As per the CDS eligibility 2022, the applicants must fulfil the nationality criteria. If a candidate doesn’t fit into the criteria, he/she will not be allowed to apply for the exam. The nationality requirements for every candidate are given below. The candidate applying must be -
(i) A citizen of India, or
(ii) A subject of Bhutan, or
(iii) A subject of Nepal, or
(iv) A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 01/01/1962, for settling in India permanently, or
(v) An Indian-origin person 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 for settling in India permanently.
Note: Candidates in categories 2, 3, 4, and 5 must present to the recruiting authority a valid certificate issued by the Indian government. The CDS eligibility certificate is not required for Gorkhas subjected to Nepal.