CDS Result 2018
Supriya Kumari, 17 Nov 2018, #CDS

CDS Result 2018Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release the result of Combined Defence Exam (CDS 2) in January, 2019. CDS Result 2018 will be released in two stages - written result followed by final result. Candidates will have to secure minimum qualifying marks in the written exam as fixed by the Commission. CDS Result will be released in pdf format with the roll numbers of qualified candidates. Candidates who qualify written exam will be eligible to appear for SSB Interview for Psychological Aptitude Test and intelligence Test. The final CDS 2 result will be announced in May, 2019. On the basis of marks obtained in written exam and SSB Interview, UPSC will prepare all India merit list. Candidates will be offered admission to Indian Military Academy (IMA Dehradun), Indian Naval Academy (INA Ezhimala), and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA Chennai) based on their ranks in the merit list. Read below for more details on how to check CDS result 2018, dates and calculation of scores.


NOTE: UPSC has announced the final result of CDS 1 on November 9, candidates can check their CDS 1 result by clicking the link below.
 CDS 1 Final Result- Click Here

CDS Result Dates 2018

CDS 2 Exam Date 2018

November 18, 2018

CDS 2 Written Exam Result 2018

January 2019

CDS 2 Cut off 2018

January 2019

CDS 2 SSB Interview

February-March, 2018

CDS 2 Final Cut off

May 2019

Declaration of CDS 2 Final Result 2018

May 2019 

Candidates can check below the steps to download CDS 2018 result.

Steps to Check CDS Result

  • Candidates need to click on the official link of UPSC - http://www.upsc.gov.in/ 

  • The page will redirect to the ‘CDS 2 result of written exam’ (link will be provided on this page)

  • The result PDF file will open in a new page

  • Press Ctrl+F to search your roll numbers

  • Download and save the result file

To check CDS 2 Result 2018 of written exam – Click Here (Link will be activated once it is released)

CDS Result 2018 of Written Exam


UPSC will release CDS result 2018 of written exam for candidates who secure qualifying marks in the exam. UPSC CDS result of the written exam is calculated out of 300 for admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy whereas the result of Officers’ Training Academy will be determined out of 200. According to previous years’ analysis, the minimum qualifying percentage in each subject – English, General Knowledge and Elementary Mathematics is 20. However, the qualifying percentage might vary this year.


How to calculate CDS Result 2018 for written exam?

As per the marking scheme provided by UPSC, the marks obtained by the candidates in English, Elementary Mathematics and General Knowledge will be calculated out of 300 marks for IMA, INA and AFA. For the candidates who have applied for OTA, the marks will be calculated out of 200 marks. 0.33 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer from the total marks.


What is SSB Interview?


SSB interview consists of two stages. Stage 1 comprises Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests and picture perception. Candidates qualifying this stage are shortlisted for further rounds of SSB Interview. Stage 2 comprises Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. Candidates who qualify all the rounds of SSB Interview are recommended for admission to respective academies provided they are found medically fit.

CDS Final Result 2018/Merit List


The final CDS result 2018 is calculated based on the marks secured by candidates in written exam and SSB Interview. Candidates have to secure qualifying marks separately in written exam and SSB Interview to be considered for all India merit list. The qualifying marks are decided by UPSC based on the marks of last recommended candidates. Final selection for the respective academies will be done in the order of merit subjected to medical fitness, number of vacancies and preferences.

How CDS 2018 final result will be calculated?

CDS Final Result = Marks obtained in written exam + marks obtained in SSB Interview

CDS Cut off 2018

UPSC will release the cutoff of CDS exam for written exam and final. The cutoff for written exam is the aggregate marks of last qualified candidate. Candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks in the written test are eligible to appear for the stage 2 exam.The final CDS cutoff for respective academies is decided based on the marks of last recommended candidates in written exam and SSB Interview. Candidates can check CDS 2 expected cutoff below which is based on CDS previous years’ cutoff analysis. 

CDS Expected Cutoff 2018

Courses

CDS Written Cutoff

CDS Final Cutoff

AFA

135 - 140

258- 275

IMA

105- 130

225 - 250

INA

90- 120

115- 240

OTA(Men)

70-90

158-175

OTA (Women)

70-90

155-170

CDS 2 2017 Cutoff

Marks     of last qualified candidate

                

                

Course

            

Written Result


Final Result

            

Minimum qualifying marks in each Subject

Minimum aggregate marks of last qualified candidate

            

Marks     of last recommended candidate

            

IMA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

            

120 marks (i.e. 40%)

            

244

            

INA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

            

111 marks (i.e. 37%)

            

237

            

AFA

    

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

            

135 marks (i.e. 45%)

            

260

            

OTA (Men)

            

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

            

86 marks (i.e. 43%)

            

167

            

OTA (Women)

            

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

            

86 marks (i.e. 43%)

            

171

            

CDS 2 Cutoff 2016

 

Written Exam Result

Final Result

 

Academy

Qualifying Marks in Each Subject

Aggregate Marks of Last Qualified Candidate

Marks of Last Recommended Candidate

IMA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

105 marks (i.e. 35%)

227

INA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

90 marks (i.e. 30%)

225

AFA

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

135 marks (i.e. 45%)

258

OTA (Men)

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

72 marks (i.e. 36%)

157

OTA (Women)

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

72 marks (i.e. 36%)

159

CDS Answer Key 2018

The answer key of CDS written exam will be released by coaching institutes like Cavalier, Baalnoi Academy. Candidates will be able to check the unofficial answer key of CDS 2 exam subject-wise for Mathematics, English and General Knowledge. The official answer key of CDS 2 exam will be released in February.  

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