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Age limit For Joining Army through CDS

CDS is the graduate level entry exam for  Indian Armed Forces.  It is conducted by UPSC (Union Public  Service Commission) twice a year. Every year lakhs of defence aspirants prepare to crack CDS but only few are able succeed in doing so as the number of vacancies are limited and competition increases with more applicants coming on round to become officer in Army, Navy and Air Force via CDS.


Especially for Joining Army through CDS there has been a special tendency as for Short Service Commission candidates look out for becoming officer in Indian Army after graduation or just appearing in last year of graduation.


Many at times candidates come up with the relevant question of Age Limit For Joining Army Through CDS. So typically in this blog we shall answer towards it in detail.


How To Join Indian Army via CDS

To join Indian Army as an officer (SSC) a candidate needs to prepare and appear for Indian Military Academy (IMA). Only male candidates are eligible for it. Female candidates can only apply for Officers Training Academy (OTA).

·         For IMA (male candidates) Age Limit is 19-24 years of age.

·         For OTA (female & male candidates) Age Limit is 19-25 years of age.


CDS IMA (Army) Educational Qualification

For IMA and OTA, candidates need to have a UG degree from a university or an equivalent degree from a recognized university or college.


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