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    Can a 22 year old female engineering graduate appear in CDS exam to join Indian Defence Services? What is the procedure for same?

    i am interested in joining indian defence services. i am a girl, my age is 22. i completed my electronics engineering from nagpur university. can i appear for the cds exam? are there any other criterias? please can you tell me the procedure?

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    Re: Can a 22 year old female engineering graduate appear in CDS exam to join Indian Defence Services? What is the procedure for same?

    You can appear but you can only apply for OTA through CDS.
    You being female candidate are eligible for Officer Training Academy.
    The minimum qualification required is Graduation pass from any stream and age limit permitted is 19-25 years.
    OTA comes under Indian Army and you will be selected for Short Service Commission of 14 years.
    CDS exam is conducted twice a year by UPSC. You can check the website of UPSC to get next year CDS registration tentative dates.2013 CDS I and CDS II are already over so you need to wait for next year.

    As you are B.E ECE,you are also eligible for AFCAT Technical Branch.
    AFCAT is conducted twice by Air Force and it is the only entry scheme in Airforce for women.
    The age limit is 18-28 years and qualification required is B.E/B.Tech with above 60% marks.

    You can check the website of Indian Air Force to knwo about AFCAT upcoming dates of registration and applying. at www.careerairforce.nic.in

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    Re: Can a 22 year old female engineering graduate appear in CDS exam to join Indian Defence Services? What is the procedure for same?

    Dear Friend

    Being a girl ,you are quite keen to join the defense and serve for the country .Its really good and I will appreciate you for this.

    The acronym CDS stands for the Combined defense Services .It gives you chance to join the different academies of defense at bachelor's degree level.It is also conducted by the UPSC twice every year.

    The eligibility criteria for this exam is :

    1.Academic requirements and age criteria :

    For Indian Military academy:

    >>Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

    >>Age limit :19-24 years

    For Indian Naval academy

    >>Bachelor's degree in any stream of engineering or technology from a recognized university.

    >>Age limit :19-22 years

    For Indian Air force academy:

    >>Bachelor's degree in any discipline with mathematics and physics at 10+2 is compulsory.

    >>Age limit :19-23 years

    For Officer's training academy:

    >>Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

    >>Age limit :19-25 years

    So with bachelor's degree in electronics and age 22 years ,you can apply for the CDS examinations at the www.upsconline.nic.in when the registration starts.

    Note: Both unmarried male and female candidates can apply for the exam.

    The important dates for the CDS I exam in 2014 is :

    Date of notification:02/11/2013

    Last date of receiving application:02/12/2013

    Date of written test:09/02/2014

    Examination pattern:


    Best institutes for preparation:

    >>Cavalier India

    >>Olive Greens

    >>Minerva academy

    >>Disha academy

    Note: You must be physically and mentally fit and satisfying the physical requirements.

    For any more details please visit www.upsc.gov.in

    Hope the information helps you.If you have any more query you can leave your message here .

    All the best for your career.

    aashisranjan784

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    Re: Can a 22 year old female engineering graduate appear in CDS exam to join Indian Defence Services? What is the procedure for same?

    It is nice that you want to join defense services after graduation having a girl candidates.

    You have to apply CDS Exam which is c conducted by UPSC twice in a year.

    CDS exam stands for combined defense services to join following;-

    >>Indian military academy

    >>Navel Academy

    >Air force Academy

    >>Officer training academy

    Education Qualification

    >>Graduation from a Indian recognized university

    >>Age limit is 19-25 years.

    >>You must be citizen of India.

    >>You must be physically as well as mentally fit.

    You have to clear the following stages;-

    a written exam, SSB Interview

    Physical and medical test

    All the best...........

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    Re: Can a 22 year old female engineering graduate appear in CDS exam to join Indian Defence Services? What is the procedure for same?

    Yes

    you can apply for the CDS exam at the age of 22 years.

