CDS Exam 2018 Age Limits

UPSC will be conducting CDS 1 2018 and CDS 2 2018 next year (2018). Candidates who are preparing for CDS exam 2018 can check the age limits, exam and notification date for the same. If you are eligible for Combined Defence Services Examination in 2018, you must start your preparation from now.  Only eligible candidates can apply for the CDS Exam through UPSC website.

CDS exam is not easy due to lakhs of defence aspirants are applying every year, based on the last result declared by UPSC, only 8548 cleared the CDS written exam of CDS 1 2017. So it is better to start the preparation from today if you find your self-eligible.

CDS 1 2018 Age, Exam Date, Notification, Result and SSB Date

CDS 1 2018
Date of notification 8 November 2017
Last date of online applications 14 December 2017
Date of examination 4 February 2018
Result Date June 2018
SSB Date July 2018

CDS 1 2018 Exam Age Limit

  • CDS 1 2018 Exam Age Limit For IMA : Male candidates born not earlier than 2nd Jan 1995 and not later than 1st Jan 2000 only are eligible.
  • CDS 1 2018 Exam Age Limit For OTA : Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 2nd Jan , 1994 and not later than 1st Jan , 2000 only are eligible. Unmarried Women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd Jan 1994 and not later than 1st Jan 2000
  • CDS 1 2018 Exam Age Limit For AFA :  20 to 24 Years as on 1st Jan , 2019 i.e. born not earlier than 02 Jan 1995 and not later than 01 Jan 1999 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 Yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 02 Jan 1993 and not later than 01 Jan 1999) only are eligible. Note : Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live out with family.
  • CDS 1 2018 Exam Age Limit For NA : Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd Jan 1995 and not later than 1st Jan 2000 only are eligible.

CDS 2 2018 Age, Exam Date, Notification, Result and SSB Date

CDS 2 2018
Date of notification 8 August 2018
Last date of online applications 3 September 2018
Date of examination 18 November 2018
Result Date  March 2019
SSB Date April 2019

CDS 2 2018 Exam Age Limit

  • CDS 2 2018 Exam Age Limit For IMA : Male candidates born not earlier than 2nd Jul 1995 and not later than 1st Jul 2000 only are eligible.
  • CDS 2 2018 Exam Age Limit For OTA : Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 2nd Jul 1994 and not later than 1st Jul 2000 only are eligible. Unmarried Women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried are eligible. They should have been born not earlier than 2nd Jan 1994 and not later than 1st Jan 2000
  • CDS 2 2018 Exam Age Limit For AFA :  20 to 24 Years as on 1st July 2019 i.e. born not earlier than 02 July 1995 and not later than 01 July 1999 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 Yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 02 July 1993 and not later than 01 July 1999) only are eligible. Note: Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live out with family.
  • CDS 2 2018 Exam Age Limit For NA: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1995 and not later than 1st July 2000 only are eligible.

CDS Exam Question Papers: (FOR IMA/AFA/NA)

Questions Papers Time Max Marks
General Knowledge (120 questions) 120 Minutes (2 hours) 100
English (120 questions) 120 Minutes (2 hours) 100
Elementary Mathematics (100 questions) 120 Minutes (2 hours) 100

CDS Exam Question Papers: (FOR OTA)

Questions Papers Time Max Marks
General Knowledge (120 questions)  120 Minutes (2 hours) 100
English (120 questions) 120 Minutes (2 hours) 100

CDS 2018 Pattern:

CDS 2018 Exam Pattern Details
Examination Mode OMR Sheet (use black pen).
Language Both Hindi and English
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Question.
Negative Marking Deduction is 1/3 Marks for each incorrect response.

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