CDS Result 2018

CDS Result 2018 – CDS 2 result of written exam will be released by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in December, 2018. CDS 2 2018 will be conducted on November 18, 2018. Candidates securing minimum qualifying marks in the written exam as fixed by the Commission 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.


CDS Result Dates 2018

CDS 2 Exam Date 2018

November 18, 2018

CDS 2 Written Exam Result 2018

December, 2018

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 link ‘CDS 2 result of written exam’ to be provided on this page

  • The result PDF file will open in 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 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 CDS 2 Result 2018 of written exam will be calculated?

  • For each correct answer in English and General Knowledge, candidates will score 1.2 marks while 0.33 marks will be deducted for wrong answer

  • Candidates for correct answer in Elementary Mathematics will get 1 marks while 0.33 marks will be deducted for incorrect answer

Total marks of written exam = Number of correct answer – Number of incorrect answer.

Calculation of Score


No. of questions X marks per questions


Negative Marking


120 X 1.2




0.33 for each wrong answer


100 X 1



120 X 1.2


What is SSB Interview?

SSB interview consists of two stages. The Stage 1 comprises Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests and picture perception. Candidates qualifying this stage are shortlisted for further rounds of SSB Interview. The 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 is 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

The cut off of CDS is released by UPSC. CDS cutoff is announced for written stage 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 below previous years’ CDS cutoff.

CDS 2 Cutoff 2016


Written Exam Result

Final Result



Qualifying Marks in Each Subject

Aggregate Marks of Last Qualified Candidate

Marks of Last Recommended Candidate


20 marks (i.e. 20%)

105 marks (i.e. 35%)



20 marks (i.e. 20%)

90 marks (i.e. 30%)



20 marks (i.e. 20%)

135 marks (i.e. 45%)


OTA (Men)

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

72 marks (i.e. 36%)


OTA (Women)

20 marks (i.e. 20%)

72 marks (i.e. 36%)




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