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CDS Cutoff

CDS Previous Year Cutoff: 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 2 2020 Cut Off

Category Written Cut Off Final Cut Off
IMA ( Indian Military Academy) 139 263
INA (Indian Naval Academy) 134 257
AFA (Air Force Academy) 152 279
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) Men 97 179
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) Women 97 178

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).

Check: Check CDS 2 2020 Final Cut Off

CDS Previous Year Cut Offs for IMA

CDS 2 2020

139

CDS 1 2020

130

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

CDS Previous Year Cut Offs for INA

CDS 2 2020

134

CDS 1 2020

118

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

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CDS Previous Year Cut Offs for AFA

CDS 2 2020

152

CDS 1 2020

143

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

CDS Previous Year Cut Offs for OTA

CDS 2 2020

97

CDS 1 2020

93

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 2 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.

Category Expected Written Cut Off
IMA ( Indian Military Academy) 132
INA (Indian Naval Academy) 130
AFA (Air Force Academy) 140
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) Men 95
OTA (Officers’ Training Academy) Women 95

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:

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
Mathematics 2 Hours 100
SSB Test/Interview 5 Days 300

B) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy:

Subject Duration Maximum Marks
English 2 Hours 100
General Knowledge 2 Hours 100
SSB Test/Interview 5 Days 300

Also Read:

CDS Salary Structure, Promotion Policy

CDS Notification: Complete Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is the last date to apply for this UPSC CDS 2 exam?

Ans. 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 2021?

Ans. 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?

Ans. Applicants who are interested to apply for UPSC CDS II 2021 notice can apply at upsc.gov.in and upsconline.nic.in.

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