    ELIGIBILITY FOR THE CDS EXAM IS

    1.Candidate should have atleast graduate degree from a recognized university
    2.age of candidate must lies in between :-

    --For Indian Army:- 19-24 years
    --For Air Force:- 19-23 years
    --For Navy :- 19-22 years
    --For Officer Training Academy(OTA):- 19-25 years


    3.you must be Physically fit
    4.you must be Indian
    5.You must be unmarried.

    So you are eligible for the CDS exam.

    For more http://www.upsc.gov.in

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    Re: Can a 22 year old female engineering graduate appear in CDS exam to join Indian Defence Services? What is the procedure for same?

    Hey

    Yes female candidates can apply for the CDS exam.
    But you can apply for the OTA (Officer Training Academy) through the CDS exam.
    For this you must have a graduate degree from a recognized university in any stream and your age must lies in between 19-25 years.
    You must be Indian and unmarried.
    You must be physically as well as mentally fit.
    You are now of 22 years so you can apply for the CDS exam.

    Thank you.

    for more http://www.upsc.gov.in

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    Re: Can a 22 year old female engineering graduate appear in CDS exam to join Indian Defence Services? What is the procedure for same?

    Hello

    Combined Defense Service Examination.

    IMA-Age-19 to 24 years
    Qualification-Graduation from any stream

    OTA-Age-19 to 25 years
    Qualification same as IMA

    AFA-Age-19 to 23 years
    Qualification-Graduation from any stream with physics and maths in 10+2

    NA-Age-19 to 22 years
    Qualifications-B.SC(Physics and Maths) or engineering degree

    Eligibility For Boys and Girls

    IMA-Only Boys
    OTA-Both boys and girls
    AFA-Only boys
    NA-Only boys

    CDSE conducted twice in a year.
    Conducted by UPSC
    www.upsc.gov.in

    CDSE offers permanent commission to Air force,navy,army.
    But only to boys,girls have short service commission in army.

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    Re: Can a 22 year old female engineering graduate appear in CDS exam to join Indian Defence Services? What is the procedure for same?

    My Dear Friend ...


    Yeah

    Of Course you are eligible to appear for the exam

    Because you are a 22 years old aspirant

    So your age is in the limit of the " Actual Required Age limits "

    The eligibility is as follows ---


    You must have attained a minimum of " Bachelor Degree " from a recognized university

    You must be an Indian Citizen

    The final year candidates are also eligible to appear for the exam


    For AIR FORCE ACADEMY --- ( 19 -23 ) years

    For Naval Academy --- ( 19- 22 ) years

    For Officer Training Academy --- ( 19- 25 ) years

    For Indian Military Academy --- ( 19-24 ) years ..




    For IMA & OTA ----- Degree from a recognized university or Equivalent

    For Naval Academy & Air force Academy --- B.Sc with Physics or mathematics or Bachelor in Engineering



    ALL THE VERY GOOD LUCK

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    Re: Can a 22 year old female engineering graduate appear in CDS exam to join Indian Defence Services? What is the procedure for same?

    Yes,a girl can also join defence services by giving CDS exam between age of 19-24 years after her graduation. CDS is held twice a year.

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    Re: Can a 22 year old female engineering graduate appear in CDS exam to join Indian Defence Services? What is the procedure for same?

    dear aspirant,


    yes, you can apply for CDS exam being a female 22 years graduate in electronics Engineering. CDS exam is conducted by UPSC twice in every year. being a girl candidate you can only apply for OTA exam and you can't apply for IAF, INA,IMA through CDS.

    OTA stands for Officers Training Academy. for OTA you need graduation in any discipline from recognized college or university. your age should be within 29 years to 25 years.

    you should be physically and mentally fit for CDS exam.

    there is no relaxation in age for any category.

    you should be Indian Citizen.

    you have to apply for the exam online on following official link of UPSC:;

    http://upsconline.nic.in/



    Good Luck......

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    Re: Can a 22 year old female engineering graduate appear in CDS exam to join Indian Defence Services? What is the procedure for same?

