UPSC CDS 2 2022 Eligibility: Age Limit, Educational Qualification & Physical Standards for Male/Female

Check UPSC CDS 2 2022 Eligibility, Age Limit, Educational Qualifications, Physical Standards for Officers (Male/Female) in Combined Defence Services IMA/INA/AFA/OTA. 

UPSC CDS 2 2022 Eligibility Age Limit Educational Qualification Physical Standards Male Female
UPSC CDS 2 2022 Eligibility Age Limit Educational Qualification Physical Standards Male Female

UPSC CDS 2 2022 Eligibility: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) successfully conducted the Combined Defence Services (2), 2022 Written Exam on 4th September 2022 for admission of 339 vacancies in the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) (both Men & Women). Candidates who secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) written examination and (ii) SSB test as fixed by the Commission and Service Selection Board respectively in their discretion will be placed in the order of merit on the basis of the total marks secured by in the written exam and the SSB test to be qualified for admission to the courses in IMA, INA, AFA, OTA.

In this article, we have shared UPSC CDS 2 2022 Eligibility, Age Limit, Educational Qualifications, Physical Standards for Officers (Male/Female) in Males and Females.

UPSC CDS 2 2022 Calendar/ Important Dates

Event

Date

Notification Release Date

18th May 2022

Application Start Date

18th May 2022

Application End Date

7th June 2022 Till 6 pm

Withdrawal of applications

14th June 2022 to 20th June 2022 till 6 pm

UPSC CDS 2 2022 Admit Card Release

10th August 2022 to 4th September 2022

UPSC CDS 2 2022 Written Exam

4th September 2022

UPSC CDS 2 2022 Result

To Be Announced

UPSC CDS 2 2022 SSB Interview

To Be Announced

UPSC CDS 2 2022 Vacancies

Institution

Vacancies

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

155th (DE) Course commencing in July 2023 [including 13 vacancies reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Army Wing) holders] 

100

Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

Course commencing in July 2023 Executive Branch (General Service)/Hydro [including 03 vacancies for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing through NCC Special Entry) holders]

22

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad

(Pre-Flying) Training Course commencing in July 2023 i.e. No. 214 F(P) Course
[including 03 vacancies are reserved for NCC `C’ Certificate (Air Wing) holders through NCC Spl. Entry]  

32

Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai (Madras)

118th SSC (Men) (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in October 2023 

169

Officers Training Academy, Chennai (Madras) 

32nd SSC Women (NT) (UPSC) Course commencing in October 2023

16

Total

339 vacancies

UPSC CDS 2 2022 Eligibility

Nationality

A candidate must be unmarried and must either be:

(i) a Citizen of India, or

(ii) a subject of Nepal, or

(iii) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

A candidate belonging to categories (ii) and (iii) above will have to produce Certificates issued by Indian authorities certifying their claim.

Certificate of eligibility will, however, not be necessary in the case of candidates who are Gorkha subjects of Nepal. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary, may be admitted to the examination provisionally subject to the necessary certificate being given to him/her by the Govt. before declaration of result by UPSC.

Age Limit, Marital Status, Education Eligibility (Institution-wise)

Institution

Age Limit

(as on 1st July 2023)

Education

Marital Status

Indian Military Academy (IMA)

19 to 24 years

(born not earlier than 2nd July 1999 and not later than 1st July 2004)

Degree from a recognized university

Unmarried male candidates

Air Force Academy (AFA)

20 to 24 years

(born not earlier than 2nd July 1999 and not later than 1st July 2003)

 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and
current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 yrs. 

Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and
Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering

Unmarried male candidates

(Candidate below 25 years of age must be unmarried. Marriage is not
permitted during training)

Indian Naval Academy (INA)

19 to 24 years

(born not earlier than 2nd July 1999 and not later than 1st July 2004)

Degree in Engineering from a recognized
University/Institution 

Unmarried male candidates

Officers Training Academy (OTA)

(SSC Course for Men)

19 to 25 years

(born not earlier than 2nd July 1998 and not later than 1st July 2004)

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or equivalent

Unmarried male candidates

Officers Training Academy

(OTA)

(SSC Women Non-Technical Course)

19 to 25 years

(born not earlier than 2nd July 1998 and not later than 1st July 2004)

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized

Unmarried women, issueless widows who have not remarried and issueless
divorcees (in possession of divorce documents) who have not remarried

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Male divorcee/widower candidates cannot be treated as unmarried males for the purpose of their admission in IMA/INA/AFA/OTA, Chennai courses, and accordingly, they are not eligible for these courses. 

Graduates with the first choice as Army/Navy/Air Force are to submit proof of Graduation/provisional certificates on the date of commencement of the SSB Interview at the SSB.

Candidates who are studying in the final year/semester Degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply provided candidate should not have any present backlog upto the last semester/year for which results have been declared upto the time of submission of application and they will be required to submit proof of passing the degree examination at the time of commencement of the course.

