CDS Eligibility Criteria 2020– UPSC has released the eligibility criteria of CDS 2020 exam. CDS 2020 eligibility criteria includes minimum age limit, qualification, nationality and more. Aspirants must satisfy all the terms of CDS exam eligibility 2020 before filling up the application form. Any applicant who fails to meet the CDS eligibility criteria 2020 will not be able to apply for the exam. CDS 2 Application form will be released on August 5, 2020. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has conducted Combined Defence Services Examination (I) on February 2, 2020. CDS II 2020 will be conducted on November 8, 2020. Read the article to get details of UPSC CDS 2020 Eligibility Criteria
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CDS Eligibility Criteria 2020- Nationality

As mentioned in CDS exam eligibility 2020, Aspirants must possess any of the following nationalities
(a) Indian Citizenship, or
(b) A subject of Nepal, or
(c) A subject of Bhutan, or
(d) A Tibetan refugee who migrated to India before 1 January 1962 for residing permanently in India, or
(e) A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Srilanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or from Vietnam for residing permanently in India.

Candidate applying under categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) must possess a certificate of eligibility, issued by the Government of India.

CDS Eligibility Criteria  2020- Age Limit & Sex

(i) For IMA: Unmarried male candidates born between January 2, 1997 to January 1, 2002

(ii) For Indian Naval Academy: Unmarried male candidates born between January 2, 1997 to January 1, 2002

(iii) For Air Force Academy: Unmarried male candidates age between 20-24 years as on 01 January 2020 (born between January 2, 1997 to January 1, 2001).

  • The upper age limit for applicants holding valid & current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is 26 yrs (born between January 2, 1995 to January 1, 2001).
  • Married candidates above 25 yrs of age are eligible to apply but they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live with family out of the premises

(iv) For Officers’ Training Academy (SSC Course for Men): Male candidates (married or unmarried) born between January 2, 1996 and not after than January 1, 2001.

(v) For Officers Training Academy (SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried Women, issueless widows, and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried can also apply and should have born earlier than January 2, 1996 and not after than January 1, 2001.

Note: Male divorcee/widower candidates should not be treated as unmarried, hence they are not eligible for admission in IMA/INA/AFA courses.

CDS Eligibility Criteria 2020- Educational Qualification

(i) For I.M.A. and Officers’ Training Academy- Candidates must hold a Graduate Degree from a recognized University/ Institute or equivalent.
(ii) For Indian Naval Academy- Candidates must have a Graduate Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/ Institution.
(iii) For Air Force Academy- Candidates must have a Graduate Degree or Bachelor of Engineering from a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level)

Note: Candidates appearing in the final year of Degree course are also eligible to apply.

Physical Standards: Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination (I).

CDS Eligibility Criteria 2020- Physical Standards

Height and Weight Standards (Males)
Height in Centimetres (Without shoes) Weight in Kgs.
18 years 20 years 22 years 24 years
195 77 78 79 81
193 74 76 77 78
190 72 73 74 76
188 70 71 72 74
185 67 69 70 71
183 65 67 67 68
180 63 64 65 66
178 61 62 63 64
175 59 61 62 62
173 57 59 60 61
170 55 57 58 59
168 53 55 57 58
165 52 53 55 56
162 50 52 53 54
160 48 50 51 52
157 47 49 50 51
155 46 48@ 49 50
152 44* 46 47 48
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Height and Weight Standards (Females)

Height in Centimetres (Without shoes) Weight in Kgs.
20 years 25 years 30 years
148 39 41 43
150 40 42 43.5
153 42 43.5 45
155 43 44 46
158 45 46 48
160 46 47 49
163 47 49 51
165 49 51 53
168 50 52 54

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