Indian Army Recruitment 2016: CDS Exam Date And CDS Exam Eligibility

If your dream is to be an Indian Army Officer, so now that time has been come. UPSC would invite application form from young graduates for Indian Army Recruitment 2016: CDS Examination  in first week of November,2015.

Important Date for CDS Exam, Indian Army Recruitment 2016

Date of Notification of CDS Exam 07.11.2015

Last Date: 04.12.2015 (FRIDAY)

Date of Examination: 14.02.2016 (SUNDAY)

Eligibility Criteria For  Indian Army Recruitment 2016 of CDS Examination


Candidate must be Indian,In case of Migrated civilian who are living in India permanently please check  official notification into end of this post.

Educational Qualification for CDS Exam Eligibility in Indian Army Recruitment 2016:

  1. For IMA & OTA Candidate must be graduate or it’s equivalent from an UGC recognized University.
  2. For Indian Naval Academy Indian Army Recruitment 2016 candidate must have Degree in Engineering from a recognized University/ Institution.
  3. For Air Force Degree of a recognized University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) or Bachelor of Engineering.

Eligibility Criteria for NCC C Certificate holder:

NCC C certificate holder may register themselves under OTA and they have to only attend the SSB interview.They are exempted from CDS written exam. NCC C certificate holder must have min. B grade into certificate.

Age limit for CDS Exam 2016 under Indian Army Recruitment 2016:

(i) For IMA-Unmarried male candidates age between 18- 23 only are eligible.

(ii) For Indian Naval Academy Unmarried male candidates born not earlier than 2nd July, 1992 and not later than 1st July, 1997 only are eligible.

(iii) For Air Force Academy Age : 20 to 24 Years as on 1st July, 2016 i.e. born not earlier than 02 July, 1992 and not later than 01 July, 1996 (Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 Yrs. i.e. born not earlier than 02 July, 1990 and not later than 01 July 1996) only are eligible


No of Vacancies in CDS Exam 2016:

According to last CDS examination notification 2015 there was following vacancies available:

1                  Indian-army-recruitment-2016

Official Notification for CDS Exam (II) 2015

In our next post we’ll publish article about how to apply for CDS Exam 2016 and what is exam pattern of CDS Exam and Syllabus for CDS exam.Also we’ll publish an interview from an young Army officer who has cleared CDS Exam. If you have any query regarding any examination or if you want any tips comment below or write on our Facebook page .