CDS Cutoff: Previous Year UPSC CDS Cut Off

CDS Cutoff: Previous Year UPSC CDS Cut Off

 


As we all know that CDS 2 2021 notification has been released by Union Public Service Commission on 4th August 2021 according to the UPSC Examination Calendar 2021. Now that the notification is released, candidates must be looking for the previous year cut off of the CDS examination. 

The cut-off for any exam is the minimum qualifying mark that a candidate needs to secure in order to qualify for that particular exam. This article provides the previous year cut-offs for the famous Combined Defence Services Examination for the different branches of the prestigious India Defence Forces, viz. IMA (Indian Military Academy), INA (Indian Naval Academy), AFA (Air-Force Academy) and OTA (Officers’ Training Academy).


Click Here for the Official CDS 2 2021 Notification

The Combined Defence Services exam is conducted twice a year in the month of February and November. UPSC is going to conduct the CDS II 2021 exam on November 14, 2021


Factors Determining CDS Cut Off marks


The cut off marks of CDS exam are determined on the basis of following factors:

  • Number of Vacancies.
  • Total number of appeared candidates.
  • Difficulty level of the Exam.

CDS Cut Off 2021 - Written Exam

The written exam is the first stage of the CDS Exam. Candidates appearing for the exam must score equal to or more than the cut off marks to qualify for the next stage i.e. SSB as well as the CDS exam.

The minimum cut off marks for CDS exam 2021 is 20% in all three papers. The written exam of CDS 2021 comprises three papers while candidates appearing for OTA have to appear for only two papers.

CDS Cut Off 2021- Final Merit List


The merit list of CDS 2021 will be released on the basis of performance in written exam, SSB Interview and medical examination. Candidates who qualify in the CDS written exam 2021 will be called for an SSB interview and medical examination.

After qualifying in all these stages, they will be recruited to the vacant posts as released by UPSC for the Combines Defence Services examination.


CDS 2019 Cut Off


Category Written Cut Off Final Cut Off
IMA ( Indian Military Academy) 116 242
INA (Indian Naval Academy) 105 233
AFA (Air Force Academy) 129 264
OTA (Officers' Training Academy) Men 78 160
OTA (Officers' Training Academy) Women 78 162

Here, we have provided the previous year cut-offs for the famous Combined Defence Services examination for the different branches of the prestigious India Defence Forces, viz. IMA (Indian Military Academy), INA (Indian Naval Academy), AFA (Air-Force Academy) and OTA (Officers’ Training Academy).

Previous year cut-offs for IMA


CDS 2 2019

134

CDS 1 2019

116

CDS 2 2018

116

CDS 1 2018

118

CDS 2 2017

120

CDS 1 2017

125

CDS 2 2016

105

CDS 1 2016

72

 

Previous year cut-offs for INA


CDS 2 2019

122

CDS 1 2019

105

CDS 2 2018

102

CDS 1 2018

98

CDS 2 2017

111

CDS 1 2017

118

CDS 2 2016

90

CDS 1 2016

63

 

Previous year cut-offs for AFA


CDS 2 2019

148

CDS 1 2019

129

CDS 2 2018

131

CDS 1 2018

138

CDS 2 2017

135

CDS 1 2017

144

CDS 2 2016

135

CDS 1 2016

123

 

Previous year cut-offs for OTA


CDS 2 2019

95

CDS 1 2019

78

CDS 2 2018

80

CDS 1 2018

69

CDS 2 2017

86

CDS 1 2017

82

CDS 2 2016

72

CDS 1 2016

68



CDS II 2021 Expected Written  Cut Off

We have provided the expected cut off for the written exam of the CDS II 2021. With the help of cut off marks, you can get an idea of ​​how many marks you will need to get recruited on this post.

AFA - 135
IMA- 121
INA- 112
OTA (Women)- 84

OTA (Men)- 84

CDS 2 2021 Examination Pattern

The written examination consists of the below subjects:

A) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy:

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100
Mathematics2 Hours100
SSB Test/Interview5 Days300

B) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

SubjectDurationMaximum Marks
English2 Hours100
General Knowledge2 Hours100
SSB Test/Interview5 Days300

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is the last date to apply for this UPSC CDS 2 exam?
A. Last Date to Apply for CDS 2 2021 Examination is 24th August 2021.

Q2. What is the last date to withdraw the application for UPSC CDS 2?
 A. The online Applications can be withdrawn from 31st Aug to 6th Sep till 6.00 PM.

Q3. How to apply for this UPSC CDS 2 2021?
A. Applicants who are interested to apply for UPSC CDS II 2021 notice can apply at upsc.gov.in and upsconline.nic.in.

Good luck with the upcoming CDS 2 2021 exam

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