CDS Eligibility Criteria for 2019 CDS 1 Exam

The following eligibility criteria are as per the official CDS (I) 2019 Notification. For the eligibility criteria of CDS(I) 2019,

Educational Qualifications 

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

Graduates with first choice as Army/Navy/Air Force are to submit proof of graduation provisional certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB Interview at the SSB.

Candidates who are studying in the final year/semester Degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply provided candidate should not have any present backlog upto the last semester/year for which results have been declared upto the time of submission of application and they will be required to submit proof of passing the degree examination at the time of commencement of course to reach the IHQ of MoD (Army), Rtg `A’. 

To Check Official CDS (I) 2019 Notification: Click Here

Physical Standards for Candidates for Combined Defence Services Examination

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination as per guidelines given in the official notification.

Permanent body tattoos are only permitted on inner face of forearm i.e from inside of elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of palm/back (dorsal) side of hand. Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body are not acceptable and candidates will be barred from further selection. An exception is there for tribes with certain customs and rituals.

A candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Candidates who are unfit may apply for Appeal Medical Board (AMB) to be completed within 42 days of SMB and may request for Review Medical Board (RMB) within one day of completion of Appeal Medical Board. 

Height Standards: 

MALE
The minimum acceptable height for male candidates is 157.5 cms. (157 cms for Navy and 162.5 cms for Air Force). 

FEMALE
For Women candidates minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. 

For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwali and Kumaon, the Minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cms. 


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