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CDS 2017 eligibility Criteria, Age limit, Educations qualification


Applicants who wish to apply for UPSC’s CDS (I) examinations should take note that the online applications are being filled at the moment. The last date of filling these applications is 5th December 2014.

CDS 2017 eligibility Criteria

The courses that are open for vacancies for the CDS 2017 are Indian Military Academy, Air Force Academy, Naval Academy and Officer’s Training Academy.  Each of these have different sets of eligibility, age criteria and Education requirements.

CDS 2017 Age Criteria:

  • Indian Air Force Academy: Applicants born after 2nd January 1992 and before 1st January 1996.
  • Indian Naval Academy: Applicants born after 2nd January 1992 and before 1st January 1997.
  • Indian Military Academy: Applicants born after 2nd January 1992 and before 1st January 1997.
  • Officer’s Training Academy: Applicants born after 2nd January 1991 and before 1st January 1997.
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CDS 2017 Educational Requirement:

  • Indian Air Force Academy: Bachelors in Engineering or Degree in Physics and Mathematics.
  • Indian Naval Academy: Degree in Engineering from recognized university/institute.
  • Indian Military Academy and Officer’s Training Academy: Degree from recognized University or equivalent.

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All applicant should be able to submit proof of their educational qualification on the day of the interview. Those applicants who have yet to complete their education and are still in their final year should produce marksheet of the least examinations.



  1. my DOB is 14 aug 1994 am i eligible for CDS 2017 for iMA?

  2. sir,
    i am undergraduate.
    so, can i apply for cds exam.

  3. md shahrukh hussain

    sir i have given the exam of 3rd year am i eligible for the upcoming exam of cds

  4. Sushil kumar sahu

    sir… i completed in the subject of chemistry and math..and my DOB 27/09/94 h kya m eligible hu airforce k lye …..
    please reply..

  5. sir,
    are there any relaxation in age for catagory wise ….please guide me

  6. sir mai CDS exam dena chahta hu aur mai up board se BA kr rha mera 2nd yr h kya BA krke mai CDS ya AFCAT de sakta hu pls inform kre

  7. sir BA baad mai CDS ya AFCAT intrence exam de sakta hu plz inform kijiye

  8. Onkar Korade & Swapnil Kashid

    Actually sir we are in the degree Third year mechanical engineering. So can we appear for this exam?

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