CDS 2019-20 Cut Off

Check CDS Cut off 2020 – Qualifying Marks, Previous Years

UPSC conducts the CDS (Combined Defence Services) exam two times every year. Combined Défence Services exams are conducted by the UPSC for recruiting candidates for the military services in India and fill nearly 300-400 Défence Officers every year in all three branches of the army.

  • The various branches of the army are Territorial Army, Navy and Air Force Officer.
  • This exam provides a national-level approach for aspirants who wish to join Indian Defence Services and serve the country.
  • CDS is a very difficult exam to crack and it is needless to say because the vacancies that come up every year are only limited to 300-400 per year but the applicants applying for the posts cross the number of thousands every year.

In this article today, we are going to answer all your questions regarding the CDS exam Cut off 2020 and CDS Cut off 2019.

  • CDS Cut off has risen exceptionally high in the last few years because of the simple fact that Defense and other Government jobs not only provide prestige and passion to the candidates but also a stable and secure career to the Indian youths.
  • This year, CDS second exam took place on September 8th, 2019 in offline mode. 
  • The result of the CDS Second Exam was released on November 1st, 2019.
  • Although, as of now, the UPSC has only released the list of qualified candidates; the cut off list is yet to be released for this year’s CDS Second Exam.
  • This year, the cut off is expected to be between 90-130 for the written test only but the final score will be released only after the whole process of written test, SSB Interview, and medical examination are conducted successfully.
  • To give you a little more insight about this year cut off, we are going to share the last 3 year cut off details with you for CDS Exams.

The cut off of CDS Exam depends upon many factors like: 

  • The difficulty level of the process
  • Total number of candidates applying 
  • Total vacancies in the Academy
  • Average marks scored by each batch 

The students should always aim for scoring higher than the Cut off of the last year so that the chances of their selection always remains higher. Not only the written test, but the selection of the candidate also depends on the SSB Interview (Services Selection Board) which is an intense 5 days Psycho-Physical test/interview followed by a medical test.

CDS Exam 2018 cut off for First and Second exam is given below through which you can get a little insight of this year CDS 2019 cut off

  • For IMA (Indian Military Services), the CDS First exam was 130 and the CDS Final exam was 255.
  • For OTA – Men (Officer’s Training Academy), the expected cut off for the first exam was 85 and the CDS Final Exam was 170.
  • For OTA – Women, the cut off for the First exam was 85 and the final exam was 170.
  • For INA (Indian Naval Academy), the expected cut off was 120 for the first exam and 245 for the Final CDS Exam.
  • For AFA (Air Force Academy), the expected cut off was 120 for the first exam and 245 for the final CDS Exam.

The success ratio of passing in this exam is a mere 0.2% because over two lakh students fill out this form for giving the exam but the vacancies are only limited to 300-400 seats across IMA, OTA, INA, and AFA. This really increases the competition and only hard work and luck both jointly can lead to a successful selection. 

CDS Final cut off for the year 2018 for both first and final exam are given below:

  • For IMA (Indian Military Services), aggregate marks for the last qualified candidate were 125 for the first exam and the recommended marks for the Final exam were students scoring above 249.
  • For OTA – Women (Officer’s Training Academy), the cut off was students scoring above 82 in the first exam and students scoring above 164 in the final exam.
  • For OTA – Men, the cut off was students scoring above 82 in the first exam and students scoring above 163 in the final exam.
  • For INA (Indian Naval Academy), the aggregate marks for the last qualifying candidate were 118 for the first exam and students scoring above 241 in the final exam.
  • For AFA (Air Force Academy), the last recommended score was 144 for the first exam and 268 for the final exam.

All of these scores and selection after scoring the aggregate cut off is subjective to get a minimum of 20% each subject separately.

CDS Cut off 2018 Academy wise:

  • As you all know that the people are selected by CDS at entry-level in all the three wings of Indian Armed Forces.
  • Moreover, before they are posted in the required locations, they have to undergo training at the training academies as per their recruiting wing.
  • The students have to choose the training center themselves according to their preference at the time of the CDS Registration.
  • So you should note that each academy has a different cut off as per the vacancies available for that branch. 

Academy wise cut off for the year 2018 is given below, through which you can get to know the probability of your selection as per your chosen academy:

  • IMA (Indian Military Academy), which is located in Dehradun, Uttrakhand and caters to the Indian Army has cut off 105-115 and vacancies every year is around 100.
  • AFA (Air Force Academy), which is located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and caters to the Indian Air Force has a cut off 120-130 and total vacancies are only around 50-60.
  • INA (Indian Naval Academy), located in Ezhimala, Kerala and caters the Indian Navy has cut off of 95-105 and total vacancies are only around 40-50 each year.
  • OTA (Officers Training Academy) located in Chennai, Telangana caters to the Indian Army has a cut off of 85 last year with the total vacancies of 230-260 for both men and women.

It is not wrong to say that competitive exams like CDS are hard to crack but with the right preparation, passion, and luck, surely you can crack the exam, which every aspirant dream of. You can surely target for scoring higher than the last year cut-offs and we hope this article helps you with that.

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