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CDS Cut Off 2023: Check Expected CDS Cutoff & Previous Years' Cut Off

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will soon release the cut off marks for the CDS 2 exam 2023 on its official website. The CDS 2 cut off 2023 will be released after the declaration of the CDS 2 result 2023.
UPSC CDS Cutoff 2023

UPSC CDS Cutoff 2023

CDS Cutoff 2023: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will announce the cutoff marks for the CDS 2 2023 exam after the final results are released. The CDS 2 2023 examination was successfully conducted on September 3, 2023. UPSC is expected to announce the CDS 2 result 2023 by the end of September 2023. Read More: CDS Result 2023

The CDS 2023 result is published as a PDF file that includes the roll number and names of candidates who passed the exam. The results are released after each stage, namely the CDS written examination and the SSB interview. The UPSC publishes the cutoff only once after the CDS recruitment process is completed.

The CDS cutoff is announced differently for each academy. The Air Force's CDS cutoff remains the highest of all services.

CDS Cutoff 2023

The CDS examination is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The CDS final cutoff is released once the selection process is completed. The CDS 1 cutoff release date has not yet been announced by UPSC. 

CDS Cutoff for Written Exam

The CDS cutoff for the written exam is divided into two categories: qualifying cutoff and selection cutoff. Candidates must clear the selection cutoff as well as the qualifying cutoff to be selected for the SSB Interview round. The CDS qualifying threshold is 20%. In other words, in order to pass the exam, candidates must score at least 20% in each subject. Qualifying for the CDS written exam, however, does not guarantee selection for the SSB interview round.

CDS Final Cutoff

Following the completion of the SSB Interview process, the CDS final cutoff is released. The cutoff is published in the form of the last recommended candidate's marks. The final cutoff for IMA, INA, and AFA is released out of 600 marks, while the CDS OTA cutoff is released out of 400 marks.

CDS 2 Expected Cutoff 2022

Candidates can check the CDS 2 expected cutoff 2022 in the table below:

Academy

Written Exam

Final Exam

IMA 

134-138

256-260

INA 

126-130

254-258

AFA 

145-152

268 – 272

OTA (Men)

98-102

177-184

OTA (Women)

98-102

177-184

CDS 1 Cut Off 2022

The CDS 1 cutoff 2022 as released by UPSC on its official website is tabulated below:

Academy

Written Exam

Final Exam

IMA 

136

258

INA 

128

256

AFA 

147

269

OTA (Men)

100

181

OTA (Women)

100

184

How to Check CDS Cutoff?

The CDS cutoff is released by UPSC on its official website. Candidates can find the steps below to check the CDS cutoff:

  • Visit the UPSC's official website.
  • From the Examination tab, navigate to the Cutoff Marks section.
  • Click on the CDS Cutoff link.
  • When you click on the link, a PDF with the academy-specific cutoff marks will appear on the screen.
  • Download and save the file for later use.

Factors Affecting CDS Cutoff

The CDS cutoff marks vary every year and are subject to certain factors. These factors are:

  • The Difficulty level of the exam
  • Total number of vacancies released
  • The number of candidates who appeared for the exam.

Previous years’ CDS Cutoff Marks

Candidates should be aware of the CDS previous year cutoff because it indicates how much preparation is required to pass the exam. Candidates doing CDS preparation can check the previous year's cutoffs below.

CDS 1 Cutoff 2021

Academy

Written Exam

Final Exam

 

 Aggregate Marks of the last qualified candidate

Marks  of  the last recommended candidate

IMA

145

268

INA

136

260

AFA

158

281

OTA (Men)

107

189

OTA(Women)

107

191

Note: Candidates must have a minimum of 20% marks in each paper of the written exam to qualify the examination.

CDS 2 Cutoff 2021

Course

Written Result

Final Result

Minimum aggregate marks of the last qualified candidate

Marks of the last recommended candidate

IMA

138 

263

INA

132

256

AFA

148 

270

OTA (Men)

102 

183

OTA (Women)

102 

184

CDS 1 Cutoff 2020

Academy

Written Exam

Final Exam

 

Aggregate marks of the last qualified candidate

 Marks of the last recommended candidate

IMA

130

250

INA

118

242

AFA

143

274

OTA (Men)

93

173

OTA (Women)

93

177

Note: Candidates must have a minimum of 20% marks in each paper of the written exam to qualify the examination.

CDS 2 Cutoff 2020

Academy

Written Test 

Final Exam

IMA 

139

263

INA 

134

257

IAFA 

152

279

OTA (Men)

97

179

OTA (Women)

97

178

CDS 1 Cutoff 2019

Academy 

Written Exam

Final Exam 

 

Aggregate marks of the last qualified candidate

Marks of last recommended candidate 

IMA

116

242

INA

105

233

AFA

129

264

OTA (Men)

78

160

OTA(Women) 

78

162

CDS 2 Cutoff 2019

Academy 

Written Exam

Final Exam 

 

Aggregate marks of last

qualified candidate

Marks of last recommended candidate 

IMA

134 

258 

INA

122 

245 

AFA

148 

272 

OTA (Men)

95 

176 

OTA (Women) 

95

179 

CDS 1 Written Exam Cutoff: 2014-2018

Academy/Year

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

IMA

99

102

72

125

118

INA

99

99

63

118

98

AFA

129

129

123

145

138

OTA (Men)

78

86

68

82

69

OTA (Women)

78

86

68

82

69

CDS 1 Final Cutoffs: 2014-2018

Academy/Year

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

IMA

222

225

214

249

240

INA

222

225

217

241

225

AFA

250

264

249

268

279

OTA (Men)

159

168

150

163

154

OTA (Women)

160

172

157

164

150

CDS 2 Written Exam Cutoffs: 2014-2018

Academy/Year

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

IMA

99

105

105

120

116

INA

93

99

90

111

102

AFA

129

138

135

135

131

OTA (Men)

86

84

72

86

80

OTA (Women)

86

84

72

86

80

CDS 2 Final Cutoff: 2014-2018

Academy/Year

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

IMA

224

227

227

244

242

INA

224

227

225

237

228

AFA

257

269

258

260

253

OTA (Men)

168

166

157

167

162

OTA (Women)

170

170

159

171

163

CDS Result 2023

UPSC releases the CDS result once the written examination is concluded. The results are made public in the form of a PDF document that includes the roll number and names of the selected candidates. The selected candidates are then invited to the SSB Interview round. The CDS final result is released after the SSB interview.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who releases the CDS cutoff?

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the CDS cutoff on its official website.

When will UPSC release the CDS cutoff 2023?

The cutoff for the CDS exam 2023 will be released after the completion of the exam selection process. The official dates have not been yet announced by the commission.

What is the CDS 2 expected cutoff 2022?

The CDS cutoff 2022 has not been released yet by the commission. The cutoff may remain around 258-262 for Indian Military Academy.

What was the CDS 1 cutoff 2022 for Air Force Academy?

The CDS 1 cutoff 2022 for the Air Force Academy was 269.

What factors will influence the CDS cutoff 2023?

The following factors influence will influence the CDS cutoff 2023:

  • The difficulty level of the examination
  • Total number of vacancies
  • The number of candidates who appeared in the examination.

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