CDS Cutoff 2020- Union Public Service Commission has released official CDS cut off for 2019 exam on February 6, 2020 in online mode. Applicants should note that there is change in cut off of CDS for paper II, earlier it was 20 % but now it is reduced to 10%. Along with releasing cut off of CDS commission has also released the marks all the candidates. Prior to this leading Coaching Institute has released unofficial CDS 2020 cut off after the conclusion of exam on February 2 in online mode. The expected cut off of CDS 2020 is released separately category wise. Though Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release official CDS cut off 2020 after completion of selection process. CDS 2020 Cut off is the minimum qualifying marks prescribed by the examination authority that candidates need to secure to be eligible for next round of selection process. As per the cut off CDS 2020 candidates scoring a minimum of 20% in each subject will be declared qualified in the written exam and further will be called for an SSB Interview. UPSC releases CDS cutoff 2020 separately for Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Officer’s Training Academy. Read complete article to know more stage wise minimum qualifying marks for written and SSB of Combined Defence Service exam.Latest - CDS (1) 2019 Official cut off released- Download Here
CDS (1) 2019 Marks of finally recommend candidates - Download Here
Unofficial CDS Answer Key 2020 out on February 2CDS 2020 exam will be conducted in offline mode across India. The calculation marks for written exam of CDS 2020 Cut off for IMA, INA and IFA are calculated out of 300 while for OTA (Men & Women) it is calculated out of 200 marks. UPSC CDS cutoff is released first for the written exam followed by SSB Interview. CDS 2020 Cutoff for final selection will be prepared on the basis of the combined score of written exam and SSB Interview. Based on the final CDS cut off score, UPSC will release all India merit list. shortlisted candidates as per final merit list will be called for training in a respective academy based on their choice/preference.
Subject to a minimum of 20 % marks in Paper-I, 10% marks in Paper-II & 20% marks in Paper-III
132 - 135 marks
114 - 16 marks
103 - 105 marks
84 - 86 marks
83 - 84 marks
Applicants can check the important dates of CDS 2020 in below mentioned table:
CDS Admit card release date
January 9, 2020
February 2, 2020
November 08, 2020
Step 1: Link for the cut off of CDS 2020 will be provided above on this page
Step 2: Download expected CDS 2020 cutoff pdf
Step 3: Check category wise CDS cut off
Step 4: Save the file for future reference
Exam conducting authorities releases two types of the cutoff of CDS 2020.
1- CDS cut off of written
2- Final CDS cut off
1- CDS written cutoff
Applicants should note that 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 2020 for written test is the aggregate marks scored by last qualified candidates as per their category. As per the analysis of CDS cutoff candidates have to score minimum of 20 percent in each subject in written exam to be eligible for CDS 2020. It is to be noted that CDS 2020 Cutoff for written test for IMA, INA and IFA is calculated out of the total score of 300. The cutoff score for OTA (Men & Women) is calculated out of 200.
Candidates who qualify the written exam will be eligible to appear for SSB interview process. UPSC will declare the final CDS cut off after the declaration of final result.
To determine the cutoff of CDS 2020, following factors are taken into consideration. Factors that affect CDS cutoff 2020 are given below:
1. Number of candidates appearing for the exam
2. Difficulty level of exam
3. Total number of vacancies
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.
Candidates can check previous years CDS cut off analysis and cutoff, score of written test and from the table given below.
CDS 2018 Cut off for Written Exam
Aggregate marks of last qualified candidates*
CDS Cut off 2017 (Written Exam)
CDS Cut off 2016 (Written Exam)
Exam conducting authority recruits the candidates for CDS SSB interview stage On the basis of CDS cut off 2020 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.
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
Marks of last recommended candidate
Marks of Last recommended candidate
Applicants can note that the official answer key CDS 2020 for 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 CDS 2020 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.
UPSC will announced the result of the CDS 2020 for written exam two month after commencement of exam. Candidates have to obtain minimum qualifying marks in written exam to be eligible for the next round of selection process. Based on CDS 2020 cutoff 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.
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.
To pass the exam, you will have to secure both qualifying marks as well as the minimum cut off scores
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.
Candidates who will appear in CDS exam can check the unofficial CDS Answer Key 2020 by various institutes. Though final answer key to calculate the marks will be released by authority after declaration of result.
Candidates can check below mentioned table to check CDS II cut off 2018
CDS 2018 Levels
marks in each Subject
CDS II 2018 Cutoff
CDS II 2018 Final Cutoff
20 marks (i.e. 20%
116 marks (i.e. 38.67%)
102 marks (i.e. 34%
131 marks (i.e. 43.67%
80 marks (i.e. 40%)
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There is no boundaries in your subjects. If you are graduated from a recognized university then it is enough for CDS. For some fields engineering is compulsory. You can check details here
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Yes, you are eligible to appear in CDS. But you are only eligible to join Indian Military Academy(IMA), Airforce Academy(AFA), officer's training academy(OTA) as the eligibility criteria to join in any of these academy is that a candidate must have passed bachelor's degree.For Indian Naval Academy a candidate must have passed bachelor's in Engineering.
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