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    Minimum required percentage in graduation to be eligible for CDS exam (Air Force Branch)? I scored 49% in B.Com. Am I eligible for CDS exam?

    Hallo, my name is Abhinav Kumar Sharma,I've recently completed my cpl (commercial pilot training), currently I am 22.5 years old.
    I want to attempt CDS exam for air force branch, I've also done my graduation in B.COM with 49%....
    so I had to know that- am I eligible for attempting the exam, I am little confused regarding minimum % required????
    earlier I saw on web minimum % was 60%, hence now I am also pursuing B.A ADDITIONAL (English literature) to have 60%.
    but now I've seen there is no % required...
    so please tell me, what are the requirement now...?




    Thanking you.
    Abhinav Kumar Sharma
    Bharatpur( Raj )

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    Re: Minimum required percentage in graduation to be eligible for CDS exam (Air Force Branch)? I scored 49% in B.Com. Am I eligible for CDS exam?

    Hello

    There were two entries for Air Force,1)CDSE(Combined Defence Service Examination),2)AFCAT(Air Force Common Admission Test).
    Now minimum 60% is required for AFCAT entrance,but there is no minimum percentage required for CDSE entry.

    But the issue is that you are not applicable for applying in Air Force.
    The age you mentioned is 22.5 years.
    Actually to apply in Air Force with a graduation degree,it is required to have 19 to 23 years(at the time of commencement of the course,not at the time of applying).
    The selection process takes 1 year to complete,hence it is required that you apply when your age is in between 18 to 22 years.

    Your current age is 22.5 years,after you complete the course your age will be 23.5 years.That is not within the criteria.
    For more details,visit the website of air force
    www.careerairforce.nic.in

    A old notification of AFCAT,CDSE is being uploaded,you take a look for all information.
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    Re: Minimum required percentage in graduation to be eligible for CDS exam (Air Force Branch)? I scored 49% in B.Com. Am I eligible for CDS exam?

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    You can apply CDS exam after graduation degree from a recognized university with any percentage.

    CDS exam stands for combined defence service which is conducted by UPSC twice in a year.

    CDS exam is conducted to join;-

    Indian military academy

    Navel academy

    Air force academy

    Officer training academy
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    Eligibility;-

    ----Your age should be between 19-23 years.

    --You must be Indian citizen as well as physically fit.

    CDS exam consist;-

    A written exam

    SSB interview

    Medical test


    for more;-http://upsc.gov.in

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    Re: Minimum required percentage in graduation to be eligible for CDS exam (Air Force Branch)? I scored 49% in B.Com. Am I eligible for CDS exam?

    Eligibility Criteria for UPSC Combined Defense Service Examination

    Indian Military Academy : Candidate should have passed a bachelor's degree examination in any discipline from a recognized university or pursuing final year of a bachelor's degree, Age should not be less than 19 years and more than 24 years for IMA Section

    Indian Naval Academy : Candidate must posses a bachelor's degree in Engineering in any branch or specialization from a recognized university, age should be between 19-22 years for INA Section

    Indian Air Force Academy : You should be passed a bachelor's degree with mathematics and physics as a compulsory subject and age should not be less than 19 years and more than 23 years for AFA Section

    Dear as you have mentioned that you have completed B.Com with 49% marks then i would like to say that UPSC board does not ask for percentage marks in any class during selection process or online application form so that your percentage marks are enough for CDS examination but you may not apply for Air Force section means you can not prefer AFA as your section for job because you have not completed a degree with mathematics and physics which is compulsory so that you can only apply for IMA section between these following dates

    Start date for online application - 25-05-2013

    Last date for online application - 24-06-2013

    Date for UPSC CDS Examination - 08-09-2013

    So you should not worry and apply for IMA section and get the job in defense sector and IMA is also has broad future so that you may easily develop your future into this section

    All the best

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    Re: Minimum required percentage in graduation to be eligible for CDS exam (Air Force Branch)? I scored 49% in B.Com. Am I eligible for CDS exam?

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    The Respected authorities.

