CDS Age Limit 2020

CDS age limit 2020
cds age limit

CDS exam is approaching and its time to be prepared for the upcoming CDS exam. For that, we need to be aware of A to Z details about the CDS exam. One such detail about the CDS exam which each and every CDS aspirant must be aware of is CDS age Limit.

CDS age limit is such a simple concept but still there is confusion among many aspirants. Because different academies like IMA, INA, OTA, AFA, etc have different age limits.

Some aspirants complete their degree at the age of 21 years while some complete graduation at the age of 22 years. This causes the confusion about number of attempts of the CDS exam.

Also Check: CDS Eligibility (A to Z details which you must know!!)

CDS Age Limit

Without wasting any time, we will directly shift to CDS age limit for different academies.

CDS Age limit for IMA 19-24 years
CDS Age limit for INA 19-22 years
CDS Age limit for AFA 19-23 years
CDS Age limit for OTA (Men) 19-25 years
CDS Age limit for OTA (Women) 19-25 years

(All the above-given ages are at the time of commencement of the course)

CDS AGE LIMIT
CDS age limit 2020

CDS Age limit 2020

We have seen a generalized CDS age limit for all academies. But when we are on the borderline of age limit, how to know whether we can give CDS exam or not?

The upcoming CDS exam will be held on 2nd of February 2020. So, I will tell you the exact date (range) in which your birth date must lie so that you can give CDS 2020 exam.

AcademyBirthdate Must lie between:
CDS 1 2020 Age limit for IMA2nd Jan 1997 to 1st Jan 2002
CDS 1 2020 Age limit for INA 2nd Jan 1997 to 1st Jan 2002
CDS 1 2020 Age limit for AFA 2nd Jan 1997 to 1st Jan 2001
CDS 1 2020 Age limit for OTA
(Men)
2nd Jan 1996 to 1st Jan 2002
CDS 1 2020 Age limit for OTA
(Women)
2nd Jan 1996 to 1st Jan 2002
CDS 1 2020 age limit
CDS 1 2020 age limit

If your birthdate is exactly on the ‘age limit’ given in the above table, you need not worry because you are eligible even if your birth date is on borderline.

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CDS 2 2020 Age limit

CDS 2 2020 exam will be held on 8th November 2020. Graduates who will be 2020-21 passout will have their first attempt in CDS 2 2020. So, I have provided you the UPSC CDS age limit for upcoming attempts also.

AcademyBirthdate Must lie between:
CDS 2 2020 Age limit for IMA2nd Jan 1997 to 1st Jan 2002
CDS 2 2020 Age limit for INA 2nd Jan 1997 to 1st Jan 2002
CDS 2 2020 Age limit for AFA 2nd Jan 1997 to 1st Jan 2001
CDS 2 2020 Age limit for OTA
(Men)
2nd Jan 1996 to 1st Jan 2002
CDS 2 2020 Age limit for OTA
(Women)
2nd Jan 1996 to 1st Jan 2002

Number of Attempts for CDS exam

Number of attempts for CDS exam depends on:

  1. Your graduation years (3 year or 4 year)
  2. Your age
  3. Your birthdate (Sometimes 1 attempt of CDS exam is lost due to birthdate being a few days early)
  • If you are doing a 4-year graduation course, you will get a few attempts less as compared to the 3-year graduation course.
  • You can give CDS exam in the last year of your graduation. (You can provide provisional degree certificate if you need to join academy before your university result of final year)
  • Each and every CDS aspirant gets 3-4 attempts of CDS exam which are more than enough to clear CDS exam

(You just need 1 serious attempt to clear CDS exam !!)

Also check: How to crack CDS exam in first Attempt?

What is the minimum age limit for CDS exam?

The minimum age limit for the CDS exam is 19 Years. But it is not practically possible to give CDS exam at the age of 19 years because you are in 2nd-year of graduation at that time.

So, your first attempt for the CDS exam will be in the last year of Graduation, so it will be somewhere around 20-21 years of age.

What is the Maximum age limit for CDS exam?

Maximum age limit for CDS exam is 25 years, that too for Officer’s Training Academy (Short Service Commission)

Can I give CDS exam after 12th?

No. You can’t give CDS exam. Instead, you can give NDA exam after 12th standard (between the age of 16.5 years to 19.5 years)

In order to be eligible for the CDS exam, you must have done graduation from any field or in the last year of graduation.

So, dont keep calculating the UPSC CDS age limit and number of attempts. Instead focus on CDS GK, CDS Maths and CDS English preparation as per detailed strategies provided by Sarkaari Service.

And if you have any doubt regarding CDS exam age limit, do ask your doubt in the comment section below. You will get the answer to your questions within 24 hours from Sarkaari Service team.

Jai Hind.

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