CDS Exam 2019 Age Limits

Defence aspirants who are looking forward to writing the CDS exam in 2019 can find the important details below, you can check your age limits for the CDS 1 2019 and CDS 2 2019 exam which is conducted by UPSC. Though there are further eligibility criteria for the CDS exam but the age limit is something you need to check first. All the graduates and final year student can apply for the CDS exam and join the IMA, OTA, AFA and NA. CDS 2019 notification and exam date is also mentioned below.

UPSC will be conducting CDS 1 2019 and CDS 2 2019 next year (2019). Candidates who are preparing for CDS exam 2019 can check the age limits, exam and notification date for the same. If you are eligible for Combined Defence Services Examination in 2019, 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 2019 Age, Exam Date, Notification, Result and SSB Date

CDS 1 2019
Date of notification 31 October 2018
Last date of online applications 26 November 2018
Date of examination 03 February 2019
Result Date June 2019
SSB Date July 2019

CDS EXAM 2019 AGE LIMITSCDS 1 2019 Exam Age Limit

  • CDS 1 2019 Exam Age Limit For IMA : Male candidates born not earlier than 2nd Jan 1996 and not later than 1st Jan 2001 only are eligible.
  • CDS 1 2019 Exam Age Limit For OTA : Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 2nd Jan , 1995 and not later than 1st Jan , 2001 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 1995 and not later than 1st Jan 2001
  • CDS 1 2019 Exam Age Limit For AFA :  20 to 24 Years as on 1st Jan , 2020 i.e. born not earlier than 02 Jan 1996 and not later than 01 Jan 2000 (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 1994 and not later than 01 Jan 2000) 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 2019 Exam Age Limit For NA : Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd Jan 1996 and not later than 1st Jan 2001 only are eligible.

CDS 2 2019 Age, Exam Date, Notification, Result and SSB Date

CDS 2 2019
Date of notification 12 June 2019
Last date of online applications 08 July 2019
Date of examination 08 September 2019
Result Date December 2019
SSB Date Feb 2020

CDS 2 2019 Exam Age Limit

  • CDS 2 2019 Exam Age Limit For IMA : Male candidates born not earlier than 2nd Jul 1996 and not later than 1st Jul 2001 only are eligible.
  • CDS 2 2019 Exam Age Limit For OTA : Male candidates (married or unmarried) born not earlier than 2nd Jul 1995 and not later than 1st Jul 2001 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 1995 and not later than 1st Jan 2001
  • CDS 2 2019 Exam Age Limit For AFA :  20 to 24 Years as on 1st July 2020 i.e. born not earlier than 02 July 1996 and not later than 01 July 2000 (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 1994 and not later than 01 July 2000) 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 2019 Exam Age Limit For NA: Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July 1996 and not later than 1st July 2001 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 2019 Pattern:

CDS 2019 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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