    Thank you so much for your kind reply sir,
    but please tell me, anyhow can I go in
    IAF through CDS or by any other way because I really want to join IAF.
    earlier also I mentioned that I've dine my CPL ( commercial pilot training ).

    sir I saw earlier, there was age relaxation for cpl holders i.e at place of 19-23, it is 19-25.



    thanking you sir
    Abhinav Kumar Sharma.

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    Re: Minimum required percentage in graduation to be eligible for CDS exam (Air Force Branch)? I scored 49% in B.Com. Am I eligible for CDS exam?

    Friend, you can join the Air Force, through the following examinations mentioned below: # CDS Examination (Combined Defence Service Examination) # AFCAT (Air Force Common Aptitude Test)CDS EXAMINATION make recruitment in following academies mentioned below are: * Officer Training Academy (OTA) * Indian Military Academy (IMA) * Air Force Academy (AFA) * Naval Academy (NA)AND AFCAT makes recruitment in following branches mentioned below: * Flying Branch * Ground Duty Branch * Technical BranchEDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIRED:-- Any bachelor degree is enough for CDS Examination and AFCAT Examination-- There is no any requirement of percentage marks in the CDS EXAMINATION-- But in case of AFCAT, you must have minimum 60 % marks in your graduation degreeAGE LIMIT REQUIRED: For CDS Examination: OTA: 19-25 years IMA: 19-24 years AFA: 19-23 years NA : 19-22 years For AFCAT For Flying Branch : 19-23 years For Ground Duty : 19-25 years For Technical Branch: 20-28 years

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    Re: Minimum required percentage in graduation to be eligible for CDS exam (Air Force Branch)? I scored 49% in B.Com. Am I eligible for CDS exam?

    Hi
    This is sorry to say but you cannot apply for the air force being from the commerce field because this is a compulsory criteria that you should be a graduate in a stream having physics or mathematics as your main subjects in your graduation.
    If you not from the science stream then you cannot apply for the CDS exam in the air force wing

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    Re: Minimum required percentage in graduation to be eligible for CDS exam (Air Force Branch)? I scored 49% in B.Com. Am I eligible for CDS exam?

    Dear,
    The minimum qualification for CDS is to pass the Bachelor degree in any discipline at any recognised university. But in case of the IAF (Indian Air Force), the minimum percentage is 60% in sciene stream only. But for OTA (Officer Training Academy) & IMA (Indian Military Academy), there is no require of percentage. To know more details please visit www.upsc.gov.in Thank you .... Best of Luck...

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    Re: Minimum required percentage in graduation to be eligible for CDS exam (Air Force Branch)? I scored 49% in B.Com. Am I eligible for CDS exam?

    sir as I saw in IAF site there is age relaxation for cpl holders in AFCAT for two years.
    so as I mentioned earlier that I m also pursuing B.A ADDITIONAL, sir I had to know that- as I am appearing my all three years exams in one year, so will my this B.A ADDITIONAL degree be considered as three years aggregate degree for AFCAT criteria if I get 60%.
    sir please tell me if it's considerable than I will be applying for AFCAT.

    thanking you sir. Abhinav Kumar Sharma

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    Re: Minimum required percentage in graduation to be eligible for CDS exam (Air Force Branch)? I scored 49% in B.Com. Am I eligible for CDS exam?

    Sir If percentage is not the worry factor for CDS exam then how online candidates are selected.? what if he/she secured 2nd division in (10+2) and completed " honours in BE ".?.
    waiting for you quick response..

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    Re: Minimum required percentage in graduation to be eligible for CDS exam (Air Force Branch)? I scored 49% in B.Com. Am I eligible for CDS exam?

    DEAR CANDIDATE
    COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICE EXAM IS CONDUCTED BY UPSC TWICE A YEAR.
    A CANDIDATE MUST BE A INDIAN CITIZEN.
    YOU ARE A B.com GRADUATE YOU CAN ONLY APPLY FOR THE IMF AND OTA.
    THE AGE LIMIT FOR THE IMF 19-24 YEARS AND OTA IS 19 TO 25 YEARS
    AIR FORCE CONDUCT GROUND DUTY EXAM FOR OFFICER POST TWICE A YEAR
    THAT NEED 60% AGGEREGATE IN GRADUATION
    FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO WWW.UPSC.GOV.IN
    ALL THE BEST

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