CDS Cut Off 2019
Supriya Kumari, 21 Sep 2019, #CDS

CDS Cut off 2019 - Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) releases CDS 2019 cut off for the written exam as well as for final selection. Candidates can check here the expected cut off of CDS 2019 examination for the exam held on September 8, 2019. The CDS Cut off 2019 is the minimum qualifying marks prescribed by the examination authority that candidates need to secure to qualify the exam and become eligible for next round of selection process i.e. Services Selection Board (SSB). UPSC releases CDS 2019 cut off separately for Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Officer’s Training Academy. As per the notification, candidates have to score minimum percentage in each subject in written exam to qualify CDS Cut off 2019 minimum cut off. As per previous year CDS cutoff analysis, candidates scoring a minimum of 20% in each subject has been declared qualified in the written exam and called for an SSB Interview of CDS exam.

Latest - CDS Result 2019 (II) Declared!

The calculation marks for written exam of CDS 2 2019 Cut off for IMA, INA and IFA are done out of 300 while for OTA (Men & Women) it is calculated out of 200 marks. UPSC CDS 2019 cutoff is released first for CDS written exam followed by SSB Interview. CDS Cut off 2019 for final selection is prepared on the basis of the combined score of written exam and SSB Interview. Based on the final CDS 2019 cut off score, examination authority, UPSC will release the all India merit list. Shortlisted candidates as per final merit list are called for training in a respective academy based on their choice/preference. CDS 2 Cutoff for written exam will be released after the declaration of the final result. CDS exam is scheduled to be held on September 8, 2019 in three shifts. For more details regarding Cut off and exam analysis of CDS 2019 read complete article given below.

Candidates can also check CDS 2 Exam Analysis 2019 Here


CDS Expected Cut off 2019 for Written Exam

Academy

CDS II

AFA

132 - 135 marks

IMA

114 - 16 marks

INA

103 - 105 marks

OTA (Men)

84 - 86 marks

OTA (Women)

83 - 84 marks

CDS Cut off 2019 – Important Factors

To determine the cut off of CDS 2019, following factors are taken into consideration which affects CDS 2019 Cut off. Factors that affect CDS cut off 2019 are given below:

  • Number of candidates appearing for the exam

  • Difficulty level of exam

  • Total number of vacancies

Is there any negative marking in CDS 2 exam?

Yes, there is negative marking in CDS written exam. Each question of CDS exam carries 4 options out of which only 1 option is correct. Candidates who choose the wrong answer will be deducted 0.33 marks for each incorrect answer. However, if a question is left unanswered there will be no negative marking.

CDS Cut off 2019 for Written exam

The cut off score of CDS written exam is the qualifying marks secured by candidates to become eligible for Services Selection Board (SSB). CDS Cutoff 2019 for written test is the aggregate marks scored by last qualified candidates as per their category. As per the analysis of CDS last years cut off candidates have to score minimum of 20 percent in each subject in written exam to be eligible for CDS 2019. CDS Cut off 2019 for written test for IMA, INA and IFA is calculated out of the total score of 300. The cut off score for OTA (Men & Women) is calculated out of 200. The Final cut off of CDS 2 exam will be released in July 2020.

CDS Expected Cut off 2019 for Written Exam

Previous Years CDS Cut off

Candidates can check previous years CDS 1 cut off analysis and cut off, score of written test and from the table given below.

CDS 2018 Cut off for Written Exam

Academy

CDS II

CDS I

Aggregate marks of last qualified candidates*

AFA

131 marks

138

IMA

116 marks

118

INA

102 marks

98

OTA (Men)

80 marks

69

OTA (Women)

80 marks

69

CDS Cutoff 2017 (Written Exam)

Academy

CDS II

CDS I


Aggregate marks of last qualified candidates*

AFA

135

144

IMA

120

125

INA

111

118

OTA (Men)

86

82

OTA (Women)

86

82

CDS Cut off 2016 (Written Exam)

Academy

CDS II

CDS I


Aggregate marks of last qualified candidates*

AFA

135

123

IMA

105

72

INA

90

63

OTA (Men)

72

68

OTA (Women)

72

68

What is SSB Interview in CDS?

