CDS Cut Off 2019
Supriya Kumari, 07 Jan 2019, #CDS

CDS Cut off 2019 - The cut off of CDS is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates have to secure to qualify the exam and become eligible for next round of selection process i.e. Services Selection Board (SSB). As per the notification, candidates have to score minimum percent in each subject in written exam to qualify CDS Cut off 2019 minimum cut off to be eligible for the next round of exam. Based on the analysis of previous year CDS 1 cut off, candidates who had scored a minimum of 20% in each subject has been declared qualified and called for an SSB Interview. 

CDS Cut off 2019 marks of written test for IMA, INA and IFA are calculated out of the total score of 300 while for OTA (Men & Women) it is calculated out of 200 marks. UPSC CDS 2019 cut off will be released separately for CDS written exam and SSB Interview where candidates will have to secure qualifying marks in each stage. CDS Cut off 2019 for final selection will be based on the combined score of written and SSB Interview. Based on the final cut off score, examination authority, UPSC will prepare the all India merit list where candidates will be called for training in a respective academy based on their choice/preference. CDS 1 cut off for written exam will be released in December 2019. Read this article below to know the stages of CDS Cut off 2019.


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CDS Cut off 2019 Dates

 Events

Dates

CDS 2019 written exam

February 3, 2019

CDS Result for written exam

March 2019

CDS Cut off 2019 for written exam

December 2019

CDS SSB Interview 2019

August - September 2019

Declaration of CDS 2 Final Result 2019

November 2019

CDS Cut off 2019 for final selection

December 2019

CDS Cut off 2019 – Important Factors
The cut off of CDS exam is based on some factors which affect the cut off. Factors that affect CDS cut off 2019 are given below:

  • Total number of vacancies

  • No. of candidates appearing for the exam

  • Difficulty level of exam

Is there any negative marking in CDS 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 cut off 2019 for written test will be 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 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 1 exam will be released in December 2019. 


Previous Years CDS cut off
Candidates can check previous years CDS 1 and 2 cut off score of written test and from the table given below.

CDS cut off 2017 (Written Exam)

Academy

CDS 1

CDS 2

 

Aggregate marks of last qualified candidates*

IMA

125

120

INA

118

111

AFA

144

135

OTA (Men)

82

86

OTA (Women)

82

86

CDS cut off 2016 (Written Exam)

Academy

CDS 1

CDS 2

 

Aggregate marks of last qualified candidates*

IMA

72

105

INA

63

90

AFA

123

135

OTA (Men)

68

72

OTA (Women)

68

72

 

CDS cut off 2015 (Written Exam)

Academy

CDS 1

CDS 2

 

Aggregate marks of last qualified candidates*

IMA

102

105 (35%)

INA

99

99 (33%)

AFA

129

138 (46%)

OTA (Men)

86

84 (42%)

OTA (Women)

86

84 (42%)

CDS cut off 2014 (Written Exam)

Academy

CDS 1

CDS 2

 

Aggregate marks of last qualified candidates*

IMA

99

99 marks (i.e. 33%)

INA

99

93 marks (i.e. 31%)

IFA

129

129 marks (i.e. 43%)

OTA (Men)

78

86 marks (i.e. 43%)

OTA (Women)

78

86 marks (i.e. 43%)

What is SSB Interview?
The cut-off score of final selection is the marks secured by candidates in written as well as the Services Selection Board (SSB). The final selection process includes 2 stages. Stage 1 comprises of 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 the 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 cut off 2017 (Final)

Academy

CDS 1

CDS 2

 

Marks of Last recommended candidate

IMA

249

244

INA

241

237

IFA

268

260

OTA (Men)

163

167

OTA (Women)

164

171

CDS cut off 2016 (Final)

Academy

CDS 1

CDS 2

 

Marks of Last recommended candidate

IMA

214

227

INA

217

225

IFA

249

258

OTA (Men)

150

157

OTA (Women)

157

159

CDS cut off 2015 (Final)

Academy

CDS 1

CDS 2

 

Marks of Last recommended candidate

IMA

225

227

INA

225

227

IFA

264

269

OTA (Men)

168

16

OTA (Women)

172

170

CDS Cut off 2014 (Final)

Academy

CDS 1

CDS 2

 

Marks of Last recommended candidate

IMA

224

225

INA

224

206

IFA

257

256

OTA (Men)

268

154

OTA (Women)

170

152

CDS Cut off 2013 (Final)

Academy

CDS 1

CDS 2

 

Marks of Last recommended candidate

IMA

225

231

INA

206

231

IFA

256

266

OTA (Men)

154

158

OTA (Women)

152

160


CDS Result 2019
The result of the CDS 2019 for written exam will be released in March. Candidates will have to obtain minimum qualifying marks in written exam to be eligible for next round of selection process. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for SSB Interview. Candidates who qualify the written test and SSB interview will be sent for medical examination after the merit list will be prepared by the examination authority based on the total marks secured by candidates. 

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