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Eligibility For UPSC's C.D.S Examination

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UPSC has announced dates for C.D.S (Combined Defence Services), the exam will be conducted on 9th February, 2014.

Eligibility for C.D.S Exams

UPSC has made certain guidelines for the eligibility criteria, which are as follows:

a. Nationality:

A candidate must either be-

  1. a citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Bhutan, or 
  3. a subject of Nepal, or
  4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the first January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or 
  5. person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories 2, 3, 4 and 5 above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. This certificate is not necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal.

b. Age, Sex and Marital Status:

For IIMA:

unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1991 and not later than 1st January, 1996 only are eligible.

For Air Force Academy:
unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd January, 1992 and not later than 1st janruary, 1996 only are eligible.

For Officer's Training Academy:

(SSC Course for Men) : Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 2nd January, 1990 and not later than 1st January, 1996 only are eligible.

(SSC Women Non-Technical Course): Unmarried women, issue less widows who have not remarried and issue less divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1990 and not later than 1st January, 1996.

Note:

1. Male divorcee/widower candidates are not treated as unmarried males for the purpose of their admission in IMA/INA/AFA courses and accordingly they are not eligible for these courses.

2. Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/higher Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of application will be accepted by the commission and no subsequent request for this change will be considered or granted.

3. Candidates should also note that once the Date of Birth has been claimed by them and entered in the records of the commission for the purpose of admission for the examination, no change will be allowed subsequently or at a subsequent examination on any ground whatsoever.

4. Candidates should exercise due care while entering their date of birth. If on verification at any subsequent stage any variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their Matriculation or equivalent examination certificate, disciplinary action will be taken against them by the commission under the rule.

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