Combined Defence Services Examination
Combined Defence Services Examination

CDS Result 2023 (Soon): Direct Link, Expected & Previous Years’ Cutoff

CDS result 2023 will be announced by UPSC on its official website. The CDS 2 result 2023 is expected to be released in the first week of October 2023.
UPSC CDS Result 2023

UPSC CDS Result 2023

CDS Result 2023 will be announced soon by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The CDS result 2023 is expected to be out in the first week of October 2023. The exam was successfully conducted on September 3, 2023. Candidates who pass the CDS exam will be called for the SSB Interview round. Following the SSB Interview, UPSC will create a final merit list based on which selected candidates will be commissioned to different Indian Armed Forces. UPSC will also release the CDS Cut off 2023 after the completion of the selection process.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) recently announced the marks of recommended candidates for the CDS 2 exam 2022.  A total of 302 candidates finally qualified for the Combined Defence Services. The Commission released the CDS Result PDF containing the names of selected candidates in the order of merit. As part of the preparation of the merit list, Medical Examination results of candidates have not been taken into account. The candidature of all the candidates is Provisional. Verification of the Date of Birth and Educational Qualification of these Candidates will be done by Army Head Quarters.

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The commission has also released the marks obtained by finally recommended candidates. Meanwhile, candidates can download the CDS Result PDF from the link below:

UPSC CDS 2 Result 2022
UPSC CDS 2 Result 2022: Marks of Recommended Candidates

CDS Result 2023

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases the CDS result for both the written examination and SSB Interview after each process ends. The CDS written exam result is published as a PDF document that includes the roll number and names of the selected candidates. The scores of non-qualified candidates are disclosed by UPSC only if the candidate has opted for it. 

After the entire selection process is completed, the CDS marksheet is released. It includes the scores of candidates who passed the exam and were chosen for the training programme.

The CDS 2 result 2022 is already available. A total of 6658 candidates passed the exam and advanced to the SSB interview round. UPSC will announce the CDS cutoff once the recruitment process is completed.

CDS Exam & Result Date 2023




CDS 1 Exam 2023

CDS 2 Exam 2023

Release of Notification

December 21, 2022

May 17, 2023

Application Process Starts

December 21, 2022

May 17, 2023

Application Process Ends

January 10, 2023

June 06, 2023

Exam Date

April 16, 2023

September 03, 2023

Result Date

May 4, 2023 (Released)

October 2023 (Tentative)

How to check the UPSC CDS Result 2023?

The CDS result is announced on the official website of UPSC. Candidates can see the steps below to check their result:

  • Visit the official website of UPSC
  • The home page of the website will have the CDS Result link
  • Click on the link
  • The CDS result PDF will be displayed on the screen
  • Candidates can use the shortcut key (Ctrl F) to find their name and roll number.
  • Download the PDF and save it for future reference

CDS Result: Public Disclosure of Marks

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) publicly discloses the marks of non-qualified candidates. Only the candidates who opted for it will receive the marks, though. The CDS marks PDF will be released on the official website of UPSC. The PDF will contain the following information:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Roll Number
  • Father’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Educational Qualification
  • Address
  • Email ID
  • Marks

Note: IMA, INA, and AFA scores and other details of non-qualified candidates are disclosed out of 600 marks each. On the other hand, candidates who applied for OTA will receive a score out of 400.

CDS Marksheet 2023

The CDS marksheet is released by UPSC on its official website after the declaration of the CDS final result. The marksheet/scorecard includes the name and roll number of the candidate, date of birth, marks obtained in the written examination and SSB interview round. The steps to download the CDS marksheet are as follows:

  • Visit the official website of UPSC
  • In the What’ New section, you can find the CDS Marksheet link
  • Click on the link
  • Select either the Registration ID or Roll Number options.
  • Enter the details along with the date of birth
  • Click on submit button and marksheet will appear on the screen
  • Download and save the marksheet for future reference.

CDS Result 2023: Calculation of Marks

  • In the English Language & General Knowledge section, 0.83 marks will be given for each correct response.
  • In the English Language & General Knowledge paper, 0.27 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
  • In the Elementary Mathematics exam, one mark will be given for each correctly answered question.
  • In the Elementary Mathematics exam, 0.33 marks will be subtracted for each incorrect answer.
  • No marks will be deducted or awarded for questions that are not answered.

Previous Year CDS Cutoff 

The previous year's CDS cutoff can be found below:

CDS 1 Cutoff 2021


Written Exam

Final Exam


Aggregate marks of  last qualified candidate

Marks  of  last recommended candidate










OTA (Men)






CDS 2 Cutoff 2021


Written Result

Final Result

Minimum aggregate marks of the last qualified candidate

Marks of last recommended candidate










OTA (Men)



OTA (Women)



How Many Candidates Clear the CDS Written Exam?


No. of candidates clear CDS written exam

CDS 1 2023


CDS 2 2022


CDS 1 2022


CDS 2 2021


CDS 1 2021


CDS 2 2020


CDS 1 2020


CDS 2 2019


CDS 1 2019


CDS 2 2018


CDS 1 2018


CDS 2 2017


CDS 1 2017


CDS Preparation Tips

The Combined Defence Services (CDS) examination is one of the most sought-after examinations for candidates who have graduated and are willing to join the Indian Armed Forces. The highly competitive CDS exam necessitates consistent preparation. The CDS preparation steps that each aspirant must take are as follows:

  • Candidates must download and carefully read the CDS syllabus.
  • Study every topic outlined in the CDS syllabus PDF. Do not left out any topic
  • Refer to the CDS books recommended by experts.
  • Buy practice and mock test papers to assess your preparation level
  • CDS previous year papers must be practised to know which topics are given high weightage in the examination.
  • Do prepare for the exam consistently.

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CDS result PDF is released by UPSC on the official website. The marks obtained by candidates are released after the declaration of the final result. CDS scorecard for non-qualified candidates is also released provided they have opted for it. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long is the gap between the CDS result and the SSB interview?

Within one or two months of the result announcement, the SSB Interview for the CDS exam is held.

What is the expected release date for the CDS 1 2023 result?

The CDS 1 2023 exam is scheduled to be conducted on April 16, 2023. The result date for the same has not been announced, however, it is likely that the result will be announced in May 2023.

What is the CDS 1 Cut Off 2022?

Interested students can find the CDS 1 cutoff 2022 in the table below:


Written Exam

Final Score










OTA (Men)



OTA (Women)



Do I need to obtain the required minimum scores in each subject for the CDS written exam?

Yes, in order to pass the CDS written exam, candidates must receive the minimum required marks (20%) in each subject.

Am I eligible for the CDS 2 exam if I did not clear the CDS 1 exam?

Yes, candidates who failed the CDS 1 exam are permitted to take the CDS 2 exam. Both papers are entirely distinct from one another and have no bearing on the candidate's eligibility.