Exam conducting authority recruits the candidates for CDS SSB interview stage On the basis of CDS cut off 2019 marks. SSB interview is two stage selection process. Stage 1 comprises Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests and picture perception. Only those candidates who qualify at stage 1 will be admitted to the stage 2 whereas the remaining will have to return. Stage 2 comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference which is conducted for four days.

CDS Cut off 2019 for Final Selection

The final selection marks are the marks of last recommended candidate according to the post. After adding the marks of written as well as final selection marks the all India merit list is prepared for admission to the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (IFA) and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA). The final CDS cut off 2019 will be released in December.

CDS Final Cut off 2018

Academy

CDS II

CDS I

Marks of last recommended candidate

AFA

253

279

IMA

242

240

INA

228

225

OTA (Men)

162

154

OTA (Women)

163

150

CDS cutoff 2017 (Final)

Academy

CDS II

CDS I


Marks of Last recommended candidate

AFA

260

268

IMA

244

249

INA

237

241

OTA (Women)

171

164

OTA (Men)

167

163

CDS Cut off 2016 (Final)

Academy

CDS II

CDS I


Marks of Last recommended candidate

IMA

227

214

INA

225

217

IFA

258

249

OTA (Men)

157

150

OTA (Women)

159

157

CDS Answer Key 2019

The answer key CDS written exam will be released after the final recruitment of the exam. Though some coaching institutes release the answer key after the exam. With the help of answer key candidates can check to calculate the number of marks obtained by then in the exam. CDS answer key consist of all the correct answer of the questions asked in the exam.

CDS Result 2019

The result of the CDS II 2019 for written exam will be announced after the exam. Candidates have to obtain minimum qualifying marks in written exam to be eligible for the next round of selection process. Based on CDS 2019 cut off candidates will be shortlisted to appear for SSB Interview. Candidates who qualify the written test and SSB interview are sent for medical examination after the merit list is prepared by the examination authority based on the total marks secured by candidates.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CDS Cut Off 2019

Question: How can I check the official cut off scores?

Answer:

The official cut off scores is published by the examination authority on its official website. You will be able to check the cut off marks in the form of PDF wherein you will find the category wise cut off scores.

Question: What if I secure the qualifying marks and fail to secure the cut off score by 1 mark?

Answer:

To pass the exam, you will have to secure both qualifying marks as well as the minimum cut off scores

Question: How different are the cut off marks from the qualifying marks?

Answer:

The qualifying marks are mentioned in the notification of the exam which states that candidates who will secure the minimum qualifying marks will only be considered further to compete for the cut off. However, the cut off marks are determined after the conclusion of the exam depending on the number of appeared candidates, vacancies and level of the exam.

Question: How can i calculate my marks through answer key in CDS exam ?

Answer:

Candidates who will appear in CDS exam can check the unofficial CDS Answer Key 2019 by various institutes. Though final answer key to calculate the marks will be released by authority after declaration of result.

Question: What is cut off of CDS 2018 ?

Answer:

Candidates can check below mentioned table to check CDS II cut off 2018

CDS 2018 Levels

Minimum qualifying

marks in each Subject

CDS II 2018 Cutoff 

CDS II 2018 Final Cutoff

IMA

20 marks (i.e. 20%

116 marks (i.e. 38.67%) 

242

INA

20 marks (i.e. 20%

102 marks (i.e. 34%

228

AFA

20 marks (i.e. 20%

131 marks (i.e. 43.67%

253

OTA (Men) 

20 marks (i.e. 20%

80 marks (i.e. 40%)

162

OTA (Women) 

20 marks (i.e. 20%

80 marks (i.e. 40%)

163

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Hello Shubham,

I regret to inform you that with Biology in 10+2 you are not eligible for an officer  which is a technical post.However, you can become a doctor in Armed force, for this you need to appear for NEET and get good rank.The admission done under AFMC.You can also pursue B.sc Nursing in military as you have studied Biology in 10+2.You can only become an officer(technical post) if you have studied Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in 10+2.

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