Combined Defence Service or CDS is a civil service exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to recruit the officers in Navy, Air Force, and India Army. Abundant candidates take participate in this civil service exam every year, but only a few of them get selected for further processes which are conducted by the Service Selection Board (SSB). The candidates can take participate in this exam for twice in a year i.e. in February and November respectively.
In other words, the Combined Defence Service 2019 exam will be conducted to recruit the officers for the Army, Air Force, and Navy that would be further train to the below-enlisted academia:
- Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai
- Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
- Air Force Academy, Hyderabad
- Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
Attempting the Combined Defence Service exam having a goal to clear it on the first try would be quite tough. But if you would know about the entire eligibilities and tactics, you would able to qualify it even in the first attempt. Knowing about the eligibilities in term of age, no. of attempts, syllabus, exam pattern would help the candidates to get their preparation process easier.
CDS 2019 Eligibility Criteria
The following eligibilities should be considered by all interested candidates
- Candidates should be: A citizen of India or a subject of Nepal, Bhutan
- Candidates may be Tibetan refugee who came over to India for permanent settlement before January 1, 1962.
- Candidates should be from the Indian origin migrated from Malawi, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, East African Countries of Kenya, and Ethiopia or Vietnam, intending to stay in India.
- For all male candidates: Divorcee/Widower male candidates will not be considered unmarried. They have to satisfy the eligibility norms as well.
- For all women candidates: Issue less or divorce women candidates will not endow to get married again if they want to become CDS officer. They have to satisfy the eligibility norms as well.
- For Air Force Academy or AFA candidates: These candidates should have a degree from a recognized university with mathematics and Physics as main subjects in higher secondary or Bachelor of Engineering.
- For Indian Naval Academy or INA candidates: These candidates should have a degree in Engineering from a recognized university or institution.
- For Indian Military Academy or IMA candidates: These candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
- For CDS (Combined Defence Service) exam, candidates can be from any stream but for entry to Air Force and Navy, candidates should have studied physics and maths up to Class 12 (Higher Secondary)
- Candidates are still awaiting for their degrees also eligible to compete. These candidates will be required to submit the proof of passing the examination by a date to be specified in the Commission’s Notice for the Examination.
- Air Force Academy: A candidate should have an age between 20-24 as on July 01 2019. Moreover, a candidate must be born before July 01, 1995 and not later than July 01, 1999.
- Indian Naval Academy: A candidate should be born earlier than 1995 and not later than July 01 2000.
- Indian Military Academy: A single male Candidate should be considered which should not be born before July 02, 1995 and not later than July 01, 2000.
The physical standard required for CDS
- The Candidates should be physically fit as per the prescribed physical standard by UPSC.
- There should be no defeats on his body, weak constitution, or overweight.
- The height of the male candidates should be 157 cm for Navy, 157.5 cm for Army, and 162.5 cms for the Air Force. Moreover, the candidates belong to Gorkhas and the hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwal and Kumaon, then the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cm less. Moreover, the candidates belong to Lakshadweep, then the minimum required height can be reduced by 2 cms.
- The height of the female candidates should be 152 cm.
- For women candidates, if pregnancy is detected at any level after selection at SSB or for the duration of training will debar the women from the grant of commission and cost recovered from the date of joining OTA until the date of debarring on the affirmation of pregnancy from Military Hospital Authorities.
- Candidates will not endow to get married during the training process. Moreover, all the unmarried candidates should be below 25 years of age and married should be above 25 years of age. The Married candidates will not give any accommodation and not endow to live with their family.
- Internal examination of the eye will be done also with the help of ophthalmoscope to know about any disease of the eye. Therefore, a candidate must have good binocular vision. The color vision standard will be CP-II for Army and a candidate should be able to recognize green or red colors.
- The Candidate has to be in fine physical and sound mental fitness and must be free from any disability or disease, thereby they can perform very well during their duties.
- A candidate must have a sufficient number of natural teeth. The fact is that the minimum of 14 dental points will be eligible or acceptable. In a case, when 32 teeth are present, then the total dental points are 22.
Eligibility for Visual Standards for Air Force
- For Male candidates, the Vision for (corrected) better eye 6/6 and for worse eye 6/12 while for female candidates, the Vision for (corrected) better eye 6/6 and for worse eye 6/12.
- For Male candidates, myopia should not be more than minus 3.5 D and for female candidates, the Myopia should not be more than minus 5.5 D.
- For Male candidates, the manifest hypermetropia should not be more than 3.5 D and for female candidates, the manifest hypermetropia should not be more than 3.5 D.
Eligibility for Visual Standards for Navy
- For all male and female candidates, the vision for uncorrected without glass is 6/12, the vision for corrected with glass is 6/6, Limits of Myopia is -1.5, and the Limits of Hypermetropia is +1.5
- Filling up CDS (Combined Defence Service) application form
- Candidates are required to fill up the application form for the same by way of online-only because offline applications are not accepted anymore. To fill up the CDS 2019 exam, the candidates should get the official web portal of UPSC. The candidates can click on the following link to get direct downloading of the Combined Defence Service 2019 application form. Moreover, follow the following steps to get your application form downloaded.
- Click on the official website of UPSC named as https://upsconline.nic.in/.
- Click on the option showing Online application for various examinations of UPSC link. Once done, you would realize that there are two parts of the registration process and you will need to complete both. For Part-I, click on the link shown next to it and continue the process. Then, move to Part-II for registration. Moreover, the candidates need to upload scanned image of signature and photograph (The file size must not be more than 40 kb and not less than 3 kb also in JPEG format).
- Finally, click on the submit button. For all successful applications, a successful submission will generate on your registered email id.
Admit card for CDS exam 2019
The fact is that admit cards for CDS I and CDS II are mandatory. For this, the candidates need to download these by way of the official web portal of Combined Defence Service. To download admit card, the candidates have to follow the following steps:
- Open the official web portal of UPSC, then log in to the registered credentials
- Navigate to Combined Defence Service admit card link 2019 and click on it and enter the required details.
- Click on the submit button. Once done this, you will able to get your admit card downloaded.
Hence, cracking Combined Defence Service 2019 is not a complicated task. One should have to do hard work to get the results. Every candidate should know about the eligibility criteria.
Hence, you should able to make their study plans accordingly. The first step that should be done by every participant in the civil service exam is to know whether he is eligible for participating in the exam or not.
If you have planned to participate in Combined Defence Service or CDS 2019 exam, then you should first check the eligibilities to attempt this civil service exam that is prescribed by the UPSC. If you are eligible, then start preparing for the same.
Thus, if you would follow proper criteria to crack Combined Defence Service exam 2019, then you would crack it even in a first attempt.