CDS Cut Off 2018
Supriya Kumari, 17 Nov 2018, #CDS

CDS Cut off 2018 – 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 for the exam. Based on the analysis of previous year CDS 2 cut off, candidates who had scored a minimum of 20% in each subject has been declared qualified and called for an SSB Interview. 

The CDS cut off marks of written test for IMA, INA and IFA are calculated out of total score of 300 while for OTA (Men & Women) it is calculated out of 200. UPSC CDS Cut off 2018 will be released separately for CDS  written exam and SSB Interview and candidates have to secure qualifying marks in each stage. The final cut off score of CDS will be based on the combined score of written and SSB test. Based on the final cut off score examination authority will prepare the all India merit list and candidates will be called for training in a respective academy based on their choice/preference. CDS 2 cut off for written exam will be released in May, 2019. 

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UPSC CDS Cut off 2018 Dates

 Events

Dates

CDS 2 Exam Date 2018

November 18, 2018

CDS 2 Written Exam Result 2018

January 2019

CDS 2 Cut off 2018

May 2019

CDS 2 SSB Interview

February/March 2019

CDS 2 Final Cut off

May 2019

Declaration of CDS 2 Final Result 2018

May 2019

CDS Cut off 2018 – Important Factors

The cut off of CDS exam is based on some factors. The factors that affect the cut off of CDS are given below:

  • Total number of vacancies

  • No. of candidates appearing for the exam

  • Difficulty level of exam

CDS Cut off of Written Exam 2018

The cut off score of CDS written test is the qualifying marks secured by candidates to become eligible for Services Selection Board (SSB) for next round of selection procedure i.e. Personality cum Psychometric tests and Intelligence Interview. The cut off of CDS 2018 for written test will be the aggregate marks scored by last qualified candidates as per their category. As per analysis of CDS last year cut off candidates have to score minimum 20 percent in each subject in written exam to be eligible for CDS 2018. The CDS cut off marks of written test for IMA, INA and IFA is calculated out of total score of 300. The cut off score for OTA (Men & Women) is calculated out of 200. Final cut off of CDS 2 exam will be released in May, 2019.

UPSC CDS Cutoff 2018 - Expected

Candidates can check expected cutoff of CDS 2 exam which is based on the analysis of last cutoffs.

Courses

CDS Written Cutoff

CDS Final Cutoff

IMA

105- 130

225 - 250

INA

90- 120

115- 240

AFA

135 - 140

258- 275

OTA (Women)

70-90

155-170

OTA(Men)

70-90

158-175

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.

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 Test)

Academy

CDS 1 (Aggregate marks of last qualified candidates)

IMA

125

INA

118

AFA

144

OTA (Men)

82

OTA (Women)

82

CDS cut off 2016 (Written Test)

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 Test)

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 Test)

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%)

CDS cut off 2013 (Written Test)

Academy

CDS 1

CDS 2

 

Aggregate marks of last qualified candidates*

IMA

102

111 marks (i.e. 37%)

INA

75

111 marks (i.e. 37%)

IFA

129

135 marks (i.e. 45%)

OTA (Men)

72

76 marks (i.e. 38%)

OTA (Women)

72

76 marks (i.e. 38%)

What is SSB Interview?

The cut-off score of final selection is the marks secured by candidates in written as well as 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 of Final Selection 2018: The final selection marks is the marks of last recommended candidate according to the post. After adding the marks of written as well as finial 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 cut off of CDS 2018 will be released in May. 

CDS Previous Years Final Cut off

Academy

CDS 1 (Marks of Last recommended candidate)

IMA

249

INA

241

AFA

268

OTA (Men)

163

OTA (Women)

164

 

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 2018

The result of the CDS 2 exam will be declared in December. Candidates who obtain minimum qualifying marks in written exam will be called by Service Selection Board (SSB) for psychological aptitude test, intelligence test and 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.

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