CDS Exam Cut-Off Score (Expected & Previous Year)

    CDS Exam Cut-off

    Greetings to all the CDS Aspirants..!! Recently the UPSC has released the advertisement for the recruitment of 500 CDS officer in its second phase of hiring this year. The application form for the CDS 2019 Recruitment can be filled online from 12th of June 2019 and the last date to apply is 8th of July 2019. A candidate who desires to appear in the test may see the expected CDS Exam 2019 Cut off for better results. Read the article to know detail info on CDS Exam Cut-Off  2019 (Expected & Previous Year Cut off).

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    UPSC CDS Exam

    The CDS Exam 2019 Cut-Off is the minimum marks prescribed by the selection board for the recruitment of candidates. Merit list of the candidate will be designed on these Cut off scores. Aspirants who apply for the post need to clear the Cut off to finally get selected for the next round of selection. The Combined Defence Services Cut off 2019 will be based on various parameters like numbers of appearing candidates, total numbers of seats, and the difficulty level of the examination.

    CDS Exam Cut-Off 2019

    Before we start, let’s make it clear that the role of UPSC is not only conducting the written Examination but it also shortlists the candidate for the Interview. The CDS Service Commission issues interview notification of successful candidates based on these Cut off score.

    The Importance of IB CDS 2019 Cut off

    Every Year lakhs of graduates appears for the CDS examination and only 6-10% of them are lucky enough to call for the Interview. There is a minimum cutoff (20%) minimum qualifying marks in each subject. Only those candidates would be called for Interview exam who clears the written exam.

    CDS Exam Cut-off 2019 (Expected)

    A candidate who desires to appear for the CDS 2019 exam is advised to check these expected cutoff scores for UPSC CDS exam. The CDS 2019 Cut off for different Institutions is given below.

    Academy Written Exam Final Exam
    Aggregate marks for final exam Minimum marks
    IMA 114 – 120 215+
    INA 100 – 105 225+
    AFA 130 – 140 240+
    OTA (Men) 85+ 155+
    OTA(Women) 85+ 162+

    *Subject to a minimum of 20% marks in each paper.

    Previous Year CDS Exam Cut-off

    Aspirants preparing for CDS 2019 Exam may also look for previous year CDS Cut off for a better result.

    CDS 1 Exam Cut off 2018

    Academy Written Exam Final Exam
    Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate* Marks of last recommended candidate
    IMA (Indian Military Academy) 118 240
    INA (Indian Naval Academy) 98 225
    AFA (Air Force Academy) 138 279
    OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) men 69 154
    OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) women 69 150

    *Subject to a minimum of 20% marks in each paper. 

    CDS 2 Exam Cut off 2018

    Academy Written Exam Final Exam
    Aggregate marks of last qualified candidate* Marks of last recommended candidate
    IMA (Indian Military Academy) 116 242
    INA (Indian Naval Academy) 102 228
    AFA (Air Force Academy) 131 253
    OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) men 80 162
    OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) women 80 163

    *Subject to a minimum of 20% marks in each paper. 

    CDS Exam Cut off 2014 – 2017

    CDS Exams Written Exam Cut Off Final Cut Off


    OTA (F)
    2017 (II) 120 111 135 86 86 244 237 260 167 171
    2017 (I) 125 118 144 82 82 249 241 268 163 164
    2016 (II) 105 90 135 72 72 227 225 258 157 159
    2016 (I) 72 63 123 68 68 214 217 249 150 157
    2015 (II) 105 99 138 84 84 227 227 269 166 170
    2015 (I) 102 99 129 86 86 225 225 264 168 172
    2014 (II) 99 93 129 86 86 224 224 257 168 170
    2014 (I) 99 99 129 78 78 222 222 250 159 160

    Important Links

    Aspirants May Also Check these Important links related to CDS 2019 Recruitment Notification.

    Subject Description
    Combined Defence Services 2019 Notification Click Here
    CDS 2019 Exam Admit Card Click Here
    CDS 2019 Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure Click Here
    Download CDS Exam Syllabus (Written Test & Interview Procedure) Click Here
    UPSC CDS Previous Year Question Papers (2014 to 2019) Click Here
    Recommended Books for CDS 2019  Exam Click Here
    UPSC CDS Exam Eligibility (Age, Nationality, Qualification) Click Here
    UPSC CDS Officer Salary & Job Profile (Facilities & Allowances) Click Here

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