Physical & Medical Standards for Officers (Male/Female) in Army, Navy, Air Force

Candidates must be physically fit according to physical standards for admission to Combined Defence Services Examination (I), 2022. To be deemed ‘Medically fit’, a candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/syndrome/disability likely to interfere with the efficient performance of military duties in any terrain, climate, season including sea and air, in remote areas, in austere conditions with no medical aid. Candidate also should be free of medical conditions which require frequent visit to medical facilities and use of any aid / drugs. Below we have shared the guidelines relating to the physical standards for candidates for the CDS exam.

For Officers (Male/Female) in Army

All Armed Forces personnel regardless of occupational specialty, unit assignment, age, or gender should have a basic level of general ‘Medical fitness’ when inducted into service.

(i) Body Mass Index should be below 25.

(ii) Waist Circumference should be less than 90 cm for males and 80 cm for females

(iii) The minimum height required for male candidates for entry into the Armed Forces is 157 cm while males Gorkhas and male candidates belonging to Hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwal and Kumaon, will be accepted with a minimum height of 152 cm.

(iv) The minimum height required for female candidates for entry into the Armed Forces is 152 cm while female Gorkhas and female candidates belonging to Hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwal and Kumaon will be accepted with a minimum height of 148 cm.

For detailed Physical & Medical, Height, Weight standards for Army, refer to page 27 to 33 of the CDS 2 2022 Notification PDF

For Officers (Male/Female) in Navy

A candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board (SSB) will undergo a medical examination (Special Medical Board) by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Only those candidates who are declared fit by the Medical Board will be admitted to the Academy.

(i) Body Mass Index should not be more than 25

(ii) Waist to Hip Ratio should be less than 0.9

(iii) The minimum height requirement is 147 cm

For detailed Physical & Medical, Height, Weight standards for Navy, refer to page 33 to 39 of the CDS 2 2022 Notification PDF

For Officers (Male/Female) in Air Force

(i) The complete medical examination for the physical assessment of candidates for commissioning through CDSE into the flying branch in the IAF consists of

(a) A questionnaire,

(b) A complete medical and surgical examination including dental examination,

(c) An ophthalmic examination, and

(d) An examination of the ear, nose, and throat.

(ii) Minimum height for Flying branch will be 162.5 cm.

(iii) Minimum height for entry into Ground Duty branches will be 157.5 cm. For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to North-Eastern regions of India and hilly regions of Uttarakhand, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cm less (152.5 cm). In the case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cm (155.5 cm).

(iv) Candidates should meet the acceptable measurements of leg length, thigh length, and sitting height for being inducted in the aircrew. Acceptable measurements of leg length, thigh length and sitting height for such aircrew will be as under:

Criteria

Minimum

Maximum

Sitting Height

81.5 cm

96 cm

Leg Length

99 cm

120 cm

Thigh Length

-

64 cm

(v) Weights higher than the prescribed limit will be acceptable only in exceptional circumstances in the case of those candidates where there is documented evidence of bodybuilding, wrestling, and boxing. However, in such cases, the following criteria will have to be met:

(a) BMI should be below 27.

(b) Waist to Hip ratio should be below 0.9 for males and 0.8 for females.

(c) Waist circumference should be less than 94 cm for males and 89 cm for females.

(d) All biochemical metabolic parameters should be within normal limits.

For detailed Physical & Medical, Height, Weight standards for Army, refer to page 39 to 60 of the CDS 2 2022 Notification PDF

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Is physical fitness required for CDS?

Yes. Physical fitness is a major eligibility criterion for enrolment into Army, Navy, Air Force. A medically unfit individual due to disease/disability can not only drain precious resources but can also jeopardize the lives of other members of the team during operations. To be deemed ‘Medically fit’, a candidate must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease or syndrome or disability likely to interfere with the efficient performance of military duties in any terrain, climate, season including sea and air, in remote areas, in austere conditions with no medical aid.

Medical examinations are carried out meticulously by Armed Forces Medical Services Medical Officers. These Medical Officers are well oriented to specific working conditions of the Armed Forces after undergoing basic military training. Medical examinations are finalized by the Board of Medical Officers. The decision of the Medical Board is final.

NOTE: Success at the written examination confers no right of admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, or the Officers' Training Academy as the case may be. The final selection will be made in order of merit subject to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects and the number of vacancies available.

UPSC CDS 2 2022 Application Form

FAQ

Q1. What will be the age limit for CDS 2 2022?

CDS 2 2022 Age Limit: IMA (19 to 24 years), INA (19 to 24 years), AFA (20 to 24 years), OTA Men & Women (19 to 25 years).

Q2. When will CDS 2 exam be held in 2022?

UPSC CDS 2 2022 Exam Date: 4th September 2022.

Q3. How many vacancies are in CDS 2 2022?

CDS 2 2022 Vacancies: A total of 339 vacancies in the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) (both Men & Women).

Q4. Where can I find detailed physical standards, height, weight for CDS 2 2022?

Read our article UPSC CDS 2 2022 Eligibility: Age Limit, Educational Qualification & Physical Standards for Male/Female on Jagran Josh.

Q5. How can I apply for CDS 2 2022?

Interested candidates can apply online on the official website of UPSC.

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