    DEAR FRIEND,


    GIRLS CAN APPLY FOR CDS EXAM BEING 22 YEARS OLD BUT ONLY FOR OFFICER TRAINING ACADEMY (OTA)


    QUALIFICATION ACCORDING TO STREAM

    *INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY (IMA)

    - GRADUATE FROM ANY STREAM
    - AGE CRITERIA-: 19-24 YEAR
    - ONLY FOR BOYS

    *INDIAN AIR FORCE ACADEMY(AFA)

    -GRADUATE FROM ANY STREAM BUT IN 10+2 PATTERN WITH MATHS & PHYSICS.
    -AGE CRITERIA-: 19-23 YEARS
    -ONLY FOR BOYS

    * NAVAL ACADEMY (NA)

    -GRADUATE FROM B.Sc. (maths & physics)
    -AGE CRITERIA-:19-22
    -ONLY FOR BOYS

    *OFFICER TRAINING ACADEMY (OTA)

    -GRADUATE WITH ANY STREAM
    -AGE CRITERIA-19-25
    -BOTH CAN APPLY

    OTHER QUALIFICATION

    * YOU MUST BE AN UNMARRIED CANDIDATE.
    * YOU MUST BE MENTALLY & PHYSICALLY FIT.

    FOR MORE DETAIL VISIT -:http://www.upsc.gov.in



    @GOOD LUCK@

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    Re: Can a 22 year old female engineering graduate appear in CDS exam to join Indian Defence Services? What is the procedure for same?

    Dear friend....

    Being a girl you can surely apply for the C.D.S .

    But the training academy for you will be the
    Officers' Training Academy, Chennai.
    The following are the qualifications :->>Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university

    >>Age limit : 19-25 years.

    >>Citizen of India.

    >>Physically fit.


    Details about Notifications:-

    >>CDS exam is conducted twice a year by UPSC.


    >>You can check the website of UPSC to get next year CDS registration tentative dates.

    >>CDS I and CDS II for the year are already over so you need to wait for next year.


    You can apply online by filling up the form online at
    www.upsconline.nic.in

    You will be called upon for the s.s.b interview.

    Then after successful recommendation from the S.S.B center,you will have to face a medical test.


    Then you are through a tough training process at the O.T.A.

    And you are a part of the glorious Adventure team called the
    INDIAN DEFENSE.


    Hope the info provided is sufficient enough

    Thank You......

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    Re: Can a 22 year old female engineering graduate appear in CDS exam to join Indian Defence Services? What is the procedure for same?

    You are eligible to apply for CDS Examination.

    CDS i.e Combined Defence Service Examination and this examination is conducted by UPSC twice in a year as called as CDS I and CDS II. CDS I and CDS II Last date for receipt of application was already closed. If you are missed this opportunity then don't worry next notification will be released soon...

    Being female candidate you are eligible to apply for CDS OTA Examination. Mainly CDS Examination is conducted for recruitment into Military Academy,Naval Academy, Air Force Academy and Officer Training Academy Examination. Military,Naval and Air Force Examination is only for Unmarried male candidates and female candidates are not eligible. I think you now get idea about the CDS Examination.

    Eligibility Criteria for OTA ::

    -You must be Citizen of India or Subject of Bhutan or Subject of Nepal.
    -You must be Unmarried male candidate.
    -You must have a minimum 19 years and maximum 25 years.
    -Both the Unmarried male and female candidates are eligible to apply for this Post.
    -No relaxation is applicable.
    -No minimum marks required to apply for this examination.

    Examination Pattern ::

    -General Knowledge - 100 Marks.
    -English Language - 100 Marks.

    Official Website :: www.upsc.gov.in

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    Re: Can a 22 year old female engineering graduate appear in CDS exam to join Indian Defence Services? What is the procedure for same?

    sorry you are not eligible on CDS Exam because you are left on age.
    and then another reasons are not allowed on female candidate.
    age should be on 16.5 ------19.
    only unmarried male candidates are eligible.

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