CDS II will be conducted on October 23, 2016, on the similar test pattern and selection procedure.

First published on May 3, 2016

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I want to apply for Air force Academy but they have mentioned that the candidate applying should not be late than 1st January 2000 and my DOB is 8th January 2000 . What should I do ?

Parvathi Ramachandran 10th Dec, 2019

Greetings !!

You may apply for this post !! Kindly note that Air force Academy mentioned that the candidate Date of birth should not be prior to 1.1.2000. Since you have born on 08.01.2000, after the specified date, you may proceed for application. If any age issue is there, you won't be able to submit application. If your able to submit the application successfully, you can assure that you are with the age limt. Star preparing for exams. If any doubts, pls feel free to ask.

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can i join cds after lasik laser eye treatment ?

Saishree Shirodkar 10th Dec, 2019


If you have undergone a L.A.S.I.K treatment 1 year before medical examination before the age of 20. You can get a post in a technical field like Aeronautical engineer, Basic air staff, ground duty officers, an officer in medical IAF and also in IAF- pilot flying aircraft and helicopters. Your eye axial length must be less than 25.5 mm and your residual corneal thickness should be more than 450 microns.

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I had got 53 %in 12 class .can I give paper of CDS

KUNAL LANJEWAR 6th Dec, 2019


The minimum eligibility criteria for appearing the paper of CDS exam 2020 as per the rules of UPSC are that-

1. The person should have age ranging from 19 to 24 years

2. The person must be a citizen of India

3. The person must have completed his graduation.

So, the percentage of 12th doesn't matters. The only thing is that you should satisfy the above minimum requirements.

For more details about CDS exam, you may visit the link given below:

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can diploma holder apply for this !?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 6th Dec, 2019
You can't appear for CDS Examination until you have a graduate degree from a recognized university. Being a diploma holder, you are unable to apply for CDS. You must be a graduate first. However, final year graduation students can apply. Beside this, there are other criteria also like applicants age should be within 20-24 years.
Check the CDS eligibility criteria here-

Is civil engineering graduation eligibe for I. N. A of CDS

Avishek Dutta 4th Dec, 2019
Indian Military Academy (IMA)

Age:19 to 24 years

Qualifications:Degree of a recognized University or equivalent

Indian Naval Academy (NA)

Age:19 to 24 years

Qualifications:Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/Institution

Air Force Academy (AFA)

Age:20 to 24 years

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

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